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The Debt Ceiling Deal and Subcommittee Allocations – Implications for Research Funding

On May 27, less than a week before the U.S. was expected to default on its debts, President Biden and Speaker McCarthy reached a long-awaited deal on the debt ceiling. Congress acted quickly to pass the Fiscal Responsibility Act of …

FABBS Advocates for Brain Research Funding on Capitol Hill

The American Brain Coalition (ABC) hosted its annual Hill Day. ABC is a nonprofit organization comprised of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. FABBS serves on the advocacy committee, to ensure that behavioral …

NSF SBE Holds Spring Meeting

The Advisory Committee (AC) for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) met on June 8 and 9 for their Spring meeting. 

Dr. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SBE AC Chair, provided opening …

Researcher Gains Insights on Early Language Development

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Inclusion and Advancement of LGBTQ+ People in STEM Fields

The Inclusion and Advancement of LGBTQ+ People in STEM Fields symposium took place on May 30th. It was the first convening to bring together the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), federal funding agencies, and researchers examining …

Nobel Summit: Truth, Trust and Hope

Last month, the National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Nobel Foundation, held the second Nobel Prize Summit: Truth, Trust, and Hope. The three-day event featured behavioral scientists as well as a performance artist, magician, poet, and Nobel laureates …

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