Federal funding for basic research at universities and colleges essentially unchanged in FY 2012

Lab work According to a new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF), federal funding for basic research performed at universities and colleges decreased 0.3 percent between fiscal years (FYs) 2011 and 2012.Three broad fields of science in basic research performed at universities and colleges declined between FY 2011 and FY 2012. Computer sciences and mathematics decreased $75 million, life sciences decreased $55 million, ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132580&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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