News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • 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.”
  • NSF Develops Family Friendly Policies for Scientists »
    The National Science Foundation, with the support of the White House, announced a series of new policies, to support scientists who struggle with balancing parenthood and research careers.
  • National Science Board Seeks Nominations for Science Leadership and Public Service Awards »
    The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for the Vannevar Bush Award which is given annually to leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology and public policy.
  • On-Line Research Ethics Resources Created »
    The America COMPETES Act of 2007 required that institutions receiving support from NSF provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.
  • NIGMS Seeks Applications for Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools In Biological and Behavioral Research »
    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is encouraging applications for Research Education Grants (R25) to conduct workshops and short courses that aim to improve the integration of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches in biological and/or behavioral research.
  • The Ups and Downs of Science Funding »
    Both the U.S. House and Senate are identifying ways to move FY 2012 appropriations bills through their respective chambers. This year, the strategy may be to package small groups of spending bills or “minibuses” for votes, rather than bringing all remaining spending bills (an omnibus bill) to the floor as a whole.
  • Congress Rolling Out Continuing Resolution as Agencies Prepare for Cuts »
    On Sept 14, 2011, House appropriators introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund government programs from October 1 through November 18, 2011. Passage of the CR is expected in both the House and Senate this week.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Richard Anderson »
    Richard C. Anderson EdD (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
  • 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.
  • 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.