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Confirming a report from last year on NIH funding, the journal Science now reports figures from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) showing that federal support for academic research, in real terms, has dropped for 2 years running.
It's the first time that has happened in NSF's 35-year record-keeping history, according to a new report from its Science Resources Statistics division (NSF 08-320).The accompanying graph paints the same picture (duh!):
Wich reinforces my sentiment from June, that it's currently not worthwhile for a European scientist to apply for faculty jobs in the US.
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