41, NUMBER 17: DECEMBER 19, 2003
Dale Morrison will speak at winter commencement Dec.
• Nurse anesthetists pass national
• Barnes & Noble hosts book
• Book discussions, forums focus
on American Indian Experience
hosts enemy alien internment exhibition
workshops listed for Jan. 5-9
• Employees may enroll in
courses at low cost
• Student employment
• Remembering Lila
• Nutrition tip of the week
• “31 Days of Glory” raffle winners
November grant recipients named
• Research, grant opportunities listed
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
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.
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.
& 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.
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
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
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
• 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
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.
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:
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
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
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.
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.
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.
The printing center will be closed Friday, Dec. 26. We will open
Monday, Dec. 29. – Lowell Brandner, printing 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,
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 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.
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
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.
employment information provided
Student job listings for spring semester will be posted beginning
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
– Dennis Junk, student financial aid office.
Lila Tabor, associate professor emerita of psychology, died Dec.
5. Her obituary was published in last week’s University
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
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.
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.
• 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, email@example.com.
– Brenda Kerr, wellness center dietitian.
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.
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
– William Gosnold, interim director, research and program
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
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;
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (ABMRF)
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; email@example.com; http://www.abmrf.org/grants.htm.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
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; firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com; http://www.aauw.org/fga/awards/raes.cfm.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (AMS)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL
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;
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.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
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; email@example.com; http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/Fr04-05.html.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_biomarkers.html.
GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
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;
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04.
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA
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;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
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; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-008.html.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-02-003.html.
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
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; email@example.com; 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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN
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; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
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; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-03-003.html,
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
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).
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:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
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; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-002.html.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-166.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
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;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-013.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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;
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;
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;
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com;
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (NMSS)
ment, care, and rehabilitation. Contact: Timothy Coetzee, 212-476-0478;
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org//Research-jrfaculty.asp.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
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;
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; email@example.com; 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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
OAK RIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION (ORISE)
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; email@example.com;
SANDLER PROGRAM FOR ASTHMA RESEARCH
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.sandlerresearch.org/.
-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.
SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SEXUALITY (SSSS)
Student Research Grants are awarded to students enrolled in degree-granting
programs who are doing sexuality research. Contact: lsa Lottes,
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04.
UDALL FOUNDATION, MORRIS K.
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; email@example.com;
UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (USADA)
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;
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH (UCAR)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
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; email@example.com;
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, firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html#dates.
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