The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on the NSB for the years 2012-2018. All nominations will be given full consideration; the President nominates candidates who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Board. Nominations are open through August 12, 2011.

The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the NSB.

The NSB is responsible for assembling and transmitting to the White House, recommendations for appointment of new NSB Members. In its review of candidates, the board applies the statutory eligibility requirements and also considers demographics, balance among professional fields, active researchers, teachers and administrators, and private for-profit and nonprofit representation.
The following attributes will be particularly considered for these candidates:
• Record of distinguished service and potential for further contribution in the line of service.
• Credibility in the scientific, technological, engineering, industrial, public sector and educational communities. To include: outstanding scientific, technological, engineering or public activity credentials; recognized intellectual contributions (i.e., patents, scholarship); breadth, depth, and understanding of scientific knowledge and contributions thereto; and scientific, technological, engineering, industrial, educational and administrative accomplishments
• Demonstrated leadership in their field.

Nominations are submitted electronically via a web-based portal. Three documents comprise the nomination packet: a letter of recommendation, the nominee”s biography, and the nominee”s CV (curriculum vitae).

Candidates may be nominated using the NSB Nominations System (Note: You do not need to log in.) Follow the instructions to complete the form and upload the three documents. You will receive a follow-up email from the system, confirming your successful submission

There is more more information about the National Science Board and the nomination process online.

For more information on the NSB and its current composition, click here.