NSF Funding

Thad Cochrane

Full Senate Panel Approves $7.5B NSF Budget for 2017

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $7.51 billion budget for the National Science Foundation in the coming fiscal year, although the committee’s House counterpart has yet to act on the issue.

5 years ago
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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.

5 years ago
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D.C. Event Helps Policymakers See Past the Abstract

Several recent reports from members of Congress that take potshots at what a quick look suggests is silly scientific research has led a pair of coalitions to explain just how important it is to look at whole story before rushing to judgment.

5 years ago
France Cordova

Social Science Gets Surprisingly Warm Reception on Hill

At the scene of many a dismal day for partisans of social and behavioral science, a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill saw proponents of the disciplines loud and proud. However, those hoping for an $8 billion budget next year for the NSF had less to be happy about.

5 years ago

Archived Webinar: US Funding Picture for 2016

In this archived version of a webcast held on February 17, Mark Vieth — senior vice president of the Washington government relations firm CRD Associates – addresses these issues and others, including what the just-released federal budget from the White House means for federally funded research.

5 years ago

Omnibus US Funding Bill Smiles on Social Science

UPDATED with COSSA analysis: Social and behavioral science funded by the U.S. government appears to have received an early Christmas present as leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the federal enterprise funded in 2016.

5 years ago
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Three Countries, Three Methods to Preserve Social Science

A recent panel drew social science advocates from three countries – Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States – to the same stage to discuss preserving the disciplines’ sometimes tenuous hold on support from policymakers

6 years ago