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Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Paperwasp FacesThe goals of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) are (1) to support the development of basic scientific knowledge of human behavior, social interaction, and decision-making and about social and economic systems, organizations, and institutions; (2) to collect, analyze, and publish data on the status of the Nation’s science and engineering, human, institutional, and financial resources; and (3) to advance the U.S. science and engineering enterprise by promoting international partnerships and by enhancing the work of U.S. researchers through cooperative activities with foreign scientists and engineers and their facilities and institutions.

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