NSF's FY16 budget request includes investments to address scientific, national and societal issues.
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- Understanding the Brain, an increase of $37 million to a total $144 million in FY16, seeks to enable scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain in action and in context.
- Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), $75 million, is an NSF-wide investment that aims to understand, design, and model the interconnected food, energy, and water system through an interdisciplinary research effort that incorporates all areas of science and engineering and addresses the natural, social, and human-built factors involved.
- Risk and Resilience, $58 million, are investments that address the nation's need for resilience in response to disasters both natural and manmade through both core programs and focused activities.
- NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners that have been Underrepresented for Diversity in Engineering and Science), $15 million, aims to develop a scalable, national initiative to increase the preparation, participation, advancement, and potential contributions of those who have been traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in the STEM enterprise. The agency's Broadening Participation programs increase by $26 million to a total of $787 million in FY16.
Maria C. Zacharias, NSF, (703) 292-8454, firstname.lastname@example.org
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