McCutcheon to assist NSF advisory panel

Allan McCutcheon
Allan McCutcheon

Allan McCutcheon has been selected to serve a two-year term on an advisory panel for the National Science Foundation's Methodology, Measurement and Statistics program.

McCutcheon is the Donald O. Clifton Chair of Survey Science at UNL and a professor of statistics, and survey research and methodology. He is also the principal investigator for the NSF/Census Research Network.

McCutcheon said the panel’s role is to set the course in funding for research in the foundation’s MMS program. The panel will examine grant applications and shape future Requests for Proposals from the foundation.

McCutcheon said he was honored to be asked to sit on the panel.

“I’m at a place now where I know enough to help them out and that’s very nice,” McCutcheon said.

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. NSF receives approximately 40,000 proposals each year for research, education and training projects, of which about 11,000 are funded. In addition, the Foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

McCutcheon will travel to Washington, D.C., several times during his tenure on the panel.

— Deann Gayman, University Communications