Senate Delivers Devastating Blow to Integrity of Scientific Process at NSFIf you agree with me that scientific studies of how policies are made and implemented are vital to intelligent decision-making in government, I urge you to contact your senator and ask her/him to find a way to reverse this action.
Restricts Political Science Projects Receiving NSF Funds
Alert Update (Wednesday, 3/20, 4:15pm):
Senator Coburn's modified amendment was passed in the Senate by voice vote. Read APSA news release to the DC bureaus of national and international media, op-ed writers and political talkshows. APSA will provide additional information as it's known.
A modified version of the Coburn amendment (SA 65 to H.R. 933) was submitted Tuesday. The stated purpose is:
"To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation, except for research projects that the Director of the National Science Foundation certifies as promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States."
Click here for the full text of the modified amendment.
De-funding political science at the National Science Foundation
From the website of the American Political Science Association: