News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- New Grant Podcasts Available from NIH »
See podcasts on the grant application process and use of plain language in applications.
- OppNet Funding Available for Meetings to Create Interdisciplinary Research Teams »
NIH seeks to advance basic behavioral and social sciences research by providing funds for scientific meetings that will facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary research teams.
- NIH Urges Scientists to Communicate Research Value in Applications »
Recognizing the importance of clearly communicating to the public what is being funded with tax dollars and why the research is important, NIH is getting the word out to applicants that they should state in plain language the value and potential impact of the research on public health.
- 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.
- NIH Creates Public Feedback Site: SMRB Recommendations Up First »
NIH wants to make it easier for members of the research community and general public to offer comments, and it has created a new Web site to gather input.
- 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.
- SBE Research Survives House Appropriations Committee, but Faces Challenge on Floor »
Amidst the ongoing and critical work necessary to deal with the debt ceiling, the pace of progress on appropriations bills has recently slowed in the House.
- STEM Education Challenges Offered to the Scientific Community »
In recent weeks, several challenges have been presented to the scientific community by federal agencies interested in STEM education.
- 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.