I do not understand NSF grants.
Does the researcher make any money from them? I mean, if they spend 10 hours a week working on the project, are they compensated? Can they be compensated directly from NSF funds? Not to sound greedy, but let's say I'm a tenured professor who's perfectly capable of doing outstanding research on my own. What incentive would I have to try to get a NSF grant, if it's just for my department to distribute to other people to work with me? I want some money.