Volume 89 Issue 33 | p. 28
Issue Date: August 15, 2011

Revisiting Grant Reviews

Congress scrutinizes the merit process for awarding federal research grants
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Economy
Keywords: merit review, NSF

With federal research dollars on the decline, Congress is asking whether projects being funded by government agencies such as the National Science Foundation represent the best possible science.

During a hearing last month, members of the House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Research & Science Education sought to better understand the merit review process and called on witnesses from large research universities, the American Chemical Society, and NSF to testify . . .

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