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for Rural Health partners with communities
University Letter lists summer schedule
will honor Peggy Kiel
Enjoy “An Evening at the Empire”
North Valley Arts Council hosts “Arts in Action
Air Force Base presents Juneteenth celebration
Center for Innovation offers small business workshops
Nordic summer fest planned for June 21
Agenda items due for July 9 IRB meeting
Doctoral examination set for Timothy John Harms
Museum lists calendar events
new forms for student evaluations of teaching
Medical faculty receive awards
Chester Fritz Library grants 2003 Merrifield competition
Send farewell wishes to Susan Johnson
PAC-W honors Sara Hanhan
Attendance strong at Ralph Engelstad Arena
Please note software license updates
Volunteers sought for study of women's bone health
Children needed as research participants
Men sought to assist with self defense instruction
U2 workshops listed for June 23 - July 11
Donated leave sought for Pat Hoeper, Colleen Clauthier
June 25 is Denim Day
Space available for children's summer art camp
Museum Cafe announces new summer menu
NoVAC coordinator position available on campus
listed for Senate scholarly activities grants
Research, grant opportunities listed
for Rural Health partners with communities
Rural residents in four North Dakota communities will learn to
drive more safely on rural roads and highways because of funding
obtained through the Center for Rural Health and training conducted
in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
The Partners for Rural Traffic Safety project includes the UND
Center for Rural Health and North Dakota Department of Transportation
offices in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Stanley and Williston. The
communities develop skills through education and training activities
and grassroots initiatives designed to enhance rural traffic safety.
Each community received $5,000 to offset costs of implementing
The project focuses on communities’ responses to rural
traffic safety issues and will demonstrate that rural communities
can take charge and increase seat belt use and child safety seat
use, according to Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural
Health. The community team has five representatives from health,
business, education and religious sectors and the community who
work together on this effort.
“The goals of the Partners for Rural Traffic Safety project
are to encourage local participation to increase seat belt use
and save lives of rural residents and their children,” Wakefield
said, “and to increase partnerships with communities, state
agencies, organizations and others in a well-coordinated effort.”
Following the campaign, an evaluation will take place in each
community to determine the success of the project.
– Center for Rural Health.
Letter lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other week during the
summer. Publication dates are: June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25,
Aug. 8, 22, and 29. 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, email@example.com.
will honor Peggy Kiel
A hale and farewell retirement party at 2 p.m. Thursday, June
12, in the Woodworth Room, Wilkerson Dining Center, will honor
Peggy Kiel, who has been with Dining Services since 1974. Please
join us as we wish her well.
– Linda Oldroyd, Dining Services.
“An Evening at the Empire”
Celebrate summer and the arts by attending “An Evening
at the Empire,” part of the Grand Cities Arts Fest. The
evening will bring together many of the elements of the Arts Fest
in one location Saturday, June 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Art work from several artists with booths at Arts Fest will be
on display and available for purchase that evening. More art will
also be available in a silent auction at the Empire from 6 p.m.
until approximately 8 p.m., with three sets of tables closing
five minutes apart. All items purchased from the art display or
in the silent auction will be available to take home at the end
of the evening. Some of the artists are expected to attend the
“Evening at the Empire.”
A variety of local musical talent will play during the evening.
Canadian Prairie Home will take the stage at 6:15 p.m., doing
covers of Bob Dylan and Neil Young songs; the Prairie Dog Players
from East Grand Forks will do a set of Broadway songs starting
at 7:15 p.m.; and Peat Moss will close the evening with the blues.
Food will be supplied by Kim Holmes and Sanders 1907. A cash bar
and soft drinks will also be available.
Tickets for “An Evening at the Empire” are $10; advance
tickets are available at Hugo’s stores in Grand Forks. Tickets
will also be available at the door.
– Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center, 746-5500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Arts Council hosts “Arts in Action Square”
The North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) will host live artist demonstrations
at NoVAC Arts in Action Square, 4th Street and DeMers in downtown
Grand Forks as part of the Grand Cities Arts Fest Saturday and
Sunday, June 14 and 15. The square will feature area artists and
crafters demonstrating weaving, spinning, felting, quilt making,
glass blowing, pottery and more. Visitors can stop by our display
for more information about area art and cultural organizations.
Drawings will be held throughout the weekend for door prizes.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for NoVAC.
Force Base presents Juneteenth celebration
The Grand Forks Air Force Base will present its Juneteenth celebration
Saturday, June 14, at the Base. Enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers,
side dishes, and soda. Adults are invited to play softball and
card games, while children may take part in jump castle, arts
and crafts, and face painting. Come out and celebrate with the
AACA for an important day in history.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for A1C Tawana Carter 747-5791, Grand
Forks Air Force Base.
for Innovation offers small business workshops
The Center for Innovation will offer Small Business Innovation
Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) workshops
June 18 and 19. The SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal preparation workshop
Wednesday, June 18, will be presented by Jim and Gail Greenwood,
nationally recognized SBIR proposal-writing experts from Florida.
They will present a comprehensive overview of SBIR and STTR (including
recent changes in both programs) and a detailed discussion of
a recommended four-step process for developing a competitive Phase
I proposal. It is open to potential and experienced SBIR/STTR
companies, as well as those who serve them. Participants will
be entitled to a free proposal review by the Greenwoods, a service
that would otherwise cost $500. (Details provided at the workshop.)
12:30 to 12:45 p.m., registration, welcome, introductions; 12:45
to 1:45 p.m., overview of SBIR program; 1:45 to 2:15 p.m., recent
changes in the SBIR program; 3 to 3:30 p.m., overview of the STTR
program; 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., break; 3:45 to 5 p.m., proposal strategy;
5 to 6:15 p.m., instructions, tips for proposal preparation; 6:15
to 6:45 p.m., dinner break; 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., critique of actual
SBIR proposal; 7:30 to 7:45 p.m., North Dakota program to assist
SBIR companies; 7:45 to 8 p.m., questions and answers, evaluation.
The SBIR/STTR cost proposal and accounting workshop Thursday,
June 19, will also be presented by the Greenwoods. They will focus
on how to develop a defensible and accurate cost proposal for
your SBIR project, and will cover related topics such as indirect
rates, unallowable expenses, and audits.
8:45 to 9 a.m., registration, welcome and introductions; 9 to
10 a.m., basic government accounting concepts; 10 to 10:15 a.m.,
break; 10:15 to 10:30 a.m., the FAR and its importance; 10:30
to 11:15 a.m., format of the cost proposal; 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.,
keeping track of your expenses and estimating costs, part 1; 12:15
to 12:45 p.m., networking lunch; 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., cost proposal
formats of different SBIR/STTR agencies; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., exercise,
preparing a basic Phase I SBIR cost proposal; 2:30 to 3 p.m.,
a word about audits of SBIR/STTR projects; 3 to 3:15 p.m., final
questions and answers, evaluation.
Cost is $50 per workshop or $80 for both. Contact Steph Blair
at email@example.com, 777-3132, for more information
– Center for Innovation.
summer fest planned for June 21
The UND Nordic Initiative committee will host a Nordic summer
fest focusing on “Bridging the Gap,” Saturday, June
21, 5 p.m. to dark, in the Grand Forks Town Square, DeMers Ave.
and Third St. The summer fest will feature Nordic culture and
Events include dancing, music, videos, crafts, wreath making,
booths, book signing by Rakel Erickson, a visit from the delegation
of our sister city of Saarsborg, Norway, genealogy, trip planning,
maypole, and bonfire, festive food, and more. For more information,
call Shelle Michaels at 777-9424.
– UND Nordic Initiative.
items due for July 9 IRB meeting
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
July 9, in 10/12 Swanson Hall, to consider all research proposals
submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before
Monday, June 30. 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 the Office of Research and Program
Development Monday, June 23.
Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately
one week after the meeting.
– John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair,
Institutional Review Board.
examination set for Timothy John Harms
The final examination for Timothy John Harms, a candidate for
the Ph.D. with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies,
is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Room 305, Education Building.
The dissertation title is “Analysis of Minnesota Students’
Mathematical Literacy on TIMSS, NAEP, and MN BST.” John
D. Williams (educational foundations and research) is the committee
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
lists calendar events
Following is a list of exhibitions, musical events, concerts,
and more at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Postponed: POW and Internment Camps
Through July 25: Michael Boyd and Mark Klett
Boyd, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, is creating a mural about contemporary
Indian life. He will be working in the east gallery of the Museum
and the public is invited to drop by and observe. In the same
gallery there will be photographic murals of American Indian shields
on rock art by Mark Klett. This Native American exhibition is
showing in conjunction with the Continental Harmony Premier.
Through July 25: Thorarin Snowfield
This exhibition is a retrospective of the paintings of the late
North Dakotan artist Thorarin Snowfield. His parents immigrated
from Iceland to Manitoba, Canada, and then settled in the Icelandic
community of Mountain, N.D. His paintings were collected by family
members and neighbors, or traded for goods and services. Local
physicians, the mail carrier, the owner of the dry goods store,
all came to own his work. The exhibition is collected from those
Aug. 3 - Sept. 28: Ann Hamilton and Michael
The Museum will present a collaborative exhibition by these two
artists, married to each other, with deep family ties to North
Dakota. Hamilton, known throughout the western world for her sophisticated
installation work, will collaborate with Mercil. She represented
the U. S. in the 1997 and 1999 Venice Biennials. Although, in
the past they have combined forces on ideas and public installations,
this will be the first time Hamilton will exhibit work together
June 24, 7:30 p.m. - Jim Popejoy, vibraphone, and Jeff Avinson,
July 8, 7:30 p.m. -
July 15, 7:30 p.m. - 4 Below Zero
July 22, 7:30 p.m. -
July 29, 7:30 p.m.
SunDog Jazz Fest - Saturday, Sept. 13; details to be announced.
Museum Concert Series
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. - Daedalus Quartet
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. - Claremont Trio
Sunday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. - Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m. - American violinist, Nicolas Kendal
Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m. - pianist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Friday, Oct. 10 - Autumn Art Auction
Saturday, Jan 31 - Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction
– North Dakota Museum of Art
new forms for student evaluations of teaching
Beginning this summer, the new University Student Assessment
of Teaching (USAT) form will be used. Academic departments have
received a copy of the new form and are reminded to recycle any
remaining old evaluation forms. Directions have also been sent
to the chairs for faculty to administer the USAT form. If you
have questions about any procedures related to the new assessment
form, please contact institutional research at 777-4358.
– Carmen Williams, Office of Institutional Research.
faculty receive awards
Five medical school faculty recently received the following awards:
Thomas Jacobsen, clinical associate professor
of family medicine and a family physician at Hettinger, was named
the Rural Health Practitioner of the Year by the National Rural
Health Association at Salt Lake City. The award recognizes a direct
service provider for leadership in bringing health services to
Annette Larson, assistant professor of family
medicine with the physician assistant program, was named the PA
Educator of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Physician
Assistants in Fargo. She was recognized for her contributions
as a physician assistant educator, her dedication to PA education,
and devotion to students.
Stephen Wonderlich, professor and associate
chair of neuroscience, co-director of the Eating Disorders Institute,
and director of clinical research at the Neuropsychiatric Research
Institute in Fargo, has received the school’s first William
Crozier and Edith Magwood Fawcett Faculty Enhancement Award, which
recognizes teaching, research and service. The award is funded
by the Fawcett family.
Scott Charette, clinical assistant professor
of surgery and surgeon at Altru Health System, Grand Forks, received
the Wayne Swenson Award for Teaching Excellence. It recognizes
surgical faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence
in teaching, and is named after Dr. Swenson, surgeon and professor
emeritus of surgery in Bismarck.
James Mitchell, professor and chair of neuroscience,
president and scientific director of the Neuropsychiatric Research
Institute, and co-director of the Eating Disorders Institute in
Fargo, received the school’s H. David Wilson Academic Award
in Neuroscience, which recognizes faculty who have established
a sustained record of achievement in the neurosciences.
-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Fritz Library grants 2003 Merrifield competition award
The Chester Fritz Library has awarded the 10th annual Merrifield
Competition Award, a $1,500 scholarship, to Christina O’Leary
Beam. The Merrifield Award recognizes outstanding scholarly research
in historic documents held in the library’s Elwyn B. Robinson
Department of Special Collections.
Beam, a Grand Forks native, graduated from UND’s honors
program with a major in English, and studied political science
at Vassar College. Her paper, “No One Demanded It and No
One Wanted It: Representations of a Lynching in Grand Forks, North
Dakota,” examined text and photo sources for the 1882 lynching
of Charles Thurber in Grand Forks. Beam is also the 2003 recipient
of the George and Margaret Starcher Prize and the Julia Porter
Cape scholarship. She plans to attend graduate school in 2004
and pursue a master’s degree in English or American studies.
The Merrifield Competition is named in honor of Webster Merrifield,
UND’s first University librarian of record and president
of the University from 1892 to 1909. A grant from the UND Alumni
Association and Foundation enables the library to hold this annual
A five-member jury reviewed the research papers submitted for
the 2003 competition: Sandy Slater, head of the Elwyn B. Robinson
Department of Special Collections; Kathleen Dixon, associate professor
of English; Kenneth Hansen, associate professor of accounting;
Janet Moen, professor of sociology and peace studies; and Ty Reese,
assistant professor of history. The research papers were judged
on quality of research, clarity and writing skill, and extent
to which the author investigated primary sources.
– Sandy Slater, Head, Elwyn B. Robinson, Department of
Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.
farewell wishes to Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson, coordinator of student organizations, will leave
her position at the Memorial Union June 20 to pursue her doctorate
in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University.
Farewells may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3620.
A search for her replacement is currently under way. The position
description is available at human resources; position number is
03-297 with an internal deadline of June 16.
– Bonnie Solberg, Associate Director, Memorial Union.
honors Sara Hanhan
The President’s Advisory Council on Women’s Issues
(PAC-W) honored Sara Hanhan (provost’s office) for her tireless
efforts in enhancing the University of North Dakota for women
and everyone. She will select $500 worth of books at the bookstore
to benefit the University.
– Wendelin Hume, Co-Chair, PAC-W.
strong at Ralph Engelstad Arena
In its second year of operation, the Ralph Engelstad Arena is
proving to be a great attraction for spectators. In the first
eight months of the arena’s second year of business, over
400,000 paid visitors attended events at the Ralph. This surpasses
the inaugural year total by over 70,000 patrons, with four months
left in this event year.
Fans enjoyed an extended men’s hockey season with the addition
of the Subway holiday tournament and a three-game play-off series
with Denver in March, which aided the Sioux in leading the NCAA
in total attendance. In addition, this was the inaugural year
for the UND women’s hockey team. Other new sporting events
included a world boxing event featuring Virgil Hill, the Midwestern
synchronized skating championships, and the Region IV men’s
Fans of the Ralph were also treated to new events in 2002-03.
The Minnesota Wild made their first appearance in North Dakota
in October. Dennis Miller wowed the Homecoming crowd, and the
Goo Goo Dolls played the first concert in the Olympic Center.
Other events included Kenny Chesney in concert, a return performance
from Stars on Ice, a first-time performance from the Harlem Globetrotters,
and the Shrine Circus which made history as the most attended
Shrine Circus ever in Grand Forks.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
note software license updates
The last day to submit site license software requests for this
fiscal year will be June 20.
Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:
ESRI products are from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
Autodesk/AutoCad is Oct. 15, 2003, through Oct. 14, 2004.
PC-SAS: The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired
on Feb. 28. Renewals began March 1. There are no license fees.
New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular
ITSS software licensing order form. Please keep in mind that licenses
that are not renewed will cease to function by the end of May.
Renewing your license is the only way to keep PC-SAS functioning.
When ordering/renewing, please let us know which version you
would like to install or renew by making a note in the comment
section of the order form. There are six CDs in the 8.2 installation
media set. If you wish to have an older version, contact our office
and we will see if we are able to obtain the appropriate setinit.
In most cases, we send only the most current version.
If you have questions regarding software licensing, please contact
– Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS, Carol.email@example.com
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
Higher Education Board applauds ConnectND work
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has adopted a resolution
commending the effort and commitment involved in the cooperative
effort by higher education and state government to implement the
ConnectND project. Specifically, the resolution recognizes the
personnel working directly or indirectly on the project for their
commitment and professionalism.
State Board of Higher Education Resolution on ConnectND
Whereas, robust and efficient administrative systems are a cornerstone
of any well-run enterprise, and;
Whereas, the ConnectND project represents a unique and cooperative
implementation involving both higher education and state government,
Whereas, North Dakota is the first state in the nation to attempt
integration of such a project with as broad a scope, and;
Whereas, a successful implementation will allow us to serve others
better, promote continued colleagueship, and share best business
practice in our processes;
Now, therefore, be it resolved, the North Dakota State Board
of Higher Education recognizes:
1) the contribution our staff have made to future generations
of North Dakotans,
2) the sacrifice these staff and their families have made to achieve
the very aggressive time lines set out for the project, whether
directly involved in the project or indirectly by carrying an
extra burden for those who participate directly,
3) the commitment to task that all have shown in the face of a
very short implementation time line,
4) the professionalism demonstrated in reaching decisions that
are in the best interest of the state, student and System,
5) the financial contributions of the state and students, and
6) the diligence applied by all to ensure the job is done right.
– Jan Orvik, with information from the ConnectND project.
sought for study of women’s bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14
billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an
osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc,
with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones
compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc
supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand
Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part
in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium
absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable. Participants
can earn $750!
For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
needed as research participants
Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between
7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect
of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained
attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing
will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after
school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take
a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate
in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as
the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires
about your child’s typical behavior, eating patterns and
sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for participation
in the study. The scores from your child’s testing will
be completely confidential and will not be associated with your
child’s name. Children who participate must not be taking
any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling
a time to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call me.
– Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.
sought to assist with self defense instruction
The women’s center is seeking up to five men to assist
with the IMPACT self defense program at UND and within the region.
IMPACT is a nationally acclaimed self-defense program taught by
female-male teams. The male instructors support the general instruction
and technique drill groups and serve as simulated assailants.
The UND Women’s Center is the first group in the U.S. to
offer this extremely effective program for college credit and
has taught more than 500 college, high school and community women
in the last three years. Men who apply need not have any prior
self defense experience.
The qualities desired are:
• a reasonable level of physical fitness
• a desire to help women of all ages deal with issues of
All applicants are required to complete the following prior to
• entry interview and information session
• witness a ‘basics course’ being taught (TBD,
• complete the instructor training program (TBD, August)
Each man who goes through the instructor training program will
be provided with a $2,000 state-of-the-art protective suit. For
more information please contact the Women’s Center at 777-4300
(Patty or Kay) or 772-5797 (ask for Tom, evenings only).
– Women’s Center.
workshops listed for June 23 - July 11
Below are U2 workshops for June 23 - June 30 and July 1 - July
11. Visit our web site for additional workshops in July and August.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
fax, 777-2140; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2.
When registering, please include workshop title and date, name
and position, department and box number, phone number and 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.
*NEW* Walking the Talk: Tuesday and Thursday, June 24 and 26,
1 to 2:30 p.m., Christus Rex lounge (limited seating, register
early). Find out how to talk with your child about alcohol and
other drugs by attending a free program for parents. Presenters:
Amy Brooks and Jodie Goetz-Olson, youth diversion specialists,
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Please attend all sessions
in this series.
Don’t Get Burned . . .: Tuesday, June 24, 1:30 to 3:30
p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to
fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating
to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition
to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will
receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable
fire extinguishers. Presenters: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental
health, and Mike Powers, facilities.
Better Safe Than Sorry: Thursday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.,
17 Swanson Hall. This awareness workshop will cover general safety
issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of
their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting,
safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective
equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir,
safety and environmental health.
Defensive Driving: Wednesday, July 9, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Rural
Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for
all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular
(monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North
Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points
from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant.
leave sought for Pat Hoeper, Colleen Clauthier
Donated leave is sought for Pat Hoeper and Colleen Clauthier,
both of whom are administrative secretaries at the INMED program.
If you are willing to donate leave, please send the donation form
to Nancy Martin, INMED, Box 9037. The donation forms are available
from her at 777-3093 or in the human resources office, 777-4361,
313 Twamley Hall. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
– Nancy Martin, INMED.
25 is Denim Day
It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that means
June 25 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and “go
casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other
offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll
set you up with buttons and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim
available for children’s summer art camp
There is still time to enlist children in an unpredictable adventure
for the summer. The summer arts camps are starting to fill up,
but two sessions still have openings: Sue Fink’s “Nature
and Art” will allow children to explore nature and create
masterpieces by drawing and painting the things they see and find.
This session is held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Kim Fink’s
“Puppet Making” we will create different kinds of
puppets using wild and colorful techniques. This session is held
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes are open to ages 6 -12 and are limited
to 20 students. Costs are $85 per week for members and $95 for
non-members. Students will work with professional artists. Children
must bring a lunch; morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
Café announces new summer menu
The café at the North Dakota Museum of Art is offering
delicious new sandwiches and salads including the cosmo chicken
sandwich topped with provolone cheese and cranberry relish, the
Southwest roast beef sandwich with fresh-sliced radishes and provolone
cheese on a warm baguette with a side of cilantro dipping sauce,
and the DC chicken salad with seasoned chicken, fresh greens,
apples, currants, red onions and celery topped with almonds. As
always, the café will continue to offer a variety of some
of the most savory soups in town and an assortment of delicious
entrees including our caprise sandwich and fresh quiche.
The Museum café and coffee shop, located in the lower
level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The coffee is always available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. Don’t forget to take advantage
of the “5 for $25 club card.” This punch card is good
for five daily specials with beverage, tax included.
House specialty drinks and coffee, as well as sodas, juices,
teas and our ever-popular home-made fresh strawberry pie, chocolate
dipped chocolate chip cookies, and ice cream mudd pie are served
throughout the day. Whole pies are specially priced for take-out
with a one-day advance notice, to ensure freshness.
Reservations are accepted for small or large groups and the Museum
conference room is available if your full party is ordering. Credit
cards and department billings are accepted. Call-ahead service
and take-out orders are available. High tea is also available
with a minimum two-day reservation, at a charge of $8 per person.
The café is managed and operated by Liz Stempinski. Call
777-4195 for more information or reservations.
Please note that the Museum Café’ will be closed
- July 11 for summer break. It will reopen Monday, July 14. –
North Dakota Museum of Art.
coordinator position available on campus
The part-time position of administrative coordinator, North Valley
Arts Council (NoVAC) is available on campus. Please feel free
to pass it on to anyone you feel might be interested.
The NoVAC board is seeking an administrative coordinator to run
the one-person office and help NoVAC achieve its mission, which
is to support arts and culture for the citizens of the Greater
Grand Forks area through advocacy, service, and education.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, self-confident professional
who can function autonomously while making decisions that accurately
represent the views of the board. Hours are flexible: 20 to 25
per week, with a salary of $1,150 per month. A bachelor’s
degree and relevant experience are preferred.
Approximately one-third of time will be spent on clerical duties,
with the remainder coordinating information between both arts
organizations and individuals. Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to, developing a budget, coordinating an arts calendar
(both printed and electronic), serving as point person for communication,
compiling and writing a newsletter, maintaining the NoVAC web
site, researching and writing grants, and administering the membership
The office will be located in O’Kelly Hall and will share
space with the marketing services partnership and with University
academic programs in nonprofit leadership and service learning.
Candidates should send a letter of application, a resume, work
samples, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone
numbers of five references to NoVAC, PO Box 12204, Grand Forks,
ND 58208-2204. See www.novac.org or call 777-6120 with questions.
Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the
position is filled. Start date is July 1.
– Marsy Schroeder (Continuing Education) for NoVAC.
listed for Senate scholarly activities grants
The deadline dates for grant applications to the Senate scholarly
activities committee for the 2003-2004 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.
Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, is the first deadline for applications
for travel grants only for travel occurring between Sept. 16,
2003 and Jan. 15, 2004.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, is the first deadline for submission
of applications to the Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC)
for research/creative activity or publication grants.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, is the second deadline for applications
for travel grants only for travel occurring between Jan. 16, 2004,
and May 3, 2004.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, is the final deadline for submission
of research/creative activity or publication grant applications,
and for applications for the new faculty scholar awards.
Monday, May 3, 2004, is the final deadline for submission of
travel grant applications for travel occurring between
May 4, 2004, and Sept. 15, 2004.
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; please obtain an up-to-date
form from ORPD or the web site. Over the summer, please feel free
to contact ORPD at 777-4278 for information or guidance when preparing
– Glinda Lindseth, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.
grant opportunities listed
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.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ )
Building Evidence to Promote Bioterrorism and Other Public Health
Emergency Preparedness in Health Care Systems–Funding to
examine and promote the health care system’s readiness for
a bioterrorist event and other public health emergencies through
development of new evidence, tools and models. Deadlines: 7/17/03,
1/14/04. Contact: Sally Phillips, 301-427-1571; email@example.com;
ALLIANCE FOR CANCER GENE THERAPY
Young Investigators Award–Support for research, conducted
by tenure-track assistant professors or the equivalent within
5 years of their initial appointment, in the following areas:
tumor-specific replicating viruses and bacteria; anti-angiogenesis;
immunotherapy or vaccine therapy; oncogenes/suppressor oncogenes/cell
cycle control/apoptosis; and tumor targeting and vector development.
projects. Deadline: 8/6/03. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org;
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS)
Awards for International Scientific Cooperation recognize individuals
in the scientific and engineering community for making outstanding
contributions to furthering international cooperation in science
and engineering. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Linda Stroud, 202-326-6650;
Awards for Public Understanding of Science and Technology recognize
scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to
the “popularization of science.” Deadline: 8/1/03.
Contact: Judy Kass, 202-326-6670; email@example.com; http://www.aaas.org/about/awards/public.shtml.
Mentor Awards recognize individuals who have mentored significant
numbers of students from underrepresented groups to completion
of doctoral studies or have impacted the climate of a department,
college, or institution to significantly increase diversity of
students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. Deadline: 7/31/03.
Contact: Yolanda George, 202-326-6670; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aaas.org/about/awards/Mentor.shtml.
The Philip Hauge Abelson Prize is awarded to a public servant,
in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing
science, or to a scientist whose career has been distinguished
both for scientific achievement and other notable services to
the scientific community. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Stephen Nelson,
202-326-6600; email@example.com; http://www.aaas.org/about/awards/abelson.shtml.
Women’s International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program
—Support to increase participation of women in international
scientific research. All fields funded by the NSF and interdisciplinary
research cutting across these fields are eligible, including archaeology
and anthropology; astronomy; biochemistry, biophysics and genetics;
biological sciences; chemistry; computer science; earth sciences;
economics; engineering; environmental sciences; geography; history
and philosophy of science; linguistics; mathematics; physics;
political science; non-clinically oriented psychology; science
and technology policy; science education; and sociology. Contact:
Marina Ratchford, 202-326-6490; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aaas.org/international/wiscnew.shtml.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)
community, clinical, and bioengineering/biotechnology investigations.
Deadline: 7/14/03. Contact: Division of Research Administration,
214-706-1457; email@example.com; http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3004142.
National Established Investigator Award–Support for mid-term
investigators with an established record of accomplishments, who
have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular
science. All basic disciplines are eligible, as well as epidemiological,
AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION
Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division Student Fellowship
Program–Support for students interested in graduate level
studies in a planning field related to natural resources, energy
or the environment. Contact: Deanna Glosser, http://www.planning.org/institutions/scholarship.htm;
http://www.apa-enre.org/fellowship.htm. Deadline: 7/15/03.
ARMSTRONG (LANCE) FOUNDATION
Support for scientific and clinical research in regard to issues
of survivorship and the basic and clinical science of testicular
cancer. Deadlines: Applications accepted online only, between
6/15/03 and 7/15/03. Contact: Grant Applications, 512-236-8820;
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Research Program--Investigator-Initiated
Research Awards–Support for studies that provide insight
into molecular mechanisms underlying development of NF and related
diseases; result in substantial improvement(s) over today’s
approach to diagnosis and treatment of NF1, NF2, and/or Schwannomatosis;
and enhance quality of life for persons with the disease. Deadlines:
7/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/20/03 (Full Proposal). Contact:
Commander, 301-619-7079; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://cdmrp.army.mil/nfrp/03nfrp/iira_pa.doc.
COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS (CIES)
Fulbright research fellowships are available at the locations
listed below. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: http://www.cies.org or
the individual listed with the opportunity.
Africa--Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,
Zimbabwe--All Disciplines–Lecturing/research awards. Debra
Egan, 202-686-6230; email@example.com.
Africa--Ethiopia--American Literature, Engineering, Linguistics,
Sciences or Teaching English as a Foreign Language–Lecturing/research
awards. See above for contact.
Africa--Ethiopia--Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences–Lecturing/research
awards. See above for contact.
Africa--South Africa--Tourism–Lecturing/research awards.
See above for contact.
Africa--Uganda--Development Studies, Medical Sciences, Nursing
or Science Education–Lecturing/research awards. See above
African Regional Research–Funding for scholars in any field.
See above for contact.
Asia--Cambodia--Social Sciences and Humanities–Lecturing/research
awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australia--All Disciplines–Lecturing/research awards. See
above for contact.
Austria--All Disciplines—Support for research/lecturing.
Richard Pettit, 202-686-6240; email@example.com.
Austrian/Hungarian Joint Research Award–Research in the
humanities or social sciences. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Hong Kong--Humanities, Arts, and Social
Sciences–Lecturing/research or research awards. David B.
J. Adams, 202-686-4021; firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Asia and the Pacific--Hong Kong--Study of the United States.
Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan--All Disciplines.
Research, lecturing/research and lecturing awards. See above for
East Asia and the Pacific–Indonesia, Taiwan--Social Sciences
and Humanities–Research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines—All
Disciplines--Lecturing/research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024;
East Asia and the Pacific--Japan, Philippines, Vietnam—All
Disciplines. Research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific–Japan, Philippines--Study of
the United States. Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Korea--Social Sciences, Humanities,
Fine Arts, Business—Research/lecturing awards. David B.
J. Adams, 202-686-4021; email@example.com.
East Asia and the Pacific--Korea--Social Sciences, Humanities,
Fine Arts, Business—Research/lecturing or research awards.
Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024; firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Asia and the Pacific--Mongolia--Social Sciences and Humanities.
Lecturing/research awards. Andrew Riess, 202-686-6247; email@example.com.
East Asia and the Pacific--New Zealand--All Disciplines. Lecturing/research
or research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4021; firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Asia and the Pacific--Philippines--Global Issues. Lecturing/research
awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Philippines--U.S.-Philippine Relations.
Research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Vietnam--All Disciplines. Research
awards. David B. J. Adams, 202-686-4021; email@example.com.
European Union (EU) Affairs Research Program-Research on European
Union (EU) relations. Daria Teutonico, 202-686-6247; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finland: Mid-Career Professional Development—For a professional
development project in any field except medicine. Lilee Perera,
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Personnel Security Thesis, Dissertation and Institutional Research
Awards Program–Support for thesis, dissertation, and institutional
research in the categories of special projects, new technology,
applied topics, PDD daya analyses, and deterrence. Deadline: 7/15/03
Contact: Defense Personnel Security Research Center, 831-657-3000;
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators–Support
to promote productive re-entry of NIH-trained foreign investigators
from low-income countries into their home countries as part of
a broader program to enhance scientific research on a wide variety
of health related issues of global import. Deadlines: 7/25/03
(Letter of Intent); 8/25/03 (Application). Contact: Aron Primack,
301-496-4596; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-118.html.
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Policy-Oriented Rural Health Services Research Grants Program—Support
for entities established in the rural health services research
field as well as those entering this field. Deadlines: 6/11/03
(Letter of Intent); 7/7/03 (Application). Contact: Janice Gordon,
301-443-2280; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-13916.htm.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EXCHANGES BOARD (IREX)
Individual Advanced Research Opportunties (IARO)–Fellowships
for U.S. humanities predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars for
long-term research in Europe and Eurasia. Deadlines: Varies (check
website); Early August for DOE (listed in Federal Register). Contact:
Karla Ver Bryck Block, 202-502-7632 (Graduate Students); Eliza
Washington, 202-502-7633 (Faculty); http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/HEP/iegps/.
JOHNSON (ROBERT WOOD) FOUNDATION
Local Initiative Funding Partners Program–Support to establish
partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support
of innovative, community-based projects to improve health and
health care for underserved and at-risk populations. Deadline:
7/15/03. Contact: Pauline M. Seitz, 609-275-4128; email@example.com;
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Research Opportunities for Ground-Based Research in the Biomedical
Research and Countermeasure Program— Support for independent
investigator research for development of countermeasures against
negative effects of space flight on humans. Deadline: 7/15/03
Contact: David L Tomko, 202-358-2211; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_u/nra/current/NRA-03-OBPR-04/index.html.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DEPRESSION
Investigator Award–Support to extend research fellowship
training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Research
must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders or
other serious mental illnesses including research with bipolar
disorders, borderline disorders with depression and suicide, and
research with children. Contact: Audra Moran, 516-829-5576; email@example.com;
http://www.narsad.org/research/yigdlns.html. Deadline: 7/25/03.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Administrative Supplements for Disseminating Evidence-Based Interveniton
Research Products (NOT-CA-03-031)–Funding for investigators
whose intervention efficacy data have been analyzed, who are in
the final years of their R01, P01, P50, U01 or U19 awards or are
conducting follow-up peer-reviewed research related to the intervention
program proposed for dissemination. Eligible research includes:
tobacco use prevention and cessation, promotion of appropriate
changes in diet and physical activity, reduction of sun exposure
and UV radiation exposure, facilitating informed decisions about
genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, enhancing screening
for breast, cervix and colorectal cancers, quality of care as
well as improving coping skills and quality of life for cancer
survivors and their families. Deadlines: 5/30/03 (Letter of Intent);
6/30/03 (Application). Contact: Jon F. Kerner, 301-594-7294; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging–Support for research
on the feasibility, development and delivery of novel imaging
technologies for early detection, screening, diagnosis, image-guided
interventions, and treatment of various diseases, and for evaluation
studies to show proof of concept and functionality. Contact: Houston
Baker, 301-496-9531; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-124.html.
Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/03 (Application).
Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging (SBIR-STIR)–Support
for development and delivery of novel image acquisition or enhancement
technology and methods for biomedical imaging and image-guided
interventions and therapy, and pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations
using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. The focus
is on imaging in vivo for cancer pre-conditions. Contact: NCI:
Houston Baker, Ph.D, Biomedical Imaging Program, 301-496-9531,
firstname.lastname@example.org; NIBIB: John W. Haller, 301-451-4780, email@example.com;
Deadlines: 6/23/03, 10/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/03, 11/19/03
NATIONAL CENTER ON BIRTH DEFECTS AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Cooperative Agreement for Assessing Folic Acid Knowledge and Behaviors–Funding
for evaluation of the effectiveness of public health programs
to prevent birth defects through: assessment of the current state
of knowledge among reproductive-age women and their health care
providers relative to folic acid consumption and prevention of
spina bifida and anencephaly; and dissemination of findings to
audiences who can use the findings for educational purposes. Contact:
Sheryl L. Heard, 770-488-2723; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-14124.htm.
Deadlines: 7/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/4/03 (Application).
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)/NATIONAL
FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
education, and public programming. Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Division
of Preservation & Access, 202-606-8570; email@example.com;
Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities Collections—Support
to preserve and create intellectual access to humanities collections
which are considered highly important for research,
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Development of Innovative Approaches to Enhance Vision Health
Communication (EY-03-002)—Support for research to create,
develop, and evaluate health communication strategies aimed at
translating vision research advances into improved health. Contact:
Maryann Redford, 301-451-2020; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-03-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Tropical Disease Research Units–Support to conduct multidisciplinary
research leading to development and evaluation of new strategies
to prevent and control diseases caused by protozoan and helminth
parasites. Deadlines: 7/19/03 (Letter of Intent), 8/19/03 (Application).
Contact: Thomas G. Brewer, 301-402-6825; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-018.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Indo-U.S. Program on Contraception and Reproductive Health Research
(NOT-HD-03-009), Indo-U.S. Program on Maternal And Child Health
and Human Development Research (NOT-HD-03-010)—Support for
collaborative, peer-reviewed research projects, scientific workshops
and conferences, research training, and technology transfer. Deadline:
7/15/03. Contact: Daniel J. Raiten, 301-435-7568; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Pediatric Off-Patent Drug Study (PODS) Center-lorazepam-Status
Epilepticus (NOT-HD-03-012)–Support to improve knowledge
of the safety, efficacy and optimal therapeutic use of off-patent
drugs in pediatric populations. Deadline: 7/14/03. Contact: Virginia
DeSeau, 301-435-6947; email@example.com; http://FedBizOpps.gov.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
Molecular Anatomy of Head & Neck Cancer: a Genomic/Proteomic
Approach–Funding for basic and translational research aimed
at deciphering complex molecular networks involved in development
of squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCCs). Collaborative
projects involving interdisciplinary teams of investigators are
strongly encouraged. Deadlines: 7/26/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/26/03
(Application). Contact: Yasaman Shirazi, 301-594-4812; Yasaman.Shirazi@nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Research Grants for Clinical Studies of Kidney Diseases–Support
for pilot and feasibility studies, clinical trials, and epidemiological
studies related to kidney disease research that are particularly
innovative and/or potentially of high impact. Deadlines: 7/18/03,
3/18/04. Contact: Catherine M. Meyers, 301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
E-learning for Hazmat and Emergency Response (SBIR/STTR Initiative)—Support
for further development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT)
Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials
(HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel.
Contact: Ted Outwater, 919-541-2972; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-03-008.html.
Deadlines: 7/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/03 (Application).
Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment–Support
for research on the effect of in utero exposures that cause permanent
functional changes that are not overtly, grossly teratogenic yet
result in increased susceptibility to disease/dysfunction later
in life. Deadlines: 7/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/12/03 (Application).
Contact: Jerry Heindel, 919-541-0781; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Collaborative Program to Accelerate Therapeutics Development for
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (RFP-NIH-NINDS-03-03)—Funding
for an innovative translational research program to accelerate
development of treatment strategies for SMA. Deadline: 6/4/03.
Contact: Patricia Denney, 301 496-1813; email@example.com; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/RFP_SMA_04_2003.pdf.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Human Subjects Research Enhancements Program (HSREP)—Short-term
interim support for institutional activities that will strengthen
oversight of human subjects research at institutions that receive
significant NIH support for clinical research. Deadline: 7/11/03.
Contact: L. Tony Beck, 301-435-0805; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-03-007.html.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Biological Research Collections–Support for biological collection
enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research
to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection
management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate
support and management of biological collections. Contact: Muriel
Poston, 703-292-8470; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03566/nsf03566.htm.
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program–Support
for early career-development activities of
teacher-scholars who propose creative, integrative, and effective
research and education plans.
Biological Sciences. Deadline: 7/22/03. Contact: Sharman O’Neill,
703-292-8421; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02111/nsf02111.htm.
Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. Deadline:
7/22/03. Contact: William Bainbridge, 703-292-8930; email@example.com;
Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Deadline: 7/24/03. Contact:
Lloyd Douglas, 703-292-4862; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02111/nsf02111.htm#ELIG.
Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences. Deadline: 7/24/03.
Contact: Laura Razzolini, 703-292-7267; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02111/nsf02111.htm.
Human and Social Dynamics: Special Competition--Decision Making
Under Uncertainty Centers and Developmental Activities–Support
for creation of interdisciplinary centers that will produce new
knowledge, information, and tools related to decision making under
uncertainty associated with longer-term climate change and shorter-term
climate variability; and support for workshops or symposia, high-risk
exploratory research efforts, or supplements to current awards.
Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Thomas Baerwald, 703-292-7301; firstname.lastname@example.org;
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Cooperative Agreements to Conduct Targeted Capacity Expansions
of Ectasy and Other Club Drugs Prevention Interventions and/or
Infrastructure Development. Deadline: 7/22/03. Contact: Pamela
C. Roddy, 301-443-1001; email@example.com; http://www.samhsa.gov;
Local Giving Grants Program–Support for community projects
in the areas of the arts, education and family violence prevention.
Deadline: 7/31/03. Contact: Local Target store or http://target.com/common/page.jhtml?content=target_cg_grant_guidelines.
— William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
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