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Media Advisory 09-011
CANCELED: Save the Date for NSF Budget Briefing

National Science Foundation to host budget request briefing on May 7, 2009

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NSF will hold a budget request briefing at its headquarters on May 7, 2009.
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May 1, 2009

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a budget request briefing from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 2009, at its headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. 22230.

The event will provide details about the amount of funding the administration is seeking from Congress for NSF for fiscal year 2010 to fund major scientific research programs and projects across the country. The briefing will feature presentations by senior NSF leaders, including NSF Acting Deputy Director Cora Marrett.

If you wish to attend the event in person, please RSVP to OLPA-events@nsf.gov or (703) 292-8070. There will be a phone bridge available to listen in on the briefing and ask questions at (800) 857-9632, with the participant passcode 'NSF'.


Media Contacts
Dana W. Cruikshank, NSF, (703) 292-7738, dcruiksh@nsf.gov

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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