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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 39: June 11, 2004

Apply for salary advance by June 15
Web standards approved
University Letter lists summer schedule
Reminder to complete harassment training program

Library webcast to explore institutional repositories
Ride will benefit Jason Stadstad
Grand Cities Art Fest offers arts and crafts, food and entertainment
Reception will honor William Gosnold, Barry Milavetz
Training set for drivers of large passenger vans
Higher ed board meets June 17, 18
Nordic Mid-Summer Fest set for June 19
Proposals due for IRB consideration
U2 workshops listed for June 21 to July 9

Shafer receives Fulbright grant to Kyrgyz Republic
Linda Hurst-Torgerson named business manager at GF HNRC
New law dean will visit 15 N.D. cities
Changes to Code of Student Life due June 16
Web server has been upgraded
ConnectND training will employ various formats
Please return harassment training form
Faculty, staff need new ID card
State fleet releases budget guidelines
Spouses may use wellness center
Campus walking trail maps available
Empire seeks musicians for "Summer Sounds" series
Items offered to public on bids

March grant awardees listed
Deadlines listed for Senate scholarly activities grants
Scholarly activities grants awarded
Funding opportunities will not run in University Letter as of July 1
Research, grant opportunities listed


Apply for salary advance by June 15

The deadline to apply for the payroll salary advance for the July 15 pay period is Tuesday, June 15. Please have your form in the payroll office by that date. If you have any questions, please call 777-4226.

– Payroll office.


Web standards approved

As part of a continuing effort to establish a consistent identity for the University and increase access for people with disabilities, web standards have been approved by the President's Cabinet. Point your browser to http://www.und.edu/template/standards.html to view the requirements. The standards also require compliance with federal and state laws regarding access for people with disabilities.

The Internet has become a primary source of information. In fact, it’s now the second-most important determinant of whether a student will choose an institution (first remains a campus visit). We know, too, that it is an important source of information for those who are seeking information about UND for a variety of reasons. Accreditation teams, prospective employees, state and federal officials, prospective donors, external granting agencies, and the national news media are but a few examples. The UND home page alone receives around 600,000 “hits” each month, while the entire UND site receives more than 28.5 million. This means that people are finding UND sites through search engines and external links. Web standards will ensure that users know they’re on a UND site and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility is the law, and these standards will assure compliance.

It is understood that full implementation may take some time, so we’ve set a deadline of July 1, 2005, for the sites specified in the policy statement to come into compliance. However, I encourage you to give this matter your earliest attention.

Jan Orvik of the Office of University Relations has been appointed the University’s Web Standards compliance officer. She has served as UND’s principal web manager since 1993. To ease the transition, approved templates have been developed for the use of departments. Jan is available to consult with personnel, and is authorized to approve, or disapprove, design variations developed by departments on their own. Contact her at 777-3621.

In the long run, I believe these standards will save time and money, and allow units to concentrate on developing and updating the content of their sites. Thank you in advance 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: 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.


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.

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Library webcast to explore institutional repositories

The Chester Fritz Library is presenting a national webcast, Institutional Repositories: Revealing Our Strengths, Thursday, June 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. The webcast is co-sponsored by the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.

Institutional Repositories represent a rapidly growing movement in scholarly communication to collect, preserve, and provide access to the digital resources of scholarly research.

This live, interactive web presentation will discuss institutional repositories and their increasing importance to scholarly communication. The webcast gives campus faculty, administrators and staff an opportunity to explore institutional repositories in a shared learning environment, interacting with experts in the field.
Webcast program

Rick Johnson, SPARC enterprise director, will begin this session with an introduction to the webcast, followed by three panelists who will discuss institutional repositories’ benefits, uses, and users. In addition, the panelists will address concerns and answer viewer questions as a means to begin or further discussion on campuses.

s Susan Gibbons, assistant dean for public services and collection development, University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries;

s Daniel Greenstein, associate vice provost for scholarly information, university librarian for systemwide library planning and the California Digital Library (CDL);

s Kathleen Shearer, research associate, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

The webcast is sponsored nationally by the Association of Research Libraries office of management studies and co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

For more information about the webcast contact me.

– Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries, 777-2189.


Ride will benefit Jason Stadstad

The Grand Forks Harley Owners Group (HOG) is sponsoring a “Spring Hope Ride” fundraiser for Jason Stadstad, son of Michelle Stadstad (UND Alumni Association and Foundation) on Saturday, June 12, starting at noon at Andy’s Harley Davidson, Highway 81 North. The ride heads north with several stops and will wind up at 4 p.m. at the Manvel Community Center, where there will be door prizes and the Turtle River Snowmobile Club and other sponsors will grill and furnish refreshments. The ride is open to all motorcyclists and their riders. Registration is $20 and starts at 10 a.m. All proceeds, including other donations, will go to support Jason and his family with their ongoing medical expenses. For more information, contact Andy’s at 775-6098. Matt Heher, facilities, 777-6430, has offered to pass along donations from the UND community.


Grand Cities Art Fest offers arts and crafts, food and entertainment

A regional arts extravaganza, the Grand Cities Art Fest 2004 features more than 200 fine art and high-quality craft vendor booths, food vendors Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13.

s In the Town Square, the Xcel Energy main stage will present free entertainment throughout the event.

s Kids will enjoy hands-on “make and take” activities at Kid’s Corner, sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District and the Dakota Science Center.

s At NoVAC’s Arts in Action at the Town Square, guests can watch weavers, quilters, a jeweler, blacksmith and others demonstrate how they turn raw materials into beautiful works of art. Arts in Action Square operates during normal event hours.

s Classic car lovers will rejoice to find Lyons’ Little Car Show downtown Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on North Fourth St. between North Second St. and University Ave.

s Guests will enjoy finding more than 50 six-foot tall artistic forks displayed outside Grand Cities’ businesses starting June 11 as part of the UnFORKettable Art Project.
Entertainment schedule for the main stage:

Saturday, June 12: 10 a.m., North Valley Accordions; 11 a.m., Polish Alliance National Dancers; noon, Ecuador Mantra; 1 p.m., Pat Surface; 1:30 p.m., Art Fest awards ceremony; 2 p.m., Jazz on Tap; 3 p.m., Jesse Veeder; 4 p.m., Bradley Joseph; 5 p.m., Kayte Strong; 6 to 8 p.m., special concert by Dick King Classic Swing Band.

Sunday, June 13: 10 a.m., Bradley Joseph; 11 a.m., Pat Surface; noon, Jazz on Tap; 1 p.m., Jesse Veeder; 2 p.m., Ecuador Mantra; 3 p.m., Kayte Strong; 4 p.m., North Valley Accordions.

Guests can pick up a guide to the Art Fest at any Alerus Financial location or their favorite downtown Grand Cities business. The venue utilizes the Greenway and South and North Third Streets from Kittson to Second Ave. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Grand Cities Art Fest is sponsored in part by the Downtown Leadership Group, the Xcel Energy Foundation, Ben Franklin Crafts, KVLY TV-11, Leighton Broadcasting and the Grand Forks Herald. The Downtown Leadership Group is a non-profit, private-sector organization dedicated to promoting activities and development for downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Downtown Leadership Group.


Reception will honor William Gosnold, Barry Milavetz

A reception is set for Tuesday, June 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall to thank William Gosnold and welcome Barry Milavetz. Gosnold has served as interim director of the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) since August 2002. He will resume his full-time duties as chair of the geology department June 14. Milavetz, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology will assume the interim director position full-time June 14. Please join us in thanking Dr. Gosnold for his service to the division of research and welcome Dr. Milavetz as he fills this important role.

– Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.


Training set for drivers of large passenger vans

Large passenger vans with capabilities of 10 to 15 riders, have become a safety issue all over the United States. North Dakota risk management and state fleet have implemented a mandatory training program for all state drivers to complete prior to utilizing these vans. Our department will administer the program to our users here at UND and issue certification cards.

The program consists of two components. One is a mandatory web-based training program which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. This training consists of watching a short video and answering questions at the end. It is held at the transportation department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is preferred that web training be completed prior to the behind-the-wheel. Please call 777-4122 for a time slot prior to arrival.

The second mandatory component is a behind-the-wheel course that consists of navigating a 15-passenger van between cones at the Alerus. The summer session of behind-the-wheel training is Thursday, June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 777-4122 to sign up for a 10-minute slot.

– Mary Metcalf, transportation manager.


Higher ed board meets June 17, 18

The State Board of Higher Education will meet Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, on the Dickinson State University campus. An agenda is posted several days before the meeting at www.ndus.edu. Click on State Board of Higher Education.


Nordic Mid-Summer Fest set for June 19

The Nordic Mid-Summer Fest will be held Saturday, June 19, in the Grand Forks Town Square from 4 to 8 p.m.

Events include:

s Children’s Nordic learning booth (language and stories);

s Trolldom concert in Town Square and Empire Arts Center;

s Additional music by 4 Below Zero;

s Riveland Fiddlers and Northland Accordion Band.

Booths include Norwegian footprints photo display, Nordic business and food vendors, Nordic crafts, KUBB game, floral hair wreaths, heritage building, tour assistance, UND Study Abroad, International Centre, maypole dancing, bonfire,Pippi Longstocking, storytelling, Fjord horses, and more.

A film festival will be held at the Empire Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The schedule follows:

s 10 a.m., Pippi Longstocking (rated G);

s 11 a.m., Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (rated G);

s Noon, Pippi Longstocking (rated G);

s 2 p.m., Elling (rated PG);

s 4 p.m., The Arctic Dreamer (rated PG). An exploration of the fascinating life of the controversial Arctic anthropologist/explorer, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, this documentary includes the fresh perspective of Stefansson’s six forgotten Inuit grandchildren. One of the most famous men of the early 20th century, Stefansson is best known for discovering the “Blond Eskimo” of the central Arctic. He was one of the first explorers to adopt the Inuit lifestyle, living off the land. The film incorporates extraordinary, rare archival footage. Born in 1879 in Arnes, Manitoba, Stefansson was steeped in Norse legend as a child. He attended the University of North Dakota and the University of Iowa before heading to Harvard Divinity School.

Concerts include Trolldom, a vocal quartet from Norway, at 8 p.m. The Adams Mountain Lutheran Church will perform at the Town Square at 5 p.m. and Empire Arts Center at 8 p.m.
For more information, visit www.nodicinitiative.com.

— Shelle Michaels, Nordic Initiative events director.


Proposals due for IRB consideration

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, June 28. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in ORPD Monday, June 21.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.


U2 workshops listed for June 21 to July 9

Below are U2 workshops for June 21 through July 9. Visit our web site for additional workshops in June, July and August.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Excel XP, Beginning: June 21-23, 9 a.m. to noon (limited seating), 361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Learn Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

The Role of Power and Rank in Conflict: June 22, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Fee is $20. This session will introduce participants to conflict theory and the dynamics that power and rank create in conflict (both perceived and real). Participants will consider ways in which they can (1) use their own rank and power to benefit themselves and others; and (2) work with the unconscious and intentional use of rank by others (whether positive or negative). Presenters: Dan Bjerknes and Cindy Tredwell.

Have a Safe Summer! Dealing with Heat Emergencies and Warm Temperature Concerns: June 30, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. A wide range of topics that relate to summer heat and sun exposure will be presented. Heat emergencies such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be discussed with first responder treatment identified. The concept of skin cancer and whether or not exposure to the sun contributes to the risk of this disease will be included. The “ABCD’s” of identifying a lesion that may be cancerous will be reviewed. Finally how to have a safe picnic with appropriate food preservation will conclude the class. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Excel XP, Beginning: July 7 and 9, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Learn Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the University.

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Shafer receives Fulbright grant to Kyrgyz Republic

Richard Shafer, associate professor of communication, has received a Fulbright senior specialists grant in communications and journalism at Naryn State University in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Fulbright senior specialists program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Created to complement the traditional Fulbright scholar program which was started in 1946, the senior specialists program aims at increasing the number of faculty and professionals who have the opportunity to go abroad on a Fulbright.

The Fulbright scholar program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The program’s purpose is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Grantees also undertake new activities, ranging from conducting teacher training and developing and assessing curricula or educational materials to leading seminars or workshops or conducting needs assessments.

For further information on the program, visit the CIES web site at http://www.cies.org.


Linda Hurst-Torgerson named business manager at GF HNRC

Linda Hurst-Torgerson assumed the duties of business manager at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center June 1. She will direct the daily operations and manage the fiscal affairs of sponsored agreements between the University and the federal sponsor as well as administer all aspects of the human resource function for UND employees in a federal facility. –

Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.


New law dean will visit 15 N.D. cities

Paul LeBel, the new dean of the law school, is embarking upon an extensive tour of North Dakota communities to visit with law school alumni and members of the North Dakota Bar. From June 14 through July 29, LeBel will visit 15 North Dakota communities. He recently met with the justices of the North Dakota Supreme Court and the federal bench in Fargo.

LeBel will visit the following cities:
s Bismarck – Downtown Radisson, June 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
s Bottineau – Bottineau County Courthouse, July 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
s Cavalier – Pembina County Courthouse, June 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
s Devils Lake – Elks Club, June 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
s Dickinson – Elks Club, June 22, 5 to 7 p.m.
s Fargo – Plains Art Museum, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
s Grafton – Walsh County Courthouse, June 14, 3 to 5 p.m.
s Grand Forks – Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, June 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
s Jamestown – Stutsman County Courthouse, June 24, 9 to 11 a.m.
s Minot – International Inn, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m.
s New Rockford – Eddy County Courthouse, June 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
s Rugby, Pierce County Courthouse, July 29, 3 to 5 p.m.
s Valley City – Barnes County Courthouse, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
s Wahpeton – Bois de Sioux Golf Club, July 28, 1 to 3 p.m.
s Williston – Airport International Inn, July 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

LeBel, who most recently served as professor of law at Florida State University, replaces W. Jeremy Davis, who served as dean of the law school for more than 20 years, and is now the dean of Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va. Professor Candace Zierdt served as the interim dean following Davis’ departure in December 2002.

LeBel was raised in South Florida and received a bachelor’s degree in American literature from The George Washington University. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force Air Weather Service, and during that time was stationed in Illinois, South Carolina, and Suffolk, England. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Florida, was a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi, and finished first in his law school class. He will teach torts during fall semester at the law school.

Throughout his career, LeBel has published extensively. He most recently published two editions (1995 and 1996) of Products Liability Problems with David G. Owens and Mary J. Davis. In 1992, he published John Barleycorn Must Pay: Compensating the Victims of Drinking Drivers. He also served as visiting professor of law from 1999 to 2000 at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, and as professor of law from 1982 to 1997 at the College of William and Mary. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1993.

LeBel and his wife, Lucinda, reside in Grand Forks. They have one grown daughter, Lisa, who resides in the Washington, D.C. area.


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.


Web server has been upgraded

Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21. If you haven’t updated your web pages since then, you will need to make some changes to your publishing software (e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at: www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage.

— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems and services, and Jan Orvik, university relations.


ConnectND training will employ various formats

Plans are nearly finalized for ConnectND training.

Functional training for front-line or primary users of the student administration, financial, and human resource management systems will be conducted on a just-in-time basis, usually a couple of weeks before implementation.

Student administration has completed training, except for NDSCS, NDSU, and UND, which will be held the week of June 14.

Training for primary users of human resource management systems is scheduled the week of June 21 in Bismarck (BSC, DSU, MiSU, MiSU-Bottineau, WSC) and the following week in Fargo (LRSC, NDSCS, NDSU, UND).

Finance system training is planned for the weeks of June 28 in Bismarck (BSC, DSU, MiSU, MiSU-Bottineau, WSC) and July 5 in Fargo (LRSC, NDSCS, NDSU, UND).

Detailed training and user manuals are being developed by personnel from the project teams and Maximus, the project consulting firm. However, most employees will have more limited involvement with the new systems and may receive adequate training via brief electronic formats such as WebEx demonstrations or other published resources such as those provided on the NDUS documentation and training web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/cndtrain/. Information about campus access control and help desk operations has recently been added to that site.

For more information, visit www.und.edu/cnd or www.nodak.edu/connectnd.


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.


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 campus passport ID office to take a new photo before you leave campus. 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 office is temporarily located in 10 Swanson Hall Concourse. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the phone number is 777-2071.

– Teresa Blilie, campus passport ID office.


State fleet releases budget guidelines

State fleet services has released their 2005-2007 biennium budget guidelines. Refer to www.state.nd.us/dot/fleet.html to reference a memo from the director, Paul Feyereisen, and to obtain a copy of the guidelines spreadsheet. Please use this information for budgeting your travel needs in the next biennium. –

Mary Metcalf, manager, transportation, 777-4123.


Spouses may use wellness center

Bring your spouse to the wellness center and exercise together. New to the wellness center is a limited spouse membership. If you are a current UND student or faculty/staff member of the center, your spouse can now join the wellness center and enjoy the same top-notch programming and services you do. The only exception will be limited access to the cardio and weight areas during peak times. If you have not utilized the wellness center yet, now is the time to take advantage and enjoy the extra support a spouse can provide in starting or maintaining an exercise program. Stop by or call 7877-6476 for more details.

– Wellness center.


Campus walking trail maps available

Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to get in shape for spring? Want to 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.


Empire seeks musicians for “Summer Sounds” series

The Empire Arts Center will host a new live music program, “Summer Sounds,” and is seeking musicians. The goal is to create a variety of shows featuring blues, jazz, folk or rock artists. Artists who would like to take part in the project may play on the stage of the Empire and possibly other venues in the city. We invite people who love music and are willing to demonstrate their skills and talents.

“Summer Sounds” is an extension of “Showtime @ the Empire,” which started in January 2004. “Showtime” featured live acoustic music on one Thursday evening per month throughout the school year. Peatmoss, the Jarrood Schell Band, Damon and other artists brought diversity and high quality to the entertainment life of Grand Forks. Inspired by the success of “Showtime,” we decided to expand the program and create “Summer Sounds,” which will take place at the Empire Arts Center on Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, and Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please call 746-5500.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center.


Items offered to public on bids

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, large generators on trailers, café-style booths, and several miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 14-17.

– Lee Sundby, central receiving.

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March 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 month of March 2004:
Anthropology, Dennis Toom, Michael Jackson; atmospheric sciences, Xiquan Dong; aviation, Kimberly Kenville; biology, Brett Goodwin, Peter Meberg, Robert Newman, Rick Sweitzer; Center for Rural Health, Mary Amundson, Brad Gibbons, Mary Wakefield; chemical engineering, Wayne Seames, Michael Mann; EERC, Steve Benson, Bethany Bolles, Tera Buckley, Donald Cox, Lynette de Silva, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eyelands, Bruce Folkedahl, David Hassett, Loreal Heebink, Michael Holmes, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Erin O’Leary, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Jaroslav Solc, Edward Steadman, Daniel Stepan, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Xixi Wang, Chad Wocken, Ye Zhuang; English, Robert Lewis; electrical engineering, Hossein Salehfar;, Richard Schultz; information systems and business education, Sandra Braathen; health sciences library, Barbara Knight; microbiology and immunology, Ann Flower; nursing, Bette Ide; political science, Mary Kweit; space studies, Robert Andres, Shanaka de Silva, James Dunlop, Michael Gaffey, Paul Hardersen; police, parking, and traffic, Duane Czapiewski.

– William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.


Deadlines listed for Senate scholarly activities grants

The deadline dates for grant applications to the Senate scholarly activities committee for the 2004-2005 academic year are listed below. Please note that the deadlines for travel applications are different than those for research and creative activity, publication, and new faculty scholar awards.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, for travel Sept. 16, 2004 to Jan. 18, 2005;
Friday, Oct. 15, research/creative activity or publication grants;
Tuesday, Jan. 18, for travel Jan. 19, 2005 to May 2, 2005;
Tuesday, Feb. 15, research/creative activity or publication grants and new faculty scholar awards;
Monday, May 2, for travel occurring between May 3, 2005, and Sept. 15, 2005.

Application forms are available at the Office of Research and Program Development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (on UND’s home page under “Research”). The forms are revised frequently, therefore, please obtain an up-to-date form from ORPD or the web site. Over the summer, please feel free to contact ORPD (777-4278) for information or guidance when preparing your application.

– James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly activities committee.


Scholarly activities grants awarded

The Senate scholarly activities committee received 13 requests for funds to travel to domestic or Canadian destinations (a total of $9,650); and 20 requests for funds to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or foreign destinations (a total of $39,462), in response to the call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting May 13:
Foreign travel awards

Julie Anderson, nursing practice and role development, $1,284.61; April Bradley, psychology, $1,209.92; Tar-Pin Chen, physics, $2,400; Joyce Coleman, English, $1,376; Shanaka de Silva, space studies, $1,830; Xiquan Dong, atmospheric sciences, $1,642; Joseph Hartman, geology and geological engineering, $2,650; Loretta Heuer, nursing practice and role development, $1,284.61; Cindy Juntunen, counseling, $813.84; Richard Klemm, physics, $2,108; Evguenii Kozliak, chemistry, $1,135; Michael Loewy, counseling, $834.85; Claudia Routon, modern and classical languages and literature, $302.43; Fazlollah Shirazi, information systems and business education, $1,700; Patricia Thompson, nursing practice and role development, $1,284.61; Vasyl Tkach, biology, $1,350; Kara Wettersten, counseling, $843.84; David Whitcomb, counseling, $650; Baike Xi, atmospheric sciences, $2,133.
Domestic travel awards

Tracy Evanson, family and community nursing, $696; Emanuel Grant, computer science, $430; Thomas Hill, microbiology and immunology, $352; Wen-Chen Hu, computer science, $370; Karen Hurlbutt, teaching and learning, $352; Lana Rakow, communication, $368; Fred Martin Remer, atmospheric sciences, $855; Elizabeth Rheude, music, $360; Judith Rieke, health sciences library, $373; Lori Robison, English, $396.40; Timothy Young, physics, $590; Marcellin Zahui, mechanical engineering, $600.

— James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly activities committee.


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 University 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 University 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.

— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and Program Development


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 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.

Grants for Health Services Research Dissertations support student research focused on areas relevant to health services research, with emphasis placed on methodological and research addressing the mission of AHRQ. Deadlines: 10/15/04, 2/17/05. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-427-1530; training@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-04-039.html.

New Scientist Awards support career development of new scientists just entering the field of alcohol research. Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, 410-821-7066, ext. 11; info@abmrf.org; http://www.abmrf.org/grants.htm.
Research Project Grants support scientific studies on the use and prevention of misuse of alcoholic beverages. Funding is provided for interdisciplinary research in the biological, medical, epidemiological, behavioral, and social sciences. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Pilot Project Awards are geared toward junior scientists (untenured faculty—assistant professors with five or less years of experience—and senior postdoctoral fellows—greater than two years of experience), and established investigators who are new to the Alzheimer’s research field. Deadline: 9/28/04. Contact: Susan Monahan, 1-800-437-2423 or 301-948-3244; smonahan@ahaf.org; http://www.ahaf.org/alzdis/research/grants.htm.
Standard Awards support Alzheimer’s disease research relevant to improving understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Writers of the Future (WOTF)–Support for new and amateur writers of all types of science fiction, fantasy, and horror with fantastic elements. Deadlines: 9/30/04, 12/31/04. Contact: L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of The Future Contest, contests@authorservicesinc.com; http://www.writersofthefuture.com/rules.htm#writers.

FIFRA Special Project Grant, Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Program–Support for education, training, monitoring, demonstrations or studies that promote compliance with pesticide safety rules, regulations and procedures. Deadline: 7/19/04. Contact: Tim Osag, 303-312-6582; osag.tim@epa.gov;http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-GRANTS-051804-001/Grant.html.
Nutrient Criteria Development–Support for research to improve understanding of complex relationships among nutrient loading and physical and biological responses of water bodies. Deadline: 6/24/04. Contact: Lisa Almodovar, 202-566-1085; almodovar.lisa@epa.gov; http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-GRANTS-051304-001/Grant.html.

Smart Growth Network Membership Program–Support to develop and maintain a Smart Growth Network (SGN) membership program which will create and distribute information resources for members on successfully incorporating smart growth principles in the development process. Contact: Lynn Desautels, 202-566-2840, desautels.lynn@epa.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/SGNMEMB-05/Grant.html. Deadline: 7/16/04.
Support for Particulate Matter Research Centers to study priority issues related to airborne particulate matter, including susceptibility, mechanisms of health effects, exposure-response relationships, and source linkages. Deadline: 8/31/04. Contact: Stacey Katz, 202-343-9855; katz.stacey@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_pm_research.html.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program (RHOGP)–Support for projects that demonstrate creative or effective models of outreach and service delivery in rural communities. Deadline: 9/13/04. Contact: Lilly Smetana, 301-443-6884; lsmetana@hrsa.gov; http://ruralhealth.hrsa.gov/funding/outreach.htm.
Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program—Support for rural communities to strengthen their health care systems by working together in formal networks, alliances, coalitions, or partnerships to integrate administrative, clinical, financial, and technological functions across their organizations. Deadline: 9/8/04. Contact: Michele Pray-Gibson, 301-443-7320; mpray@hrsa.gov; http://ruralhealth.hrsa.gov/funding/network.htm.

Initiative Grants support time-sensitive basic or clinical research related to Huntington’s Disease. Deadline: 9/15/04. Contact: Research Grant Department, 212-242-1968; http://www.hdsa.org/grant/grant.pl?researchguide.

AIDS Grants support innovative initiatives, particularly new model, pilot, and demonstration efforts, that: address needs of underserved, at-risk populations; respond to challenges facing community-based AIDS service organizations and organizations addressing systemic change;

provide meaningful school-based sex education; make treatment information accessible, available and easily understandable; address psycho-social needs of those infected. Contact: Anthony C. Wood, 212-794-2008; http://www.IttlesonFoundation.org/aids.html. Deadline: 9/1/04.
Environment Grants support innovative pilot, model and demonstration projects that will help move individuals, communities, and organizations from environmntal awareness to environmental activism by changing attitudes and behaviors. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Mental Health Grants support innovative, pilot, model and demonstration projects that: fight the stigma associated with mental illness and work to change the public’s negative perception of people who have mental illness; utilize new knowledge and current technological advances to improve programs and services for people who have mental illness; bring full benefits of new knowledge and technology to those who presently do not have access to them; advance preventative mental health efforts, especially those targeted to youth and adolescents, with a special focus on strategies that involve parents, teachers, and others in close contact with these populations. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Fellowship Research Grants support laboratory or clinic based research relevant to treatment, diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin’s and/or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, and transplantation. Contact: Lymphoma Research Foundation, 212-349-2910; http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bfIKIVMIG&b=38480. Deadline: 9/7/04.

General Focus Grants support conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin, with emphasis on the U.S. Deadline: 8/30/04. Contact: Angel Braestrup, 202-887-8992; info@munsonfdn.org; http://www.munsonfdn.org/guide.htm.

The Human Brain Project (Neuroinformatics): Phase I & Phase II–Support for neuroinformatics research that will lead to new digital and electronic tools for all domains of neuroscience research reflecting normal and diseased states across the life span. Deadlines: 8/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/22/04 (Application). Contact:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/neuroinformatics/agencycontacts.cfm (List of Agency Contacts); http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-035.html (program announcement).

The Arts on Radio and Television–Support for development, production, and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts. Deadline: 9/10/04. Contact: The Arts on Radio and Television, 202-682-5738; http://www.arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/RadioTV/index.html.

Consultation Grants enable organizations with projects in the early stages of development to confer with scholars or experienced public humanities programmers to help place the project on a firmer humanities footing. Deadline: 9/16/04. Contact: National Endowment for the Humanities, 202-606-8267; publicpgms@neh.gov; http://www.neh.fed.us/grants/guidelines/public-consult.html.

Funding to establish Clinical Centers for a Clinical Research Network for Treatment of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome to develop and conduct randomized controlled clinical trials under multiple protocols for prevention and treatment of Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Contact: David Merrell, 301-435-0340; dm416n@nih.gov; http://fedbizopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=20040526a3. Deadline: 9/17/04.
Funding to establish Specialized Centers for Cell-Based Therapy (SCCT) for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Data and Coordinating Center (DCC) to conduct clinical and basic research related to cell-based therapy for treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. Contact: John W. Thomas, 301-435-0065; ThomasJ@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-017.html. Deadlines: 8/21/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/21/04 (Application).
Funding to establish Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR) in Hemostatic and Thrombotic Diseases to conduct multidisciplinary research on clinically relevant questions enabling basic science findings to be more rapidly applied to clinical problems relating to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. Deadlines: 8/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/21/04 (Application). Contact: Pan Ganguly, 301-435-0070; gangulyp@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-016.html.

Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Partnership Awards support research training partnership programs with NIAID’s intramural research programs. Deadline: 9/10/04. Contact: Milton J. Hernandez, 301-496-3775; mh35c@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-135.html.
Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research—Support to develop and maintain infrastructure and multifaceted research and development activities to provide scientific information and translational research capacity that will lead to the next generation of therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics against the NIAID Category A-C Agents. Deadlines: 8/9/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/9/04 (Application). Contact: Rona Hirschberg, 301-402-4197; rh199i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-04-018.html.

E-Learning for Hazmat and Emergency Response–Support to develop Advanced Technology Training (ATT) Products for health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. Deadlines: 7/26/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/04 (Application). Contact: Ted Outwater, 919-541-2972; outwater@niehs.nih.gov; http://www.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/home.htm.
The Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment–Support for research on the effects of in utero exposures that cause permanent functional changes that are not overtly, grossly teratogenic yet result in increased susceptibility to disease/dysfunction later in the life span. Application of the new high-throughput functional- genomic,

metabonomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic technologies to pursue understanding of latent effects of in utero environmental insult is encouraged. Contact: J. Patrick Mastin, 919-541-3289; mastin@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-104.html. Deadlines: 7/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/12/04 (Application).

Competing Supplements for Early Career Development of Interdisciplinary Research and Education in HIV/AIDS support interdisciplinary research and education on active interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS research grants funded through the Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA). Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: David M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; dstoff@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-166.html.

Administrative Supplements to Clinical Studies for Collection of Blood Samples and Data for Repository Banking in Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke provide support for researchers with currently funded NINDS clinical research projects to collect and share whole blood samples via the NINDS Human Genetics Repository. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05. Contact: Katrina Gwinn-Hardy, 301-496-5745; gwinnk@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-016.html.

Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms–Support for basic biology research to understand how and why changes take place in tissues with age and how those changes relate to altered tissue and organ function. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Frank L. Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-147.html.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)–Support to train individuals, from a multiplicity of health professions and biomedical science disciplines, in the field of cancer prevention and control. Areas of interest are: Clinical/Translational Research, Epidemiology, Ethics and Evidence-Based Decisionmaking, Laboratory-Based Research, Social and Behavioral Research, and Statistical Methodology. Contact: Douglas L. Weed, 301- 496-8640; nciopogeneral@mail.nih.gov; http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/pob/fellowship/. Deadline: 9/1/04.

Complex Formation in Hormonal Regulation of Gene Expression–Support to exploit and expand upon advances made in other related areas and refine the role of higher order complex formation in effecting hormonal regulation of gene expression. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-594-8819; rm76f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-100.html.

Development of In Vitro Models of Human Oral Mucosa Relevant to AIDS and Mucosal Infections–Support for research to develop and validate 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.

Gene Discovery for Complex Neurological and Neurobehavioral Disorders–Support for research to identify susceptibility genes for complex neurological and neurobehavioral disorders. Contact: Robert Finkelstein, 301-496-5745; finkelsr@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-092.html. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Identifying Functional Links Between the Immune System and Brain Function Including Behavior–Support to study neuroimmune molecules and mechanisms involved in regulating normal and pathological central nervous system (CNS) function. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288; lois@helix.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-045.html.

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program for Topical Microbicides–Support for multidisciplinary research to advance safe, novel topical microbicides and microbicide combination strategies to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, from preclinical to clinical studies. Deadlines: 8/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/23/04 (Application). Contact: Roberta Black, 301-496-8199; rb31i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-051.html.
Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences–Support for research, relevant to the missions of the NIH Institutes and Centers, which will improve quality and scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and social sciences. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Michael Stefanek, 301-496-8776; ms496r@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-072.html.
Multidisciplinary Approach for Research on Oral Complications of HIV Infection–Support for multidisciplinary research on oral complications of HIV infection and their prevention that crosses several academic disciplines. Deadlines: 8/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/14/04 (Application). Contact: Mostafa Nokta, 301-594-7985; Mostafa.Nokta@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-05-003.html.
National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants support development or enhancement of research training opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral researchers training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Contact: See the complete program announcement at the following website for contacts in the participating agencies; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html. Deadlines: 9/10/04, 1/10/05.

Neurotechnology Research, Development, and Enhancement–Support to research and develop innovative technologies, methodologies, or instrumentation for basic or clinical studies of the brain or behavior in human or non-human animals. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Michael Huerta, 301- 443-3563; mhuert1@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-006.html.

NINDS/NIMH Mentored Research Career Development Awards in AIDS Research (Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards/Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards)–Support for research and career development of physicians and basic scientists interested in pursuing research related to HIV infection of the nervous system, either in the basic sciences relevant to NeuroAIDS or in clinically-oriented research. Research related to neuropathogenesis, the role of viral or host genetic factors, inflammatory mechanisms, peripheral neuropathy, or neurological dysfunction in the setting of anti-retroviral therapy is of particular interest. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; mn52e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-086.html. Deadlines: 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging (SBIR/STTR)–Support to develop and deliver novel in vivo image acquisition or enhancement technologies and methods for biomedical imaging and image-guided interventions and therapy, including limited pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Guoying Liu, Ph.D., 301-496-9531; guoyingl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-094.html.

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)–Support for research to improve diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of all persons with this disease. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Eleanor Hanna, 301-402-1770; HannaE@od.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-034.html.
Reducing Barriers to Symptom Management and Palliative Care–Support for research to develop and test interventions to reduce or overcome barriers to delivery of appropriate symptom management and palliative care to patients suffering from disease or treatment-related sequelae. Contact: Ann O’Mara, 301-496-8541; omaraa@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-013.html. Deadlines: 8/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/24/04 (Application).

Research Core Centers for Advanced Neuroinformatics Research–Support for shared coordinated resources to facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary efforts in neuroscience informatics (neuroinformatics). Deadlines: 9/22/04, 1/21/05. Contact: Stephen H. Koslow, 301-443-1815; koz@helix.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-037.html.

Research Partnerships for Improving Functional Outcomes–Support for translational multidisciplinary research addressing important biological, behavioral, medical, or psychosocial research problems related to rehabilitation or health maintenance of individuals with acute or chronic disease. Deadline: 10/13/04. Contact: Michael Weinrich, 301-402-4201; mw287k@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-077.html.

Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health–Support for further development of health-related social sciences research relevant to the missions of the NIH Institutes and Centers. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Ronald P. Abeles, 301-496-7859; abeles@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-043.html.
Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins–Support for basic research on the structures of membrane proteins at atomic resolution. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-060.html.

The Role of Antioxidants in Prevention of Diabetic Complications–Support for basic and clinical research to study the use of vitamin E and other antioxidants in prevention or amelioration of diabetic complications. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021; bl99n@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-112.html. Deadline: 10/1/04.

CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)–Support for acquisition, development, enhancement, and operation of research infrastructure that enables discovery, learning, and innovation in all computing fields supported by CISE. Deadlines: 7/26/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/23/04 (Application). Contact: Darleen L. Fisher, 703-292-8950; dlfisher@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04588/nsf04588.htm.

Informal Science Education (ISE)–Support for projects to develop and implement informal learning experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds that are designed to increase their interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as projects that advance theory and practice of informal science education. Contact: Julie I. Johnson, 703-292-5117; jjohnson@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04579/nsf04579.txt. Deadlines: 6/11/04, 11/5/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/13/04, 1/6/05 (Application).

Innovation and Organizational Change (IOC)–Support to create and apply fundamental new knowledge with the aim of improving effectiveness of design, administration, and management of organizations, including industrial, educational, service, government, nonprofit and voluntary organizations. Deadlines: 8/15/04, 2/1/05. Contact: John L. Naman, 301-680-3608; jnaman@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04581/nsf04581.txt.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)–Support for active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU Supplements may be included in proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or as supplements to ongoing NSF-funded projects. REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct undergraduate research participation projects for a number of students. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. Deadline: 8/17/04. Contact: See the complete announcement at the website below for a list of contacts in the participating divisions of NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04584/nsf04584.htm.

Sociology Program–Support for research on problems of human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and institutional change. Deadline: 8/15/04. Contact: Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; pwhite@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.

Basic Science and Clinical Research Proposals–Support for basic, clinical, psychosocial, and technological research of importance to persons with spinal cord injury or disease. Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 202-416-7651; 1-800-424-8200, ext. 651; foundations@pva.org; http://www.pva.org/res/scrf/funding.htm.

Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants Program–Support for meetings and conferences to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. Contact: Kathleen Sample, 301-443-9667; ksample@samhsa.gov; http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2004/nofa/pa05001_conf.htm. Deadlines: 9/10/04, 1/10/05.

RYKA Women’s Fitness Grants support health and fitness-related programs which conduct education programs, produce educational materials, provide fitness participation opportunities, or provide other services to increase women’s participation in fitness activities. Contact: Women’s Sports Foundation, 1-800-227-3988; wosports@aol.com; http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/featured.html?record=31. Deadline: 8/16/04.

— William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

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