Created by on 10/15/2012

On September 19th, 2012, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a competition to solicit creative demonstrations of how research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies improves the health, quality of life, or economy in local communities. “Federally funded research has a tremendous impact on Americans’ lives – from improved health to growing the economy,” said FASEB President Judith S. Bond, PhD. “I hope that this competition will make more Americans aware of how much science and engineering research benefits us all.”

Contest entrants are encouraged to submit public displays, exhibits, events, or web-based outreach activities that highlight the value of NIH, NSF, or other federally funded research. Awards include a $10,000 Grand Prize, a $5,000 Runner-Up Prize, and five $2,000 Honorable Mention prizes. Winners will be judged on content, outreach, and creativity. FASEB hopes that individuals and groups from around the country will participate. More information about the contest, including the entry form, can be found on the Stand Up for Science competition website. To request a publicity flier for the competition, please email contest@faseb.org.
FASEB thanks the following constituent societies for advertising the competition to their membership: The American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society for Nutrition, The American Association of Immunologists, American Association of Anatomists, Society for Developmental Biology, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, The American Society for Clinical Investigation, The American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Sports Medicine, and Genetics Society of America. Many other organizations—including the National Postdoctoral Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Coalition for National Science Funding, and the Association for Women in Science, graduate student organizations at universities, Research!America and the American Statistical Association—have also shared the announcement with their members. In addition, FASEB sponsored several advertisement spots that aired on the October 5th National Public Radio Science Friday program.