Reducing the Impact of Bias
The goal of mitigating bias is embedded in NSF's mission of advancing the progress of science while benefitting the health, prosperity, welfare and security of the Nation as well as in its current strategic plan for 2014-2018. Realizing the full potential of a diverse federal STEM workforce with that of a diverse scientific community is necessary to maintain US leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation. The Foundation is committed to investing resources in the preparation and participation of its workforce while also ensuring that the contributions of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are recognized and contribute to its organizational and scientific excellence. The Foundation has named inclusiveness as one of its core values and affords opportunities for learning about diversity and inclusion to everyone. Reducing the impact of bias (implicit and explicit) is vital to maximizing NSF's performance.
Click here for an inventory of NSF's current and planned efforts to increase diversity and reduce the impact of bias in the workplace, during merit review, and in academic institutions. This was developed as part of a report from OSTP and OPM entitled Mitigating the Impact of Bias in the STEM Workforce: Strengthening Excellence and Innovation.
For further information concerning NSF's Broadening Participation programs, please contact:
Dr. Suzanne Iacono
National Science Foundation
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