FASEB Shares Concerns, Suggestions, about National Academies Report, "Breaking Through"

August 15, 2018

On August 8, FASEB provided comments to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative on its report, "The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through." The congressionally-mandated report, previously summarized by FASEB, examines legislative, administrative, educational, cultural, and budgetary barriers faced by young investigators trying to establish independent research careers.

FASEB identified a handful of concerns, questions, and suggestions related to report recommendations on limits on postdoctoral training and support; implementation of a new fee to support training activities; increasing the duration of RPGs for Early Stage Investigators; and increasing the number of staff scientist positions. Comments were shared with both the NASEM Committee and NIH officials.

Categories: Science Policy & Advocacy; Training and Career Opportunities for Scientists;