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ASAS responds to proposed presidential budget

For Immediate Release

ASAS Responds to Proposed Presidential Budget and Associated Cuts to Research Budgets

The American Society of Animal Science, in the interest of science and worldwide food security, respectfully encourages the President to reconsider massive funding cuts to USDA and NIH. Read more »


FASEB report offers solutions to improve research funding

By Mike Azain, ASAS Public Policy Committee

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released the report: “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences: A Framework for Discussion” that outlines the dismal state of funding in the biomedical sciences. The report examines funding over the period from 2003 – 2012 and makes some recommendations for improvement. The emphasis of the report is on declining NIH funding, but also indicates that there have been similar declines in NSF and USDA support for biology research. Read more »


Recommendations for rescuing the US Biomedical Research System

by Debora Hamernik

A recent perspective in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides recommendations to rescue the US biomedical research enterprise from its systemic flaws. While you may not agree with all of the recommendations, the article is a concise and thorough summary of the current state of affairs and describes a sense of urgency for change.


In 1945, Vannevar Bush published “Science The Endless Frontier” which led to a remarkable increase in the number and size of universities to meet the growing economy’s demand for graduates. Read more »