Author Archives: FASEB

FASEB awarded $1.2 million grant to continue and expand diversity program

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has been awarded a $1.2 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The funds will continue the support of the diversity outreach, professional development, and mentoring activities of the Federation’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Senate Approves First 2017 Spending Bill; Appropriations Committee Passes Funding Legislation for Agriculture Research and the National Science Foundation; Negotiations Continue on Medical Innovations Bill; Agencies Receive Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Instructions Work on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget continued on Capitol Hill as spending bills supporting funding for agriculture and veterans research and… Read More »

Group Seeks Input on Cell Authentication

Submitted by Global Biological Standards Institute The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of biomedical research by advocating best practices and standards,  seeks input from researchers in surveys on cell culture and research antibody authentication. Founded and directed by scientists, GBSI’s mission and goals have become increasingly prominent… 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 »

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 »

FASEB Encourages Science Community to Contact Congress in Support of Increased Research Funding

By Meghan McCabe The appropriations committees have begun the process of determining fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding levels for federal agencies, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) issued an e-action alert, urging advocates to contact their representatives in support of the organization’s FY 2016 funding recommendations. Individual member requests are a… Read More »

House Science Committee Reviews NSF Proposed Budget

By Meghan McCabe The House Science Committee Research and Technology Subcommittee on February 26 held a hearing to review the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request. Subcommittee chairwoman and freshman member Barbara Comstock (R-VA) set a positive tone for the hearing in her opening remarks. She strongly endorsed basic research and… Read More »