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NSF to Gain Funds From Smithsonian, Other Agencies?

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Science  07 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5549, pp. 2066
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5549.2066a

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Funding for three Smithsonian research centers would be transferred next year to the National Science Foundation (NSF) under a White House budget strategy aimed at rewarding agencies for their management prowess. Science has learned that the move is part of a proposed shift of roughly $120 million from several agencies to NSF. Parts of the $30 million water resources program at the U.S. Geological Survey and the $60 million university-based Sea Grant program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also be moved.