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date: Fri, 29 May 2009 13:53:24 -0700
from: Ben Santer <santer1atXYZxyzl.gov>
subject: Re: Financial support for Tom Wigley's Symposium
to: "Bamzai, Anjuli" <Anjuli.BamzaiatXYZxyzence.doe.gov>

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Dear Anjuli,

Thanks very much for your expeditious and positive answer. I look
forward to seeing you at Tom's Symposium!

With best regards,

Ben

Bamzai, Anjuli wrote:
> Ben,
>
> Your DOE fellowship has flexibility on how you choose to spend the
> funds. Make sure the travel and food etc is done within rules for DOE
> and lab travel, and miscellaneous expenses. E.g. the travelers need to
> use U.S. carrier, no liquor (I know you said you'd make sure that was
> out), etc.
>
> So some dotting and crossing to be done, that end!
>
> Anjuli
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Santer [mailto:santer1@llnl.gov]
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 8:31 PM
> To: Bamzai, Anjuli
> Subject: Re: Financial support for Tom Wigley's Symposium
>
> Dear Anjuli,
>
> That's very encouraging news - many thanks for checking into this
> matter. I'll await confirmation before proceeding with any payment for
> food, travel, or accommodation expenses.
>
> After my experiences with Steven McIntyre's FOIA requests to DOE and
> NOAA, I just wanted to make sure that I had dotted all the "i's" and
> crossed all the "t's"!
>
> With best regards,
>
> Ben
>
> Bamzai, Anjuli wrote:
>> Ben,
>> I don't believe there are any specific rules that would prohibit you
>> from picking up meal costs, or travel support under your Fellowship.
>> As I recall, there was complete flexibility on the way you use the
>> Distinguished Scientist Fellowship funds, however I'm trying to get a
>> confirmation on this.
>>
>> I hope I get a response soon, and will forward as I hear.
>> Best
>> Anjuli
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ben Santer [mailto:santer1@llnl.gov]
>> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 2:24 PM
>> To: Bamzai, Anjuli
>> Subject: Financial support for Tom Wigley's Symposium
>>
>> Dear Anjuli,
>>
>> I know you are busy this week with proposal reviews, but I'd be very
>> grateful if you could answer two quick questions.
>>
>> As you know, I'd like to use some portion of my DOE OBER Distinguished
>
>> Scientist Fellowship to provide financial support for Tom Wigley's
>> Symposium. The primary purpose of the financial support would be to
>> cover the cost of food for the Symposium reception and Symposium
>> dinner on June 19th. This estimated cost of the food is less than
> $4,000.
>> Fellowship money would not be used to pay for any alcohol.
>>
>> I've also been asked (by Mike MacCracken, Natasha Andronova, and Marty
>> Hoffert) whether I could assist them in covering travel and
>> accommodation costs they incur in attending the Symposium. I'm
>> anticipating that the total travel and accommodation costs for Mike,
>> Natasha, and Marty would be less than $2,500.
>>
>> So my specific questions are as follows. Under the terms of my
>> Fellowship, is it permissible:
>>
>> 1) To use Fellowship money to cover the cost of food for the Symposium
>
>> reception and dinner?
>>
>> 2) To use Fellowship money to cover travel and accommodation costs
>> that Mike, Natasha, and Marty will incur in attending the Symposium?
>>
>> Given my recent close encounter with Freedom of Information Act
>> requests, I just want to make sure that 1) and 2) represent correct
>> and appropriate use of my Fellowship money.
>>
>> Many thanks for your help with this, Anjuli!
>>
>> With best regards,
>>
>> Ben
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>> Benjamin D. Santer
>> Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison Lawrence
>> Livermore National Laboratory P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103 Livermore,
>
>> CA 94550, U.S.A.
>> Tel: (925) 422-3840
>> FAX: (925) 422-7675
>> email: santer1atXYZxyzl.gov
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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> Benjamin D. Santer
> Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison Lawrence
> Livermore National Laboratory P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103 Livermore,
> CA 94550, U.S.A.
> Tel: (925) 422-3840
> FAX: (925) 422-7675
> email: santer1atXYZxyzl.gov
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>
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Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103
Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
Tel: (925) 422-3840
FAX: (925) 422-7675
email: santer1atXYZxyzl.gov
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