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duplicate proposals

Sat May 16 12:54:39 EST 1992

>Date: Fri, 15 May 92 20:44:15 EST
>From: mclutter at nsf.gov
>Subject: duplicate proposals
>To: mestelle at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
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>Subject: duplicate proposals
>Date: 15 May 92  11:16 EST
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>              Mark-
>              You have misinterpreted my explanation of the rationale
>              for a "no dupes" policy. We have NO intention of
>              eliminating support for plant molecular biology or
>              biochemistry. In point of fact, NSF is the major
>              supporter of plant biology, so it would be irrational
>              for us to cease supporting an underfunded area for which
>              we have great responsibility. What we are attempting to
>              do is to erase the perception that our role is simply to
>              provide a service, i.e., a "safety net" for other
>              agencies. That is not a "winning" position--and, I am
>              the kind of person who likes to win.
>              Mary

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