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Robert HauserThe Fund honors Robert M. (Bob) Hauser, recently retired as Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine – a milestone in his 30 years of volunteer and staff experience with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Bob argued that the end-point of a National Academies' committee project is not a Report—it is its impact. And impact requires sustained and targeted efforts to reach relevant decision-makers, translation of the implications for a variety of different audiences, and facilitating discourse among researchers, policymakers and practitioners. But funds aren't always available for this kind of outreach. The specific goal of the Hauser Fund is to ensure that social science analysis and synthesis has a better chance to guide informed policy decisions across the DBASSE portfolio—national statistics, science education, children’s well-being, criminal justice, environmental change, the implications of aging, among others. Your gift will help fund targeted policy briefings, articles or Op-eds in select media, short videos and other communications products, and special symposia to connect the nation’s leading social and behavioral scientists with decision-makers.

Your tax-deductible gift, which will help link knowledge to action by increasing the reach of the social sciences to policy audiences, can be made online here. Or, you can mail a check made payable to the National Academy of Sciences (note Hauser Fund on the memo line) to Office of Development, P.O. Box 936138, Atlanta, GA 31193-6135. If you have questions about making your gift, contact Marianne Tropp at or 202.334.1342.

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