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FY 2021 Budget Request to Congress

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Total NSF Funding
NSF Summary Table
NSF Funding Profile
Number of People Involved in NSF Activities
NSF Requests and Appropriations by Account: FY 2000 - FY 2021

Major NSF-wide Investments
NSF Convergence Accelerator and Big Ideas
NSF Selected Crosscutting Programs
NSF NSTC Crosscuts Summary
National Nanotechnology Initiative Summary
Networking and Information Technology R&D Summary
U.S. Global Change Research Program Summary
NSF Programs to Broaden Participation

STEM Education and Workforce
EHR Funding by Division and Program
CoSTEM Inventory and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs by Level of Education

Research Infrastructure
NSF Research Infrastructure Funding by Account and Activity
NSF Research Infrastructure Summary
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NSF Current Authorizations
Computer Science Education Research Report in Compliance with Public Law 114-329
EPSCoR Report in Compliance with Public Law 114-329
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Biological Sciences
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Integrative Organismal Systems
Environmental Biology
Biological Infrastructure
Emerging Frontiers
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Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Computing and Communication Foundations
Computer and Network Systems
Information and Intelligent Systems
Information Technology Research
Appendix A: Advanced Computing Systems and Services Portfolio
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Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation
Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems
Engineering Education and Centers
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities
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Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Earth Sciences
Integrative and Collaborative Education and Research
Ocean Sciences
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Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Astronomical Sciences
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
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Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Social and Economic Sciences
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
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Office of International Science and Engineering
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Office of Polar Programs
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Integrative Activities
Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
NSF Convergence Accelerator
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U.S. Arctic Research Commission
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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Undergraduate Education
Human Resource Development
Graduate Education
H-1B Nonimmigrant Petitioner Fees
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MRFEC Overview
Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
High Luminosity - Large Hadron Collider Upgrade
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Track 2
Regional Class Research Vessel
Vera C. Rubin Observatory
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Program Accounts: R&RA and EHR
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Agency Operations and Award Management
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Office of Inspector General
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Office of the National Science Board
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Facilities Overview

  Academic Research Fleet (ARF)
  Antarctic Facilities and Operations (AFO)
  Arecibo Observatory
  Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of GEoscience (GAGE)
  IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)
  International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
  Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
  Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)
  National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NMFL)
  National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)
  Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
  Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
  Seismological Facility for the Advancement of GEoscience (SAGE)

Federally Funding Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)
  Green Bank Observatory (GBO)
  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
  National Solar Observatory (NSO)
  NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Other Facilities Funding
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NSF Big Ideas - Convergence Accelerator
  Convergence Accelerator Overview

NSF Research Big Ideas
  Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st-Century Science and Engineering
  The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
  Navigating the New Arctic
  The Quantum Leap
  Understanding the Rules of Life
  Windows on the Universe

NSF Enabling Big Ideas
  Growing Convergence Research
  Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
  Mid-scale Research Infrastructure

Industries of the Future
  Advanced Manufacturing
  Artificial Intelligence
  Quantum Information Science
  Spectrum Innovation Initiative

Ongoing Major FY 2021 Investments
  NSF Innovation Corps
  Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

STEM Education and Workforce
  Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
  Major Investments in STEM Graduate Students and Graduate Education

Other NSF-wide Activities
  NSF Centers
  Selected Crosscutting Programs

National Science and Technology Council Activities
  National Nanotechnology Initiative
  Networking and Information Technology R&D
  U.S. Global Change Research Program
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NSF Performance Framework
FY 2019 Strategic Objective Progress Updates
FY 2019 Annual Performance Report and FY 2021 Annual Performance Plan
FY 2019 Management Challenge Progress Report
GAO-IG Act Exhibits
Other Information
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FY 2021 NSF Appropriations Language
Summary of FY 2021 NSF Budgetary Resources by Account
NSF FY 2021 Funding by Program
NSF by Object Classification
NSF Reimbursable Activity
Explanation of FY 2019 Carryover into FY 2020 by Account
Explanation of Variance of FY 2019 Actuals and FY 2019 Enacted
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