News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- National Research Council Seeks Executive Director »
The National Research Council is looking for an Executive Director for its Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
- Funding Growth for Science Slows Under Reauthorized COMPETES Act »
President Obama’s signature on the America COMPETES Act on January 4, 2011, came as a relief to supporters of bolstering America’s competitiveness in science and innovation.
- New Congress to Set Spending for Remainder of FY 2011 »
The new Congress will be taking up spending for government agencies for the remainder of FY 2011 over the coming weeks.
- Pundits Exchange Views on Arizona Tragedy and What, If Any, Research Is Needed »
In the wake of the horrific shooting of twenty people, including Congresswoman Giffords, in an Arizona shopping center this weekend, many people are asking the question: Who would perform such a horrible act of violence and why?
- NAS to Organize Planning Meeting on Possible Development of K-12 Behavioral and Social Sciences Education Framework »
The National Academies is awarding “modest” internal funding to DBASSE to organize a “planning meeting to assess the feasibility of a full panel study of frameworks for social and behavioral science education in the elementary and secondary grades.”
- White House Seeks Input on Public Participation Tool, ExpertNet »
The White House is seeking input on a proposed software tool intended to make it easier for knowledgeable citizens to share their expertise with government officials.
- NIGMS Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training »
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is seeking comments from the public on its draft strategic plan for training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
- NSF Fares Well in President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
The National Science Foundation was a clear winner in the President’s budget, with a proposed 13% increase above the 2010 enacted level or $7.8 billion.
- U.S. House Set to Make Significant Cuts in Science Funding for FY 2011 »
Shortly after the President rolled out the FY 2012 budget, the U.S. House began consideration of H.R. 1, a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government for the current fiscal.
- President’s Bioethics Commissions Seeks Comments on Human Research Protections »
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues requests public comment on federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in federally-supported research.
- Agreement on Spending Cuts Slipping As Preparations Begin for Possible Government Shutdown »
The White House and Congressional leaders met today, April 5, to reach agreement on how much to cut government spending for the remainder of the fiscal year and avoid a government shutdown. The meeting ended without the two parties reaching a deal.
- NSF Director Testifies On FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
On March 10, 2011, NSF Director Subra Suresh appeared before the U.S. House’s Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request.