DHS Seeks Comments on Rule to Restrict Student Visas
October 8, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 25, adding to the list of the administration’s efforts to limit international students’ ability to pursue an education in the United States. The rule aims to restrict visas for international students – F (student), J (exchange), and I (foreign media) – by establishing a fixed time period of admission that was previously the duration of a student’s degree program.read more
White House Releases Memo on the Budget R & D Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022
September 10, 2020
Last month, Russell Vought, Director of Office of Management and Budget, and Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies regarding ‘FY 2022 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities and Cross-cutting Actions’.
The Memo builds on Administration priorities identified as Innovations of the Future (IotF) including Artificial Intelligence, Quantumread more
NSB Meets and Changes to GRFP
July 30, 2020
The National Science Board (NSB) met on Wednesday, July 29th, the first meeting since Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan was sworn in as the NSF Director earlier this month. The agenda included a presentation and panel on Black experiences in science and engineering, and how NSF might be able to improve these experiences through funding and specialized programs.
Dr. Claudia Rankins, a Program Officer in the NSF Directorate for Education and Humanread more
NIH Celebrates 25 Years of OBSSR, Issues an RFI Regarding Animal Research
July 9, 2020
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought public attention primarily to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a whole has continued to advance the fields of brain and behavioral sciences in June and July.
July 1 marked the 25th anniversary of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research’s (OBSSR) founding. Dr. Norman B. Anderson, PhD of Florida State University served as its first Director. Many newread more