News of the Week2011 Budget

NSF Funding Request Faring Well in Congress

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Science  30 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5991, pp. 497
DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5991.497

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Last week, a Senate committee declared the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to be "the finest science foundation in the world." And federal legislators seem prepared to back up their kind words with hard cash. While the 2011 budget requests of other U.S. research agencies are struggling to stay afloat in choppy fiscal seas, so far NSF's is sailing through Congress largely intact.