May 1, 2008
Robert Gropp, AIBS director of public policy, and Nadine Lymn, public affairs director of the Ecological Society of America, teamed together to analyze the fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget request for biological and ecological sciences programs in the federal government.
The analysis, which appears as a chapter in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Report XXXIII: Research and Development FY 2009, offers insights into recent federal policy initiatives that affect federal funding for the biological sciences. The chapter analyzes recent funding patterns and policy directions of six federal agencies that administer intramural and extramural research programs for the biological sciences: the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the US Geological Survey. To keep up to date on federal budget developments, visit the AIBS public policy Web site (www.aibs.org/public-policy) or sign up to receive free, biweekly public policy reports (www.aibs.org/public-policy-signup).