Science Cuts in Brazil Put Collaboration at Risk

Science Cuts in Brazil Put Collaboration at Risk

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Science Cuts in Brazil Put Collaboration at Risk

Science Cuts in Brazil Put Collaboration at Risk

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Strapped for cash after 3 years of austerity budgets, Brazilian scientists are bracing for an even harsher year ahead. The federal government is planning to slash science funding by nearly 40% in 2018, jeopardizing major projects including Brazil’s participation in world-class telescope facilities, ScienceInsider has learned.

Brazilian scientists were already reeling before the latest dispiriting news. This year, the science ministry absorbed a 44% budget decrease. Perennial cuts are “choking” institutes “to the point of endangering their existence,” says a manifesto released last week by 19 institutes managed by the federal science ministry based in Brasília. The money woes, they claim, are causing “irreversible damage” to institutions that are crucial to the nation’s economic recovery.

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July 17, 2017 at 10:03PM

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