June 2010 Archives
VCU Libraries now subscribes to a suite of databases from COS (formerly Community of Science) that will help you locate funding sources, fellow researchers, and upcoming conferences related to your scholarly interests.
COS Funding Opportunities provides current information on over 25,000 grants, fellowships, and other awards offered by a wide variety of domestic and international funding sources, including federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations, and corporations. COS Funding Opportunities is the world's largest source of information about available funding for all types of projects in all disciplines. It is updated daily and can be searched by sponsor, award amount, deadline, eligibility, activity location, funding type and area of interest.
COS Workbench is a personal Web-based workspace that allows users to set up a profile, access other COS databases, save searches and receive funding alerts. With the COS Funding Alert service, subscribers receive a weekly e-mail customized with a list of funding opportunities based on previously specified criteria. You must first register to take advantage of the Workbench features.
COS Scholar Universe provides authoritative information on more than 1 million active researchers, along with affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at four-year colleges and doctoral universities. Users can discover subject experts, potential collaborators, peers to review articles or proposals, former colleagues, and mentors. Each scholar's profile is editorially reviewed and verified for accuracy.
Papers Invited contains calls for papers, presentations, and posters from conferences around the world, plus news about special editions of journals. E-mail alerts are available for new announcements. Find opportunities to present or publish your research and reach your scholarly goals.
COS research services are designed to help faculty, students and researchers at every level. The tools provide easy and comprehensive ways for all researchers to fund, connect, and publish. Tutorials are available online to learn more about any of these COS databases.
- political stability
- economic activity
- insurgent and military groups
- transfer of security responsibility
- military operations
- the Afghan National Security Forces
- the Afghan presidential elections
- human rights
- reconstruction and development
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