Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

National Science Foundation

Created by Congress in 1950, the National Science Foundation provides funding to support largely nonmedical but fundamental research and education in science and engineering. The organization funds approximately 20 percent of federally supported research, making more than 10,000 awards each year, and focuses on fields such as mathematics, computer science, physics, and social sciences.