National Science Foundation Presents FY 2013 Budget Request
NSF to webcast budget briefing
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh will present the president's fiscal year 2013 NSF budget request to Congress at 3:30 p.m. EST on February 13 at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.
The presentation will consist of a briefing that provides details about the funding request and the Administration's initiatives. For the first time, NSF will webcast the briefing. Immediately following the presentation, Suresh will be available for media interviews with credentialed media who participate in person and via conference call.
After Suresh's presentation, NSF assistant directors and office heads will provide separate programmatic briefings in various breakout rooms at NSF.
Credentialed media must contact Bobbie Mixon at email@example.com or (703) 292-8485, to make arrangements to attend in person or to get the teleconference log-in and password information.
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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