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FW: Industrial Ecology Scholarships

This may of of interest to some of you.
--Rod Sobin

> Subject:	Industrial Ecology Scholarships
> NSF/Lucent Technologies Industrial Ecology Research Fellowships
> SPONSOR:  National Science Foundation
> SYNOPSIS: The National Science Foundation and the Lucent Technologies
> Foundation jointly provide funding to support fellowships in areas of
> research or teaching that advance the emerging field of industrial
> technology.
> DEADLINES:  05-29-1998
> OBJECTIVES: Industrial Ecology is an emerging field focused on the
> environment which takes a systems view of industrial activity,
> especially design and manufacturing processes. One major effort is the
> elimination or
> substantial reduction of the environmental impact of manufacturing
> processes and the use and disposal of the products. The object is to
> preclude remedial
> measures by implementing pollution prevention technology and strategies
> that "do it right the first time." Manufacturing processes and products
> are viewed as part of a larger ecological whole. Benign processing and
> design for recycling are key elements. The field encompasses aspects of
> chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, industrial
> manufacturing engineering, operations research, and systems engineering.
> In order to ensure that the nation achieves cost effective and
> politically acceptable solutions, law, economics and management science
> are also critical subjects. Thus, the field is clearly interdisciplinary
> and is currently in a state of problem definition and evolving focus.
> Industrial ecology (IE) may be defined as applying the techniques of
> ecology in studying materials and energy cycling to an industry in order
> to decrease impacts on the natural environment and increase
> sustainability and efficiency of energy and materials use. It may
> further be defined as an approach to the design of industrial products and
> processes that evaluates such
> activities through the dual perspectives of product competitiveness and
> environmental interactions.
> Much basic research needs to be done on environmentally benign processes
> and products, life cycle assessment, design tool development,
> environmental impact prioritization models, design for material and
> energy minimization, product use interactions with the environment,
> design for disassembly or recycling, and risk assessment. Example topic
> areas for this
> announcement may address life cycle assessment, design tool development,
> environmentally benign processes and products, environmental impact
> prioritization models, design for material and energy minimization,
> product use interactions with the environment, design for disassembly or
> recycling.
> RESTRICTIONS: The sponsor will fund an individual or several individuals
> working together. Proposals will be considered from a broad range of
> departments-engineering, the physical sciences, economics, business,
> law, and public policy. Applications from non-US organizations may be
> submitted directly to Lucent Technologies Foundation.
> MONETARY: For 1998, it is expected that each Fellowship will be $50,000
> per annum for two years. Grants will be awarded to universities in
> September to support research conducted during 1998-99. It is
> anticipated that a minimum of ten awards will be funded in FY1998.
> CONTACT INFO: Fred Thompson; 4201 Wilson Boulevard; Suite 565;
> Arlington, VA 22230
> _________________________ Telephone:  703-306-1320; FAX:  703-306-0312;
> Email Address: athompso@nsf.gov
> Program Number:  032870