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Fact Sheet
Electronic Resources: Useful Web Sites and Statistics

June 10, 2009

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers many electronic resources to track the latest developments in science and engineering research and education, as well as statistical information about the nation's science and engineering enterprise.

NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp

News and General Information Websites:

Science Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
As part of its mission, NSF compiles and maintains the nation's definitive statistics on science and engineering. Reports cover topics including education and workforce demographics; research and development funding, performance, and infrastructure, and the impact of information technology.

Award Searches: www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/
Search NSF awards from 1970 through present, list recent awards, list awards by institution or by state, or list awards by program. Full-text search is also possible.

Award Summaries and Analyses: dellweb.bfa.nsf.gov
Summarizes NSF awards by state or institution (since 1996), a list of the top 50 institutions receiving NSF funding, and descriptions of NSF's funding history. TIP: When using this site, select "View Report" after specifying your search criteria. Select "first page" or "home page" to backtrack.

Programs and Funding Opportunities
NSF is the independent federal agency that supports basic research in all fields of science and engineering. There are many programs that provide investigators with opportunities to seek funding.

- Funding Opportunities: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp
- Find Funding/Funding Opportunity Search: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/index.jsp
- Grant Proposal Guide: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg

How to Receive NSF News and Information

  1. Gov Delivery. NSF can automatically deliver updates in your areas of interest. It offers a web-based sign-up and delivery of alerts via email. To subscribe to News, go to www.nsf.gov/news and click on "Get updates by email." Create a profile, selecting the areas on which you want to be updated.

  2. Podcasts and RSS feeds. A "podcast" is a series of digital media files that automatically updates when a new file is added and is accessible via iTunes or other "podcatching" software. An RSS feed is a series of digital documents that automatically updates when new documents are added. NSF podcasts and RSS feeds are accessible at http://www.nsf.gov/rss/.

-NSF-

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/

 

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