On May 28, 2021, President Joe Biden released his much awaited budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2022, proposing large budget increases for several federal science agencies.
AIBS has joined a group of scientific societies in providing recommendations to lawmakers on legislation pertaining to the National Science Foundation.
The Endless Frontier Act or EFA (S. 1260), which proposes establishing a new commercialization-focused directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and is currently being debated on the Senate floor.
AIBS has joined a group of 24 scientific societies and organizations in requesting increased coordination and support for microbiome research across Federal science agencies.
AIBS has endorsed bipartisan legislation to expand the National Science Foundation's mission and budget.
NSF's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics has released its 2021 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report, which provides statistical information about participation levels of underrepresented groups in science and engineering education and employment.
AIBS has joined a group of scientific, professional, and academic organizations in sending a letter to federal science agencies and departments in support of diversifying the science advisory committees.
AIBS has provided written testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding for the National Science Foundation.
Scientists from across the country participated in a virtual advocacy event organized by AIBS on April 19-23, 2021 to discuss federal investments in scientific research and education with lawmakers.
On April 21, 2021, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a revised version of the Endless Frontier Act (EFA)—a bill that would create a technology-focused directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF).