The National Science Foundation funds 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. It’s role is especially prominent in physical science and math. As a PhD student in physics, I am supported in part by the NSF grants awarded to my PI and Brandeis University MRSEC. Driven by curiosity about current status of basic research funding across the country, I decided to look up how does Brandeis (or the city of Waltham, or the whole state of Massachusetts) stacks up against the rest of the country. All the funding data by the government agencies like NSF is publicly available, but not easy to digest and analyze. That’s why I created a simple web-page that allows one to search NSF funding by PI, institution or state. It also makes visualizing funding data on the state or city level very easy.