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This page is to keep members informed of policy developments and other activities of interest to the plant biology community.

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Plant Biology Policy Blog (PB2). This blog features news and information before they hit the pages of the ASPB Newsletter. It also provides an opportunity for you to engage in dialogue on policy developments affecting the plant biology community.
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Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Solicitation for Science and Technology Centers (STC) Competition
Post by Tyrone Spady, Friday, August 15, 2014
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Appropriations Update: Congress Gears Up for a Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government into FY 2015
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Budget Update: White House Issues Guidance to Federal Agencies on FY 2016 Budget Formulation and Science and Technology Priorities
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Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Solicitation for Fifth PIRE Competition
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Budget Update: House of Representatives Begins Consideration of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
Post by Tyrone Spady, Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Budget Update: House Appropriations Committee Announces Funding Allocations to Expedite Action on Spending Bills
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Policy Update: National Science Board Releases Report on Administrative Burden
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Policy Update: Senate Appropriations Committees Holds Hearings on Driving Innovation through Federal Investments
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NSF Releases NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Solicitation
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Related Group News

ASPB Applauds the America COMPETES Act
Posted in Public Affairs, Thursday, August 07, 2014

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) applauds the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014 (S.2757), legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate last week that would provide ... more »

Plant Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Posted in Public Affairs, Friday, May 02, 2014

SPB Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences Plant biologists join select group of top scientists  ROCKVILLE, MD — Several distinguished plant scientists – most of them ... more »

Queen's Honours award for Cathie Martin, Editor in Chief of The Plant Cell
Posted in Publications & Resources, Monday, June 17, 2013

Cathie Martin, the Editor in Chief of The Plant Cell and founder of Teaching Tools in Plant Biology is being recognized with the Queen's Honours award, the ... more »

ASPB Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll
Posted in Education & Research, Monday, April 01, 2013

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) returns today to the South Lawn of the White House to offer science activities for kids as part ... more »

The Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award is accepting applications
Posted in Membership, Friday, December 14, 2012

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is seeking graduate student leaders who want to shape science policy. Please help us spread the word about this ... more »

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