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New Rules Shake Up System For Funding Basic Research

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Science  27 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5628, pp. 2027
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5628.2027

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A Nobel Prize to a "salaryman" has provided momentum for Japanese policy-makers to modernize the country's approach to funding science by allowing proposals from industrial scientists, paying for overhead, and increasing support for professional staffs.