NSC Alliance Sponsors Webinar to Help Scientists Engage in Public Policy

A new online presentation sponsored by the NSC Alliance aims to inform biologists about proposed federal funding for science and how individual scientists can help secure increased funding for competitive, peer-reviewed grant programs.  The webinar, presented as part of the 3rd Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, features information on the federal budget process, pending Congressional appropriations bills that would fund biological research in fiscal year 2012, and tips for effective communication with lawmakers.

The webinar was presented by policy staff from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) to participants of the 3rd Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.  NSC Alliance is a sponsor of the event, which will take place throughout the month of August 2011.  This nationwide event encourages scientists to meet with their members of Congress in their home state in order to showcase the people, equipment, and facilities that are required to support and conduct scientific research.

As a sponsor of this event, NSC Alliance is able to offer our members access to a recording of this webinar program until September 2, 2011.  The webinar can be viewed for free at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits_resources.html.