[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2011)]
[Page 30744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13157]



National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board's Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) 
Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research (MS), pursuant to NSF 
regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 
U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of a 
workshop/meeting for the transaction of National Science Board business 
and other matters specified, as follows:

DATE AND TIME: June 6, 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. EDT; June 7, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 

SUBJECT MATTER: The Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research is 
holding a workshop with invited stakeholders (researchers, university 
administrators, NSF management and staff, and representatives from 
other Federal Agencies) to gather input relevant to the policy 
objectives of the Task Force as defined by the charge (see here: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/committees/tskforce_ms_charge.jsp). The provisional 
agenda is as follows:

Monday, June 6

8--Welcome, Workshop Process, and Participant Introductions.
8:30-10:30--Session I: What do we know about unsolicited mid-scale 
research at NSF? Summary from data gathering activities.
10:45-1:45--Session II: What are the main obstacles for unsolicited 
mid-scale research at NSF?
12:30--Continuation of Session II over Lunch.

**Lunch is provided for invited guests only. However, NSF staff and 
members of the public are welcome to attend the luncheon discussion.**

1:45-3:30--Session III: What scientific progress can be achieved 
through unsolicited and topically broad solicited mid-scale research 
3:45-5:30--Session IV: Potential solutions for overcoming the 
obstacles: Setting the stage for the Tuesday breakout sessions.
5:30-5:45--Wrap-Up and Adjourn for the Day.

Tuesday, June 7

11-12:30--Group Discussion of Breakout Sessions.
12:30--Wrap-Up & Next Steps for the Task Force.


LOCATION: This meeting will be held in the National Science Board room 
(1235) at the National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 
VA 22230. All visitors must contact the Board Office [call 703-292-7000 
or send an e-mail message to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov] at least 24 
hours prior to the meeting. Please provide name and organizational 
affiliation. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk located 
in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance on the day of 
the meeting to receive a visitor's badge.

UPDATES AND POINT OF CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science 
Board Web site http://www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and 
schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may 
be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/. Point of contact for this 
meeting: Dr. Matthew B. Wilson, National Science Board Office, 
4201Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7000.

Ann Ferrante,
[FR Doc. 2011-13157 Filed 5-24-11; 11:15 am]