National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. NSF is tasked with keeping the US at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas, from astronomy to geology to zoology. Unlike many other federal agencies, NSF does not hire researchers or directly operate our own laboratories or similar facilities. Instead, they support scientists, engineers and educators directly through their own home institutions (typically universities and colleges). Similarly, they fund facilities and equipment such as telescopes, through cooperative agreements with research consortia that have competed successfully for limited-term management contracts.
The NSF Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts. Each CCEP is required to be of a large enough scale that they will have catalytic or transformative impact that cannot be achieved through other core NSF program awards. The CCEP program is one facet of a larger NSF collection of awards related to Climate Change Education (CCE) that has two goals: (1) preparing a new generation of climate scientists, engineers, and technicians equipped to provide innovative and creative approaches to understanding global climate change and to mitigate its impact; and, (2) preparing today's U.S. citizens to understand global climate change and its implications in ways that can lead to informed, evidence-based responses and solutions.
Phone: (703) 292-5111
- Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Initiative
- Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) and Portal
- Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM)
- Florida: Public Opinion on Climate Change
- Integrated Data Viewer (IDV)