NSF Fundable Areas

The National Science Foundation supports basic research across all fields of science, including:

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
  • Geographic and Anthropological Sciences
  • Social and Economic Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy

 What NSF Does Not Support:

NSF does not support applied research, such as:

  • Clinical Research
  • Counseling
  • Business
  • Management
  • Social Work
  • Planning
  • Legal Training
  • Practice-oriented Professional Degree Programs