Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
February 2008

Science Policy Insider News (Feburary 2008)

Advocates, Start Your Engines: Lobbying for Research Funding Increases Will Be a Long Haul

Readers of SPIN are keenly aware that the research budgets of most federal agencies that fund psychological research received sub-inflation increases, or cuts, in this current fiscal year. Last month, we reported the bad news for research in the President’s FY09 budget, which, although important, is only the first scene in a fairly lengthy opera.

APA Co-Hosts Workshop on Enhancing Diversity in Science

On February 28, APA collaborated with several other organizations and held a full day workshop for professional association and scientific society leadership to brainstorm opportunities to enhance diversity in science.

Also in this Issue

APA Comments on NIDA Strategic Plan; Psychologist Jason Kilmer Briefs NIAAA Advisory Council on College Drinking; NIDA Supported Research Informs Hearing on Sentencing Guidelines; NICHD Director Addresses Impact of Flat Budgets; Science GRO Presents Advocacy Plan at AAAS Convention; APA Seeks to Increase Profile of NIJ Research; CNSF Meeting with Rep. Vern Ehlers Regarding FY09 Support for NSF; SPSP Honors APA Advocacy Staff; NINDS Budget Update;