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March 27th, 2007

The science raid is under way

The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council says top-slicing 29m from its budget for this year means it will have to cut 52 research grants worth roughly 14m. It will also have to abandon plans to fund four extra ideas factories - workshops to think about new ways of approaching research projects - saving it 6.5m, and will cut 5m worth of planned investment in new equipment for nanotechnology. The EPSRC will also withdraw an offer of 3.5m to contribute to the construction of the Diamond Synchrotron light source.


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