Tag Archives: National Science Foundation

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Struggles with Decisions on Government Funding; Cures Legislation Passes House; FASEB-Led Effort Protects Funding for Research Grants Despite three weeks of negotiations, members of Congress are still no closer to reaching an agreement on how to fund the government once the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 9. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan… Read More »

NSF advisory committee discusses international research collaborations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering met at NSF headquarters on November 28–29 to discuss collaborations between American researchers and scientists around the globe. During the meeting, NSF Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) staff informed the committee about international programs and partnerships as well as the state… Read More »

FASEB advocacy webinar to explore next steps for research funding after election day

Congress returns to work next week for a “lame duck” session to finalize the fiscal year 2017 federal budget, including the proposed $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 from 2–3 p.m. (EST) for researchers,… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill Funding Government Through December; Legislators Return to the Campaign Trail; Busy Lame Duck Session Expected After November Elections After resolving a protracted dispute over resources to clean up the contaminated water supply in Flint, Michigan, Congress finally passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government operating beyond the start of fiscal… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases NSF-funded research

On September 20, a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staff and research advocates attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on developmental biology research. Jane Silverthorne, PhD, the Deputy Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences introduced the event, which featured the role of fundamental… Read More »

Save the date: Capitol Hill briefing on developmental biology

On Tuesday, September 20, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) will host an educational briefing on developmental biology research that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Developmental biology seeks to explore some of the most fundamental topics in the biological sciences, including the processes that give rise to complex tissues,… Read More »

FASEB supports NSF’s strategic plan

As the National Science Foundation (NSF) prepares to draft its next four-year strategic plan, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) urged the agency to continue its support for fundamental, investigator-initiated research and its efforts to streamline and harmonize operations at the Foundation. Both of these topics are major themes of the current… Read More »