CNSF Mission

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 100 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.

 

CNSF Statement of Purpose
(August 1991)

United by a concern for the future vitality of the national science and engineering enterprise, a group of national organizations have joined together to form an informal Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF). Participating organizations include professional, scientific and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, independent research institutions, and other organizations. CNSF supports the federal policy goal of doubling the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic challenges facing the United States.

In recent years, the federal government increasingly has recognized that, to remain technologically and economically competitive, our country is dependent on long-term investment in federal research and education programs in science and engineering. The support that the federal government has provided for NSF in a period of budgetary stringency has helped this country to retain its world leadership position in research and education in science and engineering. That position is under unprecedented challenge from foreign nations newly committed to establishing leadership positions in research and technology development.

National investment in NSF research and education programs produces the new knowledge and the trained scientists and engineers indispensable to our future economic vitality and national security. CNSF seeks to impress upon the Congress the importance of sustaining the commitment to double the investment in NSF programs.

CNSF, started in 1988, is an informal activity undertaken by participating organizations. CNSF has no offices, no officers, and no paid staff. There are no dues for CNSF membership.*

*NOTE: In 1994, an annual subscription fee of $80 was begun.

 


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