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Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing a Core Program within the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:55

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Document Number: nsf18099
Public Comment: This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) references program solicitation NSF 18-568.

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NSF international MULTIPLIER program completes first expedition

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00

Furthering the National Science Foundation's (NSF) strategic engagement to explore and advance opportunities for leveraging international resources, NSF has completed its first MULTIPLIER (MULTIPlying Impact Leveraging International Expertise in Research Missions) short-term expedition for scientific opportunities.

Created in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 as a response to rapid changes in global innovation, MULTIPLIER is a new program that deploys NSF experts to selected international areas ...
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NSF announces first research awards under Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:04

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program) today issued its first research awards for 31 projects totaling approximately $45 million.

Hispanics constitute 16 percent of the U.S. workforce, but they make up only 6 percent of the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...
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NSF awards forge partnerships between minority-serving institutions and leading research facilities

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded new Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) grants to support eight collaborations across the United States aimed at fostering cutting-edge materials research while increasing diversity.

Each award is expected to total nearly $4 million and will support a materials research partnership between a minority-serving institution (MSI) and a large-scale ...
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NSF launches effort to create first practical quantum computer

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:00

From codebreaking to aircraft design, complex problems in a wide range of fields exist that even today's best computers cannot solve.

To accelerate the development of a practical quantum computer that will one day answer currently unsolvable research questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $15 million over five years to the ...
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Statement on the awarding of the 2018 Fields Medal

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 17:43

On Aug. 1, the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) announced the recipients of its Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, along with the similarly prestigious Nevanlinna Prize and the Gauss ...
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Statement on the nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier as director of the White House OSTP

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:29

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova issued the following statement:

I am thrilled at the nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Through his deep and years-long connection to the National Science Foundation, we know him to be a thoughtful advocate for all aspects of science.

Starting in 1989, Dr. Droegemeier served five years as deputy director of the Center for Analysis and ...
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Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:07

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Document Number: PD 18-5115

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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 06:00

To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

The location is one of 28 NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from deserts to salt marshes, coral reefs to forests.

A main goal of the Sevilleta LTER site is understanding how and why dryland ecosystems change over time. Sevilleta ...
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Face Blindness study sheds light on typical brain function

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

Behavioral and brain imaging data reveal new details about how facial recognition works in the brain
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