Office of the Director (OD)
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan
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About the Office
The Office of the Director houses the Foundation's top leadership, and oversees all Foundation activities from the development of policy priorities to the establishment of administrative and management guidelines, including long-range planning.
The positions of Director and Deputy Director are appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. NSF's statutory authority establishes a six-year term for the Director.
List of NSF Directors, 1950 – present
List of NSF Deputy Directors, 1950 – present
|Office Contacts and Locations|
|Office of the Director
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
|Chief Information Officer||OD||703-292-4299||W5255|
|Office of Equity and Civil Rights||OECR||703-292-8020||W17200|
|Office of the General Counsel||OGC||703-292-8060||W18200|
|Office of Integrative Activities||OIA||703-292-8040||W17100|
|Office of International Science and Engineering||OISE||703-292-8710||W17220|
|Office of Legislative and Public Affairs||OLPA||703-292-8070||W18100|