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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

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