Definitions for "National Science Foundation"
Funds the NSFNet, a high-speed network that once formed the backbone of the Internet in the US.
(NSF) An independent agency of the U.S. Government that support scientific research. Areas of interest include plant genomics, computational biology, and biocomplexity.
independent federal agency in the executive branch. Created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, it promotes research, development and education in science and engineering. It provides grants for projects which demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to the body of scientific knowledge or the preparation and implementation of effective science education.