Action must be taken to maintain the nation’s global leadership in science and engineering, according to a new report by the National Science Board (NSB) - the advisory body for the National Science Foundation (NSF). “Globalization of Science and Engineering Research,” the companion to the January 2010 “Science and Engineering Indicators” report, outlines several recommendations from NSB in light of growing international competition in science. First, NSF should assess grant selection criteria to ensure that the agency is encouraging and supporting transformative research. NSB also recommended that the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) should lead a government-wide effort to evaluate all federal programs that support science and engineering research for their ability to support “world-leading” research. Lastly, NSB recommended that OSTP form a President’s Council on Innovation and Competitiveness to consider international science policy.

To read the report, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/.

 


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