Tag Archives: research grants

NSF Committee Discusses Grant Portfolio and Interdisciplinary Research

The Advisory Committee for the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently received an update about a new agency-wide portfolio analysis tool, grant mechanisms, and interdisciplinary research projects. During sessions held at NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA on April 25 and 26, visiting committee members heard from agency staff about ongoing… Read More »

FASEB launches survey on shared research resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Responses are requested from resource users and providers in the United States by March 2. The questions in this 10-15 minutes survey focus on the following topics: (1) resource utilization and unmet needs; (2) the role… 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 »

Council considers strategies to strengthen NIH peer review

On September 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council met to discuss key issues for peer review—and the NIH grant application and award process more broadly—as the agency plans for FY 2017 and beyond. Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, NIH Principal Deputy Director, reviewed the current status of the… Read More »

Pilot NIH grant pre-application could lead to lengthier approval process, warns FASEB

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) raised concerns this week about a proposed pilot program that would tack on additional steps to the grant process for some applicants at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The recommendation, which appeared in a draft report by the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) grant review,… Read More »

FASEB Releases Factsheets of Federal Science Funding by District

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced the release of new factsheets summarizing current federal science funding in more than 350 congressional districts, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, FASEB has also released new summary factsheets reflecting the total federal investments in states with… 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 »