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Funding Bulletin - January 7, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 1)



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    1-1   Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research Program (DOE)

    The Office of Biological and Environmental Research, U.S. Department of Energy announces its interest in receiving applications for research grants in the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program. Applications should describe research projects in one of the following categories: 1) projects that address the scientific aims of individual NABIR elements including Biogeochemistry, Biotransformation, Community Dynamics, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and Assessment; 2) projects to be performed at a Field Research Center addressing field scale biostimulation of microbiological processes that immobilize metals and/or radionuclides. Interdisciplinary teams should include, at a minimum, experts in the fields of microbiology, geochemistry, and hydrology. Notice 000-05

    Deadline:   2/28/00

    1-2   International Training and Research in Population and Health (NIH)

    The Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, invites applications to support international training and research in population-related sciences. The intent of this program is to enable NIH grant recipients to extend their geographic base of research and training efforts to developing countries and emerging democracies, in support of population issues of mutual priority. Collaborative studies can include: reproductive processes (including biology, immunology, genetics), reproductive epidemiology; and demographic processes, including aging, longevity, biodemography, mortality, morbidity, fertility, migration, linkages between health and economic development, and other social, behavioral and economic factors that influence population dynamics. RFA TW-00-004 (NIHG 12/20/99)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 2/14/00; Applications 3/29/00

    1-3   MBRS Initiative for Minority Student Development (NIH)

    The Initiative for Minority Student Development encourages the development and/or expansion of innovative programs to improve the academic and research competitiveness of underrepresented minority students and to facilitate their progress toward careers in biomedical research. The application may be directed toward the development of underrepresented minority scientists who are in any phase of their career development, from the undergraduate level through the Ph.D. Programs developed under this initiative must be specifically designed to target underrepresented minority students majoring in the biomedical and behavioral sciences or in medical, dental, or veterinary training who are interested in pursuing research careers. PAR-00-022 (NIHG 12/09/99)

    Deadline:   2/1/00

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    1-4   Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (USDA)

    The Department of Agriculture is inviting applications to improve postsecondary education in specific areas to strengthen the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. Projects should have the potential for high impact, innovation, multidisciplinary effort, and generation of products and results. Projects must address one or more of the following: curricula design and materials development; faculty preparation and teacher enhancement; instruction delivery systems; and student experiential learning. (FR 12/17/99)

    Deadline:   Preapplications 1/17/00, Applications 2/14/00

    1-5   Grape Research (VC)

    The Viticulture Consortium, with New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan grape research organizations, is requesting preproposals for grape research in the eastern U.S. Priorities are: Optimizing the efficiency of grape production systems; Increasing yield and grape quality; Improving the quality of grapes and grape products through selection and breeding; Identifying grape varieties and clones with unique qualities for specific regions that will result in products of higher value; Developing effective pest management systems; Determining the impact of viticulture practices on components of grapes and grape products.

    Deadline:   Preapplications 1/22/00

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    1-6   FIPSE Comprehensive Grants(ED)

    The Department of Education has announced its FY 2000 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary (FIPSE) Comprehensive Grant Program. This competition is designed to support innovative reform projects that hold promise as models for the resolution of important issues and problems in postsecondary education. Grants may support projects of varying scope and complexity for one, two, or three years. There is no minimum or maximum grant award. FIPSE invites creative ideas to ensure that as many students as possible enter and successfully complete postsecondary programs of high quality. CFDA 84.116A, B (FR 12/16/99)

    Deadline:   2/11/00

    1-7   Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program (ED)

    This program provides grants to upgrade the qualifications and skills of noncertified educational personnel, especially educational paraprofessionals, to meet high professional standards, including certification and licensure as bilingual teachers and other educational personnel who serve limited English proficient students, and to help recruit and train secondary students as bilingual education teachers to serve limited English proficient students. CFDA 84.195E (FR 12/21/99)

    Deadline:   2/14/00

    1-8   Bilingual Education: Teachers and Personnel Grants (ED)

    The Education Department is seeking applications for grants to provide pre-service and in-service professional development for bilingual education teachers, administrators and other personnel involved in providing education services for limited English proficient children and youth. CFDA 84.195A (FR 12/30/99)

    Deadline:   2/18/00

    1-9   Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED)

    The purpose of the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program is to promote gender equity in education; to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex and race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability or age; and to provide financial assistance to enable educational agencies to meet the requirements of title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The Department will award two types of grants: (1) grants for the implementation of gender equity programs in schools; and (2) research and development grants to develop model equity programs. CFDA 84.083 A & B (FR 12/29/99)

    Deadline:   2/14/00

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    Engineering,  Mathematics & Physical Science

    1-10   New Programs in Fusion Energy Sciences (DOE)

    The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy announces its interest in receiving grant applications of new research in fusion energy sciences. The specific areas of interest are: 1) Magnetic Fusion Concept Exploration Experiments; 2) Inertial Fusion Energy Concept Exploration Research; 3) Inertial Fusion Energy Chamber and Target Research; 4) Magnetic Fusion Liquid Wall Experiments; and 5) Fusion Materials Modeling. Notice 00-07

    Deadline:   2/29/00

    1-11   Green House Gas Pollution Prevention Project (USAID)

    The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Prevention Project (GEP) Project was launched in 1995 with the purpose of reducing the volume of emissions of greenhouse gases by increasing energy productivity and encouraging switching to biomass fuels in selected utilities. To date, the project has concentrated on two major components: increasing efficiency in coal fired power plants and year-round cogeneration of power using biomass as fuel in the sugar industry. In 1998, climate change awareness and outreach activity was launched. A Project Agreement Amendment of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Prevention Project was signed between Government of India and USAID/India in September 1999 to launch the Climate Change Supplement. GEP-CCS will add two new elements: fostering climate change initiatives for sustainable development, and linking urban development and climate change activities. The purpose of this technical assistance contract is to build local capacity, develop a project pipeline for climate change mitigation projects that have Indian hosts and U.S. investors, and increase available information and create awareness among various stake holders of issues and challenges related to GCC mitigation. SOL 386-00-001 (CBD 12/23/99)

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    Health & Life Sciences

    1-12   Centers for Dietary Supplement Research: Botanicals (NIH)

    The Office of Dietary Supplements, along with several Institutes at the National Institutes of Health, is inviting proposals to establish Specialized Research Centers to investigate the biological effects of botanicals including, but not limited to, botanicals available as dietary supplements. The creation of such Centers is needed to advance the quality and quantity of scientific information on botanicals and to promote further research in this area. The major goal of this Request for Applications is to foster interdisciplinary research in order to promote the scientific study of botanical dietary supplements. An information meeting for applicants will be held January 28, 2000. RFA OD-00-004 (NIHG 12/21/99)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/25/00, Applications 4/25/00

    1-13   Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH)

    The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health that is part of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program. The purpose of this Request for Applications is to augment and strengthen the institutional biomedical research capabilities in states with historically low aggregate success rates for grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. Up to two proposals per state can be submitted. The proposed Center should be multidisciplinary, led by a peer-reviewed, NIH-funded investigator with expertise central to the grant proposal. The application should have a thematic science focus in one research area--such as neuroscience, cancer, structural biology, immunology, or bioengineering--that may use basic, clinical or both research approaches to attain the goals of the proposed center. Please contact John Murray, 785-532-6195, if you are interested in participating. RFA PR-00-003 (NIHG 12/21/99)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 2/10/00, Applications 3/8/00

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    Social Sciences

    1-14   Community Development Work Study Program (HUD)

    The purpose o this program it to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged and minority graduate students who participate in community development work study programs and are enrolled full-time in a graduate community building academic degree program. An eligible community building academic degree program includes but is not limited to graduate degree programs in community and economic development, community planning, community management, public administration, public policy, urban economics, urban management, and urban planning. (FR 12/13/99)

    Deadline:   2/25/00

    1-15   W.E.B. Dubois Fellowship Program (DOJ)

    Through the W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program, the National Institute of Justice seeks to advance the field of knowledge with respect to the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. NIJ supports the investigation, analysis, and development of innovative approaches that enhance justice and advance public policy decision making on issues relating to crime, violence, and the a demonstration of justice. DuBois Fellows will be asked to focus on these questions in a manner that is policy relevant and reflective of their saliency as an integral part of the American past, present, and future. (FR 11/29/99)

    Deadline:   2/1/00

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    1-16   Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging (AFAR)

    The American Federation for Aging Research offers scholarships to Ph.D. students at any level to undertake a three-month research project on any subject related to the basic sciences and aging. Examples of promising areas of research include: Oxygen free radicals/role in aging and disease; Optimal nutrition; Longevity determinant genes; Vitamin supplementation; Protein degradation; Vascular changes with aging/interventions; Neurodegenerative changes/interventions. The research project must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

    Deadline:   2/25/00

    1-17   Dissertation Fellowships (Guggenheim)

    These fellowships support the doctoral candidate in completing the thesis in a timely manner. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, drug trafficking use, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence.

    Deadline:   2/1/00

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    Last Modified: January 7, 2000