News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- On-Line Research Ethics Resources Created »
The America COMPETES Act of 2007 required that institutions receiving support from NSF provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.
- NIGMS Seeks Applications for Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools In Biological and Behavioral Research »
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is encouraging applications for Research Education Grants (R25) to conduct workshops and short courses that aim to improve the integration of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches in biological and/or behavioral research.
- The Ups and Downs of Science Funding »
Both the U.S. House and Senate are identifying ways to move FY 2012 appropriations bills through their respective chambers. This year, the strategy may be to package small groups of spending bills or “minibuses” for votes, rather than bringing all remaining spending bills (an omnibus bill) to the floor as a whole.
- Congress Rolling Out Continuing Resolution as Agencies Prepare for Cuts »
On Sept 14, 2011, House appropriators introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund government programs from October 1 through November 18, 2011. Passage of the CR is expected in both the House and Senate this week.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Richard Anderson »
Richard C. Anderson EdD (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Science Journalist Sought for FABBS Foundation »
The FABBS Foundation, established in 2004 to support the educational mission of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), is entering a new period of growth. In 2011, the FABBS Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to hire a science writer who can assist the organization in building its public outreach strategy.
- Join the FABBS Foundation for a Science Café on "Enhancing Children’s Learning" »
RSVP today to attend the next FABBS Foundation Science Cafe on March 24, 2011, in Washington, DC, focused on enhancing children's learning.
- New Leaders Elected to FABBS Board »
The FABBS Council of Representatives, consisting of scientists from the twenty-two scientific societies represented by FABBS, has elected four new members to serve on the FABBS board.
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to Include SBS Sciences »
The Association of American Medical Colleges is making changes to the MCAT, the exam that aspiring medical students take before entry into medical school. After a comprehensive review of the MCAT by the AAMC and its 21-member advisory committee, with input from several blue-ribbon panels and advisory groups and survey responses from over 2700 stakeholders, a new section on the behavioral and social sciences will be added to the 2015 exam.
- First FY 2012 Spending Measure Completed – NSF Gets Increase »
Congress passed its first package of FY 2012 appropriations bills late last week. The “minibus” combined three spending bills including Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) which funds NSF. The House-Senate conference agreement decreases CJS spending by $583 million from FY 2011, but provides $7 billion for NSF, an amount that is $173 million above last year’s funding.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Shelley Taylor »
Shelley E. Taylor, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's "In Honor of..." program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on NSF Budget: Requested Increase “Unlikely” »
In late February, Subra Suresh, NSF Director, appeared before the House and Subcommittee on Research and Science Education to make the case for the President’s 4.8% increase in the agency’s budget for FY 2013. Appearing with the National Science Board Chair, Dr. Ray Bowen, Suresh described “a carefully-targeted portfolio of innovative investments that provides increased support for fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering.”