Category Archives: Funding

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress on Track to Pass A Budget Blueprint; Acting Secretary Named At Department of Health and Human Services Six months behind schedule, the House and Senate are moving forward on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget resolution. Congress typically passes an annual budget resolution in April to provide an overall fiscal blueprint and spending guidance… Read More »

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 »

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and The American Physiological Society Establish Hurricane Relief Funds

Over the span of weeks, U.S. coastal communities and neighboring island territories experienced back-to-back hurricanes of unprecedented strength. Starting in late August, Hurricane Harvey left large parts of Texas under water and thousands of residents without power. Weeks later, Hurricane Irma decimated multiple Caribbean territories and forced 6.3 million Florida residents to evacuate their homes.… 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 »

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 »