Press & Publications

Press Releases & Statements

November 12, 2018: COSSA Statement on the NIH Definition of “Clinical Trials”

October 2, 2018: COSSA Statement on the Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2018 (H.R. 7031)

August 1, 2018: COSSA Statement on the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act (S. 2578)

March 28, 2018: COSSA to Present 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Rep. Dan Lipinski, NIH’s Bill Riley

March 27, 2018: COSSA Statement on the Impact of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Decennial Census

January 4, 2018: UNC, Michigan Continue to Lead U.S. Universities in Social Science Funding According to New COSSA Rankings

October 11, 2017: COSSA Statement on the Final Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

March 29, 2017: COSSA Presents 2017 Distinguished Service Award to Senators Cory Gardner and Gary Peters

February 24, 2017: COSSA Joins March for Science

December 8, 2016: New COSSA Rankings Show UNC, Michigan Lead the Nation in Federal Social Science Funding

July 31, 2015: COSSA Statement on the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (H.R. 3293)

July 2, 2015: COSSA Statement on the House & Senate FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Acts

May 28, 2015: COSSA Statement on the House FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

April 17, 2015: COSSA Statement on the House America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806)

COSSA in the News

Underfunded and Under-Resourced: COSSA’s Fight to Keep Social Science Research on the Political Agenda, Research Features, July 9, 2018

Census Citizenship Question Sparks Concern Among Some Social Scientists, Lois Elfman, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 3, 2018

COSSA, Others Fear Fallout from Census Including Citizenship Question, Michael Todd, Social Science Space, March 29, 2018

Why a Census Undercount Spells Trouble for Social Scientists, Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard, March 28, 2018

Messing Up the Count, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, March 28, 2018

Congress Ponders Massive Cut to Education Research, Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week, September 8, 2017

Research Groups Plan Advocacy Path, Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week, May 25, 2017

Social scientists tell Congress: ‘Don’t cut our funding’, Erin Ross, Nature, April 14, 2017

Proposed NIH Cuts Stun and Anger, Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2017

With The Stroke Of A Pen, Trump May Have Sparked An American Brain Drain, Sam Stein, Huffington Post, January 30, 2017

Stopgap spending bill leaves US scientists in limbo, Nature, Ramin Skibba, December 7, 2016

Here’s What Happened When A Group Of Scientists Went To Confront Their Congressional Tormentors, Sam Stein, Huffington Post, April 14, 2016

Targeted by Wastebooks, Basic Researchers Fight Back on Capitol Hill, Lynn Marquis, ASCB Post, April 14, 2016

D.C. Event Helps Policymakers See Past the Abstract, Michael Todd, Social Science Space, April 5, 2016

New Way to Hinder Social Science Grants, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2015

Connecting with the Community: Wendy Naus on advocating for basic research, Michael Todd, SAGE Connection, July 23, 2015

Why Congress Should Not Cut Funding to the Social Sciences, John Sides, Washington Post, June 10, 2015

US lawmakers advance controversial science-policy bill, Boer Deng, Nature, May 21, 2015

Social Scientists Swarm Capitol Hill for a Day, Social Science Space, March 17, 2015

Should the Government Fund Only Science in the “National Interest”? Eli Kintisch, National Geographic, October 29, 2014

Beyond Dialogue: What We Can Do about Race and the Police, Joshua DuBois, National Journal, September 6, 2014

The House Readies a New Attack on Scientific Research, Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2014

NSF Bill with Dire Implications for Social Sciences Moves Forward, Jessica Morrison, Nature News Blog, May 29, 2014

Bill Proposed by GOP May Slash Science Funding, Megan Hamilton, Digital Journal, April 19, 2014

Joseph Kennedy III Blasts GOP Efforts to Advance ‘Selective Science’, Shadee Ashtari, Huffington Post, April 14, 2014

GOP Pushes Funding Cuts for Social Science Work, Tracy Jan, Boston Globe, April 14, 2014

Poli Sci Victory, For Now, Michael Stratford, Inside Higher Ed, January 24, 2014


Social and Behavioral Science Research: Ten Recommendations for the 45th President of the United States, December 2016

“Memo to Congress: Stop Fighting Scientific Research,” Angela L. Sharpe, COSSA Deputy Director, and Patricia K. Kobor, American Psychological Association
Roll Call, December 2, 2014

“Washington Insider: A Community Approach to Social Science Advocacy,” Wendy A. Naus, COSSA Executive Director
PS, October 2014

“Advocating for Social Science Is a Team Sport,” Wendy A. Naus, COSSA Executive Director
ASA Footnotes, July/August 2014

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