Science: Bigger & Better U.S. Science

Shortly before he died, Franklin Roosevelt asked Dr. Vannevar Bush to blueprint a new deal for U.S. science. Last week the chief of the wartime scientific high command dropped his blueprint on President Truman's desk. The plan, drafted by Dr. Bush and four committees composed of leading U.S. scientists, would require the Federal Government to spend some $122,500,000 a year to support basic scientific research and the education of young scientists.

Their plan:

¶Government grants, amounting eventually to $90,000,000 a year,* to universities, medical schools and research institutes for long-range research.

¶Federal science scholarships for 6,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students each year.†


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