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Media Advisory 05-028

Sign Up for NSF's New E-Newsletter and Stay Current

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December 28, 2005

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the debut of NSF Current, an e-newsletter highlighting research and education projects supported by the foundation.

NSF Current, published by NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, will notify stakeholders of current trends in basic science and engineering research and education. NSF Current will also provide information about important issues affecting NSF and the larger science and engineering enterprise.

Each edition of NSF Current includes five sections:

NSF at Work

Highlights of cutting-edge science and engineering research and education

Faces of NSF Research

A personal dialogue with an NSF stakeholder

NSF in the News

Selected recent press reports mentioning NSF

Did You Know?

Surprising facts and figures

NSF Perspectives

Messages from the NSF Director's Office and other science and technology policy news

All editions will be available online at http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsletter. Visit http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsletter/ to sign up for your free subscription today!

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Neysa Call, NSF, (703) 292-8430, ncall@nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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