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Funding Bulletin - January 21, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 3)



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    3-1   Science Education Partnership Award (NIH)

    The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program encourages biomedical and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with science museum educators, media experts, and others interested organizations on projects to improve the student (K-12) and the public understanding of the health sciences. This program announcement is intended to support either the development (Phase I) or the dissemination (Phase II) of highly meritorious and innovative models. The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) encourages the submission of grant applications from eligible organizations to 1) develop and evaluate model biomedical and/or behavioral science education partnership programs that focus on health-related research; 2) develop effective strategies for the dissemination of successful existing innovative biomedical and/or behavioral science education partnership models; 3) inform the public about health research so that they can make healthier lifestyle choices from advances that emerge from health-related research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); 4) pique the interest of youngsters in science in order to increase the number of college science majors. PAR-00-036 (NIHG 12/22/99)

     Deadline:   Applications 3/16/00

    3-2 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (IMLS)

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is inviting proposals for its National Leadership Grants for Libraries program to enhance the quality of library and information science nationwide by supporting model projects that can be widely replicated. Funding categories are: 1) Education and Training in library and information science; 2) Research and Demonstration for research in library science and demonstrations to test potential solutions to problems in real-world situations; 3) Preservation and Digitalization of Library Materials; and 4) Model Programs of Library and Museum Cooperation to support innovative projects that model how museums and libraries can work together to expand their service to the public. All categories except the Model Programs have a February 1 deadline.

     Deadline:   2/1/00; Model Programs 4/1/00

    3-3   National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, & Technology Education Digital Library (NSF)

    Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative (NSDL), this program aims to found a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education at all levels. The program will accept proposals in four tracks: 1) Core Integration System projects are expected to focus on the coordination and management of the library's core collections and services and to develop the library's central portal. 2) Collections projects are expected to aggregate and manage a subset of the library's content within a coherent theme or speciality. 3) Services projects are expected to develop services which support users, collection providers, and the Core Integration System and which enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library. 4) Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to one of the other three tracks. (NSF 00-44)

     Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/13/00, Proposals 4/14/00

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    3-4   21st Century Community Learning Centers Program(ED)

    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program was established by Congress to award grants to rural and inner-city public schools, or consortia of such schools, to enable them to plan, implement, or expand projects that benefit the educational, health, social services, cultural and recreational needs of the community. School-based community learning centers can provide a safe, drug-free, supervised and cost-effective after-school, weekend or summer haven for children, youth and their families. CFDA 84.287 (FR 12/20/99)

     Deadline:   3/20/00

    3-5   Public Humanities Program Grants (NEH)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs is inviting proposals for planning or scripting and implementation or production grants for many kinds of projects that engage public audiences in themes, topics and insights of the humanities and foster public understanding and appreciation of the humanities. Four broad funding categories are: libraries and archives; media (television and radio); museums and historical organizations; and special community-based and interactive projects

     Deadline:   2/1/00

    3-6   Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers (ED)

    The Education Department is seeking applications for the Training for All Teachers program which supports efforts to incorporate curricula on effective teaching and assessment methodologies, strategies and resources for limited-English-proficient students. Of special interest are projects that incorporate family involvement training into formal induction programs for beginning secondary teachers or ongoing professional development programs for practicing secondary teachers. CFDA 84.195B (FR 01/18/00)

     Deadline:   3/8/00

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    3-7   Aviation Technology (Manned and Unmanned) (DOD)

    The United States Marine Corp's Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) is issuing a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for research and development concepts addressing areas related to manned and unmanned aviation, fires and targeting, and logistics support. This area includes prototype systems and operational concepts. MCWL's charter is to measure the operational relevancy of warfighting capabilities enabled by emerging technology. R&D proposals addressing these areas from a variety of perspectives are of interest, for example; exploration of new concepts, techniques in modeling and simulation for scenario evaluation, hardware development, feasibility analysis, system integration, performance-based return on investment analysis, as well as proof of principle and concept demonstration. SOL M67854-00-R-2012 (CBD 10/12/99)

     Deadline:   10/7/00

    3-8   Cooperative Activities in Materials Sciences (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation will consider support of U.S. participation with the European Union Framework Programme in the following areas: cross-cutting generic materials technologies; advanced functional materials; sustainable chemistry; expanding the limits and durability of structural materials; and support for research infrastructures in the field of materials sciences. NSF will support the U.S. side of the following interactions: Innovative collaborative research with scientists from the countries of the European Union and affiliated countries; Development of enhanced communication; and Joint organization and support of scientific seminars, conferences, symposia, and workshops. (NSF 00-18)

     Deadline:   3/15/00, 9/15/00

    3-9   SHEBA: Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean, Phase 3 (NSF)

    The goal of the SHEBA Phase 3 project is to utilize data sets collected during the field program (Phase 2) to: 1) determine the ice-ocean-atmosphere processes that control the ice albedo feedback (IAF) and cloud-radiation feedback (CRF) mechanisms over an annual cycle, leading to improvement of models of arctic ocean- atmosphere-ice processes; and 2) develop models that improve simulations to the present day arctic climate, utilizing coupled General Circulation Models (GCM)s. To accomplish these goals, SHEBA Phase 3 projects will combine modeling, synthesis and integration of the SHEBA ocean/atmosphere/ice data set to investigate the IAF and CRF mechanisms, and develop improved formulations for climate models. (NSF 00-19)

     Deadline:   3/8/00

    3-10   Energy Biosciences Research (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Basic Energy Sciences is inviting pre-applications for fundamental research on plants and nonmedical-related microorganisms that can provide support for future energy-related biotechnologies. Interest areas include bioenergetic systems; plant growth and development; genetic transmission and expression; plant-microbial interaction; lignocellulose degradation; mechanisms of fermentations, genetics of neglected microorganisms, energetics and membrane phenomena; microbial interactions; and one-carbon metabolism. Notice 00-06 (FR 12/15/99)

     Deadline:   Preapplications 3/8/00, Applications 6/14/00

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    Health & Life Sciences

    3-11   Biomarkers for Children (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications to develop and evaluate biomarkers for use in assessing risk posed by exposures to pesticides among children. The goal of the initiative is to advance development of tools to help detect, prevent and treat environmentally induced diseases in children. Biologic markers can serve as quantitative measures of chemical exposures and biologically effective doses as well s warning signals of biologic effect.

     Deadline:   3/9/00

    3-12   Childhood Agriculture Safety & Health Research (NIH)

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2000 funds for grant applications for research on childhood agricultural safety and health. Projects are sought which will conduct research to: 1) develop new or enhance existing control technologies to reduce injury to youth exposed to agricultural production hazards or 2) evaluate the effectiveness of commonly used educational materials or training designed to increase childhood agricultural safety and health behaviors. OH-00-001 (NIHG 01/12/00)

     Deadline:   Letters of Intent 2/15/00; Applications 4/19/00

    3-13   Cell-Specific Delineation of Prostate and Genitourinary Development (NIH)

    This RFA is to encourage the development of new research tools and methods to study development and biology of the prostate and genitourinary tract. Strategies to be supported include systematic assessment of gene expression in specific cell types in the developing prostate and genitourinary tract; methods to tag individual cell types for purification, analysis, and characterization; tools to manipulate gene expression in vivo in individual cell types; and development of clinically relevant cell lines. DK-00-015 (NIHG 01/05/00)

     Deadline:   3/21/00, 4/21/00

    3-14   Neurobiology of Diabetic Complications (NIH)

    The National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) invite investigator-initiated research grant applications to study the understanding the mechanisms by which diabetes results in painful, disabling peripheral neuropathy, automatic neuropathy, impaired counterregulation and hypoglycemia unawareness, and other neurological complications. The intent of this RFA is to attract basic neuroscientists to the study of diabetic neuropathy and neurobiology relevant to diabetes, and enhance interdisciplinary approaches to research in this area. NS-00-002 (NIHG 01/13/00)

     Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/24/00; Proposals 4/25/00

    3-15   Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (NIH)

    Several Institutes at the National Institutes of Health are continuing joint sponsorship of a predoctoral research training program in the neurosciences. The aim of the program is to encourage and support broad, early-stage training in the neurosciences by offering institutions a single comprehensive training grant. It is expected that the new training programs will enhance basic and disease-related neuroscience research that is relevant to the participating NIH Institutes. PAR-00-037 (NIHG 01/05/00)

     Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/1/00, Applications 5/10/00

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    Social Sciences

    3-16   Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Program (DOE)

    The Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research is inviting applications to explore the ethical, legal and social implications of the Human Genome Program. This year's program focuses on four major areas: genetics in the workplace, with special emphasis on screening and monitoring programs that involve collection and evaluation of genetic information; storage of information and samples, for example, research on access to and protection of genetic information in databases or tissue/sample archives; research on disseminating education to specific populations such as institutional review board members; and research that addresses implications of advances in the scientific understanding of complex or multigenic characteristics and conditions, gene-environment interactions resulting in disease and human polymorphisms. Program Notice 00-10 (FR 01/14/00)

     Deadline:   Preapplications 2/17/00; Applications 4/6/00

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    3-17   Summer Fellows Program (NEH)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities offers a Summer Fellows Program to introduce promising college students in the humanities to the programs, policies, and operations of the NEH. College students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall 2000 are eligible to apply. Fellows participate in the work of the Endowment for 9 1/2 weeks during the summer of 2000.

     Deadline:   2/4/00

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    R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School

      John P. Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research
    Ruth Bennett, Secretary
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    Last Modified: 11:14am , January 14, 2000