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Minerva Initiative Seems Likely to Avoid Untimely Death

29 days ago   |   By Social Science Space

In early February, the proposed U.S. government budget for the 2021 fiscal year featured sizable funding cuts to many federally funded social science research programs. For one example, the proposed budget saw a 9 percent decline in funding for the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate.
Among the many research-program-related-casualties, the budget had been slated to eliminate the national security-focused Minerva Initiative, self-described as a program which “supports social science research aimed at improving basic understanding of security...
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