Funding of Materials Science Research at the US National Science Fundation
|Thomas A. Weber|
National Science Foundation (NSF), The National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230, United States
The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independant agency of the United States government. NSF currently has a budget of over five billion dollars and is responsible for funding all areas of fundamental science and engineering except for science and space based astronomy. Within NSF, more than $350M is spent on materials. In January of 2000, President Clinton announced the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Currently the US is spending $850M on this initiative of which NSF accounts for $220M. This talk will detail the areas of science and engineering funded by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) within both the core science areas and the initiative.
Presentation: invited plenary at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Plenary session, by Thomas A. Weber
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-20 11:36 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55