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Bullet podcasts, statements · Apr 14, 2020

CNSF Recommendations for COVID-19 Stimulus

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Committee's request for ideas to be included in any future near-term response and longer-term economic stimulus package(s) developed by the House to address and mitigate the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis. CNSF is an alliance of professional organizations, universities and businesses united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise.
Bullet podcasts, statements · Mar 31, 2020

BCoN Letter to OSTP Calling For $1 Billion to Support Biodiversity Research and Education

The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) is a national initiative led by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Natural Science Collections Alliance, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. Through the membership of its founding organizations, BCoN represents the diversity of biological science societies, natural history museums and arboreta, living collections, and other research centers and organizations.
Bullet policy, statements · Mar 31, 2020

BCoN Letter to NSF Calling For $1 Billion to Support Biodiversity Research and Education

The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) is a national initiative led by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Natural Science Collections Alliance, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. Through the membership of its founding organizations, BCoN represents the diversity of biological science societies, natural history museums and arboreta, living collections, and other research centers and organizations.
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.
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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.
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.