Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Jan. 15, 2015 | Science Insider
Details have emerged about cuts to different Horizon 2020 research programs. These cuts are part of a plan to use research funds to help pay for an economic stimulus plan in Europe.
- Find more information about science funding globally.
Jan. 19, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education
A recent report shows that several states increased appropriations for higher education in the last fiscal year. However, several states cut higher education spending as some continue to struggle economically.
- Read about higher education and training.
Jan. 20, 2015 | Science Insider
President Obama previewed a new “precision medicine” initiative in his State of the Union address that seeks to use genetic and other information to help improve treatments for human diseases.
- Visit the Advocacy Network to stay informed and take action on issues that affect neuroscience research.
Articles of Interest
Jan. 18, 2015 | The Washington Post
As scientists face growing competition for government research funds, more researchers are using crowdfunding websites to publicize and raise money for their research.
- Learn more about the U.S. funding process.
Jan. 21, 2015 | Smithsonian Magazine
Scientists find that a brain-protecting protein produced when the body cools may have major implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.
- Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease at BrainFacts.org.
Jan. 20, 2015 | Scientific American
As a new Congress begins and starts to craft a budget, it is important to urge them to continue to fund basic research and reauthorize the America COMPETES Act.
- Watch a webinar on how federal funding affects your science.
Jan. 21, 2015 | The Scientist
Despite new tools that allow for open-access and efficient dissemination of scientific findings, the traditional system of publishing prevails, mainly due to a lack of an alternative model for evaluating the impact of a paper.
- Learn more about publishing your research.
Jan. 22, 2015 | US News Blogs
This article examines successful NSF grants from the past that would likely be criticized today as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) continue to critique the NSF funding process.
- Read about neuroscience funding through NSF.