Tag Archives: Research Funding

NSF BIO Directorate to Shift to “No-Deadline” Proposal Submission Process

On October 5, James Olds, PhD, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), issued a “Dear Colleague” letter notifying researchers of plans to implement a “no-deadline” format for receiving and reviewing proposals. The new format will be implemented in all four BIO divisions beginning with proposals submitted… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

National Academies of Science Requests Feedback on Two Studies

  The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has published calls for input regarding two of its ongoing projects. The goal of the first project, Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, is to explore strategies and policies at both the local and federal levels to better meet the education and career preparation… Read More »

Congressional hearings demonstrate bipartisan support for research funding

But appropriators express concern about mandatory funding in Obama proposals Two recent House Appropriations Committee hearings on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget requests for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) demonstrated bipartisan support for the nation’s research agencies. The enthusiasm for providing increases to NIH and NSF was… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Leaders Continue Budget Negotiations; Appropriations Committees Focus on Spending Bills; Congressional Champions Circulate Letters Requesting Increased Funding for Research Although congressional leaders were hoping that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations process would proceed smoothly following passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) last fall, it appears that not everyone got the memo. For… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Negotiations Continue on Omnibus Appropriations Bill; House Republicans Unite in Support of Increased Funding for Research Negotiations on the forthcoming fiscal year omnibus appropriations bill continued even as Congress left Washington for a week-long Thanksgiving break. On Monday, a House Appropriations Committee spokesperson said progress is being made and that the spending legislation will be… Read More »