News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Agencies Finalize FY 2012 Budget Submissions in Light of Administration Priorities »
Federal agency budget submissions are due to the Office of Management and Budget on September 13, 2010, and agencies are at work to finalize submissions.
- NRC Leader to Become Dean at George Washington University »
Michael Feuer, Executive Director of the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, part of the National Academies, has been named Dean of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
- APA Releases Report on Psychology as a STEM Discipline »
At its Annual Convention, the American Psychological Association released a report, Psychology as a Core Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Discipline.
- 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.
- NSF Advisory Board Seeks Input on Review Criteria »
The National Science Board (NSB) seeks input from the scientific community on its proposed revision to two merit review criteria and the principles underlying them.
- Scientists Needed to Respond to SBE Threats »
Since the assaults began on NSF generally, and SBE in particular, the scientific community has united in opposition to attacks on NSF, individual grants, and an entire area of science. Scientists need to continue to get involved to turn the tide.
- Senator Recommends Elimination of NSF SBE Directorate: Advocates Responding »
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released the latest in a series of “oversight reports” prepared by his office, a report that is highly critical of the National Science Foundation.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Marilynn Brewer »
Marilynn B. Brewer, PhD (The Ohio State University and University of New South Wales) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- U.S. House Subcommittee Takes Aim at NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate »
A Congressional hearing was held “to examine the need for federal investments in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences (SBE) and to assess its value to the American taxpayer.”
- FABBS Welcomes McGraw-Hill Higher Education »
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, has joined FABBS as a corporate affiliate.
- Capitol Hill Exhibition Highlights NSF-Sponsored Research »
As part of the Coalition for National Science Funding’s Annual Exhibition & Reception on Capitol Hill, FABBS highlighted the NSF-funded research of Dr. Rick Thomas of the University of Oklahoma.
- Limits Set for House Appropriations Subcommittees »
Rep. Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced limits for the House Appropriations Subcommittees to use when determining funding for programs under their jurisdiction.