The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering,
through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation
accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions
for basic research.
NSF provides several ways to research past (since 1989) and current
Information about research projects that NSF has funded since 1989
can be found by searching the Award Abstracts
database. The information
includes abstracts that describe the research, and names of principal
investigators and their institutions. The database includes both
completed and in-process research.
The FastLane server offers a list of Recent
INTERNET INFORMATION SYSTEM
The Budget Internet Information
summaries of award amounts by state, awardee institution, and NSF
MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE AWARDS
Major support for science and engineering infrastructure, including
support for science and technology centers, and support
for polar research, is provided through several important NSF programs. More
information is available about these programs on the home page
of the Office of Integrative Activities, on the NSF's external
links page, and the home page of the Office of
PRESIDENTIAL AND HONORARY AWARDS
Information about these award programs can be found on the Presidential
and Honorary Awards page.
The NSF budget request documents proposed spending by the NSF
for research and education.
Publications such as Science
and Engineering Indicators,
and information in the Statistics area of our website help put
U.S. investment in research and education through National Science
Foundation programs in national and international perspective.