Ask Your Senators to Support Investment in NSF
Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year 2019. Please show your support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by asking your Senators to sign a letter in support of funding the agency at $8.45 billion in 2019.
NSF is the primary federal funding source for basic biological research at our nation’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 $8.45 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. competitiveness.
Please take a moment to ask your Senators to sign the NSF dear colleague letter led by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA).
Meet with Congress
Congressional Visits Day
Each year, AIBS hosts a Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation, as well as other agencies.
Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits
Each summer, AIBS organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation’s science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials and allows policymakers to learn firsthand about the science and research facilities in their district.
Participate on a Federal Advisory Board
Comment on Federal Regulations