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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FASEB Announces Second Annual Stand Up For Science Video Competition

FASEB Announces Second Annual Stand Up For Science Video Competition

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is offering a $5,000 prize for a short video to inform Americans about how federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, fund research throughout the country.

"Many Americans are unaware of the critical role the U.S. federal government plays in supporting biological research and discovery," stated FASEB President Margaret "Kenny" Offermann MD, PhD. "It is important that we do not lose sight of the research discoveries that have changed our lives, how they were achieved, and what could be next. We must continue our investment in science."

The competition opens today, October 1, and video submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2013. The winning entrant will be announced in February 2014. 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 Sciencecompetition website. Last year's winning entry, "What's Next," underscored the importance of federal funding to science and technology, and highlighted the adverse consequences of spending cuts on innovative research.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 110,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

URL: http://www.faseb.org

Contact Person: Lawrence Green (lgreen@faseb.org)