News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- NIH Creates Public Feedback Site: SMRB Recommendations Up First »
NIH wants to make it easier for members of the research community and general public to offer comments, and it has created a new Web site to gather input.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Edwin Locke »
Edwin Locke, Dean's Professor of Leadership and Motivation (Emeritus) at the University of Maryland, College Park, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- U.S. Army, National Cancer Institute, and National Science Foundation Describe Behavioral Science Research Needs and Opportunities »
FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives Meeting on December 6, 2010, drawing in speakers from multiple federal agencies to discuss how behavioral sciences research can further their missions.
- Agency Budgets for this Fiscal Year Still in Question »
While tax cuts to stimulate the economy are getting a great deal of attention, federal agency budgets for Fiscal year 2011 which began on October 1, 2010, are still up in the air.
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- NSF Director Discusses Outlook for NSF in the New Year »
Subra Suresh, NSF’s new Director, met with numerous scientific society and university representatives on January 18, 2011, to share his thoughts on NSF’s direction and to answer questions.
- Senate Votes Will Set Direction on Spending Cuts »
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote perhaps as early as today, March 8, 2011, on two Continuing Resolutions (CRs) that Majority Leader Harry Reid says will reflect the values of Congress, in particular the level of cuts and where they would occur.
- ABC News Highlights Human Factors Research »
Graduate students from George Mason University took a driving simulator used at a FABBS Foundation event to a local DC-area school with surprising results.
- Hauser to Serve as Executive Director of DBASSE »
Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, announced on February 22, 2011, that Robert Hauser has been appointed Executive Director of the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE).
- OBSSR Co-Sponsors New Summer Institute on mHealth »
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH is co-sponsoring the first-ever summer workshop on mobile health on June 20-24, 2011, in San Diego, California.
- OppNet Funding Uncertain »
Barely into its second year, funding for OppNet, a five-year initiative to advance research in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR) relevant to NIH’s mission, remains uncertain.