Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is an advocacy organization that promotes attention to and Federal funding for the social and behavioral sciences. It serves as a bridge between the academic research community and the Washington policymaking community. Its members consist of more than 100 professional associations, scientific societies, universities, and research centers and institutes. In its many activities, COSSA:
- Represents the needs and interests of social and behavioral scientists;
- Educates federal officials about social and behavioral science;
- Informs the science community about relevant federal policies;
- and Cooperates with other science and education groups in pursuit of common goals.
The Law and Society Association is a founding member of COSSA. LSA's Executive Director, Susan Olson, sits on COSSA's Board of Directors. Visit the COSSA website.
NSF funding for social sciences
Testimony of Howard Silver, Executive Director, Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), to the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee. Honorable Frank Wolf, Chairman. March 21, 2013.