APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
March 2013

APA Science Policy News (March 2013)

NSF seeks proposals for research in neuroscience and cognitive science

NSF seeks proposals for research in neuroscience and cognitive science

In keeping with President Obama’s neuroscience initiative, NSF is seeking proposals with the potential to transform these areas of research in four broad thematic areas.

APA Federal Budget Blog

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APA hosts Lobby Day for Association of VA Psychologist Leaders

Many of the members of Congress chairing full committees and subcommittees on veterans’ issues are new in the roles this session.

Congressional briefing highlights substance abuse research with military and veteran populations

By Christine Jamieson

APA and the Friends of NIDA coalition organize session on current scientific approaches to understanding and treating substance abuse among military personnel, veterans and families.

APA Government Relations staff meets with Division 19 executive committee

Agenda items included possible effects of the budget sequestration on DoD psychologists and internship applicants and new collaborative efforts underway at DoD and VA in the areas of suicide prevention, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.