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By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: August 13, 2014
UPDATING: A presentation on social, behavioral and economic sciences funded by the National Science Foundation pressed one overriding message: we matter.
By Paula Skedsvold | Published: August 1, 2014
A U.S. Senate bill to renew the landmark America COMPETES Act, and to contest with NSF funding authorization contained with the House's FIRST Act, was...
By Howard J. Silver | Published: July 29, 2014
A seminal figure in solidifying the importance and position of the social and behavioral sciences in the federal research infrastructure, sociologist Cora Marrett leaves the...
By Paul Jensen and Elizabeth Webster | Published: July 22, 2014
Australia allocates around A$9 billion a year of taxpayers’ money for research, but how do we know if that money is being spent wisely?
By Michael A. White | Published: July 22, 2014
Trying to measure the benefits of scientific research using traditional business-oriented metrics may not be the best tool in our shed, argues Michael White.
By Michael Harris | Published: July 2, 2014
A little bit of poli sci learning might be a tonic in Washington. But as Michael Harris points out, some legislators like Dr. Tom Coburn...
By Social Science Space | Published: June 20, 2014
Senator Tom Coburn's long-standing effort to restrict political science funding has returned with a new amendment filed for the latest bill that funds the National...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: June 16, 2014
The front-line soldiers in the skirmishing over U.S. government funding of social science are durable stories told over and over.
By Christine Cameron | Published: June 5, 2014
On May 29, the National Science Foundation issued an Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Awardee...