AAU Board of Directors October 21, 2018 approved a statement concerning Congressional earmarking of federal research funds. The statement notes that earmarks may reduce the capacity of federal research agencies that sponsor merit-based competitions to support the most promising research.
Following is a statement by AAU on the introduction of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act by Senators Gardner and Peters.
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A call to action by American industry, higher education, science, and engineering leaders urging Congress to enact policies and make investments that ensure the United States remains the global innovation leader.
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We stand united in our support for the NIH, its mission, and its world-renowned peer review process.
Reply to Chairman Smith’s response to the AAU statement on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s inquiries into NSF research grants.
We are troubled by these inquiries and urge the Committee to recognize how this ill-defined investigation will harm the scientific enterprise we all support.
AAU, today said that a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology inquiry targeting some 60 NSF grants “is having a destructive effect on NSF and on the merit review process.”
Peer review offers several important benefits to federal agencies, researchers, and the nation.
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AAU applauds Chairman Jay Rockefeller and his colleagues on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for their introduction of legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act.