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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 38: May 28, 2004
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TOP STORIES
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 needs
High school applicants sought for computing summer institute
U2 lists workshops

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Memorial Day holiday, summer hours listed
Paul Boswell named Native Media Center director
Chester Fritz Library announces staff award winners
Please return harassment training form
Accounting services office has moved to 115 Twamley
Changes to Code of Student Life due June 16
Employee reimbursements will be mailed in regular envelopes
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 training program
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 summer schedule
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, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 
 
 
EVENTS TO NOTE
 

Medical school plans seminars

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, 777-2293, mpickllo@medicine.nodak.edu.

 

Doctoral exams 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.

 

Seminar will 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 library.

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.

 
 

Conference will 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 services.

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 support.

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 Network
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 at 800-233-1737.

— 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 institute.

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, lazur@rwic.und.edu.

 

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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Announcements
 

Paul Boswell 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 center.
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.

 

Memorial Day 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, human resources.

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:
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.

Law library:
The Thormodsgard Law Library will be closed Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. — Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:
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.

 

Chester Fritz 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.

 

Please return 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, President.

 

Accounting services 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:
Accounting Services
PO Box 8356
Phone: 701-777-4131
Fax: 701-777-3948
Accounts Payable
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
Phone: 701-777-2015
Fax: 701-777-3086
Sharon Berning, controller
Christine Cavanaugh, asset management accountant
The following should be sent directly to finance and operations, Box 8364:
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 questions.
The following should be sent directly to accounting services, Box 8356:
Request for consideration of an exception to University policy.
Please contact either of the following: Allison Peyton, 777-2968, Allison.peyton@mail.und.nodak.edu, or Lisa Heher, 777-4575, Lisa.heher@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance and operations.

 

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 dean_of_students@mail.und.nodak.edu. — Jerry Bulisco, dean of students office, 777-2664.

 

Employee reimbursements 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.

 

Faculty, staff 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 project.
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.

 

Campus walking 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 subcommittee.

 
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GRANTS & RESEARCH
 

Funding opportunities 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.

 

Grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.
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; inquiry@afsp.org; 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; info@amscan.org; http://www.amscan.org/public.html. Deadlines: 8/15/04, 10/1/04.
GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION
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; info@glaucoma-foundation.org; http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/research.php?r=5. Deadline: 9/1/04.
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Extramural MCH Research Program–Support for applied research relating to maternal and child health services. Pediatric Research

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; rhaggerty@hrsa.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/HRSA/GAC/HRSA-05-051/Grant.html. Deadline: 8/15/04.
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; khensley@jdfcure.org; http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB9D7495-2A5E-7B6E-1B0EADA030969EBC.
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; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_s/nra/current/nnh04zss001n/appendA_4.html.
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; wur@ctep.nci.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-005.html.
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; vc24a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-020.html.
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; hartmulv@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-010.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)
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; mj145m@nih.gov; 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; dc128b@nih.gov; 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; tyreeb@mail.nih.gov; 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; lawler@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-121.html.
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; wfenton@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-05-003.html.
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; msesma@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-03-008.html. Deadlines: 8/22/04, 12/22/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
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; jm137f@nih.gov; 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; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-045.html.
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; kbryant@niaaa.nih.gov; 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; mhilton@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-048.html. 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; gmilman@niaid.nih.gov; 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; swajar@nibib.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-023.html.
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; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-123.html. 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; blaughon@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-172.html. Deadline: 9/1/04.
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; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-05-002.html.
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; mm768e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-168.html.
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 shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu) if you are interested in applying. Deadlines: 7/25/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/25/04 (Application). Contact: Aron Primack, 301-496-1653; primacka@mail.nih.gov; 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; mn52e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-084.html.
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; dstoff@nih.gov; 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; sbridges@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-146.html.
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; jw374e@nih.gov; 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; nwassef@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-020.html.

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; vs38j@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-024.html.
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; lbrady@mail.nih.gov; 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; fisherR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-018.html. Deadline: 7/26/04.
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; moyej@mail.nih.gov; 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; Snewcomer@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-139.html.
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;mhilton@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-132.html.
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; mgezmu@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-024.html. Deadline: 9/1/04.
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; ln10f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA.
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; timothy.coetzee@nmss.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Research-CareerTransition.asp.
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; eitsweir@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_clivar.html.
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; dnewlon@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/econ/start.htm.
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; hgrundma@nsf.gov; 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; czorn@nsf.gov; 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; ceavey@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04504. Deadline: 8/16/04.
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; ceavey@nsf.gov; 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; fscioli@nsf.gov; 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; depp@nsf.gov; 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; pwhite@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm. Deadlines: 8/15/04 (Regular proposal); 10/15/04 (Dissertation Proposal).
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; lgates@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04577/nsf04577.htm. Deadline: 7/26/04.
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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