The University Record, June 10, 1998

Research Reporter

FY99 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

The Department of Defense announces the FY99 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) (BAA 98-5). The program is administered through the Army Research Office (http://www.aro.army.mil/index.htm), the Office of Naval Research (http://www.onr.navy.mil), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (http://www.afosr.af.mil/) and the Science and Technology Directorate of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (http://www.acq.osd.mil./bmdo/bmdolink/html/intro.htm). The grants will be for the purchase of major research equipment costing more than $50,000, but not exceeding $1,000,000, to support research in the technical areas of interest to the agencies. Deadline: Aug. 20. Descriptions of research areas are at the above Web sites. Contact: Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or neilgerl@umich.edu.

 

Regional Earth Science Applications Center

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration solicits proposals for the establishment of Regional Earth Science Applications Centers (NRA 98-OES-06) designed to apply remote sensing and attending technologies to well-defined problems and issues of regional significance. The NRA is available at: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/ese/nra/nra98oes06/index.html. Deadline: July 8. Contact: Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or neilgerl@umich.edu.

 

NASA STI Bulletin Is Now Online

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration STI Bulletin is now online and will no longer be available in print form. You can receive automatic notification when each issue is published by subscribing to the STI Bulletin listserv at: http://www.sti.nasa.gov/Pubs/Bulletin/bulintro.htm.

 

Urban Systemic Initiatives Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals to conduct assessment and accountability studies of the Urban Systemic Initiatives (USI) program and the Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSI) program. The primary objective of these two programs is a sustainable implementation of high-quality, standards-based teaching across each awardee system in order to increase student achievement in the learning of challenging mathematics and science. Given the emphasis on outcomes engendered by the Government Performance and Results Act, NSF plans to support evaluative studies of the outcomes and impacts of the USI and RSI programs that include baseline information. Deadline: July 1. Contact David Plawchan, 764-7237, or davedrda@umich.edu, or visit the Web site: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/Pubs/USI-RSI-Eval.htm.

 

Statewide Systemic Initiatives Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals that will study the impacts of the Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI). The SSI program consists of three cohorts of five-year awards in which states were expected to broaden the impact, accelerate the pace and increase the effectiveness of improvements in science and mathematics education at the K-12 level. Given the emphasis on outcomes engendered by the Government Performance and Results Act, NSF plans to support projects that will include baseline information and effectively measure and substantiate the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the SSI program. Deadline: July 1. Contact David Plawchan, 764-7237, or davedrda@umich.edu or visit the Web site: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/REC/Pubs/SSI-Impact.htm.

 

National Endowment for the Arts Programs

The U.S. National Endowment for the Arts has two more grant deadlines for 1998. The Heritage & Preservation Program deadline is Aug. 3 and the Education & Access Program deadline is Sept. 14. Only one application may be submitted per organization. Each college, school, institute, museum or center of the University that meets the qualifications for an organization will need to review proposals internally before submitting to DRDA. Contact Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354, or visit the NEA Web site: http://arts.endow.gov/Guide/Orgs99/First.html.