• Federal employees may support the scientific programs and services of the American Institute of Biological Sciences via the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign. AIBS is CFC # 69973.

  • A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would change the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receives scientific advice from its advisory board. According to the legislation's four Republican sponsors, all of whom serve on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, HR 6564 would strengthen public participation, require communication of uncertainties in scientific findings, and make the views of dissenting board members known. The bill would also limit the Science Advisory Board's ability to give "non-scientific policy advice" and would require board members to disclose financial ties, such as grants they received from the EPA.

  • The National Science Foundation has put out a call for interdisciplinary research across its Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals that span the social sciences or extend outside the SBE sciences. Examples of interdisciplinary fields of research include population change, language and cognition, and social network analysis. Learn more at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12123/nsf12123.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.

  • The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for the newly established Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science. The Committee will provide advice on matters and actions relating to the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science Centers. For more information, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-04/html/2012-24478.htm.


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