NSF Grant Information

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

We have created an NSF Checklist to help you prepare your grants.

Helpful links for NSF Applications:

NSF Homepage

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NSF Sociology Program

NSF Sociology Program Due Dates:

January 15th and August 15th each year.