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NSF Funding Threat: Frontiers of Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act

06/16/2014

As many U.S. members of 4S are aware, a bill currently under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives would alter basic structures of the National Science Foundation and set specific budgets for each directorate. At the request of President Gary Downey, this message is intended to inform 4S members of several key features of the bill. 

The Frontiers of Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act (FIRST) (H.R. 4186.IH) is sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (Republican-Indiana),... (...more)