SCISIP Central Science of Science Policy - The NSF's Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program(SCISIP) supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. This website is a central location for this international community. There is also an email listserv for science policy stakeholders to remain up-to-date on the latest in science policy research.
Science Policy Resources for Students
The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) -- JSPG is an interdisciplinary policy journal that seeks
high-quality submissions from students and young scholars on emerging or continuing science policy debates. JSPG
seeks to publish articles on a variety of policy areas including: scientific
research, engineering, innovation, technology transfer, commercialization,
bio-medicine, drug development, energy, the environment, climate change, the
application of technology in developing countries, STEM education, and space
exploration. Submissions on other topics are also welcome as long as they relate
to the theme of science policy and governance. Current
students (undergraduate or graduate) and recent graduates within three years of
earning a degree (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) are eligible to submit.
National Science Policy Group - The National Science Policy Group (NSPG) is a collaboration between
graduate students and post doctoral researchers across the country,
working together to understand critical issues at the intersection of
science and policy, in addition to advocating for federal support for
science funding. Each month, these students gather to discuss the best
practices for organizing and operating their respective student groups
on their campus with a goal of bringing science policy into the halls of
universities across the nation. By collecting the best tips and tricks
of running a science policy student group, NSPG is building a range of
documents aimed to help any student start their own group on campus.
Issues in Science & Technology -- Issues in Science & Technology is a quarterly publication that provides a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine. This includes policy for science (how we nurture the health of the research enterprise) and science for policy (how we use knowledge more effectively to achieve social goals), with emphasis on the latter.
Prometheus: The Science Policy Weblog -- Prometheus provides daily news and commentary on science policy Prometheus is a project of the University of Colorado Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. Prometheus is designed to create an informal outlet for news, information, and opinion on science policy and to foster broad participation and discussion about science policy topics. NewSciencePolicy -- NewSciencePolicy provides a weekly summary of activities and events in
Washington, DC affecting science, technology, and innovation policy. While not
meant to be exhaustive, it highlights items related to the funding for and
execution of basic research across disciplines, and the translation of
discoveries into the marketplace.
R&D Budget Information
AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program – This website helps contribute to informed public discussion regarding federal support for R&D by providing timely, objective, and accurate information on federal R&D support. The Program provides statistical and analytical perspectives on R&D funding in one printed annual report and numerous web-based analyses looking at all aspects of the federal R&D Budget. It include both timely and historical budget information on funding for key scientific research agencies
NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 – Published every two years by the NSF’s SRS Division, Science and Engineering Indicators provides a broad base of high-quality quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.