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From NSF Political Science Program Director Brian D. Humes: Because of uncertainty about the NSF budget for fiscal year 2014, the Political Science program will not have target dates in August, 2013 (for research grants) and September, 2013 (for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants), but will maintain its January, 2014 target dates. Proposals will still be accepted at any time. Reviews of proposals received by the January, 2014 target date will be completed during the spring of 2014. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.292.728.
NSF Releases Political Science Funding Policy - The National Science Foundation has issued a policy statement regarding how it will implement the restrictions imposed by the Coburn Amendment. The statement can be found on the NSF website, and scholars interested in submitting research proposals to NSF should follow up with NSF as appropriate. The American Political Science Association is continuing to work to reverse the provisions constraining scientific funding decisions at the National Science Foundation.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 2013 Class of Members
Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education. The 2013 class includes multiple political scientist scholars. The full list of new members is available here.
President Obama Awarded 2012 National Humanities Medals
President Barack Obama presented the 2012 National Humanities Medals to twelve Americans on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, for their outstanding achievements in history, literature, higher education, social documentary and cultural criticism. Political scientist Robert D. Putnam is among those being honored. The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities. Read more »
Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs Research Space Available
Members planning research visits to Washington, D.C. should consider making use of the Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs. The Center can host scholars for short or extended stays, providing office space, computers, and other necessary resources. Applications are accepted at any time.