A few people are taking notice: with the sequester, science funding is faltering… badly.
Well, Jim Lantry decided to do something about it. He started a SuperPAC to lobby for science and science funding.
Not being a political insider, the difference between PAC and SuperPAC is lost on me (or, maybe it’s just laziness).
In case you want to look it up, there’s more info on an article here.
He does note the exodus of researchers from the US to other countries as funding becomes more and more scarce, and decries the situation. Instead of complaining, he decided to take matters into his own hands. That’s good. More of us need to do that, or the situation will not improve.
Meanwhile, back at home, if you haven’t done anything to polish up your grant writing skills lately, it’s time. Sign up for the Backdoor to Funding report and get info about my Grant Dynamo 2.0 course next time I open it up, here.