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About National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and was given additional authority by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I of the Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C. 3911 to 3922).
The Foundation consists of the National Science Board of 24 part-time members and a Director (who also serves as ex officio National Science Board member), each appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. Other senior officials include a Deputy Director who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, and eight Assistant Directors.
The Act established the NSF's mission: To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
The Foundation's organic legislation authorizes it to engage in the following activities:
Initiate and support, through grants and contracts, scientific and engineering research and programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential, and education programs at all levels, and appraise the impact of research upon industrial development and the general welfare. Award graduate fellowships in the sciences and in engineering. Foster the interchange of scientific information among scientists and engineers in the United States and foreign countries. Foster and support the development and use of computers and other scientific methods and technologies, primarily for research and education in the sciences. Evaluate the status and needs of the various sciences and engineering and take into consideration the results of this evaluation in correlating its research and educational programs with other Federal and non-Federal programs. Maintain a current register of scientific and technical personnel, and in other ways provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and technical resources in the United States, and provide a source of information for policy formulation by other Federal agencies. Determine the total amount of Federal money received by universities and appropriate organizations for the conduct of scientific and engineering research, including both basic and applied, and construction of facilities where such research is conducted, but excluding development, and report annually thereon to the President and the Congress. Initiate and support specific scientific and engineering activities in connection with matters relating to international cooperation, national security, and the effects of scientific and technological applications upon society. Initiate and support scientific and engineering research, including applied research, at academic and other nonprofit institutions and, at the direction of the President, support applied research at other organizations. Recommend and encourage the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of basic research and education in the sciences and engineering. Strengthen research and education innovation in the sciences and engineering, including independent research by individuals, throughout the United States. Support activities designed to increase the participation of women and minorities and others under-represented in science and technology.
Last Updated 5-9-01
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Relavo Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation
Relavo, Inc, a private medical device company focusing on infection-prevention in home dialysis, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant for $1,000,000.
Battelle and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Sending Ecological Data to Space and Back to Ensure Timely Delivery of Data to Scientists on Earth
Battelle, which manages the U.S. National Science Foundation National Ecological Observatory Network program, is now using Starlink in a pilot test to achieve improved data transmission and service as part of an ongoing initiative to leverage new and innovative technologies to improve and enhance the operations of NEON.
National Science Foundation (NSF) awards Aracari Biosciences Phase II SBIR grant to commercialize the Vasoreactive Vascularized Micro-Organ (VMO-VA) platform
Aracari Biosciences, Inc. announces a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Science Foundation to commercialize its proprietary Vasoreactive Vascularized Micro-Organ platform.
Ancilia Biosciences Awarded NSF Grant to Advance Platform Designed to Address Overlooked Obstacle to Success for Microbiome Therapeutics
Ancilia Biosciences announced it has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop virus-resistant live bacterial biotherapeutics for chronic disease applications, in partnership with the Duerkop Laboratory at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
KGI Assistant Professor and Cardea Bio CSO Kiana Aran Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to Support Biosensor Development
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Kiana Aran, cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cardea Bio Inc., with the Faculty Early Career Development award.
Vaxess Technologies Awarded NSF and DARPA Funding for Development of mRNA-Based Single-Dose, Refrigeration-Free Vaccine Patch
Vaxess Technologies, Inc., an innovative biotechnology company developing the MIMIX™ smart release patch, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF award number 2030305) and a subcontract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Sonata Scientific Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation
Sonata Scientific LLC, a developer of advanced air purification and antimicrobial products, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research
NSF Awards CENIC an International Networking Grant for Operation of Pacific Wave
The National Science Foundation has awarded CENIC a $4 million, five-year grant for continued operation and enhancement of Pacific Wave International Exchange.
Vitanova Biomedical Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation
Vitanova Biomedical (VNB), the San Antonio, Texas-based biotechnology company dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients and the healthcare professionals who care for them, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D)
inContext.ai Awarded $225K by the National Science Foundation to Develop Artificial Intelligence Tools for Healthcare
inContext.ai, a developer of healthcare-centric information extraction software and AI-powered clinical applications, announced an award of $225K in National Science Foundation funding.
NSF Funds Neocortex, a Groundbreaking AI Supercomputer, at PSC
NSF Funds Neocortex , a Groundbreaking AI Supercomputer, at PSC The National Science Foundation awarded $5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to build Neocortex, an AI supercomputer that will introduce revolutionary technologies
NSF Announces Expeditions in Computing Award to NTT Research Collaborator
NTT Research PHI Lab Director to Support Coherent Ising Machines (CIMs) Initiative
AACC, NSF to Showcase Student Innovators from Community Colleges
Community College Innovation Challenge invites community college students to create STEM solutions to real-world challenges
National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Develop Next-Generation Cloud Computing Testbed Powered by Red Hat
Grant to fund creation of national cloud testbed aimed at accelerating innovation in advanced infrastructure technologies
National Ecological Observatory Network Experts and Collaborators to Attend the Annual American Geophysical Union Meeting
The 100th gathering of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 9-13 will feature dozens of staff members from the National Ecological Observatory Network who will present papers, give talks and demonstrate ways to use the growing body of information collected by the nation’s first continental-scale laboratory with data portal demos.
SimplyVital Health, Inc. Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation for its HIPAA Compatible Blockchain Protocol
Graphene is a breakthrough in block propagation technology that requires a fraction of network resources, improving the performance of the blockchain while lowering its costs.
National Science Foundation Awards Aluna Grant to Test Mobile Asthma Management Platform
Aluna announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company a new grant to continue testing its eponymous asthma management platform and companion smartphone app.
University Labs Using Outdated Chemical Transfer Methods May Put Students at Risk; GoatThroat Pumps Offer Simple and Cost-Effective Solutions
The new school year is the perfect time for universities to introduce new, safer equipment and chemical transfer methods.
National Science Foundation Issues Extension to Battelle to Operate the National Ecological Observatory Network
Battelle has been awarded an extension to the cooperative agreement allowing it to continue operating the National Ecological Observatory Network for the National Science Foundation through the beginning of fiscal year 2022.
Battelle Brings National Science Foundation’s Research Aircraft to Columbus for First-Ever Visit
Airplane plays key role in studying ecology in the United States