40, NUMBER 42: August 8, 2003
Kupchella presents“State of the University” address
David Lambeth to give summer commencement
New Student Orientation is Aug.
school white coat ceremony is Aug. 8
on the Prairie” conference set for Aug. 10-11
shut down set for Aug. 12, 13
Aug. 18 staff
information session covers student help topics
Office moves to Union Aug. 18
“The Male Intellect”
at Risk in Rural America” conference planned
named director of sports medicine program
Nominations sought for student ambassadors
Employees may enroll in courses at low cost
Death noted of student Lloyd Waddingham
Proposals sought for repurposed computers
Purchasing lists procedures
Some cell phones need reprogramming
RWIC and Studio One receive weather broadcasting
Volunteer opportunities available at Museum
Items for sale to public on bids
Children needed as research participants
Volunteers sought for study of women’s bone
Women invited to participate in new nutrition study
Temporary help sought for book rush
Fund will benefit Terry Stratton
U2 workshops listed for Aug. 19-27
sought for NSF program
set for upcoming funding opportunities
grant opportunities listed
Kupchella will give “State of the University” address
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the Unviersity” address and convene a meeting of the
University Council at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Memorial
Lambeth to give summer commencement address Friday
David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, will be the main speaker at summer commencement
Friday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. About
450 students are eligible to walk across the stage this summer;
the University graduates more than 2,000 students throughout the
A well-known regional ornithologist, Lambeth’s area of
interest has focused in the natural world, specifically birds.
He has studied birds to refine ideas about sub-cellular mechanisms
used to obtain, transfer, and utilize energy. In addition to his
career, much of his recreational time is spent birding and promoting
the appreciation of birds.
Lambeth earned his undergraduate degree in education from the
University of Missouri and his doctorate in biochemistry from
the University of Wisconsin. For the past 26 years, Lambeth has
taught and served on numerous academic and strategic committees
at the University. In 1994 Lambeth was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor, the highest honor awarded to faculty at UND. He has
written 27 full length publications, presented 37 abstracts/posters/presentations,
and has been a research advisor/mentor for 23 students.
Lambeth has received more than $1 million in research grants,
obtaining more than half single-handedly. This past February he
received the UND Foundation McDermott Award for Excellence in
Teaching, Research and Creative Activity and Service and in April
he was a presenter in the Faculty Lecture Series.
Student Orientation is Aug. 22-24
Enrollment Services will welcome new undergraduate students at
New Student Orientation Aug. 22-24. We anticipate more transfer
and freshmen students than we’ve ever had before. A detailed
schedule of events is available at http://www.und.edu/orientation/
and any questions can be handled by Rochelle Bollman at 777-4463
You are invited to participate any any time during the weekend
and we welcome your volunteer assistance; contact Rochelle directly.
Thanks in advance for helping to make New Student Orientation
2003 a positive experience for these incoming students and their
families as they make the transition to University life.
-- Kenton Pauls, Director of Enrollment Services.
school white coat ceremony is Aug. 8
Sixty-one new freshman medical students began orientation Aug.
4. The week-long orientation includes an introduction to the four-year
medical education curriculum. The week ends with Family Day Aug.
8, highlighted by the 4 p.m. white coat ceremony during which
students receive their first white coat. The event is followed
by a picnic for family and friends.
UND medical students take their first two years of medical education
in Grand Forks; their third year in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks
or a rural community in North Dakota; and fourth year in one of
the state’s four major cities.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
on the Prairie” conference set for Aug. 10-11
A two-day conference, “Space on the Prairie,” sponsored
by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium and Space Studies,
will be held Sunday and Monday, Aug. 10-11. Ten undergraduate
students from UND, NDSU, Bismarck State College, and Williston
State College will give poster demonstrations to the public describing
their summer research projects at UND and NDSU, and engage in
discussions with visiting NASA center representatives. Gov. Hoeven
will be the guest speaker at the luncheon Monday.
The conference will be video-linked through the North Dakota
Interactive Video Network (NDIVN) system (http://www.ndivn.nodak.edu)
throughout all North Dakota higher education institutions, including
two-year and tribal colleges, some K-12 schools, and the State
Capitol. This will allow real and virtual interaction between
the conference participants, North Dakota students and educators,
as well as state education leadership. The conference will also
be webcast through space.edu (UND space studies distance education
web portal) to space studies graduate students around the country.
The NDSG Consortium was awarded $95,000 after submitting a proposal
to NASA titled, “North Dakota Space Training and Research
(ND StaR). ND StaR was prepared in response to NASA’s Space
Grant College and Fellowship Program initiative, “Aerospace
Workforce Development Competition,” which seeks to enlarge
and enhance the resource pool of higher education graduates and
faculty who stay connected or become involved with NASA as employees,
contractors or principal investigators. The main goal of ND StaR
is to enhance and enlarge the body of students from diverse backgrounds
in North Dakota who consider a space-related postgraduate or career
ND StaR’s objectives include focusing resources on the
non-research public institutions, increasing the diversity of
students exposed to cutting-edge research and training, and disseminating
the results of the initiative across North Dakota. Fellowship
awardees were assigned to a specific project supervised by staff
at UND or NDSU. Within the first month of inception of ND StaR,
a summary list of potential projects was published and distributed
to appropriate institutions of higher education in the state.
Each fellowship project had a link to an appropriate NASA center
or enterprise, and each student and advisor team has the opportunity
to visit and interact with NASA counterparts.
The schedule follows:
Sunday, Aug. 10, Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 6 to 8 p.m.,
reception for ND StaR fellowship recipients, parents and research
advisors and for NASA EPSCoR research recipients. Hosts are Shan
de Silva, director of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
and chair of the Space Studies Department and Lynette de Silva;
Bruce Smith, dean of the J.D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences,
and Ann Smith; and Suezette Rene Bieri, assistant director of
the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Michael Jacobs.
Monday, Aug. 11, Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 7:30 to 8:30
a.m., buffet breakfast; 8:30 a.m., introductions by Shan de Silva;
8:45 a.m., welcome by Charles Kupchella, president of UND; 9 a.m.,
ND StaR oral research presentations: Scott Backman, “The
New UND Observatory: Plans for a 1-meter Class Telescope for Research
and Statewide Educational Outreach”; Ben Bieber, “CubeSat
Spacecraft Bus”; Aric Brackel, “Volcanism on Mars”;
Nathan Grenz, “Estimating Cardiac Viscoelastic Properties”;
Eric Hanson, “Reforming Fuel Cells That Require Hydrogen
for Opposition”; Sarah Kavli, “Deployable Greenhouse
Integration Issues”; Michael Kindel, “Developing Wind
Technologies”; Andrew Newman, “Analysis of Radar and
In Situ Measurements of Snowfall”; Jonathan Renner, “Silicon
Carbide Armor Applications”; Kevin Zimmerman, “Anaerobic
Waste Treatment Systems.”211 Rural Technology Center, 10
to 11:30 a.m., technology demonstrations/poster demonstrations:
ND StaR fellowships recipients, NASA EPSCoR research recipients,
FIRST robotics teams, rocket team, high- altitude balloon project,
NDSU moon buggy, UND solar car, ZAMBONI.
Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., buffet
lunch, introduction by Charles Kupchella, speaker is North Dakota
Gov. John Hoeven.
120 Gamble Hall, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., NASA center presentations
(broadcast on IVN and space.edu). Introductions by Shan de Silva,
representative from Kennedy Space Center (invited) and representative
from Johnston Space Center (invited); 2:45 to 4 p.m., round table
discussion, “Space on the Prairie: Opportunities and Challenges”
(broadcast on IVN and space.edu). Moderator is Shan de Silva,
participants are Peter Alfonso, vice president for research; Bruce
Smith, Linda Butts, North Dakota Department of Commerce (invited);
Sen. Ray Holmberg, chair of the North Dakota Senate appropriations
committee; Eliot Glassheim, North Dakota legislator and Grand
Forks City Council member; representative from Kennedy Space Center
(invited); representative from Johnston Space Center (invited).
The conference is open to the public without charge except for
the luncheon, which costs $15. To pre-register, contact Suezette
Bieri at 777-4856.
– Odegard School.
shut down set for Aug. 12, 13
The annual steam shut down has been scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13.
Steam heating and cooling will be turned off around 12:01 a.m.
Aug. 12, to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution
system and the steam plant equipment. Steam service should be
restored during the evening of Aug. 13.
There will be no hot water in buildings with steam-heated water
heaters. In addition, steam-run air conditioners in Upson II,
Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher Halls will be shut off
for the duration of the steam shut down.
The above dates have been chosen to minimize inconvenience to
the University community. Thank you for your cooperation.
18 staff information session covers student help topics
The annual staff information session (motto: get the latest information
and make sure you’re prepared to help students) will be
Monday, Aug. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Gamble 3 (note new location
this year). Designed to provide updates on beginning-of-the-year
programs and procedures, the staff information session helps us
serve our students in the best and most knowledgeable ways possible.
Short briefings will cover academic advising, financial aid,
fee payment, housing and dining services, parking and traffic,
bookstore, continuing education, new student orientation, withdrawal
and crisis procedures, registration, help table, Learning Center,
Writing Center, campus passports and ID’s, Greek life, Memorial
Union, Student Health, and UND Police.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
– Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services.
Office moves to Union Aug. 18
The Post Office will move to the Memorial Union around Aug. 18.
At that time we will discontinue test pickup in Twamley Hall.
Your department can have the tests delivered with mail or they
can be picked up at duplicating services (hours are 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) or at the Post Office at the
Memorial Union (hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).
If you have any questions please call Sherry at 777-3736 or Darin
– Duplicating Services.
presents “The Male Intellect”
“Hilarious” is the only way to describe “The
Male Intellect: an oxymoron?” as actor Alan Finkel ransacks
his brain to answer the age old question, “What do women
want?” This hit one-man show pinpoints the differences between
the sexes and then celebrates them with 90 minutes of non-stop
The play runs Thursdays, beginning Aug. 21, through Sundays until
Sept. 7. Tickets, priced at $15 for most shows and $18 for Saturday
shows, are on sale now by phone at 777-4090, through Ticketmaster,
or at the theater box office one hour before the show.
When the show opens, we meet “Bobby” in a very confused
state. After finding the girl of his dreams and asking her to
marry him, she gently dumps him. Why? Unable to answer this question,
he recalls some not-so-wise but nonetheless hilarious advice he
received growing up with five chauvinistic male mentors. With
a shrug of his shoulders or a hooding of his eyes or a crook of
his neck, Alan Finkel seamlessly transforms himself into these
five alter egos, each offering their own brand of misguided advice.
Bobby realizes that most of their advice is worthless but with
help from his “feminine side” he is able to sift through
the bad advice and discover the real answer to the age-old question,
“What do women want?” all while drinking a beer.
Hailed by critics and audiences alike, “The Male Intellect:
an oxymoron?” is a rare thing; a clever combination of theater
and stand-up comedy that is laugh out loud funny, provocative
and thoughtful, all at once. There are two types of people who
should rush and see it – men and women.
The play is produced by Franzblau Media Inc. and is presented
by the Empire Arts Center.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for Mark Landa, Executive Director,
Empire Arts Center.
At Risk in Rural America” conference planned
You’re invited to attend the first-ever Kids at Risk in
Rural America Conference Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 8-10,
at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot.
This conference is a combination of the former N.D. Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Summit, N.D. Substance Abuse Prevention Conference,
and N.D. Children’s Mental Health Conference. This combined
conference seeks to educate professionals from all disciplines
in innovative practices in working with youth at risk. More than
500 participants from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana,
Iowa, Wisconsin and Canada are expected to attend.
You will learn new skills, knowledge and practices, while challenging
yourself to think about our care system for youth.
Keynote talks are:
• “Building Bridges and Strengthening Communities,”
by Fred Garcia, chief of program services, Division of Alcohol
and Substance Abuse, Olympia, Wash. With four disparate missions,
mental health, prevention, treatment, and child protective services
appear to be miles apart. Mr. Garcia will share strategies for
moving beyond conflict and toward consensus.
• “What Do We Know Now? What Are We Learning? What
Do We Do Next?” by Steve Hornberger, director of behavioral
health, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C. With
over 20 years of experience in human services and community building,
Mr. Hornberger will discuss trends and bridging AOD, mental health
and child welfare services.
• “Rural Improvement Initiatives for Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Providers,” by Jeff Bormaster, Western
regional consultation manager, Child Welfare League of America
- National Center for Field Consultation, Palm Springs, Calif.
Based on his work in rural Oklahoma, Mr. Bormaster will discuss
how providers in rural areas can improve their mental health,
child welfare and substance abuse services.
For more information or to register, visit www.conted.und.edu/kidsatrisk
for a detailed schedule, continuing education information, and
to register. Or you may call UND Office of Conference Services
at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
Register by Friday, Aug. 22, to save $35.
The conference is sponsored and planned by North Dakota Department
of Human Services, Dakota Boys Ranch, Child Welfare League of
America, The Village Family Service Center and the Center for
Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and coordinated by the Office
of Conference Services, UND. – Jennifer Raymond, Coordinator,
Conference Services, Division of Continuing Education.
named director of sports medicine program
Steve Westereng has been named director of the division of sports
medicine in the department of family medicine.
The division offers a program of study which leads to a bachelor
of science in athletic training. Westereng replaces Jim Rudd,
who has served as the division’s director since 1989. Rudd
will continue to teach and assist with the transition part-time
through the 2003-04 academic year.
Westereng has served as assistant athletic trainer and instructor
with the division since 1999. He earned a bachelor of science
in athletic training in 1994 from UND and a master’s degree
in kinesiology in 1997 from the University of Minnesota.
His experience includes working as athletic trainer with Osseo,
Minn. High School, the University of Minnesota and the Philadelphia
Eagles Football Club.
– Elizabeth Burns, chair, family medicine.
sought for student ambassadors
The Office of Enrollment Services is currently accepting applications
for student ambassadors for the 2003-2004 academic year. As an
integral part of the orientation process, ambassadors work with
new students to prepare them for university life, talk about UND
with students at their high school, help with recruitment and
retention projects, and represent the University at various campus
The success of the orientation program greatly depends on the
type of student who becomes an ambassador. Students who are successful
in this position are those who show a high level of involvement
in their educational experience. Qualities of a good student ambassador
include a strong academic background, involvement in campus and
community activities, and effective leadership and communication
skills. Students who reflect a positive outlook on campus life
and display a caring attitude toward their fellow students will
best serve this program.
As a member of the campus community, you have daily contact with
many students who have the qualifications listed above. We would
appreciate your assistance in recruiting qualified leaders by
providing the names of students that you feel would be an asset
to the program. We will send them more information about the program.
Thank you for your assistance in this important project. Please
submit nominations to: Rochelle Bollman, Enrollment Services,
Box 8135, 777-6468, firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Enrollment Services
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University
classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar
year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class
per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor
for release time during working hours. You must have successfully
completed your probationary period. You can continue your education,
earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work
toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty
and staff members may audit courses.
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management
and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics
to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:
1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a
tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall
(phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or
other factors may affect registration.
3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition
waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the
Graduate School. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday,
Aug. 15, for the fall semester.
4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of
If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete
and return an “Application for Admission” form, available
Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $35 matriculation
fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need
to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended.
Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit!
– Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson,
Director of Personnel.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
Campus implementation teams name chairs
All 11 campuses have now formed implementation teams to act as
a liaison group between the project and the individual campuses.
At UND, John Ettling, provost and vice president of academic affairs
and Bob Gallager, vice president for finance and operations, will
head the team.
Committee crafting training plan
A North Dakota University System committee has been formed to
develop documentation, training plan, and process for campuses
implementing ConnectND. Rose Keeley, from Information Technology
Systems and Services at UND, is coordinating initiation of the
process with assistance from various information technology and
ConnectND personnel. The committee is looking at user proficiency
and skills needed, audiences and types of training, infrastructure
required, resources available and related communication needs.
The project is intended to support and build upon training efforts
of ConnectND project managers and staff, subject matter experts,
campus trainers and pilot campus programs. Other efforts to meet
a more immediate need at the pilot campuses include an initiative
led by Valley City State University, which is exploring Web-based
training materials available from higher education institutions
using PeopleSoft systems in other states to determine their applicability
for North Dakota users.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for the ConnectND project.
noted of student Lloyd Waddingham
It is with regret that the University reports that Lloyd R. Waddingham
of Bismarck died Thursday, May 1. He was enrolled in the department
of continuing education in the summer semester of 1976 through
the spring semester of 2003.
– Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.
sought for repurposed computers
The Student Technology Fee (STF) committee awarded funds to a
number of departments and other units in the last academic year.
As part of the award process, each funded department and unit
is asked how many computers can be repurposed and used by another
department or unit.
The STF committee is seeking proposals for computers which are
now available for repurposing. Please indicate as part of your
proposal which computers on the repurposing list will meet your
needs. We will strive to accommodate your request. To access the
proposal form via the web, go to: http://www.und.edu/org/stf/stfforms.html.
The completed request can be submitted via e-mail or by campus
mail to Kim Pastir (email@example.com) in the
interim CIO’s office, campus box 9021.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Aug. 29. Proposals will
be reviewed by the STF committee and computers will be distributed
shortly after this review process.
– James Shaeffer, Interim CIO.
For departing faculty
A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale
Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the
purchasing office. A copy may be requested by calling 777-2681
or by pointing your browser to www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html.
Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can
be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.
When a purchase of personal computers exceeds $2,500, use a purchase
requisition to place the order. Do not purchase one at a time
using more than one SOS or make repeat purchases on the Visa purchasing
card. You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities.
When obtaining quotes for Dell, Gateway, Sun, and Apple, use
the UND web sites with direct links to the contract pricing at
A contract has been established jointly between NDUS and the
State of North Dakota with Cole Papers Inc. Use of this contract
is mandatory for all paper purchases. The contract may be viewed
at www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm or you may call
Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.
– Purchasing Office
cell phones need reprogramming
Cellular One will make network upgrades to improve service to
the Grand Forks area by Aug. 15. To take advantage of the upgrades,
Cellular One customers with blue Audiovox 9100 phones must have
the phone reprogrammed.
Please bring your wireless phone to the Cellular One office on
Gateway Drive and ask to have your phone reprogrammed. It will
take approximately five minutes to complete.
and Studio One receive weather broadcasting awards
The Northwest Broadcast News Association recently awarded the
Eric Sevareid Award to the weather broadcast team at the Regional
Weather Information Center and Studio One. Broadcast students
took the first place award in the weather student market television
category for “Studio One weathercast.” In addition
to the above award, the North Dakota Professional Communications
(NDPC), a statewide competition, awarded this same team of broadcasters
first place for TV weather forecast.
– Regional Weather Information Center and Studio One.
opportunities available at Museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art is currently seeking volunteers.
The Museum offers contemporary art exhibitions, frequent visits
by artists, educational and entertaining events, friendly staff,
and an opportunity to be actively involved in the arts community
in Grand Forks. We would like you to join our Museum volunteers
in their pursuit of public service and community involvement.
Volunteers monitor the galleries and greet guests as they arrive,
while maintaining current knowledge on the exhibitions. There
are two-to three-hour shifts in the gallery information desk or
gift shop, and volunteers can also work on installations or during
events. To express our appreciation, volunteers receive a discount
in the shop and café, and complimentary refreshments.
The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. weekends (note new weekend hours) and is located on
Centennial Drive on campus. For more information please call 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
for sale 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,
wooden two-drawer credenza, 1971 semi-trailer, and several miscellaneous
items. They 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, Aug. 11-14. –
Lee Sundby, central receiving.
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 their 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 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.
invited to participate in new nutrition study
A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the
calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.
Current public advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis
is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein.
Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may
have a constructive role in bone metabolism.
We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50-80, for
study. Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have
had no menses for three years and do not regularly use medications.
Open to smokers.
Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds max; if 5’2",
max 191 pounds; if 5’4", max 203 pounds; if 5’6",
216 pounds max; if 5’8", max 230 pounds; if 5’10",
max 243 pounds.
Participants can earn $2,185.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
help sought for book rush
The University Barnes & Noble Bookstore is seeking temporary
part-time help during the upcoming book rush season. Interested
applicants should contact the bookstore by calling 777-2746 or
stop by to pick up an application.
– University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
will benefit Terry Stratton
The North Dakota Association for the Disabled is raising funds
to benefit Terry Stratton, Information Technology Systems and
Services. If you would like to donate, please send funds to NDAD,
Terry Stratton Foundation, 1913 S. Washington St., Grand Forks,
ND 58201. Thank you for your consideration. -- ITSS.
workshops listed for Aug. 19-27
Below are U2 Workshops for August 19 - August 27. The Fall U2
Newsletter containing workshops for September through November
will be arriving soon.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned
of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Don’t Get Burned . . .: Aug. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 128
Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life
safety. Fires 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: Mike Powers
and Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.
Word XP, Beginning: Aug. 19-21, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total),
361 Upson II Hall. Learn basic features of the program; create
a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables,
use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print
Hiring and Firing: Aug. 21, 9 to 11 a.m. or Aug. 28, 9 to 11
a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Limited seating, register early. Learn
what constitutes a legal hire as well as a legal termination of
an employee. Presenter: Desi Sporbert.
Records Disposal Procedures: Aug. 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural
Technology Center. During this workshop you will learn more about
the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed
their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used,
discuss why it’s necessary to document, and you will take
part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s
fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and
now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Sara Bolken, UND records
– Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, University within the
sought for NSF program
ORPD has received notification of several upcoming funding opportunities
which limit the number of proposals an institution may submit
for funding. Because the number of applications that UND may submit
is limited, a committee will be formed to conduct an internal
review of preproposals received for each opportunity. Following
is a list of the program titles, a brief description of each and
the internet address for the complete program announcement. Please
contact ORPD (777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you would like a complete copy of any of the notices.
National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities
Summer Stipends, www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
Stipends provide $5,000 for two months of full-time study and
research. Projects supported include a broad range of activities
that may result in, e.g., an article, monograph, book, archaeological
site report, translation, edition, database, or other scholarly
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
The goal of AGEP is to increase the number of students receiving
doctoral degrees in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and
technology, especially those interested in entering the professoriate
in those disciplines. Objectives are to develop/implement innovative
models for recruiting, mentoring, retaining minority students
in SMET doctoral programs, and to develop effective strategies
for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who
want to puruse academic careers.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Advanced Research Cooperation for Environmental Health (NIEHS)
The purpose of this program is to establish research partnerships
between investigators at Research Intensive universities (RIUs)
with significant biomedical health sciences research and at Minority
Serving Institutions (MSIs) with graduate and/or professional
schools conferring doctoral degrees.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
The purpose of PREP is to increase interest of underrepresented
minority post-baccalaureate participants in areas of scientific
research such as cell biology, biophysics, biochemistry, genetics,
neurobiology, physiology, computational biology and behavioral
should include the following:
• Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact
person, total budget amount
• Biographical sketches (no more than 2 pages) of the principal
investigator and junior investigators who will be participating
in the proposal.
• Specific statements addressing the review criteria in
the program announcement.
• Detailed budget (including expected cost share amounts
Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length (excluding
biographical sketches) using a reasonable format (one inch margins,
font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in the Office
of Research and Program Development by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug.
25. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will conform to the
guidelines included in the program announcements. Investigators
will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in
order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal
-- William Gosnold Jr., Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Grant Program for Large Conference Support–Funding for conferences
to develop health services research agendas and identify strategies
and mechanisms for studying them; discuss and develop consensus
around health services research methodological and technical issues;
and disseminate health services research information. Contact:
Heddy Hubbard, 301-594-1485; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-117.html.
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
Health Services Research–Support to enhance the quality,
appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services. Deadlines:
10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Carolyn Clancy, 301-594-2829;
Translating Research Into Practice—Joint Program Announcement–Support
to conduct research and evaluation projects related to translation
of research findings into measurable improvements in quality,
patient safety, health care outcomes and cost, use, and access.
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Margaret Coopey,
301-594-4022; mcoopey@AHRQ.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-066.html.
ALLEN (PAUL G.) FOUNDATIONS
Virtual Education Foundation–Grants to advance innovative
and effective uses of information technology in K-12 education.
Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Grants Administrator, email@example.com;
Pilot and Feasibility Grants–Support for testing novel hypotheses
and/or methods, or for promising or established investigators
to initiate new research in an area focused on an important aspect
of the biology of AAT expression or the pathobiology of AAT Deficiency.
Contact: Symma Finn, 877-228-7321; Sfinn@alphaone.org; http://www.alphaone.org/research/grants_and_awards/grant_announcements_04.html.
Deadlines: 9/2/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/3/03 (Application).
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide support to conduct
basic or clinical research related to AAT Deficiency.
Deadlines and Contact: See above.
Research Grants support projects that provide insight or data
with potential to contribute important new information regarding
the biology of AAT expression, the pathobiology of AAT Deficiency
or to development of new therapies for AAT Deficiency. Deadlines
and Contact: See above.
AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships are provided to extend research
and/or revise dissertations for publication. Research on any topic
relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic
scope of American history and culture through 1876 is supported.
Fields of interest are: history, literature, American studies,
political science, art history, music history, and others relating
to America. Scholars who will have received the doctorate between
5/1/01 and 6/15/04 and graduate students who expect to receive
the doctorate by 6/15/04 may apply. Contact: Caroline Sloat, 508-755-5221;
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Franklin Research Grants support scholarly research in all areas
of knowledge. Contact: Eleanor Roach, 215-440-3429; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin.htm. Deadlines: 10/1/03,
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM)
Promega Biotechnology Research Awards honor outstanding contributions
to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological
research and development. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Awards Committee,
202-942-9226; email@example.com; http://www.asmusa.org/acasrc/aca14.htm.
Procter & Gamble Awards in Applied & Environmental Microbiology
recognize distinguished achievement in research and/or development
in applied microbiology (excluding clinical fields) and environmental
microbiology. Contact: Awards Committee, 202-942-9226; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.asmusa.org/acasrc/aca18.htm. Deadline: 10/1/03.
BECKMAN (ARNOLD AND MABLE) FOUNDATION
Beckman Young Investigator Program–Support to promote research
of faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in
chemistry and the life sciences. Contact: Program Administrator,
714-721-2222; email@example.com; http://www.beckman-foundation.com/byiguide2.html.
BUNTING (MARY INGRAHAM) INSTITUTE
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program–Support
for scholars, scientists, writers, or artists, in any field, who
have received the Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree at least
2 years prior to appointment. Creative artists and writers do
not have a degree requirement. Contact: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Office, 617-496-1324; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply/index.html.
Canadian Studies Research Grant Program--Support for research
in the social sciences and humanities. Priority topics include
bilateral trade and economics; Canada-U.S. border issues; cultural
policy and values;environmental, natural resources, and energy
issues; and security cooperation. Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact:
Daniel Abele, 202-682-7727; email@example.com; http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PHILANTHROPY
The International Fellows Program provides leadership training
through applied research and professional mentorships for young
scholar-practitioners in the nonprofit sector. Eligible applicants
are practitioners and researchers under age 36 who are citizens
of countries other than the U.S. Contact: Kathleen D. McCarthy,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Fulbright Foreign Student Conflict Resolution Program supports
proposals to develop and implement a U.S.-based graduate level
academic program in conflict resolution for participants from
the Middle East and North Africa. Deadline: 9/24/03. Contact:
Alice Armitage, 202-619-6863; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-17480.htm.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
University and Non-Profit Scientific and Engineering Research
(SOL N0017803Q3000)–The Naval Surface Warefare Center is
soliciting scientific and engineering research “white papers”
to identify capabilities of University and Non-Profit Institutions
to conduct basic research, applied research, and advanced research
projects in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines
including, but not limited to: image and sensor data processing;
human-computer interaction, to include system engineering tools,
human performance and workload modeling and evaluation, decision
aids and advanced training technologies for the complex systems
environment, control environments and intelligent aiding, and
development of intelligent agents; technologies, evaluation methodologies,
analysis techniques and test results for information transfer
technologies applicable to navy shipboard use in areas including
but not limited to, multicast communications, fault tolerance
mechanisms, information assurance, wireless sensor networks, and
network resource management. Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Naval
Surface Warfare Center, 540-653-7765; http://www.nswc.navy.mil/supply.
Open Competition Seeking Cooperative International Projects to
Introduce American and Foreign Participants to Each Other’s
Social, Economic, & Political Structures. Proposals for single
country, sub-regional and regional projects will be accepted.
Deadline: 10/3/03. Contact: Office of Citizen Exchanges, 202-619-5348;
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Grant Program–Funding
to address one or more environmental and/or public health issues.
Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Linda K. Smith, 202-564-2602; email@example.com;
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
Informatics Training for Global Health (ITGH)–Funding for
establishment/continuation of training programs in informatics
for global health to address needs of developing country institutions
for information technologies and associated sciences to support
biomedical research. Programs that include training in data management,
biostatistics, biological imaging, disease surveillance, epidemiology,
computer modeling, and bioinformatics are encouraged. Deadlines:
9/26/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/23/03 (Application). Contact: Flora
Katz, 301-402-9591; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-03-008.html.
FOUNDATION FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND NUTRITION (FDHN)
R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Research Scholar Award in Gastric
Biology Related to Cancer–Support for established investigators
working on novel approaches in gastric cancer. Deadline: 9/5/03.
Contact: Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition, 301-222-4005;
GUGGENHEIM (JOHN SIMON) MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation–Support
for scholars and artists to engage in research in any field of
knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Deadline: 10/1/03.
Contact: Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 212-687-4470; email@example.com;
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Visiting Fellows–Support
for persons holding a doctoral degree (or its equivalent), those
with comparable professional experience at the Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences, or advanced doctoral students. Deadline:
10/1/03. Contact: Special Student/Visiting Fellow Office, 617-495-5392;
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY
Postdoctoral Fellowships support additional training in the disciplines
of biomedical research covered by the laboratories of the ICP.
Applicants should be young scientists with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
degree who are preferably not older than 33 years of age. Deadlines:
8/15/03, 1/15/04. Contact: Monique Van de Maele, Telephone: 32
2 764 75 37; VandeMaele@icp.ucl.ac.be; http://www.icp.ucl.ac.be/fellowship.html.
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE (ILSI)
Research Awards for Physiological Effects of Carbohydrate–Support
for junior faculty investigators from any country for innovative
supplemental studies aimed at identifying in vivo endpoints that
link dietary carbohydrate (sugars, starch, and fiber) intake to
a physiological or health-related outcome. Deadline: 10/1/03.
Contact: Suzanne Harris, 202-659-0074; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ilsi.org/file/CHORFP03rev.pdf.
The Searle Scholars Program provides support for research in biochemistry,
cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology,
and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
Contact: Mary Lynch Tarpey, 847-714-1702; Mary.Tarpey@kinshipcorp.com;
http://www.searlescholars.net/apply/index.html. Deadline: 9/26/03.
LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program–Support for U.S. scientists
to study at any nonprofit laboratory, or foreign scientists to
study in the U.S., in any field of the life sciences. Awards are
made in all reas of the life sciences, including: biochemistry,
cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic
population and evolutionary biology, endocrinology, immunology;
microbiology; neurobiology; physiology, and virology. Deadline:
10/1/03. Contact: Susan DiRenzo, 609-258-3551; email@example.com;
MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS
Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to individuals who received
the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree between
6/1/01 and 9/1/04 for 3 years of in-residence scholarly and creative
work in the arts and humanities; social, physical and life sciences;
and the professional schools. Deadline: 10/3/03. Contact: Michigan
Society of Fellows, 734-763-1259; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL ALOPECIA AREATA FOUNDATION (NAAF)
Research Grants Program–Support for research in alopecia
areata, with priority given to clinical research, genetics immunology.
and use of the alopecia areata registry. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact:
Vicki Kalabokes, 415-472-3780; email@example.com; http://www.naaf.org/research/research-grantapplication.asp.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Education and Career Development Program–Support
to train predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in highly inter-disciplinary
and collaborative cancer research settings. Deadline: 10/1/03.
Contact: Lisa Begg, 301-402-4472; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-148.html.
Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention, Control,
Behavioral, and Population Research (K05)–Funding “protected
time” for established investigators to devote to research
and act as mentors for new investigators in cancer. Deadline:
10/1/03. Contact: Maria Agelli, 301-496-8580; email@example.com;
Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology:
SBIR/STTR Initiative (PAR-03-119) and Innovations in Biomedical
Computational Science and Technology (PAR-03-106)–Support
for innovative research in biomedical computational science and
technology to promote the progress of biomedical research. Contact:
James Cassatt, 301-451-6446; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-119.html
Deadlines: 10/24/03, 2/24/04, 6/24/04.
Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards (K25)
support investigators whose quantitative science and engineering
research has thus far not been focused on questions of health
and disease. Backgrounds
considered appropriate include, but are not limited to: mathematics,
statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics,
physics, chemistry, and engineering. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact:
Maria Agelli, 301-496-8085; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-127.html.
RAPID Access to Preventive Intervention Development–Funding
for any/all preclinical and phase 1 clinical developmental requirements
for phase 2 clinical efficacy trials. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact:
Izet M. Kapetanovic, 301-435-5011; Kapetani@mail.nih.gov; http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/rapid/.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)
Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (CAM)–Support for research in all domains of complementary
and alternative medicine--alternative medical systems; mind-body
interventions; biologically based treatments; manipulative and
body-based methods; and energy therapies–as well as research
to determine safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of action of complex
natural products. Contact: Neal B. West, 301-402-5867; firstname.lastname@example.org;
10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
Exploratory/Developmental Grant for Clinical Studies (R21)–Funding
for clinical research in all domains of complementary and alternative
medicine (alternative medical systems; biologically-based therapies;
energy medicine; manipulative and body-based therapies; and mind-body
medicine). Contact: Martin Goldrosen, 301-594-2014; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
Development of Nonmammalian Models & Related Biological Materials
for Research–Funding to develop new nonmammalian research
models of broad interest and expand on usefulness of existing
nonmammalian model systems. Examples of types of models which
will be considered include nonmammalian species such as fishes,
amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and microorganisms; and in
vitro systems, such as cell lines (including
embryonic stem cells). Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact:
Jill L. Carrington, 301-435-0744; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-115.html.
Technology Development for Biomedical Applications–Support
for development of new and improved instruments or devices; development
of new methodologies using existing instruments; or development
of software related to instrumentation. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact:
Gregory K. Farber, 301-435-0755; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-075.html.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)/NATIONAL FOUNDATION
ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Grants for Stabilizing Humanities Collections provide funding
for improved housing and storage, environmental conditions, security,
lighting, and fire protection. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Division
of Preservation and Access, 202-606-8570; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Clinical Study Planning Grants (R21) support large-scale clinical
research projects, including randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic
studies. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Mary Frances
Cotch, 301-496-5983; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-051.html.
Clinical Vision Research Development Awards (R21) assist institutions
in developing expertise of staff and acquiring resources necessary
to enhance clinical vision research programs. Deadlines: See Above.
Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-050.html.
Novel Approaches to Corneal Tissue Engineering–Funding
for investigator-initiated research applications to explore new
approaches that could lead to enhanced engineering of corneal
tissues. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Richard S. Fisher, 301-496-5301;
Small Grants for Pilot Research support research that is particularly
innovative and/or potentially of high impact to vision research.
Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-007.html.
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGING (NIH)
Centers on the Demography of Aging–Support for infrastructure
and pilot data necessary for research/program development in selected
areas and research projects in selected areas; development of
innovative networks of researchers; recruitment of new researchers
into the field; development and enhanced sharing of specialized
databases and rapid application of research results; and development
of statistical data enclaves for analysis of large-scale, often-longitudinal,
databases with linked administrative data. Deadlines: 9/22/03
(Letter of Intent); 10/22/03 (Application). Contact: Georgeanne
E. Patmios, 301-496-3138; PatmiosG@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-001.html.
Molecular Basis of Longevity–Support for basic research
on the genetic and molecular basis of longevity. Deadlines: 9/22/03
(Letter of Intent); 10/22/03 (Application). Contact: Anna M. McCormick,
301-496-6402; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Biodefense Research Training and Career Development Opportunities
(NOT-AI-03-047)–Support for research training and career
development in areas focusing on biodefense, including prevention,
detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused by potential
bioterrorism agents. Contact: Milton J. Hernandez, 301-496-3775;
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04 (K mechanisms); 11/15/03, 5/1/04
(F31 Applications ); 9/10/03 (T35 applications); 8/5/03, 12/5/03,
4/5/04 (F32 awards); 9/10/03 (T32 applications). Applicants interested
in submitting a supplemental application should contact NIAID.
Cooperative Research for the Development of Vaccines, Adjuvants,
Therapeutics, Immunotherapeutics, and Diagnostics for Biodefense
and SARS–Support for extramural and intramural projects
to develop new products to protect the public from health consequences
resulting from use of biological agents in acts of terrorism or
war. Deadlines: 9/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/22/03 (Application).
Contact: Clare Schmitt, 301-496-7051; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-017.html.
Mycology Research Units–Support for interdisciplinary research
to increase understanding of the biology and host-pathogen interactions
of medically important fungi. Contact: Rory A. Duncan, 301-402-8613;
Deadlines: 9/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/23/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards provide funding
for the transition period between postdoctoral training and independent
R01 funding for basic scientists interested in pursuing research
careers in: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic disorders, digestive
diseases, nutrition, obesity, and kidney, urologic, or hematologic
disorders. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: James Hyde, 301-594-7692;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Support for Neuroproteomics Research Centers (NIDA NPRCs) to provide
technical and administrative support to increase accessibility
of the Centers to neuroscience researchers and develop new or
improve existing proteomics technologies that would be applied
to analysis of tissues of the nervous system and promote sharing
of information with the scientific community. Deadlines: 9/24/03
(Letter of Intent); 10/24/03 (Application). Contact: Christine
Colvis, 301-435-1323; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-004.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)–Support for scientists
that have not been major recipients of National Institutes of
Health support. Areas of interest for participating institutes
are listed in the complete announcement at the URL given below.
Contact: Miriam Kelty, 301-496-9322; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-053.html.
Deadlines: 9/25/03, 1/25/04, 5/25/04; AIDS-Related Deadlines:
9/1/03, 2/2/04, 5/1/04.
Continued Development and Maintenance of Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology Software–Support for continued development, maintenance,
testing and evaluation of existing software. Deadlines: 10/1/03,
2/1/04, 6/1/04 (RO1 Applications); 11/1/03, 3/1/04, 7/1/04 (Supplemental
Applicatons). Contact: Bret Peterson, 301-435-0758; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology–Funding
for research to support rapid progress in areas of scientific
opportunity in biomedical research. Biomedical computing/biomedical
information science and technology include: database design, graphical
interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization
and manipulation, data integration through development of integrated
analytical tools, and tools for electronic collaboration, as well
as computational and mathematical research including development
of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models
and simulations. Deadlines: 9/24/03, 1/24/04, 5/24/04 (Letter
of Intent); 10/24/03, 2/24/04, 6/24/04 (Application). Contact:
James Cassatt, 301-451-6446; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-044.html.
-- William Gosnold Jr., Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
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