List of NSF Supported Fields

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

NSF-Supported Fields of Study

 

Updated: September 8, 2014

Based on the August 1, 2014 NSF Document, NSF 14-590

 

CHEMISTRY

Chemical Catalysis
Chemical Measurement and Imaging
Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanism
Chemical Synthesis
Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods
Chemistry of Life Processes
Environmental Chemical Systems
Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry
Sustainable Chemistry
Chemistry, other (specify)

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CISE)

Algorithms and Theoretical Foundations
Bioinformatics and other Informatics
Communication and Information Theory
Computational Science and Engineering
Computer Architecture
Computer Networks
Computer Security and Privacy
Computer Systems and Embedded Systems
Databases
Data Mining and Information Retrieval
Formal Methods, Verification, and Programming Languages
Graphics and Visualization
Human Computer Interaction
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Robotics and Computer Vision
Software Engineering
CISE, other (specify)

ENGINEERING

Aeronautical and Aerospace
Bioengineering
Biomedical
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronic
Energy
Environmental
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Materials
Mechanical
Nuclear
Ocean
Optical Engineering
Polymer
Systems Engineering
Engineering, other (specify)

GEOSCIENCES

Atmospheric Chemistry
Aeronomy
Biogeochemistry
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Climate and Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics
Geobiology
Geochemistry
Geomorphology
Geodynamics
Geophysics
Glaciology
Hydrology
Magnetospheric Physics
Marine Biology
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Paleoclimate
Paleontology and Paleobiology
Petrology
Physical and Dynamic Meteorology
Physical Oceanography
Planetary Science
Sedimentary Geology
Solar Physics
Tectonics
Geosciences, other (specify)

LIFE SCIENCES

Biochemistry
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Ecology
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics
Genomics
Microbial Biology
Neurosciences
Organismal Biology
Physiology
Proteomics
Structural Biology
Systematics and Biodiversity
Systems and Molecular Biology
Life Sciences, other (specify)

MATERIALS RESEARCH

Biomaterials
Ceramics
Chemistry of materials
Electronic materials
Materials theory
Metallic materials
Photonic materials
Physics of materials
Polymers
Materials Research, other (specify)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics
Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Biostatistics
Computational and Data-enabled Science
Computational Mathematics
Computational Statistics
Geometric Analysis
Logic or Foundations of Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Probability
Statistics
Topology
Mathematics, other (specify)

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Nuclear
Particle Physics
Physics of Living Systems
Plasma
Solid State
Theoretical Physics
Physics, other (specify)

PSYCHOLOGY

Cognitive
Cognitive Neuroscience
Computational Psychology
Developmental
Experimental or Comparative
Industrial/Organizational
Neuropsychology
Perception and Psychophysics
Personality and Individual Differences
Physiological
Psycholinguistics
Quantitative
Social
Psychology, other (specify)

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology, other
Communications
Decision Making and Risk analysis
Economics (except Business Administration)
Geography
History and Philosophy of Science
International Relations
Law and Social Science
Linguistics
Linguistic Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Political Science
Public Policy
Science Policy
Sociology (except Social Work)
Urban and Regional Planning
Social Sciences, other (specify)

STEM EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH

Engineering Education
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Technology Education
STEM Education and Learning Research, other (specify)

 

(Ref: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14590/nsf14590.htm)

One Comment on “List of NSF Supported Fields”

  1. September 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

    (2012 Update) STEM Education is now an NSF supported field.
    STEM EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH

    Engineering Education
    Mathematics Education
    Science Education
    Technology Education
    STEM Education and Learning Research, other (specify)

    FULL LIST for 2012: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12599/nsf12599.htm#appendix

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