As reported in the June 2006 Washington Watch article in BioScience (, the National Science Foundation is in the process of developing a new strategic plan for the 2006-2011 time period. NSF is now accepting comments from the scientific community and the public at large.

The 19-page strategic plan is available online at Comments should be submitted by July 17, 2006 through the website at or by e-mail to . In particular, NSF requests comments on the following questions: 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 be improved?


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