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National Science Foundation

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Providing Statistical and Funding Information

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Award Summary: by State/Institution
Shows the number of awards and the amount of funding by state and type of institution receiving an NSF award.  The institutions are grouped into: 
  • Federal -- Government agency;
  • Industry -- Large Corporation or business;
  • Small Business; and
  • University -- Academic institutions of higher education regardless of accreditation status, that offer at least two years of college-level studies in residence.

Click on a specific state to see a list of its awarded institutions.  Click on a specific institution to see the list of awards. Click on an award to see the abstract and other information. Five years of funding data is available and can be limited by NSF directorate or division.

Award Summary: by Top Institutions 
Provides the same information as above, but in order of those institutions receiving the largest portion of NSF Funding.

Summary Proposal and Award Information (Funding Rate) by State and Organization
Provides information on the number of proposals and awards, Funding Rates, Average Decision Time, Mean Award Duration and Median Award Size.  Average Decision Time measures the time from when NSF receives a proposal to when a final decision is made.  Information is presented by NSF organization.  To see the information by State, go to the "Data by" dropdown, select State and then press, "View Report". Ten years of data is available.

NSF Funding History -- Slides
Shows NSF Funding graphically. (Requires Internet Explorer)

NSF Funding History by Account and FY
Shows NSF Funding by Account since 1951 when the agency began.

NSF Funding History by Account and FY, Constant Dollars
Shows NSF Funding by Account In 2003 constant dollars since 1951 when the agency began.

NOTE: These applications use "session variables" to allow you to obtain information on NSF proposal and award statistics at varying levels of detail and for different "cuts" of the data. If no information or incomplete information appears in the data table when you access this site, you can fix the problem by changing your browser security options to permit cookies. The session variables are used only for the duration of the individual session and only for navigation within the application. No personally identifiable information is collected, and no information is retained by NSF after the session is complete.

Contact Information:
Project Leader, Vernon Ross
Budget Division
Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management
National Science Foundation
Last Modified: 8/01/2002