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US scientists wishing to work with counterparts in Belarus, Kazakstan, Moldova, or Romania should check with the Office of Central Europe and Eurasia (F02014), National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418; , 202-334-2644, 202-334-2614 Fax. Proposals for NSF support are due 9/2/96, and may be for $12K-$15K. [grants, 6/6/96.]

NSF and The Whitaker Foundation have announced a third-round grant competition for multidisciplinary research and educational projects to develop cost-reducing health care technologies. 8/5/96 deadline. or , or FTP file nsf9699.txt from stis.nsf.gov. [Peter Katona. Frank Blanchard , sci.bio.technology, 5/20/96.]

NIH has a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) for biomedical and behavioral scientists working with educators, media experts, community leaders, and others to improve K-12 and public understanding of the health sciences. Applications are due each 10/1. Robert F. Hendrickson , (301) 435-0760. [L-Soft, 6/9/96. FISC.]

Funding News is an information source for public/private community grant seekers (in education, housing, AIDS, drug abuse, etc.). Features include grant announcements (RFAs and RFPs, including Federal Register listings and state resources), contact names, foundation profiles, agency funding priorities, community coalition success stories, workshops, and technical assistance. . Bob Curley, or . [, newjour, 6/3/96.] (You can download federal grant application kits, but the editors advise getting an agency's printed kit before filing the final forms.)

NIST is building a national electronic repository of solid models and mechanical designs, for distributed and network-centric computing in CAD. It will provide benchmark designs and process plans in a variety of file formats (STEP AP 203, ACIS .sat, DXF, IGES, DGN, Parasolid .xmt, etc.) to help develop automated process planning technologies. Over 500 parts are currently on file, or about 500MB of information. . Contact William C. Regli about contributing data, or for his list of network-centric CAD websites. [DAI-List, 6/4/95.]