NSB Activities

The NSB establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation and serves as advisor to Congress and the President. The Board approves major NSF awards, provides congressional testimony and issues statements relevant to the nation’s S&E enterprise.

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Science & Engineering Indicators

NSB’s biennial report, Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators), provides comprehensive, policy-neutral information on the nation’s S&E enterprise. In addition to the main report, the NSB produces a suite of related resources.


NSB Honorary Awards

Each year, the NSB honors individuals and organizations with its prestigious Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards, recognizing remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering.