Volume 41, Number 38: May 28, 2004
• Reminder to complete harassment training program
• University Letter lists summer schedule
EVENTS TO NOTE
• Medical School plans seminars
• Doctoral exams set for three students
• Seminar will focus on boron and zinc
• Conference will focus on children with special
• High school applicants sought for computing
• U2 lists workshops
• Memorial Day holiday, summer hours listed
• Paul Boswell named Native Media Center director
• Chester Fritz Library announces staff award
• Please return harassment training form
• Accounting services office has moved to
• Changes to Code of Student Life due June
• Employee reimbursements will be mailed in
• Faculty, staff need new ID card
• Campus walking trail maps available
GRANTS & RESEARCH
• Funding opportunities will not run in U
Letter as of July 1
• Grant opportunities listed
Reminder to complete harassment
We thank those who have completed harassment training. If you
have not yet completed the training, please do so immediately.
This training is required for all faculty and staff, graduate
students who teach, and students who supervise others in support
of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful campus community
for everyone. If you have any questions regarding how to access
the training program, please contact the Office of General Counsel
at 777-6345. Thanks for your cooperation.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
University Letter lists
University Letter will be published every other week during the
summer. Publication dates are: May 28, June 11 and 25, July 16
and 30, Aug. 13, 20, and 27. The deadline for article submission
remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published.
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.
The following seminars will be presented Friday, May 28,
in 3933 Medical School by the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, Pathyphysiology
of Neurodegenerative Disease, and the Department of Pharmacology,
Physiology and Therapeutics.
The first seminar, at noon, will be given by Scott A. Barman,
associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Medical
College of Georgia. He will discuss “Protein Kinase
C Modulation of Large Conductance, Calcium- and Voltage-Activated
Potassium Channels in Pulmonary Arterial Smooth Muscle.”
The second seminar, at 3 p.m., will be presented by D. Neil
Granger, Boyd Professor and head of molecular and cellular
physiology at LSU Health Sciences Center. He will present
“The Microcirculation: A Motor for the Inflammatory
Responses Associated with Hypercholesterolemia.”
Everyone is welcome. For further information, feel free
to contact me.
— Matthew Picklo, pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics,
set for three students
The final examination for the Ph.D. with a major in teaching
and learning will be held for Cindy Flom-Meland at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, June 1, in 308 Education Building. The dissertation
title is “The Quality of Life of Caregivers of Children
with Special Needs.” Lynne Chalmers (teaching and
learning) is the committee chair.
The final examination for the Ph.D. with a major in teaching
and learning: special education, will be held for Kari S.
Chiasson at 3 p.m. Monday, June 7, in 308 Education Building.
The dissertation title is “The Section 504 Process
in Middle Schools: Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and
Section 504 Coordinators.” Myrna Olson (teaching and
learning) is the committee chair.
The final examination for the Ph.D. with a major in clinical
psychology will be held for Jessica C. White Plume at 10:30
a.m. Thursday, June 10, in 201 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The
dissertation title is “Habituation to Repeated Visual
Visual or Verbal Worry Exposure and Subsequent Intrusive
Thuoghts and Images.” Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm (neuroscience)
is the committee chair.
Everyone is welcome.
— Joseph Benoit, dean,Graduate School.
focus on boron and zinc
The USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center lecture
series continues at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, in the HNRC
John M. Duxbury, professor of soil chemistry/organic matter
and director, Agricultural Ecosystems Programs, Cornell
University, will present “Boron and Zinc in Agricultural
Systems: Implications for Human Nutrition.”
— Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
focus on children with special needs
The North Dakota Family Connections Conference: When Children
Have Special Needs is set for Thursday through Saturday,
June 10-12, at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo.
This first-time conference seeks to build new ties and
enhance family support by bringing together families with
children who have delays, disabilities and chronic health
needs and the professionals who support those families.
It creates ongoing opportunities for families and providers
to build new and positive relationships at home, in schools
and in communities, access practical, research-based information
about children with special needs and their families; and
visit with policy makers about family support needs and
The conference is a platform for families with children
who have special needs and the professionals who support
them to work collaboratively. Families, educators, early
interventionists, family support specialists, social workers,
childcare workers, child developmental specialists, legislators,
therapists, administrators, counselors, and other professionals
who provide support to families are encouraged to attend.
Attendees will learn from national and local speakers;
participate in roundtable discussions; meet, network and
make connections with other families and professionals;
and work collaboratively to build new ties and enhance family
Costs are $50 for a professional or $50 for the first family
member plus $10 for each additional family member if you
register on or before June 2. Families may qualify for a
stipend or a conference scholarship to help defray expenses.
More information is available at www.conted.und.edu/connections.
The conference is coordinated by the office of conference
services and sponsored by Family Voices of N.D, Federation
of Families for Children’s Mental Health, N.D. Center
for Persons with Disabilities, N.D. Department of Human
Services, N.D. Department of Public Instruction, N.D. Protection
& Advocacy Project, N.D. State Improvement Grant, Path
N.D., Inc., Pathfinder Family Center, Inc., The Arc, Upper
Valley & UND Center for Rural Health Family-to-Family
Visit www.conted.und.edu/connections for more information,
to register online, or if you’re interested in becoming
a sponsor or exhibiting at the conference. You may also
contact the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
— Conference services.
High school applicants
sought for high performance computing summer institute
The Regional Weather Information Center and the University
of Minnesota Army High Performance Computing Research Center
are recruiting area high school students for a summer institute
on high performance computing (HPC), July 19-30. The objective
of the institute is to give students a chance to experience
computational science using HPC supercomputer systems.
At this program, students will learn how scientific problems
are modeled and solved using computers. Students will use
a simple physics problem to learn scientific programming
and run their solutions on the HPC supercomputer systems.
Then, students will use scientific software to solve more
complex problems in computational weather modeling on the
HPC systems. Students will give a brief presentation of
their work to visitors and parents on the last day of the
This program is intended for high school students who anticipate
graduation in 2005. Participants receive a stipend of $500
for the two-week program, which will be held in the Odegard
School facilities. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
each day, Monday through Friday. The registration deadline
is Monday, June 1. Applicants will be notified by July 1
if they have been accepted to the summer institute.
To request an application please contact me. – Deb
Lazur, Regional Weather Information Center, PO Box 9007,
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9007, 777-2479, email@example.com.
U2 lists workshops
Below are University Within the University (U2) workshops
for June 7-16. Visit our web site for additional workshops
in June, July, and August.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone
at 777-2128, e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online
at www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include the workshop title
and date, name, department, position, box number, phone
number, e-mail address, and how you learned about this workshop.
Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for
materials and number of seats.
Excel XP: Intermediate, June 7- 9, 9 a.m. to noon, 361
Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning.
Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export
data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data.
Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
The Art of Having Difficult Conversations, June 8, 8:30
to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee is $20.
This workshop will
help you to identify barriers to having difficult conversations,
as well as what works and doesn’t. Participants will
learn to identify whether a conversation is necessary, what
timing works best, and new skills for the beginnings, middles,
and ends of difficult conversations. Presenters: Dan Bjerknes
and Kristine Paranica.
Hiring International Employees: How to Acquire H-1B and
J-1 Visas, June 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m., International Center
Annex. This workshop will familiarize officials responsible
for hiring and supervising international faculty, researchers,
medical residents, and professional staff with U.S. non-immigration
requirements concerning employment at UND. You will discuss
H-1B and J-1 exchange visitor visas, the required steps
to obtain them from the U.S. government, and available UND
international programs assistance. Presenter: Will Young,
associate director of international programs.
HTML: Creating a Web Page Using HTML, June 14 and 16, 8:30
to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall (five hours total). Learn
to create a web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics,
and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Personal Safety and Security: Critical Issues, June 15,
9 to 11 a.m., Governor’s Room, Memorial Union. Violent
crimes occur all too often in the workplace, home, or in
the course of daily life. It is important that individuals
know what to do to protect themselves. This workshop will
identify underlying causes of violent crimes, warning signs,
methods for heading off serious situations, and planning
for prevention. Presenter: Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.
Controls to Eliminate Ergonomic Risk Factors, June 16,
1 to 3 p.m., conference room, Auxiliary Services. Methods
of addressing risk factors that could lead to cumulative
trauma disorders will be the focus of this presentation.
Administrative and engineering controls as well as work
process issues will be included. Ergonomic examples will
be presented by examining illustrations from programs at
Kennedy Space Center, Walt Disney World and a race car builder.
Presenter: Claire Moen.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
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named Native Media Center director
Paul Boswell has been named director of the School of Communication
Native Media Center. The John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation recently awarded a $305,000 grant to fund the
Boswell will be accomplishing three new initiatives for
the Native Media Center to bring Native American high school
and tribal college students into careers in journalism through
majoring in communication at UND.
These initiatives include traveling throughout the region
to recruit students, creating an electronic news magazine
for Native youth, and presenting an annual Native community
studio to provide students with hands-on experience in journalism.
Boswell, who is an enrolled member of the White Earth Indian
Reservation and is of Chippewa descent, received his Bachelor
of Science in Mass Communication from Bemidji State University
in 1981 and a master’s degree from North Dakota State
University in 1998. He has worked on the staffs of
weekly and daily newspapers in Minnesota and in public relations,
business marketing, and event promotion.
Boswell served as director of multicultural student services
at NDSU for the past six years. He provided direct
assistance to students who are African American, American
Indian, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino. His responsibilities
included programming, recruitment, and retention, as well
as supporting student organizations.
In April he received a Martin Luther King Award from UND
in recognition of his efforts to bring an anti-racism training
program into the North Dakota University System. —
Pamela Kalbfleisch, director, School of Communication.
holiday, summer hours listed
Memorial Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Monday, May 31, will be observed as Memorial Day by faculty
and staff members of the University. Only those employees
designated by their department heads will be required to
work on this holiday. – John Ettling, vice president
for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director,
Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are:
Saturday, May 29, closed; Sunday, May 30, closed; Monday,
May 31 (Memorial Day), 5 to 9 p.m. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Wellness center summer hours are: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. – Rose Allen, wellness center.
The Thormodsgard Law Library will be closed Saturday, May
29, through Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday.
— Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday, May 29, through
Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. The food court
is closed for renovation. Hours for Friday, May 28, are:
Administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; athletic ticket
office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45
p.m.; craft center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Credit Union, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; dining center closed; Union food cart, 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Internet Café and Loading Dock, 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.; sports center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking
office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; passport ID, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
post office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Stomping Grounds, 7:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.; student academic services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
student health promotions, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; U Turn C
Store, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Union services, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
learning center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; building hours, 7
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer hours resume Tuesday, June 1. The Union and all facilities
are closed weekends through Aug. 20. Weekday hours are:
Administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; athletic ticket
office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. (closed Mondays); craft center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Credit Union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dining center, 11:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.; Union food cart, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Internet
Café and Loading Dock, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; sports
center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking office, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; passport ID, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; post office, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Stomping Grounds, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; student
academic services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; student health promotions,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; U Turn C Store, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Union services, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; learning center, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. —
Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
Library announces staff award winners
Debbie Vonasek and Erica Trenbeath have been named Chester
Fritz Library outstanding support staff for 2004. The awards
were presented by President Charles Kupchella at the library
support staff reception May 13.
A selection committee composed of library and campus staff
and faculty reviewed nominations submitted from the UND
community. The award is based upon superior job performance,
completion of special library projects, and/or outstanding
service to the library, library profession or campus community.
Debbie Vonasek is the monographic orders and basic cataloging
library associate in acquisitions/bibliographic control.
The nominators noted she willingly performed additional
duties in the department while it was short-staffed. Her
devotion to accuracy resulted in savings to the library
by reducing unnecessary duplication of items ordered for
the collection. She was willing to work when needed to enable
the Library to meet deadlines. Debbie worked closely with
collection development librarians to ensure requested materials
are properly ordered, secured and placed in the various
library collections. She has been active in the library
staff association, both as a member and officer.
Erica Trenbeath is the circulation specialist in access
services. She was cited for taking on additional responsibilities
and duties when the library department was short staffed
and for providing exemplary customer service to patrons.
Erica was involved in the successful implementation of the
library’s electronic reserves system, providing students
with electronic access to journal articles placed on reserve
by faculty. She also had responsibility for supplying material
from the Department of Public Instruction special learners
collection to educators throughout the state and region.
The Chester Fritz Library outstanding support staff award,
given annually, includes $275 and a framed certificate.
Winners’ names are engraved on a wall plaque located
outside the library’s administrative office. —
Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
harassment training form
This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who
received, in March 2004, a set of training documents covering
issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment
training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was
to be signed and returned to the affirmative action office
by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please
do so immediately. Thank you. – Charles Kupchella,
office has moved to 115 Twamley
The accounting services/accounts payable office has moved
to 115 Twamley Hall. All phone numbers and post office boxes
remain the same:
PO Box 8356
PO Box 8370
The controller’s office and the asset management office
(inventory control) are no longer located in accounting
services and have moved to 116 Twamley Hall.
Finance and Operations Office
PO Box 8364
Sharon Berning, controller
Christine Cavanaugh, asset management accountant
The following should be sent directly to finance and operations,
Request for new fund numbers (see accounting services web
site at www.und.edu/dept/accounts for the required form).
Please contact Sharon Berning at 777-2015 if you have any
The following should be sent directly to accounting services,
Request for consideration of an exception to University
Please contact either of the following: Allison Peyton,
777-2968, Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Heher,
— Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance
Changes to Code
of Student Life due June 16
Changes to the Code of Student Life, 2004-2005, are due
to the dean of students office by Wednesday, June 16. Electronic
responses are encouraged to email@example.com.
— Jerry Bulisco, dean of students office, 777-2664.
will be mailed in regular envelopes
Accounting services will discontinue the use of tan kraft
envelopes to mail reimbursement checks for checks for travel,
FlexComp, etc. Checks will be mailed to employees in regular
white envelopes. — Lisa Heher, cash and investments
manager, and Alliston Peyton, accounts payable manager.
need new ID card
With the new ConnectND PeopleSoft software implementation
taking place this summer, all students, faculty and staff
will receive a new ID number to replace the current NAID
number. All current cardholders will require a new ID card.
If you are leaving campus for the summer, please stop by
the passport ID office to take a new photo before you leave.
All faculty and staff will be required to update photos
before July 1. The new ID card will be available this fall.
Thank you for your patience and willingness to support this
The campus passport ID temporary summer location will be
in Swanson Hall Concourse Room 10. Office hours are 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., the phone number is 777-2071. – Teresa
Blilie, campus passport ID office.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape? Become renewed and invigorated when outside?
Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial Union
and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
the trails. – Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness
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will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet
site for the global R&D community. COS brings together
the world’s most prominent scientists and researchers
at more than 1,600 universities, corporations and government
agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that
enable these professionals to communicate, exchange information
and find the people and technologies that are important
to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the U-Letter. Consequently,
as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples
of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to
COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent
searches for research opportunities using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD
will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS
beginning in March, 2004. Please check the U-Letter for
the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
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.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP)
Pilot Grants support clinical, biological, or psychosocial
research on the problem of suicide. Deadlines: 8/15/04,
12/15/04. Contact: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
212-363-3500; email@example.com; http://www.afsp.org/research/grants.htm.
AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF)
Public Project Proposals–Support to promote cultures
of the Nordic countries in the U.S./American culture in
Nordic countries by encouraging programs that enhance public
appreciation of culture, art, and thought. Contact: American-Scandinavian
Foundation, 212-879-9779; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.amscan.org/public.html.
Deadlines: 8/15/04, 10/1/04.
Support for research to determine causes of glaucoma, improve
methods of treatment, and develop cures for the various
kinds of glaucoma. Contact: Ali Hodin Baier, 212-285-0080;
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Extramural MCH Research Program–Support for applied
research relating to maternal and child health services.
Network Program–Support for a pediatric applied research
network to promote coordinated, multi-centered research
activities focused on translating research to practice.
Contact: Rita Haggerty, 301-443-2207; email@example.com;
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL (JDRF)
Innovative Grants support research relevant to Type 1 diabetes
in the following areas: prevention of Type 1 diabetes and
its recurrence, restoration of normal metabolic control;
and avoidance and reversal of complications. Deadlines:
8/15/04, 1/15/05. Contact: Kathryn Hensley, 212-479-7565;
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Astrophysics Theory--Support for research to develop basic
theory needed for NASA space astrophysics programs. Deadlines:
6/25/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/27/04 (Application). Contact:
Michael Salamon, 202-358-0441; Michael.H.Salamon@nasa.gov;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Quick-Trials for Novel Cancer Therapies–Support for
translational research in new agent development to ensure
timely exploitation of new cancer therapeutic approaches,
including development of new cancer prevention agents. Deadline:
8/9/04. Contact: Roy Wu, 301-496-8866; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control–Support
for new investigators or established scientists refocusing
their research who are conducting behavioral research in
cancer control. Support is provided for pilot projects,
development and testing of new methodologies, secondary
data analyses, or innovative studies to provide a basis
for more extended research. Deadlines: 8/20/04, 12/22/04.
Contact: Veronica Chollette, 301-435-2837; email@example.com;
Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology–Short-term
awards support pilot projects, testing of new techniques,
or development of innovative projects that may provide a
basis for more extended cancer research. Deadlines: 8/20/04,
12/20/04, 4/20/05, 8/22/05. Contact: Virginia Hartmuller,
301-594-3402; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-010.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Secondary Analysis of Data on CAM Use in Minority Population–Support
for secondary analyses of existing data sets regarding complementary
and alternative medicine (CAM) use in racial and ethnic
minority populations. Deadlines: 8/16/04, 8/16/05. Contact:
Morgan N. Jackson, 301-402-1278; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-102.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Microbicide Design and Development Teams–Support for
consortia of scientists with product development experience
that have identified a promising microbicide concept, and
devised a plan for its targeted development into a product
testable in humans. Deadline: 8/13/04. Contact: Donald Collie,
301-496-0992; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-04-022.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Research on Crystal Deposition Arthropathies–Support
for research on improved diagnosis and treatment of major
crystal deposition arthropathies including gout, calcium
pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease,
and hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease. Contact:
Bernadette Tyree, 301-594-5032; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-006.html.
Deadlines: 7/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment–Support
for research on the effect of in utero exposures that cause
permanent functional changes that are not overtly, grossly
teratogenic and result in increased susceptibility to disease
or dysfunction later in the life span. Deadline: 8/12/04.
Contact: Cindy Lawler, 919-316-4671; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Cooperative Drug Development Group (CDDG) for Treatment
of Serious Mental Illness--Support for proof-of- concept
studies of novel mechanism drug candidates and promising
investigational new drugs for treatment of serious mental
disorders. Deadlines: 7/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/25/04
(Application). Contact: Wayne S. Fenton, 301-443-9700; email@example.com;
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity
in the Mental Health Research Arena–Support for doctoral
candidates from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented
in biomedical and behavioral science to pursue research
careers in any area relevant to the research mission of
the NIMH. Contact: Michael A. Sesma, 301-443-2847; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 8/22/04, 12/22/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Clinical Trial Planning Grants support organization of activities
critical for successful implementation of high-risk, complex,
or large-scale clinical trials. Deadlines: 8/15/04, 12/15/04.
Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-051.html.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine–Support
for nanoscience and nanotechnology research with potential
for valuable contributions to biology and medicine. Deadline:
8/18/04. Contact: Eleni Kousvelari, 301-594-2427; Kousvelari@de45.nidr.nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS–Support for multidisciplinary,
interdisciplinary, and collaborative studies focused on
a range of epidemiologic and intervention issues within
HIV and alcohol. Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: Kendall Bryant,
301-402-9389; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-039.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Alcohol Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Societies–Support
for cross-national and international multidisciplinary research
on the intersection of alcohol consumption and the HIV epidemic.
Contact: Mike Hilton, 301-402-9402; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Basic Sciences Program--SBIR/STTR–Support for basic
and applied research on the causes, diagnosis, and prevention
of HIV and AIDS. Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Gregory
Milman, 301-496-8666; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.
Bioengineering Research Partnerships–Support for partnerships
in basic, applied, and translational multidisciplinary research
that address important biological or medical research problems.
Deadlines: 6/20/04, 11/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/20/04,
1/20/05 (Application). Contact: Richard E. Swaja, 301-451-4779;
Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of
Mental Disorders and AIDS–Support for collaborative
intervention trials and other clinical and services studies
at two or more sites. Contact: Bruce B. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728;
Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05.
Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy–Support for
research on fundamental biochemical or pathogenic mechanisms
of metabolic complications associated with HIV-disease and
antiretroviral therapy. Contact: Barbara Laughon, 301- 402-2304;
Development of In Vitro Models of Human Oral Mucosa Relevant
to AIDS and Mucosal Infections–Support for research
that will lead to development and validation of a practical
and physiologically relevant in vitro human model of the
oral mucosa that can be used to study HIV infection and
complications associated with AIDS under highly controlled
conditions. Deadlines: 7/28/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/26/04
(Application). Contact: Mostafa Nokta, 301-594-7985; Mostafa.Nokta@nih.gov;
Economic Evaluation of Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Services for HIV/AIDS–Support for research on the
economics of HIV/AIDS services that are utilized in conjunction
with drug abuse treatment or prevention services. Deadlines:
9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: William S. Cartwright,
301-443-4060; WC34B@NIH.GOV; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-164.html.
Enrolling Women and Minorities in HIV/AIDS Research Trials–Support
to study innovative strategies for enrolling women and racial
or ethnic minorities into HIV/AIDS clinical research trials.
Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Matthew Murguia, 301-435-7164;
Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research
Training Program (ICTIRT)–Support to establish research
training programs to contribute to the capacity of developing
country investigators and institutions to conduct human
trauma and injury research relevant to health needs of that
country. NOTE: UND may submit only one application per year;
therefore, please contact ORPD (7-4278 or email@example.com)
if you are interested in applying. Deadlines: 7/25/04 (Letter
of Intent); 8/25/04 (Application). Contact: Aron Primack,
301-496-1653; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-083.html.
Glial Cell Inflammatory Mechanisms of HIV-1 Induced Cell
Injury in the Nervous System–Support for research
into the role of neuroinflammation in the initiation and
expansion of cellular injury and death in the context of
HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system (CNS). Deadlines:
9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; email@example.com;
HIV/AIDS, Severe Mental Illness, and Homelessness–Support
for studies on the severe mental illness population or homeless
persons with special attention to development, implementation,
evaluation, dissemination and translation of effective HIV-prevention
interventions. Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: David
M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-024.html.
HIV Therapeutics: Targeting Research Gaps–Support
for studies in specific areas identified as underexplored
in current HIV therapeutics research, including: discovery
and validation of viral and cellular targets for which no
FDA-approved therapeutic agents exist; innate immunity as
it relates to susceptibility to HIV infection, to disease
progression, and to new therapeutic strategies; identification
of agents/strategies for targeting and eliminating HIV reservoirs;
and design and development of therapeutic concepts to address
immune deficits of HIV-infected individuals. Deadlines:
9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: Sandra Bridges, 301-496-8198;
Innovation Grant Program: Approaches in HIV Vaccine Research–Support
for prophylactic vaccine research projects that are particularly
innovative, novel, may be high risk/high impact, and that
exhibit potential to advance AIDS prophylactic vaccine design
or evaluation. Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Jon Warren,
301-402-0633; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-082.html.
Innovation Grants for AIDS Research–Support for studies
to test novel and significant hypotheses for which there
is scant precedent or limited preliminary data and which,
if confirmed, would have a substantial impact on current
thinking and understanding of HIV/AIDS; or projects that
develop innovative techniques or methodologies with in vivo
relevance that will provide new insights into HIV pathobiology.
Areas of interest are: Therapeutics discovery, Microbicide
discovery, and Pathogenesis research. Deadlines: 9/1/04,
1/2/05. Contact: Nabila M. Wassef, 301-435-3751; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Molecular Epidemiology of Cancers Associated with Acquired
Immunodeficiency–Support for interdisciplinary studies
to better understand molecular epidemiology and role of
cofactors in etiology and pathogenesis of preneoplastic
conditions and cancers occurring among persons infected
with the human immunodeficiency virus. Deadlines: 9/1/04,
1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: Vaurice Starks, 301-402-9375; email@example.com;
Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network (MLSCN)–Support
to establish centers to provide innovative high throughput
molecular screening (HTS) approaches for identification
of small organic molecules (compounds) active in biological
assays, and synthetic chemistry to improve utility of these
molecules as bioactive probes for in vitro, and potentially
in vivo, studies of normal and abnormal physiology of cells,
organs, model systems, and/or organisms. Deadlines: 7/26/04
(Letter of Intent); 8/24/04 (Application). Contact: Linda
Brady, 301-443-5288; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-017.html.
Nanomedicine Center Concept Development Awards–Support
to establish Centers to stimulate development of radically
new technologies that might provide novel strategies and
new insights for cell biological studies of intracellular
molecular interactions. Contact: Richard S. Fisher, 301-451-2020;
Nutrition and Development, Treatment, and Prevention of
HIV Disease in Women, Infants, and Children–Support
for new and experienced basic scientists, epidemiologists,
and clinical investigators to conduct studies to further
understanding of the relationship between nutrition and
HIV. Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: Jack Moye,
Jr., 301-496-7350; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-163.html.
Research on HIV/STD Prevention Messages–Support for
studies examining interrelationships among various attributes
of communication about HIV risk and prevention, and consequences
of communication for individuals, groups, and populations.
Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: Susan Newcomer, 301-435-6981;
Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Data
Sets–Support for secondary analysis of existing data
sets to advance knowledge of relationships between alcohol
use and risk, progression, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Deadlines:
9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: Michael Hilton, 301-402-9402;firstname.lastname@example.org;
Statistical Methods in HIV/AIDS Research–Support to
develop original statistical methods to advance understanding,
treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Contact: Misrak Gezmu,
301-435-3722; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-024.html.
Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings–Support
for scientific meetings relevant to the NIH scientific mission
and to public health. Deadlines: 8/15/04, 12/15/04. Contact:
Linda M. Stecklein, 301-402-7989; LS41G@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-176.html.
Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Semen–Support
for research on the biology of HIV in semen. Deadlines:
9/1/04, 1/2/05, 5/1/05. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, Jr., 301-594-7717;
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (NMSS)
Career Transition Fellowships support postdoctoral trainees
committed to conduct MS-related research. Deadlines: 9/1/04
(Preliminary application); 2/13/05 (Full Application). Contact:
Timothy Coetzee, 212-476-0478; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)–Support
to study climate variability and predictability from seasons
to years; decadal to centennial climate variability; and
model and detect anthropogenic climate change. Deadlines:
8/15/04 (Division of Ocean Sciences); None (Division of
Atmospheric Sciences). Contact: Eric Itsweire, 703-292-8582;
Economics Program–Support for research to improve
understanding of processes and institutions of the U.S.
economy and the world system of which it is a part. Current
topics are: computational economics, transformation of command
economies, human resource-related issues and global environmental
change. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact: Daniel H. Newlon, 703-292-8761;
Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG)–Support
to respond to scientific needs of pressing importance, take
advantage of current scientific opportunities, or prepare
ground for anticipated significant scientific developments
in the mathematical sciences. Deadline: 8/20/04. Contact:
Helen G. Grundman, 703-292-4876; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02129.
Law and Social Science Program–Support for social
scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules,
institutions, processes, and behaviors, including, but not
limited to, research to enhance scientific understanding
of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as
these relate to law; dynamics of legal decision making;
and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations
and changes in legal institutions. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact:
Christopher J. Zorn, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/start.htm.
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)–Support
for interdisciplinary, methodologically innovative research
grounded in theory. Funding is available for: general research
and infrastructure activities; mid-career research fellowships;
research on survey and statistical methodology; and doctoral
dissertation research. Contact: Cheryl L. Eavey, 703-292-7269;
Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities–Fellowships
in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences
to facilitate interactions among statisticians and social,
behavioral, or economic scientists. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact:
Cheryl L. Eavey, 703-292-7269; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/midcareer.htm.
Political Science Program–Support for research to
advance knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government,
and politics. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact: Frank Scioli,
703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/start.htm.
RIDGE 2000–Support for studies focused on limited,
scientifically defined geographic areas; co-location of
experiments in space and time; and integration across a
wide range of disciplines. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact: David
Epp, 703-292-8581; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02011.
Sociology Program–Support for research on problems
of human social organization, demography, and processes
of individual and institutional change. Theoretically focused
empirical investigations aimed at improving explanation
of fundamental social processes is encouraged. Contact:
Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.
Deadlines: 8/15/04 (Regular proposal); 10/15/04 (Dissertation
Water Cycle Research (WCR)–Support for research to
enhance understanding of the water cycle and its function
as a transport agent for energy and mass (water and biologically/geochemically
reactive substances). Contact: Lydia Dumenil-Gates, 703-292-8522;
U.S. ARMY SBIR PROGRAM
SBIR 2004.3–Support for research conducted by industry-academia
partnerships. See the complete announcement at the website
below for the 258 technical topics. Deadline: 8/12/04. Contact:
Susan Nichols, 703-806-0980; http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/sbir/solicitations/sbir043/army043.
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