UA 011.010 Guide to the North Carolina State University, National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals, 1965-1974
The folders for the grant proposals appear first in this collection and are arranged chronologically from 1965 to 1970. The progress reports begin at the end of the grant proposals and are also arranged chronologically from 1966 to 1974.
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North Carolina State University. Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
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This collection includes the proposals for the original Science Development Plan grant, as well as the 1970 supplementary grant. The collection also includes progress reports submitted approximately every six months between May 1966 and June 1971, then annually from 1972 to 1974.
In 1965, North Carolina State University at Raleigh applied to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a Science Development Plan under the Science Development Program for Colleges and Universities. The goal of the plan, as stated in the proposal, was to obtain "support to strengthen faculties in the biosciences; materials, mechanics and electrotechnics in engineering; and the social sciences." The grant application also requested funds "for purchase of limited amounts of necessary research equipment." The university submitted this grant application at a time when its faculty faced increasing demand for classes, and the teaching load and other duties of academic life cut into research time. Companies such as Corning Glass, Monsanto Chemical, and IBM were moving into the region, and the university sought increased collaboration with these industries.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the university’s original proposal and a 1970 supplementary proposal under the grant GU 1590. Work under GU 1590 continued from 1966 to 1974. The grant was originally scheduled to end on June 30, 1973, but it was extended one more year without funding. The grant funded engineering projects, as well as the development of activities related to biomathematics on the N.C. State campus.
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