Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Almost Done; Science Agencies See Modest Gains
Peter Harsha at the Computing Research Association has the specifics at the CRA Government Affairs Blog. In the current conference agreement most of the science agencies are receiving increases over the previous fiscal year (not counting money from the economic stimulus package). Both the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will receive increases under this agreement that should keep them on track for doubling their research budgets. There is concern that this will not be the case with the President’s request for fiscal year 2011, though that request has yet to be released.