The total amount for this program is $42,500,000, set up to be in ten
grants of $4,250,000 each. The key phrase in their announcement is that
this program is "for the purpose of conducting innovative basic research
in areas of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD) and fostering
long-term relationships between the NSSEFF Fellows and the DoD."
Those Pentagon folks have a long tradition of knowing how to rope
technical talent into their corral, without wasting too much money. In
my old booklet (see http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~schwrtz/PhysBklt.html
<http://socrates.berkeley.edu/%7Eschwrtz/PhysBklt.html> ) I quote from
Congressional testimony by the head of the Association of American
"If they [ graduate students] are engaged early in work that is
intellectually stimulating to them and that has some promise for the
future and is supported by the DoD, it seems to me you are well on the
way to having them hooked into that enterprise for a long time."
herb fox wrote:
> What is your estimate, Charlie? How many minds do you think they can
> buy for $4,250,000?
> George Bernard Shaw reputedly asked a fine lady at a social gathering
> whether she would go to bed with him, to which she answered with
> considerable affront, "Of course not.?" GBS then rejoined, "What if i
> offer you £1,000?" "Do you think I am a common prostitute?" "Well
> then how about £10,000?" "That is absurd.!" Then how about
> £100,000?" She hesitates and asks, "Just for one night?" To which
> GBS retorts, "Ah ha so you are a prostitute. It is just a matter of
> keep on truckin'
> Charles Schwartz wrote:
>> Check this out. Great opportunities for faculty and students in
>> science and engineering.
>> If you are a teacher, this might be an interesting subject for class