Major Award Decisionmaking at the National Science Foundation

Major Award Decisionmaking at the National Science Foundation

by Panel on NSF Decisionmaking for Major Awards, National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering/Institute of Medicine
     
 

As part of its mission to foster high-quality scientific and engineering research, the National Science Foundation (NSF) plans, grants, and administers major awards to universities and other research institutions for national research facilities, multidisciplinary research centers, and other large-scale research projects. Although few in number, less than 100, such… See more details below

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As part of its mission to foster high-quality scientific and engineering research, the National Science Foundation (NSF) plans, grants, and administers major awards to universities and other research institutions for national research facilities, multidisciplinary research centers, and other large-scale research projects. Although few in number, less than 100, such projects account for about 30 percent of NSF's annual research budget.
This book provides a useful overview of how such projects are planned, reviews proposals for merit, and evaluates ongoing projects for renewal awards. The panel makes a series of recommendations for strengthening major award decisionmaking.

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A report on the National Science Board's and the National Science Foundation's merit review process for funding projects, focusing on large awards for major research facilities, interdisciplinary research centers, and other large-scale research. Presents information on project planning and budgeting, review criteria, award decisionmaking, the solicitation process, and recompetition of awards. Appendices offer lists of approved awards, and ten case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309050296
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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