National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a U.S. Government Agency established in 1950 for the purpose of funding research and education in all non-medical fields of science and engineering. NSF is responsible for approximately 20-percent of all basic research in all colleges and universities in the USA. NSF's annual budget for 2008 exceeded $6 billion dollars. The NSF Director, Deputy Director and the 24-member National Science Board are appointed by the President of the USA. NSF receives about 40,000 proposals for funding each year and awards around 10,000 grants. NSF national facilities include national observatories, Antarctic Research Center, high-end computer centers, oceanographic research centers and offers Graduate Research Fellowships. The main headquarters in Arlington, Virginia has over 1700 employees, which includes 150 full time scientists. NSF is pursuing advanced work in Nanotechnology, the Ecology of Infectious Diseases in their Crosscutting program initiated recently.

Address
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
E-mail
dtopousi@nsf.gov
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Video: Launching origami into space

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dateOct 29, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Selling and buying water rights

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dateOct 30, 2014 in Environment
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Blame coffee farm rust fungus for rising coffee prices

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dateSep 30, 2014 in Ecology
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