Iowa Social Science Research Center

NSF Looks to the Future

The Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation (NSF/SBE) is seeking to frame innovative research that enhances fundamental knowledge and benefits society for the year 2020 and beyond. As a first step, NSF/SBE invites individuals and groups to contribute white papers outlining grand challenge questions that are both foundational and transformative. The insights from this process will inform the substance, capacity and infrastructure of future research to enable investigations that will be increasingly interdisciplinary and international and will involve multiple perspectives and intellectual frameworks, differing scales and contexts, and diverse approaches and methodologies.

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