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.
- New Congress to Set Spending for Remainder of FY 2011 »
The new Congress will be taking up spending for government agencies for the remainder of FY 2011 over the coming weeks.
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to Include SBS Sciences »
The Association of American Medical Colleges is making changes to the MCAT, the exam that aspiring medical students take before entry into medical school. After a comprehensive review of the MCAT by the AAMC and its 21-member advisory committee, with input from several blue-ribbon panels and advisory groups and survey responses from over 2700 stakeholders, a new section on the behavioral and social sciences will be added to the 2015 exam.
- What Does the Debt Ceiling Solution Mean for Science Funding? »
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (i.e., the debt ceiling agreement) establishes caps on discretionary spending for the next ten years (FY 2012-FY 2021).
- As New Fiscal Year Approaches, CR Likely -- Again »
Fiscal Year 2012 officially begins on October 1, 2011, but neither the House nor Senate has completed work on the 12 appropriations bills.
- NRC Releases K-12 Science Education Framework and Makes Plans for SBE Sciences »
On July 19, 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) released its long-awaited report, A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The framework identifies seven crosscutting concepts, eight key science and engineering practices, and core ideas in four disciplinary areas.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Carol Dweck »
Carol S. Dweck, PhD (Stanford University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- HHS Proposes Changes to Human Research Protection Regulations »
The federal government is seeking comments on how to improve protections for human research participants, while also facilitating research and reducing burdens on investigators.