FASEB Recommends Five Percent Increase for Federal Research Agencies in Fiscal Year 2016

By Jennifer Zeitzer The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released this week its annual funding report recommending increases of at least five percent annually over the next five years for several of the nation’s research agencies. “Investments in research have enhanced quality of life, developed novel treatments for devastating diseases, driven innovation,… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Budget Resolutions Uphold Spending Caps; Letters to Appropriations Committees Show Support for Science Agencies; FASEB Submits Testimony on Behalf of Energy and Agriculture Research Congress continued to make progress on establishing fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending priorities as the House and Senate Budget Committees released their respective budget resolutions. The budget resolution… Read More »

FASEB Releases FY 2014 NIH State Funding Factsheets

By Anne Deschamps The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released updated FY 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) State Factsheets. The redesigned factsheets display NIH funding levels for all states and their largest institutions. In addition, each factsheet displays support for clinical trials, training grants, and data on bioscience businesses, jobs,… Read More »

House Appropriations Subcommittee Reviews NSF Proposed Budget

By Meghan McCabe A House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science hearing on March 17 examined the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) proposed budget for fiscal year FY 2016. The proposed budget is $7.7 billion, a 5.2 percent increase over FY 2015. Chairman John Culberson (R-TX) opened the session by noting his strong support for… Read More »

National Postdoctoral Association Meeting Highlights Critical Role of Professional Societies

By Yvette Seger The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) thirteenth annual meeting, hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, March 13 to 15, 2015, included several sessions emphasizing opportunities available to postdoctoral scholars through professional society membership. This complemented the findings and recommendations of the December 2014 National Academies’ study, The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited, which called… Read More »

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Breakthroughs in Bioscience Series

By Anne Deschamps The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released the latest publication in its Breakthroughs in Bioscience series. “The Human Microbiome: Your Own Personal Ecosystem” explores the many microorganisms living in and on humans and how they affect health and disease. For more than three hundred years, scientists have observed,… Read More »

Symposium Focuses on Importance of Rare Diseases and NIH Funding

By Joseph Carey A recent symposium on “Treating Rare Diseases with Sugars” hosted by Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology Vice President for Science Policy Hud Freeze, PhD, focused on aging, immune function, and the development of diabetes. It also illustrated the need for sustainable funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The… Read More »