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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.

Call for FABBS Science Writer

October 21, 2021

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) is seeking science writers to cover behavioral science informing policy and early career scientists award recipients. Content will be included on our website, to be distributed in our bi-monthly newsletters and shared on social media. FABBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior by connecting and communicating with scientists, policymakers, and

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Q&A: BRAIN Initiative Director Dr. John Ngai

October 20, 2021

FABBS spoke to Dr. John Ngai about the NIH BRAIN Initiative and how cognitive and behavioral scientists fit into his vision for the program and which contributions he sees as having the most potential.

“Because cognitive and behavioral scientists work at so many intersections—brain, human cognition, language, social behavior, and culture—the perspectives and questions they bring to the work of neuroscientists, physicists, statisticians, computer scientists,

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NICHD Strive Initiative Workshop Sessions Wrap Up

October 20, 2021

NICHD Strive Initiative Workshop Sessions Wrap Up  

October 20, 2021 

As previously reported by FABBS, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of Health Equity has launched STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE), a new initiative led by three committees focusing on the following themes: (1) ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in NICHD’s

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Congress Makes Progress on Funding Bills

On October 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee introduced spending legislation that covers agencies responsible for funding the behavioral and brain sciences. This is an encouraging sign amidst a background of ongoing intra-party debates over major pending legislation. Thankfully, Congressional Appropriators have continued working towards passing regular appropriations that would provide funding increases and direction for agencies in Fiscal Year 2022.

On September 30, Congress passed

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