Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Possible budget slash could be detrimental to University research - Luke Cooper, Daily Illini

The National Science Foundation a federal agency serving to “advance the progress of science,” is one of the University’s largest sources for research funding. In the 2015 fiscal year, the University reported that the foundation provided $132 million of funding for school research, which is more than any other federal agency. The financial plans for the NSF in the Trump administration’s 62-page blueprint is unclear. The document makes no reference to the agency, although the NSF could be associated with a vague single line which says “other agencies.” The unknown agencies that constitute this clause are subject to a 10 percent cut in their previous funding for 2017. With the amount of funding received by the University, a 10 percent slash to the agency’s $7.5 billion portfolio could be detrimental to the school’s research across many scientific fields. http://dailyillini.com/news/2017/04/06/possible-budget-slash-detrimental-university-research/

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