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Dale Morrison will speak at winter commencement Dec. 19
Nurse anesthetists pass national exam
Barnes & Noble hosts book signing
Book discussions, forums focus on American Indian Experience
Museum hosts enemy alien internment exhibition
U2 workshops listed for Jan. 5-9
ConnectND corner
Holiday hours listed
Employees may enroll in courses at low cost
Student employment information provided
Remembering Lila Tabor
Nutrition tip of the week
“31 Days of Glory” raffle winners announced

November grant recipients named
Research, grant opportunities listed


Dale Morrison will speak at winter commencement Dec. 19

Dale Morrison, former CEO of Campbell Soup Co., will give the main address at winter commencement, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Dale Morrison is a global business executive who is known for his skill in building consumer brands and businesses. He began his career at General Foods in 1972, where he held various positions in both sales and marketing with brands such as Kool Aid, Log Cabin, Gravy Train, and Country Time.

In 1981, he joined PepsiCo Inc., where he had general management assignments in both Pepsi soft drinks and Frito-Lay snack foods.

Morrison joined the Campbell Soup Company in 1995 as president of their Pepperidge Farm business and in 1997 was named chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company.
He is currently a partner with Fenway Partners, a New York private equity firm that manages a capital pool of $1.4 billion. The firm owns Simmons mattresses, Harry Winston jewelers, Aurora Foods and Riddell sports equipment, among others. He is also a board member for several U.S. businesses.

A native of Milton, N.D., Morrison earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University in 1971 and an honorary degree in 1999. He is a member of the University’s Alumni Association and Foundation Boards of Directors. He and his wife Barbara live in Princeton, N.J. They have two children.


Nurse anesthetists pass national exam

All 12 nurse anesthetists who graduated with Master of Science degrees in August have successfully passed the national certification examination – eight of them attaining the maximum possible score, according to Rick Brown, who directs the nurse anesthesia specialization program. Brown said the other four students scored well above the national average.

And 11 of the 12 have chosen to practice in North Dakota, specifically Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and Dickinson, said Brown. “This enables hospitals in these locations to continue to offer high quality surgical, obstetrical, and emergency care, all of which require competent and professional anesthesia services provided by nurse anesthetists,” he said.


Barnes & Noble hosts book signing

Barnes & Noble University Bookstore will host an author signing Saturday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tony Bender, author of Prairie Beat, Loons in the Kitchen, and Great and Mighty Da Da, will sign books and give a reading.

– Marie Chaput, trade manager, UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore.


Book discussions, forums focus on American Indian Experience

Beginning in January and leading up to the 34th annual UND Indian Association powwow in April, the University has scheduled two book discussions and three forums on the topic of “Exploring the American Indian Experience.”
The events, sponsored by the American Indian Programs Council and a number of campus and community entities, are free of charge and open to the public. The schedule:

• Jan. 22 and Feb. 23: discussion of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey, by Joe Starita, 7 to 9 p.m. in Barnes & Noble University Bookstore. Birgit Hans, associate professor of Indian studies, will discuss this account of four generations of an American Indian family from South Dakota that, according to critics, offers a unique glimpse into Lakota culture from the 1870s to the 1990s.

• Jan. 29: community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald community room. Jim Grijalva, associate professor of law, will discuss “Current Issues in Indian Country,” which range from state-tribal jurisdictions and demographics to treaties and gambling casinos.

• April 1: community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Brian Gilley, assistant professor of Indian studies, and Russ McDonald, associate research director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, both of whom will be involved in the 34th UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the Hyslop Sports Center, will explain the role of tradition in modern powwows. Dancers and musicians will perform and explain the significance of various aspects of the powwow and of American Indian dancing.

More information on the events and availability of the Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.

– Dawn Botsford, vice president for student and outreach services office.


Museum hosts enemy alien internment exhibition

The North Dakota Museum of Art is bringing its exhibition “Snow Country Prison: Interned in North Dakota” to the Museum Feb. 29 to April 11. The show, curated by director Laurel Reuter, opened at the original internment camp in Bismarck in early October at the old Fort Lincoln, now home of United Tribes Technical College. The University community is encouraged to integrate the exhibition and opening symposium into their class work.

The exhibition features historic photos and murals of the camp, floor-to-ceiling cloth banners imprinted with images of people interned there, and wall text drawn from the haiku poems of one of the Japanese internees, Itaru Ina, the father of Dr. Satsuki Ina, a consultant to the exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of the internment experience of German and Japanese nationals, as well as Japanese American citizens deemed “enemy aliens” following the renunciation of their citizenship during World War II.

In 1941 the U.S. Justice Department converted Fort Lincoln from a surplus military post into an internment camp to detain people arrested in the United States as enemy aliens. Over its five-year operation as a camp, the Bismarck facility housed about 1,500 men of German nationality, and over 1,800 of Japanese ancestry. The first group of Japanese and German men were arrested by the FBI in the days immediately after Pearl Harbor. The arrests were done under the authority of the Alien Enemies Act, and these so-called “enemy aliens” were removed from their homes, primarily on the West Coast and East Coast, and sent to camps in isolated parts of the country.

In conjunction with the opening on Sunday, Feb. 29, there will be a symposium Monday, March 1. Several Japanese Americans and German Americans will reminisce about their incarceration at Ft. Lincoln 60 years ago. They will be joined by several scholars including:

• Dr. Satsuki Ina, a licensed family therapist and founder of the Family Study Center, Sacramento, CA. She is a retired professor from California State University, Sacramento, and producer of “Children of the Camps,” a PBS documentary about the experiences of six children confined to internment camps during World War II. Her father was interned at Fort Lincoln while she, her brother, and mother were incarcerated in a War Relocation Authority camp in Tule Lake. She is currently making a film drawn from her parents’ correspondence during those years.

• John Christgau, author of Enemies: World War II Alien Internment, based on the stories of Ft. Lincoln internees. Published 20 years ago, Enemies is recognized as the first book on the Enemy Alien Program, and a key volume in the history of North Dakota. Christgau, a native of Crookston, Minn., is the author of six books and a part-time English professor in California.

• Karen Ebel, an attorney, is an activist instrumental in bringing to public attention the story of German alien internment during World War II. She was the driving force behind the introduction of federal legislation aimed at studying the wartime treatment of aliens. She will discuss enemy alien issues and tell the story of her father, Max Ebel, a Fort Lincoln internee.

• Isao Fujimoto, a long-time professor at the University of California Davis, founded the Asian American Studies program and the UC Davis graduate program in community development. An activist for the nurturing of civil societies, Dr. Fujimoto has had a special interest in the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. At a recent Enemy Alien exhibition in Sacramento, Dr. Fujimoto read excerpts from letters between his father and himself while his father was confined at the Missoula camp.

The Museum welcomes University class participation during the symposium and throughout the exhibition. Call 777-4195 for additional information.

The 16-page tabloid published to be used as a handout during the exhibition is available for those wishing for more information about the exhibition and the story of Fort Lincoln.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


U2 workshops listed for Jan. 5-9

Below are U2 workshops for Jan. 5-9. Visit our web site for additional workshops in January and February.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect (instructor led): Jan. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room B320B, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Presenter: Gerry Nies.

Defensive Driving: Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Jan. 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will provide information on what bloodborne pathogens are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire Moen.

The Hiring Process at UND and How to Reference Check: Jan. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

International Employees and Non-Immigration Issues: Jan. 6, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Annex Room, International Center. Workshop will familiarize officials responsible for hiring international employees with Federal non-immigration requirements concerning employment at UND. Workshops will discuss visa eligibility requirements, various visa possibilities, and procedures for obtaining the appropriate visa. Presenter: Will Young (international programs).

The Write Way Beyond Spell Check, Practical and Profitable Grammar, Usage, and Proofreading for the Professional: Jan. 8 and 15, 8 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union or Feb. 10 and 17, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee: $69 (includes reference book and refreshments). In today’s information society, instant communication (cell phone, fax, or e-mail) is not necessarily effective communication. Accurate, precise, and informative communications are more important than ever. Proper grammar and usage can affect your bottom line. Your language skills, whether oral or written, should be a tool and not a hindrance in attracting and retaining customers.

Participants will learn how to write sentences that have an impact, how and when to use who and whom or affect and effect, how to avoid spelling and punctuation errors, how to correct pronunciation problems, and much more. Presenter: Teresa Seibel (English).

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Find out what your responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Don’t Get Burned . . .: Jan. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.

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

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ConnectND corner

Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will replace the current administrative system. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Payroll information provided

The higher education executive steering committee voted in September 2002 to move all the University system to a semi-monthly payroll cycle with an eight-day lag period. Thus, at the Mayville State University, Valley City State University and NDUS office pilot sites, employees are now paid on the 8th for work conducted the 16th through the 31st of the previous month, and paid on the 23rd for the 1st through the 15th of the month.

Based on the pilot campus experience, both the human resource and administrative councils are recommending that the chancellor’s cabinet change it to a 15-day lag, as originally recommended by the ConnectND payroll team. The NDUS administrative affairs council voted 9-2 on Dec. 2 to support a human resource council recommendation favoring a 15-day lag. The issue will be discussed by the executive steering committee, which will make a recommendation for consideration Dec. 17 by the chancellor’s cabinet.

NDUS paycheck procedures approved

In conjunction with ConnectND implementation next summer, the University System will centralize the payroll processing procedures of payroll calculation and accounts payable interface.

Centralizing these two additional payroll processes within the Higher Education Computer Network (HECN) will be more efficient for the use of PeopleSoft systems. The HECN already performs many payroll functions (e.g., general ledger interface) within the legacy system. Procedures that involve direct employee contact (e.g., paycheck printing and distribution) will continue to be decentralized and handled by the campuses to maximize customer service and accuracy.

The issues had been discussed several years ago and the PeopleSoft implementation made the review timely. No savings in campus human resource management staff will be realized.

– Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.


Holiday hours listed

Christmas Eve afternoon, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day are holidays
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at noon, Thursday, Dec. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 1, will be observed as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. – John Ettling, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

Chester Fritz Library:
Holiday hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, closed; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed); Friday, Jan. 2, through Monday, Jan. 12, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law library:
Holiday hours for Thormodsgard Law Library are: Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25, closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26-27, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1, closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, closed; Monday, Jan. 12, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (regular hours resume). – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Health sciences library:
Holiday hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 28, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 11, closed.
Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 12. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

Printing center:
The printing center will be closed Friday, Dec. 26. We will open Monday, Dec. 29. – Lowell Brandner, printing center.

Women’s center:
The women’s center will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 4. If you need assistance, please contact the dean of students office at 777-2664. – May Mendick, director, women’s center.

Hyslop Sports Center:
Holiday hours for Hyslop Sports Center are:
Track only: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25, closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1, closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pool, lap swimming: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday through Sunday, Dec 24-28, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 1-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, closed (phone number for pool hours update, 777-2739).

Wellness center: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 5:30 a.m. to noon; the wellness center will close at noon Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 9, for extensive cleaning, wood floor refurbishing, carpet cleaning and vendor preventative maintenance on the equipment. They will be open Saturday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 11, from noon to 8 p.m.

MPR gym: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25, closed; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1, closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3 and 4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Racquetball courts: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25, closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1, closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, closed. No reservations will be taken; courts are first come, first serve.

University Letter:
University Letter will not be published Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. The next University Letter will be dated Jan. 9. The deadline for submitting items for publication is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.


Employees may enroll in courses at low cost

For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, May 16, for the 12-week summer courses, Friday, June 20, for the eight-week course, and Friday, Aug. 15, for the fall semester.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit!

-- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.


Student employment information provided

Student job listings for spring semester will be posted beginning Jan. 7.

Starting in January, federal work-study job postings will only be available on the web at www.und.edu/employment. Federal work-study jobs will no longer be posted on the board outside of the student financial aid office.

Students with a new federal work study award must pick up a certification card prior to seeking employment. Cards will be available at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, Jan. 9-21, during regular bookstore hours.

– Dennis Junk, student financial aid office.


Remembering Lila Tabor

Lila Tabor, associate professor emerita of psychology, died Dec. 5. Her obituary was published in last week’s University Letter.
Following is a remembrance from a fellow faculty member.

Professor Tabor was a great friend. She was often one of the grownups taking care of the rest of us, and we all knew her as responsible and nurturant. But she was remarkable in so many ways that one might not notice at first.

Lila was at the turbulent midpoint of her life before she ever went to college. Once in graduate school at UCSB, she and a friend headed south, suddenly, on an odyssey that Jack Kerouac would have liked. This, too, was Lila. She composed a limerick during that adventure:

Topolobampo is built on a hill;
its streets are exceedingly narrow.
If you take a wrong turn,
as you certainly will,
It inevitably leads to harrow.

Topolobampo is a small seaport of about 7,000 on the desert mainland coast of the Sea of Cortez.

An image she remembered from that trip was of a man on horseback they met by a gate. Afterward, as they drove off, they looked back to see the horse rearing up, and the rider silhouetted in the setting sun waving his hat to them. Adios.

– Bill Schwalm, physics.


Nutrition tip of the week

Healthy eating during the holidays
• Most foods can fit.
• Focus on increasing fruits and vegetables.
• Drink plenty of water.
• Secret to success: moderation and balance.

Holiday parties:
• Never skip meals.
• Eat a healthy snack before the party.
• Make only one trip to the buffet table.
• Be selective; keep portions small.
• Limit or avoid high calorie beverages.
• Skip the fried foods.
• Be realistic. Now is not the time to try to lose weight. Simply try to maintain through the holidays.
• Forget the “all or nothing” attitude.
• Have fun!

Lifesteps weight management class begins in January. More details to come, but you can e-mail me with questions, brennakerr@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Brenda Kerr, wellness center dietitian.


“31 Days of Glory” raffle winners announced

Recent winners of the “31 Days of Glory” Staff Senate raffle are: Thursday, Dec. 11, Don Palmiscno (off campus), Friday, Dec. 12, University Federal Credit Union staff; Saturday, Dec. 13, Linda Hendrickson (Conflict Resolution Center); Sunday, Dec. 14, Marshall Anderson (off campus); Monday, Dec. 15, Dennis Elbert (College of Business); Tuesday, Dec. 16, Sharon Morgan (off campus).

Proceeds from the sale of these raffle tickets go toward funding scholarships for dependents of UND staff attending the University. Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and continues to support UND Staff Senate and all our programs.

– Tanya Northagen (student and outreach services), vice president/president elect, Staff Senate.


November grant recipients named

The Office of Research and Program Development congratulates faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during November.

Anthropology: Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences: Michael Poellot; biochemistry and molecular biology: Roxanne Vaughan; business and public administration: Dennis Elbert; rural health: Susan Offutt; communication sciences and disorders: Wayne Swisher; EERC: Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Tera Berland, Donald Cox, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands, Kevin Galbreath, John Gallagher, Doug Hajicek, David Hassett, Loreal Heebink, John Hurley, Jason Laumb, Donald McCollor, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Nicholas Ralston, Jaroslav Solc, Michael Swanson, James Tibbetts, Ronald Timpe; geology and geological engineering: Philip Gerla; mechanical engineering: Scott Tolbert; pediatrics: Larry Burd; pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics: Johathan Geiger; physical therapy: Peg Mohr; Regional Weather Information Center: Leon Osborne; teaching and learning: Anne Walker; children’s center and child care services: Jo-Anne Yearwood.

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


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.

Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology (THQIT) Implementation Grants–Support for organizational and community-wide implementation and diffusion of health information technology and to assess the extent to which it contributes to measurable and sustainable improvements in patient safety, cost and overall quality of care. Deadlines: 2/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/22/04 (Application). Contact: Scott Young, 301-427-1580; SYOUNG@AHRQ.GOV; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-011.html.

Research Project Grant–Support for interdisciplinary research in the biological, medical, epidemiological, behavioral, and social sciences on the use and prevention of misuse of alcoholic beverages. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04. Contact: Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, 410-821-7066, ext. 11; info@abmrf.org; http://www.abmrf.org/grants.htm.

Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Awards honor women for a lifetime of outstanding research, teaching, publication, and impact on women in their profession and community. Contact: Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, 1-800-326-2289; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/awards/fdss.cfm. Deadline: 2/10/04.

Recognition Awards for Emerging Scholars recognize early professional achievement of an untenured woman scholar who has a record of exceptional accomplishments and shows promise of future distinction. Deadline: 2/10/04. Contact: AAUW Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars, 800-326-2289; emergingscholar@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/awards/raes.cfm.

AMS/Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships are awarded to students entering their first year of graduate study who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Candidates currently studying chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences are also encouraged to apply. Deadline: 2/13/04. Contact: Donna Fernandez, 617-227-2426, ext. 246; dfernand@ametsoc.org; http://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/index.html.

Humanities Fellowship Program–Support for American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater; or to participate in conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, etc. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 8/1/04. Contact: Asian Cultural Council, 212-812-4300; acc@accny.org; http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/programs.html.

John D. Rockefeller 3rd Awards support individuals who have made a significant contribution to the understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: See above.

Early Career Principal Investigator Program in Applied Mathematics, Collaboratory Research, Computer Science, and High-Performance Networks (DE-FG01-04ER04-05)--Support for scientists and engineers early in their careers. Deadline: 2/10/04. Contact: Samuel J. Barish, 301-903-5800; sam.barish@science.doe.gov; http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/Fr04-05.html.

Application of Biomarkers to Environmental Health and Risk Assessment–Support for studies to validate, interpret, and apply currently known biomarkers to environmental health and risk assessment. Use of multiple biomarkers that can fill knowledge gaps across different points of the exposure-dose-effect continuum and be applied in a clinical setting is of special interest. Contact: Kacee Deener, 202-564-8289; deener.kathleen@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_biomarkers.html. Deadline: 2/11/04.

Reproductive Health and Rights Grants support projects to improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care for women and adolescents, and efforts to increase awareness and action around issues of reproductive health, sexuality, and reproductive choices with priority given to organizations working with underserved communities and populations whose reproductive health and rights are most impacted by poverty. Contact: Lani Shaw, 970-920-6834; lani@generalservice.org; http://www.generalservice.org/Reproductive%20Health.htm. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04.

M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D., Summer Research Fellowships support research in residence at the Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine. Applicants may be scholars, students, or general researchers. The collections have strengths in the history of women in medicine, nursing, medical missionaries, and the American Medical Women’s Association. Contact: Joanne Grossman, 215-842-4700; archives.med@drexel.edu; http://med.library.drexel.edu/archives/fellowship.pdf. Deadline: 2/1/04.

Integrative Cancer Biology Programs–Support to establish research programs in integrative cancer biology, to bring together cancer biologists and scientists from fields such as mathematics, physics, information technology, imaging sciences, and computer science to work on a common cancer biology problem. Contact: Dan Gallahan, 301-435-5226; dg13w@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-013.html. Deadlines: 2/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/13/04 (Application).

Rapid Access to Intervention Development (RAID)–Support to assist translation to the clinic of novel anticancer therapeutic interventions, either synthetic, natural product, or biologic. Awards provide access to the drug development contract resources of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, and may include GMP synthesized material, formulation research, pharmacological methods, or IND-directed toxicology, for support of an investigator-held IND application and clinical trials. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Office of Associate Director, 301-496-8720; raid@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/docs/raid/raid_pp.html.

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and other Congenital Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes–Support for research into the genetics and basic mechanisms of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and other rare inherited bone marrow failure syndromes that have received little attention from the research community. Deadlines: 2/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/17/04 (Application). Contact: Pankaj Qasba, 301-435-0050; qasbap@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-008.html.

Opportunity to Propose Organisms for Genomic Sequencing–Visit the website below for information on the process the NHGRI has implemented to encourage focusing on scientific issues to be addressed by new sequence data. This process allows investigators, sequencers, and the NHGRI to participate in selection of new organisms for genomic sequencing. Deadlines: 2/10/04, 6/10/04, 10/10/04. Contact: Jane Peterson, 301-496-7531; jane_peterson@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-02-003.html.

Clinical Study Planning Grant–Support for large-scale clinical research projects, including randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Natalie Kurinij, 301-451-2020; nxk@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-051.html.

Clinical Vision Research Development Award–Support to develop expertise of staff and acquire resources necessary to enhance clinical vision research programs. Awards are intended to strengthen interactions among clinicians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, and other clinical trial specialists to facilitate design and conduct of clinical research projects, such as development of coordinating center capabilities. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-050.html.

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program–Support for research related to occupational safety and health as well as projects aimed at reducing injury and illness in construction, transportation, agriculture, mining, and health care. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Susan B. Board, 404-498-2512; sboard@cdc.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-030.html.

Small Grant Program for New Investigators–Support for pilot research, on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and injuries, that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant. Deadlines: 2/24/04, 6/24/04, 10/22/04. Contact: Alan N.Moshell, 301-594-5017; alan_n_moshell@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-002.html.

Short Programs for Interdisciplinary Research Training–Support to develop new, short, interdisciplinary training programs for scientists at all levels of their careers. Programs can involve varying ratios of didactic and research training, but should include both. Deadlines: 1/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/11/04 (Application). Contact: Betsy Wilder, 301-594-7717; ew136e@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-003.html.

Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Grants Program–Support for administrative structure, scientific leadership, and shared equipment for multidisciplinary groups of scientists with programs in environmental health. Deadline: 2/1/04. Contact: Gwen Collman, 919-541-4980; collman@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-03-003.html, http://www.niehs.nih.gov/centers/.

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates–Support for cross-training of undergraduate students in quantitative and physical sciences by providing opportunities to take part in mentored research experiences with NIH-supported biomedical investigators. Contact: Hinda

Zlotnik, 301-594-3900; Zlotnikh@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-03-010.html. Deadlines: 1/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/17/04 (Application).

Research on Quality of Care for Mental Disorders–Support for mental health researchers to question current conceptualizations and assessments of quality, work collaboratively with social and behavioral scientists, including those who study organizations and marketing, develop conceptualizations that can be measured and are reliable and valid within or across populations, and design studies of quality that can lead to improvements in how mental health services are delivered. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Karen Anderson Oliver, 301-443-3364; koliver1@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-145.html.

Administrative Supplements for DNA Microarray Analysis–Support for gene expression profiling experiments on the nervous system. This program is intended to facilitate access to DNA microarray analysis for peer-reviewed projects that have specific aims for which microarray analysis will provide clearly relevant data. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; tm208y@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-002.html. Deadline: 2/17/04.

Reducing Stroke Disparities Through Risk Factor Self-Management–Support for empirical research regarding interventions relating to self-management of risk factors for first and recurrent stroke among members of minority populations. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Ronnie D. Horner, 301-496-2581; rh266m@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-166.html.

Health Communication Research: Improved Strategies–Support for research into the creation, development, and evaluation of health information in one or more mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. Deadlines: 1/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/13/04 (Application). Contact: Amy M. Donahue, 301-402-3458; amy_donahue@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DC-03-001.html.

Medications Development for Cannabis-Related Disorder--Support for clinical trials to test potential medications in humans, and preclinical development of new chemical entities (NCEs) for advancement to the clinical development stage. Applications may focus on the pharmacotherapy of cannabis abuse and may target one or various CRDs or clinical manifestations of the disorders. Contact: Iván D. Montoya, 301-443-8639; imontoya@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-014.html. Deadlines: 2/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/23/04 (Application).

Prevention Research for the Transition to Adulthood–Support for studies focused on this transitional period that test efficacy of interventions to prevent and/or reduce drug use, abuse, and related problems including HIV-risk behaviors. Deadlines: 2/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/23/04 (Appication). Contact: Susan E. Martin, 301-402-1533; smartin@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-013.html.

Ancillary Studies to Obesity-Related Clinical Trials–Support for ancillary studies investigating obesity-related research questions. Studies will vary depending upon the parent cooperative agreement and may include investigation of the genetic and environmental factors underlying obesity, the pathogenesis of obesity and associated co-morbidities, surrogate markers or biomarkers for obesity-related disease and therapeutic effects of interventions, and new technologies for measurement of diet, physical activity and energy balance. Deadlines: 2/19/04, 10/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/19/04, 11/19/04 (Application). Contact: Barbara Harrison, 301-594-8858; bh72k@nih.gov;

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 diabetes. Deadlines: 1/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/20/04 (Application). Contact: James F. Hyde, 301-594-7692; jh486z@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-019.html.

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG)–Support for multidisciplinary research that applies an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Richard E. Swaja, 301-451-6771; swajar@nibib.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-011.html.

Establishing the Precursors of the Metabolic Syndrome in Children--Support for research to determine whether precursors of the metabolic syndrome are different in children than in adults and whether there are unique pathophysiological factors operating in the pediatric population. Contact: Gilman Grave, 301-496-5593; graveg@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-033.html. Deadlines: 2/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/16/04 (Application).

Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes–Support for basic and clinical studies to enhance understanding of how the brain and other critical tissues sense and respond to hypoglycemia; delineate effects of hypoglycemia on brain function; and develop improved methodologies to prevent hypoglycemia, based on an understanding of physiological glucose sensing and counterregulation. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021; bl99n@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-017.html. Deadlines: 1/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/20/04 (Application).

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research–Support for clinicians to have protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; nell_armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-005.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Support to establish Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Centers of Excellence to conduct basic or clinical research or proportions of each that are appropriate for the research objectives. Emphasis is on multi-disciplinary and collaborative studies that can best be

carried out in a Center setting. Studies might include, but are not limited to, epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis or treatment of PD and related disorders. Contact: Eugene J. Oliver, 301-496-5680; eo11c@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-004.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.

Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Programs–Support to establish programs for early career development of doctoral-level clinical researchers, from a variety of disciplines, engaged in all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small- and large-scale clinical investigations and trials, and epidemiologic and natural history studies. Contact: Robert Star, 301-594-7717; Robert.Star@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-006.html. Deadlines: 2/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/23/04 (Application).

National Cooperative Drug Discovery Groups for the Treatment of Mood Disorders or Nicotine Addiction (NCDDG-MD/NA)–Support to establish long-term partnerships between the NIH, academia, and industry to advance development and testing of new, rationally based mechanism of action medications and treatments for mental disorders and nicotine addiction. Deadlines: 1/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/12/04 (Application). Contact: Linda Brady, 301-443-5288; lbrady@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-009.html.

National Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways–Support for development of highly sensitive tools to measure dynamics of quantity, activity, translocation, or interactions of molecules in cells, with preference for research that has promise to be quantitative, capture information at timescales relevant to the study of pathways and networks, and that has promise to be applied at subcellular resolution. Contact: Douglas M. Sheeley, 301-594-9762; sheeleyd@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-005.html. Deadlines: 2/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/16/03 (Application).

Neuroprotective CNS Barriers in Neurological Diseases–Support to study the neurobiological and cerebrovascular mechanisms through which neuroprotective blood-brain and blood-csf barriers function in healthy and diseased adult, aged and pediatric brains. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Thomas P. Jacobs, 301-496-1431; jacobst@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-165.html.

Novel Genetic Methods to Map Functional Neuronal Circuits and Synaptic Change–Support for development of genetic-based tools to map neuronal interconnectivity, monitor functional changes, or drive functional changes within neuronal circuits as the first step to create integrated genomic and functional connectivity maps of the mammalian nervous system. Deadline: 2/12/04. Contact: Jonathan Pollock, 301-443-6300; jpollock@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-007.html.

Pharmacogenetics of Mood and Anxiety Disorders–Support for studies that correlate responses to drugs used to treat mood or anxiety disorders with genetic variation, and create a valuable knowledge base populated with reliable information that links drug response phenotypes to genotypes. Contact: Steven O. Moldin, 301-443-2037; smoldin@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-001.html. Deadlines: 1/12/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/12/04 (Application).

Progression of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes–Funding for basic and clinical studies to enhance understanding of the effects of type 1 diabetes and its metabolic complications on early development and fast progression of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes. Contact: Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, 301-435-0550; rabadanc@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-013.html. Deadlines: 2/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/24/04 (Application).

Reducing Preterm & Low Birth Weight in Minority Families–Support for collaborative multidisciplinary biobehavioral research that can elucidate mechanisms underlying disparities in pregnancy outcomes as well as interventions to reduce such disparities. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Yvonne Bryan, 301-594-6908; bryany@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-027.html.

Research on Child Neglect–Support to develop programs of child neglect research at institutions that currently have strong research programs in related areas, and to bring the expertise of researchers from the child health, education, and juvenile justice fields into the child neglect research field. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Cheryl A. Boyce, 301-443-0848; cboyce@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-060.html.

Supplements for Methodological Innovations in the Behavioral and Social Sciences–Supplemental support to add a
methodological development component (including research design, data collection techniques, measurement, and data analysis techniques in the social and behavioral sciences) to already-funded NIH research projects. Development of methodology and technology for multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel analytic approaches that integrate behavioral and social science research with biomedical research is particularly encouraged. Deadlines: 1/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/13/04 (Application). Contact: Deborah H. Olster, 301-451-4286; olsterd@od.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-013.html.

Translational Research for Prevention and Control of Diabetes–Support for clinical or behavioral studies to develop and test improved methods of health care delivery to patients with or at risk of diabetes; improved methods of diabetes self management; and cost-effective, community-based strategies to promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Sanford Garfield, 301-594-8803; sg50o@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-153.html.

Translational Research Grants in Behavioral Science–Support to develop collaborative partnerships between scientists who study basic behavioral processes and those who study the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders (including drug abuse and addiction) and the delivery of services to those suffering from those disorders. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-061.html.

Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships (more than 3 years previous postdoctoral training) and Postdoctoral Fellowships support training of fellows in studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance the mission of the society. Studies may be fundamental or applied, nonclinical or clinical, including projects in patient manage

ment, care, and rehabilitation. Contact: Timothy Coetzee, 212-476-0478; timothy.coetzee@nmss.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org/\Research-AdvPostdoc.asp. Deadline: 2/13/04.

Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholarships (Junior Faculty Award)–Funding for independent investigators in an area of the neurosciences related to multiple sclerosis. Deadline: 2/13/04. Contact: Timothy Coetzee, 212-476-0478; timothy.coetzee@nmss.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org//Research-jrfaculty.asp.

Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems—Support for research in: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems; Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles; Genome-Enabled Environmental Science and Engineering; Instrumentation Development for Environmental Activities; and Materials Use: Science, Engineering, and Society. Deadlines and Contact: Vary; see the program announcement at http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03597.

Collaborative Research Resources and Distributed Research Resources - CISE Research Resources (NSF 01-100)–Support for acquisition or development of advanced resources for research and integrated research and education activities, including equipment, instrumentation, software, data repositories, or services. Resources supported are those generally not supported by other programs. Deadline: 2/2/04. Contact: CISE Research Resources Program Director, 703-292-8980; CISERR@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf01100.

Dynamic Systems and Control–Support for research on the fundamental engineering concepts and mathematical theories for modeling, analysis, simulation, and control of complex, nonlinear dynamic systems, including study of new control methods, acoustics, vibrations, and kinematics relationships. Deadline: 2/9/04. Contact: Masayoshi Tomizuka, 703-292-7012; mtomizuk@nsf.gov; http://www.eng.nsf.gov/cms/dsc.htm.

Geoenvironmental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation-- Support for research that will increase geotechnical and geohazards knowledge necessary to mitigate impacts of natural and technological hazards on constructed and natural environments. Research supported includes use of data from laboratory and field experiments to verify design procedures and methodologies, simulation of phenomena, and collection of data from catastrophic events, including rapid-response reconnaissance inspections. Deadline: 2/9/04. Contact: Clifford Astill, 703-292-7004; castill@nsf.gov; http://www.eng.nsf.gov/cms/ghs.htm.

Geomechanics and Geotechnical Systems–Support for research that will increase geotechnical and geohazards knowledge necessary to mitigate the impacts of natural and technological hazards on the constructed and the natural environments. A broad spectrum of research is supported, including the use of data from laboratory and field experiments to verify design procedures and methodologies, simulation of phenomena, and collection of data from catastrophic events, including rapid-response reconnaissance inspections. Deadline: 2/9/04. Contact: Clifford Astill, 703-292-7004; castill@nsf.gov; http://www.eng.nsf.gov/cms/ghs.htm.

Perception, Action and Cognition (SBE—BCS)–Support for research on perception, action and cognition, including development of these capacities, with emphasis on research strongly grounded in theory. Topics include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, motor control, and developmental issues in all topic areas. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: Guy Van Orden, 703-292-8732; gvanorde@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/pd037252/pd037252.html.

Sensor Technologies for Civil and Mechanical Systems–Support for research on acquiring and using information about civil and mechanical systems to improve their safety, reliability, cost, and performance. This including research to extend the knowledge base for development of advanced sensors for solution of inverse problems related to system identification and characterization, and for implementation of real-time, autoadaptive system performance capabilities that use the sensed information. Deadline: 2/9/04. Contact: Masayoshi Tomizuka, 703-292-8360; mtomizuk@nsf.gov; http://www.eng.nsf.gov/cms/dsc.htm.

Short- or Long-Term Fellowships support postdoctoral study in the Library’s holdings which span the history and culture of western Europe from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century and the Americas from the time of first contact between Europeans and Native Americans. Strengths include: European discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Americas; the American West; local history, family history, and genealogy; literature and history of the Midwest, especially the Chicago Renaissance; Native American history and literature; the Renaissance; the French Revolution; Portuguese and Brazilian history; British literature and history; the history of cartography; the history and theory of music; history of printing; and early philology and linguistics. Deadlines and Contact: See the complete announcement at http://www.newberry.org/nl/research/L3rfellowships.html.

The Institute manages a large number of science education and research programs for the Department of Energy (DOE) and others that include research appointments, internships, fellowships, and scholarships–more than 2,500 appointments are made each year. Visit the ORAU website listed below for complete information on the various programs. Contact: Maggie West, 865-576-3424; westm@orau.gov; http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm.

Sandler Program for Asthma Research–Support for investigators not currently studying asthma. Innovation and risk are strongly encouraged. Investigators within the field may apply, but must demonstrate that their proposed work represents a departure from their current and past research. Deadline: 2/10/04. Contact: Christy Artz, 415-514-0730; artzc@sandlerresearch.org; http://www.sandlerresearch.org/.
-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

Student Research Grants are awarded to students enrolled in degree-granting programs who are doing sexuality research. Contact: lsa Lottes, 610-530-2483; http://www.sexscience.org/awards/index.php?category_id=427. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04.

Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowships provide support for dissertation writing in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work. Deadline: 2/3/04. Contact: Melissa Millage, 520-670-5542; millage@udall.gov; http://www.udall.gov/p_fellowships.asp.

Support for research working toward eliminating the use of prohibited performance-enhancing drugs and methods in sports. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 5/1/04, 8/1/04, 11/1/04. Contact: Program Officer, 866-601-2632; webmaster@usantidoping.org; http://www.usantidoping.org/research/how.htm.

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)–Funding for training undergraduate and graduate students who are members of groups that are historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences who are interested in pursuing careers in those sciences, including educational and research opportunities, mentoring, and career counseling and guidance. Related fields include the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science. Deadline: 2/1/04. Contact: SOARS Program Office, 303-497-8622; soars@ucar.edu; http://www.fin.ucar.edu/soars/dirindex.html.

Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud Visiting Scholar/Post-Doctoral Fellow–Support for research on the theme “Arab Culture: Traditions and Transformations.” Contact: Professor Nezar AlSayyad, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 510-642-8208; cmes@uclink4.berkeley.edu; http://ias.berkeley.edu/cmes/programs_files/programs_sultan.html. Deadlines:2/1/04, 2/1/05.

Support for policy-relevant research on employment issues. Research Grants lead to book-length manuscripts; Mini-Grants provide funds for innovative research papers with special funding needs. Deadline: 2/2/04 (3-page summary); 4/12/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: Institute Grant Committee, webmaster@upjohninstitute.org ; http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html#dates.

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