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National Science Foundation


NSF Director Subra Suresh, Inaugural Vlasta Klima-Balloun Lecture, Iowa State University, April 15, 2011
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Slide title: NSF by the Numbers

Slide image: Graph showing important numbers for FY 2010

$7.6 billion - FY 2010 Obligations (includes ARRA)

2,100 - Colleges, universities, and other institutions receiving NSF funding in FY 2010

55,600 - Proposals evaluated in FY 2010 through a competitive merit review process

13,000 - Competitive awards funded in FY 2010

287,000 - Proposal reviews conducted in FY 2010

294,000 - Estimated number of people NSF supported directly (researchers, postdoctoral fellows, trainees, teachers, and students in FY 2010)

42,000 - Students supported by NSF Graduate Research Fellowships since 1952

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