Category Archives: Funding

House Subcommittee Members Voice Bipartisan Support for NSF at Budget Hearing

House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee members voiced support and concern on June 7 for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. At a hearing on the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request, Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson (R-TX) affirmed his support for NSF and his wish to ensure that the U.S. continues… Read More »

NIH Updates Plans to Enhance Stewardship of Federal Funds

In response to extensive stakeholder feedback to its release in May of preliminary plans for a new policy designed to optimize distribution of grant funds across the research community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) introduced an updated strategy for consideration by the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) during its meeting on June 8.… Read More »

FASEB President Criticizes Proposed Cuts in Federal Research Funding

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD, authored an op-ed piece published on June 2 critical of the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget cuts in science research funding. Appearing in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in his native Indiana, Dr. Freeze made the case for continued federal support in… Read More »

Trump Budget: How scientists can fight proposed cuts to NIH

The Trump Administration fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposed deep cuts in funding for the federal science agencies. Congress is in the process of considering the President’s request and the effects it will have on the country. FASEB hosted a webinar outlining ways that the scientific community could prevent the cuts proposed in the Trump budget.… Read More »

Special Report: President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

The White House Office of Management and Budget on May 23 released the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal. Titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the budget balances over ten years, reduces the debt as a percentage of GDP to the lowest level since 2010, and increases funding for defense by cutting… Read More »

FASEB Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittees

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on May 12 submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; and on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The testimony, drawn from the annual FASEB federal funding report, provided the subcommittees with FASEB’s fiscal… Read More »

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 »