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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's Uniqueness

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1. NSF funds all fields of Science & Engineering
2. NSF regularly receives high performance ratings among federal agencies for operational efficiency and effectiveness, while maintaining a low 6% overhead
3. NSF does no intramural research
4. NSF is an independent federal agency
5. Half of NSF's staff are rotators or visiting scientists & engineers, providing subject matter expertise
6. The scope and reach of the science NSF funds ranges from the atomic & molecular levels to the universe itself

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