THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on the Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities
The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities:
A Report for the National Science Foundation
This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates whether the federal government should fund Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) research at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and, specifically, whether SBE research furthers the mission of the NSF to advance national priorities in the areas of health, prosperity and welfare, national defense, and progress in science; advances the missions of other federal agencies; and advances business and industry, and to provide examples of such research. This report identifies priorities for NSF investment in the SBE sciences and important considerations for the NSF for strategic planning.