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Input Sought for National Quantum R&D Strategy

The National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science is accepting public comments to inform federal agency responses to policy recommendations in the “National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science,” which the White House released in September.

January 25, 2019

Plasma Science Decadal Survey Issues Call for White Papers

The National Academies has issued a call for white papers from both U.S. and international researchers to inform a decadal survey of plasma science that launched in October. Known as Plasma 2020, the study will assess recent progress in the field and identify promising avenues for research in the coming ten years. The study committee anticipates the white papers will be a major source of input. 

February 15, 2019

NOAA Seeking Input on R&D Plan

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting comments to inform its forthcoming R&D plan, set for release in 2019. The proposed “key vision statement areas” of the plan are “reduced societal impacts from severe weather and other environmental phenomena; sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources; and a robust and effective research, development, and transition enterprise.”The agency seeks input on the proposed vision statements and other aspects of the document’s structure. 

February 8, 2019

Student Groups Launch Science Policy Memo Competition

The National Science Policy Network and the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, both student-run organizations, have launched a policy memo writing competition for early career scientists. Memos can be submitted on any topic by teams of at least three individuals that are members of a science policy group. The top three entries will receive monetary awards that will go toward their group’s budget.

March 1, 2019