Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Passes “Minibus” Appropriations Bill; Senate Committee Approves National Science Foundation Funding Bill; Congress Adjourns for Summer Break; FASEB Calls on Scientists to Push for Raising Spending Caps On July 27, in an attempt to keep the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations process moving forward, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Again… Read More »

Nature Commentary from NINDS and FASEB Leaders Outlines Ways to Improve Transparency at Scientific Meetings

In “Shake up conferences,” a commentary published August 10 in Nature, Shai D. Silberberg of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – along with NINDS and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) colleagues – advocate for greater transparency at scientific meetings, a key facet of promoting rigor and transparency in… Read More »

FASEB Responds to Request for Information on the Medical Scientist Training Program

On August 4, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) regarding training physician scientists through the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). The RFI sought input on a wide variety of topics related to four overarching… Read More »

New National Science Foundation Fact Sheet from FASEB

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has created a new factsheet, “The National Science Foundation: Fundamental Research Leads to Discovery.” The factsheet highlights the importance of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to basic science and includes graphics on NSF funding trends and overall funding sources for basic science research. Policy makers  need… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Committee Finishes Work on the 2018 Spending Bills; Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Measures; August Recess Delayed; Moderates Support Raising the Budget Caps House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) did not let lack of agreement on top-line funding levels interfere with his goal of completing the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bills in… Read More »

FASEB Releases New Videos Highlighting Advocacy and Membership Activities

A new video produced by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) provides an overview of the organization’s Capitol Hill Day. Held annually in the spring, Capitol Hill Day brings members of the FASEB Board of Directors and Science Policy Committee to Washington to meet with Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff to discuss… Read More »

FASEB Advocacy Slide Deck

At a time of uncertainty for research funding, FASEB has developed a new advocacy resource, the “Value of Federally Funded Biological Research.” This new slide deck illustrates how research improves the nation’s health, quality of life, and economy. Motivated by a request from the American Society for Human Genetics for a tool they could share… Read More »