President Trump shared the third budget request to the Congress, demanding the financial cutting for the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation in the United States of America provides the funding to most of the non medical research programs and the agencies conducting the research. Also, he proposed the closure of the Energy Department program that funds speculative technologies, which are financially risky for private investors. The proposed budget cut is about $1 billion in the third budget request made by President Trump in Congress.
Not just the National Science Foundation, but the president has proposed a 1.4 percent budget cut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) than 2019 budget. The budget proposal for 2020 will have the $7.1 billion for the National Science Foundation than the $8.1 Billion allotted in 2019 budget. NSD provides a quarter of its funds to Federal grants for researchers in the field of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and social sciences. The contribution of the NSF is huge in the American Science industry, as 236 Nobel prizes were won by the researchers who got funded by the National Science Foundation in the United States of America. With the 12% Cut of $1 billion, the foundation will face severe problems with funding more science research projects.
The budget cut for NASA is severe as it does not provide sufficient money for its new space telescope WFIRST. The WFIRST telescope is being made for studying the dark matter by studying distant planets. Not just the science, but the National Institute for Health will be crippled after proposed Budget cuts are sanctioned. President Trump has offered $4.5 billion in budget cuts. With this proposal for 2020 Fiscal budget of the United States of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is quite angry with the decision and the proposal of budget cuts for science research.