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National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency that promotes the progress of science and national health, prosperity, and defense. NSF funds almost a quarter of all federally funded basic research at American universities and is a major source of funding for social science research. Keep updated on NSF activities, including funding opportunities, requests for input, and other news.

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  • PAC Up Your Research at NSF!

    The Perception, Action, & Cognition program of the National Science Foundation has issued a special note to psychological scientists and others, correcting myths and misperceptions that some may have about NSF funding and encouraging scientists to apply for support. More

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    Propose a Topic for the NSF Convergence Accelerator by 6/24

    The National Science Foundation requests input on future topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot, an initiative to facilitate multidisciplinary teams in executing fundamental research of national importance. Researchers and stakeholders from institutions of higher education, industry, nonprofits, and government entities are encouraged to submit concepts. Behavioral scientists can offer valuable information on broad topics with benefits to society and should consider proposing ideas. More

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    NSF ADVANCE Program Solicitation for Strategies to Promote Equity in STEM Workforce

    The National Science Foundation has announced a solicitation for proposals to the ADVANCE program, which supports research-based strategies to promote gender, racial, and ethnic equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Through this solicitation, NSF intends to grant a total of $30,000,000 to universities and other organizations that propose systemic changes that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces. More

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    NSF Launches Competition for Career Development App Prototypes

    The National Science Foundation has launched the second part of the Career Compass Challenge, an NSF effort to modernize the US workforce in the public and private sectors through technology solutions that will help employees advance their careers and learn new skills and interests. In this second part of the challenge, NSF seeks submissions of working prototypes of an app that will recognize employee strengths and goals, recommend possible future careers, and suggest paths for training and development. More