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NSF Clarifies Policy on Award Abstracts and Titles

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  
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NSF Clarifies Policy on Award Abstracts and Titles

Christine Cameron, PhD, FABBS

On May 29, 2014 the National Science Foundation issued an Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Awardee Organizations. An NSF notice in December announced a focus on transparency and accountability (IN-135), one piece of which is "improving public understanding of our funding decisions through our award Abstracts and Titles." In this vein, the current announcement clarifies the NSF policy on award Abstracts and Titles.

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