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ESF Moves Toward Rebirth, But Change Worries Some

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Science  07 Jan 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6013, pp. 16
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6013.16

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2011 will likely see the end of the European Science Foundation (ESF), at least in its current form. After 37 years of funding researchers, organizing collaborations, and convening meetings across the continent, ESF is expected to transform into a lobbying and strategy organization. But even as the details continue to be worked out, some observers are lamenting the change, particularly as certain science academies may be excluded from the resulting body.