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Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS)

Division Director: W. Dale Bell


To provide excellence in the Stewardship of the federal funding awarded by NSF to support Science, Technology and Engineering Research and Education across the Nation.

To provide innovative and exemplary Public Service, including financial and administrative assistance to implement these business models, processes and practices to Institutional Awardees and throughout the NSF Directorates.

To ensure that innovative business practices convey excellence in managing NSF's activities on par with the Foundation's mission oriented outcome goals.

To provide a living model of organizational excellence, agility, and innovation, including contributing leadership in the development and implementation of state- of-the-art award business practices.