• AIBS and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) are pleased to announce the availability of five new fact sheets that help to highlight the importance of scientific collections to: Science, Climate change and biodiversity, Education, Human health, and Funding

  • During an address at the National Institutes of Health on 30 September 2009, President Obama announced that $5 billion of the $10.4 billion the agency had received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been awarded in over 12,000 research grants.

  • The Department of Energy will award up to $12.5 million in stimulus funding in 2010 for new graduate fellowships in science, math, and engineering. First or second year graduate students studying the biological, physical, engineering or computational sciences are eligible to apply at http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/SCGF.html.

  • The Senate confirmed Jon Jarvis to be director of the National Park Service on 25 September 2009. The biologist is a 33-year veteran of the agency and was most recently the regional director for the Pacific Northwest.

  • During his speech to the National Medal of Science and the Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients on 7 October 2009, President Obama linked scientific discovery to helping the struggling economy, and pledged to spend 3 percent of the gross domestic product on scientific education. For the full report, see www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33217694/ns/technologyandscience-science/.


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