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The NSF 2026 Idea Machine

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:34

This is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF.
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsf2026ideamachine/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51


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NSF awards more than $150 million to early career researchers in engineering and computer science

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $150 million in 307 early career engineering and computer science faculty to advance fields from intelligent infrastructure and collaborative robots to secure communications and brain-related technologies.

Over the next five years, each researcher will receive up to $500,000 from NSF to build a firm scientific footing for solving challenges and scaling new heights for the nation, as well as serve as academic role models in research ...
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National Ocean Month: NSF's role in ocean science spans the globe

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 18:21

This month marks the annual celebration of oceans and all that they contribute to our planet, the surface of which is more than 70 percent water. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of support for ocean-related fundamental research, and so joins with public and private partners in marking new frontiers in exploring this critical global resource.

"Ocean research, infrastructure and education advance our understanding of oceans and ocean basins and their ...
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Division of Materials Research (DMR) Newsletter - Spring 2018

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:19

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18087/nsf18087.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

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Administrative Guide for Program Solicitation NSF 15-501, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:47

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18086/nsf18086.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Document Number: nsf18086
Public Comment: This publication is related to Program Solicitation NSF 15-501, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB).


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Administrative Guide for Program Solicitation NSF 15-501, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:47

Available Formats:
PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18086/nsf18086.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf18086
Public Comment: This publication is related to Program Solicitation NSF 15-501, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB).


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Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:00

Tracing a chemical signature of helium in seawater, an international team of scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom's (U.K.) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has discovered a previously unknown volcanic hotspot beneath the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS).

Researchers say the newly discovered heat source could contribute in ways yet unknown to the potential collapse of the ice sheet.

The scientific consensus is that ...
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NSF invites professional news media to submit proposals to report from Antarctica

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:38

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit Antarctica to report on research supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) through the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).

Those selected to deploy would visit Antarctica between early November and mid-December of 2018.

SPECIAL NOTES:

There is an additional opportunity in this announcement. Applicants may submit to join the first science cruise to the ...
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OSTP and NSF to honor 140 individuals and organizations with highest US award for teachers and mentors

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:31

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced today that more than 140 individuals and organizations will be honored with presidential awards for their excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Kindergarten through sixth grade teachers will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), and mentors will receive the ...
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Community College Innovation Challenge

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:27

Many real world problems can be solved with STEM-based solutions. NSF invites teams of community college students to identify key problems and propose innovative solutions in this national contest.
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51


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