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FY 2009 Budget Request

FY2009 Budget Request to Congress

NSF FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress

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Cover image: The ATLAS Barrel Toroid Magnet, so enormous that a human is dwarfed at its center.
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Credit: CERN

The National Science Foundation proposes a Fiscal Year 2009 investment of $6.85 billion to advance the frontiers of research and education in science and engineering. The Budget Request includes an increase of $822 million (14 percent) over the FY 2008 level. These NSF investments in new knowledge and talent development are vital to advance the frontiers of discovery and to ensure that America remains a global leader in science and technology.

The Administration and Congress have conveyed their clear determination to build on America's history of success in leading-edge discovery and innovation through increased federal investments in research and education as evidenced by the President's American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) and the America COMPETES Act of 2007.


To view related information about the budget request, please use the links below.

  Budget, Finance & Award Mgmt (BFA)
  Budget Division
  Office of Legislative & Public Affairs (OLPA)
  Press Release
  Statement by the NSF Director
  Director's FY 2009 Budget Request Slides
  View the Video of the Director's Remarks
  NSF FY 2009 Budget Open House -- Exhibits

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