The UI Research Services Office, 128 Observatory, has more complete information on these and other research and grant opportunities. The office's telephone number is 333-0284, and its e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. American Geophysical Union Congressional Science Fellowship Program The fellow will spend a year on the staff of a congressional committee or of a House or Senate member, advising on a wide range of scientific issues as they pertain to public questions. Applicants must be American Geophysical Union members, and should have a broad background in science. They should also be articulate, literate, flexible and able to work well with people from diverse professional backgrounds. Though the program is aimed at early to mid-career geophysicists with a doctorate degree, there are no absolute restrictions on age, educational or career level, or specific scientific background. The fellowship carries with it a stipend of up to $35,000 plus travel allowances. The application deadline is Feb. 15. American Society for Microbiology Congressional Science Fellowship Program The program will select a postdoctoral to midcareer microbiologist who will spend one year on the staff of an individual member of Congress or of a congressional committee or with some other appropriate organizational unit of the Congress. The fellowship will include a $38,000 stipend and $1,500 to cover travel expenses for the year. Applicants must have been members of the American Society for Microbiology for at least one year and are expected to show competence in some aspect of microbiology, have a broad background in science and technology, and have a strong interest and some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of social problems. The purpose of the program is to make practical contributions to more effective use of scientific knowledge in government and to educate the scientific community regarding the public policy process. The application deadline is March 25. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers - Directors The endowment encourages proposals to direct Summer Seminars for College Teachers from scholars who are recognized authorities in their fields. Seminar directors should possess an interest and ability in undergraduate teaching. Their work should be pertinent to the interests of teachers or scholars who present the humanities to undergraduates or to the general public. Seminars may be designed according to the directors' own expertise and interests, and applicants have wide latitude in fashioning their seminar proposals. The topics should be broad enough to accommodate a wide range of interests and should be central to the major ideas, texts and approaches of the humanities; they should address significant questions and pursue ideas beyond narrowly focused disciplinary concerns. Seminar discussion may also include considerations pertinent to teaching and presenting the ideas, texts and approaches relevant to the topic. The endowment especially encourages seminars on foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline is March 1.