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NSF & Congress

The Office of Legislative and Public Affairs' Congressional Team is the principal point of contact between Congress and NSF. We coordinate requests for information, coordinate NSF officials' appearances at Congressional hearings, ensure timely responses to congressionally mandated reports and correspondence, arrange meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, and arrange site visits to NSF-supported facilities.

FY 2024 Budget Request

On March 9, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration released the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request to Congress, which firmly supports NSF's mission to advance the frontiers of U.S. science and technology progress.

Portrait of the Director

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan

Credit: National Science Foundation/Photo by Stephen Voss

Congresswoman Haley Stevens delivering opening remarks in a room full of people
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On December 6, 2022, NSF hosted an all-interested Congressional staff briefing to highlight the breadth of NSF-funded research in advanced manufacturing and the innovations made possible by investments in basic science. Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) sponsored the briefing and provided opening remarks. Dr. Susan Margulies, Assistant Director of NSF’s Directorate for Engineering, delivered remarks on behalf of NSF and moderated a panel of 4 NSF-supported researchers. Hill staff engaged with the researchers during an interactive showcase to learn about NSF-funded projects that support next generation manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, improving worker safety and well-being, and training a diverse STEM workforce.

118th Congress (2023-24)

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building 253
Hearing: CHIPS and Science Implementation and Oversight
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 238.93 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation; The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Webcast: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2023/10/chips-and-science-implementation-and-oversight

 

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2024
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 253.3 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Dan Reed, Chair, National Science Board
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/2023/4/full-committee-hearing-an-overview-of-the-national-science-foundation-budget-proposal-for-fiscal-year-2024

 

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: H-309, the Capitol
Hearing: Fiscal Year 2024 Request for The National Science Foundation
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 254.36 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation
Webcast: https://appropriations.house.gov/legislation/hearings/budget-hearing-fiscal-year-2024-request-national-science-foundation

 

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 192
Hearing: A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Funding Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and for the National Science Foundation
Committee: Senate Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 254.45 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation; The Honorable Bill Nelson, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Webcast: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/hearings/a-review-of-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2024-funding-request-for-the-national-aeronautics-and-space-administration-and-for-the-national-science-foundation

 

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Innovation Through Collaboration: The Department of Energy’s Role in the U.S. Research Ecosystem
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Witnesses:   Dr. Sean L. Jones (PDF, 187.76 KB) , Assistant Director, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the National Science Foundation; Dr. Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science Programs in the Office of Science, the U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. James L. Reuter, Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Dr. Michael C. Morgan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/2023/3/full-committee-hearing

 

117th Congress (2021-22)

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing and 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Building a Safer Antarctic Research Environment
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses: Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Chief Operating Officer, National Science Foundation; Ms. Kathleen Naeher, Chief Operating Officer of the Civil Group, Leidos; Dr. Angela V. Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences Division and Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago; Dr. Anne Kelly, Deputy Director, The Nature Conservancy Alaska Chapter
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/hearings/building-a-safer-antarctic-research-environment 
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Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing
Hearing: Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 205.76 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation
Webcast: https://appropriations.house.gov/legislation/hearings/fiscal-year-2023-budget-request-national-science-foundation

 

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-192
Hearing: A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation
Witnesses:  The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan (PDF, 210.4 KB) , Director, National Science Foundation; The Honorable Bill Nelson, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Webcast: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/hearings/a-review-of-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2023-funding-request-for-the-national-aeronautics-and-space-administration-and-the-national-science-foundation

 

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing and 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: SBIR Turns 40: Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses:   Dr. Ben Schrag (PDF, 270.76 KB) , SBIR/STTR Program Director and Policy Liaison, Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=B757DFF9-8EC0-4054-8598-4B54460D2E02

 

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing
Hearing: Weathering the Storm: Reauthorizing the National Wind Impact Reduction Program
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses:  Dr. Linda Blevins (PDF, 253.58 KB) , Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=6B4DE5E0-7CEB-44FB-A692-E8BF5DA09620

 

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing
Hearing: National Science Foundation: Advancing Research for the Future of U.S. Innovation
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses: The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Chair, National Science Board
Webcasthttps://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=AA1DF3D1-B4A3-4DD9-B5AC-B91DFC714AB5

 

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online via Videoconferencing
Hearing: The National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Witnesses: The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, National Science Foundation
Webcasthttps://appropriations.house.gov/legislation/hearings/national-science-foundations-fiscal-year-2022-budget-request

 

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-106
Hearing: A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Request for the National Science Foundation and Securing U.S. Competitiveness
Committee: Senate Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Witnesses: The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, National Science Foundation
Webcasthttps://www.appropriations.senate.gov/a-review-of-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2022-funding-request-for-the-national-science-foundation-and-securing-us-competitiveness

 

116th Congress (2019-20)

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: America’s Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
WitnessesDr. Dawn Tilbury, Assistant Director, Directorate of Engineering; National Science Foundation; Dr. Maryann Feldman, S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Department of Public Policy; Adjunct Professor of Finance, Kenan-Flagler Business School; Faculty Director, CREATE, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mr. Nicholas Cucinelli, Chief Executive Officer, Endectra LLC; Dr. Johnny Park, Chief Executive Officer, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
Webcasthttps://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=A94F8D23-36C8-4EFC-87BB-9FA629AA8306

 

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Hearing: Industries of the Future
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Witnesses: The Honorable Walter Copan, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce; Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; The Honorable France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; The Honorable Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy; The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Webcasthttps://www.commerce.senate.gov/2020/1/industries-of-the-future

 

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Securing the U.S. Research Enterprise from China’s Talent Recruitment Plans
Committee: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Witnesses: John Brown, Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice; Rebecca L. Keiser, Ph.D., Office Head, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation; Michael S. Lauer, M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; The Honorable Christopher Fall, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy; Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Webcasthttps://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/hearings/securing-the-us-research-enterprise-from-chinas-talent-recruitment-plans

 

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
WitnessesDr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation; Dr. Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science and Director, The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ms. Rebekah Kowalski, Vice President, Manufacturing Services, ManpowerGroup; Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President, Ivy Tech Community College
Webcasthttps://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=8F55D718-BA71-4771-A28F-903B3F168498

 

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: H-309 Capitol
Hearing: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, Justice, and Related Agencies
Witnesses: Michael Kincaid, Associate Administrator for STEM Engagement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources
Webcasthttps://appropriations.house.gov/legislation/hearings/science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-engagement

 

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Event Horizon Telescope: The Black Hole Seen Round The World
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses: Dr. France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Sheperd Doeleman, Director, Event Horizon Telescope; Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian; Dr. Colin Lonsdale, Director, MIT Haystack Observatory; Dr. Katherine Bouman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=4790768C-C620-498C-A2C7-C372B101426C

 

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: A Review of the National Science Foundation FY 2020 Budget Request
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Witnesses: Dr. France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Diane Souvaine, Chair, National Science Board
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/hearings?ID=CB747AB9-2DA7-4C66-8003-91FA0944387B

 

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: H-309 Capitol
Hearing: National Science Foundation’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Witness: Dr. France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
Webcast: https://democrats-appropriations.house.gov/legislation/hearings/national-science-foundation-s-budget-request-for-fiscal-year-2020

NSF State Fact Sheets
These brief summaries include the total amount of awards to institutions within a state, some of the state's institutions receiving the awards, and examples of projects currently funded in the state.

Awards Abstract Database
Information about research projects that NSF has funded since 1989 can be found by searching the Awards Abstract Database. The information includes abstracts that describe the research, and names of principal investigators and their institutions. The database includes both completed and in-process research.

Budget Internet Information System (BIIS)
The BIIS Award Summary by State/Institution provides statistical and related funding information including summaries of awards by state, awardee institution and NSF directorate. You can view the amount of awards to a state and its institutions for a particular fiscal year.

NSF by the Numbers
The NSF by the Numbers Dashboard provides statistical and funding information for awards funded, institutions funded, funding rates, proposals evaluated, and award obligations by fiscal year.

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) State Profiles
​​​​​​​State Profiles is an interactive website providing access to state-level data on science and engineering (S&E) personnel and finances and state rankings.

 

Learn about Academic Technology Transfer and Commercialization of University Research at higher education institutions that received more than $25 million in Federal research grants in the most recently completed Federal fiscal year.

Email: Congressionalteam@nsf.gov

Phone: 703-292-8070