Global Change Research Announcement of Opportunity

18 February 1998


International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University
of Alaska announces the availability of limited initial funding for IARC
activities. The objective is for these funds to be used as seed money to
start research at IARC and to put IARC on the map as a research institution.
For those unfamiliar with IARC, further details can be found on the IARC webpage at <>.

Six-months proposals, starting on 1 March 1998 are requested in any
of the research areas listed on the IARC webpage dealing with global change
issues. Proposals with budgets up to $5,000 can request support for the

* Start-up funds for developing new ideas and proposals to other
* Supplemental funding for ongoing research funded from other
* Supplements to graduate student support for global change studies.
* Travel to scientific meetings to report new results.
* Development of curricula and courses on global change.

All activities will be required to acknowledge the financial
support from IARC in reports, papers, dissertations etc. Short progress
reports are due from all funded projects on 1 September 1998.

Proposals should not exceed 2-3 pages in text and illustrations,
not counting c.v.'s, budget page and appendices, and should include:

* Objectives
* Background and literature
* Work statement
* Relation to ongoing activities (if relevant)
* Budget
* 2-page c. v. (not more)

Proposals must be received by 1 March and can be sent by mail, Fax
or e-mail to the address below. All proposals will be reviewed by an IARC
Scientific Advisory Group and funding will be available in March. Another
announcements of opportunity will be released by IARC in mid-1998.

Prof. Syun Akasofu, Acting Director
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Send all proposals or any requests for further information to:

Prof. Gunter Weller
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320
Tel. 907 474 7371
Fax. 907 474 7290