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NSF information concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


March 25, 2020

UPDATED In light of the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, NSF has provided information for the NSF community at www.nsf.gov/coronavirus on: 

Proposal topics and funding opportunities for the academic and startup/small business communities. 

Impacts on proposal submission, award management, merit review panels and other activities of the NSF community.

Guidance on COVID-19 from the U.S. government.

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 2020 budget of $8.3 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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