The NSF FOS Code contains three digits and is assigned only to expense accounts whose HEFC is for organized research.
The code identifies the subject of study (e.g., 013 represents Civil Engineering and 042 represents Computer Sciences). The codes are defined by the National Science Foundation and are reported annually.
List of NSF Codes:
011 Engineering: Aeronautical and Astronautical 012 Engineering: Chemical 013 Engineering: Civil 014 Engineering: Electrical 015 Engineering: Mechanical 016 Engineering: Other 017 Engineering: Metals & Materials 018 Engineering: Bioeng/Biomed Engin
- Physical Sciences
021 Physical Sciences: Astronomy 022 Physical Sciences: Chemistry 023 Physical Sciences: Physics 024 Physical Sciences: Other
- Environmental Sciences
031 Environmental Sciences: Atmospheric 032 Environmental Sciences: Earth Sciences 033 Environmental Sciences: Oceanography 034 Environmental Sciences: Other
- Mathematical Sciences
041 Mathematical Sciences
- Computer Science
042 Computer Sciences
- Life Sciences
051 Life Sciences: Agricultural 052 Life Sciences: Biological 053 Life Sciences: Medical 054 Life Sciences: Other
- Social Sciences
071 Social Sciences: Economics 072 Social Sciences: Political Science 073 Social Sciences: Sociology 074 Social Sciences: Other
- Other Sciences
080 Other Sciences
510 Education 520 Law 530 Humanities 540 Visual & Performing Arts 550 Business and Management 560 Communications, Journalism and Library Science 570 Social Work 580 Other Non-Science & Engineering Fields 999 Non-NSF Discipline Category, e.g. "Reversal of Capitalized Expenditures for Research Equipment"