By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Committee on Smithsonian Scientific Research
This file assesses even if the Smithsonian establishment should still proceed to obtain direct federal appropriations for its clinical learn courses or if this investment could be transferred to a peer-reviewed application open to all researchers in one other business enterprise. The file concludes that the nationwide Museum of average historical past, the nationwide Zoological Park, and the Smithsonian middle for fabrics learn and schooling in Suitland should still stay exempt from having to compete for federal learn cash simply because they make targeted contributions to the medical and museum groups. 3 different Smithsonian study courses may still proceed to obtain federal investment due to the fact that they're acting technological know-how of the very best quality and already compete for a lot in their executive learn cash.
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Sources of government contracts received by NMNH curators in FY 2001 were NASA, NSF,2 DOC, DOD, DOI, USDA, and the US Fish and 1Figures on research budgets were provided by SI. guidance (NSF Circular 108) stated a policy that SI research staff who are federal employees are ineligible to apply for NSF research funds. Although this policy is apparently no longer in NSF’s current grant policy manual, it is apparently still adhered to by many NSF program managers, so that the application of this rule is applied unevenly across NSF Directorates.
CRC’s management of researchers and research programs is also comparable with that in other major zoological institutions and universities. Hiring practices are open and competitive, and external review of researchers occurs every 3-5 years (recently changed from every 5-7 years). External review of the research programs has taken place less often, but has occurred twice in the last 10 years (1993 and 2001). Review committees examined research and other activities at CRC and considered the future potential of the programs.
The remaining appropriated funds were expended on education and exhibits, administration, facilities, and security (Figure 2–4). Of the federal appropriation for research, 74% was spent on salaries and benefits. An equivalent of 27 of the 35 senior scientists’ salaries4 is paid by federal appropriations. 4 million from extramural grants and contracts, gifts, and other trust funds. STRI research staff were awarded competitive grants by NSF, NIH, NASA, DOD, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and private foundations, such as Andrew W.