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NICHD to Update Strategic Plan: Opportunities for Input

September 20, 2018

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recently announced its plans to update its strategic plan . NICHD plays a significant role in supporting behavioral and brain science research and research training activities.

Behavioral and brain science researchers are encouraged to communicate with the Institute about sustaining NICHD support for our sciences.  This input will be particularly helpful and informative for

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NSF Launches 2026 Idea Machine Prize Competition

September 20, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a competition to seek the public’s input in setting the U.S. research agenda in fundamental research. The 2026 Idea Machine builds on the agency’s 10 Big Ideas and is part of a systematic effort to identify investment opportunities that are “bold foundational research questions that are large in scope, innovative in character, originate outside of any particular directorate, and

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AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition on July 12th

June 29, 2018

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host a Symposium on Higher Education and Human Rights on July 12th in Washington, DC. The Coalition was formed in 2009, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has served as the secretariat since its inception. FABBS was a founding member of the Coalition, in addition to the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and many other scientific societies.

The

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NIH Outlines Plan to Address Basic Scientists’ Concerns

June 29, 2018

In response to Congressional report language (see pages 34-35), and in follow up to a recent meeting among NIH and a group of stakeholders, NIH has developed a plan to “address the shared interests of involved stakeholders” and is preparing to “move forward so that [they] can widely communicate the delayed enforcement and lenient implementation described in the plan.” Within the next two weeks, NIH will issue guide notices and a Request for Information (RFI). FABBS will

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