NSF FY2018 Budget Request

May 24th, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress.

NSF’s FY 2018 Budget Request is $6.653 billion, a decrease of $840.98 million (-11.2 percent) over the FY 2016 Actual investment. This funding will support approximately 8,000 new research grants, with an estimated funding rate of 19 percent for research grant proposals submitted to NSF. For comparison, in FY 2016, NSF funded 8,800 new research grants, with a funding rate of 21 percent.

Detailed information on the FY 2018 budget request is available on the NSF website, including the proposed budget for the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).