- A dear colleague letter circulated in the House of Representatives in support of the President's budget request for the National Science Foundation garnered 94 signatures. The letter, authored by Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), supports an appropriation of $7.626 billion in fiscal year 2014.
- The American Institute of Biological Sciences has asked the Senate to sustain investments for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year 2014. In testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee, AIBS highlighted the important role that the NSF plays in supporting basic research, which helps drive innovation and power our nation's economic growth. Read the AIBS testimony at http://www.aibs.org/position-statements/20130419_senate_nsf_testimony.html.
- The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee has passed legislation that would change requirements for science considered by the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. HR 1422 would add new peer review requirements and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
- The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences and the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. Learn more at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-15/html/2013-08698.htm.
- The Environmental Protection Agency seeks nominations for candidates for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee. Learn more at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-12/html/2013-08690.htm.
- Current, past, or future principal investigators funded by NSF's Division of Environmental Biology are asked to complete a survey on the division's new proposal review process. Access the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DEB_IOS_program_feedback.
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