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Empowering the Nation through Discovery and Innovation - NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2016


Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation: The National Science Foundation Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016 sets the Foundations direction for the next five years. The plan refines and refocuses NSF's vision statement and strategic goals to better integrate them with the concepts of research and learning, and more closely align with NSF's merit review criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts. This strategic plan provides an opportunity to understand the current language with which NSF expresses its priorities. Transformation, Innovation, Broadening Participation, STEM Workforce Development, and Education are all themes interwoven throughout the plan.