JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Thu Oct 9 10:00:34 EST 1997
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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN in RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (POWRE)
DIVISION OF SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
The NSF POWRE Program addresses the need to develop full use of the
human resources for science and engineering. The program is designed to
professional advancement by providing women with funding opportunities
ordinarily available through regular research and education grants. The
Visiting Professorships for Women, Faculty Awards for Women, Research
Grants for Women, and Career Advancement Awards for Women programs have
integrated and incorporated into the POWRE program. The objectives of
* To provide opportunities for further career advancement, professional
and increased prominence of women in engineering and in the disciplines
science supported by NSF; and
* To encourage more women to pursue careers in science and engineering
providing greater visibility for women scientists and engineers in
institutions and in industry.
The POWRE Program is targeted at women scientists and engineers who
(1) hold non-tenured academic positions or industrial positions, (2)
academic tenured or tenure-track positions, or (3) plan to enter or
POWRE awards are designed to provide a one-time input of funds at a
stage in the principal investigator's career, a means by which she can
advantage of an opportunity that will contribute to a significant,
advance in her career path. They are not intended to be a substitute for
made through existing programs nor to provide "start-up" funds to
The POWRE Program allows flexibility in the choice of activities
provide academic and professional opportunities for women in science and
engineering. The following categories of activities will be supported:
* Visiting Professor - supports activities at a host academic
the conduct of research projects and/or for engaging in innovative
activities that have promise beyond the home institution's traditional
approaches. Up to $150,000, depending on activities planned and current
may be requested in the social and behavioral sciences.
* Visiting Researcher - supports activities for academically employed
conduct research and development projects at an industrial or
organization. Up to $150,000, depending on activities planned and
salary, may be requested in the social and behavioral sciences.
* Research/Educational Enhancement - supports opportunities to enhance
applicant's research and/or educational activities at the home
institution or at
an external site through: (1) access and utilization of new and/or
facilities, skills, or methodologies; or (2) exploratory or pilot work
determine feasibility of a new line of inquiry or educational activity.
$50,000 may be requested in the social and behavioral sciences.
* Supplements - support additional research and/or educational
women principal investigators or co-principal investigators under
grants to (1) take advantage of a special opportunity (e.g., pursuit of
promising new direction in research or education, an international
collaboration, an innovative idea for integrating research and
(2) provide extra support at a critical career stage (e.g., after major
administrative demands, after a career interruption to accommodate
responsibilities or relocation requirements). Applicants in the social
behavioral sciences may request Supplements to standard research grants.
Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research will not entertain
Supplement requests for Dissertation grants, Instrumentation grants,
Experiences for Undergraduates grants, Training grants, Fellowships,
Presidential Young Investigator grants, NSF Young Investigator grants,
Presidential Faculty Fellows grants, Faculty Early Career Development
Center grants. Up to $20,000 may be requested for Supplements.
Only single-investigator proposals are appropriate. In the case of
requests from female principal or co-principal investigators on an
multi-investigator award, any supplement request must be submitted by a
individual. POWRE proposals to support Visiting Professor, Visiting
or Research/Educational Enhancement activities that are submitted with
co-investigators will be returned without review.
Consideration will be given to international activities to forge
between foreign and U.S. scientists and engineers, to provide access to
research equipment and facilities, to plan joint seminars and workshops,
address issues that can benefit from international comparisons.
experiences and collaborations are encouraged within each of the above
categories where the international experience is well-justified and
achieve the scope of the project. Awards will be made only to U.S.
POWRE applicants wishing to pursue international activities should
96-14) International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers.
In the social and behavioral sciences, POWRE proposals will be sent to
reviewers who have expertise in the scientific area of the proposal and
reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel composed of representatives of the
fields of the social and behavioral sciences. Proposals will be reviewed
accordance with NSF's merit review criteria AND POWRE criteria as
the POWRE Program Announcement (NSF 97-91). Each proposal should
the 15 page limit for the project description, a statement addressing
POWRE-specific criteria and why the proposal is being submitted as a
proposal rather than a regular research or education proposal.
PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For the full text of the POWRE Program Announcement, NSF 97-91, and
information about the POWRE program as it becomes available, refer to
For FY 1998, the proposal receipt deadline is December 9, 1997.
be submitted no later than February 17, 1998, although they can be
Questions regarding the POWRE Program may be directed to the
Program or to the appropriate disciplinary program officer.
Bonney Sheahan, Program Director, Infrastructure
Phone: (703) 306-1733 E-mail: bsheahan at nsf.gov
Disciplinary program officer phone numbers and e-mail addresses are
the SBER Home Page, http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/start.htm.
visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
"Evil is best defined as militant ignorance."
Dr. M. Scott Peck*****************************************************
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