News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- President Announces Launch of Nonprofit to Promote STEM Education »
President Obama has announced the launch of a new non-profit organization as part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
- New NRC Doctoral Program Assessment Released–and Debated »
The National Research Council has released its latest assessment of U.S. doctoral programs, intended to help universities improve the quality of their programs and prospective students choose those best suited to their abilities and interests.
- NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities »
The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities has become the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
- OppNet Conference Helps Shape Future Research in Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research »
NIH held a conference on October 28-29, 2010, in Washington, DC, to generate innovative scientific ideas and set a direction for the remaining three years of the OppNet initiative.
- FABBS Elects New Board Members »
FABBS is pleased to welcome three new scientists to its board: Victoria Luine, PhD, Peter Salovey, PhD, and Dorothy Fragaszy, PhD.
- Guidance Available for NSF Data Management Plans »
Beginning January 18, 2011, proposals submitted to NSF must have a Data Management Plan.
- U.S. Army, National Cancer Institute, and National Science Foundation Describe Behavioral Science Research Needs and Opportunities »
FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives Meeting on December 6, 2010, drawing in speakers from multiple federal agencies to discuss how behavioral sciences research can further their missions.
- Agency Budgets for this Fiscal Year Still in Question »
While tax cuts to stimulate the economy are getting a great deal of attention, federal agency budgets for Fiscal year 2011 which began on October 1, 2010, are still up in the air.
- University Associations Mobilize for Attacks on Science »
Representatives from multiple scholarly associations have requested examples of social, behavioral and economic research that has produced significant benefits to society.
- Behavioral and Social Scientists Bracing for Threatened Spending Cuts »
One proposed recommendation of a way to to reduce the deficit is to “refocus the National Science Foundation on hard sciences,” which would reduce the funding of the divisions of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences as well as Social and Economic Sciences by 50%.
- OSTP to Host Workshop on the Science of Science Measurement »
The President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a workshop December 2-3, 2010, in Washington, DC intended to “connect science agencies with the frontier of current research on science measurement” and inform science policy practitioners about practical issues.
- NIH Director Creates Task Force for NIDA and NIAAA Consolidation »
After receiving a formal recommendation by the NIH Scientific Management Review Board, NIH Director Francis Collins has asked two senior staff members to organize a task force to look at consolidating research programs on substance use, abuse and addiction into one institute.