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SIOP Submits FY 2018 Appropriations Testimony on National Science Foundation Funding

5/15/2017-

by SIOP Administrative Office

On April 14, SIOP submitted written testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, and Science, urging the Subcommittees to appropriate $8 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF), in fiscal year (FY) 2018. The testimony also conveys the importance and applications of social and behavioral science research funded through the Foundation. SIOP’s testimony will be incorporated into the Congressional Record to highlight the importance of NSF during funding deliberations in the House and Senate.

NSF collectively funds approximately 60 percent of the federal social science research portfolio. These projects are largely overseen by the Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), which sponsors several projects that support SIOP researchers and practitioners. Given NSF’s role as the primary conduit for federally-sponsored social science research, Lewis-Burke, on behalf of SIOP, has pursued a comprehensive outreach strategy intended to meaningfully raise the profile of I-O research at NSF, directly advocate for federal support for social science, and position I-O researchers to capitalize on NSF funding opportunities.