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National Science Foundation (NSF)

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The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

NSF is divided into the following seven directorates that support science and engineering research and education:

NSF Revised Proposal & Award Guide (PAPPG) for 2019

NSF Revised Proposal & Award Guide (PAPPG) for 2020 (Effective Date: June 1, 2020)