News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- 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.
- 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 Posts SBE 2020 White Papers »
NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate launched “SBE 2020” in August 2010 and recently posted submissions to its website.
- Appropriations Committees to Begin Cutting »
After a one-week recess to allow Members of Congress to spend time in their districts, the new House majority will get started in earnest on reducing non-security, discretionary spending.
- 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.
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- SAGE Publications Launches Social Science Blog »
SAGE Publications, a corporate affiliate of FABBS, has launched a new blog, Social Science Space.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth and Robert Bjork »
Elizabeth Bjork, PhD and Robert Bjork, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) are now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- National Research Council Announces New Board »
The NRC's DBASSE recently announced that its Committee on Human-Systems Integration has been elevated to the status of a Board.
- NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, Blogs about Arizona Tragedy and Serious Mental Illness »
When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, all of us seek an explanation. While there remain many questions, a leading hypothesis is that the suspect has a serious mental illness.
- 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.