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The National Science Foundaton: Evolving Research Under the Looking Glass

Nov 13, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Graduate Students of Anthropology Association welcome Carolyn L. Ehardt, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, who will present The National Science Foundation: Evolving Research Under the Looking Glass in 035 Hitchcock Hall.

In these times of heightened Congressional oversight, budgetary restrictions, emphasized accountability and transparency, and open access, NSF's funding mission has moved to a more dynamic status.  Characteristics of evolving approaches to evaluating research proposals and structuring of funding have potential to impact NSF's support of research across the sciences, and with particular relevance to the social and behavioral sciences.  Building on a recent multi-year appointment as an NSF program director, an 'insider's' insights are offered regarding current events and the agency's responses.  What are the pressures currently impacting NSF, and how will NSF's responses to these structure our engagement in efforts to fund our research with Federal research dollars?

A reception with food and beverages to follow at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Lab 4012.