NSF SBE Seeks Workshop Proposals to Connect Science with Social and Policy Entrepreneurship
February 19, 2013
by Paula Skedsvold
The National Science Foundation is inviting interdisciplinary, multi-sector workshop proposals that “explore avenues for guiding scientific discoveries closer to the development of public policy and social ventures."
In a Dear Colleague letter, the Director of the NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate explains that while leveraging scientific discovery is important for commercial innovation, it is equally critical to national priorities in education, public health, and environmental sustainability. In the SBE sciences, scientific knowledge can provide substantial public benefit by informing public policy or social ventures.
Workshop proposals are due by March 29, 2013, and should include academic and practitioner participants from a variety of disciplines, institutions, and sectors.