[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2041-2042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-300]


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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and 
Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering; 
Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy (OSTP).

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document extends the comment period for ``Proposed 
Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education 
and Training in Science and Engineering'' published in the Federal 
Register on November 16, 2005.
    The proposed principles are intended to increase collaboration and 
consistency within the Federal agencies in support of graduate and 
postdoctoral education and training in science and engineering. 
Principles are:
     Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and 
Training Is a Critical Investment in the Future;
     The Federal Investment Portfolio Must Broadly Support 
Science and Engineering Disciplines;
     Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Must Receive 
Quality Education and Training;
     Federal Contributions toward Graduate and Postdoctoral 
Education and Training are Provided in Partnership with Academic and 
Other Non-Federal Institutions;
     Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Should Be 
Adequately Supported to Encourage Their Pursuit of Science and 
Engineering Careers; and
     Federal Agencies Should Collaborate in Areas of Common 
Interest.

Dates and Addresses: Date to receive comments has been extended to 
January 31, 2006. Electronic comments may be submitted to: 
MWeiss@ostp.eop.gov. Please include in the subject line the words 
``National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Education and 
Workforce Development Comments.'' Please put the full body of your 
comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Be 
certain to include your name, title, organization, postal address, 
telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. A 
return message will acknowledge receipt of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please call Mark Weiss, Office of Science and Technology Policy, (202)

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456-6129; e-mail MWeiss@ostp.eop.gov or fax (202) 456-6027.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Invitation to Comment

    On November 16, 2005 (70 FR 69563) The Office of Science and 
Technology Policy published a notice soliciting comments on the 
Proposed Principals for Federal Support of Graduate and Postgraduate 
Education and Training in Science and Engineering. That notice 
requested comments by January 16, 2006. This notice extends that 
comment period to January 31, 2006.
    Input on any aspect of the proposed principles or the proposed 
process for interagency coordination is encouraged. The following 
questions indicate particular areas for comment:
    (a) Are there topics or issues not addressed in the principles that 
should be? If so, please explain.
    (b) Are there additional approaches or strategies to achieve the 
objectives and promote interagency collaboration? If so, please 
explain.

M. David Hodge,
Acting Assistant Director for Budget and Administration.
[FR Doc. 06-300 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]
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