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and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
See also www.iupac.org/news
Proposals for NSF Grants
of Chemistry of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
is increasing its pool of reviewers and has asked IUPAC to
inform chemists worldwide that well-qualified reviewers for
its grant applications are needed.
NSF, which supports basic research and education in science
and engineering, recognizes the importance of international
participation in its activities. According to Dr. Arthur B.
Ellis, director of the NSF Division of Chemistry Proposals,
proposals submitted for funding by U.S. chemists are judged
through peer review by respected scientists from around the
world who work in academia, government, or industry. Ellis
added, "This enables us to obtain broad, global perspectives
on the supported research. In addition, reviewers are occasionally
asked to serve on panels and to participate in workshops on
emerging research and education themes. The NSF provides support
for travel and lodging associated with such activities for
all participants. Reviewers benefit from an expanded network
of international ties and the opportunity to develop new partnerships
related to research, education, and workforce development."
scientists who have not previously served as NSF reviewers
should visit the NSF Web site at <www.nsf.gov/mps/divisions/che/news/reviewerinfo.htm>.
Ellis pointed out that NSF reserves the right to choose reviewers.
While they are unable to assure individuals that they will
be asked to review proposals, they do attempt to call upon
as many qualified reviewers as possible, and they try to limit
the number of requests that they make to any single individual,
recognizing the many demands reviewers have on their time.
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