NSF Merit Review Criteria
Criterion 1: What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
- advances knowledge
- well qualified proposer
- creative and original concepts
- well conceived and organized
- access to resources
Criterion 2: What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
- advance discovery...while promoting teaching, training, and learning
- broaden participation of underrepresented groups (gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)
- enhance infrastructure for research and education
- broad dissemination
- societal benefits
Slide Background: An abstract graphic collage with a grid in the background. Images include on the right side an artistic perspective of the left side of a face with glowing eyes, nose and mouth. Other images include graphs, numbers and equations.
Credit: Design by S. Raimo, National Science Foundation