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Press Statement 21-001

NSF statement on President’s FY 2022 discretionary budget request

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Statement on FY 2022 budget request

April 9, 2021

The U.S. National Science Foundation has a long history of advancing the frontiers of science and engineering through exploration and innovation. The President’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary request includes $10.17 billion for NSF to:

  • Enhance fundamental research and development;
  • Address racial equity in science and engineering;
  • Address climate science and sustainability research;
  • Strengthen U.S. leadership in emerging technologies; and
  • Construct additional major research facilities.

NSF stands ready to maximize the impact of this increase in funding and tackle critical challenges to bolster the U.S. economy and our leadership in critical and emerging areas of research and technological advancements.

The President’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary request.


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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 2022 budget of $8.8 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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