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NSF & Congress
Toolkit

These tools and resources--providing information about the impact of NSF's investments in science and engineering research and education--are available for viewing online and downloading.

OVERVIEW

National Science Foundation Where Discoveries BeginNSF: Where Discoveries Begin
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/ reports/where_discoveries.pdf
Download (PDF, 4MB)

Data by DesignData by Design: Snapshot of NSF's Programs, Processes, Funding & Impact
Download (PPTX, 18MB)

Same as above, but with interactive elements designed for live presentations (PPTX, 28MB)

Fact Sheet: National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/news/ news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=100595
View online or Download (PDF, 68KB)

NSF Organizational Chart
http://www.nsf.gov/staff/ organizational_chart.pdf
Download (PDF, 167KB)

 

VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS

NSF's Merit Reivew ProcessNSF's Merit Review Process
How NSF determines which research has the greatest potential and would be the most fruitful investment of taxpayer dollars. View online or Download video

Foundation for Innovation
How NSF support for fundamental research is critical to discovery, innovation and economic growth. View online or Download video

Welcome to the National Science Foundation
A two-minute video of NSF's mission and focus. View online

 

REPORTS

Perspectives on Broader Impacts coverPerspectives on Broader Impacts
http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/publications/Broader_Impacts.pdf
Download (PDF, 9.0MB)

Unlocking the Secrets of Science cover Unlocking the Secrets of Science
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf13079.pdf
Download (PDF, 11.8MB)

Understanding Life cover Understanding Life: Biological Sciences
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/bio_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 1.1MB)

Enhancing Our Lives Through Computing cover Enhancing Our Lives Through Computing: Computer & Information Science & Engineering
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/cise_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 5.2MB)

Inspiring STEM Learning: Education and Human Resources report coverInspiring STEM Learning: Education and Human Resources
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/ehr_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 1.0MB)

Making Future Technologies Possible: Engineering report coverMaking Future Technologies Possible: Engineering
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/eng_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 1.0MB)

Unraveling Earth's Complexity report coverUnraveling Earth's Complexity: Geosciences
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/geo_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 1.2MB)

Enriching the Language of Discovery coverEnriching the Language of Discovery: Mathematical & Physical Sciences
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/mps_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 6.5MB)

Innovating for the Nation's Future coverInnovating for the Nation's Future: Office of International and Integrative Activities
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/oiia_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 5.3MB)

Exploring What Makes Us Human coverExploring What Makes Us Human: Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/sbe_research_2.pdf
Download (PDF, 5.1MB)

Bringing People Into Focus report coverBringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral and Economic Research Addresses National Challenges
http://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/sbe_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 3.1MB)

 

ONLINE TOOLS

NSF's Budget Internet Information System allows you to view the number of NSF awards made to your state and you can drill down to see the number of awards made to specific institutions in your state.

 

USEFUL URLS

Budget
Requests and Annual Appropriations, FY 1998 - Present
http://www.nsf.gov/about/budget/

Open Government
http://www.nsf.gov/open/

 

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