The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is an advocate for the research community, educating policy makers on the need for federal funding for research in the social and behavioral sciences. Following the enactment of the 2013 Coburn Amendment restricting NSF political science research funding, COSSA led the national protest from the social science community which resulted in the defeat of this amendment by the Senate. However, similar bills that have recently been proposed continue to create vulnerability for funding for social science research. COSSA issues regular updates from Washington on its efforts, which ISSR will share here to keep you informed.
October 6, 2014 Volume 33, Issue 18 | Congresswoman Johnson Defends NSF's Merit Review Process -- Letter to Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) expressing concern over the chairman's ongoing "investigation" into the merit review process at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and criticism of individual grants funded by NSF.