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U.S. Must Invest in Emerging Scientists

Emerging scientists are increasingly leaving academe for far more lucrative jobs in industry, putting the future of the American biomedical research enterprise at risk, Dr. Kafui Dzirasa writes.

Tweet Prompts Calls for Change at NSF

A viral social media post sparked a conversation about how accessible the National Science Foundation’s prominent Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Equal Benefits for Postdocs

Postdocs on federal fellowships should receive equal benefits as peers, write Mallory R. Smith and Thomas P. Kimbis.

More Money for Pell Grants, Research

Federal budget boosts maximum Pell Grant and funding for student success grant programs. Colleges and universities also are set to receive more than $1.5 billion for projects in earmarks.

Not Business as Usual

Elsevier report on the pandemic-era research environment describes confidence gaps between scientists and the public—but also potential for increased engagement in science.

Not Just Chips

The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law last month, provides broad opportunities for higher education, Jeremy Greenwald Wolos and Steven C. Currall write.

Backlash to Dr. Leana Wen Talk on Backlash

Members object to American Public Health Association’s speaker invite to Dr. Leana Wen, revealing deep divisions in the field over the COVID-19 response.

A Retreat From China Collaborations in the Face of U.S. Scrutiny

About half of Chinese scientists at U.S. universities report concerns about being surveilled by the U.S. government. Survey finds evidence that fears about a China-focused Department of Justice initiative to combat trade-secret theft may be harming American science.