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.
President Biden Announced Key Picks for OSTP and PCAST
January 21, 2021
Days before taking office, then President-Elect Biden announced appointments to the Office of Science Policy and Technology (OSTP) and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The timing of these appointments demonstrates a strong interest in and commitment to science in the next administration. Under the previous administration, the position of OSTP Director sat empty for nearly two years. Acting quickly to make OSTP appointments was aread more
FABBS Endorses Bipartisan STEM Legislation
January 21, 2021
House Science Committee Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) have reintroduced four bills that focus on bolstering the STEM workforce. FABBS has endorsed legislation, per the invitation of the Science Committee.
The Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act proposes the National Science Foundation (NSF) create a two-year fellowship program for scientists facing fewer job opportunities in academia because of the coronavirus pandemic.read more
2021 FABBS Early Career Award Winners
January 6, 2021
FABBS is pleased to announce our 2021 Early Career Impact Award winners. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Member societies are invited to submit nominations on a rotating basis and the awardees will be featured in profile pieces throughout the year.
Academy of Behavioral Medicineread more
Congress Kicks Off the 117th Session
January 8, 2021
The U.S. Congress began its 117th session on January 3, 2021, after swearing in new and returning Senators and Representatives. The new Congress faces demands for trillions of dollars in new spending in efforts to address needs of a worsening pandemic and long-term consequences. The outcome of the January 5 election for the two U.S. Senators from Georgia resulted in a chamber split evenly between Republicans and Democrats with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris providing theread more