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National Science Foundation

New Era of Global Science & Engineering
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Slide title: NSF at the Center of U.S. & Global S&E Research Enterprise

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Annual budget about $7 billion, roughly 94% goes to funding programs

Funds basic research across all S&E disciplines and for research into STEM education

Annually provides support for about 300,000 researchers
   Balance between individual scholarship and "big facilities"
   Fund the best people and the best ideas

>200 Nobel Prize laureates have received NSF funding ( 70% of all U.S. Nobelists since 1951)
   Industrial, economic and societal impact

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