News From the Field
Women Caught Up In 'Rug Rat Race'
March 23, 2010
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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.College-educated mothers in the United States are going to extremes to secure elite college admission for their kids, say University of California, San Diego, economists Garey and Valerie Ramey. Since the mid-1990s, these women have dramatically increased the time they spend on childcare, especially on organizing and driving to activities. Full Story
University of California, San Diego
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/