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The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients are the researchers behind an algorithm used to match kidney donors to recipients and the discoverers of a bacterium that helped launch the biotech industry.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia has announced the creation of a new and unique fellowship aimed at providing senior female astronomers with the opportunity to visit ICRAR and interact with researchers and graduate students.

The AAS is reaching out to its emeritus members and those who have belonged to the Society for at least 40 years to recognize them for their long-term support and to explore how better to serve them.

The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites observing proposals for the period 1 February - 31 July 2014. Time is available on telescopes at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, Mauna Kea, and other observatories. Deadline: 26 September 2013.

The American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics will jointly sponsor a science policy fellowship at the US Dept. of Education. The selected fellow will spend up to two years working on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education policy and programs. Deadline: 20 September.

The AIP Statistical Research Center's latest publication shows that the representation of women among physics faculty members continues to grow, reaching 14% in 2010. In astronomy-only departments, women account for 19% of faculty.

The National Science Board seeks nominations for its 2014 awards honoring exemplary science leadership and public service. Deadline: 30 October 2013.

NASA invites observing proposals for the Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for the 2014A semester. Deadline: 1 October 2013.

AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.