Category Archives: Funding

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 »

NIH Announces New Plans to Optimize Distribution of Grant Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) unveiled on May 2 plans for a new policy designed to optimize distribution of grant funds across the research community. It will be implemented later this year. In a teleconference, Dr. Larry Tabak, DDS, PhD, the agency’s Principal Deputy Director,  noted that several key grants policy changes were put… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill Including Funding Increases for Research Agencies; President’s Budget Proposal Expected in Late May; Senators Advocate for the National Institutes of Health It took three “continuing resolutions,” protracted negotiations over nearly a year, and the threat of a government shutdown, but Congress finally approved an omnibus appropriations bill (HR 244) seven months after… Read More »

FASEB Releases Toolkit for Scientists to Advocate in Conjunction with the March for Science

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has developed a toolkit designed specifically for scientists to help them become strong advocates for increased funding for federal science agencies. This toolkit arrives in time to provide scientists with information to promote the fiscal year (FY) 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which will be up for… Read More »

Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The briefing will be held from noon… Read More »

Up-to-date data on science funding in your state and district

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on the federal investment in research in states and districts in the United States. The factsheets, which specify local funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy, now contain data from fiscal… Read More »

FASEB urges Congress to reject the Trump administration budget blueprint

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) strongly opposes the proposed $5.8 billion (nearly 20 percent) reduction in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB calls on Congress to ensure that this budget proposal is not enacted into law. “The… Read More »