Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective demonstration of how the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, or other federally funded research 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."
The competition opens today, September 19, 2012, and all events/exhibits must start or take place by November 10, 2012. Prizes include a $10,000 Grand Prize, a $5,000 Runner-up Prize, and five $2,000 Honorable Mention prizes. FASEB encourages individuals and groups from around the country to participate. More information about the contest and the entry form can be found on the Stand Up for Science competition website: www.faseb.org/contest.
FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Celebrating 100 Years of Advancing the Life Sciences in 2012, FASEB is rededicating its efforts to advance health and well-being by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.