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- APS/ASN Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease Conference
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Federal Agency Funding Recommendations
APS endorses the Fiscal Year 2020 funding recommendations made by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
- At least $41.6 billion for National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- At least $9.0 billion for National Science Foundation (NSF)
- At least $840 million for Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical and Prosthetic Research Program
- A restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program
Early Career Advocacy Fellowship
Do you want to improve your outreach skills and learn more about science policy? Apply for our Early Career Advocacy Fellowship! This two-year program engages early career investigators in advocacy activities and provides them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research.
The APS makes yearly recommendations to Congress regarding the budgets of NIH, NSF, NASA and the VA.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $41.6 billion billion in FY 2020.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $9 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets and to increase funding for the Human Research Program in FY 2020.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $39.3 billion in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $8.45 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $35 billion in FY 2018.
- APS supports a funding level of at least $8 billion for NSF in FY 2018, a restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program.
- APS recommends a funding level of $713 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program in FY 2018.
- Air Transport of Animals Advances Human and Animal Welfare
Air transportation is essential so scientists can work with animal models and is the most humane transportation option for the animals themselves.
- Guiding Principles for the Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Training
Animal experiments are to be undertaken only with the purpose of advancing knowledge. Consideration should be given to the appropriateness of experimental procedures, species of animals used and number of animals required.
- APS Condemns Extremism and Harassment
The American Physiological Society unequivocally condemns the targeting of individuals engaged in legitimate scientific inquiry.
- Animal Research is Essential to the Search for Cures
Humane research involving animals provides unique insights into biological structure and function. These insights offer major benefits to both human and animal health.
- On the Use of Animals in Teaching
The study of living systems is an essential component of physiology instruction. Teaching laboratories that actively engage students in observation of and interaction with living systems enhance student understanding of physiology.