NSF Engineering offers supplements for research by veterans


July 30, 2020

NSF supports alternate pathways to encourage veterans' engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research and industry. NSF recognizes that veterans represent an underutilized workforce for U.S. STEM communities.

NSF is continuing the Veterans Research Supplement (VRS) program to engage veterans in engineering research by providing supplements to active awards in Directorate for Engineering (ENG) divisions and offices. Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Veterans Research Supplement (VRS) Program (NSF 20-111).

Through this initiative, NSF hopes to provide additional support to some of the many veterans transitioning from active military service to civilian careers and exploring education options through the Post-9/11 GI Bill

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 2020 budget of $8.3 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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