into NSF Strategic Plan
June 23, 2006
The National Science Foundation is again asking
for your input on our next NSF Strategic Plan. Last December, we
asked for your thoughts on the current plan and the changing environment
for science and engineering (S&E) research and education. That
input together with comments from NSF staff, our Advisory Committees,
and the National Science Board (NSB) led to development of the
draft plan (see www.nsf.gov/about/performance/nsfplandraft.pdf)
now available for review by the public at large and the communities
we serve. The draft FY 2006-2011 Strategic Plan communicates NSF’s
vision, goals, objectives, priorities and strategies over this
Your comments are requested by July 17, 2006 through
the website at www.nsf.gov/about/performance/input.cfm or
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In particular, NSF requests comments on the following questions
to assist us in finalizing the new plan:
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the draft plan?
Does NSF’s draft Strategic Plan effectively communicate
NSF’s investments and priorities in supporting the S&E
community? If not, what is lacking and specifically how can it
[Please note that the photos and graphics in the current version
are primarily place holders. We realize that they are low resolution,
not readable, etc. If you are an NSF investigator and would like
to volunteer an image from your research that would better illustrate
one of the themes, please submit through the above email address.
Please limit the size of any image or graphic you send to 1MB or
less. If we decide to use your image, we will contact you for the
appropriate permissions and for a high resolution version. ]
After review in August by the NSB and the Office of Management
and Budget, the final version of the Strategic Plan will be sent
to Congress and posted on our website by September 30, 2006.
Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.
|Arden L. Bement, Jr.
|Kathie L. Olsen