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CONTENTS

Letter of Transmittal. ......................................
The Director’s Statement. ...................................
PROGRAM
ACTIVITIES
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SCIENCE

SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH .............................

Research Programs. .....................................
Biological and Medical Sciences. ......................
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Current Research Support. .....................
Significant Research Developments in the Biological
and Medical Sciences. ..........................
Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences. .......
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Current Research Support. ......
Significant Research Developments in the Mathematical,
Physical, and Engineering Sciences. ...............
Social Sciences. .....................................
Current Research Support. ........................
Antarctic Research. .................................
Program Operations. .............................
Current Research Support. ........................
Facilities ...............................................
Specialized Biological and Medical Sciences Research
Facilities ..........................................
University Computing Facilities. ......................
Oceanographic Research Vessels. ......................
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics. .......................
National Research Centers. ...........................
Graduate Research Laboratories. ......................
Research-Related Activities. ..............................
Scientific Conferences and Symposia. ..................
Support of Travel to International Meetings. ............
Training Aspects of Research Grants. ..
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Patents Resulting from NSF-Supported Research.
Fiscal Analysis of Research Program. ......................
INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS ......................................
EDUCATION IN THE SCIENCES ..................................

Fellowship Programs. ...................................
Graduate Fellowships. ...............................
Cooperative Graduate Fellowships. ........
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Summer Fellowships for Graduate Teaching Assistants.
Postdoctoral Fellowships (Regular) .....................
Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships. .......................
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Science Faculty Fellowships. .........
Summer Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers of
Science and Mathematics. ..........................

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Fellowship Programs-Continued
Extramural Fellowship Programs. .....................
Special Report on the Cooperative Graduate Fellowship
Program ..........................................
Institute Programs. .....................................
Summer Institutes. ..................................
Academic Year Institutes. ............................
In-Service Institutes. .................................
Special Projects in Science Education. .....................
Programs for Secondary School Students. ...............
Undergraduate Science Education Programs. ............
Advanced Science Education Programs. ................
Public Understanding of Science. ......................
Course Content Improvement Program. ...................
Course Content Improvement
Studies in Science and
Engineering .......................................
Supplementary Teaching Aids. .......................
Special Report on Studies in Mathematics. .............
Scientific Personnel and Education Studies. ................
The National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel.
Scientific Manpower Studies. .........................

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DISSEMINATION
OF SCIENTIFICINFORMATION
Major Problem Areas. ...................................
Grants and Proposals. ................................
Coordination of Scientific Information Activities. .........
Overall Federal Scientific Information Pattern. ..........
gducation and Training. .............................
Documentation Research. ................................
Studies of Information Needs of Scientists. ..............
Information Organization and Searching. ...............
Mechanical Translation and Linguistic Analysis. .........
Linguistic Analysis for Other Purposes. .................
State-of-the-Art Surveys ..............................
Coordination and Exchange of Information. ............
Support of Scientific Publications. .........................
Continuation of Conventional Publication Support. ......
Strengthening Abstracting and Indexing Services .........
Scientific Communication Studies and Experiments. ......
Foreign Science Information. .............................
Translation of Soviet Scientific Literature. ...............
Translation of Other Languages ........................
Public Law 480 Translation Activities ...................
Exchanges and Clearinghouses. ........................
Conferences, Area Studies, and Reference Aids. ..........
Research Data and Information Services ....................
Dissemination of Government Research Rest&s. ..........
Specialized Information and Data Centers. ..............

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SPECIALINTERNATIONALPROGRAMS
International Science Program. ...........................
Development of International Science Policy. ............
Establishment and Operations of the NSF-Tokyo Office. ..
International Science Support Projects. .................
U.S.-U.S.S.R.
Exchanges. : ..........................
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SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL

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International Science Education Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Course Content Improvement Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Science Teacher and Student Training Programs. . . . . . . . .
Liaison and Backstopping Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MEASWUIW ANDAPPRAISINOTHE

NATIONAL INVESTMENTIN SCIENCE

Science and Technology in Relation to Economic Growth. . . . .
Financing and Performance of Research and Development. . . .
Basic Research.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Study of All Scientific Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Policy Implications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A PHOTOCJRAPHIC SAMPLING OF FOUNDATION-SUPPORTED

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Fellowship Awards offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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