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Washington and Social Science: News Bulletin No. 3

Topics this month include a look at Congress clearing the Fiscal Year 2017 budget- and rejecting the Trump-proposed cuts to NSF and NIH funding, and what’s next for the science community after the heralded March for Science.

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Washington and Social Science: News Bulletin

Starting this month Social Science Space will begin offering monthly updates on U.S. government actions that affect the social and behavioral sciences. In this first edition, we look at reauthorization of funding for the National Science Foundation, the effect of an Obamacare repeal on social science, and concerns for the American Community Survey and GIS data on housing.

6 years ago
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Cory Gardner

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

UPDATED WITH HOUSE PASSAGE: A bill that was the latest version of the beloved America COMPETES — but which no longer authorizes funding for key federal science research agencies — looks likely to land on the president’s desk. The new version has lost a particularly toxic aspect of earlier versions.

6 years ago
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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.

6 years ago
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Senator Barbara Mikulsk

Senate Appropriators Set Aside $7.5B for NSF

In a hearing before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on science spending Tuesday, the National Science Foundation’s budget was listed as $7.51 billion — $46 million above the same figure for the current fiscal year, but lower than what President Obama had asked for.

6 years ago
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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.

7 years ago
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