Supporting Social Science and the Humanities

Learn about Current Legislative Issues

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

MPSA has joined with the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Principles of Scientific Integrity and the NIH Peer Review Process.

From the CPR, “The National Institutes of Health is the world’s leading supporter of basic biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. Investment in NIH fosters scientific discoveries to enhance the health and well-being of the American people. NIH research has played an important role in extending US life expectancy. Americans can expect to live nearly three decades longer than someone born in 1900. And not only are we living longer, but our quality of life is improving too.

More than 80 percent of the NIH’s budget supports high-quality jobs for more than 300,000 research personnel at 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state. The NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world completely dedicated to clinical research. Each of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers engages in strategic planning with input from stakeholders and the public.”

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Associationcontinues the Fulbright Program international exchange experience by promoting opportunities for life-long learning, collaborative networking, and service at home and abroad for alumni, supporters and friends of the Fulbright program. Fulbright Association members form the active constituency helping to promote and preserve Fulbright exchanges to ensure that they continue to benefit future generations.” - Learn more from the NHA about how you can support the program. 

Minerva Initiative

It focuses on areas in the social sciences of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department's intellectual capital in the social sciences (including related humanities fields), and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the research community. - Learn more from the NHA about how you can support the initiative. 

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)

The GAANN program provides fellowships (for up to 3 years of support) through academic departments and programs of higher education institutions to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at their institution in a field designated as an area of national need. - Learn more from the NHA about how you can support the program.