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Social Scientists Go for a Political Dip

Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1785
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5574.1785a

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TORONTO-- Canada's social scientists have complained for years about getting the short end of the funding stick. But last week they began a national lobbying campaign after the head of the social sciences council announced that he would be forced to end the council's bread-and-butter awards to individual investigators unless the government comes through with substantial funding increases.