Weekly Bulletin
March 20, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 20
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Page one news and features
African-American Studies: An intellectual undertaking with "a gigantic literature"
Fellowship winners cross disciplines
Random Acts require some organization

Art Museum appoints new director

Nassau Notes

Grants available


Grants available

Visit the web site for the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) at for information on many funding opportunities, including those listed below. Questions may be directed to Jan Anderson or Lisa Kulp of ORPA (258-3976 or 258-4958). Grant applications are available in limited numbers from ORPA unless otherwise noted.

American Cancer Society (404) 329-7558

April 1 and October 15. Research Scholar Grants. Beginning Investigators: Up to $250,000 a year for four years, renewable for four years, to support basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control or other epidemiologic research projects initiated by investigators in first eight years of independent research careers. Health Services and Health Policy and Outcomes Research: Up to $250,000 a year for four years, renewable for an additional four years. Psychosocial and Behavioral Research: Up to $500,000 a year for five years with option of renewal for five years.

Energy Foundation (415) 561-6700

Open deadline; proposals considered up to 12 weeks before directors' meetings in March, June and November. Grants support initiatives by US non-profit institutions that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in utilities, buildings, transportation, renewable energy and integrated issues.

Franklin Institute Awards 2000 (215) 448-1181

May 30. Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science for outstanding achievement, innovation or training in telecommunications. Award is $250,000.

May 30. Bower Award for Business Leadership for leader of American business or industry related to or supportive of telecommunications.

No deadline. Ben Franklin Medal for outstanding achievement in science and technology.

Fulbright Scholar Awards (202) 686-7877

August 1. US Faculty and Profes-sionals 2001-2002. Awards for lecturing or advanced research in arts and humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, and professional fields such as business, journalism and law, for two months to full academic year. US citizens with PhD or comparable professional experience are eligible. For lecturing, university or college teaching experience is expected; most lecturing assignments are in English.

International Research, Exchanges Board (202) 628-8188

June 1. Short Term Travel Grants. Support travel associated with scholarly projects in humanities and social sciences focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Turkey and Iran. Awards are for up to $3,000 for 14 days for postdoctoral scholars who are US citizens or permanent residents. Notifi-cation occurs approximately August 1.

National Cancer Institute (301) 435-3848

June 1, October 1, February 1. Howard Temin Award. Provides up to five years of support for candidate with research or health professional doctorate or equivalent who has completed at least three years of postdoctoral research at time of award. One to three initial years are to be spent in a mentored environ-ment, followed by transition to unmen- tored independent investigator phase. Candidate must be US national or permanent resident. Award provides salary up to $75,000 plus benefits, and $30,000 to $50,000 per year for expenses.

National Endowment for Democracy / International Forum for Democratic Studies (202) 293-0300

Proposals should be submitted 6 months before requested starting date. Visiting Fellowships. Fellows are in residence in Washington, DC, for three to 10 months, for written or other projects related to democracy. Awards provide stipends and limited expenses, office space, computer facilities, access to library services, and opportunity to interact with other scholars and demo-cratic activists.

National Endowment for Humanities (202) 606-8400

April 15. Humanities Focus.

May 1. Fellowships; Challenge.

July 1. Preservation and Access.

September 1. Collaborative Research.

October 1. Summer Stipends University nomination required; contact ORPA for details.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (202) 501-5610

June 1. Grants support projects by US citizens on papers of US founding fathers; on historical documentation to strengthen nation's archival infra-structure; and on appraisal, preservation, dissemination and access of documen-tary sources in electronic form. Grants range from $5,000 to $250,000.

October 1. Grants support projects by US citizens focusing on protection and accessibility of historically significant records; publication of documentary editions; and methods, tools and training in documentary work. Grants range from $5,000 to $250,000.

National Human Genome Research Institute

April 5, August 5, December 5. Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genomics and Related ELSI Topics. Postdoctoral and senior fellowships support training of scientists and scholars who are US nationals or permanent residents. Areas of interest include ethical, legal and social implications of human genetics research; and genomic analysis, including technology development. Awards range from $26,256 to $41,268, plus institutional allowance.

National Institutes of Health

May 1 and November 15. Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students. Provide up to five years of support for research training leading to PhD, combined MD/PhD or other combined professional doctorate and research degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences or health services research. Open to US nationals or permanent residents; priority consideration for African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders and other racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research nationally. Award includes stipend, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance. Refer to document PA-00-069.

National Inventors Hall of Fame (330) 849-6887

June 1. BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Competition. Supports projects leading to patentable inventions by fulltime university students. Cash prizes of $20,000 will be awarded to students or teams of up to four students and $10,000 to advisers.

National Research Council (202) 334-2658

June 2 and December 8. Governance in Post-Communist Societies. Program supports research travel by US citizens or permanent residents to Central Europe and Former Soviet Union for two to six weeks. Awards range from $2,500 to $4,000. Themes for 2000 competition are Science and Democratization; Organized Crime, Terrorism and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Technology and Industrial Economics. Open to postdoctoral scholars and advanced graduate students if travel and research are directly relevant to dissertation.

National Science Foundation (703) 306-1234


April 10. Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation; Life in Extreme Environments.

April 17. Information Technology Research (full proposals, budgets over $500,000).

June 15. Systematic Biology; Ecological Studies.

July 4. Living Stock Collections.

July 10. Metabolic Biochemistry; Molecular Biochemistry; Molecular Biophysics; Microbial Genetics; Biochemistry of Gene Expression; Biomolecular Structure and Function; Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation; Cellular Organization; Eukaryotic Genetics; Neuroendo-crinology; Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms; Behavioral Neuroscience; Developmental Neuroscience; Sensory Systems; Computational Neuroscience; Animal Behavior; Integrative Animal Biology; Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology; Integrative Plant Biology; Physiology and Ethology; Animal Developmental Mechanisms; Plant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms; Developmental Mechanisms; Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms.

July 12. Biological Databases and Informatics Program.

Computer, Information Sciences

April 3. Terascale Computing System.

April 25. CISE Educational Innovation.


April 10. Life in Extreme Environments; Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation.

April 17. Information Technology Research (full proposals, budgets over $500,000).

May 1. Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education.

Education, Human Resources

April 1. Preliminary proposals for Teacher Enhancement/ESIE Program.

April 14. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathmatics and Engineering Mentoring; National Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library.

April 15. Preliminary proposals for Advanced Technology Education/ESIE Program.

May 1. Preliminary proposals for Instructional Materials Development/ESIE Program; Small Experimental Projects/Program for Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology.

May 11. Alliances for Graduate Education and Professorate.


April 1. Design and Integration Engineering.

April 4. Exploratory Research Related to 1999 Earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan.

April 13. Exploratory Research on Engineering Transport Industries.

May 11. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation: Earthquake Engineering Research Equipment.

May 15. New Technologies for Environment.

May 19. Engineering Sciences for Modeling and Simulation-Based Life-Cycle Engineering.


April 1. Geoscience Education.

May 8. Unidata Equipment.


May 1. Division of International Programs.

Math, Physical Sciences

April 10. Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation; Life in Extreme Environments.

April 17. Information Technology Research (full proposals, budgets over $500,000).

July 3. Department Research Instrumentation for Use by Junior Faculty/Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities.

Polar Programs

April 3. Polar Instrumentation and Technology Development.

Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences

April 17. Information Technology Research (full proposals, budgets over $500,000).

July 1. Physical Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology (Senior research and dissertation research).

July 15. Child Learning and Development; Social Psychology; Linguistics.

American Society for Engineering Education (202) 331-3509

January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows work in Navy laboratory with senior Navy scientists and engineers on projects in variety of technical fields. Awards are $36,000 to $52,000 for one year, renewable for one or two years, for US citizens.

Research Corp. (520) 571-1111

May 1. Research Innovation Awards. Support faculty members in PhD-granting departments of astronomy, chemistry or physics at research universities in US and Canada; first tenure-track position must have begun in preceding or current calendar year. Awards are up to $35,000 for direct expenses only.

May 1, October 1. Research Oppor-tunity Awards. Support tenured scientists seeking to explore new research, nominated by chair of PhD-granting astronomy, chemistry or physics depart-ments. Awards range from $10,000 to $25,000.

September 1. Cottrell Scholars Awards. Support tenure-track assistant professors in PhD-granting departments of astronomy, chemistry or physics; must be in third year of first tenure track position. Award is $50,000.