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Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) Notification

June 24, 2016

If at any time you become aware of fraud or any kind of wrongdoing under any award, please contact the NSF Office of Inspector General.


Phone: 703-292-7100 (during business hours) or 703-244-4443 (to speak to the duty officer)
Anonymous Hotline: 800-428-2189
Fax: 703-292-9158

Mail: 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1135
Arlington, VA 22230

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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