Thursday, January 5, 2017

University of Oregon’s federal research funding in doubt - The Register-Guard

The University of Oregon is awaiting the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in the new year with a disconcerting level of uncertainty about his plans for federal funding of research. The UO relies on about $100 million a year in federal grants out of $700 million in total annual revenues.​ The money from federal agencies, including the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation, mostly goes toward paying UO research staff members’ salaries. Trump is hard to read when it comes to science. On the campaign trail, he repeatedly said the idea of climate change is a hoax and childhood vaccinations cause autism.

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