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FY 2016 Budget Request

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This FY 2016 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) continues NSF's longstanding commitment to making investments in learning and discovery that will grow our economy, sustain our competitive advantage, and enable America to remain the world leader in innovation. It embraces the challenge of ensuring that scientific discovery and technological breakthroughs remain engines for expanding the frontiers of human knowledge and responding to the challenges of the 21st century.

NSF's FY 2016 Budget Request is $7.724 billion, an increase of $379.34 million (5.2 percent) over the FY 2015 Estimate. This reflects a strong commitment from the Administration to support science and engineering broadly, as well as the people that keep our Nation’s scientific enterprise at the forefront of knowledge and discovery.

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To view related information about the budget request, please use the links below.

  Budget, Finance & Award Mgmt (BFA)
  Budget Division
  FY 2016 Budget Request (Summary Brochure)
  Office of Legislative & Public Affairs (OLPA)
Open document   Press Release
Open document   NSF FY16 Budget Request Fact Sheet
Open document   Remarks by Dr. France Córdova, NSF Director
Open document   Director's FY 2016 Budget Request Presentation Slides
Open document   Archive Webcast
Open document   NSF Fact Sheet
Open document   Brochure, Unlocking the Secrets of Science (PDF, 11.7MB)

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