Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 08:15:25 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #05-14:  NASA Research Grant Delays, Abstract
 Deadline...
 
Greetings, DPS Colleagues,
 
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  1)  NASA Research Grant Delays
  2)  Abstract Deadline For DPS 2005 Meeting in Cambridge
  3)  Job Announcements
  4)  Submitting Job Announcements
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NASA RESEARCH GRANT DELAYS
 
Recent lapses in NASA grants management and processing have resulted 
in very serious delays in getting funding to many planetary 
scientists. This has compounded existing delays due to the late 
passage of the FY 2005 budget. In some cases, scientists receiving 
award letters or expecting their second or third year of an award as 
long ago as December have yet to receive funding in some programs. 
One scientist has been waiting two years for a grant to be 
transferred from his old to his new institution.  Processing of 
grants has been inconsistent across other programs. Several 
programs are within a few months of requiring new proposals when 
award letters for the previous cycle have yet to be sent out.
 
In preparation for action by the DPS on this matter, if you are an 
affected PI, it would be most helpful if you could provide us with 
the following information:
 
CONTINUING GRANTS NOT YET FUNDED
 
o Your name
o Your institution
o NASA grant number
o NASA program
o Anniversary date
o Date of last progress report
o Year 2 or 3?
 
NEW GRANT AWARDS NOT YET FUNDED
 
o Your name
o Your institution
o NASA program
o Proposal title
o Date of award letter
o Date revised budget submitted (if required)
 
If you submitted a proposal to a NASA program more than 6 months ago 
and have yet to receive an award or rejection letter, please provide 
your name, institution, and the name of the NASA program.
 
For those of you for which funding has been delayed, please provide 
information about its impact on you and your research. Any 
institutional impacts should also be described.
 
Please send the above information to Mark Sykes (DPS Federal 
Relations Subcommittee) at
 
sykes@psi.edu
 
A Excel spreadsheet or other such compilation of this information 
for your institution or department would be much appreciated.
 
Please note that your information will be treated as confidential.
 
Thank you.
 
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ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR DPS 2005 MEETING IN CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
 
This is a gentle reminder that the abstract deadline for the 
2005 DPS meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom (4-9 September) is 
now just one month away.  All abstracts are due 1 July 2005 by 
9:00 pm EDT.
 
Information about the meeting is available at http://www.dps2005.org 
and the abstract form is now on-line at http://abstracts.aas.org/dps05/
 or you can use the link from the meeting's web site.
 
The Local Organising Committee (chaired by Simon Mitton) and the 
Scientific Program Committee are working hard to ensure that this 
will be a memorable meeting with plenty of great planetary science. 
We look forward to seeing everyone in Cambridge in September.
 
Submitted by Carl Murray (C.D.Murray@qmul.ac.uk), 
Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, DPS 2005.
 
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1)  Education Specialist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/about_us.shtml
 
2)  Visiting Assistant Professor (3 positions), 
University of Central Florida Department of Physics,
http://www.physics.ucf.edu/
 
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SUBMITTING JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
The link to submit a job announcement from the DPS home page has 
been problematic, with several submissions not going through recently. 
Please send submissions directly to me, at either the address listed 
below or dpssec@aas.org.  Also please note that job listings are to 
be very brief, like the above; they only run once; and that 
submitters are encouraged to make use of the monthly AAS Job Register.  
Thank you.
 
 
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench at iwu.edu)
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702