Join NSF Director, NAS President, and U.S. and International Researchers for the Launch of SAVI
Science Across Virtual Institutes launches Oct. 5, 2011 at NSF headquarters
Joined by United States and international researchers, government officials and National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Subra Suresh will announce Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) on Oct. 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at NSF headquarters. SAVI is an effort to facilitate collaboration among scientists, engineers and educators across the globe to better leverage taxpayer resources to spur innovation, enable discovery and help solve society's most vexing problems.
Building on beneficial partnerships initiated by NSF-supported researchers, research institutes and universities, SAVI projects will address common challenges and serve as creative hubs for innovative research and education activities across borders.
SAVI's impact will be felt in:
At the October 5th briefing, representatives from three SAVI pilot projects--Wireless Institute between Finland and the United States (Wi.Fi.US), Virtual Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (VI-MSS) (India), and the Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (PoLS SRN) (Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Singapore and the United Kingdom)--will speak briefly about their virtual institutes.
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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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