Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences

Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS)

“FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. We communicate the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these areas to policy makers and the public.”

FABBS represents the interests of its scientific societies by:

  • Educating federal representatives and Congress about the importance of research in the
    sciences of mind, brain, and behavior
  • Advocating for legislation and policy that enhance training and research
  • Providing sources of expertise and knowledge to federal agencies, Congress, and the media
  • Encouraging the sound use of science in the creation of public policy
  • Fostering effective interaction between agencies and organizations that fund research and the
    community of scientists and scientific societies
  • Facilitating information exchange among constituent societies as well as other scientific organizations

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS)

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) use the FABBS journal, published by Sage, which presents research and scientific reviews relevant to public policy. The articles allow scientists to share research that can help build sound policies, allow policymakers to provide feedback to the scientific community regarding research that could address societal challenges, and encourage the scientific community to build models that seriously consider implementation to address the needs of society.

FABBS Early Career Impact Award

Deadline for nominations: 25 September, 2019

FABBS is seeking nominations for the Early Career Impact Award. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies (see FABBS membership ) during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to our sciences.

One of the 2020 awards will be given to an early career scientist in the Cognitive Science Society.

The purpose of this award is to recognize scientists who have made major research contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. The goal is to enhance public visibility of these sciences and the particular research through the dissemination efforts of FABBS in collaboration with the member societies and award winners. Nominations are encouraged for individuals who have made outstanding research contributions, especially those who have also increased awareness of science through outreach activities to the public (e.g., community talks, high school demos) or communication with the media (e.g., interviews, blogs).

The nomination process will proceed in two phases. In the first phase, member societies (e.g., the Cognitive Science Society) internally solicit nominations. The member society then reviews and selects their top candidate, and will submit this nomination to the FABBS. In the second phase, the FABBS Board will meet in December to review all candidates and select final awardees.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate (self-nominations are allowed), please complete the form on the FABBS website, save the PDF file, and then forward it along with the candidate’s CV to Asifa Majid. Nominations must be received no later than September 25th, 2019.

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