US researchers impacted by third-longest federal government shutdown in history

January 9, 2019

Researchers in the United States who rely on national agencies such as the National Science Foundation for grant funding and other supports are being impacted by the federal shutdown in the country, reports Campus Technology. “While our universities and researchers do receive some funding from non-U.S. government sources,” explained Jennifer Poulakidas of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, “the overwhelming majority of the funding that our scientists compete for and receive is from the federal government.” In addition to the halt of research funding, Inside Higher Ed reports that the prolonged shutdown has paused peer-review committees, disrupted travel and conference plans, stalled collaborations, and reduced data availability.

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