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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.
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.
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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2020

CNSF Letter on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) - a broad-based group of professional organizations, universities, scientific societies, and businesses - wants to thank Congress for its consistent support for fundamental scientific research and educational programs supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As the only federal agency charged with the promotion of scientific progress across all scientific and engineering disciplines, NSF is the cornerstone of America's basic research enterprise.
Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2020

CNSF Letter on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

We are writing to urge you to provide the highest possible fiscal year (FY) 2021 allocation for the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees, at least equal to the FY 2020 allocation and sufficient to fully fund the basic and applied research programs in the CJS portfolio.
Bullet action-alerts, policy · Mar 05, 2020

Ask Your Representatives to Support Investment in NSF

Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year 2021. Please show your support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by asking your Representative to sign a letter in support of funding the agency at $9 billion in 2021.

Bullet awards, policy · Feb 19, 2020

AIBS Recognizes Science Policy Leadership

Washington, DC - The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to announce that Corinn Rutkoski and Renee Collini have been selected as the 2020 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA) recipients. The EPPLA recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated leadership skills and an aptitude for future professional success working at the intersection of science and public policy.