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Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions
Recommendation 9.3:In parallel fashion, DHS should make a consciouseffort to increase significantly the number of awards its makes to socialscience students through its scholarship and fellowship program. Becausemuch that must be investigated about the terrorist threat is related to socialand institutional forces, more social scientists need to be recruited toadequately study them. With its broader cross-hazards congressional mandate,DHS should contribute to a larger social science hazards and disasterresearch workforce, one that complements research in other science andengineering disciplines.
Recommendation 9.4:NSF and DHS should consider ways in which theycan cooperate programmatically to enhance the social science hazards anddisaster research workforce. Jointly sponsored university research and educationprograms by the two agencies would be of major benefit to thenation.
Recommendation 9.5:As the leader in furthering U.S. science throughresearch and workforce development, NSF should make greater use of itsenabling mechanisms, including standard research grants, center grants,grant supplements, and REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate)programs to attract more minorities to the social science hazards and disasterresearch workforce.
Recommendation 9.6:The NSF Enabling Project for junior faculty developmentshould be continued if the second pilot proves to be a success.
Recommendation 9.7:Stakeholders in government, academia, professionalsocieties, and the private sector should be open to exploring a variety ofinnovative approaches for developing the future social science hazards anddisaster research workforce.