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Media Advisory 04-01

NSF to Hold Public Meeting on its Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request

January 30, 2004

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2005 on Monday, Feb. 2. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Rita Colwell will brief members of the public, the news media and interested individuals and groups from the science and engineering communities on the new budget and NSF priorities for fiscal year 2005.


Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation


Public Briefing on NSF's fiscal 2005 budget request


Mon., Feb. 2
3:30 p.m.


National Science Foundation, Room 1235
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. (Ballston Metro Stop)
(Check in at security desk, 9th & Stuart St. entrance)*

*To facilitate access, please rsvp to: Rochelle Spicer-Monroe, (703) 292-7753,

For Directions, see



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William C. Noxon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email:

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