NIMH Brings Together Stakeholder Community
October 8, 2020
On October 5th, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) brought together the stakeholder community for updates on several trans-NIH research initiatives and an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of NIMH. In the past, NIMH stakeholders have been organized into two groups, the Alliance for Research Progress, comprised of groups representing families and patients, and the Professional Coalition for Research Progress, made up ofread more
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