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NSF on coronavirus

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:15

NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19.
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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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Announcements

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:34

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 10:51

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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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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National Science Foundation presents FY 2021 budget request

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 18:09

Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2021 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following ...
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Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2021 budget request

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:49

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on February 10, 2020. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global leadership. The call is ...
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NSF-supported observatory renamed for astronomer Vera C. Rubin

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 10:33

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will now be called the NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory, making it the first national U.S. observatory to be named after a female astronomer.  Announced at the 2020 American Astronomical Society winter meeting, the name recognizes the role Rubin played in better understanding dark matter, which will be one of the observatory survey’s four main themes. 

“Named after an astronomer who provided important evidence of the existence of ...
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NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 15:55

Just released first images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this preeminent 4-meter solar telescope. NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, on the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawai‘i, will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the sun and its impacts on our planet.

Activity on the sun, known as space ...
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Brought to you by NSF

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:38

Every day you encounter something made possible by the National Science Foundation.
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Solar Science: Exploring the power of our closest star

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 14:23

NSF has been supporting solar astronomy and heliophysics since the 1950's, with its newest flagship observatory finishing construction in 2020, the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
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NSF's 10 Big Ideas

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 01:21

Since 2017, NSF has been building a foundation for the Big Ideas through pioneering research and pilot activities. In 2019, NSF will invest $30 million in each Big Idea and continue to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in Big Ideas that serve the Nation's future.
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Science Zone

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 01:05

Whether you're a teacher, student, or just fascinated by science, the NSF Science Zone app will ignite your imagination. Featuring hundreds of exciting videos and high-resolution photos from a dozen areas of science, you can spend hours absorbed in discoveries that take you from the depths of space, to the wonders of the unimaginably small, to the far corners of our own planet.
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Statements on Sethuraman Panchanathan's nomination as NSF director

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:46

On December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan to serve as the 15th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Panchanathan has been a member of the National Science Board, which establishes NSF policy and advises both the agency and the president, since 2014. Currently, Dr. Panchanathan leads the knowledge enterprise development at Arizona State University (ASU), which advances research, ...
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