Author: Andrea Horsman

February 5, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 3

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF's Ten Big Ideas Solicitations COSSA IN ACTION February's Headlines Webchat to Feature a Deep Dive on Evidence-Based Policymaking COSSA Releases 2019 Rankings of College and University Social Science Investment The Research-to-Policy Collaboration Answers "Why Social...

January 22, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 2

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act Becomes Law CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Committees Begin to Announce Leadership, Membership as FY 2019 Funding Remains Uncertain Chairwoman Johnson Introduces Gun Violence Research Act FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases Information for Proposers and Grantees During Government...

January 8, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 1

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Government Shutdown Continues into Third Week, Leaving Uncertainty for FY 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Early Bird Registration Opens for Social Science Advocacy Day Register for January's Headlines Webchat Featuring a Deep Dive on Advocacy Resources Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill...

December 11, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 24

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS White House Releases STEM Education Strategic Plan COSSA IN ACTION December COSSA Headlines to Feature OBSSR Director CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Averting Partial Government Shutdown House Republicans Announce Committee Leadership for the 116th Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases...

November 27, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 23

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Save the Date: Advocacy Day 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Linguist Claudia Brugman Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Rep. Johnson Seeks Science Chairmanship, Announces Priorities for the New Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Office of Evaluation Sciences Seeks Fellows NEH Releases...

Don’t discount the value of a heartfelt “thank you” for Valentines Day

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OIBR Fellows, Jay A. Mancini (HDFS) and K.A.S. Wickrama (HDFS) have received the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award for 2018

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November 13, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 22

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Appoints Five New Members of the National Science Board, Reappoints Two Members COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Democrats Take Control of the House in Midterm Elections; Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Comments Sought...

October 30, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 21

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Introducing HEADLINES: A Monthly Look at What's New and Noteworthy in Social Science Policy COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Encourages Response to NIH Clinical Trials RFI COSSA Seeks Interns for 2019 Disaster Researchers Brandi Gilbert and Nnenia Campbell Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters...

October 16, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 20

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Endorses Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Science COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Panel Considers Dillingham Nomination for Census Director FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Nomination Opportunities Funding Opportunities Notices & Requests for Comment Open Positions COMMUNITY NEWS & REPORTS Academies Releases "How...

OIBR Fellow Receives NIH New Innovator Award

OIBR Fellow, Katie Ehrlich, assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of Psychology, recently received $2.3 million for the Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institute of Health Common Fund's High-Risk, High Reward Research program....

October 2, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 19

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NSF Seeks Nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award COSSA IN ACTION SSRC's Alondra Nelson Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Trump Signs Labor-HHS Bill/CR, Pushing Remaining FY19 Spending to Dec 7 FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Announces New...

Self-Regulation Research by OIBR Fellow, Assaf Oshri

Self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and drug problems, according to recent research led by OIBR Fellow Assaf Oshri, an associate professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The...

Trump Signs Bill Funding NIH, HHS, ED, & BLS

Analysis of the Final FY 2019 Labor, Health Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill On September 28, President Trump signed into law a fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding package containing two of twelve appropriations bills, the Defense Appropriations bill...

New Fellows for Fall 2018

Please join us in congratulating the following new Fellows of OIBR! Geoffrey Brown (HDFS) Former Grantsmanship Development Program Participant, Dr. Geoff Brown (HDFS) received an R01 from NIH to study how rural environments, social networks and paternal factors contribute to infant development...

September 18, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 18

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Social Psychologists Among 2018 Golden Goose Award Recipients COSSA IN ACTION CJRA's Peter Wood Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Makes Progress on Appropriations as Fiscal Year Comes to a Close Senate Committee Seeks Answers from USDA on ERS/NIFA...

September 4, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 17

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS USDA Announces Plans to Move NIFA and ERS out of DC, Realign ERS with Chief Economist COSSA IN ACTION New from "Why Social Science?": Misinformation and "Ban-the-Box" Policies Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS State of Play: FY 2019 Appropriations for Social Science...

OIBR Congratulates Psychology Faculty for Recent Grant Successes

We congratulate four Psychology faculty members who have recently received national grant awards: Dr. Katie Ehrlich (Affiliate) received TWO awards! The first NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will focus on proinflammatory phenotypes and depression risk...

OIBR now accepting Seed Grant Proposals (Deadline is 9/28/18)

The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) is seeking applications for faculty seed grant projects in the areas of social and behavioral science. All faculty in the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply, but OIBR will give preference to...

Congratulations to Grace Ahn and Denise Lewis – New OIBR Fellows!

Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn is an Associate Professor in Advertising at Grady College. She teaches undergraduate-level research methods, graduate-level user experience research, communication theory, and advertising and society. Her research examines how social media, video/internet games, and immersive virtual...