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NSF Investing in America's Future: Strategic Plan FY 2006-2011


The National Science Foundation (NSF), created over 50 years ago, is the
premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of
discovery, across all fields, and science and engineering education at
all levels. Research supported by NSF – selected through competitive,
merit-based review – has fueled many important innovations, stimulating
economic growth and improving quality of life and health for all
Americans. NSF actively participates in shaping an increasingly dynamic
and vigorous science and engineering enterprise. Today, the President’s
American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) has provided new vision for
sustaining our nation’s competitive edge through innovation,
exploration, and ingenuity. The NSF Strategic Plan addresses this
changing landscape and new vision, and will ensure our continued
leadership in this new era.