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.
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
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
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.
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,
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
– Charles Kupchella, president.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Downtown Leadership
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.
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
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.
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.
s Children’s Nordic learning booth (language and
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
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
For more information, visit www.nodicinitiative.com.
— Shelle Michaels, Nordic Initiative events director.
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
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.
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
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
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
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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
LeBel and his wife, Lucinda, reside in Grand Forks. They
have one grown daughter, Lisa, who resides in the Washington,
Changes to Code
of Student Life due June 16
Changes to the Code of Student Life, 2004-2005, are due
to the dean of students office by Wednesday, June 16. Electronic
responses are encouraged to email@example.com.
— Jerry Bulisco, dean of students office, 777-2664.
Web server has
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:
— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems
and services, and Jan Orvik, university relations.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
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.
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
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
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
Wednesday, Sept. 15, for travel Sept. 16, 2004 to Jan.
Friday, Oct. 15, research/creative activity or publication
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
– James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
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
— James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
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
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
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; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-04-039.html.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (ABMRF)
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; firstname.lastname@example.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.
AMERICAN HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (AHAF)
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; email@example.com; 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.
AUTHOR SERVICES, INC.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org;
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
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; email@example.com;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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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,
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; email@example.com;
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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;
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
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;
ITTLESON FOUNDATION, INC.
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.
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;
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.
LYMPHOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (LRF)
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.
MUNSON FOUNDATION, CURTIS AND EDITH
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; email@example.com; http://www.munsonfdn.org/guide.htm.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)/NATIONAL
SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)/U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)/
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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:
(List of Agency Contacts); http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-035.html
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)
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.
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
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;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-016.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
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;
Deadlines: 7/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/12/04 (Application).
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; email@example.com;
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
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-166.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
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; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/pob/fellowship/.
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;
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
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; email@example.com;
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;
Deadlines: 6/11/04, 11/5/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/13/04,
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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
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; email@example.com;
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 9/10/04, 1/10/05.
WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
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; email@example.com; http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/featured.html?record=31.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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