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April 19, 2021

NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate Information Session

Submitted by Erin Pennington

The Office of Research Development is hosting an information session about the National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, or NSF SBE, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. 

This directorate focuses on human behavior and social organizations, in particular how economic, political, environmental, social and cultural forces affect the lives of people from birth to old age — and how people, in turn, shape those forces. SBE consists of four divisions: Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences, Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The funding opportunities offered by this directorate reflect the diversity of its research interests.

Speaker Kellina M. Craig Henderson, SBE's deputy assistant director, has oversight of approximately 130 employees including permanent and visiting scholars and research scientists, a broad range of federal career employees, as well as the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and approximately $300 million for SBE investments.

Craig Henderson graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut before earning a Master of Arts in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science and a doctorate in psychology from Tulane University.

Please register to sign up for this session and receive a Zoom link. 

View the SBE Directorate Overview PDF flyer.

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