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Media Advisory 09-013

CANCELED: National Science Foundation Budget Request Briefing on May 7, 2009


May 5, 2009

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has canceled its FY 2010 budget request briefing scheduled for May 7, 2009. The event will not be rescheduled.

The agency anticipates being able to provide further details about the FY 2010 budget request late next week.

NSF regrets any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Dana W. Cruikshank, NSF, (703) 292-7738, dcruiksh@nsf.gov

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) 2016, 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. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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