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									   National Science Foundation:
   Opportunities and Resources



               Denise M. Barnes, Ph.D.
   Program Director, Office of Integrative Activities
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
             National Science Foundation

                   February 4, 2009



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   National Science Foundation



The National Science Foundation Act
 of 1950: “to promote the progress of
 science; to advance the national
 health, prosperity, and welfare; and
 to secure the national defense.”

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National Science Foundation


            The Vision

Advancing discovery, innovation, and
education beyond the frontiers of
current knowledge,

and empowering future generations in
science and engineering



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National Science Foundation
 Strategic Goals



            Discovery

             Learning

      Research Infrastructure

           Stewardship


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National Science Foundation
 by the numbers – FY 2008

$6.13 billion FY 2008 Appropriations received
       4 % NSF’s Share of total federal R&D
      44 % NSF’s share of federal non-medical R&D
     45,000 Proposals evaluated via competitive merit review
     11,162 Competitive awards funded
      1,900 Colleges, universities, and public and private
            institutions receiving NSF funding
     44,000 Students supported by Graduate Research
            Fellowships since 1952
     197,00 People (researcher, postdoctoral fellows, trainers,
            teachers, and students) NSF supports directly
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    Transformative Research


   “ is research driven by ideas that stand a
    reasonable chance of radically changing our
    understanding of an important existing
    scientific concept or leading to the creation of a
    new paradigm or field of science. Such research
    also is characterized by its challenge to current
    understanding or its pathway to new frontiers.”



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     National Science Foundation
     Investment Priorities – FY 2009

   Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation   $100 million

   Dynamics of Water Processes              $10 million

   Science and Engineering Beyond Moore’s
    Law                                      $15 million

   Adaptive Systems technology              $20 million

    Experimental Program to Stimulate
    Competitive Research (EPSCoR)            $113 million



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       EPSCoR’s Origins



   Have historically received little federal research
    and development funding; and


   Have demonstrated a commitment to develop
    their research bases and improve science and
    engineering research and education programs
    at their universities and colleges.

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      EPSCoR Objectives

 To catalyze key research themes and related
  activities within EPSCoR jurisdictions that
  empower knowledge generation, dissemination,
  and application.

 To activate effective jurisdictional and regional
  collaborations among academic, government,
  and private sector stakeholders that advance
  scientific research, promote innovation, and
  provide multiple societal benefits.
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    EPSCoR’s Objectives

   To broaden participation in science &
    engineering by institutions, organizations, and
    people within EPSCoR jurisdictions.

   To use EPSCoR for development,
    implementation, and evaluation of future
    programmatic experiments that motivate
    positive change and progression.


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          Distribution of NSF Research Funds
          (FY 05-07)
Percentage
of Funds

< 0.75%
0.75% - 1.5%
1.5% - 3%
3% - 6%
> 6%




                     Data source: NSF Budget Internet Information System (BIIS)
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 Investment Strategies

Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards

  Track-1: Up to 5 years and $20M to
 jurisdictions to improve physical and human
 infrastructure critical to R&D competitiveness
 in priority research areas.

  Track-2: Up to 3 years and $6M to consortia
  of jurisdictions to support innovation-
  enabling cyberinfrastructure of regional,
  thematic, or technological importance.        12
Investment Strategies

   Co-funding – Joint support of proposals
    submitted by EPSCoR researchers to NSF’s
    regular grant programs

   Outreach/Workshops - Support of outreach
    visits by NSF program and professional staff
    and the conduct of workshops to acquaint
    EPSCoR researchers with NSF programs,
    priorities and policies

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             2yr   Undergrad Grad      Professional Innovation
  K-12
             ATE       RUI     IGERT     CAREER         GOALI
   RET        NSF Funding Opportunities
                       REU     GK-12
                       URC               ADVANCE      SBIR/STTR
  Informal
      &              HBCU-UP
   Formal             CREST
Pathways
 Education
                      Eureka                   Marketplace




                       STC / ERC / IUCRC


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     Broadening Participation Programs


   Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority
    Participation
   Alliances for Graduate Education and the
    Professoriate
   Research on Gender in Science and
    Engineering


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      Broadening Participation Programs
      Focus: Minority Institutions

   Model Institutions for Excellence
   Centers for Research Excellence in Science
    and Technology
   CISE Minority Institutions Infrastructure
   Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    -Undergraduate Program
   Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

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       Getting More Involved

   Discuss Your Plans with the Appropriate NSF
    Program Officer, and Make Use of Her/His
    Feedback.
   Form Partnerships with Research Centers
   Collaborate with Researchers at Educational
    Institutions, National Laboratories
   Apply for Individual Research and/or
    Education Grants.


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  National Science Foundation



  The NSF Website : www.nsf.gov

Address: National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230

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      Thank You
Denise M. Barnes, Ph.D.
Email- dbarnes@nsf.gov
     703-292-5179



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