Metascience

How can we change the incentives and funding structures within science to produce more breakthrough research?

The U.S. federal government is the single largest source of science funding in the world. Despite how much we’re spending, we know surprisingly little about how the structures, incentives, and organizational models within science impact the results we get.

We need more experimentation and diversification in the way the U.S. government funds cutting-edge science. And we need to do a better job of funding young and talented scientists to work on their most ambitious, highest expected value ideas.

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Heidi Williams Joins IFP as Director of Science Policy
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June 27th 2022
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Expanding Pathways for Career Research Scientists in Academia
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June 2nd 2022
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Introducing the Endless Frontier Fellowship
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April 14th 2022
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Piloting and Evaluating NSF Science Lottery Grants: A Roadmap to Improving Research Funding Efficiencies and Proposal Diversity
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February 2nd 2022
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Progress Is a Policy Choice
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January 20th 2022
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Fund Organizations, Not Projects: Diversifying America’s Innovation Ecosystem with a Portfolio of Independent Research Organizations
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January 19th 2022
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Creating a Public System of National Laboratory Schools
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January 19th 2022
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Improving Graduate-Student Mentorship by Investing in Traineeship Grants
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January 14th 2022
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Broadening the Knowledge Economy through Independent Scholarship
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January 14th 2022