National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: (703) 306-1234
The National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science and engineering through the support of research and education programs. Its major emphasis is on high-quality, merit-selected research--the search for improved understanding of the fundamental laws of nature upon which our future well-being as a nation depends. Its educational programs are aimed at ensuring increased understanding of science and engineering at all educational levels, maintaining an adequate supply of scientists, engineers, and science educators to meet our country’s needs.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) was established as an independent agency by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.Code 1861-1875).
The following material was condensed and edited from the NSF Web site--with added content designed to inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
Office of the Director introduces the Director, Staff Offices, etc.
Special Notices important events, new appointments, policy papers, etc.
NSF Custom News Service allows you to enter your email address and receive "Custom News"---free.
Academy Complex Sitemap National Research Council directories.
FastLane inhouse information resource.
Other Phonebooks - NWU college and university telephone books.
Science in the Headlines get authoritative science, technology, and public health answers from key federal organizations.
External Links listing of science partners web sites at other federal agencies, states, and internationally.
The Division of Science Resources Studies The Directorate for Social Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
Science in the Home excellent adventure in learning---utilizes interactive techniques to teach the workings of the atom and other other topics.
Teacher Resources - NSF complete presentation touching on asking scientific questions, searching for information in scientific areas, teaching activities, etc.
Students and Educators - NSF addresses students of all ages and those that teach them---also details fellowships and student aid.
External Links - NSF embodies a large group of science web sites.
Federal Acquisition Jumpstation documents key federal procurement sites.
Grants & Awards Opportunities grants data and grant forms.
National Council of University Research Administrators activity and information on how to compete for research contracts.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance federal grant information.
Education NSF makes grants and awards in all areas of science, mathematics, and engineering education---search utility included.
Grants and Awards - GPO Access survey document.
Federal Electronic Commerce Program established to coordinate, promote and facilitate the effective use of electronic commerce throughout the federal grants community.
U. S. Government and Grant Resources extensive listing of resources.
Publications & Data reports survey results that NSF is mandated by Congress to perform---these involve science topics and other special reports.
Data Brief listing of each survey the NSF does---these can be downloaded.
Science & Technology Reference - IPL comprehensive resource with summaries---an Internet Public Library document.
Engineering - GPO Access covers General Engineering Resources, Technical Reports, Patents, and Standards and Specifications.