The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 24, 2003
Feb 24-
Mar 3

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Raise Money for the GRO Endowment Fund -- By buying educational toys for children and friends, members of the Hopkins community can help raise money for the GRO Endowment Fund.

Visit the "What's Hot" link at to view and purchase sale items at up to 70 percent off. Then contact to ensure that 15 percent of any purchase goes to the GRO Endowment Fund.

There will be a demonstration--an opportunity to see and play with the toys--on Monday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the main lobby at Levering Hall on the Homewood campus.

For a free catalog or more information, contact

Statistics Research Funding Request for Proposals -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Mathematical Sciences Department. Items funded might include but are not limited to travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants from the fund will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages, provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted to the committee chair John C. Wierman in the Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead Hall, at any time.

Call for CAAT Grants Program Proposals -- The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is soliciting projects in two areas. The first of these is refinement, with a maximum grant amount of $25,000 per year. These projects should focus specifically on the issues of alleviating pain and/or distress in laboratory protocols. Studies should focus on the development of better methods for pain assessment, alleviation, elimination and/or prevention of pain in animal experiments.

The second project area is developmental toxicology, with a maximum grant amount of $40,000 per year. The center is interested in projects focusing on either developmental neurotoxicology or developmental immunotoxicology. Studies can be either in vitro or involving species such as C. elegans or zebrafish. Whole-animal mammalian studies in the developmental toxicology studies are not appropriate.

To apply, complete the preproposal form at

and submit it no later than March 15. The form may be returned by mail to CAAT Grants Coordinator, 111 Market Place, Suite 840, Baltimore, MD 21202-6709; by fax to 410-223-1603; or by e-mail to

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.

Applications Available for Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2003 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The maximum amount of an award is $3,000. Proposals from all disciplines are appreciated and encouraged. Faculty sponsors must be full-time faculty but can be from any division of the university. Research (or Peabody projects) can take place at any division of JHU.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 265 Garland Hall, Homewood, 410-516-8671. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 7; for fall semester proposals, by April 4.

The Hopkins Emergency Response Unit -- The Hopkins Emergency Response Unit provides basic life support on the Homewood campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year. HERU works closely with Security and the Health and Wellness Center to ensure responsive and high-quality medical care.

Additionally HERU provides stand-by coverage for campus events and activities, including concerts and Spring Fair. To request emergency medical coverage for an event on the Homewood campus, send an e-mail to with dates, times and locations.

In any medical emergency contact HERU by calling Security at 410-516-7777 or by activating a blue light emergency phone. For more information about HERU, including instructions for joining and details about the training courses that are offered, visit