July 1, 2011
The United States House of Representatives may soon consider the fiscal year (FY) 2012 appropriations bill that will fund the National Science Foundation. Some in Congress have recently sought to attack programs within NSF, including mocking specific grants based on titles and inadequate information.
The National Science Foundation is the only federal agency that invests in all fields of fundamental research. It is important that the scientific community stand together to oppose efforts to weaken NSF, the scientific merit review process, or scientific disciplines that may be viewed as politically unpopular.
Please take a few minutes to send a letter to your Representative to urge that s/he promote, not politicize, NSF. Take action on the AIBS Legislative Action Center at http://capwiz.com/aibs/issues/alert/?alertid=51009501.