A new report by the National Science Board suggests that the U.S. federal government remains the largest funder of academic research and development and that health, biological, and biomedical research at academic institutions continue to be the largest beneficiary of federal research funds.
President Biden issued an Executive Order on September 13 to expand the maximum size of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 26 to 32 members. Last week, he announced the names of 30 panel members who would constitute the “most diverse PCAST in U.S. History.”
AIBS has joined a group of 41 scientific societies and higher education associations in asking lawmakers to provide support and legislation to assist students and scholars who have been displaced by the current crisis in Afghanistan.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) has issued a statement applauding the strong allocation for NSF provided by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in the budget reconciliation bill.
Emerging Pathogen Research Across the Americas - this international workshop series will explore how the international scientific community can study biodiversity in the changing landscape of international policy.
A group of scientific organizations and institutions, including AIBS, have called on congressional leadership to include the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 in legislation to bolster the U.S. research enterprise.
The Public Policy Report has been released. The report provides analysis and communication on important issues in the scientific community.
On September 9, 2021, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology approved $45 billion in research funding as part of a larger $3.5 trillion budget plan that Democratic lawmakers are looking to pass through the budget reconciliation process. The bill would make significant investments in climate research, national labs at the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued their annual science and technology (S&T) priorities memorandum on August 27. The document guides federal agency priority-setting in the coming budget cycle.
AIBS has joined 30 other scientific organizations in urging lawmakers to include provisions aimed at improving the retention of international STEM talent in legislation being crafted in response to the 2022 budget resolution and reconciliation instructions.