FASEB releases updated resources and analyses: science funding and employment

Analyses show NIH grant funding improved in FY 2016; can the progress be maintained? The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on research funding trends for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the education and employment of biological and medical scientists. Analyses of NIH grant funding show increases… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Cabinet Nominees Confirmed; Appropriators Solicit Input on Spending Priorities from Other Members of Congress; Brief Trump Budget Expected in March After several all-night sessions over the last week, the Senate approved more of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. On February 10, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) confirmation as Secretary… Read More »

FASEB board member hosts congressional staff for lab tour

A Board member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) demonstrated how local advocacy makes a difference by hosting congressional staff on a tour of laboratory facilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). In late January, Luanne Kostelic, District Office Manager for Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), joined Hannah V. Carey, PhD, a… Read More »

FASEB urges NIH to maintain the integrity of its peer review system

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments supporting a strong, effective, and efficient peer review system to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on February 3. The NPRM sought to exempt important peer reviewer and peer referee information from public access under… Read More »

The National Academies host a workshop on mentoring in STEMM education

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions on February 9–10. Billed as an interactive conversation on “evidence-based practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) career pathways,” the workshop brought together a broad range… Read More »

Reminder: FASEB Survey on Shared Resources

Time is running short to participate in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) survey on shared research resources. The survey, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, closes on March 2. Responses will help inform FASEB’s recommendations, and summary results will be published in a survey report. Please share the survey link… Read More »

Closing soon: nominations for FASEB’s 2018 Excellence in Science Award

The nomination period for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s (FASEB’s) 2018 Excellence in Science Award is rapidly approaching. This award recognizes the career achievements of women in biological science whose outstanding scientific work has contributed significantly to furthering the understanding of a particular discipline. Women who are members of one or more… Read More »