The Spanish government is postponing the awarding of some scientific program grants, including for the Ramon y Cajal program that is designed to encourage Spanish and foreign researchers to work in Spain, reports the Nature News Blog. In addition, travel grants have been reduced. The blog adds that "940 positions for scientists and lab technicians with a total spending of €104 million" are at stake.

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