North Carolina State University, National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals 1965-1974

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Size
1.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 011.010

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 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 funded engineering projects, as well as the development of activities related to biomathematics on the N.C. State campus.

Biographical/historical note

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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

1 carton

Arrangement

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.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals, UA 011.010, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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Source of acquisition

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Processing information

Processed by Karen Paar, 2007

Encoded by Karen Paar, 2007

Proposal to National Science Foundation for a Science Development Plan, Part I August 10, 1965
Carton 1, Folder 1
Proposal to National Science Foundation for a Science Development Plan, Part II August 10, 1965
Carton 1, Folder 2
Supplement to National Science Foundation for a Science Development Plan, NSF No. U6 0004 X December 30, 1965
Carton 1, Folder 3
Proposal to National Science Foundation for a Science Development Supplementary Grant, Grant No. GU 1590 March 25, 1970
Carton 1, Folder 4
Proposal to National Science Foundation For a University Science Development Supplementary Grant, Grant No. GU 1590, Part IV Appendices-Engineering March 25, 1970
Carton 1, Folder 5
Report of Progress for First Six Months, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 November 19, 1966
Carton 1, Folder 6
Report to the National Science Foundation, Six Months Progress Report of a Science Development Plan, N.C. State University School of Engineering n.d.
Carton 1, Folder 7
Report of Progress, First Year, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 May 19, 1967
Carton 1, Folder 8
Report of Progress, Six-Month Report, May 19, 1967-November 19, 1967, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 November 19, 1967
Carton 1, Folder 9
Report of Progress, Second Year Report, May 19, 1967-May 19, 1968, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 May 19, 1968
Carton 1, Folder 10
Report of Progress, Six-Month Report, May 19, 1968-November 19, 1968, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 November 19, 1968
Carton 1, Folder 11
Report of Progress, Third Year Report, May 19, 1968-May 19, 1969, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 May 19, 1969
Carton 1, Folder 12
Report of Progress, Six-Month Report, May 19, 1969-November 19, 1969, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 November 19, 1969
Carton 1, Folder 13
Report of Progress for the Period November 19, 1969-June 30, 1971, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 June 30, 1971
Carton 1, Folder 14
Report of Progress for the Period July 1, 1971-June 30, 1972, NSF Science Development Grant--GU 1590 June 30, 1972
Carton 1, Folder 15
Report of Progress for the Period July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973, National Science Foundation Science Development Grant--GU 1590 July 31, 1973
Carton 1, Folder 16
Report of Progress for the Period July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974, National Science Foundation Science Development Grant--GU 1590 July 31, 1974
Carton 1, Folder 17

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals, UA 011.010, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.