The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 14, 2002
Jan 14-21

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Discovering Careers That Fit -- The Counseling Center is offering a three-session workshop on identifying career options by clarifying interest, strengths, skills and work values. The workshops are scheduled for Jan. 15 and 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 410-516-8278.

Grants Program Call for Proposals -- The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is soliciting projects in the following two areas: 1) investigating the fundamental knowledge needed to develop alternative methods to the use of whole animals for safety/hazard evaluation, risk assessment and efficacy testing; and 2) developing refinement alternatives using whole animal studies.

These areas of study should focus on developing better methods for pain assessment, alleviation, and ideally, the elimination of pain and distress in animal experiments.

Applicants must submit a preproposal form, available online at caat/

Follow the instructions on the form, and allow enough time for the application to be received by March 15. No other materials are required for this stage of the application process. Only abstracts using the appropriate format will be reviewed.

Applicants whose proposals meet the goals of the CAAT Grants Program will be invited to submit a complete grant application package. All responses will be forwarded by e-mail or U.S. mail. No telephone responses will be given.

NASA Summer Academy 2002 -- Applications for the 10-week NASA Summer Academy at the Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center are available online at

The goal of the NASA Summer Academy, which is for undergraduate and graduate students, is to help guide future leaders of the U.S. Aeronautics and Space Program. Through the internship program, participants from around the country working as research associates are shown how NASA's success results from the interaction of government, academia and the private sector.

Prescreening of candidates is made by the Space Grant Consortium in each state; final selection is made by a panel that includes consortium representatives, university faculty and aerospace experts. The panel will be looking for appropriate matches to research projects as well as individual characteristics.

Selection criteria include demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in space, leadership potential in research projects, honors, awards, grade point averages, and overall quality of the application package, particularly the written essays.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as a junior or senior undergraduate or first-year graduate student as of May 29, 2002, and have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency as of May 20, 2002.

The deadline for applications to the Space Grant Consortium office at 203 Bloomberg Center, Homewood campus, is Thursday, Jan. 31. For more information, stop by the office or e-mail