Tag Archives: National Science Foundation

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 »

FASEB supports Senate follow-up to America COMPETES Act

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) voiced its support for legislation approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on June 29 entitled the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA). The bill, spearheaded by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) as the Senate’s effort to follow-up the America COMPETES… Read More »

FASEB urges Congress to pass spending bills, thanks President

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and its member societies issued a letter on September 30 urging Congress to pass an FY 2016 funding bill that includes increases for scientific research. Earlier this year, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved legislation to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)… Read More »