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LETTER OF TRANSM~AL.
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THEDIRECTOR’SSTATEMENT

PROGRAM
ACTIVITIES
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SCIENCE

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

Basic Research Projects. .................................
Current Research in the Mathematical,
Physical, and
Engineering Sciences. ..............................
Astronomy. .....................................
Atmospheric Sciences. ............................
Chemistry .......................................
Earth Sciences. ..................................
Engineering Sciences. ............................
Mathematical Sciences. ...........................
Physics ..........................................
Current Research in the Biological and Medical Sciences. ..
Molecular Biology. ...............................
Genetic Biology. .................................
Developmental Biology. ...........................
Metabolic Biology. ...............................
Regulatory Biology. ..............................
Environmental Biology. ...........................
Psychobiology ....................................
Systematic Biology. ...............................
Current Research in the Social Sciences. ................
Anthropological Sciences. .........................
Economic Sciences. ...............................
Sociological Sciences. .............................
The History and Philosophy of Science. .............
Significant Research Developments. ....................
National Research Programs. ............................
United States Antarctic Research Program. .............
International Activities. ...........................
Antarctic Information. ............................
Science Programs .................................
Weather Modification. ................................
International Indian Ocean .........................
International Year of the Quiet Sun. ...................
Deep Crustal Studies of the Earth (Project Mohole) ........
The United States-Japan Cooperative Science Program. ..

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National Research Centers. ..............................
National Radio Astronomy Observatory. ................
Kitt Peak National Observatory. ......................
Cerro To1010 Inter-American Observatory. ..............
National Center for Atmospheric Research .............
Research Facilities. ......................................
Graduate-Level Research Facilities. ....................
Specialized Biological and Medical Sciences Research Facilities ............................................
Specialized Social Science Research Facilities. ...........
Oceanographic Research Vessels and Facilities. ..........
University Computing Facilities. .......................
University Nuclear Research Facilities. .................
University Atmospheric Research Facilities. .............
Fiscal Analysis of Research Programs. ......................
INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS......................................
EDUCATION IN THE SCIENCIB.................................
Course Content Improvement Programs. ...................
Course Content Studies and Development. ..............
Supplementary Teaching Aids. ........................
Institute Programs .......................................
Academic Year Institutes. ..............................
Summer Institutes ....................................
In-Service Institutes. .................................
Conferences for College Teachers. ......................
Special Projects in Science Education .....................
Secondary School Programs. ..........................
Undergraduate Science Education Programs. ............
Research Participation and Scientific Activities for Teachers.
Specialized Advanced Science Education Projects. ........
Fellowship Programs. ....................................
Graduate Fellowships. ................................
Cooperative Graduate Fellowships. .....................
Summer Fellowships for Graduate Teaching Assistants. ...
Postdoctoral Fellowships. .............................
Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships. .......................
Science Faculty Fellowships. ..........................
Summer Fellowships for Secondary School Teachers of
Science and Mathematics. ...........................
Senior Foreign Scientists Fellowships. ...................

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DBEMINATION

OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION. ....................

The Changing Environment of the Field of Scientific Information ..................................................
The Federal Government. ............................
The Scientific Community .............................
Joint Government-Private Efforts. .....................
Documentation Research. ................................
Communication Practices and Information Needs of Scientits ..............................................
Automatic Language Processing and Mechanical TranslationResearch ......................................
Organization and Searching of Information. .............
Testing and Evaluation of Information-Handling
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Surveys and Reports. .................................
Support of Scientific Publications. ........................
Primary Publications. ................................
Secondary Publications. ..............................
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Studies and Experiments. ...................
Foreign Science Information. ............................
Translations. .......................................
Sources of Current Information on Foreign Science Activities ..............................................
Acquisitions and Exchanges. ..........................
Research Data and Information Services. ..................
National Information Planning Studies. ...............
Coordination and Improvement of Government Information Services. .....................................
Survey and Study of Specialized Information
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Services. .......................
Support and Encouragement of Improvements in Library
Services ..........................................
STUDIES OF SCIENCE RESOURCES .............................

Trends in Manpower for Science and Technology. ............
Trends in Research and Development Funds. ...............
Federal Government Studies. .............................
College and University Studies. ..........................
Industry Studies. .......................................
Other Science Resource Studies. ..........................

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APPENDICES :
A. National Science Board, Staff, Committees, and Advisory
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B. Financial Report for Fiscal Year 1963. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C. Grants for Basic Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D. Other Than Basic Research Grants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E. Fellowship Awards Offered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F. Patents Resulting from Activities Supported by the National
Science Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G. National Science Foundation-Sponsored
Scientific Conferences, Symposia, and Advanced Science Seminars Held
During Fiscal Year 1963. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H. Publications of the National Science Foundation. . . . . . . . .

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