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National Science Foundation

FYI covers NSF’s major research and facilities programs, with a special focus on the Math and Physical Sciences Directorate. FYI also covers the foundation’s general policy, strategy, and administration, as well as activities of the National Science Board.

 
24 Jul 2013

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have approved their versions of the FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bills. These bills provide funding to the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 
24 Jul 2013

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have approved their versions of the FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bills.

 
11 Apr 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds non-biomedical basic research and education across all fields of science and engineering and is the only agency to do so, Acting Director Cora Marrett explained at yesterday’s briefing on the FY 2014 NSF budget request.  She emphasized that the foundation funds high-risk, high-reward research projects in addition to funding advanced instrumentation and facilities.  Also of note, 204 Nobel laureates received NSF funding including 23 within the last 5 years. 

 
10 Jul 2013

The National Science Foundation has released its spending plan for the current year.  Importantly, this “FY 2013 Current Plan” includes mandatory reductions made due to sequestration. 

Shown below are selected figures for FY 2012, the FY 2013 final budget, and the Obama Administration’s request for FY 2014:

Total National Science Foundation:

FY 2012 Budget: $7,105.4 million
FY 2013 Budget: $6,884.1 million, a decline of $221.3 million or 3.1 percent

 
8 Apr 2013

he Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a February 28 hearing to hear from Inspector Generals (IG) about the performance and management challenges at their respective agencies.

 
5 Apr 2013

A good indicator of the views of House Science Committee Republicans on the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Science Foundation can be found in a eight-page document submitted to the House Budget Committee

 
10 May 2013

Letters to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman and Ranking Member convey a message of deep concern about the impacts of the proposed legislation and the committee’s inquiry on NSF’s merit review system.

 
3 Apr 2013

Physics, optics, nanoscience, and imaging were highlighted in a Fact Sheet released by the White House yesterday following President Obama’s announcement about the BRAIN Initiative: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies.

 
9 May 2013

Three former Directors of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and three former Chairmen of the National Science Board (NSB) have written to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee asking them to “forego any further action on the process envisioned in this draft legislation and the request contained in the April 25 letter to the Foundation.”

 
3 Apr 2013

Yesterday President Obama announced his intention to seek $100 million in his FY 2014 budget request for the BRAIN Initiative: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies.

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