|Topic:||Funding Smithsonian Scientific Research|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Life Sciences
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Committee on Smithsonian Scientific Research
Thursday, October 31, 2002 -- 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 -- 10:00 a.m.
B308 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Funding Smithsonian Scientific Research
A new National Academies' report examines the extent to which Smithsonian scientists should compete for government funding. In particular, it looks at whether the institution's research is sufficiently unique to justify direct government funding, or whether some of that research money should be made available to outside scientists via a competitive, peer-reviewed grant process.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 31, 2002 and can be found online, in its entirety, through the Web site of the National Academies Press.