National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an
independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to
promote the progress of science;
to advance the national wealth, prosperity, and welfare; to
secure the national defense"
With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion FY 2010), it is
the funding sourse for appoximately 20 percent of all
federally supported basic
science research conducted by America's colleges and
National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES)
Tbe National Center for Education Statistics is the primary
federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to
Bureau of Labor Statistics for Educators
This page provides a shortcut to information and services the
Department of Labor (DOL) offers educators.
Office of Postsecondary Education
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal
postsecondary education policy and administers programs that
national needs in support of their mission to increase access
to quality postsecondary education.