Media Advisory 09-011
CANCELED: Save the Date for NSF Budget Briefing
National Science Foundation to host budget request briefing on May 7, 2009
May 1, 2009
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a budget request briefing from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 2009, at its headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. 22230.
The event will provide details about the amount of funding the administration is seeking from Congress for NSF for fiscal year 2010 to fund major scientific research programs and projects across the country. The briefing will feature presentations by senior NSF leaders, including NSF Acting Deputy Director Cora Marrett.
If you wish to attend the event in person, please RSVP to OLPAfirstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 292-8070. There will be a phone bridge available to listen in on the briefing and ask questions at (800) 857-9632, with the participant passcode 'NSF'.
Dana W. Cruikshank, NSF, (703) 292-7738, email: email@example.com
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