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National Science Foundation FY22 Funding Brief

AAU urges Congress to provide at least $10.2 billion for the National Science Foundation in FY22.

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

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