NSB is accepting nominations for the class of 2014-2020; nominations open until July 29, 2013
The National Science Board is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF.
June 28, 2013
The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on the NSB for the years 2014-2020. All nominations will be given full consideration; the President of the United States nominates and appoints candidates to the Board. Nominations are open through July 29, 2013.
The NSB is responsible for assembling and transmitting to the White House recommendations for appointment of new NSB Members from the various scientific, engineering, and educational organizations and societies. In its review of candidates, the Board applies the statutory eligibility requirements and also looks at demographics, balance among professional fields, active researchers, teachers and administrators, and industrial representation.
The following attributes will be particularly considered for these candidates:
Nominations are submitted electronically, via a web-based portal. Three documents comprise the nomination packet: a letter of recommendation, the nominee's biography, and the nominee's CV.
Candidates may be nominated using the NSB Nominations System (Note: You do not need to log in.) Follow the instructions to complete the form and upload the three documents. You will receive a follow-up email from the system, confirming your successful submission.
There is more information about the National Science Board and the nomination process online.
The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the NSB. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition here.
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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