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After Fall, Research Funding on Rebound

The flow of federal research funding to Brown University is only now starting to recover from the 2013 federal sequestration. As a result of the sequester, the total pool of research funds at the University decreased by 13.7 percent between 2013 and 2014, said Vice President for Research David Savitz, but funding for new research proposals in the first half of fiscal year 2015 is up significantly — about 30 percent — from 2014.

Funding Cuts Forcing Young Scientists into Other Careers

Unfortunately, stories of the negative impacts of funding cuts on scientific research are nothing new. However, one consequence not often focused on is how these cuts are forcing talented young scientists into other careers.