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INVESTING IN SCIENCE

NSF and Public Accountability

The NSF’s proposed new merit criteria include a list of nine national priorities that grant seekers must fulfill and are designed to promote science that has social relevance, but they could limit creativity.

Science in Society

Accountable Science

The House version of The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 includes a section clarifying and emphasizing NSF’s Broader Impacts Merit Review Criterion. That’s a good thing.