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National Science Foundation


Open Government

NSF Digital Strategy
Thank you for your input

NSF thanks the public for providing input to help the agency prioritize which NSF information sets to make accessible through web APIs. On Aug. 23, NSF published a list of prioritized candidate systems in Section 2.1.2 of the agency's Digital Government Strategy Report. The agency also published a list of its priority customer-facing services to optimize for mobile use in Section 7.1.1 of the report.

The invitation to the public to vote or comment on information sets was part of NSF's effort to make agency data and services more useful and dynamic, key goals of the Digital Government Strategy. The deadline for public participation was Aug. 22.

Learn more about NSF's digital strategy on the Digital Strategy website.
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NSF funds the best ideas and most promising people, searching out the frontiers of science and engineering to foster high-risk, potentially transformative research that will generate important discoveries and new technology.

Unlike many other federal agencies, NSF does not hire researchers or directly operate our own laboratories or similar facilities. Instead, we support scientists, engineers and educators directly through their own home institutions (typically universities and colleges). Similarly, we fund facilities and equipment such as telescopes through cooperative agreements with research consortia. Learn more about what we do.

Overview
On his first day in office, President Obama issued a directive stating his administration's commitment to "creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government." Government should be transparent. Government should be participatory. Government should be collaborative. In working to achieve transparency, public participation and collaboration, agencies across the government are establishing Open Government Web pages and asking the public for ideas and suggestions.

Recent Activities

Open Government Plan Updated
On June 2, 2014, NSF published an update of the NSF Open Government Plan, The National Science Foundation Open Government Plan 3.0. The revised plan is available at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=opengov

NSF Data Sources

  • Comprehensive Information on Federal Spending by Agency and Spending Type
    USASpending.Gov

  • NSF Research Grant Funding Rates: Current Year
    An XML file containing current year NSF funding rates for competitive research proposals by organizational unit. The funding rate is calculated by dividing the number of awards by the number of awards and declines.
    Data.gov

  • NSF Research Grant Funding Rate History
    An XML file containing FY 2001 - FY 2013 NSF funding rates for competitive research proposals by organizational unit.
    Data.gov

  • NSF Obligations for Top 200 Institutions by Fiscal Year
    An XML file containing FY 2001 through FY 2013 NSF obligations by institution for the top 200 recipients defined in terms of total NSF funding received in the fiscal year.
    Data.gov

  • NSF State Obligations by Fiscal Year
    An XML file containing FY 2001 through FY 2013 NSF obligations by state and account.
    Data.gov

  • NSF Budget History by Account from FY 1951
    An XML file containing NSF budget history by account from FY 1951.
    Data.gov

  • NSF Average Dwell Time by NSF and Directorate, FY 2001 - FY 2011
    An XML file containing FY 2001 through FY 2011 NSF Average Dwell Time by NSF and Directorate.
    Data.gov

  • Early and Later Career Principal Investigator (PI) Count Percentage and Funding Rates
    A text/XML file containing Count and Funding Rates for NSF Early and Later Career Principal Investigators (PIs).
    Data.gov

  • NSF Funding Rates by Principal Investigator (PI) Demographic
    An XML file containing a history of NSF Funding Rates per Fiscal Year (FY) with Principal Investigator (PI) Demographics.
    Data.gov

  • NSF Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Report for the fiscal years (FY) listed below
    Statistical information on the number of FOIA requests received and processed by NSF beginning with FY 1998, including response times for FOIA requests, the number of appeals received, and other statistics on NSF's FOIA program.

    • Report for October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 (FY 2013) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 (FY 2012) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 (FY 2011) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 (FY 2010) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 (FY 2009) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008 (FY 2008) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 (FY 2007) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 (FY 2006) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 (FY 2005) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004 (FY 2004) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 (FY 2003) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 (FY 2002) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001 (FY 2001) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000 (FY 2000) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999 (FY 1999) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

    • Report for October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998 (FY 1998) NSF.gov | Data.Gov

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award Recipients, 2000-2012
    NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in disciplines relevant to the mission of the Foundation. This dataset includes GRFP award recipients.
    Data.Gov 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention Recipients, 2000-2012
    NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in disciplines relevant to the mission of the Foundation. This dataset includes GRFP Honorable Mention recipients.
    Data.Gov 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

  • NSF Grants Management and Information on Research Spending and Results
    Research.Gov

  • NSF Spending Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    Recovery.Gov Track the Money

  • Performance of NSF Major IT Investments
    IT Dashboard

  • Research Spending and Results (Tool Catalog)
    Research.gov Research Spending and Results is an online, user-friendly platform to access and search detailed information about federally funded science and engineering research and education, giving the general public, the scientific community and Congress visibility into the results achieved with federally-funded research. Research awards are easily searchable by agency, awardee, award amount and date, state and congressional district (where award was made and the work is being performed), and key word such as a field of science. Information can be reviewed online or exported to various file formats, such as XML, CSV and XLS. Detailed information on federally funded research can be found for multiple agencies. Information provided for each award includes: Award recipient (institution and researcher), Award Amount and funds obligated to date, Period of Performance, State and Congressional district of where the award was made and where the work is being performed., Award Abstract describing the research effort, Citations of Journals Published as a result of the award.
    Data.Gov

  • Science and Engineering Indicators: 2014
    Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) comprises quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. The "indicators" are quantitative representations that provide summary information on the scope, quality, and vitality of science and engineering.
    NSF.gov

  • Science and Engineering Indicators: 2014 State Data Tool
    The State Data Tool draws from the National Science Board's (NSB's) Science and Engineering Indicators report. This tool allows for interactive visual exploration of state indicators covering the role of science and technology (S&T) in state and regional economic development.
    NSF.gov

  • Key Science and Engineering Indicators: Digest 2014
    This digest of key S&E indicators draws from the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators report. The digest serves to draw attention to important trends and data points from across Indicators and to introduce readers to the data resources available in the report.
    NSF.gov

  • SESTAT (Tool Catalog)
    National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG), National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG), Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR).
    Data.Gov

  • WebCASPAR (Tool Catalog)
    The WebCASPAR database provides easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. WebCASPAR emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general.
    WebCASPAR

  • NSF Conference Report
    OMB Memorandum M-12-12 requires federal agencies to report by January 31st of each year, information on all agency-sponsored conferences from the previous year where the net expenses for each single conference were in excess of $100,000. This report is also required to include the agency head's waiver for any single conference with net conference expenses that exceeded $500,000.

NSF Web Content

Tools

  • NSF Calendar
    An Events Calendar shows upcoming events, NSF-related congressional hearings, National Science Board (NSB) and other meetings and more.
    http://www.nsf.gov/events/

  • NSF Staff Directory
    Locate staff by searching or browsing staff and offices.
    http://www.nsf.gov/staff/

  • Open Data
    As required by the Open Data Policy and OMB Open Data Supplemental Guidance, NSF maintains a Public Data Listing in the JSON, XML, and HTML formats comprising our inventory of publicly available agency datasets.
    http://www.nsf.gov/data/

Records and Reports

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News and Updates

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