Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
December 2004

Science Policy Insider News (December 2004)

The DHS Learning Curve Rounds Up Psychologists

The DHS Scholars and Fellows program, which provides generous support to rising undergraduate juniors and first or second year graduate students, continues to demonstrate appreciation for psychology and other social sciences.

NIH Working Group on Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research Reports at Advisory Committee Meeting

The Advisory Committee of the Director of NIH heard a presentation December 2, 2004, on the recently released draft report of the NIH Working Group on Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

Old Friends Meet New Friends at APA

Science Policy staff hosted two meetings of the Friends of NIDA at APA headquarters during the month of December.

Appropriations 2005: Where's "The Scream" When You Really Need It?

Most political insiders would agree that the federal appropriations process is more art than science. But when Congress delivered the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 catch-all spending bill, much of the artwork was missing.

Recruiting Champions for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders on Capitol Hill

Science Policy staff worked along with other Public Policy Office staff, the Government Relations Office in the Practice Directorate, and CEO Norman Anderson to draft letters urging members of the House of Representatives to join two House Caucuses that we hope will raise the profile of mental health and substance use disorders in what will likely be a very tight budgetary climate during the next congress.

Also in this Issue

Senate Confirms New Director of NSF and Psychologist for National Science Board; Congress Upholds Support for Peer Review; Science Policy Takes A Holiday at the White House; APA Science Policy Fellowship Applications Due January 3, 2005; APA Science Directorate Offers New Summer Fellowships in Counterintelligence Research; Air Force Research Lab Looking for Senior Scientist