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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)

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)

Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer launched on bladder cancer website
Bladder Cancer (BLC) is proud to announce the launch of the Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer (BCFA) on the BLC website. It is a free service that is part of a new suite of online features that have been designed to serve the needs of the bladder cancer research community. (2017-02-16)

Parkinson's Disease Funding Analyzer launched on Journal of Parkinson's Disease website
The Journal of Parkinson's Disease (JPD) is proud to announce the launch of the Parkinson's Disease Funding Analyzer on the JPD website. It is a free service that is part of a new suite of online features that have been designed to serve the needs of the Parkinson's disease research community. (2016-03-31)

Alzheimer funding analyzer launched on Journal of Alzheimer's Disease website
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) is proud to announce the launch of the Alzheimer's Funding Analyzer (AFA) on the JAD website. It is a free service that is part of a new suite of online features that have been designed to serve the needs of the Alzheimer disease (AD) research community. (2016-02-11)

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)

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)

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)

New board seeks expertise of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute director Professor Doug Hilton is one of eight people appointed to an expert advisory board created to guide priorities for the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund. (2016-04-04)

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)

NCRI data shows increase in cancer research funding following five years of growth
Analysis of the NCRI's 18 partner organizations shows that cancer research funders in the UK have increased their collective spend, for the first time spending over £700 million in the year 2018/19. This follows five years of spending increases and the highest level of funding since NCRI started collecting data in 2002. (2020-02-04)

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)

'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)

UVA School of Medicine sees huge increase in federal research funding
Federal funding for UVA's medical research surged from $101.2 million in 2015 to more than $126 million in 2016, according to new figures. (2017-01-26)

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)

UI research funding tops $400 million for fifth year
The University of Iowa topped $400 million in external research funding for the fifth consecutive year, fueled by gains in corporate, industry, and philanthropic funding that helped offset cutbacks in federal research funding amid tight budgets and the government-mandated sequestration. Total share of external funding for fiscal 2013 was $424 million, and researchers landed a record 2,130 grant and contract awards. (2013-07-11)

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)

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)

DFG welcomes Imboden Report on the Excellence Initiative
President Peter Strohschneider say the report is 'a clear call for targeted funding of top-level research at universities' and 'Sets the course for new federal-state initiative'. (2016-02-05)

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)

Health and social care changes 'paving way for fewer services' warn experts
Current reforms to health and social care services, and radical redesign of the local government finance system, may signal the end of the NHS and local government in England as we know them, warn experts in The BMJ today. (2017-09-27)

FASEB releases funding recommendations
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released funding recommendations for five of the nation's research agencies for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The proposed funding levels are presented in the annual report. 'Federal Funding for Biomedical and Related Life Sciences Research FY 2017.' (2016-03-01)

Align funding with innovations in health care to improve patient outcomes
To encourage innovation in health care, governments need to move away from current siloed funding to funding that encourages collaboration among providers in managing patients who need care in a variety of settings, argue the authors of an analysis in CMAJ. (2018-08-13)

Cost-effective and transparent spending promotes species recovery
Initiatives like the US Endangered Species Act have successfully prevented the extinction of many species worldwide. (2018-10-18)

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)

Survey shows breakthrough medical research relies heavily on NIH funding
A survey highlighting the correlation between today's cutting edge medical research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding was released today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, the preeminent medical meeting for physicians and scientists in hematology that draws more than 20,000 attendees from around the world. The survey, representing responses from 1,040 abstract presenters from the US and abroad, demonstrates how critical NIH funding has been to the success of science and medicine. (2012-12-10)

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)

FASEB releases new resource showing local impact by district of NIH-funded research
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has released a new series of factsheets ( describing the value of National Institutes of Health funding in congressional districts around the country. (2012-10-02)

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

Capital funding of health care in Canada is critical, yet declined in last 20 years
Capital funding of health care, used to build new hospitals, redesign or upgrade existing facilities and invest in new technologies, has declined in Canada over the last 20 years, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (2020-06-22)

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 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)

CardioScape: European Society of Cardiology & European Union to recommend transnational funding strategies for cardiovascular disease research
The Cardioscape project will conduct a survey of the European cardiovascular research landscape, identify funding gaps, highlight where coordination could be improved, and help prioritize future areas of research. (2012-11-21)

Performance-based funding in community colleges hinders success of at risk students
A new study from the University of Houston College of Education indicates that performance-based funding (PBF) for Texas community colleges could disproportionately penalize colleges that predominately serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds. (2015-01-16)

Could game theory optimize PPE stock management during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Could game theory optimize PPE stock management during the COVID-19 pandemic? (2021-02-01)

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)

$1 million to support manufacturing of COVID-19 treatments, vaccines at uOttawa, Ottawa Hospital
Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded $1,050,000 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support facilities for manufacturing innovative treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. (2020-11-09)

JAD's Alzheimer Funding Analyzer now includes Alzheimer's Association grants
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that its Alzheimer's Funding Analyzer (AFA) now includes all Alzheimer's Association (AA) grants in addition to grants from other funding bodies. AFA is a free service that is part of a suite of online features integrated into the JAD site to meet the needs of the Alzheimer disease (AD) research community. (2016-12-19)

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