14.0722 new on WWW: grants database

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 722.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 07:06:01 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: GrantsNet Launches New Online Database -important for
    science programs --for students

    Dear Humanist Scholars,

    [Hello, I would like to forward the following press release on the behalf
    of _Amanda Franks for Howard Hughes Medical Institute_ For more details,
    please contact Amanda Franks at <afranks@burnesscommunications.com> Thank
    you. Best.-Arun]

    GrantsNet Launches New Online Database To Assist Undergraduate Science

    Free site, with more than 80,000 registered users, also adds personalization features

    San Francisco, February 19, 2001--GrantsNet, the free Web site at http://www.grantsnet.org that provides information on grants and fellowships for young biomedical researchers, today introduced a new database on undergraduate-level programs. Professors and administrators who seek to provide undergraduates with research experience and other opportunities will find hundreds of programs that offer support. GrantsNet also unveiled several new features, such as a My GrantsNet option that allows users to keep abreast of new funding opportunities through e-mail alerts, and to save searches or update registration information quickly.

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which sponsor GrantsNet, announced the changes during a career fair at the AAAS annual meeting here.

    Since its launch in 1998, GrantsNet has grown to become one of the Web's most widely used sources of information for future scientists. More than 80,000 users have registered to use its extensive database of fellowships and grants, links to the Web sites and online applications of funders and tips on applying for grants. The new database will extend GrantsNet's audience to include professors, deans and others who seek support for undergraduate science education and research programs.

    All GrantsNet users will also be able to use the new "personalization features" to save their searches and customize the site for their preferences.

    "GrantsNet has established itself as a one-stop shopping site for graduate students, postdocs, medical students and junior faculty who are trying to gather information about grants and fellowships," said Crispin Taylor, manager editor of Science's Next Wave, which hosts GrantsNet. "It's also provided funders with a single place to pool their information and bring their programs to the attention of potential applicants. Now we're using this same approach to improve the 'fit' between funders and applicants for undergraduate science programs."

    The AAAS Career Fair, which runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., will feature an information booth where interested users can try out GrantsNet's new features. GrantsNet staff will be available to answer questions.


    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a medical research organization whose scientists carry out research at more than 70 locations nationwide. Through its complementary grants program, HHMI supports science education in the United States and a select group of researchers abroad. Its Web site is http://www.hhmi.org.

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest federation of scientists, with more than 138,000 individual members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering societies. AAAS conducts a variety of programs in science policy, science education and career development, and international cooperation. Its Web site is http://www.aaas.org. ----

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