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

Bullet policy, statements · Mar 23, 2020

Joint Letter to NSF on Grant Proposal Deadline Extension

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, thank you and everyone at the National Science Foundation who are working so diligently during this time of chaos to sustain our scientific and education enterprise.
Bullet events, policy · Mar 18, 2020

AIBS Congressional Visits Day

Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.

Bullet policy, statements · Mar 13, 2020

AIBS Testimony in Support of FY 2021 Funding for NSF

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) appreciates the opportunity to provide testimony in support of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations for the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage Congress to provide NSF with at least $9 billion in FY 2021. Additionally, we request that Congress consider economic options that can help scientific societies and organizations withstand the economic losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 12, 2020

AIBS Letter to House Science Committee on COVID-19 Economic Measures

On behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), thank you for your leadership on behalf of science and to ensure our nation has the scientific capacity to inform and respond to significant public emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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.