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Research Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma


Gulf Research ProjectThe National Academies' Gulf Research Program has announced 11 grant awards totaling $287,565 to assist in the recovery of Gulf of Mexico region scientific research efforts impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

These awards are the result of the second of two fast-track grant cycles for Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants announced last November to help with repair, replacement, or recovery of equipment, data, or other research materials damaged or lost as a result of the hurricanes.

The Harmful Consequences of Separating Families 


The presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have issued a urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately stop separating migrant children from their families. Reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine contain an extensive body of evidence on the factors that affect the welfare of children – evidence that points to the danger of current immigration enforcement actions that separate children from their parents. In addition, the of the Academies, which has a long history of addressing issues at the intersection of human rights, science, and health, stresses that the practice of separating parents from their children at the border is inconsistent with U.S. obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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  • The InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership has released a presenting recommendations for how effective education about climate change can be promoted in schools around the world.

  • Guidance for Academies on Sustainable Development GoalsA from the InterAcademy Partnership explains why and how academies around the globe can support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • The Science of Science Communication IIA series of explore research that can improve the effective communication of science to lay audiences. The third colloquium will be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Read the summary of the second colloquium.

  • IF16.1 cropRead about recent activities and reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the of In Focus magazine.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows LogoEight health professionals have been  for the 2016-2017 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows at the National Academy of Medicine.

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  • cybersecurityWatch a about an Academies report that looked at whether and how to professionalize the nation's rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

  • Climatologist Richard AlleyClimatologist Richard Alley, an NAS member and professor of geosciences at Penn State, what is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada.

  • report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating SurprisesWatch a video on the findings of the Academies report .

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  • FellowshipsWe offer several fellowship opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine. Visit our for information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines.

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