FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Understanding the human element of many of society’s challenges in healthcare, conservation behavior, human conflicts, economic decision making and more is a key component to improving the welfare of individuals and our society.
Advocating for our Sciences
FABBS Statement on America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
Behavioral & Brain Science Contributions
In order to highlight the contributions of our sciences, FABBS has developed a collection of policy-relevant examples to show how the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior are being used to benefit individuals and our society.
News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- “No New Awards” in Core NSF SBE Research Programs? »
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) is scheduled for a vote on the House floor on Wednesday, May 20. Three weeks ago, the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee voted along party lines to favorably report to the House floor the bill that reauthorizes the nation’s science programs, including those at the National Science Foundation. The bill authorizes significant cuts to the SBE Directorate. Contact Congress Now!
- House Appropriations Bill Protects Directorates In Part; Small Boost to NSF »
On May 14th, the U.S. House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee marked up and favorably reported the spending bill for NSF and other science agencies. The bill now moves to the full Appropriations Committee. The spending bill is important both for what it did and did not do. Chairman Culberson (R-TX), a fan of NASA programs that are also included in this bill, provided a small increase in funds for NSF—$50 million or 0.7%. However, he expressed an interest in boosting NSF funding if the White House and Congress can negotiate a larger budget deal that reduces the strain placed on federal funding by the Budget Control Act caps and sequestration cuts.
- Robert W. Proctor of Purdue University Highlights NSF Funded Research on Capitol Hill »
The 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception was held on Capitol Hill on April 29, 2015. The event showcases science, mathematics, engineering and education research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). FABBS invited Robert W. Proctor, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University in Indiana, to present work on "Being Smart with Smart Phones: Protecting User Privacy with Effective Risk Communication."
FABBS Mission Statement
FABBS promotes human potential and well-being by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. As a coalition of scientific societies, we communicate with policy makers and the public about the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these sciences.