News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Science Journalist Sought for FABBS Foundation »
The FABBS Foundation, established in 2004 to support the educational mission of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), is entering a new period of growth. In 2011, the FABBS Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to hire a science writer who can assist the organization in building its public outreach strategy.
- New Leaders Elected to FABBS Board »
The FABBS Council of Representatives, consisting of scientists from the twenty-two scientific societies represented by FABBS, has elected four new members to serve on the FABBS board.
- 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).
- 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.