What the 'FIRST' Science Funding Bill Would Mean for Private Philanthropy

Legislation labeled the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act might seem at first glance to be a good omen for federal science funding. But the research spending bill amounts to a tighter leash on the NSF along with deep cuts, particularly to social and behavioral sciences. It could mean an all-hands-on-deck alert for private science funders.

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