National Science Foundation

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 with the aim of promoting the progress of science advancing national health, prosperity, and welfare and securing national defense. The NSF’S stated goal is discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship to provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens.With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), The NSF  is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities In the past few decades, NSF funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other Honors.

 

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