Media Advisory 19-003

Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request

NSF staff to discuss proposed level of funding

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Call will include information on the new budget proposal.

March 11, 2019

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global leadership.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. E.T., March 18, 2019
  • Where: RSVP for call-in information with the subject line "Media call FY2020 request"
  • What: NSF staff will be available to answer questions about the budget request
  • RSVP: Sarah Bates,


Media Contacts
Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, email:

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) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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