The announcement of the 2022 Nobel Prize winners has prompted calls for a long-term approach to funding basic research. “The annual awards are an invitation to the public to pause, celebrate and reflect on how scientific research benefits the world,” said Mary Woolley, president of the advocacy group Research!America. “[They] also highlight the importance of sustained federal investments in basic research as a catalyst for new discoveries.” Chemistry prize recipients Carolyn Bertozzi and Barry Sharpless both received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The NSF also supported physics winner Anton Zeilinger. To date, 172 NIH-supported researchers have received Nobel Prizes for medicine, chemistry, physics and economics, Research!America said.
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