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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.

NIMH Council Spring Meeting

May 20, 2021

On May 18, the National Advisory Mental Health Council convened for its 263rd meeting to advise the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the strategic planning and grants-making processes, and other policy issues related to NIMH research. Members of the council come from distinguished positions in academia, health facilities, and service organizations. See more information about the council here.

Watch a recording of the meeting here. Refer to the

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NIH Council of Councils Holds Spring Meeting

On May 20 and 21, the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) convened for  two days of presentations including many of particular importance to behavioral and cognitive science communities.  

Dr. William Riley, Director of Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), delivered a report, “Trans-NIH Research Opportunities in the Basic Behavioral and Social

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Meeting of National Science Board Focuses on Broadening Participation

The National Science Board (NSB) met on May 19 and 20 and heard from National Science Foundation staff about the status and future direction of the foundation.

NSF Director Panchanathan shared his enthusiasm with the Board about the current moment at the Foundation. He discussed how his priorities for the future of NSF align with the NSB’s Vision 2030, with White House priorities, and with funding proposals under consideration in Congress. Director Panchanthan’s three pillars for the

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Legislation Endorsed by FABBS Passes House

On Monday, May 17, the House of Representatives passed five bills endorsed by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). The legislation passed by voice vote, a process requiring a two-thirds majority for passage, indicating broad bipartisan support for these important measures.

These bipartisan bills sponsored by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, now head to the

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