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AAS Electronic Announcement #117 -- October 2002

AAS Electronic Announcement #117 -- October 2002

[Mailed from aas.org at 1:05pm 10 OCT 2002]

CONTENTS

  1. SEATTLE MEETING ABSTRACTS DUE
  2. NASHVILLE TOPICAL SESSION PROPOSALS
  3. HEAD MEETING IN MARCH 2003
  4. GEMINI FELLOWSHIP ADDED TO AAS CAREER WEBSITE
  5. TREASURY PROGRAM WORKSHOP FOR HST CYCLE 12
  6. NEW NSF PROPOSAL REQUIREMENT: Criterion 2 Now Required
  7. NSF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM
  8. BOOK DISCOUNT OFFERED TO AAS MEMBERS

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1. SEATTLE MEETING ABSTRACTS
Due: 16 October 2002

201st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
5-9 January 2003 -- Seattle, WA

To present a paper at the Seattle Meeting you must submit an abstract by Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 9pm EDT.

See the online Meeting Announcement for instructions,

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas201/prelim/prelim.html

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2. NASHVILLE TOPICAL SESSION PROPOSALS
Due: 15 November 2002

202nd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
25-29 May 2003 -- Nashville, TN

Details were published in the October Newsletter and are posted online:

http://www.aas.org/meetings/topguide.html

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3. HEAD MEETING IN MARCH 2003

HEAD 2003 - 7th Meeting of the AAS
High Energy Astrophysics Division
March 23-26, 2003, at Mt. Tremblant, Quebec

http://www.westoverconferences.com/HEAD/

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4. GEMINI FELLOWSHIP ADDED TO AAS CAREER WEBSITE

With fall deadlines approaching, we remind members that AAS Career Services maintains a Fellowship website,

http://www.aas.org/career/Fellowshipsetc.html

The website was recently updated to include information on the AURA U.S. Gemini Fellowship Program.

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5. TREASURY PROGRAM WORKSHOP FOR HST CYCLE 12

The recent external review of the HST TAC process (http://www.stsci.edu/resources/tac_assessment)  recommended that the Institute convene a workshop  to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations among scientists interested in proposing for HST Treasury  Programs in Cycle 12. An Advisory Committee has been set up, and a workshop will take place at STScI on 12-14 November 2002. Invited talks will be given which suggest themes that would benefit from Treasury programs, and one day will be devoted to participants forming interest groups led by a convener. The groups will discuss scientific and technical strategies to achieve the objectives outlined in the talks, and those interested will be invited to establish scientific teams to propose for Treasury Programs.

All astronomers interested in submitting Treasury programs for Cycle 12 are invited to attend this workshop. Complete information about the workshop may be found at

http://www.stsci.edu/spd/treasury-workshop.html

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6. NEW NSF PROPOSAL REQUIREMENT: Criterion 2 Now Required

NSF policy now requires that Principal Investigators address both merit review criteria (intellectual merit and broader impact) in separate statements within the one page Project Summary and the Project Description.According to the new Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)

(http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg),

effective October 1, 2002, NSF will return without review proposals that do not separately address both merit review criteria within the Project Summary. The GPG also reiterates that broader impacts resulting from the proposed project must be addressed in the Project Description and described as an integral part of the narrative. Examples illustrating activities likely to demonstrate broader impacts are available electronically on the NSF website at:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf032/bicexamples.pdf.

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7. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

NSF has announced the third year of the Information Technology Research (ITR) program. This Announcement broadly invites innovative fundamental research proposals that address the challenges that face IT or seek advances at the frontiers of science and engineering through the creative and innovative use and further development of IT. While explicit topic categories will not be used in FY 2003, ITR will continue to support new awards in previously targeted areas and will additionally emphasize the fundamental relationship between the acquisition and utilization of knowledge and the information tools needed to acquire, organize, and interpret that knowledge.

The program solicits proposals in three size categories. The deadline for small proposals (up to $500,000) is 12 December 2002; medium proposals (up to $4 million) are due 12 February 2003. Information about the program, including the program announcement (NSF02-168) can be found at

http://www.itr.nsf.gov/.

Please contact Dr. Eileen Friel (703-292-4895; mailto:efriel@nsf.gov) for information about submissions to the Astronomy Division.

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8. BOOK DISCOUNT OFFERED TO AAS MEMBERS

"Heaven and Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye"

Photographic collection from microscopes to telescopes. A coffee-table/photography book for scientists, with introduction by David Malin.

Special offer from Phaidon Press, AAS Members Save 25 percent.

AAS members should order directly from Phaidon if interested.
https://www.phaidon.com/phaidon/2.asp?displayproduct.asp?id=1471

The AAS does not review or endorse books or products. Occasionally we do alert members to the existence of publications which they may not find in any other way and which the staff judges to be of interest. It is not intended as a critical review.

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