FYI is an objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.

There was considerable discussion this year about the National Science Foundation’s grant practices.  There were three developments in December of note:

22 Dec 2014

FYI’s review of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle is complete.  See Latest Congressional Budget Action - FY 2015 for appropriations outcomes for federal science agency and department programs providing significant support for physical sciences and STEM education.

Congress and the Obama Administration crafted the FY 2015 budgets under very tight constraints.  Total discretionary spending rose just 0.2 percent over last year.

18 Dec 2014