A call for rotators
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
©1991. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 72, Issue 15, pages 173–174, 9 April 1991
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1991), A call for rotators, Eos Trans. AGU, 72(15), 173–174, doi:10.1029/90EO00135.(
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“Needed: highly motivated geoscientists willing to slow the pace of their research for 1–2 years while managing federal government support of their discipline. Assured: change of perspective; no change in pay. Contact your National Science Foundation Program Director for details.—
No, this isn't an NSF job announcement; this is an open letter to members of the Earth science community from a recently “retired” NSF rotator concerned by the small number of researchers interested in a Washington tour. I learned firsthand the extent to which an individual in this position is entrusted with decision-making powers, and as a result, I believe that each of us in the research community should feel responsible for ensuring that highly qualified people serve as rotators.