A Message from CISE Leadership JUNE 2021

Dear CISE community.

On May 28, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year 2022. The Budget provides $10.17 billion for NSF, including $9.43 billion to support research across the spectrum of science, engineering, and technology; the establishment of a new directorate for technology, innovation, and partnerships to help translate research into practical applications; over $100 million for programs that aim to increase participation in science and engineering; $1.2 billion for climate and clean energy-related research; and investments for the continued construction of major NSF research facilities.

In addition, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 provided NSF with $600 million to assist with the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. These funds will enable NSF to provide additional support for those most strongly affected by the pandemic, including those at vulnerable career transition points, and it will enable NSF to provide such support broadly. Specifically, CISE will receive $65 million of ARP funding to support programs and CISE’s scientific community whose careers and research were negatively impacted by the pandemic.

For more information on the NSF budget, please visit our webpage at https://beta.nsf.gov/budget.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter, which highlights some of our investments in research to address climate change and cleaner energy, and our Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding, which seeks to bolster research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Margaret Martonosi

NSF Assistant Director for CISE

Joydip Kundu

Acting Deputy Assistant Director for CISE

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