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Bullet policy · Jan 31, 2022

Latest Public Policy Report

The Public Policy Report has been released. The report provides analysis and communication on important issues in the scientific community.

Bullet policy · Jan 31, 2022

House Unveils Innovation Legislation

The U.S. House has released a broad innovation package that would make significant investments in the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
Bullet events, workshops · Jan 21, 2022

Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists

In response to the frustration that AIBS has heard from many graduate students, we have developed a program to help scientists hone and practice the skills needed to secure employment.
Bullet events, policy · Jan 21, 2022

2022 Virtual Advocacy Event

Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 25-29, 2022 for our Virtual Advocacy Event.

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Bullet policy · Jan 18, 2022

OSTP Issues Guidance on Research Security

A new guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy calls on agencies to draft uniform policies for scientists to disclose foreign sources of research funding.
Bullet policy · Jan 18, 2022

Latest Public Policy Report

The Public Policy Report has been released. The report provides analysis and communication on important issues in the scientific community.

Bullet bioscience · Jan 06, 2022

New in BioScience : Scientists from minority-serving institutions are underrepresented in grant peer review

While numerous studies have described the funding discrepancies faced by scientists at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), there is a relative paucity of information available about MSI-based scientists’ participation in grant review, the process used by research funders to allocate their budgets. A new article from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) sheds further light on grant review and the factors that underlie scientists’ ability to participate in it.