In Their Own Words
National Science Foundation and National Science Board leaders on science and science policy
The National Science Foundation: A Brief History
A report by George T. Mazuzan, Former NSF Historian, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, July 15, 1994.
Brief biographies of former NSF directors.
A collection of publications, articles and reports about the history of NSF.
Links to the Speech, News, and NSF & Congress Archives, and NSF Budget Requests to Congress.
Highlights from NSF's 60th anniversary celebration in 2010.
Highlights from NSF's 50th anniversary celebration in 2000.
As the National Science Foundation begins a new chapter in a new headquarters, an extraordinary lobby mural highlights some of the countless NSF-supported discoveries, advances and innovations that touch the lives of Americans every day. NSF has a proud tradition of encouraging bold ideas in science and engineering, and supporting the people behind them. The mural pays tribute to them and to all those at NSF whose tireless efforts make it all possible. Read more...