Funding Bulletin - February 10, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 6)
- EPA's Global Chance Research Program is assessing the potential consequences of climate change and climate variability for human health, ecosystems, and social well-being in the the United States. A complete assessment must place the effects of climate change and variability into a larger context that considers others important stressors. One such stressor is human activity. The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to foster the development of models that will enable assessors to consider the effects of human activities in tandem with the effects of climate change and climate variability. The EPA recognizes that the development of such models will require researchers representing a variety of disciplines from the natural and social sciences to work together. As such, the development of interdisciplinary communities of investigators an important collateral benefit of this multi-year RFA process.
- The White House, through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has established the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) program. The program, administred on behalf of the White House by the National Science Foundation, seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts/programs designed to enhance the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering. The awardees will serve as examples to their colleagues and will be leaders in the national effort to more fully develop the Nations's human resources in science, mathematics and engineering. Nominations to honor individuals and institutions are invited for the 2000 competition of these annual awards. (NSF 00-41)
- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute invites research project applications for the support of ground-based and limited space-flight research in four new research areas: neurobehavioral and psychosocial factors; nutrition, physical fitness and rehabilitation; smart medical systems; and integrated human functions. The purpose of this announcement is to solicit research proposals from investigators wishing to serve as members of research teams pursuing coordinated programs of activity in each of these four areas. NSBRI 99-02
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/17/00, Proposals 5/5/00
6-4 Peace Studies Unsolicited Grants (USIP)
- The U.S. Institute of Peace is seeking proposals for projects addressing international conflict resolution including K-12 projects, under the spring round of its twice-yearly unsolicted grants program. Grants fund a variety of projects that fall under the USIP's broad mandate. Examples of K-12 projects include programs addressing a specific international conflict, and development of peace and conflict studies curricula that could be used abroad. (FR 01/31/00)
6-5 Young Investigator Programs (NRC)
- The National Research Council will sponsor two Young Investigator Programs (YIP) in 2000. Each program will include five to seven American specialists and an equal number of foreign specialists; all participants must have earned the Ph.D. not earlier than January 1, 1992. The long term goal of these YIPs is to contribute to the professional development of American experts in areas critical to the welfare and future development of Central Europe and Eurasia as well as other areas of the globe. The two program areas are: Post-War Trauma and Reconciliation in Bosnia-Hercegovina; and Impacts of Nuclear Testing in Russia and Kazakhstan.
6-6 Life in Extreme Environments (NSF)
- Several Directorates of the National Science Foundation, with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, announce an opportunity to enhance knowledge about Life in Extreme Enbironments (LExEN) through a highly interdisciplinary, integrated research program. There are three areas of emphasis for the fiscal year 2000 competition. First, the interdisciplinary research program will explore relationships between microbial organisms and extreme environments within which they exist. Second is the development of methods and capabilities to facilitate LExEN research. Third, with NASA, is a focus on long term studies at representative examples of significant extreme environments. (NSF 00-37)
- The National Security Education Board is inviting applications under the seventh competition for institutional awards, which provide opportunities for U.S. higher education institutions to develop or strengthen their capabilities in critical foreign languages, cultures, area and international fields. The emphases of the program are: Improving Language Acquisition and Cultural Knowledge; Improving Study and Work Opportunities Abroad; Stimulating Faculty Involvement; Improving Information Dissemination and Linkages Across Institutions; and Broadening the Base of Interdisciplinary and Institutional Relationships. (FR 02/04/00)
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 4/10/00
6-8 Kansas Crop Improvement Association Grants (KCIA)
- The Kansas Crop Improvement Association has established a Research Support Fund for the purpose of encouraging and supporting research in certain areas. Priorities are: 1) Improved variety development; 2) Seed technology-testing, processing, etc. 3) Certified seed marketing research; and 4) Proposals likely to result in early benefit to growers.
- Small high-technology firms and research institutions are encouraged to jointly submit proposals to the Department of Defense for cooperative research and development (R&D) projects with military and commercial applications. Five DoD components will paricipate in the STTR solicitation--the Department of the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Ballistic Missile Defense Oganization (BMDO). Small firms and their research institution partners apply first for a one-year phase I award of $70,000 to $100,000 to test the scientific, technical, and commercial merit of a particular concept. SOL BAA 2000-DOD/STTR (CBD 12/23/99)
- The recent earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan offer unique research opportunities to advance the state of knowledge and the state of practice in earthquake engineering. Recognizing this unique opportunity, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems (CMS) of the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) of the National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for exploratory research related to these two recent major urban earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan. The goals of this research opportunity are the capture of time-sensitive data and field information, records of constructed facility performance and institutional response, and collaborative exploratory research. This research opportunity will also result in the establishment of enhanced working relationships with colleagues in Turkey and Taiwan. (NSF 00-32)
6-11 Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation (NSF)
- The Division of Engineering Education and Centers, in collaboration with the other division in the Directorate for Engineering, announces a small-group (3-5 researchers each) initiative on research in engineering modeling and simulation at the nanoscale, with a focus on transdisciplinary research among various disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology, material science, engineering, thermodynamics, mechanics, electronics, and others) and areas of nanoscale relevance (nanostructured materials, nanodevices, large surface area structures, optoelectronics, synthesis, processing and manufacturing, instrumentation, environment, and others). Since an institition may submit only one proposal where only researchers from that institution are involved and one other proposal as the lead institution in a multi-institution group proposal, please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by February 29 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. He will coordinate selection of applicants. (NSF 00-36)
6-12 Research Grants in Neurobiology (Whitehall)
- Research grants in neurobiology are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the U.S. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as the competence of the applicant.
6-13 General Immunology & Cancer Immunology Grants (CRI)
- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. To this end, CRI offers its investigator award to qualified scientists at the assistant professor level who are working in the field of cancer immunology and general immunology.
- The Center for Population Research (CPR) of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) invite new and experienced basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators to submit research grant applications to further our understanding of the etiology, prevalence, criteria for accurate diagnosis, underlying pathophysiology and pain mechanisms, and treatment strategies for vulvodynia. Research grant applications are encouraged that address preclinical or clinical, biomedical and/or behavioral research that concentrates on studies of relevance to vulvodynia. This solicitation is intended to stimulate and strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to this complex, underresearched area of women's health and form a framework for assessing future research needs. HD-00-008 (NIHG 02/07/00)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/15/00, Applications 5/5/00
6-15 NIA Pilot Research Grant Program (NIH)
- The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications in specific areas to: 1) stimulate and faciliate the entry of promising new investigators into aging research, and 2) encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this research field. This Small Grant Program provides support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant that is focused on aging and/or a significant advancement of aging research. PA-00-053 (NIHG 02/02/00)
Deadline: 3/17/00, 7/17/00, 11/17/00
- The National Cancer Institute invites applications that address developmental research in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early detection, and nutrition science. It is anticipated that these Small Grant Programs may lead to the submission of subsequent Individual Research Project Grants. New, as well as experienced, investigators in relevant fields and disciplines (e.g., chemoprevention, nutritional science, genetic and infectious agents, and early detection, including biomarker development and validation) may apply for small grants to test ideas or do pilot studies. PAR-00-025 (NIHG 12/13/99)
Deadline: 3/20/00, 7/20/00, 11/20/00
6-17 James B. Pearson Fellowships for Graduate Studies Abroad (KS)
- The Kansas Board of Regents has announced the availability of the James B. Pearson Fellowships for Graduate Studies Abroad. Applicants must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of five years and be pursuing or plan to pursue, a program of study, preferably related to foreign affairs. Appropriate fields of study include but are not limited to anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, psychlogy, sociology.
6-18 Gates Millennium Scholars (Gates)
- The Gates Millennium Scholars program, administered by the United Negro College Fund, is aimed at increasing the number of low-income African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students must be nominated for these awards. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and be accepted into or enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university for the academic year 2000-2001 at the time of the award; or accepted into or enrolled in a graduate degree program in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science for the academic year 2000-2001.
R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School