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News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

NSF Seeking Feedback – Ideas Machine and NSF Grantee Experiences

June 13, 2019

The National Science Foundation received more than 800 idea
submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea
Machine competition. Now the 33 best submissions are completing for the grand prize. To
this end, NSF is asking the scientific community and the public to help NSF determine which entries will advance
to the next stage.

NSF is eager to hear from external stakeholders and invites FABBS members to watch entrants’ video pitches and comment on the importance and potential

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2018-2019 Research Excellence Awardees

June 13, 2019

Part of the FABBS mission is to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and to communicate the importance of its research to the public. Now in its second year, the FABBS Research Excellence Awards program honors undergraduate and graduate students within our affiliate member departments and divisions who have conducted research of superior scientific quality with broad societal impact. In addition to describing the methods and results of the research, nominations

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Reading and Math, Better Together

June 13, 2019

We
get it: one of the best ways to help children succeed in school and in life is
to read to them.  

But math? Not so much, with some parents unaware of the importance of math in the early years and teachers by and large spending twice as much time on reading than on math, according to a new paper in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The paper, “Mathematics and Reading Develop Together in Young Children: Practical and Policy

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NIMH and NICHD Advisory Councils Meet, Discussing Their Respective Strategic Plans

June 13, 2019

NIH institute Advisory Councils advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Director of National Institutes of Health; and the Directors of individual institutes, on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of relevant health research, research training, and other programs. Councils are comprised of topic experts approved by NIH leadership, who are often identified by the individual institutes.

The
House Appropriations Committee included

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