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Explore the most recent news about AIBS's initiatives, programs, resources, and events.

Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2020

CNSF Letter on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

We are writing to urge you to provide the highest possible fiscal year (FY) 2021 allocation for the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees, at least equal to the FY 2020 allocation and sufficient to fully fund the basic and applied research programs in the CJS portfolio.
Bullet events, workshops · Mar 10, 2020

Writing for Impact and Influence

AIBS offers this professional development program designed to help scientists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message.
Bullet action-alerts, policy · Mar 05, 2020

Ask Your Representatives to Support Investment in NSF

Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year 2021. Please show your support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by asking your Representative to sign a letter in support of funding the agency at $9 billion in 2021.

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Bullet announcements · Feb 21, 2020

AIBS Member Donates $13,000 to Support Graduate Student Leadership

An American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member has anonymously donated $13,000 to help endow the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award program. The award recognizes graduate students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential at the intersection of biology and science policy.

Bullet awards, policy · Feb 19, 2020

AIBS Recognizes Science Policy Leadership

Washington, DC - The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to announce that Corinn Rutkoski and Renee Collini have been selected as the 2020 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA) recipients. The EPPLA recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated leadership skills and an aptitude for future professional success working at the intersection of science and public policy.

Bullet policy · Feb 18, 2020

President’s Budget Cuts Science

The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2021 on February 10, 2020. The budget proposes large cuts for science for the fourth consecutive year. The $4.8 trillion budget framework calls for cuts to most federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).