The National Science Foundation (NSF) does not tolerate harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, within the Foundation, at grantee institutions, field sites or anywhere science is conducted. NSF has taken steps to help ensure research environments are free from sexual harassment. Additionally, NSF is bolstering our policies, guidelines and communications so that institutions clearly understand expectations and individuals understand their rights.
FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE
The National Science Foundation submitted into the Federal Register for public comment on the proposed implementation of the new reporting requirements specified in Important Notice No. 144. To post your comments, please view the Federal Register - Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault and comment by May 4, 2018.
NSF HARASSMENT NOTICES
NSF has taken a firm stance against harassment and discrimination. Please review our most recent policies.
PROMISING PRACTICES ON CODES OF CONDUCT
NSF expects all research organizations to establish and maintain clear and unambiguous standards of behavior to ensure harassment-free workplaces wherever science is conducted. NSF promising practices on effective codes of conduct and standards of behavior are coming soon.
TITLE IX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Harassment is a complex topic; for information please visit NSF Title IX FAQ webpage.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For any questions, comments or concerns regarding harassment, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at email@example.com or (703) 292-8020. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please follow up to ensure ODI has received your communication.
For media and press inquiries, please contact Sarah Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 292-7738.
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