Policy Blog

The AAS Public Policy team uses the Policy Blog to communicate with the membership about current events in the science policy world. Most policy blog posts are written by the John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow.

Sethuraman Panchanathan Nominated as Next NSF Director

19 Dec 2019
President Trump will nominate Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan (Arizona State University) to serve as the 15th director of the National Science Foundation, succeeding France Córdova when her six-year term ends in 2020.

AIP Seeks Applicants for State Department Fellowship

18 September 2019
If you're interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics encourages you to apply for the 2020-21 AIP State Department Fellowship. Deadline: 15 October.

From FY19 to FY20: NASA’s Budget

6 September 2019
A budget deal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law on 2 August, and the NASA operating plan for 2019 was made public. This is an overview of how things line up.