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House Appropriations Panel Aims to Increase NSF Budget
Investment
July 16, 2020

House Appropriations Panel Aims to Increase NSF Budget

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Engineer from ASU Likely New Head of NSF in 2020
Career
December 19, 2019

Engineer from ASU Likely New Head of NSF in 2020

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NSF Getting Smaller 2020 Raise Than Anticipated
Academic Funding
December 17, 2019

NSF Getting Smaller 2020 Raise Than Anticipated

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NSF Changing How It Positions Many Social Science Programs
Impact
September 27, 2019

NSF Changing How It Positions Many Social Science Programs

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Senate Appropriators OK 3 Percent Increase in NSF Budget

Senate Appropriators OK 3 Percent Increase in NSF Budget

UPDATED: The U.S. Senate committee that oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, and with that most of the federal money spent on basic social and behavioral science research, today approved a 2020 budget that increases NSF spending by $242 million compared to the current fiscal year. The bill must still pass the full Senate, and be reconciled with a more generous House version.

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NSF Latest U.S. Agency to Scrutinize Foreign Role in Research

NSF Latest U.S. Agency to Scrutinize Foreign Role in Research

The U.S. National Science Foundation has followed other research-based government agencies in trying to ring-fence American research from collaborative and acquisitive foreign actors. Could they mean China?

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Trump Administration Requests 12 Percent Cut to NSF Budget

Trump Administration Requests 12 Percent Cut to NSF Budget

The two federal agencies that spend the most on making grants to social and behavioral science research in the United States, both have their budgets shaved by an eighth in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal released by the Trump administration earlier this month. But the move is more symbolic than substantive.

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Washington and Social Science: NSF Allocation Above FY18

Washington and Social Science: NSF Allocation Above FY18

The final agreement ending the most recent U.S. government shutdown provides $8.1 billion for the National Science Foundation, a $301 million increase over the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2018.

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Washington and Social Science: The Shutdown and the Damage Done

Washington and Social Science: The Shutdown and the Damage Done

Even if Congress and the president succeed in breaking the logjam and approve the remaining fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills, the new Congress will find itself significantly behind schedule in the fiscal year 2020 budget and appropriations cycle. The president’s budget, which is usually delivered to Congress in early February, will likely be delayed by a month, and perhaps longer if another partial shutdown occurs on February 16. House and Senate appropriations committees typically set deadlines for requests by this time in the year, but that process is not even close to starting because of the shutdown.

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How Does Federally Funded Science Fare in Shutdown?

How Does Federally Funded Science Fare in Shutdown?

During this U.S government partial shutdown, agencies including the NSF, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Parks Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NOAA have had to stop most work. Surely that can’t be beneficial …

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Skip Lupia on Taking the Reins of the SBE Directorate

Skip Lupia on Taking the Reins of the SBE Directorate

When the National Science Foundation tabbed Arthur “Skip” Lupia to head its Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), it was making a statement whether it meant to or not. Lupia, officially the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, has been one of social science’s ablest defenders — and occasional critics.

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Skip Lupia to Head NSF’s Social Science Directorate

Skip Lupia to Head NSF’s Social Science Directorate

Noted science communicator and political scientist Arthur ‘Skip’ Lupia will take the reins of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences starting in September.

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