NYSTAR Cuts Size of Faculty Development Grants to $500K in State Budget-Cutting Move
 
The New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, or NYSTAR, has cut the maximum amount it will give in Faculty Development grants to be awarded this fiscal year, from $750,000 to $500,000 — a reduction reflecting Gov. David Paterson’s order that all state agencies cut spending by 10 percent for the fiscal year that began April 1.
 

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