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Kyle to give UND spring commencement address, receive honorary degree;
two faculty members to be awarded Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships
University Letter lists summer schedule
information available online
TV center will
broadcast show, commencement on Channel 3
school holds seminar
Community forum will discuss
Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition
by Nordstrom runs through May 18
office will relocate; info sessions planned
offers summer programs for children in grades 5-9
workshops use Accelrys software
set for Ruth de Larios
DreamWeaver users group
meets May 22
Reception will honor Bob Allen
Grantwriting workshops held in Bismarck, Fargo
Buzz on Biz Academy open to middle school students
service, UND Proud award winners named
library will close May 18 for renovations
offices relocated in Union during construction
Bound program seeks mentors
for fiscal year-end
Women studies sponsors
Summer Datebook items due Friday,
Follow cash receipt guidelines on internal
auditing web site
Staff recognized for years of service
lists workshops for week of June 2-6
form must be included with internal proposals
Foundation proposals now require inquiry letters
grant opportunities listed
Kyle to give UND spring commencement address, receive honorary
degree; two faculty members to be awarded Chester Fritz Distinguished
Robert Kyle, a Mayo Clinic physician and UND graduate, will be
the main speaker and an honorary degree recipient at the spring
commencement Saturday, May 17, 1:30 p.m. in the Alerus Center.
The commencement exercises will be carried live over Channel 3
in Grand Forks starting at 12:45 p.m. with a wind ensemble concert
and a pre-ceremony show.
Nearly 1,400 students are eligible to walk across the stage during
the commencement exercises. More than 100 other students will
graduate through School of Law and School of Medicine and Health
Sciences commencement exercises this spring. UND graduates approximately
2,200 students a year during its spring, fall and winter commencements.
Also at the ceremonies, UND will honor Gordon Iseminger and Myrna
Olson with the University’s highest award for faculty members,
the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship.
An expert in the field of cancer immunology, Robert Kyle will
receive the honorary Doctor of Letters at UND’s spring commencement.
The Bottineau, N.D. native earned an associate of arts degree
from the then North Dakota School of Forestry in his hometown,
a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UND in 1948, an M.D.
at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1952,
and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in
A physician with the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kyle founded and led the
research group in myeloma and related diseases at the Mayo Clinic
for many years. He has been sought out as a visiting professor
at schools in Canada, Europe, Japan and throughout the United
States. He serves on the board of directors and is chair of the
Scientific Advisory Board of the International Myeloma Foundation.
He is the author of several books, more than 300 papers and reviews,
and nearly 1,000 abstracts and editorials. In 1998, the UND Alumni
Association awarded Kyle its highest honor, the Sioux Award.
SCHOOL OF LAW COMMENCEMENT
H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, a Williston, N.D., native, former
North Dakota Supreme Court justice and current U.S. Court of Appeals
judge for the Armed Forces, will deliver the main address at the
School of Law commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the
Chester Fritz Auditorium. Gierke was awarded the Bronze Star and
Air Medal for Meritorious Service while serving in the Vietnam
War as a full-time trial judge.
CHESTER FRITZ DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS
Two University professors will receive the institution’s
highest honor for faculty at commencement. The Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professorship will be presented to Gordon Iseminger and Myrna
Born in DeSmet, S.D., Dr. Gordon Iseminger has earned significant
recognition as a North Dakota historical scholar. He was involved
in the development of the history department’s first doctoral
program and continues as graduate coordinator for the implementation
of the new Ph.D. program being offered jointly with North Dakota
State University. Iseminger has been the department’s director
of graduate study since 1993. In 1968 he was honored with the
Outstanding Teaching Award from UND and Standard Oil (Indiana)
Iseminger earned his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College,
his master’s from the University of South Dakota, and his
Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He joined the UND faculty
in 1962. His major teaching responsibilities have included Western
Civilization and several areas of European history. Among his
many publications are The Americanization of Christina Hillius:
German-Russian Emigrant to North Dakota and The Quartite Border:
Surveying and Marking the North Dakota/South Dakota Boundary,
A professor in the department of teaching and learning, Dr. Olson
has twice been recognized as an outstanding teacher during her
28 years at UND. In 1982 she was awarded the B.C. Gamble Award
for Excellence in Teaching and Service, and in 1993 she was presented
with the Saiki Prize for Graduate and Professional Teaching. In
1975, she and her colleagues in special education received UND’s
Outstanding Research Award.
Olson has published five books, three book chapters, 23 refereed
articles, and 18 internally refereed articles. She contracted
with the American Foundation of the Blind to write the first methods
book in the field of teaching Braille reading. She is the coordinator
of the teaching and learning doctoral program, the largest doctoral
program at the University, with more than 100 students. She has
served as chair for 28 doctoral students, as committee member
on 39 other doctoral committees, as chair of 19 master’s
theses, and as major advisor to 132 non-thesis master’s
students, mostly in the area of visual impairment and blindness.
Olson has served as treasurer, vice president, president elect
and president of the National Division for the Visually Handicapped
at the Council for Exceptional Children. She served as president
of the North Dakota Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children
and was presented with the Award of Excellence in 1977-78. She
was recognized by the American Foundation for the Blind with the
National Braille Access Award in 1990. In 1998, she received the
Humanitarian of the Year Award of the North Star Chapter of the
Council for Exceptional Children that lead to the Humanitarian
of the Year Award by the North Dakota Council for Exceptional
Children in 1999.
Letter lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other week during the
summer. Publication dates are: May 16 and 30, June 13 and 27,
July 11 and 25, Aug. 8, 22, and 29. The deadline for article submission
remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published.
Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints.
If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper
or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621, firstname.lastname@example.org.
information available online
Up-to-date commencement information for students, faculty, and
administrative staff is available on the UND commencement web
page. Link to it from the UND home page (www.und) or go to http://commencement.und.edu
for the latest information.
– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services.
center will broadcast show, commencement on Channel 3
The television center will telecast a special pre-commencement
show, “Celebrate Achievement,” starting at 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, on Channel 3 and on the big screens in the Alerus
Center. Monte Koshel will host interviews with students, a concert
by the UND Wind Ensemble and a historical look at UND. The ceremony
which starts at 1:30 p.m., will also be telecast live on Channel
3. There will not be a webcast this year.
Commencement will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on May 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24 at noon, May 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m., and May 24 and 25
at 8 p.m.
– Barry Brode, Television Center.
school holds seminar
M. Kerry O’Banion, University of Rochester, will present
a seminar titled “Prostaglandin Biosynthetic Pathways in
Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease” at 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 15, in 3933 School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Please contact Colin Combs, 777-4025, for further information.
This seminar is sponsored by the department of pharmacology, physiology,
and therapeutics and the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
on the Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease.
– Matthew Picklo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.
forum will discuss SARS, bioterrorism
“Community Response Planning: SARS, Bioterrorism, and Beyond,”
a community forum, is set for Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.
in Alerus Center Aurora Ballroom #4. It is free and open to the
Speakers are Tim Wiedrich, state bioterrorism response director,
North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck; Ralph Morris, public
health preparedness consultant, Minnesota Department of Health,
Northwest District, Bemidji, Minn.; Stephen P. Pickard, medical
epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North
Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck; James Hargreaves, infectious
disease specialist, Altru Health System, Grand Forks; and Timothy
L. Sellnow, professor of communication, NDSU.
Displays by the Grand Forks fire department include a special
operations trailer, Hazmat trailer, and decontamination set-up.
Altru Health System and Grand Forks Mass Casualty Incident Network
will show a disaster trailer. Displays will be set up from 3 to
9 p.m. in the east parking lot. Stop by for a demonstration and
The conference is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Immunization
Coalition. For more information, contact Wendy Opsahl at 787-8111,
– Jan Orvik, for the Greater Grand Forks Immunization Coalition.
of Fine Arts exhibition by Nordstrom runs through May 18
“Cuban B,” a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by
Nathan Nordstrom, opens Thursday, May 15 with a reception from
7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Bridgeman Creamery, 320 North 9th St. The
exhibition will run through Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Art Department.
post office will relocate; info sessions planned
In the coming months, the Twamley post office will move to the
Memorial Union and the mailroom will move to central receiving.
We need your input. Please attend one of two information gathering
sessions to discuss the impact that relocating campus post services
will have on your department. Both sessions will be held at 16-18
Swanson Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, or from 10 to 11
a.m. Tuesday, May 20.
– Darin Lee, Campus Postal Services.
offers summer programs for children in grades 5-9
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony offers a children’s program
in chamber music throughout the month of June at Hughes Fine Arts
Center. Summer Strings meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays, and is geared for children in 7th through 9th grades
who are at an intermediate to advanced level in violin, viola,
or cello. Summer Strings, Too, for children in 5th through 7th
grade, meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Fees covering instruction and music are $50 for Summer Strings
and $40 for Summer Strings, Too. Registration deadline is Monday,
May 19. Call the Symphony office at 777-3359 for more information.
– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.
workshops use Accelrys software
Three free workshops will be held Tuesday through Thursday, May
20-22, at the computational chemistry and biology network (CCBN)
laboratories at UND (343 Abbott Hall) and NDSU (7 Sudro Hall).
The CCBN labs are funded by the North Dakota Biomedical Research
Infrastructure Network (BRIN).
The workshops are:
Tuesday, May 20, 1 to 5 p.m. Insight/Discover workshop, use the
Accelrys software to do simple molecular modeling including building,
energy minimizing and visualizing structures.
Wednesday, May 21, 1 to 5 p.m. Homology I workshop, use the Accelrys
software to develop a structure of an unknown protein from known
proteins. Familiarity with Insight/Discover is required. If a
user interested in this workshop is unfamiliar with Insight/Discover,
please take the Tuesday workshop first. Homology I will begin
the introduction to the homology module and include multiple sequence
Thursday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Homology II workshop, continued
use of Accelrys software to build a protein structure from known
structures. This picks up where the Wednesday session ends and
will cover structural alignments, generation of loops, and model
To register, please contact Kimberly Hansen, ND BRIN administrative
assistant, at 777-6376 or email@example.com.
For more information about the workshops contact Kathryn Thomasson,
UND CCBN coordinator, 777-3199, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stefan
Balaz, NDSU CCBN coordinator, (701) 232-7749, Stefan.Balaz@ndsu.nodak.edu.
– Patrick Miller, Public Information Professional, North
Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.
examination set for Ruth de Larios
The final examination for Ruth de Larios, a candidate for the
Ph.D. with a major in teaching and learning: higher education,
is set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Room 104, Education Building.
The dissertation title is “Self-Assessed Dakota Language
Fluency on the Spirit Lake Nation.” John D. Williams (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
users group meets May 22
The DreamWeaver Users Group will meet Thursday, May 22, from
noon to 1 p.m. in 371 Upson II Hall. Chad Sperling (University
Relations) will demonstrate the DreamWeaver library feature to
save and reuse elements. Everyone is welcome.
– Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.
will honor Bob Allen
A reception in honor of Bob Allen will be held Wednesday, May
28, from noon to 2 p.m. in the UND Aerospace aircraft maintenance
parking lot at the airport. He is retiring from his position as
line service operator mechanic on May 31, a position he has held
since November of 1990. Please join us in thanking him for his
service to UND and in wishing him a happy retirement.
– Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
workshops held in Bismarck, Fargo
The competition for grant funding is tremendous. “Grantwriting:
Getting the Results You Want” teaches a proven model designed
to make your fund-seeking efforts more successful. This seminar
provides steps to effective planning, methods for identifying
the best funding source, tips for developing, and submitting a
grant proposal, and follow-up activities.
The workshop will be held in two locations: Tuesday, June 3,
Ramkota Inn, Bismarck, and Thursday, June 5, Doublewood Inn, Fargo.
For more information and to register, please visit our web site
at: www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting or contact the UND office
of conference services at 777-2663, email@example.com.
The workshop is brought to you by continuing education.
– Continuing Education.
on Biz Academy open to middle school students
The UND College of Business and Public Administration will offer
its fourth annual Buzz on Biz Youth Entrepreneurship Academy Monday
through Friday, July 28 through Aug. 1. This five-day camp offers
a hands-on approach to educating students entering sixth, seventh,
and eighth grades on the fast-growing innovative world of small
business. Throughout the one-week day camp, participants will
discover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and learn
how to organize, manage and fund a business. Students will also
have the opportunity to create and market their own unique inventions.
Features of this year’s camp include the recycling of CDs
and discovering ways young entrepreneurs can put their innovative
and creative ideas to work for their business ventures.
The academy runs from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday;
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Parents are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and reception
on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tuition cost is $45 which includes the Buzz on Biz Guide, snacks,
Buzz on Biz T-shirt and the graduation reception for camper and
parents. Actual camp tuition cost is $70. All registrants receive
a $25 scholarship to cover a portion of the camp tuition fee.
For additional information, please contact Karen at 777-2663
or buzz to our web site at http://business.und.edu/biz.
Bee innovative . . . bee creative . . . bee in business! Register
early; space is limited. Sponsors include the College of Business
and Public Administration, Myra Foundation, and Ecolab, Inc.
– College of Business and Public Administration.
service, UND Proud award winners named
Ten staff members were given meritorious service awards and one
staff member received the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award at
the annual recognition ceremony for staff personnel May 13. The
meritorious service award recognizes staff for excellence and
dedication. They received certificates and checks. Awardees were:
Teresa Blilie, ID card systems manager, campus passport ID; Dorothy
Arnold, account technician, aerospace sciences; Jim Jerombeck,
building services technician, facilities; Marilyn Wocken, administrative
clerk, Business and Public Administration; Fred Wittmann, assistant
to the vice president and director of project development, student
and outreach services; Jack Chatt, maintenance supervisor, medical
maintenance; Judy Rosinski, shuttle bus coordinator, transportation;
Darlene Goulet, building services technician, facilities; Dorie
Dunnigan, assistant to the business officer, nursing; Elaine Metcalf,
associate director, TRIO programs.
The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award is presented to a staff
employee who, through service and dedication to the University,
to fellow workers, and to the community, exemplify the qualities
of commitment, loyalty, and pride in the University. The award
includes $1,000, a plaque, and a traveling plaque for the department.
The award was given to Peter Johnson, assistant
director and media relations coordinator, university relations.
– Diane Nelson, Human Resources.
library will close May 18 for renovations
The Thormodsgard Law Library will close for renovation Sunday,
May 18, and targets reopening Monday, July 21. This project will
result in ADA-compliant access on all levels of the library and
the installation of moveable compact shelving on the basement
level. Because the entire collection must be removed from the
shelves and placed in temporary storage, library services will
be suspended during the initial phases of the project. As the
upper floors are completed, some public services, such as limited
inter-library loan, will be able to resume before the entire project
is finished. Precise details on the resumption of library services
will be announced as more information becomes available. Questions
may be directed to Gary Gott, library director (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or Rhonda Schwartz, assistant director (email@example.com), or by
– Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
offices relocated in Union during construction
Due to renovation, Memorial Union staff with offices now located
on the first floor will temporarily move to the Dakota Student
offices in McCannel Hall from May 19 to July 30. This includes
the offices of Cassie Gerhardt, coordinator of Greek life; Susan
Johnson, coordinator of student organizations; Linda Rains, coordinator
of student development and programming, and student staff of the
student organizations center. Phone numbers and box numbers will
remain the same. Student government staff will also temporarily
relocate to Dakota Student offices.
Memorial Union administrative offices will remain open on the
third floor of the Memorial Union. Memorial Union services include
lifetime sports, INFO center, service center, copy stop, and sign
and design will remain open in the lower level of the Memorial
Union through the summer.
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union Associate Director, Student
Development and Programming.
Bound program seeks mentors
The Upward Bound program is seeking mentors to work with high
school students for four to eight hours per week. We are able
to offer our Upward Bound students job-shadowing and mentoring
experiences which will expose them to careers requiring post-secondary
education. Students will participate in mentoring experiences
on Wednesday, June 11, 18, and 25, and July 2. Please contact
me at 777-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more
information or would like to work with a student.
– Maria Schmidt, Upward Bound Program.
listed for fiscal year-end
For accurate financial statement presentation, materials and
services received by June 30, 2003, should be charged to fiscal
year 2003 funds. This is true for all funds, appropriated and
non-appropriated, including grants and contracts.
Payments for new subscriptions will be processed from fiscal
year 2003 funds until May 31, 2003. Renewals for subscriptions
that expire in fiscal year 2004 should be paid from fiscal year
For prepayments, the department should verify with the vendor
that delivery will be made by June 30. This should be documented
on the purchase requisition and/or request for payment. If the
company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can
not be made from the fiscal year ‘03 budget.
– Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.
studies sponsors essay contest
Women studies ended the spring semester with the May “Spotlight
on Scholars” honoring Wendelin Hume during a British high
tea event at the Museum of Art. This series honors the contributions
of women studies scholars and will continue in the fall.
The women studies program also sponsors a contest for essays
that wholly or in significant part addresses issues of particular
concern to women. Three prizes will be awarded, one for each category:
undergraduate, graduate and creative. Essays may be of any length
and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty
or directly by the student. Essays should have been written in
2003 (spring or fall semesters).
Please mark essays with class title and include the author’s
phone number and address, and send to women studies, Box 7113.
Winners will be announced during Women’s History Month in
– Women Studies.
Datebook items due Friday, May 23
You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the
Summer Datebook of activities by Friday, May 23. If your event
is not listed online on the UND calendar (www.und/calendar), please
send to Mavis at the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley
Hall, or e-mail email@example.com. Include the name,
department and phone number of a contact person.
The Datebook is published each semester and summer and is distributed
to thousands of people on the campus, in the community, the region,
and even across the state. We hope you’ll submit your events
to be considered for inclusion. Examples of the kind of activities
you are encouraged to submit include departmental-sponsored lectures
and presentations and cultural/academic displays and exhibitions
— anything you want people to know about. Include the date
and kind of event, names of persons, such as speakers involved
and their titles, title of lectures, location and time of event.
– University Relations.
cash receipt guidelines on internal auditing web site
Departments that receive monies should review the internal control
guidelines section of the internal auditing web site, which addresses
cash receipt controls. Our site is at http://www.und.edu/dept/controls.
– Tim Rerick, Director, Internal Auditing.
Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND project,
which will replace our current administrative systems. For more
information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
Legislators fund ConnectND, but adjust burden
State lawmakers authorized ConnectND project funding at $20 million
in bonding as recommended in the executive budget of Gov. John
Hoeven. However, the legislature also approved a conference committee
compromise and shifted more of the repayment responsibility to
higher education from state general government.
The 2001 legislature approved a 60/40 percent higher education/general
government funding formula. Action taken in the waning hours of
the 2003 session adjusted that to 71/29 percent. The higher education
share of the cost has been covered by a student fee of $3.50 per
semester hour, up to 12 credit hours ($42) per semester, assessed
all students. That fee has now been reduced to $36 per semester
for 2003-2004, but could have been lowered further if the legislature
hadn’t shifted more of the burden to higher education. The
cost for bringing in ancillary systems that weren’t part
of the initial ConnectND project hasn’t been determined
and isn’t covered by the student fee.
For more information, go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
– This information provided by ConnectND Project.
recognized for years of service
The annual staff recognition ceremony was held May 14. More than
600 participants gathered to honor UND staff who have completed
consecutive years of service at the University in increments of
five years. The following were this year’s recipients:
Gayann Akset, housing; Keith Anderson, facilities; Cindy Barclay,
facilities; David Bell, Center for Instructional and Learning
Technologies [CILT]; Elvira Bell, Human Nutrition Research Center
[HNRC]; Lisa Burger, student academic services; Lon Carlson, athletics;
Mark Christenson, student health services; Jeanie Clement, housing;
Lola Conley, dining services; David Daucsavage, facilities; Arlene
Davidson, housing; Kim Dickman, Energy and Environmental Research
Center [EERC]; Matsimela Diop, Multicultural Student Services;
Mary Drewes, Chester Fritz Library; Melissa Gardner, community
medicine; Bill Gerszewski, facilities; Chad Gilbertson, Information
Technology Systems and Services [ITSS]; Jeff Green, housing; Dale
Griffin, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Lucinda Hamre, EERC; Lori Hanson,
student health services; William Hayes, facilities; Carol Hjelmstad,
ITSS; Patricia Hoeper, INMED; Robert Hoerner, flight support services;
Gail Holweger, Graduate School; Tina Huderle, financial aid; Allyn
Johnson, housing; Carl Iseminger, accounting services; Jacque
Jones, occupational therapy-MS; Jim Keiser, facilities; John Kellebrew,
facilities; Gwendolyn Klawon, flight operations and training;
Nicole Klemisch, family practice - Bismarck; Cynthia Knudson,
Memorial Union; Gregory Krause, safety; Debora Kurtz, dining services;
Wendy Larson, facilities; Gerald Lizakowski, facilities; James
Malins, ITSS; Jeffrey Manske, facilities; Shirley Martell, housing;
David Martin, facilities; Gloria Matejcek, disability support
services; Staci Matheny, Graduate School; Martin Mills, facilities;
Garland Montgomery, facilities; Phillip Moore, ITSS; Troy Noeldner,
housing; John O’Donnell, facilities; Gloria Olson, registrar’s
office; Alan O’Neil, family medicine; Michael Osland, ITSS;
Drago Ostojic, transportation; Bruce Pantzer, dining services;
Kerrie Peltier, parking and traffic; Diamond Pipiles, ITSS; Kathleen
Porath, dining services; Aaron Quanbeck, UND television; Corey
Quirk, CILT; Nita Ralston, alumni association; Joel Robberstad,
flight support services; Richard Roberts, ITSS; Donita Roland,
family practice - Bismarck; Pamela Schwanz, dining services; Marlo
Seaver, HNRC; Carol Smaaladen, EERC; Paula Sondreal, athletics;
Heidi Strande, payroll; David Sundine, facilities; Tracy Uhlir,
ITSS; Bruce Vidden, dining services; Pamela West, HNRC; Christine
Wiese, family practice - Bismarck; Donald Wosick, facilities.
Janie Adam, ITSS; Alan Allery, student health services; Perry
Benson, neuroscience; Gerald Bulisco, dean of students office;
Craig Cerkowniak, ITSS; Leonard Conley, housing; Donald Cox, EERC;
Grant Dunham, EERC; Mark Fischer, family practice - Bismarck;
Edith Green, microbiology; David Halverson, facilities; Kathleen
Hiller, family practice - Minot; Robin Holden, financial aid;
Monte Koshel, UND television; Mary Larson, internal medicine;
Thomas Leake, facilities; Darin Lee, mailing services; Cathy Lerud,
ASEND/EPSCoR; Helen Lund, mailing services; Geralyn Lunski, surgery;
Roxanne Miller, family practice - Grand Forks; Helen Murphy, College
of Business and Public Administration; Arlene Nelson, family practice
- Minot; Kari Nelson, student health services; Douglas Norgard,
facilities; Arden Nyland, flight support services; Maryann Olson,
facilities; Cheryl Parvey, family practice - Grand Forks; Wesley
Peck, EERC; Sharlene Rakoczy, physiology; Stephen Reller, accounting
services; Rebecca Rude, outreach programs; Leopoldo Saucedo, flight
operations and training; Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School; Teri
Sharp, mailing services; Judy Slominski, dining services; Lee
Smith, aerospace network; Lori Swinney, CILT; Neal Wilkerson,
Julie Arnold, rural health; Tammy Batzer, nursing; Roy Beard,
EERC; Diane Blue, finance; Patricia Bohnet, president’s
office; Jeanne Boppre, instructional development; Loran Carl,
facilities; Susan Carlson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Wilfred Cloutier, flight support services; Robert Davidson, facilities;
Tremayne Ebertowski, facilities; William Ekren, facilities; Roger
Gores, facilities; Jay Gunderson, EERC; Sharon Gustafson, flight
operations and training; John Haugen, EERC; Joan Hawthorne, University
writing program; Lori Hofland, registrar’s office; Peter
Johnson, University relations; Sharon Johnson, educational foundations
and research; Darlene Kenmir, housing; Carol Larson, facilities;
James Lindlauf, HNRC; Gary Lovejoy, facilities; Diane Martin,
housing; Deneen Marynik, history; Elaine Metcalfe, TRIO programs;
Dave Miedema, alumni association; Tonya Murphy, pharmacology and
toxicology; Keith Myers, UND police; Bernice Nokelby, facilities;
Frederick Oldroyd, flight support services; Dennis Pazderic, EERC;
Allison Ranisate, library of health sciences; Linda Reidhammer,
art; Darlyne Sather, EERC; Frances Scholand, dining services;
Dick Schultz, flight operations and training; Jon Schumacher,
facilities; Daniel Stepan, EERC; Kathleen Svare, HNRC; Bonnita
L. Thompson, rural health; Beth Toay, nursing; Kathryn Williams,
community medicine; Lynn Wolf, ITSS; Christopher Zygarlicke, EERC;
Jean Altepeter, budget office; Teresa Aubol, dean of students
office; Steven Benson, EERC; Wayne Blegen, EERC; Doris Bornhoeft,
ITSS; Gregory Boushee, facilities; Gail Confer, HNRC; John Deitz,
facilities; Raymond DeWall, EERC; Craig Eken, EERC; Dean Evenstad,
EERC; Susan Fleck-Sheppard, HNRC; James Ford, EERC; Ken Grohs,
EERC; Paul Gronhovd, EERC; Shannon Gullickson, communication;
Mylan Hackett, EERC; Douglas Hajicek, EERC; Rose Hanson, vending
and special services; Philip Harmeson, president’s office;
Glen Hoffarth, facilities; John Hurley, EERC; Doris Hustad, HNRC;
Jerry Johnson, facilities; Joyleen Johnson, human resources; Michael
Jones, EERC; Bonnie Jundt, ITSS; Vicki Kavadas, dining services;
Carla Kellner, ASEND/EPSCoR; Kimberly Kennedy, facilities; Mark
Kobe, HNRC; Kathleen Kraft, pediatrics - Fargo; Alan Lilke, EERC;
Randall Lillibridge, EERC; John Lutheran, EERC; Donald McCollor,
EERC; Kathleen McIntyre, HNRC; David Miller, EERC; Stanley Miller,
EERC; Diane Nelson, human resources; Daniel Nerby, athletics;
Edwin Olson, EERC; Allison Peyton, accounting services; Deann
Purcell, student health services; Randy Rasmussen, Chester Fritz
library; Butch Riske, EERC; Robert Russell, facilities; Rodney
Scilley, facilities; Richard Shockey, EERC; Elaine Speare, HNRC;
Lona Spicer, mathematics; Milton Stai, facilities; Joyce Sundby,
EERC; Michael Swanson, EERC; Carolyn Thompson, HNRC; James Tibbetts,
EERC; Ronald Timpe, EERC; Donald Toman, EERC; Karen Uhrich, EERC;
Jean Vorachek, EERC; Gregory Weber, EERC; Debra Wilson, nursing;
Constance Wixo, EERC;
Nora Amann, rural health; Byron Anderson, facilities; Suzanne
Belyea, housing; David Bowen, College of Business and Public Administration;
Michael Dohman, facilities; Dominga Fernandez, housing; Ronald
Guthmiller, facilities; Debra Haley, EERC; MaryDawn Howard, dining
services; James Jerombeck, facilities; Kathryn Klemisch, business
and vocational education; David Knittel, chemistry; Roxanne Korynta,
medical education; Julie Kosmatka, computer science; Nadine Kotowicz,
ITSS; Sandra Krom, pediatrics; Paulette Lindquist, payroll; Delaine
McGurran, University children’s center; Lee Nelson, nursing;
Sally Page, affirmative action; Catherine Perry, pathology; Lorna
Pesek, internal medicine; Judy Rosinski, transportation; Cynthia
Stoller, family practice - Grand Forks; Janice Swanson, dining
services; Paul Tollefsrud, housing; Deborah Vonasek, Chester Fritz
Patricia Berntsen, Chester Fritz library; Paul Clark, facilities;
Linda Duckstad, College of Business and Public Administration;
Linda Hussey, alumni association; Sherry Metzger, duplicating
services; Karen Myerchin, facilities; Neil Reuter, TRIO programs;
Dale Wilhelmi, facilities; Holly Wilson, facilities; Larry Zitzow,
Vernon Anderson, facilities; Diana Letexier, outreach programs;
Bonnie Nerby, accounting services; David Peterson, dining services;
Harriet Powers, education and human development; Phyllis Tweton,
Caryl Pederson, ITSS.
– Diane Nelson, Human Resources.
lists workshops for week of June 2-6
Below are U2 workshops for the week of June 2-6. Visit our web
site for additional workshops in June, July and August. The Summer
U2 newsletter containing workshops for June - August will arrive
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title/date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail, and how you first learned about
this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Records Management 101: June 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural
Technology Center. Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of records
around you? Is it sometimes hard to find the information you need
to do your job effectively? Do you have records that are from
the prehistoric ages, and do you want to get rid of them (legally)?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this hands-on
workshop to learn practical tips that you can start using today.
Presenter: Sara Bolken, UND records manager.
So You’re Putting Out a Major Publication? This seminar
will help you get started. June 5, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural
Technology Center. Are you an administrator who knows that a well-done
publication such as a catalog or view book is crucial to accomplishing
your unit’s strategic plan? Or are you a UND staff member
whose boss just plopped such a project on your desk? This half-day
seminar will get you ready to work with others to produce a printed
piece geared to specific audiences, containing appropriate content,
and presented in a visually appealing fashion. This is NOT a design
workshop. Our focus will be on determining audience and message,
as well as learning how to work with writers, designers, photographers
Topics are marketing considerations, the process from A to Z,
how to buy printing, UND’s graphic standards policy, writing
and design assistance, photo considerations, determining audience
and content, and answers to your questions. Presenters are Lowell
Brandner, printing center; Barry Brode, television center; Chuck
Kimmerle, Jim Penwarden, and Dave Vorland, University relations.
Laboratory Safety: June 5, 2 to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology
Center. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals
in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards
in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents
and emergencies. This training is required for all University
employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, safety
and environmental health.
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within
the University (U2).
form must be included with internal proposals
The proposal transmittal form (internal cover sheet), which must
be included with all external proposals, has been updated. Faculty
and staff are encouraged to use the form provided by Office of
Research and Program Development (ORPD), which is available in
PDF, Word and WordPerfect formats on the ORPD web site at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd/forms/intlfrms.htm.
Please remember that all proposals submitted for external funding
must be reviewed by grants and contracts administration and ORPD,
and must include a proposal transmittal form with signatures indicating
approval by the department chair, dean or executive head of the
unit, and all relevant compliance committees.
– William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
Foundation proposals now require inquiry letters
As of July 1, the Bush Foundation will require a letter of inquiry
from organizations interested in submitting full proposals for
the Nov. 1, 2003 application deadline and all future grants. Letters
of inquiry are recommended, but not required, for the July 1 grant
application deadline. Bush Fellowship programs are not affected
by this requirement. Requirements for the letter of inquiry can
be found at www.bushfoundation.org.
– William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support to expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human
rights; increase opportunities for the poor, the disenfranchised,
immigrants and people of color; and enhance and expand community
involvement in, and control over, economic and environmental decisions
affecting members of the community. Deadline: None. Contact: P.O.
Box 148, Lincoln, MA 01773.
AFRICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION, INC.
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant–Support
for research that identifies attitudinal and behavioral contributors
to African American academic success. Subjects of interest include
psychology, education, sociology, and African American studies.
Deadline: 6/27/03. Contact: Dorothy Holmes, 954-792-1117; email@example.com;
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research
Networks (PBRNs)–Support for exploratory/pilot projects
or feasibility studies, especially studies that explore network
strategies for assuring new research evidence is translated into
actual practice and that its impact is assessed; innovative uses
of information technology in primary care practices; feasibility
of implementing electronic health records in primary care and
assessing the impact on safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency
of care; optimal methods of delivering preventive services in
primary care settings; methods for improving community-based detection
and responses to emerging public health threats (including acts
of bioterrorism); and elucidation of primary care-based strategies
for diminishing disparities in health care delivery and health
outcomes for AHRQ priority populations. Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter
of Intent); 7/24/03 (Application). Contact: David Lanier, 301-594-1489;
BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION, INC.
Funding for research on the natural history, biochemical basis,
and treatment of Earth Syndrome (ES), an X-linked recessive, cardioskeletal
myopathy associated with neutropenia, growth delay, and diverse
biochemical abnormalities, among which are defects in mitochondrial
metabolism and phospholipid biosynthesis. Testing of initial hypotheses
and collection of preliminary data leading to successful long-term
funding by NIH and other major granting institutions is of special
interest. Contact: Kate McCurdy, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www2.mc.duke.edu/depts/gc/fedgrant/barth.html.
BINGHAM (WILLIAM) FOUNDATION
Support in the fields of education, health and human services,
science, and the arts; in order to strengthen civil society and
its institutions; work for an environmentally self-sustaining
world; educate family members and others in values and practices
of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and build
a sense of community among ourselves and the world. Deadline:
None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: 440-331-6350; info@WBinghamFoundation.org;
BLOWITZ -RIDGEWAY FOUNDATION
Support for medical, psychiatric, psychological and /or residential
care, and research programs in medicine, psychology, social science
and education. Deadline: None. Contact: Tina M. Erikson, 847-446-1010;
BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (BHP)
Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program–Funding
to prepare a workforce of healthcare professionals (e.g., continuing
education or curricular enhancement) to address medical consequences
of bioterrorism and other public health emergency preparedness
and response issues. “Other public health emergencies”
includes other forms of terrorism (such as use of chemical, explosive,
incendiary, or nuclear agents against the civilian population)
as well as natural disasters and catastrophic accidents. Deadline:
6/16/03. Contact: Lynn Rothberg Wegman, 301-443-1648; http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/default.htm;
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Cooperative Agreement to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Viral
Hepatitis Education and Training (VHET)–Funding for activities
to prevent and control viral hepatitis and its consequences. Deadlines:
6/5/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/7/03 (Application). Contact: Merlin
Williams, 770-488-2765; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11142.htm.
Steps to a Healthier U.S.: A Community-Focused Initiative to
Reduce the Burden of Asthma, Diabetes, and Obesity–Funding
for innovative and effective community-based health promotion
and chronic disease prevention and control programs that enable
persons to adopt healthy lifestyles that contribute directly to
prevention, delay, and/or mitigation of consequences of diabetes,
asthma, and obesity. Deadlines: 6/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/15/03
(Application). Contact: Sylvia Dawson, 770-488-2771; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
Therapeutics Development Grants--Support to develop commercial
products to benefit individuals with cystic fibrosis. Deadline:
None. Contact: Monika Last, 301-841-2645; email@example.com; http://www.cff.org/research/files/
DAVIS (EDWIN W. AND CATHERINE M.) FOUNDATION
Support for projects that lead to amelioration of social problems,
and to increase opportunities available to disadvantaged persons,
particularly in the fields of education, social welfare, mental
health, the arts, and environmental problems. Deadline: None.
Contact: 651-228-0935; 332 Minnesota Street,Suite 2100 , St. Paul,
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Community Outreach Partnership Centers Program (COPC)–Support
for projects to establish and operate Centers to assist in establishing
or carrying out outreach and applied research activities addressing
problems of urban areas. Each institution may be part of only
one consortium or submit only one application; therefore, please
contact ORPD if you are interested in applying for this grant.
Deadline: 6/24/03. Contact: Armand W. Carriere, 202-708-3061 x-3181;
JOHNSON (ROBERT WOOD) FOUNDATION
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization–Support
for policy analysis, research, evaluation and demonstration projects
that provide publication and private decision leaders with usable
and timely information on health care policy and financing issues.
Deadline: None. Contact: 202-292-6700; firstname.lastname@example.org;
KELLOGG (W. K.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development,
Youth and Education, Philanthropy and Volunteerism: Cross Programming
Work: Devolution. Deadline: None. Contact: email@example.com; http://www.wkkf.org/Grants/Application.asp.
Support for higher, primary and secondary education programs to
assist individuals in reaching their greatest potential and becoming
lifelong learners. Contact: 847-576-6200; http://www.motorola.com/MotorolaFoundation/.
NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION RESEARCH
AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Exercise by Children and Adolescents in Warm and Hot Environments–Funding
for projects to examine medically and clinically relevant effects
of prolonged exercise in hot environments on children and adolescents.
Contact: Michael R. Sitler, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.natafoundation.org/rfpexercisebychildren.html.
Deadlines: None (Preproposal); 9/1/03, 3/1/04 (Full Proposal).
NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Applied Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (AR): Characterization
of Strains of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus
Aureus (MRSA)--Support for applied research aimed at prevention
and control of emergence and spread of AR in the U.S., with a
focus on characterization of strains of community-associated MRSA.
Contact: Merlin Williams, 770-488-2765; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-10979.htm.
Deadlines: 6/4/03 (Letter of intent); 6/19/03 (Application).
Development and Testing of New Medications for Treatment of Emerging
Infectious Diseases--Support to develop and test new anti-infectious
agents developed from natural products primarily for use in humans.
Anti-infective agents for parasitic diseases are of particular
interest. Projects may include, but are not limited to, activities
such as identifying promising agents, purifying or creating them,
optimizing them for clinical use, and testing them. Deadline:
6/15/03. Contact: Lynn Walling, 770-488-2612; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11139.htm.
Primate Model for Studying Pathogenesis of Measles Infections
and Development of Improved Measles Vaccines--Support for studies
to define the genetic and immunologic basis for the pathogenesis
of measles virus and use this information to develop improved
vaccines for worldwide measles control efforts. Deadlines: 5/22/03
(Letter of Intent); 6/23/03 (Application). Contact: Jeff Napier,
770-488-2861; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11261.htm.
NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL)
Unsolicited Proposals–Support for research in all areas
of energy and energy-related research and development with an
emphasis on long-term, high-risk, high-payoff technologies. Deadline:
None. Contact: John Augustine, 412-892-4524; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Current NIAID grantees may apply for the Richard A. Asofsky Scholars
in Research Award for the purpose of supporting underrepresented
minority high school and college students in their research laboratories
to expose them to research career opportunities in the areas of
allergy, immunology, transplantation, microbiology, and infectious
diseases, including AIDS. Deadline: None. Contact: Joyce Hunter
Woodford, 301-496-6722; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-071.html.
Investigator-Initiated Small Research (R03) Grants–Support
for small research projects related to NAID’s mission that
can be carried out in a short period of time, with limited resources.
Types of projects supported include: pilot or feasibility studies;
small, self-contained research projects; research at small colleges
without well-developed research traditions; emergency research
support (e.g., in disaster situations); unexpected research opportunities;
projects by investigators changing fields/changing research direction;
innovative research; and development of new research technology.
Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: Carl W. Dieffenbach, 301-496-0637;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Research into Mechanisms of Fetal Growth Restriction. Contact:
John Ilekis, 301-496-5575; firstname.lastname@example.org;http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-018.html.
Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/23/03 (Application).
Research on Children Exposed to Violence–Support to enhance
understanding of children exposed to domestic violence, community
violence, and war/terrorism and for studies dealing with definition,
identification, epidemiology, prevention, etiology, effects, early
intervention, and mechanisms of violence exposure. Contact: Margaret
Feerick, 301-435-6882; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-096.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Ancillary Studies to NIMH Multi-Site Clinical Trials–Support
for ancillary studies that extend utility of the national resource
created in existing clinical trials in schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s
disease, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and
adolescent depression. Deadline: 9th of each month. Contact: John
K. Hsiao, 301-443-1185; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-095.html.
NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY
Graduate Student Internship Program–Support for graduate
students (below the doctoral level) interested in pursuing research
in radio astronomy, instrumentation and hardware development,
electrical engineering, or computer science. Deadline: None. Contact:
Tim Bastian, 434-296-0348; email@example.com; http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/grad-prog-in-id.shtml.
Pre-Doctoral Research–Support for Ph.D. thesis research
of students pursuing a degree in radio astronomy, engineering,
or computer science. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/pre-docs-research.shtml.
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)
Postdoctoral Research Participation Program (within 3 or fewer
years of Ph.D.); Research Associates Research Participation Program
(4-12 years experience); Sabbatical Research Participation Program
(senior scientists or engineers); and Senior Research Associate
Research Participation Program (more than 12 years’ experience)--
Support to conduct in-residence research at the Laboratory. Research
programs include: Renewable Energy Resources; National Wind Technology
Center; National Center for Photovoltaics; Center for Basic Sciences;
National Bioenergy Center; Transportation Technologies and Systems;
Buildings and Thermal Systems; and Research Support. Contact:
Human Resources Office, 303-384-7588; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
Research Associateships Program–Recent Ph.D. recipients
in natural science or engineering, or those with recent master’s
degrees in an engineering field or who expect to obtain the degree
before beginning the Associateship are eligible to apply. Deadline:
None. Contact: RA Coordinator, 613-993-9134; RA.Coordinator@NRC.CA;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Bridges for Engineering Education (BEE)–Funding for planning
grants to develop proposals to improve engineering content in
K-12 education, pedagogy in undergraduate engineering, and engineering
technology degree programs. Deadline: 6/25/03. Contact: Cynthia
Ekstein, 703-292-7941; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03561/nsf03561.htm.
Communicating Research to Public Audiences–Supplemental
funds to communicate to public audiences the process and results
of current NSF-supported research through informal science education
activities, such as exhibits, media presentations, or youth-based
activities. Deadline: None. Contact: Orrin Shane, 703-306-5106;
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants--Societal Dimensions
of Engineering, Science, and Technology--Funding for research
expenses not normally available through the university. The focus
is on: Ethics and Values Studies (EVS) and Research on Knowledge,
Science and Technology (RST). Deadlines: None (Letters of Intent,
Preliminary Proposals); 8/1/03, 2/1/04 (Full Proposal Target Date).
Contact: Rachelle D. Hollander, 703-292-5111; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Grants for Department-Level Reform of Undergraduate Engineering
Education–Funding for planning and implementation grants
to assist departmental and larger units in: developing comprehensive
plans to reformulate, streamline and update engineering and engineering
technology degree programs; developing new curricula for emerging
engineering disciplines; and meeting the emerging workforce and
educational needs of U.S. industry. Interdisciplinary experiments
are encouraged. Each institution may submit only one implementation
proposal; therefore, please contact ORPD if you are interested
in applying for this grant. Deadline: 6/25/03. Contact: Bruce
Kramer, 703-292-8380; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03562/nsf03562.htm.
NILES (LAURA J.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are primary, secondary, higher and special education,
literacy and ethics; economic self-sufficiency (entrepreneurialism,
mentoring, job training); and children and families, with an emphasis
on efforts to alleviate dependencies; animals, particularly dogs;
and especially efforts that help animals and people jointly. Deadline:
None. Contact: 203-629-8552; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.laurajnilesfoundation.org/.
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
Advanced Research Workshops (ARWs)–Support for workshops
to contribute to critical assessment of existing knowledge on
new and important topics, identify directions for future research,
and promote close working relationships between scientists from
different countries and with different professional experience.
Deadlines: 8/1/03, 11/1/03, 3/1/04 (Physical and Engineering Sciences);
9/1/03, 12/1/03, 4/1/04 (Life Sciences and Environmental and Earth
Sciences); 5/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (Security Related Civil Science).
Contact: Scientific Affairs Division, Telephone: 32 2 707 4111;
Collaborative Linkage Grants–Support for scientists in
NATO countries and those in partner countries to collaborate on
research projects. Deadlines and Contact: See above.
Expert Visits–Support for high level specialists, in all
areas of science, from NATO or NATO partner countries who wish
to benefit from one another’s expertise. Deadlines and Contact:
NORTHROP GRUMMAN FOUNDATION
Support for education-related initiatives that promote advancement
of literacy, math, science, and technology. Deadline: None. Contact:
NOYES (JESSIE SMITH) FOUNDATION, INC.
Support for projects related to protecting and restoring Earth’s
natural systems and that promote a sustainable society. Areas
of interest include toxics, sustainable agriculture, sustainable
communities, and reproductive rights. Deadline: None (Letter of
Inquiry). Contact: Christine AuYeung, 212-684-6577; email@example.com;
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)
Naval Historical Center Internship Program–Support for students
to gain professional work experience in areas related to their
educational programs and career goals. Deadline: None. Contact:
Edward M. Furgol, 202-433-6901; Furgol.Edward@nhc.navy.mil; http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/intern.htm.
Physical Science and Technology Research Program--Support for
research in the physical sciences, including physical chemistry,
atomic and molecular physics, polymer chemistry, electrochemical
science and technology, solid state and surface chemistry, and
organic and organometallic chemistry. Deadline: None. Contact:
703-696-4410; 331_Director@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/331_physical/default.htm.
Support for Materials Science and Technology Research, including
materials for ships and submarines, aircraft, tactical missiles,
propulsion systems, satellites, shore facilities (especially piers
and wharves), acoustic transducers, superconducting systems, and
numerous subsystems. Emphasis is also placed on materials processing
and support areas, such as welding, nondestructive evaluation
and corrosion control. Deadline: None. Contact: 703-696-4309;
Support for Mechanics and Energy Conversion Science and Technology
Research, including free-surface phenomena and two-phase flows,
turbulence, propulsors and flow structure interactions, energetic
materials, propulsion, and undersea weapons technology. Deadline:
None. Contact: 703-696-5075; 333_Contact@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/333_mechanics/default.htm.
Support for Processes and Prediction Research, including Environmental
Optics, Physical Oceanography, Biological and Chemical Oceanography,
Ocean Modeling and Prediction, High Latitude Dynamics, and Marine
Meteorology and Atmospheric Effects. Contact: 703-696-4120; 322_Contact@onr.navy.mil;
Deadline: None. If desired, planning letters or pre-proposals
may be submitted.
Support for Sensing and Systems Research, including ocean acoustics;
remote sensing and space; coastal geosciences; sensors, sources,
and arrays; sensing—information dominance; ocean engineering
and marine systems; and undersea signal processing. Deadline:
None, but 7/31/03 or 3/1/04 is Preferred for Sensors, Sources
and Arrays. Planning letters or preproposals may be submitted.
Contact: 703-696-2485; 321_Contact@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/321_sensing/default.htm.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and
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