News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- 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.
- New NSF Director Addresses Budget, Interdisciplinary Research, and Science Education »
Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio’s Science Friday, recently interviewed the new NSF Director, Subra Suresh, about NSF’s research mission and the impact of current budget challenges.
- OppNet Opens Career Development Opportunities for Mid-Career and Senior Researchers »
NIH is currently seeking applications from established, mid-career and senior investigators for short-term, mentored career development awards.
- Scientific Societies Urge Lawmakers to Fund Science »
FABBS has joined hundreds of scientific universities, organizations and societies in urging U.S. House and Senate leaders to maintain or increase fiscal year 2011 funding requests for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
- President Asks for Review of Human Subjects Protection Regulations »
President Obama is seeking a review of federal regulations and international standards to determine if they adequately protect participants in research studies, both domestically and internationally.
- PCAST Responds to Joint Letter about K-12 STEM Education »
Earlier this year, we asked PCAST to affirm that all sciences are needed to address the nation’s many challenges - on November 10, 2010, we received a reply from PCAST.
- 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.
- 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.
- Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director »
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh as director of the National Science Foundation for a six-year term.
- NSF SBE Directorate Seeks Input on Research Agenda for Next Decade »
NSF Assistant Director Myron Gutmann invites the scientific community to “think boldly about future promises” for our sciences and to submit white papers that will address next-generation research challenges.