"Wasteful" Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract

Washington, DC
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Why would a scientist put a shrimp on a treadmill? Can text messages really serve as a health intervention? You may have hard about some of these projects, but for the full story come and speak to the scientists themselves.

The Coalition to Promote Research and the Coalition for National Science Funding are co-sponsoring a reception and poster session for policymakers to provide a closer look at research grants that have been highlighted in recent scornful congressional and media reports. Other posters will explain how the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation choose which projects to fund, learn about the role of peer/merit review, and leave with a better appreciation for research that has beaten long odds to be funded by these competitive, world-class U.S. science agencies.

There is no cost to attend. Click here to RSVP

Media Contacts

Robert Shalett
Director of Communications 

If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana