NSF: Regaining Our Energy Science and Engineering Edge
RE-ENERGYSE (REgaining our ENERGY Science and Engineering Edge) is a program to help the nation retain its leadership position in science and engineering by attracting and educating future scientists in the clean energy field. RE-ENERGYSE will be jointly funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
RE-ENERGYSE will support the following kinds of projects:
RE-ENERGYSE would prepare up to 8,500 highly educated young scientists and engineers for clean energy careers by 2015. Additionally, RE-ENERGYSE would provide training for thousands of skilled clean energy technicians.
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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