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Suresh Expects Low-Cost Ideas Will Mean a Big Payoff for NSF

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Science  16 Dec 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6062, pp. 1492-1493
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6062.1492

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One year into his 6-year term as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Subra Suresh is pushing the 60-year-old basic research agency in new directions. The most visible evidence is a quartet of new initiatives intended to promote entrepreneurship, accelerate the review process, foster international collaborations, and improve conditions for women. On 7 December, Science sat down with Suresh in his Arlington, Virginia, office to talk about these and other issues.