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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.

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NSF by the numbers

$9.9B

NSF’s Fiscal Year 2023 enacted budget

93%

Percent of budget supporting research, education and related activities

2000+

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

300,000+

Researchers, entrepreneurs, students and teachers supported by NSF