September 5, 2018
Social & Economic Sciences (SES)
The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance the understanding of individual, social, and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, and by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences.
SES promotes research, infrastructure, and training in three disciplinary programs - Economics, Political Science, and Sociology and seven interdisciplinary ones: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Law and Social Science; Measurement, Methods, and Statistics; Science of Organizations; Science, Technology, and Society; and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.