The National Science Foundation supports collaborative projects
involving academic institutions, private industry, and state and
local governments. The Foundation also works closely with other
Federal agencies in cross-cutting areas of research and education,
and we support U.S. participation in international scienctific
efforts. Promoting partnerships is one of NSF's core strategies.
Collaboration and partnerships between disciplines and institutions
and among academe, industry, and government enable the movement
of people, ideas, and tools throughout the public and private sectors.