Today, a friend and collaborator of the Neurogenomics laboratory, Christin Glorioso, published an article in eLIFE about the state of science funding and academia as whole. She and her coauthors argue that the decrease in federal grant funding coupled with an increase in average age of grant recipients is pushing some of the best minds away from careers in academia. To combat this, they are working to build an advocacy community and for more science outreach. Congratulations to Christin and the Academics for the Future of Science organization!
“Communication is the key to collecting compelling stories from scientists and disseminating information about the state of science funding. As part of Academics for the Future of Science, we are working with local colleagues at MIT and the greater Boston area, as well as other organizations of scientists (such as Future of Research (www.futureofresearch.org), to modernize the way our community shares ideas about the uncertain future of science.”