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View Resource National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation announces its WWW Home Page which includes the Guide to Programs and the Grants Proposal Guide. These documents provide information on program initiatives at NSF, along with instructions for preparing and submitting proposals. Biographies of NSF officials, weekly "What's New" pages, and a link to NSF's publications database are also accessible.
View Resource Government Funding of Scientific Research

This document is a working paper from the National Science Board at the National Science Foundation. The paper is divided into four sections. The first section defines the terms "research" and "development." The second section goes on to provide justification for scientific research and the third and fourth sections provide recommendations for coordinating federally financed research and for...
View Resource Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1995, 1996, and 1997

The Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS) at the National Science Foundation wrote this report describing the distribution of federal funding for research and development (R&D) programs in the fiscal years 1995-1997. The Overview provides information and statistics on the total funding shares for federal agencies, R&D growth in the 1990s, development funding, research funding, and a who is...
View Resource Academic Institutional Profiles

Produced annually by the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), the Academic Institutional Profiles are based on three surveys: the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges (academic R&D expenditures survey); the NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering...
View Resource Annotated List of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: Fiscal Year 2002

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) evolved primarily from research facilities designed to meet the special needs of World War II. Presented by the National Science Foundation, this Web site provides a current listing of 36 FFRDCs located in the US, along with descriptions. Users can view the master list, arranged by departments; or view the centers by "geographic location"...
View Resource Science and Engineering for the 21st Century: The Role of the National Science Foundation

Released in April 2003, this timely and engaging report from the National Science Foundation outlines how the agency can best support the development of a robust infrastructure to support science and engineering research and development through the 21st century. The report contains an executive summary, five chapters, and several appendices. People with limited time may want to first consult the...