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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

NSF, Science Communication and YouScience Communication Toolkit for Principal Investigators
https://prezi.com/qws7oictyrx8/

Text version (PDF, 172 KB)

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, 192KB)

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

 

VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS

four still images from videoCreating knowledge to transform our future
A brief look at how NSF-supported fundamental research helps drive our nation's economy, enhance our security, advance our knowledge to sustain global leadership, and transform our future. View online or download video

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

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

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

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

Understanding Life cover Understanding Life: Biological Sciences
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
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
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/ehr_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 1.0MB)

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

Unraveling Earth's Complexity report coverUnraveling Earth's Complexity: Geosciences
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
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
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
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
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/sbe_research.pdf
Download (PDF, 3.1MB)

NSF Engineering Research Centers report coverNSF Engineering Research Centers: Creating New Knowledge, Innovators and Technologies for Over 30 Years
www.nsf.gov/eng/multimedia/NSF_ERC_30th_ Anniversary.pdf
Download (PDF, 5.7MB)

 

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
www.nsf.gov/about/budget/

ROI Budget Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)
http://www.nsf.gov/about/budget/fy2017/budget_onepager.pdf

Fact Sheet: NSF's Connection to Nobel Prize Recipients (PDF)
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/nsf_nobel_winners.pdf

Open Government
www.nsf.gov/open/

 

NSF RESPONSES

Response to Senator Flake's "Wastebook: The Farce Awakens"
/www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/responsefederalflake.pdf

Response to Senator Lankford's "Federal Fumbles"
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/responsefederalfumbles.pdf

Response to Senator McCain's "America's Most Wasted -- Runaway Spending"
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/resonserunawayspending.pdf

Response to Media Reports on NSF-supported Glaciers and Glaciology Award
www.nsf.gov/about/congress/reports/response_glacier.pdf

 

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