NSF Political Science Program Funding
NEW: FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill
On June 3, 2015, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill, which includes appropriations to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The draft bill would fund NSF at $7.39 billion, which is $50 million higher than FY 2015 funding but 4.3% below the President's request of $7.72 billion. The bill does not appropriate by directorate level within the NSF, but report language for the bill prioritizes funding away from NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, carrying threat of heavy cuts to the social sciences.