News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • 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.
  • FABBS Welcomes McGraw-Hill Higher Education »
    McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, has joined FABBS as a corporate affiliate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Short-Term CR Likely »
    Both the House and Senate are working toward a short-term CR to fund the government, and on Friday, February 25, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released details of a CR that would fund the government for two weeks.
  • Funding Cuts Pass House and Move to the Senate »
    In the early morning hours of Saturday, February 19, 2011, the U.S. House voted to pass H.R. 1, a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government for the current fiscal year, but at significantly lower levels.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth Loftus »
    Elizabeth Loftus, PhD (University of California, Irvine) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
  • Action Alert: Urge Congress to Oppose Severe Cuts to Science Funding »
    Please contact your Representative in Congress and urge them to oppose the significant cuts to science funding for NIH and NSF included in H.R. 1.
  • 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.
  • 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.