Executive Committee (EC)
By law, the Board is
required to have an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of the NSF Director, who chairs the Committee,
and four other elected members from the Board. By tradition, the NSB Chairman and Vice Chairman serve as two of the elected
EC members. Also by tradition, the Chairs of the Board's four standing committees are invited regularly to meet with the
Executive Committee. Other Board members may attend, especially when an agenda item relates to a topic for which they have
The Executive Committee fulfills the following statutory functions:
- "... exercise such powers and functions as may be delegated to it by the Board."
- " render an annual report to the Board, and such other reports as it may deem necessary,
summarizing its activities and making such recommendations as it may deem appropriate. Minority views
and recommendations, if any, of members of the Executive Committee shall be included in such
It acts on behalf of the Board between meetings on grants, contracts, or other arrangements; and other instances where
an immediate decision is required. All such actions are reported to the Board at its next meeting.