American Research Grants

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    PART 3 of volume 76 of the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society contains the report for the first three years of its operation of the Committee on Research established by the Society. The Committee set apart 20,000 dollars in 1933, 45,000 dollars in 1934, 60,000 dollars in 1935, and 50,000 dollars in 1936. Ninety-eight grants have been made of the average value of 1,500 dollars: sixteen in zoology, fourteen each in physics and botany, ten in astronomy, nine each in geology and physiology, six in chemistry, five in archaeology and smaller numbers in other subjects. These grants are more generous than those made by the National Research Council but are less than those made by some of the great foundations. The Committee proposes to hold each year an autumn meeting at which the reports of grantees as to the progress of their researches will be read. The Committee would welcome suggestions for improving its methods of aiding research.

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