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The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is an advocacy organization working to secure sustainable federal funding for social and behavioral science research and support federal policies that positively impact the conduct of research.  Through our advocacy and outreach efforts, COSSA seeks to:

  • Promote and protect social and behavioral science programs administered by agencies across the federal government and across social and behavioral science disciplines.
  • Increase the visibility and utilization of the social and behavioral sciences by policymakers in Congress and at federal agencies.
  • Inform members, stakeholders, and the broader social and behavioral science community of federal actions impacting the research community, positively or negatively.
  • Mobilize members to take grassroots action when needed.