@AAAS says likely industry won’t fill funding gaps if federal funding for R&D is cut

“The evidence suggests limits to industry’s willingness to fund R&D vacated by the federal government, should Congress go along with the White House’s budget plans.” https://www.aaas.org/news/new-brief-could-industry-fill-gaps-following-federal-rd-cuts

For academic and basic research, which underlies much of the translational, clinical, and practical innovation in the world, this funding loss could be a heavy blow. In a time when much of university funding comes from grants rather than sustained government (usually state) support or tuition, researchers like me rely more and more on grants from government agencies.


Posted: November 1, 2017


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