National Science Foundation

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds science and engineering research via grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The agency is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas, from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to traditional academic areas, NSF supports cutting-edge ideas and projects.

At Georgia Tech, more than 1,500 research projects have received nearly $450 million in NSF funds since 2008.

You can search for NSF funding opportunities by deadline and by keyword. You can also subscribe to agency updates and announcements to receive customized information.

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Getting Started

Review the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) for specific information about the NSF review process. When you are ready to begin your application, review Georgia Tech's OSP Grant submission process and these Frequently Asked Questions to learn how to apply for an NSF award at Georgia Tech.

For more information, watch this two-minute video overview about the agency's mission and focus and this five-minute video about NSF support for fundamental research. Other helpful resources include:

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  • NSF Toolkit: Includes multiple resources about funding and its impact
  • Merit Review Process: Explains how NSF determines which research has the greatest potential