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Media Advisory 05-019

National Science Board to Meet Sept. 28-29

September 22, 2005

This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold its 388th meeting Sept. 28-29, 2005, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.  This is one of NSB's regular meetings related to general national science and engineering policy issues of interest and specific NSF activities. Media representatives are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

Highlights of open sessions include:

Sept. 28
  • Subcommittee on Polar Issues, 8:15-9:00 a.m., room 1235 (update on icebreakers; Antarctic geological drilling; research collaboration with Native communities)
  • Joint session of the Committee on Strategy and Budget and the Committee on Programs and Plans, 11:00-11:45 a.m., room 1235 (centers and the NSF portfolio; funding rates; award size and duration; highly successful principal investigators) 
  • Committee on Strategy and Budget, 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m., room 1235 (status of FY 2006 budget request to Congress)
Sept. 29
  • Open Plenary Session, 1:30-3:30 p.m., room 1235 (discussion of NSB commission on education)

Click here for the full agenda.

Visitors to the sessions should register at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance.  Click here for directions.

Pre-publication drafts of two recent NSB reports are now available online:

Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation

Long-lived Digital Data Collections: Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century


Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, NSF, (703) 292-5395, email:

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, NSB, (703) 292-7000, email:

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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