WASHINGTON—The National Science Foundation has added two awards to its Research Opportunities for Women program that will provide funds for planning grants and career advancement.

“The new programs were de signed to provide further opportunities and more flexibility to women scientists and engineers,” said Margrete S. Klein, program coordinator for the Research Opportunities for Women pro-gram. “The Research Planning Grants encourage women to pre pare grant proposals and the Career Advancement Awards are de signed for women already funded to allow them to do research in an adjacent field.”

The Research Planning Grants provide up to $12,000 for one year and can be used for the preliminary work involved in planning a re search proposal. The Career Advancement Awards are limited to $50,000 for two years. The funds can be used for research-related activity that will advance the applicant's career. The two new awards augment the Research Initiation Awards...

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