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About National Science Foundation
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  National Science Foundation
Subjects:  Federal Government/Agencies  |  General Reference

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." Provides funding for approximately 20 percent of all federally-supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

 
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