NSF Day at UAA is April 8
by Kathleen McCoy |
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold an NSF Day on April 8, 2016 at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is proud to have been chosen as a site for this event. This is the first time NSF is holding an NSF Day in Alaska. Seven distinguished directors from NSF in charge of various important programs will be traveling from Washington, DC to UAA.
NSF Days provide insights into NSF funding and how to compete for NSF funds. The NSF Day at UAA is an excellent opportunity to see how the University of Alaska can sustain and increase its current funding from NSF. In FY15, UA received $32.92 million in NSF awards. NSF funding for Alaska includes large grants such as the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research ($20 million over five years).
The National Science Foundation is the funding source for 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities, and in many fields it is the major source of federal research funding. NSF's research budget has been increased to $6.12 billion in the FY16 congressional appropriations (from $5.99 billion in FY15) and to $6.5 billion in the President's budget request for FY17.
Registration for NSF Day at UAA is now open. Learn more and buy tickets at Eventbrite.