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Committees of Visitors

The U.S. National Science Foundation relies on the judgment of external experts to maintain high standards of program management, to provide advice for continuous improvement of NSF performance, and to ensure openness to the research and education community served by the foundation.

Committee of visitor reviews provide NSF with external expert judgments in two areas:

  1. Assessments of the quality and integrity of program operations.
  2. Program-level technical and managerial matters pertaining to proposal decisions.

Committee of visitor reviews are conducted at regular intervals of approximately four years for programs and offices that recommend or award grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts and whose main focus is the conduct or support of NSF research and education in science and engineering.

Click on the links below to view reports and related documents for a particular committee.

Biological Sciences (BIO)


2020

2016

2013

2019

2015

2022

2018

2014

2022

2018

2014

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)


2020:

2015:

2022

2018

Engineering (ENG)


2022

2018

2014

2019

2015

2019

2015

2018

2014

2020

2016

2013

2020

2016

2013

Geosciences (GEO)

The Directorate for Geosciences also maintains its own committee of visitors webpage.


2020

 

Atmosphere section (AS)

2016

2013

 

Geospace Sciences section (GS)

2018

2014

 

NCAR and Facilities Section (NFS)

2015

2021

2017

 

Deep Earth Processes Section (DEP)

2014

 

Surface Earth Processes Section (SEP)

2014

 

Instrumentation and Facilities Program (IF)

2013

Integrative Programs Section (IPS)

2022

2018

2014

 

Marine Geosciences Section (MGS)

2019

 

Education Programs

2015

2021

2017

2013

Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT)

2020 

2016

2013

 

Arctic Sciences Section (ARC)

2020

2016

2013

Integrative Activities (OIA)


2016

2020

2015

International Science and Engineering (OISE)


2018

2018

2014

Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences also maintains its own committee of visitors webpage.


2019

2015

2020

2016

2013

2023

2019

2015

2020

2016

2013

2023

2019

2015

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)


2019

2015

2021

2016

2013

2020

2015

STEM Education (EDU)

EDU was formerly the Directorate of Education and Human Resources.


2019

2014

2020

2015

2019

2017

2015

2014

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

2013

 

Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) and Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)

2013

2017