NSF Releases Strategic Plan for FY2011-2016
Jun 17, 2011
On May 10 the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) released its strategic plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016. Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2016 sets three strategic goals: "transform the frontiers, innovate for society, and perform as a model organization." The agency notes that it will continue to utilize both intellectual merit and broader impacts as metrics for awarding grants and as tools for finding ways "to reach out to the range of communities that play complementary roles in the innovation process and are essential to ensuring the impact of NSF investments." In addition, “…increasing international partnerships and collaborations.” is specifically highlighted within the plan as performance goal.