The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing entitled “The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D”.
Witnesses include Dr. Vinton Cerf from Google, Mariette DiChristina from Scientific America, Dr. Neal Lane from Rice University, and Dr. Stephen Fienberg from Carnegie Mellon University. Read the full story »
After 32 years as a program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF), George Hazelrigg knows the rules governing peer review, especially the one that says researchers can’t be both an applicant and a reviewer in the same funding competition.
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted along party lines to send the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill to the full House. The bill recommends $30.2 billion for federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM).
This week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $549 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2015. The spending proposal would increase investment in naval basic research by 13% above the President’s request and the House allocation and 5% above current year levels.
A dedication was held June 13 for Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s (SIO) new research support facility at Seaweed Canyon (below the Birch Aquarium). The complex of three new prefabricated buildings provides space for assembly and staging support for the institution’s ocean, earth and atmospheric science at sea and in the field.