abril 7, 2009

US NSF – About the National Science Foundation

Posted in Science tagged , a 9:16 pm por patriciarm

About the National Science Foundation

NSF AT A GLANCE

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…” With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent 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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