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NSF has announced this year's New Technologies Research Associateships, also known as "Postdoctoral Research Associateships in Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) and experimental research supported by the New Technologies Program in the Division of Advanced Scientific Computing (DASC) and the Office of Cross Disciplinary Activities (CDA) in NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, in cooperation with other NSF Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) disciplines." DASC gave out 17 awards last year, and NSF is planning for 30 in an expanded program this year. The purpose is to benefit NSF's High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) activities, and RAs must have access to high-performance computing systems. [John C. Cherniavsky (firstname.lastname@example.org), CISE News, 11/19.]
The grants can only be requested by unreimbursed faculty members (or by their institutions, technically) on behalf of the co-PI postdocs. Each proposal must contain a training plan. Requests of $36K-$44K total may include $28K-$36K stipend and $4K for discretionary research expenses for each of two years, with half to be paid by the institution. (NSF doesn't care where you get the matching funds -- even if it's from other NSF grants.)
I can provide a copy of the online announcement, or you can get a brochure from NSF DASC. You can also access NSF's STIS telnet database interface, as described in the NSF 91-10 STIS Flyer from email@example.com. (I mentioned this in V1 N3.) You will need forms from the GRESE brochure, which you can get from firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 357-7668. Applications are due by 1/16/92, with award announcements planned in 4/92. For more information, contact Dr. Merrell Patrick (email@example.com), Program Director, New Technologies, DASC, at (202) 357-7727, or Dr. John C. Cherniavsky (firstname.lastname@example.org), Acting Head, CDA, at (202) 357-7349.