News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • GRANT Act Draws Concerns of Scientists and Policymakers »
    The Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2011 (GRANT Act or H.R. 3433) would require federal agencies to establish additional transparency measures, but advocates, scientists, and even members of Congress are raising concerns about its potential impact on science.
  • 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.
  • 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).