University Letter


Volume 40, Number 15: December 6, 2002


R&D Showcase II Focuses On University, Private Sector Partnerships
Expenditures For American Indian-Related Financial Aid And Programming Totaled $10.1 Million
University Community Invited To Participate In Winter Commencement
Volunteers Sought For Winter Commencement Dec. 20


Geology Hosts LEEPS Lecturer Friday
Biomedical Science Seminar Set For Dec. 6
Local, Campus Authors Will Be At Bookstore Open House Dec. 6
Art And Craft Fair Is Friday At Union
University Research Council Meets Friday
�The Goodness Of Parasites� Is Biology Seminar Topic
Psychology Colloquium Discusses Child Custody Evaluations
Craft Center Offers �Gingerbread� House Activity
Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Monday
�Lighting Of The Green� At Memorial Union Welcomes Holiday Season
Stop In At De-Stress Fest Dec. 10-12
U-Manitoba President Visits Campus Dec. 13
Alumni Invites Retired Faculty, Staff To Open House
Biochemistry Hosts Lecturer
Update Your NSF FastLane Skills
Reception Will Honor Veriena Garver
Grand Forks Master Chorale And Friends Perform �Messiah� Dec. 15
Deadline Is Dec. 30 For Young Artist Competition
Inventors Congress, Marketplace Of Ideas Set For Jan. 15, 16 At Alerus


Library Lists Final Exam Hours
Law Library Extends Hours
Departing Faculty Must Follow Procedures For Equipment, Supply Transfer/Sale
Purchasing Provides Guidelines For Computer, Cell Phone Purchases
Business Office Will Close Early Dec. 18
Submit Student Jobs For Spring Semester
Indoor Pollution, Holiday Spending Are Topics On Next �Studio One�
Follow These Tips For Safe Holiday Decorating
Women�s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans
Raffle Winners Announced
PERC Lists Classes


Travel Applications Due To Scholarly Activities Committee
Applications For New Faculty Scholar Awards Due Feb. 18
All External Funding Proposals Must Be Reviewed
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

R&D Showcase II Focuses On University, Private Sector Partnerships

North Dakota�s key economic development, political, business and higher education leaders will gather at the Alerus Center Monday, Dec. 9, to explore the capacities and potential of the state�s research universities at �R&D Showcase II: Universities-Private Sector Partnerships as an Engine for Economic Development.�

Coordinated by UND�s Energy & Environmental Research Center, the North Dakota University System showcase is free and open to the public. To register for the showcase and the meals, go to or call Dee Kraft at 777-5068.

The showcase will focus in part on the Red River Valley Research Corridor concept. Other items on the agenda include the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the North Dakota State University research and technology park, the EERC and its foundation as an international model, a panel discussion on �Concept to Commercialization,� a tour of the EERC, and �The Oregon Story: A Successful Research Corridor.�

Keynote speakers include Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida, and Sen. Byron Dorgan, who will speak on �Success with Research Corridors�; Gov. John Hoeven, who will speak about �Growing/Reinventing North Dakota�; and Larry Isaak, North Dakota University System chancellor, who will speak about �The Importance of Research in the University System.�

�The first R&D Showcase (in Bismarck in March 2001) resulted from a Legislative Round Table recommendation to develop a university system which aligns its intellectual capacity and programs with the needs of the state of North Dakota, particularly in cooperation with private enterprise, the Department of Commerce, and regional economic development groups,� said UND President Charles Kupchella, showcase committee chair. Kupchella said the showcase provided an opportunity for North Dakota legislators, university personnel and community leaders to discuss the role of research, development, demonstration, and commercialization in the North Dakota University System as an engine for economic development.

The Dec. 9 showcase will focus on examples of current strategies for enhancing research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities, and to consider university-private sector partnerships and other strategies for the future as part of the Red River Valley Research Corridor concept, said Kupchella.

�This research corridor concept will promote interaction among community, government, business, industry, and academia whereby quality research and training in higher education institutions is used to develop, attract, and retain knowledge-based, high-technology companies, as well as other companies,� Kupchella said.

The Showcase is sponsored by UND, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, NDSU, the North Dakota University System, North Dakota EPSCoR and the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center.

R&D Showcase II committee members include: Charles Kupchella, UND President, and committee chair; Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research, UND; Philip Boudjouk, Vice President of Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer, NDSU; Joseph Chapman, President, NDSU; Paul Govig, Director of Division of Community Services, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Bismarck; Tony Grindberg, Executive Director, NDSU Research and Technology Park, Inc., Fargo; Gerald Groenewold, Director, UND EERC; Pam Gulleson, Senior Legislative Analyst for Sen. Byron Dorgan and North Dakota State House of Representatives Assistant Minority Leader; Deb Haley, Associate Director, UND EERC; Mike Hillman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Dakota University System, Bismarck; Mark Sheridan, Project Director, North Dakota EPSCoR.

Here�s the schedule of events:

7:30 to 8:15 a.m.: registration; 8:15 to 8:30 a.m.: welcome and introduction, Charles Kupchella, UND President; 8:30 to 8:45 a.m.: keynote presentation, �Growing/Reinventing North Dakota,� Gov. John Hoeven; 8:45 to 9 a.m.: �The Importance of Research in the University System,� Larry Isaak, Chancellor, North Dakota University System; 9 to 10:15 a.m.: panel, �Vision for a Research Corridor in North Dakota.� Panel hosts: Charles Kupchella, UND President, and Joseph Chapman, NDSU President. Panelists: Pam Gulleson, Senior Legislative Analyst for Sen. Byron Dorgan and North Dakota State House of Representatives Assistant Minority Leader, Rutland, N.D.; Al Joseph, Industry Consultant and Chairman, ISR, Inc., Clarkston, Wash.; Lee Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Commerce, North Dakota Economic Development and Finance; Chuck Stroup, President, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, Hazen; Roger Reierson, President, Flint Communications, Inc., Fargo. 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.: break; 10:45 to 11 a.m.: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - The Effectiveness of the EPSCoR Program - �A Worthy Investment,� Mark Sheridan, Project Director, North Dakota EPSCoR, Fargo; 11 to 11:45 a.m.: panel, �Building University-Industry Partnerships.� Panelists: (invited) Joel Heitkamp, State Senator, Hankinson; Ken Svedjan, State Representative, Grand Forks; Clinton Kopp, President, III Corporation, and Member, EPSCoR Technology Transfer Advisory Board, Bismarck; Steve Zullo, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.; John Hurt, NSF Program for Innovation, Arlington, Va.; 11:45 to 1:15 p.m.: lunch with address: �Success with Research Corridors,� Sen. Byron Dorgan; 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.: Sen. C. William Nelson, Florida; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: NDSU Showcase Example: NDSU/Phoenix International, Research Park, Tony Grindberg, Executive Director, NDSU Research and Technology Park, Inc.; 2:30 to 3 p.m.: �EERC/EERC Foundation: An International Model,� Gerald Groenewold, Director, UND EERC; 3 to 3:30 p.m., break; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., panel: �Concept to Commercialization.� Panel moderator: Gerald Groenewold, Director, EERC. Panelists: Mark Krauseneck, President and CEO, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation; Bernard Hamel, Chief Technology Officer, Marsulex Environmental Technologies Inc., LLC, Philadelphia, Pa.; John MacFarlane, Chairman of the Board, Otter Tail Power Company, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and a Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: tour of the EERC; 6 p.m.: social/dinner address, �The Oregon Story: A Successful Research Corridor.�

Expenditures For American Indian-Related Financial Aid And Programming Totaled $10.1 Million

Total expenditures for American-Indian related student aid and programming at the University were $10,136,003 in the year ended June 30, up 4.3 percent from the $9,715,763 in 2000-2001 and 16 percent from the $8,518,841 recorded in 1999-2001.

The figures come from an annual tracking report compiled as part of UND�s strategic planning process, said Alice Brekke, budget director. Further developing the University�s American Indian programs is part of that plan.

The number of students identifying themselves as Native American or Alaskan Native under the federal government�s definition rose to 433 students in 2001-2002 compared to 420 in 2000-2001 and 406 in 1999-2000.

Some $5.9 million of the total $10.1 million was in the form of financial aid payments to students, with the remaining $4.3 million supporting Indian-related programming. Brekke noted that an estimated $3.4 million of the total went to American Indian students not because of their ethnicity but because their low incomes qualified them for the assistance awarded all students in similar circumstances through such programs as the Pell Grant.

Regardless of ethnicity, financial aid packages typically include several sources of funds, she said. The estimated cost of attending UND last year, including tuition and room and board, ranged from $7,595 to $12,527 for undergraduates, depending upon their state of origin.

Although the funding for UND�s Indian-related expenditures came from more than 100 separate sources, 79 percent of the total originated with the federal government.

State funding provided $581,981, or 5.74 percent, of the total, not including 284 full or partial tuition waivers valued at $374,021 that were granted as part of the North Dakota University System�s diversity tuition waiver program. The two largest state-funded expenditures were for the American Indian Programs office, $239,606, and the academic Department of Indian Studies, $187,766.

Funding from the University of North Dakota Alumni Association climbed to $80,690 from $27,100 the previous year.

University Community Invited To Participate In Winter Commencement

Faculty members and administrative staff are encouraged to march in academic regalia in the winter commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty should assemble in the rehearsal room in the lower level of the auditorium by 1:30 p.m. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession. Faculty members will be seated on the stage for the ceremony.

Please contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 18, or send an e-mail message to if you plan to participate so the appropriate number of seats can be reserved.

I encourage participation by faculty members and administrative staff to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates, their families, and friends. -- Charles Kupchella, President.

Volunteers Sought For Winter Commencement Dec. 20

Your help is requested for winter commencement Friday, Dec. 20, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. �Green Jacket� volunteers assist by seating guests, helping organize our graduates, and greeting campus visitors who attend the ceremony.

Commencement begins at 2 p.m. and all volunteers are asked to report to the lower level of the Chester Fritz Auditorium by 12:30 p.m. for a short briefing and to receive their assignments. We anticipate that commencement will conclude by approximately 3:30 p.m.

Please contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or e-mail her at by Friday, Dec. 13, to let us know if you will be able to participate. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. � Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services.

Events to Note

Geology Hosts LEEPS Lecturer Friday

Bret Fossum from Conoco in Houston is presenting the next LEEPS lecture at noon Friday, Dec. 6, in 109 Leonard Hall. The title of his talk is �Play Analysis and the Exploration and Production Potential of the Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia."

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact Richard LeFever at 777-3014.

Biomedical Science Seminar Set For Dec. 6

Gene Homandberg (biochemistry and molecular biology) will present a seminar Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. as part of the BIMD 512 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) research seminar series. The title of the presentation is �Altered Outside-in Signaling of Integrins in Chondrocytes by Matrix Degradation Fragments - A Possible Cause of Osteoarthritis and Cytokine Mediated Cartilage Degeneration.� All interested University and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact me at 777-2101. � Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Local, Campus Authors Will Be At Bookstore Open House Dec. 6

The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore will hold its annual holiday open house Friday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In conjunction with the open house, there will be several local authors appearing for a small press day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Authors include: Richard Beringer, Lynn Boughey, James Coomber, Walter Ellis, Arland Fiske, Sheldon Green, Mark Jendrysik, L. Gale Johnson, Donald Miller, Elizabeth Raum, Janet Smith, Faythe Thureen, and Ronald Vossler.

Receive 50 percent off select sportswear and gifts including youth hockey jerseys. Get 50 percent off a stuffed bear with any $50 purchase. Choose from over 80,000 hardcover and paperback titles including fiction, non-fiction, children�s books, already reduced bargain books and more. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Join us for a day of special savings on great holiday gifts! � Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.

Art And Craft Fair Is Friday At Union

The 24th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair is Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This traditional event will include artists and crafters from UND and the surrounding community. Items to be found include pottery, watercolor paintings, artwork, wooden items, holiday decorations, jewelry, wreaths and floral arrangements, photography, quilts, ceramics and more. Student artwork from League of Metalsmiths, Art Students Collective, and UND Fibers Organization will also be available.

Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. A shuttle will run between the Memorial Union and the Barnes and Noble Bookstore parking lot throughout the day. The Art and Craft Fair is sponsored by the University Craft Center and UND Memorial Union.

For more information, contact the University Craft Center at 777-3979. � Bonnie Solberg, Assistant Director, Memorial Union.

University Research Council Meets Friday

The University Research Council will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in 303 Twamley Hall. � Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research and Chair, Research Council.

�The Goodness Of Parasites� Is Biology Seminar Topic

The biology department will present �The Goodness of Parasites or, I Can See Clearly Now,� by Omer Larson, professor emeritus of biology, at noon Friday, Dec. 6, in 141 Starcher Hall. All are welcome. � Biology Department.

Psychology Colloquium Discusses Child Custody Evaluations

The psychology department will hold a colloquium in which April Bradley, University of Nevada at Reno, Ann Arbor VAMC, will present �The Development of a Parent-Child Attachment Measure for Child Custody Evaluations,� at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in 302 Corwin-Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome. � Psychology Department.

Craft Center Offers �Gingerbread� House Activity

The University Craft Center is offering �gingerbread� houses as an open studio activity next week. Cost is $6 per kit. Each kit builds one house using graham crackers, milk cartons, frosting, and candies. Adults are invited to bring a child to build these together. Reservations are now being taken for this activity. Call 777-3979 to reserve your kit and schedule a time to make your house. Available appointment times are Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; evenings Dec. 9-11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. or weekday afternoons Dec. 9-19, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Please pre-register at least 24 hours prior to appointment time. � Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center Coordinator.

Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Monday

The graduate committee will not meet Dec. 9. � Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

�Lighting Of The Green� At Memorial Union Welcomes Holiday Season

The University community is invited to help welcome the holiday season with the �Lighting of the Green� Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:15 p.m., in front of the Memorial Union.

The event will revolve around the lighting of a large pine tree in front of the Memorial Union, which will trigger the lighting of special holiday lights on fraternity, sorority and other buildings up and down University Avenue. The UND Faculty Brass Quintet, a small group of carolers, and UND�s carillon will provide music, and dining services will provide cookies and hot apple cider, courtesy of the University Programming Council.

President Charles Kupchella will emcee the event, which he said he hopes will become a tradition at UND.

Stop In At De-Stress Fest Dec. 10-12

Take a minute for yourself during the one of the busiest times of the year. Stop by De-Stress Fest between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Thursday, Dec. 12, in the lounge area between McCannel and Abbott Halls. Visit the relaxation room to enjoy waterfall sounds, hand massagers, soft music, and a peaceful, comfortable atmosphere. Stop by for some de-stress goodies including stress balls, stress dots, stress pocket pals, and more. Enter to win one of two lava lamps. De-Stress Fest is intended to help students obtain stress relief tips and strategies to cope with stress that is typical for this time of year (e.g., final exams, papers, the holidays etc.). This event is sponsored by student health services and the counseling center. For additional information contact the student health promotions office at 777-2097. � Jane Croeker, Health Promotions Advisor.

U-Manitoba President Visits Campus Dec. 13

Emoke Szathmary, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba, will visit campus Friday, Dec. 13. During her stay she will visit with members of the President�s Cabinet and key deans in her interest areas. She will tour Native American Programs, EERC, the Distance Engineering Degree Program, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and aerospace.

She holds bachelor�s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on Native American peoples and the causes of Type 2 diabetes. � President�s Office.

Alumni Invites Retired Faculty, Staff To Open House

Retired faculty and staff are invited to attend a holiday open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center Thursday, Dec. 12. If you need transportation, please call us at 777-2611. � Stacy Nelson, UND Alumni Association.

Biochemistry Hosts Lecturer

The biochemistry and molecular biology department will host a lecture by Ann Smith, division of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will present �The Hemopexin Heme Transport System: Cellular Defense Against Heme-Mediated Oxidative Stress,� at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Room 5520, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Smith�s current research interests revolve around how transferrin and hemopexin, as transport proteins, regulate the intracellular transport of iron and heme. Hemopexin-mediated heme transport and sequestration of heme are especially important in minimizing heme-mediated oxidative damage in the liver, placenta, eye, regenerating nerves and the central nervous system. Hemopexin may also be a cell survival factor that controls transcription factors involved in innate immune responses in these systems. The hemopexin system is being used to define the pathway for this protective gene regulation which also includes a role for redoxactive copper at the cell surface.

� Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department.

Update Your NSF FastLane Skills

Two FastLane workshops, one for the research and program development and grants and contracts staff members and the other for principal investigators/researchers, are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, in 130 Ryan Hall.

The grants administrator workshop is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The workshop for researchers, and administrative assistants/secretaries who assist faculty in proposal preparation will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Beverly Sherman, NSF division of systems information, will present the workshop, �How to Use NSF�s Web Sites to Conduct Business with NSF.� The workshop is sponsored by ND EPSCoR. Seating is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to 777-2492. � David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU.

Reception Will Honor Veriena Garver

An open house will honor Veriena Garver, registrar�s office, who will retire Friday, Dec. 27. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Edna Twamley Room, Twamley Hall. Please join us in wishing Veriena well. � Office of the Registrar.

Grand Forks Master Chorale And Friends Perform �Messiah� Dec. 15

Celebrate 20 years of Christmas concerts with the Grand Forks Master Chorale and Friends when they perform G.F. Handel�s �Messiah,� Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael�s Catholic Church. A reception follows in the basement of the church. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and half off for senior citizens and students. To order tickets, call 777-3376 or visit the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office.

Master Chorale And Friends Perform �Messiah,� continued

As a way to commemorate two decades of making music, the Master Chorale invited members of the community to perform Handel�s most famous work. Some 40 singers and orchestra members, including several UND employees, have joined Nolan Long, artistic director and UND choir director, UND student Lacey Oar, accompanist, and the nearly 40 members of the Master Chorale for seven weeks of rehearsal. Members of the combined choir (Grand Forks Master Chorale members denoted by an asterisk) include:

Soprano: Sarah Brindle, Joan Bristol, Catherine Canham, Elizabeth Comeau*, Kathy Fiedler*, Catherine Fleming *, Bette Ide, Valerie Jensen*, Helen E. Johnson, Marsha Johnson*, Dorothy Keyser, Stephanie Knabe*, Glenna Leedahl, Vickie Mahnke, Teri Preston, Alice Jean Rand, Cheryl Saunders*, Connie Stordalen*, Linda Toso*, Mary Wright.

Alto: Shelley Bares*, Whitney Berry*, Kellie Burgess*, Carol Geiszler*, Sara Hegge, Margaret Moore Jackson*, Laurel J. Johnson* , Dorette Kerian, Margo Larsen*, Bevin Mitchell, Heidi Nelson*, Debra Roach, Meg Spivey, Nancy Swerdlow, Wendy S. Swerdlow*, Victoria Swift, Stacie Varnson

Tenor: David Biberdorf*, Wallace Bloom*, Mark Diers*, Thomas Dohman*, Gerry Eggers, Jon Jackson*, Andrew Johnson, Jerry W. Kram, G. Paul Larson, Daniel Pederson*, Warren Roehl*, Kenneth Ruit*, Steve Werpy*

Bass: Harmon Abrahamson*, Wayde Anderson, J.T. Bristol, John Clayburgh, Dennis Eggebraaten*, Ron Fossell*, Gregory Gardner*, Lyndon Johnson*, Avery Jones, Trond Nordseth, Joseph Olson*, Christopher Patterson*, Mark Preston,* Cory Seibel, Dale Spicer, Curt Stofferahn*, Erik Stordalen*, Guy Werner*.

Soloists: G. Paul Larson, Eric Stordalen, Heidi Nelson, Ron Fossel, Catherine Canham, Anne Christopherson, Dorothy Keyser, Laurel Johnson, Connie Stordahlan, Tom Dohman, Louise Pinkerton, Cory Seibel, Warren Roehl, Cheryl Saunders.

Handel was 56 years old when he composed �Messiah,� according to the program notes written by Long: �For more than 30 years he had dominated English musical life with his operas, anthems and instrumental music; his name was synonymous with the confidence of Georgian England. �Messiah,� however, was composed at a time of some crisis in the composer�s life and though, at first, the work was indifferently received in London, it played a decisive part in shaping the remainder of Handel�s career.... Handel�s well-being and the future of oratorio were secured by an invitation from William Cavendish, third Duke of Devonshire and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to spend the following winter season [1741-42] in Dublin. As part of this invitation Handel was asked to compose a new oratorio, the proceeds of which were to be given to Dublin charities. The success of the new oratorio, �Messiah,� and the general acclaim of the Dubliners were to restore the composer�s personal and artistic self-confidence.�

�Messiah� has endured as one of the world�s most recognized chorale works. � Grand Forks Master Chorale.

Deadline Is Dec. 30 For Young Artist Competition

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association will hold the annual young artist competition Saturday, Jan. 11. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 30.

The competition is open to musicians in two categories. The Elton Lee Barnum memorial prize includes a $350 cash award and the opportunity to perform with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony at its concert at the Alerus Center March 15 and 16. The Barnum competition is open to young instrumentalists who live within 150 miles of Grand Forks, who will be no older than 22 by the date of the competition.

The Grand Forks Area young musicians prize is open to musicians age 18 and younger living in the Grand Forks metropolitan area. The prize is a scholarship for summer music study.

The competition is held in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall at Hughes Fine Arts Center and is partially sponsored by US Bank. Competition finals are open to the public. For further information and for an application call competition chair Donilyn Bergman at 218-965-4891 or the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Office at 777-3359. � Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

Inventors Congress, Marketplace Of Ideas Set For Jan. 15, 16 At Alerus

The third annual North Dakota Inventors Congress will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15, and will be followed by the Marketplace of Ideas Thursday, Jan. 16. Both events will be held at the Alerus Center. Organizing sponsors are U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad and Roger Johnson, N.D. agriculture commissioner.

The North Dakota Inventors Congress (NDIC) was created to provide Midwest inventors and entrepreneurs with the information and tools necessary to effectively commercialize new ideas. The NDIC encourages innovation and economic development in Midwestern states by connecting and exchanging ideas between inventors, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Schedule of Events:
1 to 1:30 p.m., registration (free);
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., keynote speaker, �The Economy of the New Inventor,� John Calvert, USPTO Technology Center 3700�s representative for independent inventors. Under the newly expanded inventors assistance program, Calvert is Technology Center 3700�s representative for independent inventors. He has held several positions within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With bachelor�s and master�s degrees in textile technology and management from North Carolina State University, Calvert has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of Commerce bronze medal for superior federal service.
2:30 p.m., �Determining the Marketability of an Invention,� by Wally Eide, Institute for Business and Industry Development (IBID). Every inventor believes his or her invention is marketable. However, the unfortunate reality is that less than 2 percent of all inventions ever have commercial success. Learn how to determine whether your invention is marketable.
3 p.m., �Basics of Patent Searching,� by Angela Bailly, Patent and Trademark Depository Library, UND. Learn how to effectively perform a free patent search online. Information will also be provided regarding the patent depository resources available to inventors.
3:30 p.m., break.
4 p.m., keynote speaker, �10 Tips for Inventor Success,� presented by Don Kelly, CEO of the Intellectual Asset Management Associates (IAMA). Kelly serves as intellectual property consultant, expert witness, registered patent agent and technology broker. He is often referred to as champion of America�s inventors and entrepreneurs and is widely known for his educational and entertaining speeches and seminars. Recently, he was named executive director of the Rothschild Patent Model Museum in New York. He held several positions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Kelly has been adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center, taught entrepreneurship at the Asian Pacific Legal Institute, and is a visiting lecturer at MIT�s Sloan Graduate School and Fordham University�s Graduate School of Business.
4:30 p.m., �Prototype and Engineering Issues,� presented by Reuben Tschritter, IBID, and Ralph Johnson, UND College of Engineering. Prototypes can be valuable to an inventor in determining whether their invention works as expected. Learn the basics regarding prototypes and engineering.
5 p.m., �Licensing vs. Starting a Business,� presented by Wally Eide, IBID. Determining whether you should license your patent rights to a company or start your own business can be challenging. This will help you determine which course of action will be best for you.
5:30 p.m., �The Patent Process,� presented by Michael S. Neustel, Neustel Law Offices. Patents provide inventors and businesses the opportunity to protect their innovations and investments. Learn how the patent process works and whether you should attempt to patent your invention.
6 p.m., �Funding the Process,� presented by Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation. Funding is one of the most difficult aspects of starting a new business. Learn the methods available for funding your business.
6:30 to 7 p.m., Q & A Session, with Angela Bailly, John Calvert, Don Kelly, Wally Eide, Ralph Johnson, Michael Neustel, and Reuben Tschritter. A panel of experts will answer questions regarding various topics relevant for inventors and entrepreneurs.
7 to 9 p.m., Marketplace of Ideas reception.

For more information on the Inventors Congress, please contact North Dakota Inventors Congress, Michael S. Neustel, Neustel Law Office, Ltd., 2534 South University Drive, Suite 4, Fargo, ND 58103, 701-281-8822 or toll free 1-800-281-7009; fax, 701-237-2544; e-mail,; or

At the Marketplace of Ideas, find an opportunity to build your income.Inventors and entrepreneurs are encouraged to exhibit their products. For more information on Marketplace of Ideas, please contact Marilyn K. Kipp or Pam Marshall, Marketplace of Ideas, 411 Main Street West, Mandan, ND 58554-3164; 701-663-0150 or 888-384-8410; fax, 701-663-1032; or


Library Lists Final Exam Hours

Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for the final exam period are: Friday, Dec. 13 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 16-19, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. � Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law Library Extends Hours

Extended final exam hours for the law library are: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 16, through Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. � Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Departing Faculty Must Follow Procedures For Equipment, Supply Transfer/Sale

A policy and procedure titled �Equipment/Supplies - Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty� is available from the purchasing office. This policy and procedure should be included in your administrative manual. If you need a copy, please request one from purchasing at 777-2681. Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedures can be directed to me. � Jerry Clancy, 777-2681, Purchasing Office.

Purchasing Provides Guidelines For Computer, Cell Phone Purchases

When a purchase for 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 (

Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased via the state contract with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative can be reached at 800-497-0634.

Departments are charged monthly via an ID billing from the telecommunications office.

If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, prior approval should be obtained from telecommunications. Exempted cellular phone services must be processed by submitting the phone service agreement and a purchase requisitions to the purchasing office for the creation of a blanket purchase order. � Purchasing Office.

Business Office Will Close Early Dec. 18

The business office will close at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, for a special staff meeting. Please bring any departmental deposits to the tellers as soon as possible that day. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. � Ginny Sobolik, Business Office.

Submit Student Jobs For Spring Semester

It is time to think about spring jobs! We will post federal work study/institutional jobs for spring on Wednesday, Jan. 8, so please get your spring listings to us by the week of Dec. 30. Please call Cathy at 777-4411, e-mail or fax at 777-2040 for FWS jobs or Terri for institutional work at 777-4395 or e-mail

Remember jobs are to be posted for a minimum of three days prior to student starting the job.

Indoor Pollution, Holiday Spending Are Topics On Next �Studio One�

The effects of indoor pollution will be featured on this week�s edition of Studio One.

A new study by the UND Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) discusses the effects of indoor pollutants, and Stan Miller, research manager, will discuss how household items such as candles may be hazardous to your health.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, with the holiday shopping season upon us, many retailers fear low sales due to the unstable economy. We�ll explain how retailers are using incentives to boost spending.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. Thursdays on UND Channel 3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7, and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. � Studio One Marketing Team.

Follow These Tips For Safe Holiday Decorating

Everyone enjoys holiday decorations. Before you begin decorating on or off campus this season, keep in mind these safety tips:

Don�t use strings of lights with damaged or frayed wires. Throw them away so no one uses them.
Lights on campus must bear the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) seal of approval and must be of miniature size. Do not run wiring through doorways, under carpeting, or through holes in a wall. The use of extension cords should be avoided; rather, a multiple-outlet power strip with an internal circuit breaker is recommended. Always turn off holiday lights when you leave the building.
Candles, incense, or other devices with open flames are prohibited in dormitories and in campus buildings with the exception of apartment/family housing and for supervised special events.
Decorations should not disguise, cover, or interfere with any safety device, including fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, exit signs, sprinkler heads and piping, and fire alarm pull stations.
Live cut trees on campus must have prior approval from Safety and Environmental Health and have a tag showing that they have been flame-retardant treated. The tag must include the name and registration number of the chemical used, the name of the applicator, and the date of treatment. Keep natural trees in water at all times to slow the natural drying process.
Live trees are not permitted in the residence halls. Artificial trees are allowed when placement, lighting, decorations, and monitoring rules are followed. They must be kept out of corridors and away from doorways and heat sources.
Not all artificial trees are flame-retardant; check for the tag that notes they have been flocked and treated. Don�t risk using a cheaper tree that is not fire resistant.
Do not place the tree so that it blocks a doorway, corridor, or exit.
After the holidays, the soon you get rid of your Christmas tree and decorations the better. The longer they stay up, the more dangerous they become.

Decorating guidelines for apartment housing can be referenced in the UND apartment policy handbook. If you would like any further information on holiday safety, please contact the Safety and Environmental Health Office at 777-3341. Happy Holidays! � Safety and Environmental Health.

Women�s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans

A two-year calcium supplementation trial with postmenopausal women offers participants a chance to have a bone scan done using the state-of-the-art technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, which aims to recruit 220 women locally, is designed to test whether adding copper and zinc to calcium supplements is superior to calcium alone in preventing osteoporosis. The participants will receive a two-year supply of daily vitamin and mineral supplements and $715. Healthy women, ages 51-75, not on hormone replacement therapy, can call 795-8181 for more information. � Fariba Roughead, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

Raffle Winners Announced

Drawings have begun in the Staff Senate 31 days of glory raffle. Winners are: Dec. 1, Ardell Byewski; Dec. 2, Cathy Jones; Dec. 3, John Sirignano. Congratulations to these winners. � Tanya Northagen (Housing), for Staff Senate.

PERC Lists Classes

The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.
Study Group, �Family Work: Winning the Chore War,� Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Study Group, �Keeping Peace at Home,� Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, 7 p.m.
Study Group, �Positive Discipline,� Thursdays, Dec. 5 and 12, 7 p.m.
Seminar, �Celebrate the Season,� Friday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, �Are You Listening? Tuning Up Your Family�s Communication Skills,� Monday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, �Overindulgence: Why Do We Do It? How Do We Stop It?� Monday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
Seminar, �Bullying: What Can We Do About It?� Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Family Story Hour, �Holiday Memories . . . Stories That Tug at the Heartstrings and Begin New Story Traditions,� featuring Judy Hager, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Seminar, �De-Stressing the Holidays,� Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Lunch Box Special, �Identifying Eating Disorders,� presented by Kim LaHaise, clinical pscyhologist at Altru Health System, Thursday, Dec. 12, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar, �Men and Women: What Planet Should We Be On?� Monday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, �Seven Gifts We Give Ourselves,� Wednesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m.
� Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Parent Education Resource Center.

Grants and Research

Travel Applications Due To Scholarly Activities Committee

The third deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Thursday, Jan. 15. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 16, 2003, and May 1, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 18. Research/creative activity and publication grant applications as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, May 1. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 2, 2003, and Sept. 15, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative awards may not exceed $2,500.

Application forms are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD�s web site (go to and click on �Research�). A properly signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD on or prior to the deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC committee members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on ORPD�s web site or by calling ORPD at 777-4278. � Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

Applications For New Faculty Scholar Awards Due Feb. 18

New faculty scholar awards are intended to provide extra support for initiation of research and creative activity programs of assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date of appointment at UND should be January 2000 or later). The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) anticipates that new faculty scholar awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. One competition will be held for new faculty scholar awards each year.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, is the deadline for submission of new faculty scholar award applications to SSAC. The committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences is not allowable under this program.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. All applications for new faculty scholar awards must include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant�s resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and seven copies must be submitted to ORPD prior to or on the published deadline.

Application forms for the new faculty scholar awards are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD�s web site (found under �Research� on the UND home page, � Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

All External Funding Proposals Must Be Reviewed

Faculty and staff are reminded that all proposals submitted for external funding must be reviewed by grants and contracts administration and the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD), and must include a proposal transmittal form with signatures indicating approval by the department chair, dean or executive head of the unit, and all relevant compliance committees. Most colleges have a form which can be obtained from their dean. However, a generic transmittal form is available, in PDF, Word and WordPerfect format on the ORPD web site at � William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

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


Support for projects dedicated to building a sustainable future for the planet and to restoring a healthy global environment. Contact: 510-834-2995;; Deadline: 1/15/03.


Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research�Support for dissertation research that works toward AHRQ�s mission to support, conduct, and disseminate research that improves access to care and outcomes, quality, cost, and utilization of health care services. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 5/15/03, 9/15/03. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-594-3421;;


Joyce A. Tracy Fellowships allow individuals with a Ph.D. or doctoral candidates to access collections at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Caroline Sloat, 508-471-2130;;


AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program�Funding


Support for projects dedicated to building a sustainable future for the planet and to restoring a healthy global environment. Contact: 510-834-2995;; Deadline: 1/15/03.


Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research�Support for dissertation research that works toward AHRQ�s mission to support, conduct, and disseminate research that improves access to care and outcomes, quality, cost, and utilization of health care services. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 5/15/03, 9/15/03. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-594-3421;;


Joyce A. Tracy Fellowships allow individuals with a Ph.D. or doctoral candidates to access collections at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Caroline Sloat, 508-471-2130;;


AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program�Funding to strengthen connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced science students from the natural, physical, health, engineering, or social sciences in newsrooms across the country. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Katrina Malloy, 202-326-6760;;


Research Fellowships support postdoctoral basic brain tumor research. Deadline: 1/07/03. Contact: Naomi Berkowitz, 847-827-9910;;

Translational Research Grants support pre-clinical research in brain tumors. Eligible applicants are M.D.�s and Ph.D.�s with no more than 5 years experience. Deadline: 1/07/03. Contact: See above.


Congressional Fellowship Program--Support to work in the office of a U.S. Senator, Representative or congressional committee for one year. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: 202-872-4386;;\congressional.html.


Lions Club International Foundation Clinical Research Grant Program�Support for research in new treatment regimens for diabetic retinopathy, epidemiology studies, and research that facilitates translation of basic knowledge to clinical application (e.g., development and implementation of screening programs). Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 703-549-1500;;


Outstanding Investigator Awards are made in recognition of meritorious research in a clinical or scientific field. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: Rebecca Bonsaint, 978-526-8330;;


Global ReLeaf�Funding to plant trees in environmentally significant, ecosystem restoration projects. Contact: Karen Fedor, 202-955-4500 x224;; Deadlines: 1/20/03, 7/1/03.


Alpha One Foundation Innovative Hepatology Seed Grant�Support to initiate a project addressing a novel and important clinical question. Contact: Arlene Fraraccio, 973-256-2550 x-225;;*&Validated=Yes&view_records=1&nh=6&mh=1. Deadline: 1/06/03.

Susan Stone/PBC Fund for the Cure Innovative Hepatology Seed Grant�Support to initiate a project addressing a novel and important clinical question in the study of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and/or directly related areas of scientific investigation. Contact: Arlene Fraraccio, 973-256-2550;;*&Validated=Yes&view_records=1&nh=2&mh=1. Deadline: 1/06/03.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiological Genomics--Support for researchers to employ organ system approaches during postdoctoral training. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Martin Frank, 301-634-7164;;


Executive Residency Program�Funding for college graduates with health-related backgrounds and an interest in a career in association management to receive training and experience in association headquarters administrative practices and procedures; and individuals for association staff positions in national, regional, state and local professional pharmacy or other health-related organizations. Contact: Stan Lowe, Jr., 301-657-3000 x1312;; Deadline: 1/15/03.


Career Development Travel Awards for young, Ph.D. level, professionals with a career interest in fields related to anxiety disorders, such as basic and clinical neuropsychopharmacology, clinical psychology, genetics, neuroimaging and epidemiology. Deadline: 1/3/03. Contact: Elizabeth Makkai, 240-485-1025;;


Bogliasco Fellowship Program--Support for advanced creative work or scholarly research at the Liguria Study Center in Genoa, Italy. Deadlines: 1/15/03 (Fall Residency), 4/15/03 (Spring Residency). Contact:;


Centers of Excellence--Support for programs of excellence in health professions education for minority individuals in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Deadline: 1/17/03. Contact: Daniel Reed, 301-443-2982;;

Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training--Funds for the education and training of health professions students in rural underserved communities and to improve access to health care in rural areas. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: Marcia Starbecker, 301-443-6867;;


Center for Economic Studies (CES) Research Program�Funding to conduct research projects using secure CES facilities, in the main Bureau office and in several Research Data Centers. Deadlines: 12/15/02, 4/15/03, 8/16/03 (Preproposals); 1/15/03, 5/15/03, 9/16/03 (Full Proposals). Contact: B.K. Atrostic, 301-457-8247;;


Support for projects that create a global community of peace and justice; promote genuine democracy in the U.S.; and promote just and peaceful conflict resolution. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 413-256-0349;


Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Postdoctoral Fellowships--Support for research in geophysics, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, planetary science, astronomy, and astrobiology. Contact: Department of Terrestrial Magnestism;; Deadlines: 12/15/02 (Astronomy); 1/15/03 (all other fields).

Fellows Program�Support for graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants on projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, international economics, migration and Russian/Eurasian issues. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Lynne Sport, 202-483-7600;;


OI Research Center�Funding for development of an Osteogenesis Imperfecta Research Center. Deadline: 1/15/03 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Matthew Breyer,;


Animal Genome & Genetic Mechanisms�Standard Research Grants (NRICGP)�Support for research on animal molecular genetics, with the objective to increase fundamental knowledge of the composition, organization, and function of the genome and increase ability to genetically improve agriculturally important animals, including horses and aquaculture species. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Peter Brayton, 202-401-4399;;


James Bryant Conant Fellowships in German and European Studies�Support for in-residence postdoctoral research projects focused on contemporary German and European topics. Eligible applicants are non-tenured persons who are teaching or are planning to teach at the university level. Deadline: 1/24/03. Contact: Abby Collins, 617-495-4303 x221;;


International Research & Studies Program�Support for research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. Deadline: 1/17/03. Contact: Jose L. Martinez, 202-502-7635;;


Genomes to Life�Support for research on: technologies and strategies to image individual proteins and multi-protein complexes in microbes and to image complex microbial communities; technologies for high-throughput synthesis of proteins and their biological characterization; molecular tags to identify individual proteins and characterize multi-protein complexes in microbial cells; high resolution, quantitative microbial biochemistry; new genomic strategies and technologies for studying complex microbial communities; pathway inference in prokaryotes; implications for society, law, education, and technology transfer; and other novel and innovative technologies and research strategies to address goals of the Genomes to Life program. Deadlines: 1/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/22/03 (Application). Contact: David Thomassen, 301-903-9817;;


Eurasia Professional Exchanges and Training Programs�Support for programs to enhance institutional partnerships and offer practical information to individuals and groups to assist them with professional and volunteer responsibilities. Programs must address one of the following themes for single country projects: media training (Armenia or Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan or Russia); prevention of trafficking in persons (Armenia or Azerbaijan or Belarus or Georgia or Kyrgyz Republic or Tajikistan); tolerance (Georgia or Russia); intellectual propoerty rights (Russia); professional association building for political scientists and economists (Ukraine); tourism and economic development (Moldova); religion in a democracy (Kazakhstan); business development (Turkmenistan); community and local government relations (Armenia); public health awareness (Armenia); training in NGO law making (Turkmenistan); and library exchanges (Kyrgyz Republic). Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: Office of Citizen Exchanges, 202-205-3003;;


Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program�Funding for research and development of innovative, new environmental technologies in the areas of Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation, Pollution Prevention, and Unexploded Ordinance technologies. Deadline: 1/9/03. Contact: Alandra Jones, 703-428-6551;;


Fellows Program awards provide young scholars or senior scientists interested in redirecting their career with an opportunity to build a foundation in a discipline represented within the Institute (i.e., any of the social sciences, earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences and health sciences). Deadline: 1/17/03. Contact: Hilary Dewhurst, 212-854-3893;;


Career Development Grants and Research Fellowship Grants support research within the specialty of emergency medicine, to advance emergency medical care, and facilitate academic growth and development of emergency medicine faculty. Awards may be used as any combination of salary support for faculty and seed money. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 972-550-0911 x3340;;,4003,0.html.


Research Grants support study topics of interest to the equipment leasing and finance industry. General topics of interest are: strategic management/planning; accounting/financial reporting and finance; tax and legislative/regulatory; economics; portfolio management; contracts/documentation; technology benchmarking; strategic importance of captives; and operations and best practices. Contact: Lisa A. Levine, 703-527-8655;; Deadlines: 1/15/03, 5/15/03, 9/01/03.


NIH Research Scholars Program�Support for research in: cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, structural biology, and epidemiology and biostatistics. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: 800-424-9924;;


Dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships support research in France in the areas of art, economics, history, history of science, linguistics, literature, and social sciences. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Catherine A. Maley; 919-962-0154/0135;; J


Health e-Technologies Initiative�Support for research to evaluate effectiveness of eHealth applications in improving health behaviors and chronic disease management and enhancing patient-provider interactions. Deadlinex: 1/8/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/1/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: Judy Phalen, 617-732-9727;;


Centers for Diabetes Research�Funding to capture and translate new and emerging ideas into clinical benefit for diabetics. Deadlines: Human Islet Transplantation or Stem Cell and Islet Biology�1/15/03 (Letter of Intent), 5/1/03 (Full Proposal); Complications�11/1/03 (Letter of Intent), 2/1/04 (Full Proposal); Autoimmunity, Prevention and Genetics--12/1/04 (Letter of Intent), 1/1/05 (Full Proposal). Contact: Daniel Jang, 212-479-7580,;

Regular Research Grants support new and/or established researchers investigating the cause, treatment, prevention, and/or cure of diabetes and its complications. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Jim Richard, 212-479-7621;;


Support for projects in the fields of contemporary art and architecture, design, literature, the performing arts, film and new media. Deadlines: 1/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/14/03 (Application). Contact: Jenee Misraje, 707-963-9591;;


Postdoctoral Research, Fellow, and Intelligence Appointments.--Areas of interest include: analysis & testing; chemistry; computing/information sciences; earth sciences; engineering; environmental sciences; industrial technologies; international security; life sciences; materials science; mathematics; nuclear sciences; and physics. Intelligence community topics include: Radiometric Analysis of Detectable Phenomenology in the LWIR; Use of Combinatorial Chemistry in Power Sources Development; Electrode Improvements for Lithium-Ion Batteries; Analog Neural Networks for Communication Receivers; Quantum Dot Technology; Low Power Wireless Telecommunications; Neuroscience for Visual & Display Systems; and Neuromorphic Engineering. Other topics will be considered. Contact: 505-667-0872;; Deadlines: Division Representatives�1/5/03, 4/16/03, 7/23/03; Postdoctoral Office�1/21/03, 4/21/03, 7/28/03; Postdoctoral Research�None.


Residencies for Creative Artists at the Colony in New Hampshire. Categories include: composers, writers, visual artists, architects, and film/video artists, as well as artists working on interdisciplinary projects or in mixed media. Contact: Admissions Coordinator, 603-924-3886;; Deadlines: 1/15/03 (Summer Residency); 4/15/03 (Fall Residency); 9/15/03 (Winter-Spring Residency).


Support for projects of national or regional importance in the early childhood field. Contact: Luba Lynch,; Deadlines: 12/15/03, 5/15/03 (Letter of Inquiry); 1/15/03, 6/15/03 (Application).


Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund awards support investigators in the biological and biomedical sciences. Contact: Sandra Kaufmann, 508-289-7441;; Deadline: 1/15/03.

Frederik B. Bang Fellowship Fund summer fellowships are offered for the study of the immune capability of marine animals and use of marine models for research in molecular biology or biomedicine. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

H.B. Steinbach Fellowship�Funds for research in the areas of cell biology and physiology. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Research Fellowships allow minority research faculty scientists at the junior or senior level along with a student of his or her choosing to spend a summer doing research at the Institute. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

NASA Life Sciences Program Fellowships support young investigators pursuing research related to the overall mission of the NASA Life Sciences Program. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Nikon Fellowship�Summer support for young investigators for research in an area of biology in which they can make extensive use of advanced microscopy or micromanipulation systems and technical expertise provided by Nikon, Inc. for their laboratory. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Robert Day Allen Fellowship�Support for a young investigator committed to research on cell motility and cytoarchitecture. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Universal Imaging Corporation Fellowship�Support for a cell biology researcher who would benefit from having access to microscope-based imaging technology and technical support provided by Universal Imaging Corporation. Deadline and Contact: See Above.


Genetic Services�Grants to Support Comprehensive Medical Care for Cooley�s Anemia/Thalassemia (GSCAT)�Funding for projects to support implementation of a model system of comprehensive care and medical management for individuals and families at risk of or affected by Cooley�s Anemia/Thalassemia. Deadlines: 1/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/18/03 (Full Application). Contact: Marie Mann, 301-443-1080;;

New Investigators in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Research: Dissertation Awards (RDA)�Support for education and training of maternal and child health professionals. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Hae Young Park, 301-443-2127;;


The Cooperative (COOP) Incentive Grants Program supports innovative projects that encourage foreign students and scholars attending U.S. colleges and universities to become involved in and knowledgeable about U.S. culture and society apart from their study/research programs; enhance experience of U.S. students involved in study abroad prior to departure or upon their return; and/or stimulate and strengthen interaction among international students, their U.S. peers, faculty, and communities. Priority will be given proposals addressing any of the following themes: U.S. society and values, including pluralism, diversity, volunteerism, religious tolerance, partnership of public and private sectors, and arts and cultural heritage of the U.S.; democracy and human rights, including the U.S. elections process, role of the media, and rule of law and administration of justice; U.S. economy and international trade issues; and U.S.-Muslim intercultural awareness. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: 202-737-3699;;


Post- and Predoctoral Mentor-Based Fellowships provide funding for established and active investigators in autism research to support postdoctoral fellows who are, or will be engaged in autism research under mentorship of a sponsoring investigator. Contact: 888-777-6227;; or Deadline: 1/6/03.


Chemical Optimization of Molecular-Targeted Anticancer, Antiviral and Antimicrobial Drug Leads�Funding for research and development to optimize chemical structures of lead compounds exhibiting molecular-targeted anticancer, antiviral and/or antimicrobial activities. Contact: Bjarne Gabrielsen, 301-846-5465; Deadline: Review will continue until suitable collaborator(s) is identified.

Planning Grants for NCI Cancer Research Centers�Support to develop qualities of a strong cancer research center and become competitive for a cancer center support grant. Deadline: 1/14/03. Contact: Margaret E. Holmes, 301-496-8531;;

Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies�Funding to evaluate toxicology and pharmacology of potential cancer preventive agents and establish collaborative groups to conduct studies; e.g., evaluation of mutagenicity, acute and subchronic and chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and reproductive effects, pharmacokinetics and supporting analytical methods validation, pharmacological effects on gene and protein expression, and specialized studies such as immunological, neurological, and other assessments as necessary. The RFP will be available at the website listed below after 12/5/02. Deadline: See RFP. Contact: James Chestnut, 301-496-8604;;


Funding for Gasification Technologies Fundamental Research�Topic areas: Economic Use of Low Ranked Coals; Improved Materials to Increase Equipment Life or Reliability; and Cleanup of Fuel Gas Contaminants and Flue Gas Pollutants. Deadline: 1/24/03. Contact: Mary Gabriele,;


Clinical Research in Peripheral Arterial Disease�Support to develop improved therapeutic and preventive approaches for atherosclerotic arterial diseases of the peripheral vasculature through integrated, multi-disciplinary clinical research projects. Deadlines: 1/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/26/03 (Application). Contact: Diane Reid, 301-435-0515;;

Functional Heterogeneity of Peripheral, Pulmonary And Lymphatic Vessels)�Support to address functional heterogeneity of arterial and venous sides of peripheral and pulmonary vessels as well as the lymphatics. Deadlines: 1/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/14/03 (Application). Contact: Stephen S. Goldman, 301-435-0560;;

Institutional National Research Service Award in Sleep Research�Support to develop or enhance sleep research training opportunities. Deadlines: 1/10/03; 5/10/03. Contact: James P. Kiley, 301-435-0199;

Pediatric Circulatory Support�Support for basic and applied research to develop novel circulatory assist devices or other bioengineered systems for infants and children with congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease who experience cardiopulmonary failure and circulatory collapse. Contact: Stephen S. Goldman, 301-435-0560;; Deadlines: 1/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/14/03 (Application).


Research and Development of Systems and Methods for Cellular and Molecular Imaging--Support for novel pilot or feasibility studies concerned with cellular and molecular imaging and/or spectroscopy that can be broadly applied to research on biological or disease processes. Deadlines: 1/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/13/03 (Application). Contact: Brenda Korte, NIBIB, 301-451-4774,; Catherine Lewis, NIGMS, 301-594-0828,;

Systems and Methods for Small Animal Imaging�Support for novel investigations related to development of small animal imaging devices and methods that can be applied broadly to research on diverse biological or disease processes. Deadlines: 1/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/13/03 (Application). Contact: Brenda Korte, 301-451-4774;;


Intergenertational Family Resource Allocation�Support for intergenerational research to help understand how private behavior is manifest in allocating family resources across generations and how public policy affects allocations. Deadlines: 1/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/20/03 (Applications). Contact: V. Jeffery Evans, 301-496-1176;;


Basic Research in Interstitial Cystitis�Support for basic cellular, molecular, and genetic research and translational studies focused on understanding the causes and pathogenesis of interstitial cystitis (IC). Deadlines: 1/21/02 (Letter of Intent); 2/21/03 (Application). Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717;;

Molecular Therapy Core Centers�Support to develop treatments for cystic fibrosis and other genetic diseases of interest to NIDDK. Deadlines: 1/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/13/03 (Application). Contact: Catherine McKeon, 301-594-8810;;

Support for Short-Term Training for Medical Students and students in other health professional schools, to expose them to career opportunities in research related to diabetes, obesity, endocrine disorders/endocrinology, metabolic diseases, nutritional disorders, digestive and hepatobiliary diseases, liver disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, and hematologic disorders. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876;;


Funding for Research on Sexual Violence against women age 12 and older by strangers and non-strangers. Deadlines: 1/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/21/03 (Application). Contact: Katherine Darke, 800-421-6770;;

Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety: Funding for Spatial Data Analysis�Support to conduct research that uses or develops leading-edge spatial analytic methods. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 800-421-6770;; .

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH) Exploratory/Developmental Translational Grants for Borderline Personality�Support for new, innovative translations of basic science theories, methods and findings to clinical research concerning borderline personality disorder, its features, and its relationship to co-occurring disorders, e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and drug dependence. Deadlines: 1/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/12/03 (Application). Contact: James Breiling, 301-443-3527;


Support for a consortium for Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to inform and develop effective interventions and treatment approaches for FASD through a highly integrated multidisciplinary research approach involving basic, behavioral, and clinical investigators and projects. Deadlines: 2/1103 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/03 (Application). Contact: Deidra Roach, 301-443-5820;;


Health Communication Research: Improved Strategies�Support for research activities focusing on development and dissemination of health communication information across the disciplines of communication sciences and disorders.

Deadlines: 1/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/14/03 (Application). Contact: Amy M. Donahue, 301-402-3458;;


Bench to Bedside Research on Type 1 Diabetes and its Complications--Support for studies involving partnerships between clinical and basic biomedical researchers with the goal of translating advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of type 1 diabetes and its complications into new therapies for prevention, treatment and cure of this disease. Contact: James F. Hyde, NIDDKD, 301-594-7692,; Elaine Collier, NIAID, 301-496-7104,; Peter A. Dudley, 301-451-2020,; Momtaz Wassef, NHLBI, 301-435-0550,; Deadlines: 1/29/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/26/03 (Application).

Noninvasive Measurement of Iron by Magnetic Resonance Imaging--Funding for projects with potential to improve utility of magnetic resonance imaging as a method for quantitative determinations of tissue iron, especially in liver, heart and brain. Contact: David G. Badman, NIDDKD, 301-594-7717,; John W. Haller, NIBIB, 301-451-4780,;; Deadlines: 1/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/19/03 (Application).

Operation of Sensors in Vivo--Funding for development of innovative technologies designed to increase utility of a sensor in vivo, particularly development of novel sensing modalities that operate in vivo or alter healing dynamics at the sensor insertion point. Deadlines: 1/6/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/21/03 (Application). Contact: Christine A. Kelley, NIBIB, 301-451-4778,; Nancy L. Freeman, NIDCD, 301-402-3458,;

Role of Sleep and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Metabolic Syndrome�Support for studies to elucidate the relationship of sleep deprivation and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to characteristics of the metabolic syndrome including obesity, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and vascular inflammation. Specific objectives include identifying pathophysiological mechanisms and genetic risk factors linking sleep deprivation and SDB to these characteristics. Deadlines: 1/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/11/03 (Application). Contact: Michael Twery, NHLBI, 301-435-0202,; Andrew A. Monjan, NIA, 301-496-9350,;

Support for establishment or continuation of International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) to address issues of biodiversity conservation, economic capacity, and human health through discovery and development of therapeutic agents for diseases of importance in developing and developed countries. Deadlines: 1/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/19/03 (Application). Contact: Joshua Rosenthal, 301-496-1653;;

Support of scientific meetings conferences, and workshops relevant to NIH�s scientific mission and to public health. Contact: National Institutes of Health, Deadlines: 2/01/03, 6/1/03, 10/1/03. Some Institutes/Centers (I/C�s) require a letter of intent, which should be submitted to that I/C at least 30 days before the deadline. NIDA requires a letter of request. NINDS requests a letter of intent at least 60 days before the application date. Receipt dates will be determined by the individual I/C; however, applicants are encouraged to submit applications on the deadlines above.

Support to establish Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers (MDCRCs), to increase basic and clinical research on all forms of muscular dystrophy. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128;; Deadlines: 1/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/24/03 (Application).


Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories--Support for collection, identification, vouchering, and description of species-level diversity of all forms of life on Earth. Deadlines: 1/10/03, 7/10/03. Contact: Norman Platnick, 703-292-8481;;

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences�Support for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research, and workshops in: judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design as well as small grants for exploratory research of a time-critical nature, such as decision making in response to extreme events. Deadlines: 1/15/03; 8/15/03. Contact: Tia Fuell, 703-292-8761;;

Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience--Support for research encompassing: mechanisms by which plants and animals develop, grow, reproduce, regulate their physiological activity, and respond to their environment; integration of molecular, subcellular, and cellular approaches to understand development, functioning, and behavior of organisms in both laboratory and natural settings; all aspects of the nervous system, including structure, function, development and integration with physiological and behavioral systems impacted by it; factors influencing behavior of animals in the laboratory and field; whole-organism approaches to physiological ecology; and, form and function of organisms in view of their evolution and environmental interactions. Current emphases include biotechnology, biomolecular materials, environmental biology, global change, biodiversity, molecular evolution, plant science, microbial biology, and computational biology (including modeling). The Division supports computation biology research; doctoral dissertation research; and research conferences, workshops, and symposia. Contact: Denise Dockett, 703-292-8420;; Deadlines: 1/10/03, 7/10/03.

Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences�Funding for research in the following cluster programs: biomolecular structure and function, biomolecular processes, cellular biology, and genetics. Support is also provided for studies leading to technological innovation; proposals with substantial computational components; multidisciplinary and small group research; studies of biocomplexity, and life in extreme environments. Proposals involving microbial biology, plant biology, theoretical/computation aspects of molecular and cellular studies, molecular evolution, and biomolecular materials are encouraged as are genomic approaches in all areas. Deadlines: 1/10/03, 7/10/03. Contact: Anuradha Singh, 703-292-8440;;

Earth System History--Support for research that contributes to understanding the natural variability of the Earth system through records preserved in geo-biologic archives, and provides a comprehensive understanding of the Earth�s changing climate with regard to forcing mechanisms, interactions and feedbacks. Areas of interest are: Holocene Climate Variability, Forcing Mechanisms, and Impacts; Modes of Arctic Variability and Warmth; Rapid Climate Change, and Regional Patterns of Phasing and Climate Change. Contact: David J. Verardo, 703-292-8527;; Deadlines: 1/15/03, 10/15/03.

Economics�Support for empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. Topics of current interest are computational economics, transformation of command economies, human resource-related issues (poverty, labor productivity, the family, gender and racial discrimination, etc.), and global environmental change. Support for research in almost every subfield of economics, including econometrics, economic history, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, public finance, macroeconomics, and mathematical economics. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 8/15/03. Contact: Robbie Brown, 703-292-8761;;

Environmental Biology--Support for fundamental research on origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history of populations, species, communities and ecosystems. Emphases include biodiversity, molecular genetic and genomic evolution, mesoscale ecology, conservation biology, global change, and restoration ecology. Support is also provided for computational biology research, a network of long-term ecological research (LTER) sites, doctoral dissertation research, research conferences and workshops, and the Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) program. Deadlines: 1/10/03, 7/10/03. Contact: Quentin Wheeler; 703- 292-8481;;

Leadership Awards (ADVANCE) build on outstanding contributions of organizations and/or individuals who enable increased participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, and support awardees� plans to sustain, intensify and initiate new activities designed to make further progress. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Alice Hogan,;

Linguistics�Support for research on syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and language in general; psychological processes involved in use of language; development of linguistic capacities in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change; acoustics of speech and physiological and psychological processes involved in production and perception of speech; and biological bases of language in the brain. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 7/15/03. Contact: Darlene Batchelor, 703-292-8731;;

Population Biology�Support for research focused on measures of population properties and understanding processes that lead to variation within and between populations. Approaches include empirical and theoretical studies of population structure and dynamics, microevolution, organismal adaptation, geographical differentiation, natural hybridization, and speciation, and processes that lead to macroevolutionary patterns of trait evolution. Research areas include: Population Ecology, Evolutionary Genetics, and Evolution of Phenotypes. Contact: Mark Courtney, 703-292-8481;; Deadlines: 1/10/03, 7/10/03.

Social Psychology--Support for basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Some topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, social psychology of health, and psychophysiological correlates of social behavior. Contact: Steven J. Breckler, 703-292-8728;; Deadlines: 1/15/03, 7/15/03.

Support for research in Geography and Regional Science on a variety of problems associated with human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth�s surface. Investigations into the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity within particular �places and spaces� and extension to regional and global spheres are especially encouraged. Projects on a variety of topics qualify if they contribute to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 8/15/03 (Regular Grants); 2/15/03, 10/15/03 (Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards [DDRI]). Contact: Richard Aspinall, 703-292-8754;;

Support for research on Human Cognition and Perception and action, including development of these capacities. Topics include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, motor control, and developmental issues in all topic areas. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, complex systems and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. Research involving acquired or developmental deficits is appropriate if results speak to basic issues of cognition, perception or action. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 7/15/03. Contact: Christy Contreras, 703-292-8732;;

Support to for research related to Systematic Biology. Focus areas include: phylogenetic analyses that produce or test phylogenetic hypotheses or models and use of derived phylogenies to elucidate patterns of structural, developmental, or molecular evolution; studies that lead to improved classifications, better methods of taxonomic identification, contributions to classificatory theory, and nomenclatural reform; understanding of processes that underlie origin and maintenance of taxonomic diversity; and theoretical and empirical studies of biogeographical, co-evolutionary, and paleobiological patterns to develop models of origin, diversification, distribution, and extinction of species and evolutionary lineages and to determine tempo and mode of evolutionary change. Contact: James Rodman, 703-292-8481;;


Ecole Des Chartes Exchange Fellowships allow graduate students to spend 3 months in residence at the Ecole Nationale des Chartes in Paris, an institution specializing in archival sciences. Deadline: 1/20/03. Contact: 312-255-3666;;

Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support established scholars conducting research in any field appropriate to the Library�s collections, which concern civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the 20th century. Deadline: 1/20/03. Contact: 312-255-366;;

Rockefeller Foundation�Long Term Fellowships in the Humanities support long-term residential research in American Indian studies. Deadline: 1/20/03. Contact: 312-255-3666;;


Scholars in Residence--Support for academic scholars, public sector professionals in history-related disciplines, independent scholars, graduate students, writers, filmmakers, educators, and others for full-time research and study at any of the facilities maintained by the Commission. Deadline: 1/10/03. Contact: Linda Shopes, 717-787-3362;;


Support for medical and pharmacy school programs and projects, including post-graduate scholarship and fellowships and studies in nutrition, blindness, deafness and other physical disabilities. Contact: Matthew G. Herold, 973-983-0480; Deadlines: 1/08/03, 7/25/03 (Letters of Inquiry).


Visiting Fellowships support scholarly use of the Library�s research collection, which spans 5 millennia and 5 continents, including around 200,000 rare or significant printed works; 30,000 linear feet of textual materials, ranging from cuneiform tablets to contemporary manuscripts; a wealth of prints, drawings, photographs, maps, coins, and other visual materials; the Cotsen Children�s Library, etc. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Fellowship Committee, 609-258-3166;;;


Humanities Fellowships

Becoming and Belonging: The Alchemy of Identity in the Multiethnic Metropolis�Support for research on how the diaspora of Greater Los Angeles and the Pacific Southwest has reinterpreted or influenced construction of �belonging� in American civil society, particularly through the lens of gender and sexuality, or transnational approaches to these issues evoked by comparative studies of Los Angeles and other multiethnic urban regions. Themes addressed are: transformation of family in hybrid cultures, gendered labor in the global marketplace, and fundamentalism(s) in a multicultural society. Contact: Richard T. Rodriguez, 323-343-2198;; Deadline: 1/15/03.

Ethnic Identities and Transformations: The Meaning and Experience of Ethnicity in the 21st Century�Support for investigation of specific contexts and means by which new migrant groups in the U.S. maintain or transform their sense of ethnicity, build communities and engage in cultural performance. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Karen Sulpizio, 610-526-5030;;

Facing Global Capital, Finding Human Security: A Gendered Critique�Fellows will address questions of how the needs of women are/are not being addressed; how activists and others use discourses of human rights and citizenship and create strategies and cultural representations to negotiate new relationships with state and non-state actors such as NGOs, labor organizations, organized religions, grassroots political and cultural organizations, and networks of communication; and the relationship of theory to practice to retheorize the role of the nation-state, civil society, family and kin groups, and NGOs as sites of accountability for women�s security. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Linda Basch, 212-785-7335;;

Race, Rights and Resources in the Americas�In-residence fellowships at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) to conduct research on racial and ethnic identities, cultural-political rights, and their relationship to control and redistribution of societal resources. Deadline: 1/25/03. Contact: Charles R. Hale, 512-475-6973;;

Shared Inheritances: Comparative Studies in Creativity and Performance�Support for research that examines local cultural practices and shared inheritances of transnational communities extending from Brazil and Peru to the Mississippi River valley. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Thomas F. Reese,; 504-865-5164;

Support for conducting innovative interdisciplinary work (academic, policy or activist) on the themes of sexuality, gender, health and human rights in both domestic and international contexts. Contact: Carole S. Vance, 212-305-5656;; Deadline: 1/15/03.

Tribal Histories and a Plural World: Toward a New Paradigm�Funding for research and teaching in Native American Studies. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 1/20/03, 4/15/03, 9/15/03. Contact: Robert Galler, 312-255-3564;;


Support for behavioral research seeking to integrate study of olfaction with current issues in developmental, perceptual, social, and cognitive psychology and related disciplines; or studies of the relationship of human odor perception to biology and genetics of odor receptors are also welcome. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 212-725-2755;;


Graduate Student, Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships�Support for in-residence research in biological and physical sciences, art, history, and social sciences. Fields of research include: American History, American Material and Folk Culture, and the History of Music and Musical Instruments; History of Science and Technology; History of Art, Design, Crafts, and the Decorative Arts; Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnic Studies; Evolutionary, Systematic, Behavioral, Environmental, and Conservation Biology; Earth, Mineral, and Planetary Science; and Materials Characterization and Conservation. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Office of Fellowships, 202-275-0655;;

National Museum of American History�Lemelson Center Fellowships�Support for projects that present creative approaches to study of inventions and innovation in American society (e.g., historical research and documentation projects, exhibitions, conferences, multimedia products, and educational initiatives). Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 202-357-1593;,;


Rockefeller Fellowships in Black Performing Arts--Support for scholars with an interest in the arts whose research examines the character and global influences of black arts and culture with a specific focus on performance; or research which furthers understanding of links between humanities, performance and the arts within the area of black studies, or by placing black performance in a comparative context. Deadline: 1/6/03. Contact: Chi Elliott, 650-723-3054;;;


Guest Scholarships 2003/04�Funding for research and studies in Sweden, for studies within all subjects where Sweden can offer special scientific or academic advantages. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Telephone: 46 8 789 20 00; Fax: 46 8 20 72 48;;


Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants�Support to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. Deadlines: 1/10/03, 9/10/03. Contact: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, 800-729-6686;;


Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Naval Research Laboratory�Specific research interests include: global and mesoscale model development; atmospheric predicability; physical parameterizations; boundary layer processes; air-sea-land interactions; coupled air/land/ocean/ice/wave models; aerosol analysis and prediction; tropical cyclone analysis and prediction; stratospheric dynamics and modeling; wind flows around steep terrain; assimilation of satellite radiance data; assimilation of radar data; variation analysis techniques; analysis and prediction of moisture; massively parallel computing algorithms; satellite data processing and display; multi-sensor satellite data interpretation; expert systems, artificial intelligence; boundary layer refractivity; effects on electormagnetic propagation; analysis and prediction of aviation weather; and data fusion, nowcasting. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 4/15/03, 7/15/03, 10/15/03. Contact: Visiting Scientist Program, 303-497-8649;;


Humanities Institute Faculty Residential Fellowships�Funding for faculty, staff, scholars and writers to conduct advanced work in the humanities. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 860-486-9057;;


Ph.D. Program in the History of American Civilization�Funding for students to participate in a program with an interdisciplinary focus on American artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, literary and social history and especially a commitment to the study of material culture. Areas of study are: American social history and related areas of historical inquiry; American material culture, including decorative and visual arts, architecture, historical geography, interior design, historical landscapes, and technology; and methodologies and content of compatible academic fields outside of history. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: J. Ritchie Garrison, 302-831-8226;;


Visiting Fellowships�Support for students pursuing an advanced degree and scholars engaged in post-doctoral or equivalent research to study at the Library, which has significant holdings of 18th-century British prints, drawings, manuscripts, books and paintings. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 860-284-5025;;


Visiting Fellowship�Funding for scholars to participate in a year-long seminar on the topic �Medicine, Health and Society,� which will explore how various societies�including our own�have understood, experienced, and responded to disease. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Mona C. Frederick, 615-343-6060;;


Olin Institute for Strategic Studies Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships in National Security�In-residence fellowships for work related to security and strategic affairs, particularly research focused on causes and conduct of war, military strategy and history, defense policy and institutions, civil-military relations, and ways in which the U.S. and other societies can provide security in a dangerous world. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: Ann Townes, 617-495-5495;;


Lois F. McNeil Dissertation and Winterthur Research Fellowships�Funding for research in American art, history, material culture, and design, or related topics in British, Continental, or Asian decorative arts and design (e.g., research on preindustrial crafts, Shaker history, and the fine and decorative arts, as well as study of consumerism, foodways, history of everyday life, advertising, women�s lives, travel and tourism, and historical memory. Contact: 302-888-4649;; Deadline: 1/15/03.


Marine Policy Fellowship Program�Support for professionals with a doctoral degree or equivalent for research on economic, legal, and political issues that arise from use of the world�s oceans. Areas of research include measurement and conservation of biological diversity; valuation of improved weather and climate forecasting; fish ecology and fish stock dynamics; fisheries management and bycatch policy; aquaculture development and policy; marine transportation technology, safety, and liability; ocean exploration technology and historic shipwrecks management; sources of productivity change in the marine sector; and local, national, and international efforts to control land-based marine pollution. The fields of economics, law, statistics, public policy, natural resources management, and international relations are preferred, but strong applications from other relevant fields are welcome. Deadline: 1/15/03. Contact: 508-289-2219;;

Postdoctoral Scholar Awards�Fellowships in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, biology, and oceanography. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 12/1/02. Contact: See above.

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

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