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and preparation of the results for publication. The Foundation, therefore, does
not assume responsibility for the research findings or their interpretation.
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person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability shall
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Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED)
provide funding for special assistance or equipment to enable persons with
disabilities (investigators and other staff, including student research
assistants) to work on NSF projects. See the program announcement or contact
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will be used in connection with the selection of qualified proposals and may be
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the application review process, award decisions, or the administration of
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necessary to complete assigned work; and to other government agencies in order
to coordinate programs. See Systems of Records, NSF 50, Principal
Investigators/Proposal File and Associated Records, and NSF-51, 60 Federal
Register 4449 (January 23, 1995), Reviewer/Proposal File and Associated Records,
59 Federal Register 8031 (February 17, 1994).
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