National Science Foundation Facilitation Awards For Scientists and Engineers With Disabilities


The National Science Foundation (NSF) encourages scientists and engineers with disabilities to participate fully in all of its programs. NSF provides opportunities for physically disabled persons to facilitate their work by providing special equipment or assistance needed in conjunction with NSF-supported projects. Funds may be requested to purchase special equipment, modify equipment or provide services required specifically for the work to be undertaken. Equipment or assistance that compensate in a general way for the disabling condition are not allowed. See the website for details.


Individuals with disabilities eligible for this support include principal investigators, other senior professionals, and graduate and undergraduate students. Must be in fields of science or engineering.

Award Amount

Awards vary.



See website for details