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NSF FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress

The President's FY 2018 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) continues the Nation's longstanding commitment to support basic research and education across all fields of science and engineering. NSF funds basic research that pushes the boundaries of innovation and lays the groundwork for scientific breakthroughs that advance our Nation's economy, security, and global leadership. Also critical are NSF's education investments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, which help to prepare future generations of scientists and engineers.

NSF's FY 2018 Budget Request is $6.653 billion, a decrease of $840.98 million (-11.2 percent) over the FY 2016 Actual investment. This funding will support approximately 8,000 new research grants, with an estimated funding rate of 19 percent for research grant proposals submitted to NSF. For comparison, in FY 2016, NSF funded 8,800 new research grants, with a funding rate of 21 percent.
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