Category Archives: funding

Raising the NIH pay-line to 20%

I bet that title got your attention. In the good ol’ days our funding record made the United States look like the land of milk and honey. As Bruce Alberts’ and colleague wrote in PNAS earlier this year: “The United … Continue reading

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?*

[We want to know what you think! Please click on the link at the bottom of the post to complete a short survey and/or share your thoughts about the publishing process in the comments section below] For better or worse, … Continue reading

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Increase your broader impacts with Data Nuggets

  This week we have a special guest post by Elizabeth Schultheis, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University and the Kellogg Biological Station, to describe her Data Nuggets project. Previous guest posts have discussed other great projects happening in the … Continue reading

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House science committee is digging for dirt in NSF’s confidential records of peer review

ScienceInsider reports that aides for the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have been spending the summer digging through records of grant the grant review process that the National Science Foundation usually keeps confidential: The Republican aides were … Continue reading

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The #IcedBudgetChallenge: Tell Congress to thaw out funding for NSF and NIH!

So a friend nominated me in this viral scheme to raise funds for ALS research, about which you may have heard lately. I’m all in favor of finding a cure for ALS—my grandfather died of it—but I’m also pretty skeptical … Continue reading

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Congress takes a worrying interest in peer review at NSF

Science Insider reported yesterday that Lamar Smith, a Republican congressman from Texas and the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, is planning to introduce legislation to change the way the National Science Foundation decides how to … Continue reading

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What we’re reading

As we head into the weekend, here’s some things we’ve been reading that might be worth your screen time. In the journals Irschick, D.J., Albertson, R.C., Brennan, P., Podos, J., Johnson, N. a, Patek, S., et al. 2013. Evo-devo beyond … Continue reading

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Give the NSF a piece of your mind

Cross-posted from Denim and Tweed. This last year, the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation—one of the biggest single funders of ecology and evolutionary biology research in the U.S.—introduced a new process for reviewing grant proposals. Lots of … Continue reading

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