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.

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Recent Science Policy Updates

  • Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2022
    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2022 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 60 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-09-09
  • Please Share Your Thoughts with Us
    Thank you for taking the time to read ASPB President Maureen McCann’s letter regarding the ASPB Board of Director’s recent decision to reaffirm a commitment to holding Plant Biology 2023 in Savannah, GA. Now that you’ve done so, we’d welcome your thoughts on the approaches that ASPB should take toward... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-07-30
  • Funding Opportunity for Post-Bac Research
    NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter highlighting an RFP for PIs on active awards. Learn more about this new program in this letter from NSF Communications Specialist Jared Dashoff. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences, especially for individuals... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-24
  • Letter Expressing Support for the America Grows Act of 2021
    ASPB has signed on a letter to Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, Chairman Jeff Merkley, and Ranking Member John Hoeven expressing support for the America Grows Act of 2021 (S.1371), a bipartisan bill Senators Durbin and Moran have recently introduced that... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-05
  • ASPB Signs Letter Supporting $11.5 billion of Funding to Support America’s Agricultural Research Infrastructure
    ASPB is pleased to be a signee in support of funding of $11.5 billion to support America’s agricultural research infrastructure.  As you consider new initiatives to support rural America and investments in the agricultural economy, we strongly urge you to include a federal agricultural research infrastructure investment of $11.5 billion... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2021-05-03

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