Rebuilding the Mosaic - An NSF-Sponsored Webcast
Listening to the future in the SBE sciences
The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) recently invited researchers to help identify fundamental questions that will drive social science research for the next 10-to-20 years--research they believe could benefit society.
After receiving more than 250 whitepapers from social, behavioral and economic scientists in 40 states, the District of Columbia and six countries, a newly released report answers questions about future social science programmatic priorities at NSF and it could shape federal funding for social science research for decades to come.
Please join NSF Assistant Director for SBE Myron Gutmann on Thursday at 11 a.m. for an NSF webcast to discuss the "Mosaic Report," which describes these efforts and lays out broad programmatic strategies. The webcast, "Rebuilding the Mosaic: Listening to the Future in the SBE Sciences," addresses pivotal questions researchers say are both transformative and foundational to the future of SBE research.
Members of the social science research community also are invited to participate by email.
NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. Gutmann has been the assistant director for SBE since fall of 2009.
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