[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 136 (Friday, July 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 41827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17863]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the 
following information collection requirement to OMB for review and 
clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 
The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. This is the second notice; the first notice was published at 
76 FR 24061 and no substantial comments were received. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance 
Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, 
Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments 
regarding these information collections are best assured of having 
their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. 
Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556.
    NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless 
the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control 
number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to 
the collection of information that such persons are not required to 
respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Fellowship Applications 
and Award Forms.
    OMB Approval Number: 3145-0023.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend without revision 
an information collection for three years.

Abstract

    Section 10 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 
U.S.C. 1861 et seq.), as amended, states that ``The Foundation is 
authorized to award, within the limits of funds made available * * * 
scholarships and graduate fellowships for scientific study or 
scientific work in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, 
social, and other sciences at accredited U.S. institutions selected by 
the recipient of such aid, for stated periods of time.''
    The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to meet the 
following objectives:
     To select, recognize, and financially support individuals 
with the demonstrated potential to be high achieving scientists and 
engineers.
     To broaden participation in science and engineering.
    The list of GRFP Fellows sponsored by the Foundation may be found 
via FastLane through the NSF Web site: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov. The 
GRF Program is described in the Solicitation available at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=6201&ods_key=nsf10604.
    Estimate of Burden: This is an annual application program providing 
three years of support to individuals, usable over a five-year 
fellowship period. The application deadline is the third week in 
November. It is estimated that each submission is averaged to be 12 
hours per respondent.
    Respondents: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 144,000 hours.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.

    Dated: July 12, 2011.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2011-17863 Filed 7-14-11; 8:45 am]
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