Media Advisory 19-003

NSF staff to discuss proposed level of funding

March 11, 2019

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation’s economy, security and global leadership.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. E.T., March 18, 2019
  • Where: RSVP for call-in information with the subject line “Media call FY2020 request”
  • What: NSF staff will be available to answer questions about the budget request
  • RSVP: Sarah Bates,


Media Contacts

Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, email:

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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