ScienceWorksforUs, an initiative backed by the Science Coalition, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, aims to show how stimulus funding has affected research at American universities. By mousing over a state on the map, it shows the number of grants and dollar totals given to that state and clicking on it gives a list of institutions that received funds, sometimes with links to those institutions stimulus reporting page. At Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship, writedit adds, "The level of detail at the state level is nicely organized: total dollars and number of awards plus links to individual universities (the Web pages on which they report their ARRA awards and whatnot), a breakdown by funding agency (NIH, NSF, DoE), and more state- and university-specific news releases related to ARRA-funded research."
"This is the largest investment in science and research probably since Sputnik," Bill Andresen, president of The Science Coalition, tells Wired. "We think it's really important to tell this story in a thoughtful, useful way so that the public and policymakers can understand how it's being spent."