SBE Directorate

James Olds

Preserving SBE Funding — A No-Brainer?

Social and behavioral science doesn’t get near the respect on Capitol Hill that sciences looking at the physical brain receive. A recent hearing suggests that spotlight on neuroscience might yet reflect positively on its unloved cousin.

8 years ago

Whither, or Wither, Social Science at the NSF?

UPDATED: After last week’s flurry of activity in the House and with the Senate weighing in this week, where does social science stand in regard to continued U.S. government spending? The warning signs are more concerning than the current status.

9 years ago
Frank Wolf

Largest-Ever NSF Budget Passes First Test

With no controversy and the only discussion about how best to honor the retiring chairman of the panel, the subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee that oversees the unlikely bedfellows of justice, commerce and scientific agencies has approved a $7.4 billion budget for the National Science Foundation.

9 years ago
Daniel Lipinski

UPDATED: FIRST Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle

A bill that would dramatically reduce the amount of money that the federal government spends on social science research advanced after passing in a House of Representatives subcommittee on a party-line vote this morning.

9 years ago