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America's Leaning Ivory Tower

The Measurement of and Response to Concentration of Federal Funding for Academic Research

Authors: Wu, Yonghong

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  • Improves understanding of inequity issues in federal funding for academic research
  • Develops new measures of geographical concentration of federal funding for academic research
  • Examines effectiveness of EPSCoR programs on building scientists' research capacity and enhancing states' research competitiveness 
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This book will expand the body of literature on capacity-building in science and improve public understanding of the issues regarding geographical concentration of federal research funding.  The federal government has been the primary sponsor of academic research in the U.S., and the peer-review system has been the primary mechanism for distributing federal government funding for research among universities. The peer-review system ensures the production of the best science by funding the most capable researchers in the country. As a result, federal research funding has been concentrated in high-capacity states where many of the most capable researchers reside. Despite official action - such as the implementation of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which targets low capacity jurisdictions for federal funding - the amount of resources going to each state for research is highly uneven. This book provides recommendations on how to improve policy design and program implementation for better research capacity-building outcomes. The book lends itself to a wide audience, as it does not focus entirely on high-level statistical analysis, but will have specific appeal to researchers in science policy, federal budgeting and higher education policy.     

About the authors

Dr. Yonghong Wu is the Director of International Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His fields of specialization include state and local public finance, and science and technology policy. Dr. Wu’s research has focused on state and local fiscal policy-making and public finance issues in science and technology policy arena.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
America's Leaning Ivory Tower
Book Subtitle
The Measurement of and Response to Concentration of Federal Funding for Academic Research
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18704-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18704-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18703-3
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 141
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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