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National Science Foundation (NSF) AAU FY20 Funding Brief

NSF Budget Chart AAU

Source: AAAS, 2019

AAU urges Congress to provide $9 billion for the National Science Foundation in FY20

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the cornerstone of America’s basic research enterprise. NSF is focused on fundamental, interdisciplinary, and ground-breaking research and education needed to ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in the decades ahead. A leader among federal agencies in strengthening its support of  science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, NSF competitively awards grants to support research and education, as well as scientific equipment and infrastructure.

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