(May 10, 1950, ch. 171, § 14,64 Stat. 154; renumbered § 15,Pub. L. 85–510, § 2,July 11, 1958, 72 Stat. 353; amended Pub. L. 86–232, § 8,Sept. 8, 1959, 73 Stat. 469; renumbered § 14 and amended Pub. L. 90–407, §§ 11(2),
12,July 18, 1968, 82 Stat. 365, 366; Pub. L. 91–120, § 3,Nov. 18, 1969, 83 Stat. 203; Pub. L. 95–99, § 12(c), formerly § 14(c),Aug. 15, 1977, 91 Stat. 835, renumbered § 12(c),Pub. L. 99–159, title I, § 109(h),Nov. 22, 1985, 99 Stat. 890; Pub. L. 99–159, title I, §§ 109(e)(1),
(a)(18),Nov. 22, 1985, 99 Stat. 889, 891; Pub. L. 100–570, title I, §§ 106,
107,Oct. 31, 1988, 102 Stat. 2868, 2869; Pub. L. 101–589, title II, § 251,Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2894; Pub. L. 102–139, title III, Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 774; Pub. L. 104–66, title II, § 2141(b),Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 731; Pub. L. 105–207, title II, § 202(a)(3),July 29, 1998, 112 Stat. 873; Pub. L. 107–368, § 15(b),Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3058.)
References of Text
of this title, referred to in subsec. (a), was redesignated section
of this title by Pub. L. 94–282
, title V, § 503,May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 473
The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is set out under section
2002—Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 107–368
amended subsec. (i) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (i) read as follows: “Information supplied to the Foundation or a contractor of the Foundation by an industrial or commercial organization in survey forms, questionnaires, or similar instruments for the purposes of subsection (a)(5) or (a)(6) ofsection
of this title may not be disclosed to the public unless such information has been transformed into statistical or aggregate formats that do not allow the identification of the supplier. The names of organizations supplying such information may not be disclosed to the public.”
1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–207
substituted “shall be entitled to receive” for “shall receive” and “the maximum rate payable under section
5376” for “the rate specified for the daily rate for GS–18 of the General Schedule under section
5332” and inserted at end “For the purposes of determining the payment of compensation under this subsection, the time spent in travel by any member of the Board or any member of a special commission shall be deemed as time engaged in the business of the Foundation. Members of the Board and members of special commissions may waive compensation and reimbursement for traveling expenses.”
1995—Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 104–66
struck out subsec. (j) which read as follows: “Starting with fiscal year 1990, the Foundation shall submit to the Congress in each fiscal year, at the time of the release of the President’s budget, a three-year budget estimate for the Foundation. The three-year budget shall include funding estimates for each major activity, including each scientific directorate, the United States Antarctic Program, the Science and Engineering Education Directorate, and the Program Development and Management activity.”
1991—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 102–139
struck out “and when less than” after “in lieu of”.
1990—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 101–589
inserted “or education” after “research”.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–570
, § 106, designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added pars. (2) and (3).
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 100–570
, § 107, added subsec. (j).
1985—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–159
, § 109(e)(1)(A), (B), struck out subsec. (b) relating to outside employment and activities, and redesignated subsec. (c) as (b).
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 99–159
, § 109(e)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsecs. (d) and (e) as (c) and (d), respectively. Former subsec. (c) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–159
, §§ 109(e)(1)(B),
, redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (e) and inserted “or engineering” after “scientific” wherever appearing. Former subsec. (e) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 99–159
, §§ 109(e)(1)(B),
, redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f) and substituted “engineering” for “technical”. Former subsec. (f) redesignated (e).
Subsecs. (g), (h). Pub. L. 99–159
, § 109(e)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsecs. (h) and (i) as (g) and (h), respectively. Former subsec. (g) redesignated (f).
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 99–159
, § 109(e)(1)(B), (C), added subsec. (i). Former subsec. (i) redesignated (h).
1977—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–99
substituted provisions authorizing compensation at a daily rate fixed by the chairman but not exceeding the rate specified for the daily rate for GS–18 of the General Schedule under section
for provisions authorizing a daily rate of $100.
1969—Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 91–120
added subsec. (i).
1968—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, substituted provisions making applicable chapter
, relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, for provisions making applicable the civil-service laws and regulations and the Classification Act of 1949, and provisions that the members of special commissions be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, governing appointments in the competitive service, for provisions that the Deputy Director, and members of divisional committees and special commissions be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws or regulations. Provisions this subsection, relating to outside employment and activities of certain specified officers of the Foundation, were designated as subsec. (b).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, redesignated provisions of former subsec. (a) as (b) and added Assistant Directors to specified officers of Foundation prohibited from engaging in outside employment and activities. Former subsec. (b), providing for the appointment of a Deputy Director, was struck out.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, struck out applicability to members of each divisional committee, and substituted “$100” for “$50” and “section
5703” for “section
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, struck out “the divisional committees and” after “may serve as members of”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f), in cl. (2) substituted “United States” for “States, Territories, possessions, and the District of Columbia”, in cl. (3) substituted “advance scientific research” for “advance basic research”, and in cl. (4) substituted “independent scientific research” for “independent basic research”. Former subsec. (f), exempting members of Board, divisional committees, or special commissions form provisions of former sections
or former section
99 of title
, unless the act made unlawful by the aforementioned former sections directly involved or directly interested the Foundation, was struck out.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, redesignatedsubsec. (h) as (g) and struck out “and, until such time as an appropriation is made available directly to the Foundation, for general administrative expenses of the Foundation without regard to limitations otherwise applicable to such funds” after “the purposes for which the transfer was made”. Former subsec. (g) redesignated (f).
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, added subsec. (h). Former subsec. (h) redesignated (g).
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 90–407
, § 12, struck out subsec. (i) which provided for transfer of National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel from United States Employment Service to Foundation.
1959—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 86–232
increased compensation for $25 to $50 per diem.
Transfer of Functions
Authority of Director of National Science Foundation, from time to time, to make appropriate provisions authorizing performance by any other officer, or by any agency or employee, of National Science Foundation of any of his functions (including functions delegated to him by National Science Board), see Reorg. Plan No. 5 of 1965, eff. July 27, 1965, 30
, 79 Stat. 1323
, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
References to Maximum Rate Under 5 U.S.C. 5376
For reference to maximum rate under section
, Government Organization and Employees, see section 2(d)(3) ofPub. L. 110–372
, set out as an Effective Date of 2008 Amendment note under section
Employment of Minorities, Women, and Handicapped Individuals in Executive Level Positions
Pub. L. 94–471
, § 7,Oct. 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 2056
, provided that:
“(a) The Director of the National Science Foundation shall initiate an intensive search for qualified women, members of minority groups, and handicapped individuals to fill executive level positions in the National Science Foundation. In carrying out the requirement of this subsection, the Director shall work closely with organizations which have been active in seeking greater recognition and utilization of the scientific and technical capabilities of minorities, women, and handicapped individuals. The Director shall improve the representation of minorities, women, and handicapped individuals on advisory committees, review panels, and all other mechanisms by which the scientific community provides assistance to the Foundation. The Director of the National Science Foundation shall report quarterly to the Congress on the status of minorities, women, and handicapped individuals and activities undertaken pursuant to this section.
“(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other Act, the National Science Foundation shall, with funds available from the program “Minorities, Women, and Handicapped Individuals in Science” conduct experimental forums, conferences, workshops or other activities designed to improve scientific literacy and to encourage and assist minorities, women, and handicapped individuals to undertake and to advance in careers in scientific research and science education.
“(c)(1) In order to promote increased participation by minorities in careers in science and engineering, the National Science Foundation is authorized and directed to make available planning and study grants for programs including, but not limited to, Minority Centers for Graduate Education in Science and Engineering in accordance with this subsection.
“(2) The grants for Minority Centers for Graduate Education shall be used to determine the need for and feasibility of developing Centers to be established at geographically dispersed educational institutions which—
“(A) have substantial minority student enrollment;
“(B) are geographically located near minority population centers;
“(C) demonstrate a commitment to encouraging and assisting minority students, researchers, and faculty;
“(D) have an existing or developing capacity to offer doctoral programs in science and engineering;
“(E) will support basic research and the acquisition of necessary research facilities and equipment;
“(F) will serve as a regional resource in science and engineering for the minority community which the Center is designed to serve; and
“(G) will develop joint educational programs with nearby undergraduate institutions of higher education which have a substantial minority student enrollment.
“(3) The Director, in consultation with groups which have been active in seeking greater recognition of the scientific and technical capabilities of minorities, shall establish criteria for the award of the grants, and shall report to the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives [now Committee on Science, Space, and Technology] and the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare [now Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions] of the Senate on the results of activities including an evaluation and assessment of the entire program carried out under this subsection, not later than March 1, 1977.”
Continuation of Existing Offices, Procedures, and Organization of the National Science Foundation
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–407
intended to continue in effect the existing offices, procedures, and organization of the Foundation, see section 16 ofPub. L. 90–407
, set out as a note under section
of this title.