About Beta

We’re building NSF’s new website in small, iterative pieces. This effort has just begun, so there may not be much to see right now. As we revise content in the coming weeks and months, we will move it from to While this is NSF’s “beta” site, the content is real.

Our promise to you

Our goal is to make the transition to our new site as seamless as possible. We want you to be able to find what you need easily, whether it’s on or still on Our goal is to be transparent while making both sites effective in getting you to what you’re looking for.

We’re proud of our digital content, including:

  • News about NSF-supported advances and breakthroughs.
  • Funding opportunities for researchers working at the frontiers.
  • Amazing science videos and photos
  • Information on research award programs that help the U.S. achieve excellence in STEM education.
  • Statistical data about the state of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.

There’s so much more we have to offer and we’re adding new resources all the time.

We invite you to check back to see evolve – it’s going to be an exciting ride.

About NSF

NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “…to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare, to secure the national defense …”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.