NSF at a Glance
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. Learn more.
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These tools and resources--providing information about the impact of NSF's investments in science and engineering research and education--are available for viewing online and downloading. Learn more.
Budget and Performance
Find NSF Budget Requests to Congress and Annual Appropriations.
Science Writer Events
OLPA holds breakfasts, roundtables and other events aimed at providing reporters with updates on cutting-edge fields of research. For such events, NSF occasionally partners with groups, associations and others who can provide meeting space and expert participants. Anyone group interested in co-hosting such an event should contact Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Image 1: Adam Gazzaley, Roger Anguera Singla, Rajat Jain, Tim Mullen, Christian Kothe, John Fesenko, Oleg Konings, and Matt Omernick; Image 2: Pupa U.P.A. Gilbert and Christopher E. Killian; Image 3: Elizabeth Marchiondo and Andrew Gillis; Image 4: Yan Liang, Xiangang Tao and Wei Huang; Image 5: Nicolle Rager Fuller, NSF; Image 6: Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech; illustration by Andrey Atuchin; Image 7: Robert E. Clark; Banner image: metamorworks;