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Ask Congress to Support Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Funding at the National Science Foundation

7/20/2011-

by SIOP

Amendments to defund the SBE Directorate possible

In recent weeks, a number of U.S. House and Senate members have been critical of the National Science Foundation, especially the agency’s funding of research in the social sciences. One Senator specifically called for the elimination of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate at NSF.

Over the next several weeks, the U.S. House will vote on the appropriations bill that funds NSF. Amendments are expected to be offered during the full appropriations committee’s consideration of the bill scheduled for July 13 and again the first week in August when the bill is expected to reach the House floor.

Act now to protect SBE funding! Please contact your Representative to urge him or her to support funding for ALL sciences at NSF.

Find out more on the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) website here.