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Social Science Spending a Pawn in Budget Games

In the White House’s budget on the table in Washington, D.C. right now, NSF, NIH and other U.S. government funders of social and behavioral science research have built in extra money for grants, Howard Silver explains how that money, much of it marked as ‘mandatory,’ is anything but.

7 years ago
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Include Me In: Social Sciences and the Innovation Deficit

With a little more wiggle room in the U.S. budget this year, proponents of strong federal support for R&D and higher education are trying to get their message out about America’s lagging innovation. Social science and the STEM fields are making common cause in the campaign.

9 years ago