ERIC Number: ED118101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-21
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National Science Foundation Programs.
Curtis, Kent K.
Established by Congressional Act in 1950, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is charged with a variety of responsibilities in the areas of education, research, applications of research, data gathering, and information dissemination. The foundation is governed by an appointed director and a national board and is primarily funded by the federal government. Spending approximately 10 percent of the nation's funds for research and development, the NSF sponsors research which promises substantial benefits for society in the future. Proposals are submitted to an open competition, and winners are selected by a panel of experts. Since computers permeate most fields of science, the NSF also provides computer technology and time-sharing for subsidized researchers. Also, it is presently sponsoring an overview study of the state of computer art in the United States. Other studies on computers and privacy and on the role of computers in educational innovation will be forthcoming. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.