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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.

Societies Consortium Continues to Grow and Develop New Tools to Support STEMM Community, including Members of FABBS

September 24, 2020

The Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM held its second all-members meeting this September. The Consortium was created with over 100 inaugural member organizations standing together against sexual, racial, and other intersecting bases of harassment, conceived in response to a report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Now a force of over 130 societies, representatives from member organizations convened to hear updates,

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NIMH Council Meeting and FABBS Helps Launch the Friends of NIMH

September 24, 2020

The NIMH Council met on September 15, covering a wide range of important topics. In his Director’s report, Dr. Gordon provided an update on numerous invitations from Congressional offices, including participation in a briefing for the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and the American Brain Coalition (ABC). FABBS is a member of ABC and our executive director serves on the advocacy committee.

Dr. Gordon shared his strong support for NIMH-funded researchers’ ethical

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Continuing Resolution Passed in the House, Research Relief Prospects are Hopeful

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday night, after a long day of partisan disagreement around farm aid, nutrition assistance, and timeline, the House voted 359 to 57 to approve a bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open until December 11, 2020.

According to the bill summary, the CR would appropriate funding at levels provided in FY 2020, extend the availability of funding for certain multiyear research grants that were interrupted by COVID-19, and expire on

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White House Releases Memo on the Budget R & D Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022

September 10, 2020

Last month, Russell Vought, Director of Office of Management and Budget, and Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies regarding ‘FY 2022 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities and Cross-cutting Actions’.

The Memo builds on Administration priorities identified as Innovations of the Future (IotF) including Artificial Intelligence, Quantum

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