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Editors: Christopher E. Raybin
Book Description:
From the time of Vannevar Bush and World War II, academic research has played a role in the nation's economy. Vannevar Bush, national science advisor to both Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, stated that major investments in research should be made to the nation's universities. His position was that the research capacity of colleges and universities was significantly important to long-term national interests. Currently, some Members of Congress have expressed concern about the health and competitiveness of U.S. colleges and universities, specifically research institutions. The nation's current economic situation, debt, and budget deficit are placing increased focus on cutting discretionary spending, the source of funding for U.S. academic research. This book examines federal support for academic research with a focus on funding physical sciences and engineering research; and the U.S. National Science Foundation. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Federal Support for Academic Research;pp. 1-26
(Christine M. Matthews)

An Analysis of Efforts to Double Federal Funding for Physical Sciences and Engineering Research;pp. 27-63
(John F. Sargent Jr.)

U.S. National Science Foundation: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR);pp. 65-81
(Christine M. Matthews)

Promoting Research and Development: The Government's Role, Remarks by Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at the conference, "New Building Blocks for Jobs and Economic Growth", Georgetown University;pp. 83-93

Federal Research: Information on the Government's Right to Assert Ownership Control over Federally Funded Inventions;pp. 95-116
(GAO)

Index

   Series:
      Scientific Revolutions - Vladimir N. Uversky (University of South Florida, USA), Series Editor
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 1st quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G) 122pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-706-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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