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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is soliciting applications for the AAAS Lecture Series on Women in Science and Engineering, a project that will showcase the achievements of distinguished U.S. women scientists to wide audiences of scientists, educators, students, and policy-makers in Latin America. U.S. women scientists with compelling personal stories about overcoming the challenges of pursuing scientific careers are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is August 18, 2003.
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) 2nd IAI Small Grant Program is accepting applications until August 18, 2003. Grants of up to US$30,000 are awarded for the support of research, capacity building or planning activities that will facilitate the development of larger science programs and research networks. The IAI Web site lists the program guidelines and application instructions.
The ICT Stories Competition 2003, now known as the Tony Zeitoun Awards, selects the stories about ICT (information and communication technology) projects that most contribute to poverty alleviation. The writers of the winning stories will be given the opportunity to travel to Switzerland to present their findings at the World Summit on the Information Society. Stories must be submitted online by September 26, 2003. [Source: SciDev.Net]
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences is accepting nominations for the 2003 Kuwait Prizes. Kuwaiti and Arab citizens in the fields of electronics, aquaculture and mathematics in Arab and Islamic heritage may be nominated for these US~$100,000 prizes. The nominations are due on October 31, 2003. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. [Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]
Stockholm's international award for the innovative use of information technology, the Stockholm Challenge Award, is a platform for innovative projects from all over the world to create networks for the exchange of experience and knowledge. Private, public and academic contestants may enter their projects from several categories including Health, Education and Environment. Finalists are invited to the Final Events in Stockholm, and the winners receive a special trophy. All entries must be submitted online at by November 1, 2003. [Source: Digital Dividend Digest]
The International Section of The Royal Society administers a comprehensive program of study visits, fellowships and joint projects aimed at promoting scientific collaboration between the United Kingdom and international research centers across the world. Postdoctoral scientists from either East or Southeast Asia; Central or South America; Africa or the Middle East are eligible to apply for Short-term Study Visits. The Joint Projects Grants Program provides support for collaborations between the UK and either China, Taiwan, Japan or Korea, and the Society also awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to scientists from China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia. Information for all of these programs may be found at their International Activities Web site. [Source: SciDev.Net]
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World Climate Change Congress; Moscow, Russian Federation; September 29 - October 3, 2003.
Developing Countries Access to Scientific Knowledge: Quantifying the Digital Divide; Trieste, Italy; October 23-24, 2003.
Sigma Xi's 2003 Forum - Science & Engineering: Keys to International Understanding; November 12-13, 2003.
SCIENCE 2003: 11th Annual Forum of the World Congress of Science Producers; Paris, France; December 3-6, 2003.
For more information on any of the programs mentioned in this newsletter, please contact:
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
P. O. Box 13975, 3106 East NC Highway 54
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
Telephone: +1-919-549-4691 or +1-919-547-5246