The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.
This webinar will give an overview of the National Science Foundation, or NSF, website. The two main areas covered will be (1) accessing NSF-sponsored statistics and (2) understanding the NSF’s grantmaking structure. The NSF is the main government unit funding and studying the nation’s science and technology development. The NSF collects and disseminates statistical data on state science and technology indicators and science and engineering research in higher education. And, have you seen those notes that say “Funded in part by the NSF” or something similar? That’s the National Science Foundation at work. They are the largest U. S. federal agency that funds research on all science and technology except for human health. Any campus with faculty in the research sciences (chemistry, physics, computer science, biology, technology, and more) has reason to be interested in the NSF. So whether you are interested in supporting statistical needs about U.S. science or supporting faculty researchers when they are looking for NSF funding, this session will give you a starting place!