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How Much Will Sequestration Affect U.S. Science Funding?

Sequestration is slated to take effect on Friday, March 1st, unless a compromise is reached. Here's what you need to know about how it affects science funding.

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According to USA Today the reductions include "[A]cross-the-board spending cuts totaling $85 billion spread across federal agencies. The sequestration's $1.6 billion cut to NIH, the world's leading medical grant agency, translates into a 5.1% cut to medical research, hurting new research grants in particular." (from Dan Vergano)

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