Concrete Steps to Voice Your Support for NSF Funding for Political Science

From the Midwest Political Science Association:

Three weeks ago, the House voted to prohibit the National Science Foundtation (NSF) from funding Political Science research . This will not reduce government spending, but instead makes funding decisions based on politics rather than merit. This week, the Senate decided to delay their vote, allowing us to have some additional time to provide input. Please contact your Senators and ask them to continue NSF funding for Political Science research.

It is just as important for you to contact your Government Relations Office at your university and ask them to contact your Senators as well. We have put together a sample email for you to use, and more information is available on our website: They can contact our office if they have any questions.

Please forward this information to colleagues so they can get involved. The American Journal of Political Science has also published a free virtual issue that showcases articles that use NSF funded data.

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