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Archive for June, 2008

27 Jun 2008

NSF Accepting Grant Proposals: Biological Research Collections Program

The deadline for submitting proposals for the Biological Research Collections Program is 25 July 2008. Program guidelines are listed under NSF 06-569.

The National Science Foundation’s Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for research in a broad area of biological sciences. Further information can be found at:

26 Jun 2008

AIBS & NSC Alliance Bring Scientists to the Hill

AIBS Cosponsors CNSF Reception Showcasing Science on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC – On 25 June the Coalition for National Science Funding held its 14th annual exhibition and reception on Capitol Hill. The theme was “The Path to Innovation:Scientific Discovery and Learning.” The reception drew a large crowd, which included members of Congress and their staffs. A number of top NSF officials, such as Director Arden L. Bement Jr., Deputy Director Kathie L. Olsen, and James Collins, Assistant Director of the Biological Sciences Directorate. Continue Reading »

13 Jun 2008

Scientific Societies Urge Governor Jindal to Oppose Anti-Science Legislation

On 13 June 2008, eight scientific societies wrote to Louisiana Governor Jindal uring him to oppose passage of SB 733, the so-called ‘Louisiana Science Education Act.’ Please click here to read the letter.

Letter to Gov. Jindal