Colleges Applaud Proposal to Expand National Science Foundation

  • The current pandemic has underscored the critical need to increase public investment in
    research and development.
  • The introduction of a bill that would expand the National Science Foundation (NSF) into
    research in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and advanced
    manufacturing is being applauded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
  • The NSF would be renamed the National Science and Technology Foundation under the
    Endless Frontiers Act.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated: “To ensure our advantage, our bill treats
    scientific research as a national security priority and provides substantial new investments
    into funding critical research and development to build the industries of the future in regions
    across the country.”
  • The bill would add $100 billion into the agency over five years.