Contact Us

General inquiries

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Reception and Information Center provides a "first stop" for inquiries about the foundation's programs, offices, staff and publications. The center can also refer you to the correct NSF office or other information source.

The center is located on the first floor of NSF headquarters, and can be reached at the contact information below:

Mail: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 292-5111
FIRS: (800) 877-8339
TDD: (703) 292-5090 or (800) 281-8749


Media requests

For media inquiries/interview requests, please call (703) 292-7090 or email NSF Public Affairs at

Contacting NSF staff

NSF is organized into directorates and offices that support the various disciplines of science, engineering and education. You can also search NSF's staff directory.

NSF website requests

To report an accessibility issue with an NSF website, visit the Accessibility at NSF webpage.

For all other website requests, email NSF's webmaster at assistance

Email the NSF Help Desk at or call 1-800-381-1532. The Help Desk is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays).

Requesting an NSF speaker

Visit the Speakers Bureau page to submit a request for an NSF staff member to speak to your classroom or group.

Reporting waste, fraud and abuse

Submit a comment on the Office of Inspector General's website.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests

Visit NSF's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act page.