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Media Advisory 20-001

Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2021 budget request

NSF staff to discuss proposed level of funding

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NSF staff to discuss proposed level of funding


February 3, 2020

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on February 10, 2020. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global leadership. The call is for media members only.

When: 4:30 p.m. E.T., February 10, 2020

Where: RSVP for call-in information

Who: Scheduled participants includeAmanda Greenwell, head of NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, Caitlyn Fife, director of NSF Budget Division, and Jim Ulvestad, NSF Chief Officer for Research Facilities

What: NSF staff will be available to answer questions about the budget request

RSVP: Contact Michelle M. Negrón, mnegron@nsf.gov

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Media Contacts
Media Affairs, NSF, (703) 292-7090, email: media@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) 2020, its budget is $8.3 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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