NSF Matters



Computers, Internet, cell phones, barcodes, and MRIs are just a few tangible benefits from research funded by the National Science Foundation. NSF’s support for fundamental research is critical to discovery, innovation, and the economic growth of our nation.

NSF Matters . . . to everyone.

NSF Matters Video

Explore how NSF-funded research drives discovery and develops creative solutions to societal problems.


NSF Impacts

Explore research outcomes made possible by the NSF that help fuel the U.S. economy, enhance national security, and advance knowledge.

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NSF State Factsheets

Take a close look, state by state, at the crucial impact of NSF funding in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.


#NSFMatters Toolkit

Get sample messages to promote the importance of NSF-funded research on social media.

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NSF Funding

The NSF budget has remained flat for 15 years. Review FASEB’s FY 2020 budget recommendations.

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