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November 29, 2018
GUIRR Webinar: REACH for Commercialization
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December 2018
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New Report from the InterAcademy Partnership
On November 28, the InterAcademy Partnership — the global network of science, engineering, and medical academies — released a new, wide-ranging report, Opportunities for Future Research and Innovation on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture: The InterAcademy Partnership’s Global Perspective

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Nov. 27-29, 2018
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Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing concluded in Hong Kong on November 29. The organizing committee, NAS President Marcia McNutt and NAM President Victor Dzau released statements identifying areas of research and clinical use that could proceed within current regulatory and governance protocols. Learn More

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November 5-7, 2018
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U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Holds Symposium
U.S. and Egyptian researchers with current Joint Fund Collaborative Research Grants met in Cairo November 5-7 for the 2018 Joint Fund Symposium. At the Symposium, grantees presented information on their research projects, met other program participants, and discussed the outcomes of past collaborative scientific research projects. More information...

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October 26, 2018
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PEER Announces Upcoming $12 Million Award for Cancer Research
Partnerships for Enhances Engagement in Research (PEER) recently received $4 million in awards and has announced an upcoming sub-project that will award $12 million toward cervical cancer research. Learn more...

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November 29, 2018
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REACH for Commercialization: A Program for Women Inventors
On November 29th, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) will host "REACH for Commercialization: A Program for Women Inventors," a webinar to discuss how to dismantle systemic barriers for women innovators and to address persistent gender gaps across academia, industry, and government. Learn more...

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November 4-6 2018
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Sixth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
The sixth Arab-American Frontiers symposium was held in partnership with, and hosted by, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in Kuwait City on November 4-6, 2018.The meeting convened U.S. and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the MENA region and globally.

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October 2018
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H.R. Network Resource Guide: Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context
In recognition of the unique and important role national academies play in promoting human rights, the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network), for which the Committee on Human Rights serves as the Secretariat, is pleased to announce the release of its resource guide, Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context.

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October 17, 2018
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National Academies Launching New Study on Sunlight-Reflection Research
The Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate are forming a new committee to develop a research agenda and research governance approaches for climate intervention strategies that reflect sunlight to cool Earth. Read more.

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October 26, 2018
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World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition
Five grantees presented their papers to a review committee on October 26th for the World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition. The winning paper and author will be awarded $10,000. View more information...

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September 13, 2018
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Report Impact: Securing the Vote
Georgia, Pennsylvania, and other states are scrutinizing their November 2018 election processes in response to the concerns about election security and the call for paper ballots in The Future of Voting.

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November 9, 2018
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A National Convocation for Leaders in Academia on Preventing Sexual Harassment
On November 9, join us for a convocation on developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices to prevent sexual harassment in academia building on the recommendations from a recent report. More information...

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September 19, 2018
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Impact of Report on Sexual Harassment
On Wednesday, September 19th, NSF announced an update to their harassment policy consistent with recommendations from the report "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine."

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September 2018
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NRC Research Associateship Program Accepting Applications
Applications for the 2019 NRC Research Associateship Program are now open. Read more...

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September 2018
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Science Article on New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Project
On September 7th, Science provided an editorial piece about the launch of the National Academies "New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine". Read the article...

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September 2018
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Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: Proceedings of a Symposium—in Brief
On December 7-8, 2017, the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) convened a symposium on the role scientists, engineers, and health professionals can play in addressing rights-related challenges confronting forcibly displaced persons. Read more.

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September 4, 2018
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Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
Applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program are now open. Learn more...

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October 17, 2018
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Upcoming workshop on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
On October 17th, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program hosted a public event, Reducing Food Loss and Waste: A Workshop on ImpactsWatch the recorded webcast.

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Introducing the New STS Director, Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez to be the Director of its Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), effective August 13, 2018. Learn more...

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August 1, 2018
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Jefferson Science Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
Applications for the 2019 Jefferson Science Fellows Program are now open. Up to ten Jefferson Science Fellowships will be available at the U.S. Department of State and up to five Jefferson Science Fellowships will be available at USAID. Learn more...

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July 23, 2018
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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
Applications for the 2019 session of the Christine Mirzayan Fellowship Program are now open. Learn more...

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July 17, 2018
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Report Release: Open Science By Design
On July 17th, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Research Data and Information hosted a public release of a consensus study report, Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research. Learn more...

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July 11, 2018
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Report Release: Housing, Health and Homelessness
On July 11th, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice hosted a public release of a new joint report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. Learn more...

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June 26, 2018
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Discussion and Responses to the Sexual Harassment of Women Report
How can academic institutions improve in the #MeToo era? On June 26, 2018, there was a discussion with leaders in higher education and those in entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, about what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment. Watch the recording.

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Introducing PGA's New Executive Director, Vaughan Turekian
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian to be the Executive Director of the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), effective May 12, 2018. Learn more...

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Application deadline: July 1, 2018
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Arab-American Frontiers program is accepting applications for its 2018 symposium
The Arab-American Frontiers program is accepting applications for its 2018 symposium, held Nov. 4-6 in Kuwait. This event will feature five plenary sessions on Big Data, Water Systems, the Microbiome, Air Quality, and Next Generation Buildings and Infrastructure. Young researchers based at US and Arab institutions are invited to submit an application to attend. The application deadline is July 1, 2018.  Learn more...
 
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