University Letter

Volume 39, Number 38: May 31, 2002

Faculty Promotions Announced

Tenure Granted To Faculty Members

University Letter Lists Summer Schedule


SBIR Proposal-Writing Workshop Set For June 5, 6

Museum Lists Summer Exhibitions, Events

UND Summer Picnic Features Family Fun

“Buzz On Biz” Youth Academy Open To Middle School Students

Steam Shut Down Rescheduled For Aug. 14, 15


Faculty/Staff Participation Sought For New Student Orientation

Posters Sought For Getting Started Collage

Submit Federal Contracts Early For Review

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

CILT Will Not Dub Tapes In June, July

Please Recycle Paper

Transportation Open House Winners Named

Twamley Snack Bar Has New Summer Hours

Museum Cafe Offers New Lunch Menu

Parent Volunteers Sought For Study


April Grant Awardees Listed

Scholarly Activities Committee Awards Travel Funds

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Faculty Promotions Announced

President Kupchella approved promotions in rank for the following individuals effective Aug. 16.

To Professor: Daniel Biederman, economics; John Erjavec, chemical engineering; Ginny Guido, nursing; Kenneth Hansen, accounting and business law; Thomas Hill, microbiology and immunology; Nathan Kobrinsky, pediatrics; Susan Koprince, English; Jaesun Park, management; David Perry, social work; Gary Towne, music.

To Associate Professor: Anthony Borgerding, chemistry; Dee Ann Ellingson, accounting and business law; Sherrie Fleshman, languages; Ahmad Ghassemi, geology and geological engineering; Loretta Heuer, nursing; Syed Mehdi, internal medicine; Kimberly Porter, history; Sandra Short, physical education and exercise science; Margaret Zidon, teaching and learning.

– Charles Kupchella, President.


Tenure Granted To Faculty Members

The State Board of Higher Education has granted tenure to the following faculty members for the 2002-2003 academic year.

College of Arts and Sciences: Anthony Borgerding, chemistry; Sherrie Fleshman, languages; Terry Huffman, sociology; Debra Maury, languages; Kimberly Porter, history; Jeffrey Weatherly, psychology.

College of Education and Human Development: Steven Kraft, social work; Sandra Short, physical education and exercise science; Margaret Zidon, teaching and learning.

School of Engineering and Mines: Ahmad Ghassemi, geology and geological engineering.
College of Nursing: Loretta Heuer, nursing.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Holly Brown-Borg, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Gene Homandberg, biochemistry and molecular biology; Raymond Smego, internal medicine; Roxanne Vaughan, biochemistry and molecular biology; Mary Wakefield, family medicine.

Charles Kupchella, President.

University Letter Lists Summer Schedule

The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9, 23, and 30. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints.

If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621,




SBIR Proposal-Writing Workshop Set For June 5, 6

The Center for Innovation, along with the SBA Rural Outreach Project, will host a two-day proposal-writing workshop Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, for companies interested in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The workshop will feature Gail and Jim Greenwood of Greenwood Consulting Group, who are well-known for their work in assisting high technology businesses to write winning proposals for the SBIR program.

On the first day, the Greenwoods present a comprehensive overview of SBIR and STTR (including recent changes in both programs) and a detailed discussion of a recommended four-step process for developing a competitive phase I proposal. It is open to potential and experienced SBIR/STTR companies, as well as those who serve them. Participants will be entitled to a free proposal review by the Greenwoods, a service that would otherwise cost $500 (details provided at the workshop). If you are considering the SBIR/STTR program, attendance at this event is recommended.

On the second day, the Greenwoods will focus on how to develop a defensible and accurate cost proposal for your SBIR project, and will cover important related topics such as indirect rates, unallowable expenses, and audits.

During the two-day workshop, Richard Palmer, ATP business consultant, will visit Grand Forks and will meet one-on-one with companiesthe morning of June 5. During the SBIR/STTR workshop, Dr. Palmer will present a brief overview of ATP, the Advanced Technology Program.

The tentative workshop agenda follows.

Wednesday, June 5: 12:30 p.m., registration, welcome; 12:45 p.m., SBIR overview; 1:45 p.m., recent changes in the SBIR program; 2:15 p.m., break; 3 p.m., ATP overview; 3:30 p.m., proposal strategy; 4:45 p.m., tips for proposal preparation; 6:15 p.m., dinner break; 6:45 p.m., proposal critique; 7:30 p.m., North Dakota program to assist SBIR companies; 7:45 p.m., questions and answers, evaluation.

Thursday, June 6: 9 a.m., registration and welcome; 9:15 a.m., basic government accounting concepts; 10:15 a.m., break; 10:30 a.m., the FAR and its importance; 10:45 a.m., format of the cost proposal; 11:30 a.m., keeping track of your expenses and estimating costs: part 1; noon, networking lunch; 1 p.m., keeping track of your expenses and estimating costs: part 2; 1;30 p.m., cost proposal formats of different SBIR/STTR agencies; 2:15 p.m., break; 2:30 p.m., exercise: preparing a basic phase I SBIR cost proposal; 3:30 p.m., a word about audits of SBIR/STTR projects; 4 p.m., questions and answers, evaluation.

To reserve space at the workshop, contact Steph Blair or Ryan Meyer at the Center for Innovation, 777-3132, or by e-mail at or – Center for Innovation.


Museum Lists Summer Exhibitions, Events

Following are summer exhibitions and events at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Exhibitions: Thursday, June 13, opening reception for the “Art of Ross Rolshoven,” and “To Protect and Serve: the L.A.P.D. Archives.” The exhibitions will be on display through Aug. 4.

Summer Music: Tuesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., free summer music concert with Elizabeth Rheude, clarinetist; Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m., free summer music concert with Mary Marshall, jazz pianist and vocalist; Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., free summer music concert with Penumbra, a trio blending acoustic guitars, vocals and Latin percussion. Members are Steven Rand, Richard McGurran and Toby Haugen; Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m., free summer music concert with original music by Canadians David Hasselfield, saxophonist, and Rick Boughton, jazz pianist; Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., free summer concert with Chappy, guitarist and singer, who will play original acoustic folk/pop music.

Summer Art Day Camp: session one, July 8-12, ages 7-11, mask-making with Sue Fink; session two, July 15-19, ages 12 and up, forensics, with police officers, University professors and forensic specialists; session three: July 22-26, ages 12 and up, creating your own space with Sue Fink; session four: July 29 through Aug. 2, ages 7-11, public art with Adam Kemp.
For information, call 777-4195. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


UND Summer Picnic Features Family Fun

The UND summer picnic (formerly the wild west BBQ) will be held Tuesday, June 18, at Wilkerson Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All students, faculty, staff, and families are invited. Tickets, $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12, can be purchased at the door.
This year we are excited to present entertainment from Penny and Pals. This high-energy, fun-filled family concert features Kids Kollectibles music and characters. Now in their 10th year of performing, Gail Benson and Penny Andrist bring a unique combination of award-winning original music and audience participation to each show. Check out for more information on the show. Come join in the great family fun! Sponsored by facilities, dining services, housing, resident managers, and University apartment programming board (UAPB).


“Buzz On Biz” Youth Academy Open To Middle School Students

The College of Business and Public Administration, in conjunction with the Division of Continuing Education, will offer its third annual Buzz on Biz NxLevel Youth Entrepreneurship Academy Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2. This five-day camp offers a hands-on approach for students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade to learn about small business. Throughout the one-week day camp, participants will discover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and learn how to organize, manage and fund a business. Students will also create, market and sell their own inventions.

The camp schedule follows: Monday through Wednesday, July 29-31, from 8 a.m. to noon, students will learn the techniques of operating a small business; Thursday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., students will invent products, then sell them to the public at Wal-Mart; Friday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., parents are invited to the graduation ceremony and luncheon, beginning at noon.

Tuition cost for the camp is $40, which includes the Buzz on Biz guide, snacks and a T-shirt. Actual camp tuition cost is $65; all registrants received a $25 scholarship from sponsors to cover a portion of the camp fee. Sponsors include Myra Foundation, Gand Forks Optimist Club, UND Small Business Development Center, Wal-Mart and Bremer Bank.

For additional information, please contact me at 777-4260 or buzz to our web site at – Jennifer Raymond, Continuing Education.


Steam Shut Down Rescheduled For Aug. 14, 15

The annual steam shut down has been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 and 15.

Steam heating and cooling will be turned off around midnight Aug. 14 to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution system and steam plant equipment. Steam service should be restored during the evening of Aug. 15.

There will be no hot water in buildings that have steam-heated water heaters. In addition, steam-run air conditioners in Upson II, Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher will be shut off for the duration of the steam shut down.

The dates have been proposed to minimize inconvenience to the University community.

If you have a problem with these dates, please contact Debbie at 777-2371. Thank you for your cooperation. – Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.



Faculty/Staff Participation Sought For New Student Orientation

The student ambassadors are seeking faculty and staff members to participate in the upcoming fall new student orientation. Faculty and staff members will be paired with a student ambassador and a small group of new students. The faculty/staff member and student ambassador will facilitate a small group discussion to answer any questions the students may have about UND. For more information please contact me at 777-66468 or e-mail – Katie Schmidt, Special Programs Coordinator, Student Academic Services.

Posters Sought For Getting Started Collage

The “Getting Started” program, which advises and registers new students, begins Monday, June 3. We’d like to showcase the diverse activities, programs, and majors available here with a display of posters from your group. This will be assembled on a wall divider under the heading of “A Lifetime of Experiences at UND.”

If you have any posters left from last year or posters ready for the coming year that you’d like to display, please let me know. Send them to Box 7140, call 777-6393, or e-mail for pick up. – Dawn Botsford, Special Events Coordinator, Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office.

Submit Federal Contracts Early For Review

David Schmidt of grants and contracts administration will have limited time available to devote to the review and processing of federal contracts because of his obligations to the Connect North Dakota project. Requests for proposals and all other terms and conditions relevant to the contract proposal should be forwarded to him as soon as possible since other staff in that office do not have expertise in contracts. This will allow Schmidt an opportunity to review the contract requirements and facilitate timely submission of the proposal. When a contract is awarded, slight delays may occur in the review and negotiation of the agreement, pending his availability.

Your cooperation and patience are appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact grants and contracts administration at 777-4151. – David Schmidt, Director, Grants and Contracts Administration.


Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed


Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries: June 18, 11 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center. This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. The workshop will review UND’s procedures as well as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen, Affirmative Action.


The Hiring Process at UND and How To Reference Check: June 12, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Governors Room, Memorial Union. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.
How to Apply Effective Discipline in the Workplace: June 19, 1 to 3 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. To be effective, discipline should be progressive and allow recipients the opportunity to overcome their shortcomings at each step of the process. Discover appropriate ways to accomplish what can be a difficult and stressful task. Presenter: Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.


Don’t Get Burned . . . : June 13, 9 to 11 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health, and Mike Powers, Facilities.

Preventing Workplace Violence: June 20, 2 to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Workplace violence occurs all too often. Communication and training can help to prevent and deal with employee and/or client violence. This workshop will identify underlying causes of workplace violence, warning signs, methods for heading off serious situations, and planning for prevention. Presenters: Duane Czapiewski, UND Police and Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.


Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact Amy Noeldner at the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-2140, e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, and e-mail address; the title and date of the event; and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – Amy Noelder, University Within the University.


CILT Will Not Dub Tapes In June, July

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will not accept dubbing requests for video and audio cassette tapes in June and July. The center will resume dubbing of video and audio cassette tapes beginning Aug. 1. – Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.


Please Recycle Paper

Recycling half of the paper used throughout the world today would free 20 million acres of forest land from paper production. Remember to recycle your paper when you purge files, move, or just do some spring cleaning. Contact your building services technician or the recycling office at 777-4878 if you have any questions.

One is not enough . . . recycle! – Jance Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.


Transportation Open House Winners Named

Thank you to all who attended our open house May 16 to help recognize national transportation week on our campus. Over 200 staff, faculty, administrators, and outside agency employees toured our facilities and met our staff.

The following people won door prizes: Mike Lindquist (facilities/paint shop), and Jane Beasley (nursing), Ray Richards golf passes; David Rieder (facilities/grounds), and Wayne Kroetsch (ND DOT, Grand Forks), DeMers Amoco 10-car washes; Del Hager (social work), vehicle emergency kit from the safety office; Chad Shmake (UMAC), CSK Auto flashlight assortment; Jerry Braaten (facilities), and Jim Buckhouse (central foods), CSK Auto jumper cables; Pam Mattson (facilities/lockshop), Billie Gaddie (facilities), Pam Zimbleman (facilities), John Evans (ND DOT, Grand Forks), Keith Anderson (housing), and Doris Bjornseth (theatre arts), H.E. Everson can coolers. – Transportation Office.


Twamley Snack Bar Has New Summer Hours

Effective Monday, June 17, the Twamley Snack Bar will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. The change is due to the reduced level of customer traffic at the beginning and end of the day. We appreciate your assistance as we implement our new hours. – Orlynn Rosaasen, Director, Dining Services.


Museum Café Offers New Lunch Menu

The Museum Café will introduce its new lunch menu June 3. Fresh strawberry pie is back by popular demand, along with our very own caramel fudge ice cream mud pie. Order a wedge, slice or whole pie, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our new menu boasts a variety of delicious bread bowl salads, and we continue to offer our best sellers, the turkey grill sandwich and caprise. Café reservations are accepted for groups of four or more, and the conference room is available for groups of six to 12. Enjoy our summertime, outdoor seating in our sculpture garden with service for lunch or coffee. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Parent Volunteers Sought For Study

Attention parents! I am seeking married couples with children aged 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study on parenting. Earn $10 per couple. For more information, contact Erin Tentis at 777-3212 or e-mail – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Erin Tentis, Psychology Graduate Student.




April Grant Awardees Listed

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the months of April 2002:

Anthropology: Dennis Toom; Aviation: Kimberly Kenville; Biology: Richard Crawford, Sally Pyle; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Reserach: Edward Simanton; Chemistry: Evguenii Kozliak; David Tilotta; Civil Engineering: Nabil Suleiman; Economics and Public Affairs: Mary Kweit; EERC: Christina Behr-Andres, Steven Benson, Barry Botnen, Donald Cox, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands, Curt Foerster, Jay Gunderson, David Hassett, Steven Hawthorne; Loreal Heebrink, Melanie Hetland; Robert Jensen, Marc Kurz, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Beronica Lee, Donald McCollar, Erin O’Leary, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, A. Rokan, Jaroslav Solc, Daniel Stepan, Edward Steadman, Michael Swanson, Li Yan; Geology and Geological Engineering: Philip Gerla; HNRC: Jean Altepeter; INMED: Eugene DeLorme; Internal Medicine: Anil Potti; Library of Health Sciences: Judith Rieke; Microbiology and Immunology: David Bradley, Kevin Young; Nursing-RAIN: Elizabeth Nichols; Pediatrics-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center: Larry Burd; Physical Therapy: Susan Offutt; School of Communication: Lynda Kenney.

-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


Scholarly Activities Committee Awards Travel Funds

The Senate scholarly activities committee received 25 requests for domestic travel funds and 17 requests for foreign travel funds for the May call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting May 9:

Domestic travel awards: George Bibel, Mechanical Engineering, $397.80; Holly Brown-Borg, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, $400; Charlene Chamberlain, Communication Sciences and Disorders, $332; Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts, $403.50; Jane Dunlevy, Anatomy and Cell Biology, $400; Ann Flower, Microbiology and Immunology, $447; Philip Gerla, Geology and Geological Engineering, $312; Donna Grandbois, Nursing, $334; Cindy Juntunen-Smith, Counseling, $267.50; Steven Light, Political Science and Public Administration, $457.50; Patricia Mahar, Social Work, $412.50; Debra Maury, Languages, $282.50; Kathleen McLennan, Theatre Arts, $403.50; Kathryn Rand, Law, $457.50; Hassan Reza, Computer Science, $412.50; William Semke, Mechanical Engineering, $397.80; Martin Short, Physical Education and Exercise Science, $438.50; Sandra Short, Physical Education and Exercise Science, $438.50; David Whitcomb, Counseling, $267.50; Eleanor Yurkovich, Nursing, $373.

Foreign travel: Forrest Ames, Mechanical Engineering, $791; Adonica Aune, School of Communication, $1,248.90; Joyce Coleman, English, $655; William Gosnold, Geology and Geological Engineering, $1,056.71; Mark Hoffmann, Chemistry, $1,513.72; Xiaozhao Huang, English, $1,080; Evguenii Kozliak, Chemistry, $1,413.58; David Marshall, English, $443.31; Timothy O’Keefe, Information Systems and Business Education, $1,122; Donald Poochigian, Philosophy and Religion, $1,807; Lana Rakow, School of Communication, $1,133; John A. Williams, Anthropology, $1,430.

– Garl K. Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or


Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program--Support for projects that improve access to health services for older adults with dementia and their families, particularly in underserved areas; and for psychosocial applied research related to better understanding of the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Deadlines: 7/1/02, 1/6/03 (Preliminary Applications); 8/1/02, 2/6/03 (Full Applications). Contact: 414-224-6464;;;


Support for projects in: education, human services and health, and arts and humanities. Deadlines: 7/1/02, 11/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: 612-227-0891;;


Identification and Organization of Program and Literature Information in Chronic Disease Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Health Promotion/Education (2002-N-00400). No telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted. The RFP will be available on the website below approximately June 3, 2002 or may be requested by 3-mail. Deadline: 7/9/02. Contact: Susan Kiddoo, 770-488-2605;;


Supports for development of a universal approach to eradicate pathogens in human blood source plasma and plasma derivatives. Contact: Fred Dombrose, 704-571-4070;; Deadline: None.


Scholar Award--Support for the development of biomedical and biochemical scientists as independent investigators in the cancer field. Deadline: 7/1/02. Contact: Awards Program, 212-455-0520;;


Innovative Tactical Technology (SOL BAA01-45)–Support for advanced research and development of system and sub-system level technology for integration into the tactical environment that provide revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military, relative to current modes of operation. Primary focus areas are: aeronautic systems, space systems, land systems, and embedded processors and control systems. Deadlines: 7/12/02, 9/13/02. Contact: Robert Rosenfeld, 703-696-2327;;


Migrant Education Even Start Program (OESE)--Support to help break the cycle of poverty and improve literacy of participating migrant families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. Deadline: 7/5/02. Contact: DonnaMarie Marlow, 202-260-1164;;


National Industrial Competitiveness Through Energy, Environment, and Economics (NICE 3) Program (GFO). Support for projects intended to advance U.S. competitiveness through commercial demonstration of energy efficient and clean production manufacturing and industrial technologies in industry. The following industries, are of particular interest: agriculture, aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metal-casting, mining, petroleum, and steel. Deadline: 6/28/02. Contact: Margo Gorin, 303-275-4737;;


Applied Research Studies (RFPLA02-22)–Support for a wide array of applied research capabilities. Deadline: Requests for a copy of the solicitation must be faxed and received by 6/1/2002. Contact: Julie Lawrence, Procurement Services Center, N5416, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W, Washington, DC 20210-0001; 202-693-4570;


Dual Use Science and Technology (DUS&T) Program (BAA-AFRL-02-01)–Supports projects to create and/or develop new products or process technologies. Deadline: 7/11/02. Contact: Kristina Croake, 937-255-8958;,

Structurally Integrated X-Band Array (PRDA-02-07-VAK). Deadline: 6/28/02. Contact: William Surrey or Douglas Harris, 937-255-4427;;;

Support for various studies, capabilities and experiments to increase the Air Force’s understanding and capabilities in the area of information warfare within the context of Joint Vision 2020 and AFDD 2-5 (BAA-96-10-IFKA). Deadlines: 7/1/02, 9/30/02. Contact: Joetta Bernhard, 315-330-2308;


National Technical Assistance, Training, Research, and Evaluation–Support for research to determine the role institutions of higher education can play in local and regional economic development and demonstration projects of faith-based and community organizations in economic development. Deadline: 6/19/02. Contact: John J. McNamee, 202-482-4085;;


Environmental Futures Research in Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (EPA—NCER—STAR)-- Areas of interest are: Environmentally Benign Manufacturing and Processing, Remediation/Treatment, Sensors, and Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology.. Deadline: 7/1/02. Contact: Barbara Karn, 202-564-6824;;


Building Regional Coalitions to Promote Patient Safety–Support for building regional coalitions to promote patient safety. Deadlines: 6/10/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/5/02 (Application). Contact: Yolanda Sledge, 770-488-2777;;

Fellowship Training Programs in Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. Deadlines: 6/5/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/5/02 (Application). Contact: Rene Benyard, 770-488-2722;;

Support for programs to provide Hemophilia Prevention Education and Peer Support. Deadlines: 6/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/15/02 (Application). Contact: Merlin Williams, 770-488-2765;;


Education and Training Programs--Support for education and training programs that focus on the care of library, archival, and material culture collections. Deadline: 7/1/02. Contact: 202-606-8570;;

National Heritage Preservation--Support to stabilize material culture collections through purchase of storage furniture and rehousing of objects, improvement of environmental conditions and installation of security, lighting, and fire-prevention systems. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Preserving and Creating Intellectual Access to Collections--Support to preserve knowledge contained in brittle books and other deteriorating paper-based research materials and for projects to preserve and create access to special collections and archives. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Research and Demonstration Projects--Support to develop new preservation procedures and address issues that have a national impact on libraries, archives, and museums. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Research Tools and Reference Works–Support for projects to create dictionaries, encyclopedias, historical or linguistic atlases, databases, textbases, bibliographies, and other research tools and reference works of major importance to the humanities. Deadline and Contact: See above.


Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Opportunities (NOT-AI-02-023)–Support to expedite research leading to prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused by potential bioterrorism agents; inform the research community of the many research needs and opportunities in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases; and encourage submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Edward W. Schroder, 301-496-2550;;


Development of Community Child Health Research (RFA-HD-02-008)–Support for development of a community-linked collaboration to investigate disparities in maternal and child health. Contact: V. Jeffery Evans, 301-496-1176;; Deadlines: 6/17/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/23/02 (Application).


Gene Discovery for Craniofacial Disorders, DE-03-001–Support for applications aimed at fostering creative approaches for discovery of genes that cause or modify susceptibility to craniofacial, dental, oral, and ocular disorders. Deadlines: 6/30/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/30/02 (Application). Contact: Rochelle K. Small, 301-594-9898;;


Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment (PAR-02-105)--Support to stimulate research in an important and emerging area of developmental toxicology. Contact: Jerry Heindel, 919-541-0781;; Deadlines: 7/10/02, 8/12/02, 7/10/03, 8/12/03.


Silvio O. Conte Feasibility Centers for Neuroscience Research–Support for early stage development of interdisciplinary teams of eminent investigators to study basic or basic and clinical neuroscience issues related to NIMH’s mission and for a unifying framework for pursuit of basic neuroscience research relevant to mental health and mental illness. Deadlines: 7/1/02, 10/20/02. Contact: Michael F. Huerta, 301-443-3563;;


Simplified Methods for Electrokinetic Focusing of Samples in Microfluidic Devices (01-029PA2). Deadline: 6/30/02. Contact: Marsha Rodgers, Acquisition and Logistics Division, 100 Bureau Dr., Bldg 301, Room B129, Mail Stop 3571, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3571; 301-975-6398;


Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program–Support for graduate student research in national parks, in four broad discipline areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and cultural sciences. Contact: Gary E. Machlis, 202-208-5391;; Deadline: 7/1/02.


Biological Databases and Informatics (NSF 99-91)--Support for cross-disciplinary design, development, implementation, and use of information resources and tools in fields related to the biological sciences. Deadline: 7/8/02. Contact: Paul Gilna, 703-306-1469;;

Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN)--Support for research and research-related activities aimed at understanding the living organism--plant, animal, microbe--as a unit of biological organization. Deadline: 7/10/02. Contact: Elizabeth Skane, 703-292-8420;;

Highly Dependable Computing and Communication Systems Research (HDCCSR) (02-114)–Support for projects that promote the ability to design, test, implement, evolve, and certify highly dependable software-based systems. Contact: Frank Anger, 703-292-8911;; Deadline: 7/4/02.

Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology (GEO—ATM)–Support for research in mesoscale dynamic meteorology. Deadlines: 6/15/02, 12/15/02. Contact: Stephan P. Nelson, 703-292-8524;;


Basic & Applied Research in Stress Physiology and Biomedical Strategies to Protect Navy & Marine Corps Forces. Contact: Steve Ahlers, 703-696-0367;; Deadline: 6/17/02.

Medical Research and Development in Casualty Care and Management 02-008--Support for basic, applied and advanced development aspects of medical research focusing on combat casualty care, particularly treatment of major blood loss, combined blood loss and head trauma, blast injury and traumatic shock. Deadline: 6/17/02. Contact: J. Majde-Cottrell, 703-696-4055;;


Support for innovative approaches directed toward solving problems of children in need, without regard to race or creed; and activities designed to protect civil liberties and promote social justice. Deadline: None. Contact: Stanley S. Weithorn, 10040 East Happy Valley Road, Lot 435, Scotsdale, AZ 85255; 480-346-1411.


Research Fellowship Program--Support for individual research projects that lead directly to conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitats. Deadline: 7/1/02. Contact: Christina Ojar, 718-220-6828;;

-- William Gosnold - Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


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