CfA OIR Division Lunch Talks
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 11:00 am, Phillips Auditorium

Discussion of the NSF Astronomy Portfolio Review

Daniel Eisenstein (CfA)

In response to the science ambitions of the Astronomy and Astrophysics and Planetary Science decadal surves and the expectations of flat or declining budgets, the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) commissioned a Portfolio Review. The review was charged to identify critical capabilities required to optimize progress on decadal survey goals and to recommend a balance of investments in new and existing facilities and grants programs to deliver those capabilities within the stringent budgetary constraints expected in the coming decade. The Portfolio Review report was released last month; I will summarize the major recommendations.

NSF AST budget split