Go back

NSF sets out long-term plans

The director of the National Science Foundation has taken the rare step of laying out specific areas on which the agency plans to focus over coming decades.

France Cordova suggested six research areas that the NSF should address: big data; integration of humans and devices; predicting how organisms will express their genes; quantum science; the Arctic; and new observations in astrophysics.

Cordova also described three broader areas for the NSF to work on. They are: more cross-disciplinary collaboration; finding ways to fund research whose scope falls between that of small projects and the NSF’s major infrastructure programs; and a strategic plan to last through to 2050.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.