Science Policy News

Science Policy News

Read about ASPB members in the news and other items of interest for the plant biology community on our Policy Blog. The blog features news and information before they hit the pages of the ASPB Newsletter. It also provides an opportunity for you to engage in dialogue on policy developments affecting the plant biology community.

You can also join science policy discussions online at Plantae.org.

Recent Science Policy Updates

  • Letter urging continued support for AFRI (FY2021)
    The AFRI Coalition sends letter to Chairman Hoeven, Ranking Member Merkley, Chairman Bishop, and Ranking Member Fortenberry (members of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees) regarding fiscal year 2021 spending proposals. The AFRI Coalition commends you for your support of USDA’s Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-11-30
  • ASPB joins CNSF in support for NSF funding (FY21)
    ASPB signs on to coalition letter in support of the NSF for fiscal year 2021 appropriations legislation. The letter was sent on November 20, 2020 to the U.S. Senate and House Committee on Appropriations members:  Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Leahy, Chairwoman Lowey, and Ranking Member Granger. As Congress seeks to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-11-20
  • Agency Update: NIH Releases Final Data Management and Sharing Policy
    As part of its ongoing work to standardize and promote the sharing of data generated from biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published its final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS) on October 29, 2020.  The final policy is the culmination of several recent efforts from... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-11-06
  • Agency Update: DOE Ready to Launch New Portal For Application Submissions for EERE Research and Development Opportunities
    On November 2, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new portal to list all future funding opportunities and submit applications for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.  Fiscal year (FY) 2021 application submissions will be through the new portal, while open opportunities published prior to November 2... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-10-30
  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Mid-Career Advancement Program Solicitation
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a solicitation for the new Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) program.  NSF recognizes that while the mid-career timeframe is essential for advancing research, many faculty have to balance research with other demands, such as teaching and service activities.  Through this solicitation, NSF intends to support... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-10-22

Read more Science Policy News on the ASPB blog.