About SES

September 5, 2018

Social & Economic Sciences (SES)

The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance the understanding of individual, social, and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, and by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences.

SES promotes research, infrastructure, and training in three disciplinary programs - Economics, Political Science, and Sociology and seven interdisciplinary ones: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Law and Social Science; Measurement, Methods, and Statistics; Science of Organizations; Science, Technology, and Society; and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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