Among its aims are these—
1. To promote original research, paying great attention thereto as one of the most important of all departments.
2. To discover the exceptional man in every department of study whenever and wherever found, inside or outside of schools, and enable him to make the work for which he seems specially designed his life work.
3. To increase facilities for higher education.
4. To increase the efficiency of the universities and other institutions of learning throughout the country, by utilizing and adding to their existing facilities, and aiding teachers in the various institutions for experimental and other work, in these institutions as far as advisable.
5. To enable such students as may find Washington the best point for their special studies to enjoy the advantages of the museums, libraries, laboratories, observatory, meteorological, piscicultural, and forestry schools, and kindred institutions of the several departments of the Goverrmient.
6. To ensure the prompt publication and distribution of the results of scientific investigation, a field considered highly important.
If in any year the full income of the trust cannot be usefully expended or devoted to the purposes herein enumerated, the Committee may pay such sums as they thinlc fit into a reserve fund, to be ultimately applied to those purposes, or to the construction of such buildings as it may be found necessary to erect in Washington.
The specific objects named are considered most important in our day, but the Trustees shall have full power, by a majority of two-thirds of their number, to modify the conditions and regulations under which the funds may be dispensed, so as to secure that these shall always be applied in the manner best adapted to the changed conditions of the time; provided always that any modifications shall be in accordance with the purposes of the donor, as expressed in the trust, and that the revenues be applied to objects kindred to those named, the chief purpose of the founder being to secure if possible for the United States of America leadership in the domain of discovery and the utilization of new forces for the benefit of man.
In Witness Whereof I have subscribed these presents, consisting of what is printed or typewritten on this and the preceding seven pages, on the twenty-ninth day of January, nineteen hundred and two, before these witnesses.
|Louise Whitfield Carnegie.|