Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Grant Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0435

Scope and Contents

The Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Grant Records includes 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

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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 collection includes grant 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.

Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the EPSCoR Project Director in 1995.

Title
Guide to the Nevada Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Grant Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Bantin
Date
Approximately 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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