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New Administration Stokes Old Fears for Social Scientists
Academic Funding
January 26, 2017

New Administration Stokes Old Fears for Social Scientists

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UNC Chapel Hill Tops for Federal Social Science Funding
Academic Funding
December 13, 2016

UNC Chapel Hill Tops for Federal Social Science Funding

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NSF Policy Bill, Without Budget Authorization, Looks Likely to Pass
Academic Funding
December 7, 2016

NSF Policy Bill, Without Budget Authorization, Looks Likely to Pass

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Will November Prove to be the Cruelest Month for Science?
Academic Funding
December 7, 2016

Will November Prove to be the Cruelest Month for Science?

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Government Research Funding Falls for Fourth Year in US

Government Research Funding Falls for Fourth Year in US

For the fourth straight year, federal funding for research and development at institutions of higher education decreased in absolute terms, according to a new brief on the 2015 fiscal year the National Science Foundation released last week. Despite that overall fall, research and development funding for psychology and for fields identified as social science increased from 2014 to 2015.

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When Government is Not Enough for Research Funding

When Government is Not Enough for Research Funding

Two research executives from the University of Minnesota see there isn’t enough government funding to pay for all the innovative research that needs to be taking place. Might business take up the slack?

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Puzzling Out Trump’s Effect on Science and Expertise

Puzzling Out Trump’s Effect on Science and Expertise

The election of Donald Trump illustrates the hazards encountered when scientists and scientific institutions alienate themselves from historic global changes.

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Singapore Ups Social Science Research Budget by 45 Percent

Singapore Ups Social Science Research Budget by 45 Percent

After launching the Singapore Social Science Research Council in January, the country’s Ministry of Education is backing that up with a serious infusion of cash.

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A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

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The Financialisation of Academic Knowledge Production

The Financialisation of Academic Knowledge Production

As part of our series on academic freedom, Dylan Kerrigan discusses the wider implications of the financialisation of academic knowledge production by considering academic book publishing. He asks if the success of academic books is best measured by economic or non-economic criteria, by its impact on the business sector or its veracity, by ideological myth-making or evidence.

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Making the Best of Brexit’s Impact on Science and Research

Making the Best of Brexit’s Impact on Science and Research

Addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the Brexit vote, the Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science recommend immediate steps the government should take to support UK science and ensure the “long-term health of research is kept to the fore” during the negotiation process.

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Canadian Science Minister Funds More than 1,000 SSH Projects

Canadian Science Minister Funds More than 1,000 SSH Projects

Canada’s first-ever Minister of Science spends more than a billion dollars on science projects in a busy week.

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