Weekly Bulletin
September 27, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 3

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Shapiro offers fanfare for '03
Prizes reward excellence
Math helps explain protein folding
Macedo to direct program in Law, Public Affairs
Registrar Broh to go to COFHE
Summer labors
Water, water everywhere
ERISA information
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 Council of Learned Societies
(212) 697-1505

October 1. Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for recently tenured scholars; ACLS Fellowships.

October 15. National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China.

November 1. Chinese fellowships for scholarly development; Contemplative Practice fellowships; fellowships for postdoctoral research in East European studies; fellowships for dissertation research/writing in East European studies.

November 15. Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation fellowships in American art.

American-Scandinavian Foundation
(212) 879-9779

November 1. Awards for study in Scandinavia. Grants and fellowships for up to one year of advanced study or research in any field in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Available to US citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education before summer of 2000, preferably with some ability in language of host country. Awards range from $3,000 to $18,000.

Cancer Research Institute

(212) 688-7515

October 1, April 1. Postdoctoral fellowship in cancer immunology or general immunology. Supports immunological research with special emphasis on tumor immunology. Applicants must have doctoral degree and conduct proposed research under sponsor who holds formal appointment at host institution. Work may be carried out in US or abroad. Stipends are $35,000 to $41,000 for up to three years.

CIES Council for International Exchange of Scholars/Fulbright Scholar Program
(202) 686-8664

November 1. US-Germany International Education Administrators Program; US-Japan International Education Administrators Program; US-Korea International Education Administrators Program; Fulbright German Studies Seminar.

January 1. NATO advanced research fellowships and institutional grants.

Dumbarton Oaks

(202) 339-6940

November 1. 2000-2002 Bliss Prize Fellowship in Byzantine studies. Covers tuition and living expenses for two academic years of graduate study and travel for intervening summer.

November 1. 2000-2001 Fellowships in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies and studies in landscape architecture. Junior fellowships for students who have fulfilled all preliminary PhD requirements, postdoctoral fellowships and summer fellowships for projects to be conducted in residence at Dumbarton Oaks.

November 1. 2000-2001 Project grants support scholarly work in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies and studies in landscape architecture, including archaeological research and recovery, recording and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost. For projects conducted within 2001 fiscal year; awards are normally $3,000 to $10,000.

Energy Foundation
(415) 561-6700

Open deadline. Proposals considered up to 12 weeks before directors' meetings in late June, early November and early March. Grants support initiatives that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in six areas: utilities, buildings, transportation, renewable energy, integrated issues and US Clean Energy Program.

Harry S. Truman Library Institute
(816) 833-0425

October 1, April 1. Research grants enable graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and other researchers to use library's collections for one to three weeks. Awards of up to $2,500 for round-trip travel and lodging expenses.

December 1. Undergraduate student grants for undergraduate students writing college thesis on Truman-related topic to come to the library and conduct research. Award of $1,000 to offset costs for round-trip travel and lodging expenses.

February 1. Dissertation fellowships of $16,000 to support historical scholarship of public career of Harry S. Truman or Truman era.

International Research and Exchanges Board
(202) 628-8188

November 1. Individual advanced research opportunities. Grants for two to 12 months support research by predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars (US citizens or permanent residents) at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Award includes round-trip airfare, stipend and research allowance.

National Humanities Center
(919) 549-0661

October 15. Lilly Fellowships in religion and the humanities. Support one academic year of residential study of religion by senior and postdoctoral humanistic scholars from fields other than religion and theology. Awards are $35,000 to $50,000.

October 15. Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellowship in the History of Modern Medicine. Supports one academic year of residential study by senior scholar whose work concerns history of 20th-century medicine. Award is $35,000.

National Science Foundation


October 4. Multi-user biological equipment and instrumentation resources.

October 25. Postdoctoral research fellowships in microbial biology.

November 1. Postdoctoral research fellowships in biological informatics.

November 5. Biotic surveys and inventories.

November 19. Doctoral dissertation improvement grants.

November 30. Letter of intent for integrated research challenges in environmental biology (deadline January 10).

December 15. Ecology, ecosystem studies, long-term research in environmental biology, population biology, systematic and population biology, and ecological studies.

Computer, Information Sciences

October 1. NSF-CNPq collaborative research opportunities.

November 1. Experimental activities; advanced computational research.

November 5. CISE postdoctoral research associates in experimental computer science.

December 1. Networking research.


November 15. NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowships in science and engineering.


October 14. Formal proposals for advanced technological education.

November 4. Graduate research fellowships.

November 15. Full proposals for informal science.


October 1. Design and integration engineering; manufacturing processes and equipment; operations research and production systems; engineering CAREER supplement requests; US-Japan cooperative research in urban earthquake disaster mitigation; integrative systems; knowledge modeling and computational intelligence; physical foundations of enabling technologies.

December 15. Exploratory research on scalable enterprise systems.


December 1. Preliminary proposals for continental dynamics.


October 1. US Japan cooperative research in urban earthquake disaster mitigation; NSF-CNPq collaborative research opportunities.

Math, Physical Sciences

October 9. Topology and foundations.

October 10. Analysis.

October 15. Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

November 1. Letter of intent for focused research groups in mathematical sciences (deadline December 1).

November 4. Applied mathematics; topology and foundations.

November 13. University-industry cooperative research programs in mathematical sciences.

December 1. Proposals due for focused research groups in mathematical sciences (letter of intent November 1); planetary astronomy; education.

December 4. Computational mathematics.

Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences

November 1. Analysis of science and technology resources: personnel, funding, impacts, outputs and international studies.

Phi Beta Kappa

(202) 265-3808

January 15. Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for French Studies. For unmarried women between 25 and 35 years of age who hold doctorate or have fulfilled all requirements for doctorate except dissertation and are planning to devote full-time work to research during fellowship year that begins September 1, 2000. Award is $20,000.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation
(212) 517-5400

Open deadline. Grants range from $1,000 to $30,000 for one year of support for painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers (not for students or academic study).

School of American Research
(505) 954-7201

November 15. Resident scholar fellowships. For humanists and scientists who have completed their research and analysis and need time to think and write about topics important to understanding of humankind. Tenure is September through May in Santa Fe, NM. Award includes apartment, office, reference library and stipend of up to $30,000.

Stanford Humanities Center
(650) 723-3052

November 15. External faculty fellowships 2000-2001. Junior and senior fellowships for research by members of humanities departments and other scholars interested in humanistic issues who have received PhD on or before September 30, 1997. Award includes up to $25,000 for junior fellowships, $40,000 for senior fellowships; and housing and travel allowance.

UCLA Institute of American Cultures
(310) 206-2557

December 31. 1999-2000 post-doctoral and visiting scholar fellowships in ethnic studies. Support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans or Chicanas/os at four major research centers with awards of $23,000 to $28,000 per year.

University of Pennsylvania
(215) 898-8220

October 15. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities. Residential fellowships of $32,000 for one year support projects in humanistic study and research (except curriculum-building and performing art). Proposals should be related to Style, topic for 2000-2001 academic year of Penn Humanities Forum. Open to untenured scholars awarded PhDs between December 1991 and December 1999.

Zonta International Foundation

(312) 930-5848

November 15. Amelia Earhart Fellowships for women. Award of $6,000 for graduate study in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Applicants must have completed BA and one year of aerospace-related graduate studies at time of award.