Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Budget Hearing - National Science Foundation
March 17, 2015 | The U.S. House of Representatives
NSF Director France A. Cordova testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Read Cordova’s written testimony and budget requests »
- Read about neuroscience funding through NSF.
NSF Unveils Plan to Make Scientific Papers Free
March 18, 2015 | Science Insider
The National Science Foundation released a new policy that will require its grantees to make their peer-reviewed papers freely available within 12 months of publication in a journal.
- Find information about publishing your research.
Durbin: Boost Research Funding $100 Billion By Ending Sequestration Caps
March 16, 2015 | Chicago Sun Times
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he plans to introduce legislation called the American Innovation Act that would end federal budget caps in order to increase funding for basic research.
- Visit the sequestration action page.
Behemoth European Brain Study Agrees to Drastic Reforms
March 19, 2015 | Science Insider
The Human Brain Project approved a series of changes that will alter the project’s governance and its research program.
- Find more information about worldwide neuroscience initiatives.
Articles of Interest
24-Year-Old NFL Player’s Retirement Reignites Brain Injury Topic
March 18, 2015 | Scientific American
Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers retired from football after studying the link between football head injuries and degenerative brain disease.
- Learn more about concussions at BrainFacts.org.
How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety
March 18, 2015 | The Atlantic
The inability for people to live with life’s unknowns can lead to anxiety, worry, and distress.
- Learn more about anxiety disorders at BrainFacts.org.
Funding Basic Research in Science
March 18, 2015 | The Irish Times
Over 800 researchers signed a letter to The Irish Times in support of developing a strong research base in Ireland. The letter expressed concern about reducing support for basic research, and emphasizing economic returns.
- Learn more about neuroscience funding globally.