Grants / research administration

Some HBCUs strive for R-1 status with record research dollars


Some historically Black colleges and universities experienced record research funding this fiscal year. It’s a hopeful sign to a group of HBCUs seeking R-1 status.

A group of students in lab coats conducting research at Howard University.

U.S. mandates immediate public access for taxpayer-funded research

White House mandates free, immediate public access to government-funded research. Many open-access advocates celebrate the decision, but some scholars wonder who will fund the policy.

Illustration of a female figure using bolt cutters to cut a padlock on a large birdcage. Inside the cage is a lightbulb, illustrating the concept of knowledge.

Shutdown deal doesn't mean end of uncertainty for research universities

Top officials at research institutions make case for long-term funding deal and say the effects of the shutdown will last for weeks or months.


Rice to investigate scholar in gene-editing case

University to investigate whether a physics and bioengineering professor was involved in a banned genome-editing procedure that allegedly produced the world's first genetically edited babies.


False statistic on sexual harassment at Baylor spreads, with help from media and Twitter

University seeks to contain (self-inflicted) damage from news article and report mistakenly asserting that more than half of students have been harassed by professors.


Education Department to revisit regulatory restrictions on religious colleges

Department offers few details in release of regulatory agenda, and some say review may be as much symbolic as substantive.


Making a case in the streets for federal support for science

Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.


2017 budget a would-be bonanza for higher ed -- but nonstarter in Congress

Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.


House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Bill to set spending targets for science agencies has modest overall increases, but cuts for social sciences and energy research.

Budget proposal includes increase in research funding

President Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes nearly across-the-board increases for research, with heavy focus on biomedical sciences, climate change, advanced manufacturing and STEM education.


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