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Media Advisory 12-003
National Science Foundation Presents FY 2013 Budget Request

NSF to webcast budget briefing

Cover of the FY 2013 NSF Budget Request to Congress.

Rollout event will include a briefing by NSF Director Subra Suresh.
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February 9, 2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh will present the president's fiscal year 2013 NSF budget request to Congress at 3:30 p.m. EST on February 13 at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.

The presentation will consist of a briefing that provides details about the funding request and the Administration's initiatives. For the first time, NSF will webcast the briefing. Immediately following the presentation, Suresh will be available for media interviews with credentialed media who participate in person and via conference call.

After Suresh's presentation, NSF assistant directors and office heads will provide separate programmatic briefings in various breakout rooms at NSF.

What:National Science Foundation FY 2013 Budget Request

Who:NSF Director Subra Suresh

When:Feb. 13, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

Where:National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1235
Arlington, VA 22230

Metro:Orange Line, Ballston

Webcast:To view the budget briefing, log onto the Science360 website, which will be live on the day of the event. No username or password will be needed.

Credentialed media must contact Bobbie Mixon at bmixon@nsf.gov or (703) 292-8485, to make arrangements to attend in person or to get the teleconference log-in and password information.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8485, bmixon@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) 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.

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