Funding for Anthropological Research in Danger

Added Later: Duane over at Abnormal Interests has an interesting discussion of the bill…
Via Kambiz at Anthropology.Net comes news of impending cuts that would strip money for behavioral research from the NSF budget.
The American Anthropological Association has this to say about it:

OPPOSE the Hutchison amendment to S. 2802 (the “American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006″) which excludes the behavioral and social sciences from consideration in the awarding of NSF research grants, and undercuts their role in advancing national innovation and competitiveness.
SUPPORT the amendment to S. 2802 sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) which would eliminate the section of S. 2802 that prescribes research priorities to the NSF.

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2 Responses

  1. But Anthropology is more of a physical science. At least with regards to Physical Anthropology.

  2. In the context of the bill physical anthro wouldn’t qualify…leaving that aside a lot of funding for archaeology and cultural anthropology comes from NSF.

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