Would you like to be a student in the Research Experience for
Undergraduates program, a research assistant supported by a PI with a
grant, a graduate student benefiting from a fellowship, or a lucky PI
getting a grant? The larger NSF’s budget, the better your chances of
getting this kind of funding.
AIBS is helping to generate support for the National Science
Foundation’s funding in the next fiscal year. NSF is the primary funder
for most basic ecological research, and for programs like Research
Experience for Undergraduates, and Research Experience for Teachers. The
AIBS Web site https://policy.aibs.org/action is an easy way for you to
write to your Senators to ask them to help support NSF’s budget. If you
hope to benefit from NSF funding next year, there’s incentive for you to
Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for
fiscal year 2018. Please show your support for the National Science
Foundation (NSF) by writing to your Senators to ask them to sign a
letter in support of funding the agency at $8 billion in 2018.
NSF is the primary federal funding source for basic biological research
at our nationâ€™s universities and colleges. The agency provides
approximately 68% of extramural federal support for non-medical,
fundamental biological and environmental research at academic institutions.
The proposed funding level of at least $8 billion would allow NSF to
expand support for early career researchers and to create new
interdisciplinary research programs. Moreover, this investment would
sustain existing research and education programs that are vital to U.S.
Please take a moment to ask your Senators to sign the NSF dear colleague
letter led by Senator Markey. https://policy.aibs.org/action