NSF Director Testimony on NSF’s 2012 Budget

Dr. Subra Suresh, the NSF Director, testified today (March 17th) before the Subcommittee on Science and Space/Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation/United States Senate on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation.

“The President’s request for NSF for FY 2012 is $7.8 billion, an increase of 13 percent, or $894 million, over the FY 2010 Enacted level. The President’s Plan for Science and Innovation calls for doubling the federal investment in key basic research agencies. NSF‟s request is consistent with this plan, with the Administration‟s Innovation Strategy, and with the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The increase will support 2,000 more research awards across the nation.”

The full testimony is online at the following address:


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