The University Record, October 2, 1995

Research Reporter

NSF Initiates New Grant Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new grant program in Institution-Wide Reform of Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology: Progress Based on Performance (NSF 95-127). This program will make awards to institutions to help effect institution-wide, systemic reform to improve undergraduate education in the areas indicated. Each institution of higher education is eligible to submit one proposal, signed by the president. Pre-proposals from University units, departments, and faculty for this competition should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research by Oct. 9. The deadline for the University to submit a letter of intent to the NSF is Nov. 3. The final submission deadline for this round of competition is Dec. 4, 1995. For a copy of the University’s guidelines to submit a pre-proposal, call David Plawchan, 764-7237.

Defense Women’s Health Research Program

Approximately $20 million is available for extramural research efforts on issues of importance to the health and performance of service women. Proposals are sought in four broad areas: Operational Effectiveness for Mission Accomplishment, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Psychological Research Problems, and Access to and Delivery of Health Care. Proposed research relevant to these areas should focus on issues that are unique to military women, especially prevalent among military women or related to the ability of military women to perform their mission responsibilities. Deadline: Nov. 15. For a copy of the program announcement (UM-2094), call Neil Gerl, 763-6438.

U.S. Army Strategic Outreach Program

The Strategic Outreach Program is designed to prompt academic thought and discussion between the Army and those outside the Army who are interested in national security policy. The outreach program will provide a range of Army resources from subject matter experts to speak, present papers and chair/participate in panels, to hosting or cosponsoring conferences. For a copy of the Broad Agency Announcement (DABT 43-95-R-BAA1) that lists many of the cosponsor interests, call Neil Gerl, 763-6438.

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announces funding for the 1996 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) for the Department of Defense. DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of universities to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment in specific research areas. For a copy of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA 95-5) that lists the 23 research areas, call Neil Gerl, 763-6438. Deadline: Jan. 5.

Proposals Sought—Advanced Technology Demonstrations

The Navy is soliciting concept proposals for Advanced Technology Demonstrations (ATDs) as candidates for the FY 98 ATD program. The goal of the ATD program is to demonstrate, in an operational context, high-risk/high-payoff technologies that could significantly impact future warfighting or warfighting support capabilities. Deadline: Nov. 29. For a copy of the program announcement (UM 2081), call Neil Gerl, 763-6438.