4/26 – NSF Funding Workshop with Greg Baxter, Director of the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (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…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. (From the NSF Website)
We were fortunate enough to have Greg Baxter, director of the National Science Foundation, come in to our workspace and give a presentation on early stage funding. We appreciate Greg’s valuable insights and experience with startups, and look forward to working with the NSF further.