Washington Update

FASEB Launches NSF State Factsheet Series

By: Bethany Drehman
Thursday, July 25, 2019

new set of factsheets released by FASEB emphasizes the impact of  National Science Foundation (NSF) funding in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The new resource compliments FASEB’s state and district factsheet series focused on the National Institutes of Health. With about 12,000 new awards annually, NSF is the primary source of federal funding for non-medical basic research.

Through its support of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research and education –  including the integration of knowledge across fields – NSF promotes the nation’s health, economy, security, and global leadership.

This release is part of FASEB’s NSF Matters campaign, an effort to raise awareness of NSF among policymakers and to advocate for the agency’s budget and programs. “As FASEB president, communicating the benefits of NSF research is one of my top priorities,” said Hannah Carey, PhD. “These factsheets will help researchers and science advocates demonstrate why NSF matters in their home states.”

For each state, the new NSF factsheets feature data on:

  • Funding – amount, as well as numberof grants and awarded institutions
  • Top-funded research sites
  • Select NSF programs and initiatives
  • STEM training and workforce
  • Small business funding and research and development expenditures

The factsheets are available on the FASEB website through a user-friendly map interface or by visiting www.faseb.org/fundingfacts. They can be used for district meetings, laboratory visits with members of Congress and their staff, science cafes, and other public outreach events. Use the hashtag #NSFMatters when sharing via social media!