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NSF-Wide Investments for Previous Fiscal Years

NSF's current budget request identifies key investment areas. NSF has designated areas of emphasis or priority in previous budget years as well. They are listed below.

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2013 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated seven OneNSF Framework activities, three National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) activities and two NSF Activities as NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2013 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • Cyber-enabled Materials, Manufacturing, and Smart Systems (CEMMSS)
  • Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)
  • Expeditions in Education (E2)
  • Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)
  • Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
  • Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
  • Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD)
  • U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • NSF Centers Programs
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs

Details on the NSF FY 2013 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2012 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated three NSTC activities and six NSF activities for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2012 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program
  • U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • NSF Centers Program
  • Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)
  • Science and Engineering Beyond Moore's Law (SEBML)
  • Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs

Details on the NSF FY 2012 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2011 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated 10 areas for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2011 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • NSF Centers Programs
  • Cyberlearning Transforming Education
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Networking and Information Technology R&D
  • RE-ENERGYSE
  • Science and Engineering Beyond Moore's Law
  • Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
  • U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs
  • FY2010 Support for Potentially Transformative Research

Details on the NSF FY 2010 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2010 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated 5 areas for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2010 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • NSF Centers Programs
  • Climate Change Science Program
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Networking and Information Technology R&D
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs

Details on the NSF FY 2010 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2009 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated 10 areas for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2009 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • Adaptive Systems Technology
  • NSF Centers Programs
  • Climate Change Science Program
  • Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Dynamics of Water Processes in the Environment
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Networking and Information Technology R&D
  • Science and Engineering Beyond Moore's Law
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs

Details on the NSF FY 2009 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2008 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated nine areas for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2008 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • NSF Centers Programs and Funding
  • Climate Change Science Program
  • Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Human and Social Dynamics
  • International Polar Year
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Networking and Information Technology R&D
  • Selected Crosscutting Programs

Details on the NSF FY 2008 Budget Request are available here.
More information about the NSF-wide investment areas is available here. (PDF)

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2007 BUDGET REQUEST

NSF designated eight areas for NSF-wide investments in the agency's FY 2007 budget request to Congress. The areas are: Biocomplexity in the Environment, Climate Change Science Program, Cyberinfrastructure, Human and Social Dynamics, International Polar Year, Mathematical Sciences, National Nanotechnology Initiative, and Networking Information Technology R&D. NSF also considers crosscutting programs, sensors research and centers as NSF-wide investments.

The FY 2007 budget request is available here.
Details on the investment areas are available here.

NSF-WIDE INVESTMENTS IN THE FY 2006 BUDGET REQUEST

Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NS&E) Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering research encompasses the systematic understanding, organization, manipulation and control of matter at the atomic, molecular and supramolecular levels.
Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE) Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE)
Biocomplexity in the Environment seeks a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions among living things and physical processes in the environment.
Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Human and Social Dynamics (HSD)
Human and Social Dynamics research fosters breakthroughs in understanding human action and development, as well as knowledge about organizational, cultural and societal adaptation and change.
Mathematical Sciences Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences research enables progress across disciplines through advances in math and statistics research and supports the development of a mathematically literate workforce.
Cyberinfrastructure Cyberinfrastructure
Cyberinfrastructure contributes to the development of a widely accessible information technology (IT) backbone that will ultimately enable innovative science and engineering research and education as well as next-generation IT capabilities.

FISCAL YEAR 2005

Nanoscale Science & Engineering (NS&E)
This priority research area seeks a more complete understanding of the Nanoscale.

Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE)
This priority research area seeks a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of living things and physical processes in the environment.

Human & Social Dynamics (HSD)
This priority research area seeks to understand how scientific breakthroughs and unprecedented growth in new technologies during the 20th century transformed everyday life.

Mathematical Sciences
The fundamental mathematical sciences embracing mathematics and statistics are essential for research progress across disciplines and for training a mathematically literate workforce for the future.

FISCAL YEAR 2004

NSF identified six priority areas in which to make a sustained level of investment in the agency's FY 2004 budget request to Congress. The areas are:

  • Biocomplexity in the Environment;
  • Information Technology Research
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Human and Social Dynamics
  • Workforce for the 21st Century

For more information, see the FY 2004 Budget Request

FISCAL YEAR 2003

In addition to a balanced portfolio of investments that maintain the vitality of core disciplines, NSF identifies and supports emerging opportunities that hold exceptional promise to advance knowledge. Investments in each of these priority areas support a broad range of promising research directions and platforms in developing areas of science and engineering. The areas identified in the FY 2003 Budget Request to Congress are:

  • Biocomplexity in the Environment
  • Information Technology Research
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Learning for the 21st Century Workforce
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

For more information, see the FY 2003 Budget Request.

FISCAL YEAR 2000

Information Technology Research for National Priorities (ITR)

FISCAL YEAR 1999

Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 2
This program supported innovative digital libraries research and applications.

FISCAL YEAR 1998

Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (KDI)
The purpose of this program was to "to span the scientific and engineering communities . . . to generate, model, and represent more complex and cross-disciplinary scientific data from new sources and at enormously varying scales."

 

 

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