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October 29, 2020

NSF enables groundbreaking science with $125 million in mid-scale infrastructure investment

For decades, the U.S. National Science Foundation has funded infrastructure that allows scientists to push the frontiers of science .... Read More ›

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October 02, 2020

NSF announces investment in future of manufacturing

Continued U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing requires new technologies, processes, and skills, especially in the emerging .... Read More ›

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September 30, 2020

NSF funds more than 80 startups to address COVID-19 challenges

More than 80 startups funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation are creating technology solutions to enhance the detection and .... Read More ›

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September 29, 2020

Understanding transmission of emerging infectious diseases to help predict outbreaks

In the past three decades, outbreaks of infectious diseases, notably Ebola, MERS, SARS and now COVID-19, have caused .... Read More ›

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September 17, 2020

US, UK support collaborative research on bioinformatics, microbiomes and synthetic biology

Research in science and engineering benefit immensely from international collaboration and bringing together scientists from diverse .... Read More ›

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September 17, 2020

Delivering societal impact through quantum - and AI-driven data and modeling research

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected 29 teams for its Convergence Accelerator program.... Read More ›

September 15, 2020

NSF advances 25 projects to explore bold ideas for transformative research

The U.S. National Science Foundation is always seeking to engage the most creative minds with innovative ideas that will help understand .... Read More ›

September 11, 2020

International networks tackle grand scientific challenges with NSF support

Large-scale research networks that connect U.S. researchers with partners in other nations will be key for tackling grand scientific challenges .... Read More ›

September 09, 2020

New interdisciplinary research seeks to explain the rules that govern life

The U.S. National Science Foundation is advancing interdisciplinary research into epigenetics and the microbiome to understand .... Read More ›

September 03, 2020

Accelerating research to impact society at scale

Research drives the development of innovations that improve our daily lives. That's why the U.S. National Science Foundation works .... Read More ›

Reintegrating Biology

September 01, 2020

Cross-disciplinary research teams seek to answer grand challenges in biology

Biology continues to transform science through discoveries that cross disciplines and scales from the molecular to the planetary level. Despite these .... Read More ›

September 01, 2020

NSF institutes advance US ability to harness data revolution

Data science is a rapidly growing field that requires the expertise of computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians to handle the analysis of .... Read More ›

September 01, 2020

Understanding Earth's surface from tree canopy to bedrock: NSF announces awards for network of 'critical zone' research projects

Land-use change. Environmental change. Extreme natural events such as hurricanes and wildfires. All are placing .... Read More ›

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September 01, 2020

NSF, NASA partner to address space weather research, forecasting

Space weather — solar wind, coronal mass ejections, magnetic storms, upper atmosphere disturbances — can damage infrastructure from electrical power .... Read More ›

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August 26, 2020

NSF advances artificial intelligence research with new nationwide institutes

The U.S. National Science Foundation is establishing new artificial intelligence institutes to accelerate research, expand America's .... Read More ›

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August 25, 2020

NSF, Simons Foundation partner to uncover foundations of deep learning

Automated systems, designed to simplify our lives, are everywhere. From customer service chatbots to self-driving .... Read More ›

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August 19, 2020

NSF establishes new center to study successful undergraduate STEM education practices at historically Black colleges and universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a high success rate of graduating their students .... Read More ›

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August 17, 2020

International teams, with NSF support, investigate key questions in neuroscience

Building a better understanding of how the brain works and produces behavior is a research challenge with the potential to revolutionize everything from medicine .... Read More ›

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August 05, 2020

NSF expands quantum education to students nationwide in collaboration with industry, academic leaders

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are spearheading the National Q-12 Education Partnership .... Read More ›

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August 04, 2020

New NSF engineering research centers focus on health, transportation, quantum tech, agriculture

The U.S. National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of four new engineering research centers. These new centers will focus on extending .... Read More ›

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July 29, 2020

New materials innovation platforms will accelerate discovery, development of new synthetic biomaterials

At the U.S. National Science Foundation, basic research leads the way in developing and harnessing the potential of biotechnology, which will directly impact .... Read More ›

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July 21, 2020

NSF establishes 3 new institutes to address critical challenges in quantum information science

Quantum phenomena have puzzled and delighted scientists for over a century, revealing unique, counter-intuitive characteristics of matter like superposition .... Read More ›

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July 20, 2020

Largest cohort of NSF postdoctoral research fellows in biology includes new 'rules of life' track

To conduct research that will foster discoveries in fields from agriculture to genomics, technology, and manufacturing, the U.S. National Science Foundation's .... Read More ›

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July 13, 2020

NSF invests in incubator institutes to keep US on cutting edge of mathematical sciences

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, act as incubators to tackle problems ranging from health .... Read More ›

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July 10, 2020

NSF addresses chemical research challenges through centers for chemical innovation

Solutions to challenges in chemical research could transform advanced manufacturing, clean energy, quantum computing and biotechnology. The U.S. National .... Read More ›

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July 02, 2020

NSF advances materials research and innovation with new

Our lives, comfort, and well-being have come to depend on the development of new materials for everything ranging from smart electronics to implantable .... Read More ›

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July 01, 2020

New NSF awards will accelerate machine learning research to advance future wireless networks

While current wireless networks support cellular and Wi-Fi services, future networks will need to support a much broader range of technologies, from driverless .... Read More ›

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June 22, 2020

Preparing for the future today: Expanding US researchers' access to advanced computing systems

Access to advanced computational capabilities like supercomputers and cloud computing allows researchers to make revolutionary discoveries at scale ranging .... Read More ›

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June 12, 2020

NSF advances frontiers of cybersecurity research

Cyberspace must be secure and reliable in order to continue driving U.S. commerce and innovation, which is why for years NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program has supported .... Read More ›

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June 9, 2020

NSF announces 2020 Computing Innovation Fellows Program

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all aspects of daily life and work, including what would normally be the new faculty recruiting season at institutes that perform research in computer and information science .... Read More ›

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May 18, 2020

NSF and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy initiate collaborative effort to develop critical resources for quantum education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) are actively engaged in educating , growing and sustaining a qualified workforce for the .... Read More ›

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April 17, 2020

NSF awards rapid response grants to support COVID-19 research

Funding mobilizes the scientific community to better understand and develop measures to respond to the virus.... Read More ›

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April 08, 2020

Toward smarter communities: Federal agencies partner on a research, action competition

The Civic Innovation Challenge, funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Homeland Security, supports partnerships.... Read More ›

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March 31, 2020

NSF awards $153 million for high luminosity upgrades to particle detectors at Large Hadron Collider

The National Science Foundation today awarded a total of $153 million over five years to Columbia University and Cornell University for the construction... Read More ›

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March 24, 2020

NSF announces new Expeditions in Computing awards

S3 new $10 million awards continue NSF program pursuing ambitious, fundamental research agendas... Read More ›

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February 13, 2020

US-UK collaborate to preserve world's diminishing soil resources

Signals in the soil will provide answers to long-held questions about soil ecosystems... Read More ›


November 18, 2019

In wake of wildfires and earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, NSF awards $19 million in natural hazards research grants

Scientists study ways to predict and respond to natural disasters... Read More ›


November 06, 2019

NSF awards 12 grants totaling $17 million to advance understanding of brain

The National Science Foundation has awarded $17 million to support 12 projects under its Integrative Strategies... Read More ›


November 06, 2019

NSF awards more than $18 million to better comprehend links between environmental, human aspects of ecosystems

Funding will advance understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems Read More ›


October 23, 2019

NSF announces awards totaling $37.5 million as part of Navigating the New Arctic initiative

Projects represent innovative approaches to understand Arctic change by combining perspectives from social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering Read More ›


September 23, 2019

NSF awards cooperative agreement for management and operations of Green Bank Observatory

The National Science Foundation awarded Associated Universities, Inc. Read More ›

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September 19, 2019

New awards aim to improve online learning for today's workforce

The National Science Foundation is making five new awards to create and study open-source learning platforms to train and reskill workers... Read More ›

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September 18, 2019

NSF names third advanced wireless research platform in North Carolina's research triangle

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. Read More ›

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September 10, 2019

NSF Convergence Accelerator awards bring together scientists, businesses, nonprofits to benefit workers

The National Science Foundation has issued the first awards through its Convergence Accelerator pilot... Read More ›

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September 4, 2019

NSF commits $36 million to uncovering 'rules of life' that will drive next-generation research

The National Science Foundation has invested $36 million in the first projects under its Understanding the Rules of Life portfolio. Read More ›


August 30, 2019

Career Compass Challenge winner announced

The National Science Foundation is helping to modernize the American workforce. And it all started with a challenge: The Career Compass Challenge. Read More ›

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August 7, 2019

NSF awards $250 million to early career researchers

The National Science Foundation has invested more than $250 million in nearly 700 recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, one of NSF's most prestigious honors. Read More ›


July 23, 2019

New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

Imagine crops that required less water because a "wearable sensor" could "grow" along with a plant and provide more accurate and continuous readings of its hydration. Read More ›

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May 9, 2019

NSF announces new Diamond Achievement Award

The NSF Diamond Achievement Award will be presented for the first time to the international team of researchers who recently captured the first-ever image of a black hole Read More ›

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April 4, 2019

National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees

The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Read More ›