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NSF National Science Board Call for Member Nominations

The National Science Board (NSB, Board) is accepting nominations for the class of 2018–2024 until September 8, 2017.

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

Also see the Dear Colleague letter: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/documents/2017/board-nominations-colleague-letter.pdf