AAAS Details Shifting R&D Priorities in 2011 US Budget Proposal
Apr 20, 2010
Patrick Clemins, director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program, reported that President Barack Obama's 2011 budget proposal shows a slight decline in federal R&D from 2010 levels while also seeking to renew the historic federal role in the cutting-edge research that drives innovation and economic growth. During the briefing on Capitol Hill, Clemins detailed significant new investment in research on cancer and autism; science education and work force development; elements of a new US manufacturing strategy; and R&D in energy, defense, computing, and space science—with funding drawn away from long-time R&D priorities such as defense and homeland security. Read more and access the slide presentation from the briefing.