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NSF finalizes FY13 budget

The National Science Foundation has released its final spending plans for FY 2013 after taking into account the sequestration order issued by the White House on March 1, 2013.

The NSF updated an earlier notice noting that congressional appropriations had mitigated the effects of the sequestration on the FY 2013 budget. The agency announced six results of the budget action:

  • All existing continuing grant increments will be fully funded for FY 2013.
  • “NSF directorates have now received full-year funding allocations,” allowing funding decisions to be made before the end of FY 2013.
  • “NSF expects to make fewer new awards in FY 2013.”
  • All major research equipment and facilities construction projects in FY 2013 will be fully funded.
  • The NSF will not hold competitions or solicitations for some programs in FY 2013.
  • No NSF staff will be furloughed, so proposal review and award decision-making will not be interrupted.