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Lamar Smith’s National Interest Bill Passes House
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February 10, 2016

Lamar Smith’s National Interest Bill Passes House

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Omnibus US Funding Bill Smiles on Social Science
Academic Funding
December 16, 2015

Omnibus US Funding Bill Smiles on Social Science

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SBE Draws Three Flags in Football-Themed Waste Report
Academic Funding
December 2, 2015

SBE Draws Three Flags in Football-Themed Waste Report

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Bill: Make ‘National Interest’ Explicit in NSF Grants
Academic Funding
July 31, 2015

Bill: Make ‘National Interest’ Explicit in NSF Grants

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Bill That Constrains Social Science Goes to Full Senate

Bill That Constrains Social Science Goes to Full Senate

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has pushed a bill that deprecates federal research spending for social science to the Senate as a whole.

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New Congress Gets First Peek at Proposed NSF Budget

New Congress Gets First Peek at Proposed NSF Budget

Social science’s raise in the White House’s proposed National Science Foundation budget raises some Republican eyebrows.

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NSF Funding Increases Under ‘Cromnibus’ Bill

NSF Funding Increases Under ‘Cromnibus’ Bill

UPDATED: With all eyes focused on not shutting down the U.S. government, the contentious issue of funding the NSF in the 2015 fiscal year may end with a (pleasing) whimper.

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Science Career Survey Question in Peril

Science Career Survey Question in Peril

UPDATED: The National Science Board hopes it can muster support to save a question in the annual American Community Survey that tells us how many undergrads are taking science and research degrees. And a suite of questions on marriage trends is also facing the ax.

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NSF Changes Guidelines for Informative Titles, Abstracts

NSF Changes Guidelines for Informative Titles, Abstracts

UPDATED: Amidst calls by politicians for greater transparency in how the National Science Foundation arrives at grant decisions, the federal agency institutes new guidelines for more accessible descriptions of projects.

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Poli Sci’s Robert Axelrod Receives Science Medal

Poli Sci’s Robert Axelrod Receives Science Medal

Robert Axelrod, a political scientist at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, is one of 10 researchers […]

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Congressional Elections Have Consequences for Social Science

Congressional Elections Have Consequences for Social Science

Opposition to the social, behavioral and economic sciences isn’t new. Here, Howard J. Silver recounts an attempt after the 1994 ‘Republican Revolution’ to demolish the National Science Foundation’s SBE directorate.

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National Science Board: Defining the Case for Social Science

National Science Board: Defining the Case for Social Science

UPDATING: A presentation on social, behavioral and economic sciences funded by the National Science Foundation pressed one overriding message: we matter.

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