I don't remember what I ate last night
but I can spout off obscure rules to all sorts of game like nobody's business!
While we're on Government Grant, we've had some spirited discussion on how to play the event.
I think you have to build the research station in the city the player is in, and you don't need THAT city card. Everyone else thinks you can build a station ANYWHERE at the cost of a card, whether a player is there or not.
Well, nobody, but 'everyone else' is closer. You can build it in any city on the board, and the only cost is the Government Grant event card. You do not have to discard any city card. It's a great event near the beginning of the game!