More Bang for the R&D Buck: Young Researchers & High-Risk Research

February 27, 2009, Noon -1:30 p.m.
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building


Warnings about the United States’ diminishing leadership in science and technology are familiar on Capitol Hill, and many experts advocate increased federal R&D funding to sustain America’s preeminence. However, a committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences maintains that higher funding alone is insufficient and calls for more attention to support for early-career faculty and for high-risk but potentially transformational research.

This briefing explored the value of increasing investment in these two key components of the science enterprise and the recommendations of the Academy’s report, Advancing Research in Science and Engineering (ARISE): Investing in Early-Career Scientists and High-Risk, High-Reward Research.


Glenn Ruskin
Director, Office of Public Affairs, American Chemical Society

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Featured Speakers

Kenneth Dill
Associate Dean of Research, University of California, San Francisco
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Robert Atkinson
President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
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Thomas Cech
President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Jeremy Berg
Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
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Jennifer Kohler
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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