Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:59:16 -0400 (EDT)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
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Subject: AASWOMEN for June 29, 2001

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of 06/29/01, eds. Meg Urry & Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:

1. AAAS announces the Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) 
   Program for 2001-2002
2. Thank you for the response for a reviewer of the new book on Maria Mitchell
3. An article on colleges instituting affirmative action for male applicants 
   in The Christian Science Monitor
4. How to submit or subscribe or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

Ed. note: 
A reminder that we are going to bi-weekly issues of AASWOMEN through August.
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1. AAAS announces the Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) 
   Program for 2001-2002
From: Judy Johnson johnsonaas.org

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS), 
PROGRAM ON EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
announces

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COLLABORATION (WISC) PROGRAM
2001 - 2002

OVERVIEW
The Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program 
is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 
administered by the Program on Europe and Central Asia of 
the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
Because the application rate of women scientists and engineers 
to the Central and Eastern Europe Program of the Division
of International Programs has been disproportionately low, 
the goal of this Program is to increase the participation 
of women as PIs and co-PIs in international research projects. 
This program provides grants to individual US scientists who 
plan to establish new research partnerships with their
colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly 
Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS).

The grant, up to $4,000, will provide travel and living 
support for the US woman scientist and, when appropriate, 
an additional grant of $4,000 to her American male or
female co-PI. Each scientist will be responsible for 
arranging accommodations. The grant does not cover salary 
or institutional expenses (e.g. overhead). US scientists 
can spend up to four weeks in the partner country to develop 
a research program and design. Expenses can also be used to 
cover material and supplies needed during the stay. Where 
excess funds exist and with the approval of AAAS administrators, 
grants funds can also be used to support a second visit to 
the partner country or for a foreign partner to travel to 
the US when such a visit is deemed necessary. The grants are 
not to be used for the sole purpose of attending conferences 
or workshops or teaching or training. The program will be 
administered by AAAS. The grantee's home institution will 
be responsible for overseeing the grantee's adherence to NSF 
and federal guidelines regarding administration of the grant.

ELIGIBILITY

Men and women scientists who have their Ph.D.s or equivalent 
research experience are eligible to apply. Applications from 
male co-PIs must be accompanied by an application from a female 
co-PI as part of a US research team. They must be US citizens 
or permanent residents of the US. Male and female graduate 
students (Ph.D. candidates) are also eligible to apply, if they 
will be conducting research in an established Ph.D. program in 
the US and will be traveling with their Ph.D. advisor and will 
serve as co-PI on future proposals. Government employees can
only apply if they also are affiliated with another institution 
eligible to receive NSF grants (e.g. an adjunct professorship
at a university).

Specialists who have received their doctoral degrees within 
the past six years will receive special consideration, as 
will specialists applying to work with colleagues in less 
frequently represented countries and regions.

Scientists and engineers who have an existing NSF grant and 
are eligible for a NSF international supplement should not 
apply to this program. Please contact NSF's Eastern Europe 
Program staff who can advise regarding applications for NSF 
international supplements (cdudkansf.gov).

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

Foreign partnerships from the following countries will be considered:
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, 
Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, 
Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, 
and Uzbekistan.

For further information, forms, guidelines, and restrictions, please see:

http://www.aaas.org/international/eca/wisc.shtml

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2. Thank you for the response for a reviewer of the new book on Maria Mitchell
From: Patricia Knezek knezekstsci.edu> and Meg Urry stsci.edu

We would like to thank all those responded to the request to prepare a
review of Prof. Albers' book on Maria Mitchell for STATUS.  The names and
email addresses of volunteers were sent to Prof. Albers.  We look forward
to reading the review in the January 2002 issue of STATUS. 

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3. An article on colleges instituting affirmative action for male applicants 
   in The Christian Science Monitor
From: Meg Urry cmustsci.edu

Here is an interesting article about colleges privately instituting 
affirmative action for male applicants:

        http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2001/05/22/fp11s1-csm.shtml

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