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A 16-page White House memo -- signed by Gibbons and Panetta -- suggests that FY 96 budget requests should emphasize peer review, investment in human resources, fundamental science, and international cooperation (on big projects). Priorities include health, jobs, world technical leadership, environmental improvement, information technology, and national security. [Robert L. Park (, WHAT'S NEW, 6/10/94.] (Sen. Barbara Michalski may have other ideas.)

The House VA/HUD/IA Appropriations Subcommittee, in closed session, has voted to fund the space station by taking $94M from NSF's budget request, $130M from EPA, $113M from NASA mission support, and $127M from NASA human space flight. The Senate may have to cut an additional $316M. [Robert L. Park (, WHAT'S NEW, 6/10/94.]

New PhDs are eligible for several fellowships that can be taken to the institution of your choice. DOE Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships provide $52K/year for three years at any of the 13 DOE laboratories. Naval Research Lab has a similar program for minorities and women. Another program is from the National Research Council. Contact the University Research Program Office at these agencies. [Zhi-Xiong Cai (, sci.research.postdoc, 6/10/94.]

The Oryx Directory of Grants in the Humanities lists 200 new offerings this year, plus 3,8000 continuing programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. $84.50, Oryx Press, 800-279-6799. [EDUCOM Update, 6/6/94.] (Computing projects in the humanities would qualify.)