News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- 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.
- NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, Blogs about Arizona Tragedy and Serious Mental Illness »
When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, all of us seek an explanation. While there remain many questions, a leading hypothesis is that the suspect has a serious mental illness.
- Congress to Reconvene and Another Appropriations Process to Begin »
The Second Session of the 112th Congress is formally getting underway this week. Before 2011 ended, House and Senate conferees had agreed on a spending package that included the nine remaining appropriations bills for FY 2012. NIH received funding at $30.7 billion, an increase of $299 million over FY 2011 levels, minus a .189 percent across the board cut for all programs in the Labor-HHS-Education section of the omnibus bill.
- NIH Announces OppNet Funding Opportunity »
The NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) announced a new RFA, Basic Research on Decision Making: Cognitive, Affective, and Developmental Perspectives.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Howard Gardner »
Howard Gardner, PhD (Harvard University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's "In Honor of..." program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Claude Steele »
Claude M. Steele, PhD (Stanford University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Robert Feldman to Serve as President-Elect of FABBS Foundation »
The FABBS Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Feldman (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will serve as President-Elect beginning in January 2012.
- 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.”
- 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).