74 years

Innovation Anywhere,
Opportunity Everywhere

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science and engineering in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

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America's economic and national security depend on our ability to invest heavily in the technologies of today while making the discoveries that are the foundation for the technologies of tomorrow.

Sethuraman Panchanathan
NSF Director

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NSF’s Fiscal Year 2023 enacted budget


Percent of budget supporting research, education and related activities


Organizations supported by NSF across every state and U.S. territory


Researchers, entrepreneurs, students and teachers supported by NSF