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NSF and NATO are offering 12-month postdoctoral fellowships for beginning scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers, for US researchers abroad or for visiting scientists at US institutions. Even the history and philosophy of science are included, along with research in science teaching and learning. 14Nov97; . [Fedix OAF!!!, 20Oct97.]

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Graduate International Fellowships are available from the Academy for Educational Development, to allow US students to pursue area and language studies or add an international dimension to their education. This Congressional program is to help US citizens communicate and compete globally. One semester to two years, at $2K/semester for domestic studies and up to $10K overseas. 15Jan97; . [Ibid.]

NSF will award 1,000 3-year Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships of $15K/year. See also Graduate Research Fellowships, Women in Engineering, and Computer and Information Science awards at . Apply by 06Nov97. [Ibid.]

NSF/CISE is offering ten Postdoctoral Awards in Experimental Computer Science, of $42K-$66K over two years. 05Dec97; . [Ibid.]

The updated NSF solicitation, "Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships," is available on NSF's Office of Science and Technology Infrastructure page at . Submit intent to apply by 0Jan98, with preproposals due 12Feb98 and full proposals due 03Sep98. . [grants, 23Oct97.]

Fedix Opportunity Alert is offering grant seminars in Austin on 17Nov97 and Chicago on 08Dec97. These include Identifying and Applying for Federal, Foundation and Corporate Grants; Proposal Writing; Patenting, Licensing and Technology Transfer for Inventors and Administrators; Fundamentals of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in Research Administration; and Preparing for Electronic Research Administration. $275-$325 per seminar. On-site courses can be arranged. , 1-800-875-2562 or 301-975-0103. [Ibid.]

For information on Internet access to US government services, see "More than Screen Deep: Toward Every-Citizen Interfaces to the Nation's Information Infrastructure," from the Information Infrastructure Steering Committee, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council National Academy Press (Washington DC, 1997, ISBN 0-309-06357-4, paperback, 433 pp.). Copies are available from National Academy Press , 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313. . [Maria Zemankova , IRLIST, 20Oct97.]

Pete Domenici (R-NM), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, is now supporting the bipartisan National Research Investment Act (S.1305) that would call for doubling civilian science funding in ten years. George Brown (D-CA) is sponsoring a House budget plan that would increase R&D by 5% per year, consistent with the doubling goal. [Robert L. Park, 24Oct97.] (A call for doubling the budget is nowhere near the same thing as actually doubling it. It's more of a trial balloon, to see if anyone cares. Both measures need support from the public, if this is worth doing. (Politics should not be a spectator sport. The winner gets us.))