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NSF Merit Review Reports
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Merit Review

These annual reports to the National Science Board includes data on proposals and awards and other pertinent information, as well as descriptions of special activities that NSF has undertaken in support of the merit review process. Longitudinal data are given to provide a long-term perspective. The current funding rate is a significant decrease from the FY 2000 funding rate of 33 percent, but the current rate has been approximately unchanged over the last five years.

The Foundation continues to exceed its "time to decision" goal of informing at least 70 percent of Principal Investigators (PIs) of funding decisions within six months of receipt of the proposal. The National Science Board conducted a review of the NSF merit review process and concluded that the NSF merit review process is fair and effective. It "remains an international 'gold standard' for review of science and engineering research proposals."

The latest publication of the report is the Merit Review FY 2012.


Past Reports
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nsb1141 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2011
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nsb1141 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2010
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nsb0847 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2009
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nsb0847 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2008
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nsb0847 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2007
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nsb0722 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process FY 2006
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nsb0621 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 2005
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nsb05119 Report of the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review System
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nsb0512 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 2004
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nsf061504 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 2003
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nsb0221 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 2001
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nsb0136 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 2000
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nsb9928 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 1998
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nsb9713 Report to the National Science Board on the National Science Foundation's Merit Review Process Fiscal Year 1996
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nsb9713 Task Force on Merit Review Discussion Report

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Committee on Audit & Oversight (A&O)

 

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