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NSO molding the future of solar physics research thanks to new NSF funding
September 27, 2018
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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New funding for the National Solar Observatory (NSO) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a result of strong congressional support, will greatly enhance the science produced by NSF's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and nurture collaboration across the U.S.-based solar physics community, including international experts. Full Story
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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 2021 budget of $8.5 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.