News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- 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.
- Senator Recommends Elimination of NSF SBE Directorate: Advocates Responding »
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released the latest in a series of “oversight reports” prepared by his office, a report that is highly critical of the National Science Foundation.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Marilynn Brewer »
Marilynn B. Brewer, PhD (The Ohio State University and University of New South Wales) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- U.S. House Subcommittee Takes Aim at NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate »
A Congressional hearing was held “to examine the need for federal investments in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences (SBE) and to assess its value to the American taxpayer.”
- FABBS Welcomes McGraw-Hill Higher Education »
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, has joined FABBS as a corporate affiliate.
- Capitol Hill Exhibition Highlights NSF-Sponsored Research »
As part of the Coalition for National Science Funding’s Annual Exhibition & Reception on Capitol Hill, FABBS highlighted the NSF-funded research of Dr. Rick Thomas of the University of Oklahoma.
- Limits Set for House Appropriations Subcommittees »
Rep. Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced limits for the House Appropriations Subcommittees to use when determining funding for programs under their jurisdiction.
- Senate Subcommittee Hears Testimony on NIH Budget - Success Rates to Drop »
NIH Director Francis Collins appeared before the U.S. Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee last week to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NIH.
- 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).
- 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.”
- National Research Council Holds Meeting on SBS Sciences in K-12 Education »
On November 17-18, 2011, the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education held a meeting to discuss strategies for increasing attention to the social and behavioral sciences in K-12 education.
- NSF Launches New Grant Mechanism »
On December 1, 2011, NSF will begin receiving proposals under a new grant award mechanism called CREATIV for Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures. CREATIV is intended to “attract unusually creative high-risk/ high-reward interdisciplinary proposals.”