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NSF & Congress

Reports to Congress

  • Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
    Every two years, CEOSE is required to prepare and transmit to the Director a report on the committee's activities during the previous two years and proposed activities for the next two years. The Director shall transmit to Congress the report, unaltered, together with such comments as the Director deems appropriate. For more information on CEOSE and a list of all reports, see

    2009-2010 Biennial Report

    2011-2012 Biennial Report

    2013-2014 Biennial Report

  • Science and Engineering Indicators
    Every other year, the National Science Board is required to report to Congress and the administration on indicators of the state of science and engineering in the United States (42 U.S.C. 1863 (j) (1)). The Science Indicators series was designed to provide a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology for use by policymakers, researchers and the general public.

    Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

    Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

    Science and Engineering Indicators 2016

  • FY 2015 Agency Financial Report
    The Agency Financial Report (AFR) focuses on financial management and accountability. It includes the results of NSF's annual financial statement audit, management's assurance statement, the NSF Inspector General's (IG) memorandum on the agency's FY 2016 management challenges, as well as management's report on the progress made on the management challenges identified by the IG for FY 2015. The AFR also includes a brief discussion of the agency' performance management framework.

  • NSF Office of Inspector General Reports
    NSF's Ofice of Inspector General produces a number of reports including the Semiannual Report to Congress.

    Semiannual Report to Congress March 2015

    Semiannual Report to Congress September 2015

  • Successful K-12 Education
    This study by the National Research Council of the National Acadamies was supported by NSF grants numbers DRL-1050545 and DRL-1063495. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.