UPDATE: National Science Foundation Presents FY 2015 Budget Request
Media availability with acting director to follow presentation
National Science Foundation (NSF) Acting Director Cora Marrett presents President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress for NSF at 11:00 a.m. EST today, Monday, March 10, at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.
Marrett's briefing will follow up on President Obama's speech on March 4 describing the government-wide FY15 budget. The FY15 budget request for NSF of $7.3 billion supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life.
The budget request represents an increase of about 1 percent over the FY 2014 appropriation of $7.2 billion. Additional funding provided by the Opportunity, Growth and Security initiative will ensure strong support for the core activities that transform the frontiers of learning and discovery, allowing NSF to provide about 1,000 additional awards. OGSI will add to NSF's support for important national priorities in areas such as climate change, energy, advanced manufacturing, neuroscience and human capital development.
Detailed information on the FY15 Budget Request is available beginning today on the NSF website.
Immediately following her presentation, Marrett will be available for interviews with credentialed media.
Also following Marrett's presentation, NSF assistant directors and office heads will provide separate programmatic briefings in break-out rooms at NSF.
NSF will webcast the briefing, and media at remote sites will be able to access it in listen-only mode at NSF's Science360 website starting at 11:00 today, with no passcode needed. The webcast video will be posted to the Web later in the day.
Credentialed media must contact Maria Zacharias at email@example.com or (703) 292-8454 to make arrangements to attend the briefing.
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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