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NSF Political Science Research Funding Threatened

On May 9, the US House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that seeks to end the political science program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The amendment passed by a roll call vote, 218 to 208. View the APSA advocacy page for updates.

APSA has expressed to members of the House its grave concern about Rep. Jeff Flake’s amendment to H.R. 5326 and encourages others to do the same. This amendment seeks to end the political science program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). We hope to prevent this measure from passing the Senate and becoming law.

APSA will alert its 15,000 members and other individuals within the discipline about the amendment and circulate updates on its status online and by email, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Members of the discipline are responding in a variety of ways and in large numbers through blog posts, direct messages to colleagues, on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Political science research is a critical part of the nation's science agenda. As always, the American Political Science Association will work with the larger scientific community to advocate for independent, scientific innovation, and high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research.

Please direct all inquiries about this to Michael Brintnall at [email protected].


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