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

Bullet events, workshops · Jan 21, 2022

AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists

AIBS offers this workshop to help the science community learn how to engage and inform decision-makers and have the opportunity to become effective and engaged communicators.
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.

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.
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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.

Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2022

Build Back Better Legislation Stalled in Senate

The Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which the Democrats are trying to pass through the reconciliation process, failed to advance in the Senate prior to the holiday break after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he would not support the $1.75 trillion spending package.