EFRI OFFICE HOUR
November 16, 2020
The Directorate for Engineering offered an office hour on Monday, November 9 to discuss the FY 2021 solicitation for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (NSF 20-614).
Program Directors described the EFRI program, reviewed the two topics described in the solicitation, and provided a forum to receive and answer questions.
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.