NSB News Release

Nominations to serve on NSF’s National Science Board are now open

April 16, 2021

The National Science Board (NSB) co-heads the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the agency’s director. NSB also advises the President and Congress on policy related to science, engineering and education.

Board members serve six year terms and may be reappointed. Selected for their service and accomplishments in academia, government, and the private sector, the Board’s 24 presidentially- appointed members are leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research and education.

Every two years, eight NSB members rotate off the Board and the President appoints eight new members to the Board. NSB solicits nominations from the broad scientific community to make recommendations for presidential consideration. The call for nominations for the class of 2022 – 2028 is now open through May 31, 2021. Nominations are submitted electronically via NSB's web-based portal. Three documents comprise the nomination packet: a letter of recommendation, and the nominee's biography and curriculum vitae.

For more information and to access the nominations portal, visit nsf.gov/nsb/members/nominations.jsp. More information about the Board, its members, and reports and activities can be found on the NSB website.


Contact: Faith Hixson

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 2021 budget of $8.5 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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