National Academies-Keck conference on Designing Nanostructures

Alex Cohen writes "We are in search of active researchers to attend the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative conference on Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems. The Futures Initiative conference provides an opportunity for researchers from different disciplines to focus on new questions in Nanotechnology. The conference provides a means for attendees to build collaborations and exchange ideas. Conference attendees are also eligible for Futures grants, which support interdisciplinary research. Invitees travel expenses are paid for by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative."

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Applications must be submitted by May 14, 2004.

For more information on how to apply for the November conference, visit us at s_Conferences.html.

Funded by a $40 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, is a 15-year effort to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding agencies, universities, and the general public with the object of stimulating interdisciplinary research at the most exciting frontiers. The Futures Initiative builds on three pillars of vital and sustained research: interdisciplinary encounters that counterbalance specialization and isolation; the identification and exploration of new research topics; and communication that bridges languages, cultures, habits of thought, and institutions. Toward these goals, the multifaceted National Academies Keck Futures Initiative incorporates three core activities each year: Futures conferences, Futures grants, and National Academies Communication Awards. For more information, visit

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