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NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:43

I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem.
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Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:22

NSF on coronavirus

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 14:33

NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19.
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Zoom media briefing: The Event Horizon Telescope, a year after capturing the image of a black hole

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:38

Media are invited to join an April 10 Zoom media briefing with Sheperd S. Doeleman, founding director of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), and astrophysicist Michael Johnson to discuss the one-year anniversary of EHT releasing its revolutionary image of a black hole.

Doeleman and Johnson will be available to talk about what EHT accomplished and what its hundreds of researchers have been working on over the past year. They will also discuss the project’s path forward, including ...
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Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier Named Acting National Science Foundation Director

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:00

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation effective March 31, 2020.

Droegemeier has previously served two six-year terms on the National Science Board, the governing body of NSF. He currently serves as the President’s Science Advisor and Director of OSTP, with responsibility for coordination of science and technology initiatives across the Federal ...
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National Science Foundation and Smithsonian sign letter of agreement

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:59

A new letter of agreement expands and clarifies collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Per the conditions of the agreement, NSF will review proposals from Smithsonian Institution researchers in the same manner as proposals submitted by researchers from institutions of higher education. Additionally, NSF will sponsor a new position at the National Portrait Gallery to elevate stories from the most accomplished scientists in the United States. ...
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NSF creates new research security chief position

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation has appointed Rebecca Spyke Keiser to the newly created position of chief of research security strategy and policy as part of its continuing effort to ensure the security of federally funded research while maintaining an open international collaboration.

In this role, Keiser will be tasked with providing the NSF director with policy advice on all aspects of research security strategy. She will also lead NSF’s efforts to develop ...
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NSF and AFGE sign new collective bargaining agreement

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:44

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3403 announced today that they have signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).  The new agreement codifies, clarifies, and updates current agency practices and policies in the context of current rules, laws, and regulations for approximately 1,000 NSF bargaining-unit employees. The last collective bargaining agreement was signed in 1982.

“The completion of ...
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NSF selects 7 winners from its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:08

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today the selection of four grand prize and three meritorious prize winners for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. The awardees are being honored today at a ceremony at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine encouraged individuals from all walks of life, age 14 or older, to submit pressing “grand challenges” requiring fundamental research in science, engineering, or STEM education ...
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