National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.” With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion,NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. Read more about their discoveries in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering.

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