While a Senate proposal will shrink the US National Science Foundation's 2012 by $162 million, it may give the agency some flexibility on how to spend that money, reports ScienceInsider. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to allot $6.7 billion to NSF for fiscal year 2012 and the lawmakers are considering allowing NSF to shift $100 million from its research budget to its facilities budget. "The shift, if adopted, would allow NSF to stay on schedule in building out the Ocean Observatories Initiative and begin major construction on the National Ecological Observatory Network," ScienceInsider notes.
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Sep 19, 2011