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NSF Hits Ceiling on Graduate Fellowships

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Science  08 Apr 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6026, pp. 162
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6026.162-b

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Two years ago, President Barack Obama proposed a 5-year tripling of the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) most prestigious awards for graduate students, to 3000 by 2013, as part of his promise to train more scientists and engineers. But instead of continuing to move toward that goal, NSF expects to hold the number of fellows steady next year at 2000.