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Bullet policy · Apr 12, 2021

House Science Committee Introduces Bill to Expand NSF, Double Funding

New legislation introduced by House Science Committee leadership proposes doubling the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) budget over five years and creating a new Directorate for Science and Engineering Solutions (SES) that will enable NSF to accelerate the translation of science and technology into solutions to society’s major challenges.
Bullet policy · Mar 29, 2021

Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act Advances in House

The House Science Committee has advanced the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act (H.R. 144), which would authorize $250 million for the National Science Foundation over fiscal years 2021 and 2022 “to prevent the loss of research talent due to job market disruptions caused by any economic decline during and after the pandemic.”

Bullet policy · Mar 29, 2021

Biden Nominates Former Senator to Lead NASA

President Biden has nominated former Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) to serve as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a position that requires Senate confirmation.

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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 25, 2021

More than 200 Organizations Urge Biden to Champion RISE Act

A coalition of more than 200 scientific and academic stakeholder groups have asked President Biden to champion the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R.869, S.289) and support full funding for the initiatives the legislation would create.
Bullet policy, statements · Mar 19, 2021

Stakeholder Community Urges Lawmakers to Increase Allocations for Agricultural Programs

More than 90 stakeholder groups, including AIBS, have called on legislators to increase overall funding allocations for Appropriations Committees in Fiscal Year 2022, as well as the respective allocations for Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees, in order to significantly increase discretionary funding for crucial U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Bullet peer-review · Mar 18, 2021

Is Grant Review Feedback Perceived as Fair or Useful?

AIBS published a study on research funding applicant perceptions of the effectiveness and appropriateness of peer review feedback. The results suggested that only 56–60% of applicants determined the feedback to be appropriate and less than 40% of applicants found the feedback to be very useful in improving future submissions. Some of these perceptions were dependent on race and gender, independent of funding success.