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Senator's Demands Freeze NSF Political Science Grants

Science  16 Aug 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6147, pp. 703
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6147.703

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Language in this year's spending bill that restricts support for political science research by the National Science Foundation has left NSF officials in a quandary. So far they have been unable to reconcile the new criteria adopted by Congress with the agency's traditional approach to reviewing grant proposals.