Agency: NSF

Silencing Science Tracker

Agency: NSF

2018-02-12 NSF Program Cuts Proposed for FY19 NSF Budget Cuts Climate, Other

The Trump administration’s FY2019 budget proposes cuts to a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) programs, including a 56% reduction in the NSF account that supports the construction of research platforms and the acquisition of scientific instruments.

2017-12 “Climate Change” Omitted from NSF Funding Applications NSF Self-Censorship Climate

NSF funded 40% fewer grants containing the words “climate change” in 2017, compared to 2016, with scientists apparently engaging in “self-censorship” and using alternative terms (e.g., “extreme weather”).

2017-05-23 NSF’s FY18 Budget Cut by Trump Administration NSF Budget Cuts Climate, Other

The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget proposed a 10% cut funding in for NSF climate and environmental research programs. This is expected to lead to 800 fewer awards to universities and other institution in 2018 compared to 2017.