NSF’s vision: A nation that leads the world in science and engineering research and innovation for the benefit of all, with no barriers to participation.
NSF’s Mission: NSF promotes the advancement of science by investing in research to expand knowledge in science, engineering, and education. The NSF also invests in actions that increase the United States’ ability to conduct and exploit such research.
Promote the progress of science; advance national health, prosperity and well-being; and ensure national defence.
NSF Core Values: NSF’s Core Values are essential and enduring principles that guide everyone in the organization as we support the agency’s mission. They were developed with the active involvement of NSF personnel. These values identify who we are and what is important to us. They guide how we make decisions, set priorities, address challenges, manage trade-offs, recruit and develop staff, and work with our awardees.
- Scientific direction
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Integrity and Excellence
- Public Service
- Innovation and Collaboration