News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- NSF Issues Call for Alan T. Waterman Award for Exceptional, Young Investigators »
The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes the contributions of one young investigator per year for “exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers.”
- NIH Invites Comment on Its Draft Strategic Plan for Obesity Research »
The NIH Obesity Research Task Force is updating the Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research and seeks public comment on the draft plan by October 14, 2010.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Edward Smith »
Edward Smith, PhD, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- 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.
- Funding Growth for Science Slows Under Reauthorized COMPETES Act »
President Obama’s signature on the America COMPETES Act on January 4, 2011, came as a relief to supporters of bolstering America’s competitiveness in science and innovation.
- First FY 2012 Minibus Spending Package Completed – NSF Gets Increase »
Congress passed its first package of FY 2012 appropriations bills late last week. The “minibus” combined three spending bills including Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) which funds NSF. The House-Senate conference agreement decreases CJS spending by $583 million from FY 2011, but provides $7 billion for NSF, an amount that is $173 million above last year’s funding.
- NIH Seeks Innovative, High-Risk Ideas for Common Fund »
NIH is seeking new ideas for the Common Fund that “fundamentally change how we think about, support, or do research in a specific field, or … create an entirely new field.”
- Democrats Release Report Critical of Senator Coburn’s Analysis of NSF »
Democratic committee staff evaluated the substance of the claims made by Senator Coburn in The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope that “NSF had mismanaged or wasted $3 billion” and could not "validate a single category of significant purported savings.”