News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- NSF Director Discusses Outlook for NSF in the New Year »
Subra Suresh, NSF’s new Director, met with numerous scientific society and university representatives on January 18, 2011, to share his thoughts on NSF’s direction and to answer questions.
- Appropriations Committees to Begin Cutting »
After a one-week recess to allow Members of Congress to spend time in their districts, the new House majority will get started in earnest on reducing non-security, discretionary spending.
- NSF Posts SBE 2020 White Papers »
NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate launched “SBE 2020” in August 2010 and recently posted submissions to its website.
- NIGMS Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training »
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is seeking comments from the public on its draft strategic plan for training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
- NSF Fares Well in President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
The National Science Foundation was a clear winner in the President’s budget, with a proposed 13% increase above the 2010 enacted level or $7.8 billion.
- U.S. House Set to Make Significant Cuts in Science Funding for FY 2011 »
Shortly after the President rolled out the FY 2012 budget, the U.S. House began consideration of H.R. 1, a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government for the current fiscal.
- Action Alert: Urge Congress to Oppose Severe Cuts to Science Funding »
Please contact your Representative in Congress and urge them to oppose the significant cuts to science funding for NIH and NSF included in H.R. 1.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth Loftus »
Elizabeth Loftus, PhD (University of California, Irvine) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Funding Cuts Pass House and Move to the Senate »
In the early morning hours of Saturday, February 19, 2011, the U.S. House voted to pass H.R. 1, a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government for the current fiscal year, but at significantly lower levels.
- Short-Term CR Likely »
Both the House and Senate are working toward a short-term CR to fund the government, and on Friday, February 25, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released details of a CR that would fund the government for two weeks.