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U.S. National Science Foundation: Functions, Funding, and Programs
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Editors: James O. Thompson and Madison I. Smith
Book Description:
The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) primary responsibility is to maintain the health and vitality of the U.S. academic science and engineering enterprise. In addition to ensuring the nation's supply of scientific and engineering personnel, the NSF promotes academic basic research and science and engineering education across many disciplines. The NSF provides support for investigator-initiated, merit-reviewed, competitively selected awards, state-of-the-art tools, instrumentation, and facilities. NSF receives approximately 45,000 proposals for research, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowships, and science, mathematics, and engineering projects annually, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. Support is provided to academic institutions, industrial laboratories, private research firms, and major research facilities and centers. This book provides an overview of the funding issues, functions and programs relating to the U.S. National Science Foundation, with a focus on STEM education funding; EPSCoR; performance and financial highlights. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview
(Christine M. Matthews, CRS) pp. 1-14

Empowering the Nation through Discovery and Innovation
(NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2016 pp. 15-50

An Analysis of STEM Education Funding at the NSF: Trends and Policy Discussion
(Heather B. Gonzalez, CRS) pp. 51-80

U.S. National Science Foundation: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
(Christine M. Matthews, CRS) pp. 81-98

U.S. National Science Foundation: Major Research Equipment and Facility Construction
(Christine M. Matthews, CRS) pp. 99-112

Hearing Charter for "An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget for Fiscal Year 2013" pp. 113-124

Testimony of Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation. Hearing on "An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget for Fiscal Year 2013" pp. 125-136

Testimony of Dr. Ray M. Bowen, Chairman, National Science Board. Hearing on "An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget for Fiscal Year 2013" pp. 137-146

United States National Science Foundation: FY2011 Performance and Financial Highlights pp. 147-162

Index pp. 163-172

      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
      Grants and Funding
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-September
   Pages: 182, 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-007-2
   Status: AV
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