Slide Words: NSF Merit Review Process
Slide Image: A flow chart of the National Science Foundation Merit Review Process. The boxes are joined by arrows demonstrating the process.
Starting from top left the boxes are:
Box 1: Electronic Receipt of Proposal
Box 2: NSF Program Officer
Box 3: Peer Review:
Box 4: Merit Review Criteria:
Box 5: Program Officer Recommendation (Award/Decline)
Box 6: Higher Level Review
Two arrows from the Higher Level Review box lead to two different boxes. The arrow on the top leads to the “Award” box. The arrow on the bottom leads to the “Decline” box.
All boxes are the same color except “Award” and “Decline” each of which is a different color.
Credit: National Science Foundation