Collection Number: 40266

Collection Title: Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1968-2002

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Size 21.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 16800 items)
Abstract Responsibility for the University's graduate programs and for research administration has, at times, resided in a single office and, at other times, in separate offices. Prior to 1965 and again from 1978 to 1989, the Dean of the Graduate School had responsibility for both research administration and graduate programs. From 1969 to 1989, the Dean also had vice chancellor status. In 1989, as a cost-saving measure, the vice-chancellorship was eliminated, while the deanship was retained in a position titled Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Another position, titled Associate Provost and Dean of Research, was created to handle research administration. The latter was filled by Mary Sue Coleman in 1990. In 1992, Chancellor Paul Hardin recreated the vice-chancellorship as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research and appointed Coleman to it. Upon Coleman's departure in 1993, Linda L. Spremulli became interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research. Campus administrators decided then to re-establish the dual role of vice chancellor and dean. Thus, when Thomas J. Meyer assumed the position on 1 July 1994, he was Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School. In April 1996, Chancellor Michael Hooker implemented a campus-wide administrative reorganization. The units within Graduate Studies and Research remained the same, but the title of Thomas J. Meyer's position changed from Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research to Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. Records consist of files related to the organization and administration of the Graduate School and to the development and management of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Included are files on the individual research-support units under the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Office of Economic Development, the Office of Research Development, the Office of Research Services, the Office of Technology Development, the Office of Information and Communications, and the Proposal Development Initiative. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, grant applications, agendas and meeting minutes, surveys, presentation slides, and publications that chiefly concern programming, funding and budgetary issues, faculty awards, graduate students, technology development, facilities planning, corporate partnerships, and collaborative research activities. Files are chiefly those of Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost Thomas J. Meyer, 1994-1999. There are also a few files of Mary Sue Coleman as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1992-1993; Linda L. Spremulli as interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1993-1994; and Linda A. Dykstra as interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, 1999-2000.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.
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[Identification of item], in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40266, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Received from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research in 1997 and from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development in 2004 (Records transfers 19971015.1 and 20040406.1).
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Responsibility for the University's graduate programs and for research administration has, at times, resided in a single office and, at other times, in separate offices. Prior to 1965 and again from 1978 to 1989, the Dean of the Graduate School had responsibility for both research administration and graduate programs. From 1969 to 1989, the Dean also had vice chancellor status. In 1989, as a cost-saving measure, the vice-chancellorship was eliminated, while the deanship was retained in a position titled Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Another position, titled Associate Provost and Dean of Research, was created to handle research administration. The latter was filled by Mary Sue Coleman in 1990. In 1992, Chancellor Paul Hardin recreated the vice-chancellorship as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research and appointed Coleman to it. Dean of the Graduate School Henry Dearman then began reporting to Coleman. Upon Coleman's departure in 1993, Linda L. Spremulli became interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research. Campus administrators decided then to re-establish the dual role of vice chancellor and dean. Thus, when Thomas J. Meyer assumed the position on 1 July 1994, he was Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

Responsibility for the actual management of the Graduate School was assigned to a position titled Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, to which Craig J. Calhoun was appointed on an acting basis, effective 1 September 1994. Calhoun was also to carry out a thorough review of the structure of the school and how it related to the rest of the campus. Calhoun produced a report that recommended making the deanship a separate position. He was then named interim Dean of the Graduate School while a search for a permanent dean was conducted. Effective 1 September 1996, Linda A. Dykstra became Dean of the Graduate School; she served until 2008.

In April 1996, Chancellor Michael Hooker implemented a campuswide administrative reorganization. The units within Graduate Studies and Research remained the same, but the title of Thomas J. Meyer's position changed from Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research to Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. The Dean of the Graduate School still reported to him, but Meyer now reported to the Provost rather than the Chancellor.

Under Meyer's leadership, several new units were created within Graduate Studies and Research to assist in managing the University's research activities. Prior to 1 July 1994, when Meyer was appointed, the Office of Research Services (ORS) was responsible for most aspects of research administration. Concurrent with his appointment, two associate vice chancellor positions were created to take over some of ORS's previous responsibilities. Walter E. "Skip" Bollenbacher assumed the position of Associate Vice Chancellor (later Associate Vice Provost) for Research Development and was responsible for a number of special projects involving corporate partnerships. The position of Associate Vice Chancellor (later Associate Vice Provost) for Technology Development was not filled until 22 May 1995, when Francis J. Meyer assumed it. Francis Meyer headed the new Office of Technology Development, which took over the management of the University's efforts in patenting inventions and negotiating contracts to commercialize the products of faculty research. In 1996 and 1997 respectively, the Proposal Development Initiative (PDI) and Office of Information and Communications (OIC) were established. The Proposal Development Initiative assisted selected research teams in developing structural and funding strategies. The director of the PDI reported briefly to the Associate Vice Provost for Research Development, then directly to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. The Office of Information and Communications assumed responsibility for the GrantSource Library and research publications, which had been under the Office of Research Services. ORS remained responsible for the overall management of sponsored research and for contacts with federal agencies, sssurance of research integrity, and compliance with protocols.

Thomas J. Meyer resigned as Vice Provost in 1999. Dean of the Graduate School Linda L. Dykstra was then appointed interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. She served in that capacity until 1 August 2001, when Tony G. Waldrop assumed the position of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. Effective 1 April 2003, Waldrop's title changed to Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. At that time, the Dean of the Graduate School ceased reporting to him and began reporting to the Office of the Provost. After Waldrop left the University in 2010, Barbara Entwisle became interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, beginning 1 August 2010. As of 25 March 2011, her appointment became permanent and her title changed to Vice Chancellor for Research.

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The records of the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research consist of files related to the organization and administration of the Graduate School and to the development and management of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Materials include correspondence; reports; proposals; grant applications; agendas and meeting minutes; surveys; presentation slides; and publications that chiefly concern programming, funding and budgetary issues, faculty awards, graduate students, technology development, facilities planning, corporate partnerships, and collaborative research activities. Many of the files reflect the reorganization of responsibilities within Graduate Studies and Research, particularly in the area of research, where a number of the previous responsibilities of the Office of Research Services were assumed by new, separately established offices: the Office of Research Development, the Office of Technology Development, Office of Information and Communications, and the Proposal Development Initiative. There are also files on two other units that were administratively under the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: the Institute for Research in Social Science and the Office of Economic Development.

Also included are files related to the involvement of the Vice Provost's office in campuswide issues and planning activities, including preparation of the overall University budget, government relations, establishment of new programs, and planning for a new science complex.

Files are chiefly those of Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost Thomas J. Meyer, 1994-1999. There are also a few files of Mary Sue Coleman as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1992-1993; Linda L. Spremulli as interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1993-1994; and Linda A. Dykstra as interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, 1999-2000.

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About 7,000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name; individual files arranged chronologically.

This series includes the Vice Provost's files related to the overall administration and activities of the units comprising Graduate Studies and Research. Files related specifically to the graduate program and to the administration of research will be found in Series 2 and 3 below. Also in this series are files related to the involvement of the Vice Provost's office in campuswide issues and planning activities, including preparation of the overall University budget, government relations, establishment of new programs, and planning for a new science complex. Files are chiefly those of Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost Thomas J. Meyer, 1994-1999. There are also a few files of Mary Sue Coleman as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1992-1993; Linda L. Spremulli as interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, 1993-1994; and Linda A. Dykstra as interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, 1999-2001. Files include correspondence, reports, presentation slides, budget documents, proposals, grant applications, agendas, meeting minutes, brochures, news articles, and newsletters.

Box 1

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: Correspondence, 19 July 1993-17 July 1995 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 1

Materials are chiefly files of Thomas J. Meyer and concern departmental meetings, fellowships and awards, budgets and funding, tuition, research and scholarship, faculty appointments, admission statistics, program development, partnerships and publications. Also included are the files of Linda Spremulli, who acted as Interim Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research in 1994 prior to Thomas J. Meyer's appointment.

Box 2

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: Correspondence, 18 July 1995-October 1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials are chiefly the files of Thomas J. Meyer and concern departmental meetings, fellowships and awards, budgets and funding, tuition, research and scholarship, faculty appointments, admission statistics, program development, partnerships and publications.

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: Correspondence, 1999-2000 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials chiefly relate to funding and budgetary issue and are the files of Linda Dykstra, Dean of the Graduate School and Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research: Correspondence with Chancellor, 1994-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials are chiefly Thomas J. Meyer's correspondence with Chancellors Paul Hardin and Michael Hooker concerning various administrative issues.

Administrative restructuring and budgetary reallocation, 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials include organizational charts; drafts of mission statements; correspondence; and presentation slides that relate to the creation of new departments, downsizing and consolidation, long-range departmental planning, and the financial effects of reallocation and restructuring within the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

Administrative organizational charts, 1992-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Affirmative action: Equal Opportunity Plan, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials include reports, statistics, and correspondence that relate to faculty diversity and the revision of the Equal Opportunity Plan.

American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), 1992-1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 2

Materials include correspondence and reports that concern a site visit and review of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Laboratory Animal Medicine program and facilities, the search for a new director, the budget, and personnel training.

Box 3

Arts Carolina Group, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

The Arts Carolina Group was established in 1998 and served to promote the endeavors of the creative community at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Materials include correspondence, proposals, brochures and flyers, a business plan, and reports that relate to the conceptualization and development of the organization, formal university approval, event planning, funding and promotion, and the search for a director.

Board of Visitors meetings, 1994-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

The Board of Visitors is a state-wide group of influential individuals who are elected by the Board of Trustees to serve four-year terms and to help further the University's mission of education, research, and public service. Materials include correspondence, directories, lists, agendas, and a meeting report.

Budget, 1991-1995 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence; Budget Group meeting minutes and notes; analyses; and reports that relate to the state budget, proposal development, scholarships and student aid, student fees, faculty positions, research, program and travel funding, and the general prioritization of University-wide needs.

Budget: University Priorities and Budget Committee, 1997-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence, committee meeting minutes, and proposals concerning the establishment of the Office of Economic Development, facilities planning, and tuition.

Carolina Environmental Program (CEP), 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

The CEP was established in 1998 in an effort to coordinate and accelerate all environmental science teaching, research, and service efforts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Materials include reports, proposals, budget plans, presentation slides, and correspondence that relate to the planning, establishment, and growth of the CEP. Also included are plans to construct a dedicated environmental science building on campus.

Center for Inflammatory Disorders, 1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence, charts, and a grant application that relate to the establishment, funding, goals, and administrative organization of the Center.

Center for the Study of American Democracy, 1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence that relates to the planning efforts of Duke University and University of North Carolaina at Chapel Hill for the jointly proposed center.

Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1996-1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence that relates to facilities planning and an annual report.

Center for World Environment and Sustainable Development, 1990-1994 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

The Center for World Environment and Sustainable Development was an organization formed in 1991 from a collaboration between Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Materials include proposals, correspondence, brochures, news articles, and reports that relate to international ecological research, conservation, climate change, and polution.

Chancellor's Task Force on Instructional Technology, 1996-1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 3

Materials include correspondence, requests for proposals, proposals, and reports that relate to Instructional Technology Awards, proposal reviews, project funding, and strategic planning.

Box 4

Chancellor's Task Force on Instructional Technology, 1997-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence, requests for proposals, proposals, and reports that relate to Instructional Technology Awards, project funding, and strategic planning.

Chancellor's Task Force on Instructional Technology: North Carolina Botanical Information Network (BOTNET), 1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include several National Science Foundation (NSF) requests for proposals and notes regarding a proposed database of botanical information.

Cognitive Sciences, 1990-1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence and proposals that relate to the development of the Cognitive Sciences Program

Department of Computer Science, 1991-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include newsletters, a published departmental guide, and correspondence chiefly relating to activities and advancements within the department.

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence, publications, reports, conference programs, newsletters, presentation slides, and proposals regarding the development of the Carolina Environmental Program (CEP) and other areas of programming and research within the School of Public Health.

Facilities Planning and Design, 1994-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence that chiefly relates to HVAC modifications in the basement of the South Building where the Office of the Vice Provost was located.

Facilities Planning and Design: Horace Williams Property Development Planning Committee, 1998-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include a land use report, correspondence, and presentation slides concerning the planning and potential development of a biomedical research park on a tract of University-owned land.

Faculty Council, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence, meeting schedules, membership lists, and reports that relate to university governance, faculty needs and concerns, and committee oversight.

General Administration review of University of North Carolina institutes and centers, 1996-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include review forms and reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and agendas.

Government relations, 1993-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence and reports that relate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's involvement in and influence on federal and state legislation and programming decisions.

Graduate Studies and Research: Annual Report correspondence, 1994-1995 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Graduate Studies and Research: Annual Reports, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides, circa 1990-1996 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include notes, photographic slides, plastic projector slides, and paper slides that relate to graduate education, research and demographic statistics, funding, competitiveness, and University growth.

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: American Chemical Society meeting, 1996 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include correspondence and slides of a research development and government policy presentation delivered by Thomas J. Meyer to the American Chemical Society in Orlando, Fla.

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: Board of Governors meeting, 21 August 1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Materials include an agenda, notes, correspondence, and slides that relate to tuition and funding.

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: Board of Trustees meeting, 26 March 1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: Economic Development, 1997 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: Office of Technology Development, 1996 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Graduate Studies and Research: Presentation slides: Research and Technology, 1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Presentation given by Thomas J. Meyer.

Hettleman Award, 1988-1994 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 4

Also known as the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, the Hettleman Award is a combination monetary prize and lecture opportunity that is based on exceptional research achievement and is bestowed annually upon early-career professors. Materials include correspondence, award nominations and lists, lecture and reception invitations and agendas, biographical information on recipients, award committee solicitations and lists, and news articles and press releases.

Box 5

Hettleman Award, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Also known as the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, the Hettleman Award is a combination monetary prize and lecture opportunity that is based on exceptional research achievement and is bestowed annually upon early-career professors. Materials include correspondence, award nominations and lists, lecture and reception invitations and agendas, biographical information of recipients, award committee solicitations and lists, and news articles and press releases.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 1994-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and was established to help advance faculty projects that contribute to student development. Materials include an annual report, a proposal, and correspondence concerning the establishment of an ethics program and faculty appointments.

Legislative Strategies Group, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, data, directories, budget requests, and presentation slides that relate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's relations with the North Carolina legislature concerning budget cuts and University funding.

Materials Science Program, 1990-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include correspondence, reports, publications, and proposals that relate to the development and growth of a graduate program in materials science, the curriculum in applied science and biomaterials, and the University's partnership with the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Minority Faculty Recruitment, 1991-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include correspondence, committee reports, ethnic and racial data reports, a faculty employment review, and draft plans for recruiting minority faculty.

Public Policy, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include correspondence and reports that relate to public policy education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to partnerships between the research universities in the Triangle area.

School of Medicine, 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include correspondence and other items that relate to the Program for International Training in Health, the North Carolina State University Research Corporation, and other concerns of research and development within the School of Medicine.

School of Medicine: Jan Busby-Whitehead authorship conflict, 1997-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include correspondence that relates to negotiations between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland concerning Associate Professor of Medicine Jan Busby-Whitehead's claims of unrecognized authorship on several research papers to which she contributed while employed by the University of Maryland.

Science Complex planning, October 1994-September 1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 5

Materials include plans and reports, proposals, correspondence, meeting agendas, and minutes that concern matters of collaborative space needs and facilities planning between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

Box 6

Science Complex planning, October 1998-February 1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

Materials include plans and reports, proposals, correspondence, meeting agendas, and minutes that concern matters of collaborative space needs and facilities planning between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation, 1985-1995 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

Materials include correspondence, task force reports and studies, retreat agendas, and meeting minutes that relate to the preparations for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's ten-year reaccreditation review by SACS in 1995. Also included is the 1985 Report of the Reaffirmation Committee.

Space needs and renovations, 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

Materials include correspondence, reports, forms, and blueprints that relate to increased staff office space and other renovations to the South Building and Bynum Hall.

Technology Coordinating Council, 1997-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

The Technology Coordinating Council was responsible for establishing guidelines and priorities, setting goals and policies, and generally coordinating instructional and informational technologies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The council oversaw a number of other campus technology committees as well. Materials include correspondence, reports, surveys, and meeting minutes.

Technology Development: General correspondence, 1986-1998 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

Materials chiefly include the files of Ken Yow, who was hired by the Graduate School in 1989 in the capacity of Computer Systems Coordinator. Yow was responsible for the design, implementation, support, and maintainence of administrative computer and information systems. Materials include agendas, data processing reports, meeting minutes, notes, and correspondence,

Washington Group, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

The Washington Group was established to provide the administrative work for a larger campus-wide effort to influence legislation in Congress. Materials include correspondence, agendas, and reports that relate to federal funding for research programs and student aid, budget cuts, and the elimination of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL).

Wildacres Leadership Initiative: William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, 1995 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

Materials include correspondence and a brochure that relate to the launch of the Friday Fellowship and the 50th anniversary of the Wildacres Retreat.

Women in Science Program, 1993-1994 #40266, Series: "1. General files, 1985-2000." Box 6

The program was based on a Duke University project and was initiated by Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research Mary Sue Coleman. Materials include an essay, proposals, and correspondence regarding the development and the future of the program.

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About 1,800 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name; individual files arranged chronologically.

This series includes the Vice Provost's files related to the administration, development, funding, and academic programs of the Graduate School and to issues affecting graduate students. There is information on administrative restructuring, fellowships and scholarships, budgetary issues, and other topics. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, surveys, grant proposals and applications, publications, presentations, and news articles.

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General, 1991-1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 6

Materials include correspondence, reports, surveys, and agendas that relate to funding, budgetary issues, programming, administrative restructuring, fellowships, student affairs, faculty, committees, and board meetings.

Box 7

General, 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include correspondence, reports, surveys, and agendas that relate to funding, budgetary issues, programming, administrative restructuring, fellowships, student affairs, faculty, committees, and board meetings.

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials are chiefly the files of Paul J. Ilecki and relate to Ilecki's promotion from Administrative Assistant II to Assistant Dean in 1995 and his responsibilities concerning program development and review, research ethics, student health insurance, and other student affairs.

Associate Dean of the Graduate School, 1992-1996 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials are chiefly the files of Henry T. Frierson Jr. and relate to the Summer Pre-Graduate Research Experience Program (SPGRE), the Minority Student Development Program, and Frierson's transfer from the School of Medicine to the School of Education.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, 1994-1995 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include a position description and correspondence concerning the administrative reorganization of the Graduate School, Craig Calhoun's appointment to the position, and the general responsibilities of the position.

Dean of the Graduate School: Correspondence, 1996-1999 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials concern Linda Dykstra's appointment and tenure as Dean of the Graduate School.

Dean of the Graduate School: Search committee, 1995-1996 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include corespondence and other items relating to the position of Dean of the Graduate School.

Department of Health Policy and Administration: Executive Masters Program for South Asia, 1991-1992 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include correspondence and reports regarding a newly approved University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH/MHA degree program in India in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research at Jaipur.

Development: Director of Development, 1992-1995 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

The position was established in 1993 when G. Paul Carr Jr. was appointed development officer and was given oversight over all major fundraising endeavors concerning the Graduate School. Materials include correspondence with current and potential donors; meeting minutes; proposals concerning grants, fellowships, and scholarships; and progress reports.

Development: Graduate School Advisory Council, 1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

The Graduate School Advisory Council was concerned with the academic priorities, development, and funding of the Graduate School. Materials include meeting minutes, agendas, news articles, and correspondence. Also included is biographical information on Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research Thomas J. Meyer.

Development: North Carolina Universities Faculty Development Fellowship Program (NCUFDFP), 1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

NCUFDFP was a program that supported minority faculty at North Carolina Central University in their pursuit of doctoral degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Materials include correspondence, an application, and a report.

Graduate School Ad Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest and Commitment, 1997 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include correspondence and a report related to policy changes concerning the relationship between students and faculty members involved in commercial research.

Graduate and Professional Student Federation: Teaching Assistants, 1995-1998 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include correspondence, reports, and proposals that relate to the training, evaluation, professional development, and appreciation of graduate student teaching assistants.

Graduate School Review, 1997-1998 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

Materials include correspondence, faculty lists, agendas, a presentation, and a final report regarding both the program review and the management review of the Graduate School.

Graduate student health insurance, 1992-1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 7

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Inter-Institutional PhD Program in Marine Sciences, 1995-1996 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Materials include correspondence regarding a collaboration between the Marine Sciences faculties at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Minority Merit Assistantships, 1992 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Materials include minority application data and correspondence.

National Research Council Committee for the Study of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States, 1992 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Professors of the Future, 1993-1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Professors of the Future was a program proposed by both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Asheville that was designed to prepare graduate students to become faculty members at American universities. The program was under the direction of the Association of American Colleges and the Council of Graduate Schools and was sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Materials include correspondence, proposals, program guidelines, and other founding documents.

Royster Society of Fellows, 1986-1998 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

The Royster Society of Fellows was a prestigious doctoral student research fellowship that was intended to recruit top quality students to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The fellowship was initiated by an endowment from Dr. Thomas Royster and Caroline Royster in the early 1990s and became fully functional by the 1997-1998 academic year when the first class of fellows was inducted. Materials include correspondence, reports, and publications regarding the formation of the society, recruitment, funding, luncheons and receptions, and Royster biographical data.

School of Dentistry, 1996 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Materials include correspondence and a report regarding funding, programming, and an external review of dental graduate programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Science, Engineering and Technology Graduate School Fair, 1992 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Summer Pre-Graduate Research Experience Program (SPGRE), 1995-1999 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

SPGRE was designed to help undergraduate students develop research skills and to spark interest in pursue graduate degrees. The program was initiated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. Materials include correspondence, reports, and brochures regarding funding, poster sessions, and program recruitment.

Tuition Remission, 1992-1994 #40266, Series: "2. Graduate Studies, 1986-1999." Box 8

Materials include reports and correspondence related to residency for tuition purposes, scholarships, funding, and budgetary issues.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Research, 1968-2002.

About 8,000 items.

Arrangement: Arranged in eight subseries.

This series includes the Vice Provost's files on the University's research activities and on the units within Graduate Studies and Research that were responsible for promoting research initiatives and for the administration of sponsored research and technology transfer. Those units were the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Office of Information and Communications, the Office of Research Development, the Office of Research Services, the Office of Technology Development, and the Proposal Development Initiative. There is also a file related to the Office of Economic Development, an office proposed by Vice Provost Thomas J. Meyer but located in the Kenan-Flagler Business School's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Files include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, proposals, publications, presentations, grant applications, awards, and news articles.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. General Files, 1985-2000.

Materials relate broadly to research activities and planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that did not fall under the purview of only one of the units within Graduate Studies and Reserch. Included are files on University committees and programs, as well as outside organizations.

Box 8

Ethics Training, 1990-1991 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Materials include correspondence about meetings and panels and essays and reports about University research ethics.

Faculty Committee on Research, 1991-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Materials include meeting minutes, correspondencen and reports that relate to research ethics, committee appointments, funding, and research initiatives.

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center (FPG), 1995-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

The FPG was established in 1966 as a center for the study of children and families. Materials include a review of the center, reports, and correspondence.

Minority Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (MURAP), 1993-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

MURAP was based in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Materials include correspondence, reports, and an Andrew W. Mellon grant proposal for program funding.

Recombinant DNA Research, 1995-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Research Advisory Committee, 1995-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

The Research Advisory Committee was established in 1995 to help make the research infrastructure more efficient and to promote research activities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee was chaired by Thomas J. Meyer. Materials include meeting minutes and correspondence related to the committee's formation and direction.

Outside organizations: Council for Entrepreneurial Development, 1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Includes informational documents on the history of the council, which was founded in 1984 to aid in the development of businesses in the Research Triangle area.

Outside organizations: National Institutes of Health (NIH): Working Group on Research Tools, 1998-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Materials include a report presented to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH concerning the use of biomedical research tools.

Outside organizations: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 1996-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Materials include correspondence, a grant proposal, and a list of the board of directors of the center, one of whom was Thomas J. Meyer.

Outside organizations: North Carolina Supercomputing Center, 1995-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

Materials include reports, correspondence, and proposals that relate to the planning, installation, growth, funding, and use of high performance computing resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Outside organizations: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), 1995-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 8

ORAU was a national consortium of universities founded in 1946 that focused on research and academic partnerships in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology. Materials include reports and correspondence relating to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's partnership with ORAU.

Box 9

Outside organizations: Research Triangle Institute, 1996-2000 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 9

Research Triangle Institute was a national organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., that focused on scientific and technological research discovery and advancement. Materials include reports, executive committee meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and budgetary materials. Thomas J. Meyer served on the executive committee of the Board of Governors.

Outside organizations: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, 1995-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 9

Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, applications, and reports that relate to the activities of Sigma Xi, such as scientific research conferences, projects and funding, and national chapter activities.

Outside organizations: Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), 1994-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 9

The Southeastern Universities Research Association was a nonprofit consortium of universities in the Southeast that pursued the advancement of scientific and technical research, education, and economic development. Materials include reports and correspondence.

Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc. (TUCASI), 1985-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 9

TUCASI was founded in 1975 by the Research Triangle Foundation, including Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its purpose was to plan and implement research and educational programs that enhance the productivity of the universities and organizations of Research Triangle Park. Materials include planning and foundational documents, reports, proposal, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Universities Research Association: Council of Presidents, 1995-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.1. General Files, 1985-2000." Box 9

The Universities Research Association is a national physics and atomic energy organization that was founded in 1965 by Norman Ramsey. Materials include correspondence and minutes regarding the annual meetings and policy forums held in Washington, D.C.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997.

The Institute for Research in Social Science, established in 1924 by Howard W. Odum, is responsible for promoting interdisciplinary communication and developing research programs and resources in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill social science community. In 1992, the Institute began reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, having previously reported to the Office of the Provost. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, grant applications, and newsletters that relate to the Institute's administrative board, committees, finances, personnel, awards, facilities, and class curricula.

Box 9

Administrative Board, 1986-1994 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

Materials include meeting minutes and correspondence concerning board member term appointments.

Budget, 1986-1989 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

Materials are chiefly change budget request forms.

Correspondence, 1987-1997 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

Latane Fund, 1987-1989 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

Materials include correspondence and agreements concerning the distribution of resources within the Latane Fund for Interdisciplinary Research in the Behavioral Sciences.

Newsletter, 1988-1990 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

Program Committee meeting minutes, 1988-1990 #40266, Subseries: "3.2. Institute for Research in Social Science, 1986-1997." Box 9

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Office of Economic Development, 1997-1999.

The Office of Economic Development was proposed by Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research Thomas J. Meyer in 1997, but was not formally established until July 1998. It was housed in the Kenan-Flagler Business School's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, though its director reported directly to Vice Provost Meyer. Its functions were to oversee teaching, administration, and research in economic development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to increase the economic presence of the University both within North Carolina and nationally. Materials include proposals, planning documentation, correspondence, meeting minutes, presentation slides, and reports regarding the formation, progress, and growth of the office.

Box 10

General, 1997-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.3. Office of Economic Development, 1997-1999." Box 10

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Office of Information and Communications, 1990-1999.

The 1996-1997 annual report of the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research noted the creation, on 1 October 1997, of the Office of Information and Communications. "The mission of the Office of Information and Communications (OIC) is to promote graduate education and research at UNC-Chapel Hill by reporting the University's achievements and by helping researchers and students find opportunities for funding. ... Staff and resources for this new office were drawn primarily from the Office of Research Services (ORS), which previously had included the GrantSource Library and research publications." Materials include correspondence, proposals, and reports related to the office and to the production of Endeavors magazine.

Box 10

General, 1996-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.4. Office of Information and Communications, 1990-1999." Box 10

Endeavors, 1990-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.4. Office of Information and Communications, 1990-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence and one issue of Endeavors, a quarterly magazine highlighting faculty and student research, published first by the Office of Research Services and then by the Office of Information and Communications.

Endeavors: Bicentennial issue, 1993-1994 #40266, Subseries: "3.4. Office of Information and Communications, 1990-1999." Box 10

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999.

The Office of Research Development (ORD) was established on 1 July 1994 with the appointment of Walter E. "Skip" Bollenbacher as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development and was eliminated as of 14 August 1996. The title of the position changed to Associate Vice Provost for Research Development in April 1996. The office was responsible for pursuing corporate partnerships, securing funding opportunities, exploring new areas of collaborative research, and developing interdisciplinary programs. After the ORD was discontinued, its functions in the area of corporate relations were absorbed by the Office of Technology Development. This series includes files on several special projects that Bollenbacher began coordinating prior to his appointment as Associate Vice Chancellor and continued to coordinate after the elimination of that position, including the Hoechst Celanese Corporation/UNC-Chapel Hill Research Partnership, the Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences (PMABS), and planning for the Southern Observatory for Astronomical Research (SOAR). Materials include correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, presentation slides, proposals, grant and fellowship applications, newsletters, news articles, and reports that relate to the various projects, partnerships, and programs in which the office was involved.

Box 10

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development: General correspondence, 1992-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials are chiefly related to the activities of Walter E. "Skip" Bollenbacher as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development and as coordinator of the Hoechst Celanese Corporation/UNC-Chapel Hill Research Partnership.

Bayer Corporation research partnership, 1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence, presentation slides, and news articles and that relate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's biotechnology research partnership with the Bayer Corporation.

Genzyme Diagnostics research partnership, 1995-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence relating to partnership negotiations and a campus visit by the Director of Scientific Affairs at Genzyme Diagnostics.

Hoechst Celanese Corporation/UNC-Chapel Hill Research Partnership, 1991-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence, brochures, partnership agreements, meeting agendas, proposals, and fellowship and grant applications that relate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's scientific research partnership with the Hoechst Celanese Corporation.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center: Visiting Industrial Scientists Program, 1991-1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence, nomination forms, and newsletters that relate to the Visiting Industrial Scientists Program, which began in 1983 and functioned as a link between North Carolina colleges and national biotechnology companies.

Office of Educational Linkages, 1991-1993 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Materials include correspondence and reports that relate to educational research and development, funding, and program review and reorganization.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company research partnership, 1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences (PMABS), 1988-1993 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 10

PMABS was a science education partnership between seven historically minority universities and a number of high schools throughout North Carolina that focused on the advancement of minorities toward careers in the sciences. Included are annual reports, correspondence, newsletters, and grant proposals submitted to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Box 11

Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences (PMABS), 1994-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 11

PMABS was a science education partnership between seven historically minority universities and a number of high schools throughout North Carolina that focused on the advancement of minorities toward careers in the sciences. Included are annual reports, correspondence, newsletters, and grant proposals submitted to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company research partnership, 1991 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 11

Materials include correspondence, notes, meeting agendas, and newsletters concerning the university's partnership with the Research and Development department of RJ Reynolds.

Southern Observatory for Astronomical Research (SOAR) telescope project, 1992-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.5. Office of Research Development, 1988-1999." Box 11

Materials relate to the construction of an advanced four-meter telescope at Cerro Pachon in northern Chile. The SOAR project was a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, and the Brazilian government. Included are meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and progress reports.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998.

The Office of Research Services was established in the 1960s as the Office of Research Administration and given responsibility for the administration of sponsored research. In 1983, it was reorganized and became the Office of Research Services. The administrative location of the office has varied, but for much of its history, it was part of either the Graduate School or the division of Graduate Studies and Research. A 1994 reorganization of the Office of Research Services transferred some of its responsibilities to the newly established Office of Technology Development. Further reorganizing resulted in the transfer of other ORS responsibilities to the Proposal Development Initiative and the Office of Information and Communications. The Office of Research Services remained responsible for the overall management of sponsored research and for contacts with federal agencies, sssurance of research integrity, and compliance with protocols. Materials include correspondence, proposals, reports, committee meeting minutes, and other items related to program development and research partnership initiatives.

Box 11

General, 1990-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 11

Annual Report, 1995-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 11

Proposals and Awards, 1994 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 11

Materials include Office of Research Services reports of awards, rejections, withdrawals, and submitted proposals.

University Research Council, 1968-1986 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 11

Materials include meeting minutes and correspondence regarding budgets, fundraising, and faculty and council member appointments.

Box 12

University Research Council, 1987-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 12

Materials include meeting minutes and correspondence regarding budgets, fundraising, and faculty and council member appointments.

Washington Project, 1995-1997 #40266, Subseries: "3.6. Office of Research Services, 1968-1998." Box 12

Materials include reports and correspondence that relate to the enhancement of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's partnerships with federal agencies for research and funding purposes.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000.

The position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Development was established on 1 July 1994, concurrent with the appointment of Thomas J. Meyer as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School. However, the position was not filled until 22 May 1995, when Francis J. Meyer assumed it. The title of the position changed to Associate Vice Provost for Technology Development in April 1996. Impetus for the creation of the position and for the new Office of Technology Development (OTD) came from a 1994 reorganization of the Office of Research Services. The new OTD also anticipated the discontinuation, in 1995, of the Triangle Universities Licensing Consortium (TULCO), which had managed the licensing of faculty inventions for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University since 1987. The OTD assumed the management of the University's efforts in patenting inventions and negotiating contracts to commercialize the products of faculty research. This series includes reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, presentation slides, news articles, newsletters, and other documents relating to the activities, growth, and funding of the Office of Technology Development.

Box 12

General, 1993-2000 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

Audits, 1997-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

Corporate sponsored research, 1996-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

Glaxo Wellcome Collaborative Research Program in Target Discovery, 1994-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

Materials relate to the corporate partnership between Glaxo Wellcome Inc. and the academic departments and faculty research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

North Carolina Technological Development Authority: Incubator Space, 1996-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

Materials relate to the planning and development of a business incubator space on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus to facilitate the growth of start-up companies. This project began under the direction of the Office of Technology Development and ended under the direction of the Office of Economic Development.

Triangle Universities Licensing Consortium (TULCO), 1991-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.7. Office of Technology Development, 1991-2000." Box 12

TULCO was a technology licensing partnership involving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University that operated between 1987 and 1996. TULCO received grant funding from the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies Inc. (TUCASI), among other organizations. Materials relate to funding opportunities, grant proposals, the TULCO Board of Directors, organizational planning, and technology transfer operations.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002.

The Proposal Development Initiative (PDI) began informally in the fall of 1994 with efforts by Vice Chancellor Thomas J. Meyer and the heads of the Office of Research Development and the Office of Research Services to encourage new research proposals. By January 1995, it was formally established with a part-time director. On 1 May 1996, a full-time director was appointed. PDI assumed several of the responsibilities previously assigned to the Office of Research Services, chiefly in assisting selected research teams in developing structural and funding strategies. The director of the Proposal Development Initiative reported briefly to the Associate Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost for Research Development, then directly to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. Materials include reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other documents relating to proposal development and funding activities; solicitations and nominations for grants, fellowships, scholarships and other academic awards; and project, research, curriculum, facilities construction, and business proposals that were prepared and submitted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to various foundations and institutions in the interest of securing funds and support. Of particular interest are files related to the development of the Kenan Center for the Utilization of Carbon Dioxide in Manufacturing, a joint effort of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Note that many of the materials pre-date the formal organization of the Proposal Development Initiative, but pertain to responsibilities assumed by PDI in 1995 and 1996.

Box 13

General, 1993-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: American Cancer Society, 1991 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 1991-1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1988-1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1991-1993 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: W.M. Keck Foundation, 1991-1994 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, 1984-1993 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: John Merck Fund, 1990-1994 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 1991-1992 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: Pew Scholars Programs, 1988-1992; 1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Materials chiefly concern the biomedical sciences.

Grants and awards: Searle Scholars Program, 1990-1992 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Grants and awards: United States Army Research Office Young Investigator Program, 1992 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Proposals: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 1998-2002 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Materials relate to the development of the bioinformatics and genomics curriculum, faculty task forces, the creation of a Center for Bioinformatics, and a proposal to establish the Carolina Genome Science Institute.

Proposals: Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Interfaces Between the Physical/Chemical/Computational Sciences and the Biological Sciences, 1995-1997 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Materials relate to a proposal submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in the interest of developing a curriculum in biophysics.

Proposals: Computer Science, 1997-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Materials relate to a proposal submitted to the Intel Corporation's Academic Relations/Corporate Contributions Program concerning grant funding for hardware, software, and support.

Proposals: Dental Research Center, 1996-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 13

Materials relate to a proposal submitted to the National Institute of Dental Research in the interest of developing a Center for Inflammatory Disorders.

Box 14

Proposals: Duke University, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Research Consortium, 1997-1998 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials relate to the establishment of a regional Research Triangle partnership among the two universities and the Division of Intramural Research at the NIEHS. The partnership aimed at creating multidisciplinary centers of excellence to address issues of environmental health and disease.

Proposals: Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, 1994-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials relate to a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the creation of a program in environmental chemistry.

Proposals: Kenan Center for Applied Chemistry, 1995 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Included is a Proposal to Establish submitted to the Kenan Charitable Trust.

Proposals: Institute of Marine Sciences, 1992-1996 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials chiefly relate to cirriculum expansion and to the expansion of research facilities in Morehead City, N.C. Materials also relate to discrepancies regarding research support among researchers studying pfiesteria in the Neuse River estuary.

Proposals: Kenan Center for the Utilization of Carbon Dioxide in Manufacturing, 1996-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials relate to a joint partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, largely headed by UNC Professor of Chemistry Joseph M. DeSimone. Also included are materials related to Micell Technologies and to efforts to establish the Kenan Center for Applied Chemistry.

Proposals: National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), 1995-1999 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials include research protocols, program proposals, and grant funding requests.

Proposals: National Science Federation (NSF): Science and Technology Center, 1994-2002 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

Materials include several proposals and supporting materials submitted in response to the NSF's Science and Technology Center competition. Also included are materials related to the NSF director's visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Proposals: Southern Policy Research Center, 1992 #40266, Subseries: "3.8. Proposal Development Initiative, 1984-2002." Box 14

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26 items.

RESTRICTED: Box 15 is CLOSED to research until 2069.

Box 15

Graduate Studies, October-December 1994 #40266, Series: "4. Restricted Items, 1994." Box 15

Included is correspondence regarding potential student legal action.

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