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NSF Funds State's First Imaging System for UAB Microscale Research Lab


September 22, 2009

Andrei Stanishevsky The National Science Foundation has awarded $431,200 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physics to facilitate the purchase of a new, highly-specialized imaging system -- the first of its kind in Alabama -- that will be a centerpiece of a new interdisciplinary research laboratory on campus. Full Story

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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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