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Rep. Fattah Participates in Science Research Hearing, Announces $2.1 Million in Grants for Drexel and Penn

March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies (CJS) which oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, today announced $2,139,971 in grants from the Foundation to science and medical researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The grant announcement followed Fattah’s participation this morning in a CJS subcommittee hearing on National Science Foundation funding for the next year. NSF provides grants that relate to one of Congressman Fattah’s top priorities: neuroscience research. Fattah has been taking the lead in Congress on neuroscience.

The Fattah initiative, written into law last fall, raises neuroscience as a national research priority and directs the White House to coordinate all federal research efforts from NSF and other agencies for Alzheimer’s disease, concussions, learning disabilities, other brain injuries and brain disease.

The 11 National Science Foundation grants that Fattah is announcing today include two to Drexel, for $909,984 and one to Penn, for $400,000 in the Faculty Early Career Development program, known as CAREER. This program supports junior faculty, especially women and under-represented minorities, who set the standard as outstanding teacher-scholars and researchers.

The new grants include four additional grants to Drexel researchers for $503,117 and four awards to Penn researchers for $326,870.

For details on all 11 grants, click here.

SOURCE Office of Congressman Fattah

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