Penn State Intercom......February 15, 2001

New database a result
of Decade of Behavior

"FundSource," a new, free, searchable database for research funding in the behavioral and social sciences is just one of the early results of a multidisciplinary outreach and education effort known as the Decade of Behavior.

Roger Downs, professor and head of the Department of Geography, is one of 16 distinguished behavioral and social scientists serving on the National Advisory Committee for this initiative. The Decade of Behavior (2000-2010) seeks to focus the energy of the behavioral and social sciences on meeting societal challenges like health, safety and education. Its goals include translating research findings into the public policy arena and recruiting new scholars into the behavioral and social sciences.

For more information about the Decade of Behavior, check the Web at For more information about FundSource, go to