October 3, 2007
We are looking forward to announcing the date for the 2007 National Selection Committee meeting and to joining with new awardees as we celebrate the 25th anniversary (1983-2008) of this extraordinary program of recognition and excellence.
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) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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