News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- NIH Announces Fiscal Policy for FY 2011 Grant Awards »
With passage of the final FY 2011 spending bill now complete, NIH recently announced how it will implement the 1% spending cut for FY 2011 grant awards.