Budget and Performance
Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation - NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016
The NSF Strategic Plan, Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation, was released on May 2, 2011, and covers Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The plan describes NSF's role in a changing landscape, mission and core values, vision and goals, and long-term investment priorities, and lays out steps to translate the plan into action. The plan's four long-term strategic outcome goals: Discovery, Learning, Research Infrastructure, and Stewardship, form the basis for NSF's performance assessment activities and process.