THE FIFTH QUARTER
- US scientists rally around call for seven per cent. Macilwain, Colin // Nature;3/6/1997, Vol. 386 Issue 6620, p7
Reports on the joint call by professional societies of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians for a budget increase of around seven percent for research in all United States federal government science-funding agencies. The reason the biomedical researchers did not join; The effort's origin...
- Russian researchers mount funding protest. // Nature;10/9/1997, Vol. 389 Issue 6651, p536
Notes that about 250 scientists picketed Russia's House of Government in October, 1997 to demand funding for science be increased. Details of protests.
- Rankled by Republicans Proposing R&D boost, Clinton Touts Science as Economic Stimulus in Budget. Goodwin, Irwin // Physics Today;Feb98, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p55
Reports on rumors that United States President Bill Clinton was about to take advantage of the sharply reduced federal deficit to adopt an activist agenda toward research and development (R&D) in his second term. Connection to the National Medals of Science and Technology. Fiscal...
- `EU programme should increase support for social sciences.' Dickson, David // Nature;4/10/1997, Vol. 386 Issue 6625, p527
Discusses the role of the social sciences in the European Union's fifth Framework program for research, due to start in 1999. The suggestion to use the types of strategies that have been applied to the natural sciences; Comments from Edith Cresson, European commissioner for research.
- EU research ministers lean on Brussels. Dickson, David; Abbott, Alison // Nature;3/20/1997, Vol. 386 Issue 6622, p205
Reports on the pressure being applied by the member states of the European Union on the European Commission in regards to research projects funded by the fifth Framework program. The demand for a reduction of the proposed emphasis on untargeted generic and basic research; The location of the...
- Land of the rising yen aims to catch up with the west. Hadfield, Peter // New Scientist;01/11/97, Vol. 153 Issue 2064, p6
Focuses on the Japanese parliament's approval of a budget increase for research and development through the year 2000. Organizational reforms for universities and other publicly funded laboratories; Complaints about the allotment of too much money on molecular biology and genetics at the expense...
- Agreement likely on Framework budget. Abbott, Alison // Nature;1/1/1998, Vol. 391 Issue 6662, p3
Reports that the European Parliament in December, 1997, approved the European Union's fifth Framework research program (FP5). Budget; Problems about structure of program; Possible plans to simplify management and concentrate resources; Changes in distribution of funds; Role of the Parliament;...
- Australian policy review backs huge cuts in research funding. Pockley, Peter // Nature;8/7/1997, Vol. 388 Issue 6642, p509
Looks at an attack on research funding in a Australian government-commissioned report on reforming policy on industry. The suggestion to slash government funding for the country's 65 Cooperative Research Centres (CRC); Details about the report by David Mortimer, chief executive of the transport...
- UK science spend `not sensible'. Loder, Natasha // Nature;4/27/2000, Vol. 404 Issue 6781, p909
Cites a report on science spending by the British government. Report from a House of Commons select committee on science and technology; Sources of funding on fundamental science research.