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NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter - November/December 2017

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 17:28

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18032/nsf18032.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf18032

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NSF awards nearly $5.7M to defend America’s cyberspace

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently gave the nation's cybersecurity professionals a boost with the inclusion of four new universities into its CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.

NSF awarded nearly $5.7 million, with an expected total of almost $16.6 million over the next five years, to universities in Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana and Texas. The schools will ...
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Future consumer technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00

Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies.

The companies will be featured at the Eureka Park Marketplace, an area of CES dedicated to pre-market technologies born from fundamental science and engineering innovation.

NSF ...
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NSF supports declaration of International Brain Initiative

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:12

The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins with other U.S. federal agencies and international partners in its support for a declaration to create an International Brain Initiative.

Representatives from the United States, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea made the declaration at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra, Australia last week. The ...
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Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:00

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink.

But new research, led by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of South Florida (USF) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), found that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet may not ...
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Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:00

A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by students. The satellite is called a CubeSat.

Imagine a fully instrumented satellite the size of a half-gallon milk carton. Then imagine that milk carton whirling in space, catching never-before-seen glimpses of atmospheric and geospace processes.

CubeSats, named for the roughly ...
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NSF announces James Ulvestad as Chief Officer for Research Facilities

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that James S. Ulvestad will serve as the agency's first Chief Officer for Research Facilities (CORF), a position created in recognition of the critical role research infrastructure plays in science and engineering.

"For almost seven decades, NSF has helped build the research infrastructure that allows the United States to be a world leader in innovation. Investment at that scale requires high-level oversight and ...
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