National Science Foundation

Alexandria,  VA 
United States
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because of its support of basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.


Creating Knowledge to Transform Our Future

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  • (Oct 29, 2020)
    Staff from the NSF Geosciences Directorate will be available to talk about funding and other opportunities in earth, atmospheric, geospace, ocean and polar sciences, educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and resources for K-12 teachers.

 Press Releases

  • Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, the 15th Director of NSF, will be giving the Agency Lecture at the AGU 2020 Fall Meeting on Thursday, December 10th from 9 am-10 am PST.  Panchanathan was nominated to be the NSF Director by the President of the United States in 2019 and subsequently unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18, 2020.  Panchanathan is a leader in science, engineering and education with more than three decades of experience. He has a distinguished career in both higher education and government, where he has designed and built knowledge enterprises, which advance research innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, global development and economic growth. Read more about Panch on the NSF website.