via amit saini . For comparison, the NIH budget is ~ 5x that of NSF, so the price tag for nearly all federally funded medical research in the US is $100/person.
Originally shared by Sheril Kirshenbaum
Research funded by the National Science Foundation has brought numerous innovations which have paved the way for entire new industries that have created millions of new jobs. Chief among them, the Internet, which the foundation helped to develop. Cuts are necessary, but stemming the very activities that drive innovation and ultimately boost the economy seems like the wrong way to get back on track.