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Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, Project Director Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0435
Proposals, progress reports, correspondence, and related material associated with a five-year National Science Foundation grant for research in chemistry and chemical physics, insect biochemistry, plant molecular biology, biological and quaternary sciences, laser physics, and women in research, at the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Desert Research Institute.

Dates

  • 1986-1992

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Proposals, progress reports, correspondence, and related material associated with a five-year National Science Foundation grant for research in chemistry and chemical physics, insect biochemistry, plant molecular biology, biological and quaternary sciences, laser physics, and women in research, at the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Desert Research Institute.

Administrative History

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was motivated by Congressional interest in the geographic distribution of Federal research funds. The first EPSCoR competition in 1980 was proposed to only 8 of the least-funded states, which did not include Nevada. Nevada EPSCoR competed successfully in 1986 (the second round of competition) when 8 states out of 12 eligible states won awards. Nevada received the maximum allowed award of $3 million of NSF funds over 5 years on a matching grant formula. Built on existing strengths, the Nevada EPSCoR plan was designed to reduce the barriers to research that had kept many "very good" scientists, who currently stood just below the threshold for Federal research funding, from developing in "excellent" scientists of nationally competitive status. The Nevada program was submitted through the University of Nevada System and administered by the Nevada EPSCoR committee and project director.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of record in a single series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1 cubic foot transferred from EPSCoR Project Director, 1995; accessioned as 2003-005.
Title
A Guide to the Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, Project Director Records
Status
completed
Author
Jim Bantin
Date
Approximately 2003
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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University of Nevada, Reno
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