Media Advisory 05-001
New NSF Web Site Released
January 31, 2005
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The National Science Foundation introduces a new Web site, entirely redesigned to better serve both the research and education community and the general public. The Web address remains the same: http://www.nsf.gov.
Through the new site, NSF hopes to more effectively explain its use of public funds, and the results derived from it, while offering a user-friendly interface for its thousands of grantees and contractors. NSF supports researchers and educators in all fields of science and engineering through competitive grants and other funding awards to more than 2,000 institutions in all 50 states. As an independent federal agency, NSF receives public support through Congressional appropriations.
The new Web site culminates more than a year of study and analysis regarding the most current and effective ways to communicate in today’s fast-paced electronic information environment. It represents the first major redesign of the NSF Web site in five years.
Some key features that are aimed at the general public:
- A help center describing the new features
- A plain-language explanation of NSF and how it works
- General overviews on the types of science that NSF supports
- Results of NSF research
- Examples of NSF-supported TV programs and other informal education efforts
Additional features that are aimed at the science and education community:
- A new "funding" section, including an A-Z index, and upcoming due dates
- A new way to find NSF employees
- Quick access to science and engineering statistics
- Consistent design to NSF directorates, divisions and programs
Revisions and updates to the new site will be undertaken as required.
Mary E. Hanson, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: https://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/