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NSF Congressional Highlight

Full-year Appropriations Bill Passed, NSF Funded at $6.8 Billion for FY 2011

May 23, 2011

Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a full-year continuing appropriations act that funds federal agencies through September 30, 2011. The final version of H.R. 1473 is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached late in the evening of Friday, April 8, averting by hours a threatened government shutdown. On April 14, the House approved the measure by a vote of 260-167. The Senate voted on the same day, approving the measure by a vote of 81-19, clearing the bill for the White House. President Obama signed it into law (P.L. 112-10) the following day.

NSF is funded at approximately $6.8 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2011, a $65 million, or one percent, reduction from the FY 2010 enacted spending level. The FY 2011 figure includes a 0.2 percent across-the-board rescission applied to all non-defense programs.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
FY 2011 ENACTED APPROPRIATIONS BY PROGRAM SUBACTIVITY


(Dollars in Millions)

Activity/SubactivityFY 2011 Current Plan
Molecular & Cellular Biosciences $123.78
Integrative Organismal Systems $212.79
Environmental Biology $142.69
Biological Infrastructure $129.48
Emerging Frontiers $102.81

TOTAL, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

$711.56

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Computing & Communication Foundations $175.77
Information and Intelligent Systems $168.74
Computer & Network Systems $209.84
Information Technology Research $80.74

TOTAL, COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

$635.10

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Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, & Transport Systems $158.74
Civil, Mechanical, & Manufacturing Innovation $189.70
Electrical, Communications, & Cyber Systems $97.28
Industrial Innovation & Partnerships $162.71
Engineering Education & Centers $125.28
Emerging Frontiers in Research & Innovation $29.00

TOTAL, ENGINEERING

$762.71

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Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences $257.61
Earth Sciences $183.43
Integrative and Collaborative Education and Research $91.83
Ocean Sciences $351.90

TOTAL, GEOSCIENCES

$884.77

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Astronomical Sciences $236.46
Chemistry $232.74
Materials Research $294.59
Mathematical Sciences $239.83
Physics $278.55
Multidisciplinary Activities $26.12

TOTAL, MATHEMATICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

$1,308.28

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Social and Economic Sciences $95.56
Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences $91.18
SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities $25.08
National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics 1 $35.41

TOTAL, SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL & ECONOMIC SCIENCES

$247.23

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OFFICE OF CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE

$209.94

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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

$49.04

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Arctic Sciences $105.71
Antarctic Sciences $69.16
Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics including
[US Antarctic Logistical Support Activities]
$258.13
[67.52]
Polar Environment, Health, and Safety $6.52
USCG Polar Icebreaking 2 $53.89

TOTAL, OFFICE OF POLAR PROGRAMS

$493.40

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EPSCoR Activities $146.83
Other Integrative Activities $113.43

TOTAL, INTEGRATIVE ACTIVITIES

$260.26

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UNITED STATES ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

$1.58

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TOTAL, RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

$5,563.87

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Undergraduate Education $284.97
Graduate Education $170.90
Human Resource Development $156.50
Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings $248.67
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TOTAL, EDUCATION & HUMAN RESOURCES

$861.03

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MAJOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

$117.06

AGENCY OPERATIONS AND AWARD MANAGEMENT

$299.40

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

$13.97

OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD

$4.53

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TOTAL, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION $6,859.87
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Totals may not add due to rounding.

1 The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics is the new name for the former Science Resources Statistics as authorized by the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, P.L. 111-358.

2 The amount of $54.0 million was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard for icebreaking services to cover all anticipated operations and maintenance costs for FY 2011 less the 0.2% rescission, per P.L. 112-10.