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About Awards

The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

NSF provides several ways to research past (since 1989) and current awards:

AWARD ABSTRACTS

Information about research projects that NSF has funded since 1989 can be found by searching the Award Abstracts database. The information includes abstracts that describe the research, and names of principal investigators and their institutions. The database includes both completed and in-process research.

RECENT AWARDS

The FastLane server offers a list of Recent Awards.

BUDGET INTERNET INFORMATION SYSTEM

The Budget Internet Information System provides summaries of award amounts by state, awardee institution, and NSF Directorate.

MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE AWARDS AND CENTERS

Major support for science and engineering infrastructure, including support for science and technology centers, and support for polar research, is provided through several important NSF programs. More information is available about these programs on the home page of the Office of Integrative Activities, on the NSF's external links page, and the home page of the Office of Polar Programs.

PRESIDENTIAL AND HONORARY AWARDS

Information about these award programs can be found on the Presidential and Honorary Awards page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The NSF budget request documents proposed spending by the NSF for research and education.

Publications such as Science and Engineering Indicators, and information in the Statistics area of our website help put U.S. investment in research and education through National Science Foundation programs in national and international perspective.