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NSF Announces Small Grants for Exploratory Research
In light of the recent hurricane Katrina, the Human and Social Dynamics priority area (HSD) announces that it will accept Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER) proposals. (For additional information about SGER proposals, see the Grant Proposal Guide, Section II.D.1.)
Researchers interested in submitting SGER proposals to HSD should contact one of the following Program Directors, PRIOR TO SUBMISSION, to discuss their ideas.
NEWS OF INTEREST:
dg.o2006 Call for Participation
The 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research is a forum for the presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary research on digital government and its applications in diverse domains. Interested participants are invited to submit research papers, system demonstrations, posters, and proposals for tutorials and workshops for dg.o2006. Learn more
NSF Initiates Comprehensive Strategic Planning Process
NSF invites community comments on the current draft of this document, which is available at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/CI-v40.pdf .Comments should be provided via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future drafts of the document will be released as the agency?s plans are shaped by community input, and as new chapters are developed.
NSF plans to release the first complete version of this living document in the Spring of 2006."
The GENI Initiative
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering(CISE) is planning an Initiative called Global Environment forNetworking Investigations or GENI to explore new networking capabilities that will advance science and stimulate innovation and economic growth. The GENI Initiative responds to an urgent and important challenge of the 21st Century to advance significantly the capabilities provided by networking and distributed system architectures.?Learn More
A Special NSF Report: Understanding Disasters
Without a comprehensive understanding of disasters, it is impossible to prepare for them. Knowledge is critical, whether for determining how weather systems develop, estimating the path of volcanic debris, recognizing triggers before a ground-shaking seismic event, or even gauging how an individuals decisions from a utility employee to a public official can put entire communities at risk. Learn More
News Beyond dg.o:
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Technology to assist with the NO disaster: A Disaster Map 'Wiki' Is Born
LA. homeland chief pushes new communications system
First Responders' As First Priority
U.S. Lacks Unified Emergency Radio System
Crisis Communications Network Criticized FCC Chairman Urges More Mobile, Rugged System as Firms Prepare for Rita
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