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September is  , a time when we must dedicate ourselves to helping all our neighbors, family and friends who may be facin...
09/19/2023

September is , a time when we must dedicate ourselves to helping all our neighbors, family and friends who may be facing a crisis.

You are not alone. If you need assistance call 9-8-8.

Great news as our region and our state continue to lead on semiconductor manufacturing and research. UT-Dallas was award...
09/19/2023

Great news as our region and our state continue to lead on semiconductor manufacturing and research. UT-Dallas was awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation - NSF to strengthen their work on semiconductor research. This was all made possible by our work to pass the CHIPS Act last Congress.

Ranks are in! Federal employees weighed in and NSF is one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, ranking ...
04/09/2023

Ranks are in! Federal employees weighed in and NSF is one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, ranking 2nd among mid-sized agencies. https://bit.ly/3TTx3Gr 👏👏

“This ranking is a testament to the hard work and commitment of NSF employees to accomplish our critical mission. As NSF adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and learned new ways to deliver on its mission, the agency has made consistent efforts to evaluate the impact of these unprecedented times on its workforce.” -- NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan

Read the Washington Post article: https://t.co/5L9nRQIBAz

04/08/2023

Dr. Joseph Clark, assistant professor of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty. The $650,000 grant will be used to develop new...

Keeping with its mission of combating disinformation, the Biden administration is giving professors at a public universi...
01/03/2023

Keeping with its mission of combating disinformation, the Biden administration is giving professors at a public university over half a million dollars to fight science-related misinformation and misperceptions in black communities. The goal is to counter inequity and mistrust in scientific information and understand science misinformation in black communities, according to the government agency that is doling out the money for the research, the National Science Foundation (NSF). “Black American experiences can pose particular challenges for effective communication on issues related to science and medicine, and recent misinformation campaigns have increasingly sought to capitalize on beliefs underlying mistrust within Black communities to spread misinformation,” the grant document states.
READ: http://jwatch.us/9RUR11

Keeping with its mission of combating disinformation, the Biden administration is giving professors at a public university over half a million dollars to fight science-related misinformation and misperceptions in black communities. The goal is to counter inequity and mistrust in scientific informati...

12/30/2022

In 2022, NSF powered a diverse range of discoveries and innovations that will benefit humanity. This year also positioned NSF to accelerate its work at speed and scale. See how: https://bit.ly/3vptL2k

12/11/2022

About the National Science Foundation
NSF AT A GLANCE
NSF building and logo, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA. Click for credit. 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. This type of support:

Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
Enhances the nation's security.
Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.
With an annual budget of $8.8 billion (FY 2022), we are the funding source for approximately 25% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. MORE

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View a two-minute video overview of NSF's mission and focus. To learn how NSF determines which research has the greatest potential and would be the most fruitful investment of taxpayer dollars, view NSF's Merit Review Process video.

Check out our NSF Toolkit, with resources providing information about the impact of NSF's investments.

WHO WE ARE
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NSF leadership has two major components: a director who oversees NSF staff and management responsible for program creation and administration, merit review, planning, budget and day-to-day operations; and a 24-member National Science Board (NSB) of eminent individuals that meets six times a year to establish the overall policies of the foundation. The director and all Board members serve six year terms. Each of them, as well as the NSF deputy director, is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At present, NSF has a total workforce of about 2,100 at its Alexandria, VA, headquarters, including approximately 1,400 career employees, 200 scientists from research institutions on temporary duty, 450 contract workers and the staff of the NSB office and the Office of the Inspector General. MORE

WHAT WE DO
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As described in our strategic plan, NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers. MORE

HOW WE WORK
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NSF's task of identifying and funding work at the frontiers of science and engineering is not a "top-down" process. NSF operates from the "bottom up," keeping close track of research around the United States and the world, maintaining constant contact with the research community to identify ever-moving horizons of inquiry, monitoring which areas are most likely to result in spectacular progress and choosing the most promising people to conduct the research. MORE

12/11/2022

About the National Science Foundation
NSF AT A GLANCE
NSF building and logo, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA. Click for credit. 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. This type of support:

Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
Enhances the nation's security.
Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.
With an annual budget of $8.8 billion (FY 2022), we are the funding source for approximately 25% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. MORE

video icon
View a two-minute video overview of NSF's mission and focus. To learn how NSF determines which research has the greatest potential and would be the most fruitful investment of taxpayer dollars, view NSF's Merit Review Process video.

Check out our NSF Toolkit, with resources providing information about the impact of NSF's investments.

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