Springing into Fiscal Year 2019

4 April 2018
AGU Science Policy Alert 18-3

Federal Spending Webinar: Update & Outlook 

After five short-term spending bills and two shutdowns, the long debate over federal spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 has concluded. While our federal science agencies have funding through 30 September, the FY2019 budget and appropriations process has just begun. For full details about the FY2018 spending agreement and the outlook for FY2019 and beyond, register today for our webinar on 5 April at 2:00 p.m. ET!

Comment on NSF’s Harassment Policy Update  

National Science Foundation (NSF) wants your feedback about how they can help to ensure research environments are harassment-free. NSF is updating its policies on sexual assault and sexual and other forms of harassment. Comment on the proposed new reporting requirements for awardee organizations  by 4 May 2018.  To learn more about recent efforts to address harassment in the sciences and AGU’s recently updated ethics policy defining sexual harassment as scientific misconduct, visit stopharassment.agu.org

Congress back Home  

Members of Congress will be back home in their districts and states from 30 April to 4 May. This is a great opportunity to engage with your representatives about the importance of science to your community and the nation by attending a townhall or coffee hour, scheduling a local office visit, or giving them a call! Check out AGU’s science policy toolkits or follow us on Twitter for ideas and resources to help get you started.  

Submit Nominations for U.S. EPA Advisory Committee  

The U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) is seeking nominations of expert candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). CASAC provides information and recommendations to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The SAB Staff Office is especially interested in scientists who have knowledge and experience relating to criteria pollutants (carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur oxides). Please submit nominations by 20 April 2018!