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Media Advisory 19-001

Media call: NSF post-shutdown Q&A

NSF staff to discuss agency-wide efforts to resume operations after lapse in appropriations

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NSF's mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering.

January 30, 2019

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call to learn about how National Science Foundation (NSF) activities were affected by the funding lapse.

The call will include updates on impacts, including rescheduling panels and extending deadline proposals. While NSF is still evaluating the full impact of the funding lapse, staff will speak to immediate actions already taken to ensure critical funding reaches members of the scientific and engineering research community.

  • When: 10 a.m. E.D.T., February 1, 2019
  • Where: RSVP for call-in information
  • What: NSF staff will be available to answer questions
  • RSVP: Rob Margetta,

Visit the NSF post-shutdown information portal for updates in the meantime.


Media Contacts
Rob Margetta, NSF, (703) 292-2663, email:

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) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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