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National Science Foundation (NSF)


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)