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Funding models not associated with better preventive care delivery
Female physicians, smaller patient loads and electronic reminders are associated with better delivery of preventive health care to patients, rather than the way in which primary care practices are funded, states an article in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2011-12-05)

Cell biologists hail stem cell decision
The American Society for Cell Biology applauds the decision of Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the National Institutes of Health guidelines on funding human embryonic stem cell research. Judge Lamberth agreed with the appeals court's finding that NIH can interpret the Dickey-Wicker amendment to allow federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells, but not on their derivation. (2011-07-28)

Spending wisely: ESF publishes first international peer review guide for funding research
The first international guidelines for peer reviewing research grants are published today by the European Science Foundation. The European Peer Review Guide outlines principles for the safeguarding of fairness and credibility in peer review as agreed by more than 30 of Europe's major research funders. (2011-04-28)

Government funding for synthetic biology on the rise
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center found that the US government has spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the US Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. (2010-06-08)

Barrow researchers receive more than $2 million in NIH grants for nicotine studies
Four scientists at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have been awarded more than $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to research the effects of nicotine and develop new tobacco-related drug therapies. (2010-01-22)

Federal government's share of university R&D funding drops to 60 percent
In fiscal year 2008, universities reported science and engineering research and development expenditures of $51.9 billion, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation. (2009-10-05)

American Chemical Society supports House increase in math, science funding
American Chemical Society President Thomas H. Lane, Ph.D., today praised the House of Representatives for supporting a $5 million increase in funding for the Education Department's Math and Science Partnership program which he called a (2009-07-24)

Innovation task force calls on Senate and President Obama to approve House-passed FY09 omnibus bill
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, representing America's business, academic and scientific communities, commends the House leadership, particularly Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Appropriations Chairman David Obey, for including crucial scientific investments in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. (2009-02-27)

The Science Coalition applauds House economic stimulus package proposal
The Science Coalition applauds the House for recognizing the vital need to include research funding in the economic stimulus and recovery efforts. Funding for targeted federal research programs will have the immediate impact of creating jobs and stimulating economic activity in communities across the country. This is an example that we hope the Senate will eventually follow. (2009-01-15)

St. Baldrick's Foundation announces $330,000 funding of scholar at Case Western Reserve
St. Baldrick's Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded $330,000 to fund Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as a St. Baldrick's Scholar for three years. St. Baldrick's began as a challenge between friends, and has exploded into the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research. (2008-10-24)

Universities detail declines in federal R&D funding for science and engineering fields
Federal funding of academic science and engineering research and development failed to outpace inflation for the second year in a row, according to recently released fiscal year 2007 data from the National Science Foundation. (2008-08-21)

Terrorism risk determines homeland security spending
A new study reveals that measures of terrorism risk, not political influence or party affiliation, affect funding. (2008-06-05)

DFG introduces Reinhart Koselleck Projects
Up to 1.25 million euros for outstanding researchers with especially innovative projects. (2008-02-07)

Canadian Parliamentarians' attitudes toward health research
A survey of Canadian Parliamentarians reveals that most are poorly informed about health research activities, benefits and costs in Canada. (2007-10-22)

Australian medical researchers join top-ranking European research groups
Internationally renowned Australian researchers working in the areas of malaria, gene mapping, musculoskeletal disorders and microbiology have been awarded $1.8 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council to join forces with leading research teams from the European Union. (2007-02-26)

ANU medical research attracts major funding
Health and medical experts at the Australian National University will be able to pursue a range of vital research projects thanks to new Commonwealth Funding totalling more than $13.5 million. (2006-10-16)

DFG receives 261 draft proposals for the second round of the Excellence Initiative
Commitment of universities in the competition for funding remains undiminished. (2006-09-22)

Patients' groups should declare pharmaceutical company funding
In the interest of full transparency, patients' groups should declare all sources of funding prominently, states an Editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-06-29)

Funding right through to the prototype
DFG plans to strengthen cooperation between science and business. (2006-06-06)

Rutgers physicist earns prestigious Sloan Foundation research fellowship
Rutgers physicist Emil Yuzbashyan has received a prestigious Sloan Foundation research fellowship, which provides $45,000 in broad-based research funding over the next two years. Yuzbashyan, who joined Rutgers in 2004, is studying properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero - the point where all motion ceases. Atoms at these temperatures interact with each other in unusual ways; understanding those interactions could promote powerful new technologies such as quantum computing and superconductivity. (2006-03-30)

Is society losing control of the medical research agenda?
Is society losing control of the medical research agenda? - ask experts in a study published online by the BMJ today (17 March 2006). (2006-03-16)

'Schengen' for the humanities and social sciences
The DFG has agreed to joint funding schemes with its British and Russian partner organisations. (2005-11-15)

Research Australia welcomes NEMIC shift to community-driven health and medical research
Research Australia welcomes the changes announced by NHMRC to its strategy and structure and supports the organisation's overall goal of a better fit between community needs and national health priorities. (2005-09-13)

General assembly of the DFG welcomes the excellence initiative
The General Assembly of the DFG (German Research Foundation) has welcomed the final agreement and commitment by the German federal government and the states to fund top-level research at German universities by means of an 'Excellence Initiative.' (2005-07-12)

State Ben Franklin funding awarded to PSU nanotechnology project
Penn State's Nanotechnology Research and Commercialization project has been awarded $3.5 million from Pennsylvania's Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) to support nanotechnology education, research and commercialization. (2004-10-19)

Center for biosecurity at UPMC analyzes funding for U.S. government biodefense
The Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has released a summary and analysis of government spending over the past four years, as well as spending levels projected for 2005. This report is the first comprehensive accounting of post-September 11th biodefense spending by the U.S. government. The article appears in the June 2004 issue of Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. (2004-06-24)

Information note: PPARC funding of the linear collider
Recent articles in The Sunday Times [23 November 2003] and Research Fortnight [26 November 2003] stated that the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council [PPARC] has received £700M from government for the Linear Collider, the next generation particle physics accelerator. This statement is incorrect. (2003-11-26)

Johns Hopkins first in AIDS NIH funding for FY 00
It's been 20 years since the first mysterious reports of HIV/AIDS infections, and researchers at John Hopkins continue their quest to better understand and cure this deadly disease. For the first time, Hopkins is the top earner of AIDS research funding from the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2000. (2001-05-31)

Inequity of funding for elderly 'national disgrace'
In a letter in this week's BMJ, the presidents of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London and the president of the British Geriatrics Society conclude that the inequity of resources across the UK for funding the needs of the elderly is a (2000-03-30)

Future Of Medical Research Funding To Be Focus Of Congressional Briefing
A new report outlining alternative funding sources for medical research will be released at a congressional briefing on May 25. The report will suggest funding options and models that can be used in conjunction with the current appropriations process to secure sustained, long-term funding for medical research. (1999-05-19)

Projected Cuts To Federal R&D Fail To Materialze In FY 1997 -- AAAS Analysis Shows Most R&D Programs Losing Ground To Inflation
Congress departed from the cuts projected in its FY 1997 budget resolution and approved appropriations providing a 4.1 percent increase for R&D for FY 1997. Nevertheless, a preliminary analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) indicates that the increase only begins to make up ground lost in the previous three years to spending cuts and inflation (1996-10-06)

Alaska's R&D Programs Face Unprecedented Cuts Under Proposed Federal Budget Plans
Alaska's dependence upon federal funding for research may be significantly impacted under proposed reductions to federal R&D programs, according to a new report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1996-09-20)

Reductions Forecast For Science Funding
The latest budget proposals from the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee would reduce funding for nondefense R&D programs by about 25 percent by 2002, according to a new analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (1996-05-16)

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