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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defenseā€¦" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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12/20/2017 - 17:00 NSF awards nearly $5.7M to defend Americas cyberspace
12/13/2017 - 18:57 Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability
12/13/2017 - 18:15 NSF announces James Ulvestad as Chief Officer for Research Facilities
12/13/2017 - 17:22 Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat
12/06/2017 - 17:46 Massive primordial galaxies found in halo of dark matter
12/06/2017 - 16:45 Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems
11/22/2017 - 17:46 Antarctic detector offers first look at how Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
11/14/2017 - 17:53 Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows
11/13/2017 - 19:10 NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning
11/08/2017 - 17:15 NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator
11/03/2017 - 16:44 NSF, NIH and USDA make new awards to combat infectious diseases
11/01/2017 - 17:38 NSF selects Anne Kinney to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate
10/31/2017 - 16:59 NSF investments aim to address growing cybersecurity challenge
10/19/2017 - 17:07 How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record
10/19/2017 - 15:48 A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
10/16/2017 - 17:01 LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
10/12/2017 - 15:30 NSF announces $19.5M in awards to support fundamental research to advance the nations local cities and communities
10/11/2017 - 17:50 Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore