At the request of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU), the Office of the Director (O/D) will host a 60-90 minute Webcast on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 2:00-3:30p EDT, in Room 110 at NSF headquarters.  This Webcast is meant to educate HBCUs and the surrounding community on the proposal and award process and funding opportunities available to them at the National Science Foundation.  The Webcast will consist of an approximately 60-minute presentation by three NSF subject-matter experts (SMEs), followed by a live Question-and-Answer (Q&A) session of about 30 minutes.


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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 $7.3 billion (FY 2015), we are the funding source for approximately 24 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. MORE