Just received an announcement of a new funding program for NSF in collaboration with Homeland Security.

So, research faculty can write proposals that combine new ways to detect nuclear weapons with the incorporation of
social and behavioral science components.  Further cooptation of NSF.  A more detailed description from the Web site is below.

Larry Romsted

NSF Funding Opportunity in Chemistry

Dear Colleague,

The announcement of a recent NSF notice is given below.  As the
announcement is an important solicitation for the Chemistry Community,
please read carefully and forward to other interested individuals.

If you have questions, rather than replying to this email, please
contact the Chemistry Division's Cognizant Program Officer who is Zeev
Rosenzweig, Program Director for the Analytical and Surface Chemistry
Program.  Dr. Rosenzweig may be contacted via his telephone # (703)
292-7719 or email address [log in to unmask].


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office/National Science Foundation
Academic Research Initiative (ARI)

Program Solicitation NSF 07-545


   * Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required):  March 28, 2007
     (for all size ARI proposals)

   * Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
May 02, 2007
     (for all size ARI proposals)

   * Annually thereafter through 2011, first Wednesday in April

In FY 2007, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will invest, in partnership with
the National Science Foundation (NSF), in leading edge, frontier
research at academic institutions.  This transformational research
effort will be focused on detection systems, individual sensors or other
research that is potentially relevant to the detection of nuclear
weapons, special nuclear material, radiation dispersal devices and
related threats.  Research that would benefit from incorporation of
social and behavioral science components is appropriate for
consideration.  The joint DNDO/NSF effort, in coordination with the
efforts of other agencies, seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new
technologies for the detection of nuclear threats and to develop
intellectual capacity in fields relevant to long-term advances in
nuclear detection capability.  This research, and the research community
that will be built under the ARI, is seen as critical to our nation's
ability to deploy effective nuclear detection measures to counter the
serious threat of a nuclear terrorist attack.

Research proposals on detection of biological, chemical, and
conventional weapons are specifically excluded from the scope of this

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