U.S. National Science Foundation Budget Proposal Focuses on Basic Research
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 10, page 95, 4 March 2008
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2008), U.S. National Science Foundation Budget Proposal Focuses on Basic Research, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(10), 95–95, doi:10.1029/2008EO100003.(
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The budget request of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for fiscal year (FY) 2009 focuses attention on basic research, establishes and supports several cross-foundation investment projects designed to have a transformative impact across science and engineering, and puts foundation activities back on track to double their research budgets by the next decade.
The foundation's total proposed budget is US$6.85 billion, an increase of 13% over that enacted for FY 2008. Most of this funding increase goes to NSF's Research and Related Activities (R&RA) account, which, at $5.59 billion, is $772.5 million above the FY 2008 enacted amount.