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Media Advisory 08-005

Save the Date: National Science Foundation to Host Annual Budget Request Rollout and Open House on Feb. 4

Event will provide details on proposed FY 2009 budget

January 15, 2008

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold its annual budget request rollout event and open house on Feb. 4, 2008, at its headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. Details about the agenda, the time of the announcement and media credentials will be available in late January.

The event will provide details about the amount of funding NSF is seeking from Congress for fiscal year 2009 for major scientific research programs and projects across the country, and will feature presentations by senior NSF leaders. The speakers will be available for interviews by members of the news media.

NSF will also host an open house at the same location that will feature demonstrations of NSF-sponsored research.

For more information, please email


Media Contacts
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email:
Dana W. Cruikshank, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email:

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