News & Updates

  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks Solicitation
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new cross-agency solicitation for Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs) to advance convergent science, engineering, and education research to create more sustainable regional systems.  The Research Networks will seek understanding of the connections between rural and urban communities integrating data collection,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-17
  • ARPA-E Announces Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy Program
    The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) released a $25 million funding opportunity for new technologies to improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms. The Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio) program seeks to establish pathways for low-, zero-, or negative-carbon fuels, chemicals, and materials for... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-17
  • Agency Update: HHS Seeks Input on Screening Guidance for Synthetic Double-Stranded DNA
    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) pertaining to the agency’s 2010 framework for providers of synthetic double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). This framework aims to mitigate the potential biosecurity risks... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-10
  • Agency Update: DARPA Announces 2021 Young Faculty Award Proposers Day
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) will be holding a proposers day webcast on September 25, 2020 in anticipation of releasing its 2021 Young Faculty Award Program (YFA) research announcement (RA). DARPA’s YFA program aims to expose rising stars in junior faculty or equivalent positions at... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-10
  • Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030
    Research network presents action plan for the plant science community to maximize impact on pressing global issues such as human health and climate change.  Plant science research has tremendous potential to address pressing global issues including climate change, food insecurity and sustainability. However, without sustained investment in plant science, the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-04
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Barbara Valent
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-04
  • Funding Opportunity – NSF Announces Two Lead Agency Opportunities in Collaboration with International Partners
    On August 31, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced, via two Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), new opportunities to support international collaboration.  Specifically, the two DCLs will enable collaborative projects in specific research areas with the UK and with France to undergo a single review under lead agency agreements.  Both lead... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-03
  • Multisociety letter addressing the impacts of persistent, systemic racism
    On September 1, ASPB joins more than 70 scientific organizations in support the call of House Science Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) study to “identify policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing systemic racism”... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-02
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Kazuo Shinozaki
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-09-01
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Loren Rieseberg
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-28
  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Announces Second Solicitation to Support National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its second solicitation to support national artificial intelligence (AI) research institutes through the National AI Research Institutes Program.  This solicitation is a joint activity with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), the United States Department of Transportation... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-27
  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Solicitation for Biology Integration Institutes
    The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) released the second solicitation for its Biology Integration Institutes (BII) as part of its continued effort to facilitate a “unification of biology.” BII will support research collaborations across disciplines, both within and beyond biology, that address an overarching biological theme... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-25
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Elizabeth Kellogg
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-25
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Gregg Howe
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-18
  • National Academy of Sciences 2020 member highlight – Xiaofeng Cao
    By Yun-Ting Kao (Plantae Fellow) This year, nine plant scientists have been elected to the National Academy of  Science. We asked the newly elected plant scientists about how the news of their election to the NAS reached them, what inspires their research, and for their advice for early career researchers.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-08-14