News Release

National Science Board seeks nominations for appointments to Class of 2020-2026

NSB new member swearing-in ceremony; Credit: NSF/ Rich Riggins

NSB new member swearing-in ceremony (Credit and Larger Version)

May 1, 2019

The National Science Board (NSB, Board) is accepting nominations for the class of 2020–2026 until June 7, 2019.

 

Every two years, the Board solicits recommendations for new members from leading scientific, engineering, and educational organizations, as well as the public. NSB considers all completed nominations and then makes its recommendations to the Administration. The President decides who to appoint to the NSB.

 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Act of 1950 created the Board with 24 Members serving 6-year terms. The NSF Director is the ex officio 25th member. The Act confers on the Board the dual responsibilities to oversee the activities of and establish policies for NSF, as well as advise the President and Congress on policy matters related to science and engineering and education in science and engineering.

 

The Board is an oversight and governance board, not an honorary board or an advisory committee.  Members must devote considerable time to meet their responsibilities.

 

In its review of candidates, the NSB applies the statutory eligibility requirements and considers demographics, balance among professional fields, active researchers, teachers and administrators, and private for-profit and non-profit representation.

 

More information and nomination instructions are here

 

About the National Science Board
The National Science Board and the National Science Foundation's Director jointly head NSF. NSB identifies issues critical to NSF's future and establishes the Foundation's policies. The NSB also provides the President and Congress with Science and Engineering Indicators, a biennial report on the state of science and engineering in the United States. Members are appointed by the President for six-year terms and selected for their eminence in research, education and records of distinguished service.

 

Media Contact:
Kim Silverman, National Science Board, (703) 292-4515, ksilverm@nsf.gov

Program Contact:
Brad Gutierrez, (703) 292-4520, bgutierr@nsf.gov


The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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