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.

DBASSE Lecture and Fall Meeting

On October 14 and 15, the Division of Behavioral and Social Science Research and Education at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, hosted the 2021 Henry and Bryna David Lecture and the Advisory Committee met to discuss topics related to climate change.  

The lecture, Like Wildfire: How Climate Justice Should Change Disaster Response’, showcased the work of Dr. Michael Méndez, an Assistant Professor of

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WT Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence (Coming soon)

October 21, 2021

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. Check out the Foundation’s website here.

W.T. Grant Foundation will be announcing the upcoming funding opportunity titled “Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence.” We encourage FABBS membership to apply, as it relates to social scientists

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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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