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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, rmargett@nsf.gov

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

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Media Contacts
Rob Margetta, NSF, (703) 292-2663, email: rmargett@nsf.gov

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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