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CPP Task Force on Transformative Research

Charge
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The National Science Board (NSB, the Board) should consider new policies that would enhance the ability of the National Science Foundation (NSF, the Foundation) to identify, evaluate, and fund innovative, "transformative" research, defined as research that has the potential to revolutionize an existing discipline through a paradigm shift or create a new one. more...

Discharged Dec 2007


Task Force Members
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Chairman: Dr. Douglas D. Randall
   
Members:   Dr. Mark R. Abbott
Dr. John T. Bruer
Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier
Dr. Daniel E. Hastings
Dr. Karl Hess
Dr. Louis J. Lanzerotti
Dr. Alan I. Leshner
 
Executive Secretary: Ms. Ann Ferrante


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Download the Final Report: Enhancing Support of Transformative Research at the National Science Foundation

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In December 2004, the National Science Board established a Task Force on Transformative Research to examine different issues related to potentially transformative research over a 2-year period. The task force held three Board-sponsored workshops:

  • May 16, 2006: "Fostering Transformative Research - Views from Industry and Private Foundations," National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
    Agenda
  • December 16, 2005: "Key Factors in Identifying and Fostering Transformative Science," Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
    Agenda
  • August 12, 2005: "Understanding Transformative Research Programs at the National Science Foundation," National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
    Agenda

 

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