Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
March 3, 2015 | The U.S. House of Representatives
NIH Director Francis Collins and other NIH institute directors testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The written testimony by Collins and budget requests are available here.
March 2, 2015 | Nature News
The main agency that provides research grants in India received an eight percent hike that is a slight increase over inflation, but other agencies saw cuts, which keeps science funding levels for 2015-2016 at overall flat levels.
- Read more about neuroscience funding globally.
March 5, 2015 | CNET
The Australian Senate is not guaranteeing funding for scientific research in Australia, threatening more than 1,700 jobs and 27 research facilities.
Articles of Interest
March 4, 2015 | LA Times
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, discusses his views on NSF funding, including that NSF should cautiously fund social science projects and should avoid projects that generate headlines.
- Learn about neuroscience funding through NSF.
March 5, 2015 | Fox News
New research suggests that gout, a common inflammatory arthritis, may protect the brain from Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Find more information about Alzheimer's Disease at BrainFacts.org.
March 4, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report
New research shows that people who are fit in their 40s may retain more brain volume and perform better on decision-making tests in their 60s.
- Read more about the brain across the lifespan at BrainFacts.org.
March 5, 2015 | The Guardian
A new report suggests more sharing of research equipment may be an effective way to get more use out of limited science funding, but there are many challenges to making this system work.
- Visit the Advocacy Network to stay informed on issues that affect neuroscience funding.