News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • NSF Launches New Grant Mechanism »
    On December 1, 2011, NSF will begin receiving proposals under a new grant award mechanism called CREATIV for Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures. CREATIV is intended to “attract unusually creative high-risk/ high-reward interdisciplinary proposals.”
  • NSF Develops Family Friendly Policies for Scientists »
    The National Science Foundation, with the support of the White House, announced a series of new policies, to support scientists who struggle with balancing parenthood and research careers.
  • National Science Board Seeks Nominations for Science Leadership and Public Service Awards »
    The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for the Vannevar Bush Award which is given annually to leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology and public policy.
  • STEM Education Challenges Offered to the Scientific Community »
    In recent weeks, several challenges have been presented to the scientific community by federal agencies interested in STEM education.
  • NSF Advisory Board Seeks Input on Review Criteria »
    The National Science Board (NSB) seeks input from the scientific community on its proposed revision to two merit review criteria and the principles underlying them.
  • Senator Recommends Elimination of NSF SBE Directorate: Advocates Responding »
    Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released the latest in a series of “oversight reports” prepared by his office, a report that is highly critical of the National Science Foundation.
  • Senate Votes Will Set Direction on Spending Cuts »
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote perhaps as early as today, March 8, 2011, on two Continuing Resolutions (CRs) that Majority Leader Harry Reid says will reflect the values of Congress, in particular the level of cuts and where they would occur.
  • ABC News Highlights Human Factors Research »
    Graduate students from George Mason University took a driving simulator used at a FABBS Foundation event to a local DC-area school with surprising results.
  • Hauser to Serve as Executive Director of DBASSE »
    Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, announced on February 22, 2011, that Robert Hauser has been appointed Executive Director of the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE).
  • 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.