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Funding Bulletin - February 17, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 7)



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    7-1   Rural Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation Rural Systemic Initiatives Program (RSI) supports activities that promote systemic reform of science and mathematics education in schools and districts in rural, economically disadvantaged areas. Proposals may only be submitted by institutions of higher education, or non-profit or governmental organizations on behalf of consortia of school districts and communities representing the educational interests of their students in eligible regions. Successful proposals should develop a sound plan for science, math and technology learning; a system that gives students equitable access to high quality science and math instruction; collaboration that extends across school systems. An organization may submit only one pre-proposal per competition. Please notify John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by February 29 if you are interested in submitting so that the submission process can be coordinated. (NSF 00-47)

    Deadline:  4/19/00

    7-2   Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education (ED)

    The purpose of this program is to provide grants to help build a nationwide capability in elementary and secondary schools to identify and meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students; to encourage the development of rich and challenging curricula for all students; and to supplement and make more effective the expenditures of State and local funds for the education of gifted and talented students. Projects must establish and operate model programs to serve gifted and talented students in schools in which at least 50 percent of the students enrolled are from low-income families. The projects must incorporate high-level content and performance standards in one or more of the core subject areas as well as utilize innovative teaching strategies. CFDA 206A (FR 02/09/00)

    Deadline:   4/24/00

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    7-3   Gossamer Spacecraft Exploratory Research and Technology (NASA)

    NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) issues this NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for Gossamer Spacecraft Exploratory Research and Technology. The Gossamer Spacecraft Initiative will focus on developing revolutionary spacecraft architectures for very large, ultra-lightweight apertures and structures. This NRA solicits proposals for exploratory research to begin long-range development of gossamer spacecraft technology. Gossamer spacecraft technology will enable bold new missions of discovery for NASA such as: 1) Very large telescopes for imaging extra-solar planets, studying the formation of large-scale structure in the early universe, and continuously monitoring the Earth from distant vantage points. 2) Large deployable and inflatable antennas for space-based radio astronomy, high-bandwidth communications from deep space, and Earth remote sensing with radar and radiometers. 3) Solar sails for low-cost propulsion, station-keeping in unstable orbits, and precursor interstellar exploration missions. 4) Large solar power collection and transmission systems for human and robotic exploration missions, and for the commercial development of space. NRA 00-OSS-XX

    Deadline:  N/A

    7-4   Research & Development in Glass Industry (DOE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy announces its interest in receiving applications for federal assistance for cost shared research and development of technologies which will enhance economic competitiveness, reduce energy consumption and reduce environmental impacts of the U.S. glass industry. The key objective of this solicitation and the resulting projects are improvement of the manufacture of glass in the U.S. focusing on production efficiency, energy efficiency, environmental protection and recycling, and innovative types and/or uses of glass. DE-SC02-00CH11037 (FR 02/01/00)

    Deadline:  4/3/00

    7-5   Exploratory Research on Engineering the Transport Industries (NSF)

    The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a research initiative on Engineering the Transport Industries. Transport is one of the most vital services in modern society, and is essential to most of the other functions of society. Nations depend upon transport systems that are reliable, efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable. In the broadest sense, the creation of wealth depends upon the transport of people, goods, energy and information, and it is these modes of transport that are addressed in this initiative. The initiative includes systems as diverse as highways, railways, air transport, shipping, gas-, fuel-, and water-distribution pipelines, electrical power distribution grids, and communication networks. The primary objective is to foster the development of a science base for the transport industries. (NSF 00-42)

    Deadline:  3/10/00, 4/13/00

    7-6   Advanced Human Support Technology Program (NASA)

    The NASA Life Sciences Division Seeks proposals for the Advanced Human Support Technology Program (AHST) in support of the Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise. This announcement solicits proposals for the projects within the AHST Program and for the Advanced Extravehicular Activity Project. These Projects are: Advanced Environmental Monitoring and Control; Advanced Life Support; Space Human Factors Engineering; and Advanced Extravehicular Activity. NRA 00-HEDS-01

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 2/18/00; Proposals 4/18/00

    7-7   Strategic Environmental Research & Development (DOD)

    The Department of Defense (DOD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Office is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the areas of cleanup, compliance, conservation and pollution prevention technologies under the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) program. BAA-00-002 (CBD 01/11/00)

    Deadline:  3/7/00

    7-8   Human Identification at a Distance (DOD)

    DARPA is soliciting proposals from individual offerors for research, development, and demonstration of the most promising technologies that achieve accurate and reliable identification of humans at a distance. The Human ID program will consist of four critical components: 1) technology development, 2) data collection, 3) evaluation, and 4) scientific experimentation. The program will be organized into three categories, each with different goals, objectives, and levels of effort. These categories are systems level efforts, concentrated efforts, and focused study efforts. Each category will address all of the critical components. SOL BAA 00-29 (CBD 02/15/00)

    Deadline:  3/28/00

    7-9   Space Interferometry Missions (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is releasing a NASA Announcement of Opportunity entitled Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) Key Projects and Science Team. SIM is a new space mission for performing precise astrometric measurements of stars and other celestial objects. Science investigations using SIM are solicited both for key project investigations and for small investigations by Mission Scientists. AO 00-OSS-01

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 3/27/00; Proposals 5/26/00

    7-10   Microelectronics, Opto-Electronics and/or Photonics Technology (DOD)

    The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego (SPAWARSYSCEN) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) is seeking proposals (technical and cost) for research and development of microelectronics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), opto-electronics and/or photonics, MEMS, and other components. The current focus of MTO is on advancing aspects of the core technologies as well as advancing new technologies and approaches for chip-scale heterogeneous integration to produce new microsystem components and capabilities. (CBD 08/26/99)

    Deadline:  9/15/00

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    Health & Life Sciences

    7-11   Postdoctoral Fellowship (CRI)

    The Cancer Research Institute offers postdoctoral fellowships to qualified scientists who wish to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology. Applicants for the CRI Fellowship Program must have a doctoral degree and must conduct their proposed research under a sponsor who holds a formal appointment at the host institution. There are no citizenship restrictions, and the work may be carried out in the United States or abroad.

    Deadline:  4/1/00

    7-12   Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites applications for research core centers in musculoskeletal disorders. The Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CCMDs) will provide the resources for a number of established, currently funded investigators, often from different disciplines, to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to common research problems in musculoskeletal disorders and to ensure greater productivity than from each of the separate projects. AR-99-006 (NIHG 08/02/99)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/17/00, Applications 6/14/00

    7-13   AIDS Research Grants (AMFAR)

    The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is inviting pre-applications for projects in biomedical science research relevant to AIDS. This RFP is intended to support projects predominantly in basic research and is not intended to fund studies that principally involve clinical trials. Special consideration will be given to projects in HIV vaccine research and to projects in areas that are relevant to the development of new therapies for the restoration of immune function in HIV-infected individuals.

    Deadline:  2/29/00

    7-14   Cooperative Program on Retinal Degenerative Disease Research (NIH)

    The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) announce a cooperative program of research support on retinal degenerative diseases. The PA is intended to stimulate basic cellular, molecular, genetic, and clinical research on retinal degenerative diseases. Applications in response to this PA will use the following grant mechanism: research project grant (R01), Small Business Technology Transfer Grants (STTR) (R41 and R44), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08), Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), and Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24). PA-00-009 (NIHG 11/10/99)

    Deadline:  Varies

    7-15   Research Awards (March of Dimes)

    The March of Dimes invites applications for research grants directed at the prevention of birth defects. Research subjects supported include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies relevant to their mission.

    Deadline:  4/30/00

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    Social Sciences

    7-16   Family Interventions to Prevent and Adapt to HIV/AIDS (NIH)

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is requesting research applications that address family-processing interventions to enhance the ability of families to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and/or its consequences. In this Request for Applications, the term "family" refers to the breadth of family configurations, including biological kin networks and non-related persons who consider themselves to be family through a "network of mutual commitment." Thus, family level of analysis may include the family of origin, family of choice, or a combination of these. Prevention efforts aimed at high-risk individuals and their families, as well as enhanced treatment efforts for families already coping with HIV infection, are still critically needed for the myriad of families being infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. MH-00-009 (NIHG 02/03/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/24/00; Applications 5/24/00

    7-17   Studying Spirituality and Alcohol (NIH)

    The RFA is intended to support research to better understand the role of religiousness and spiritually in the prevention and treatment of the recovery from alcoholism and alcohol-related diseases. Further work is need to better understand the role of religiousness and spirituality as protective and/or risk factors in the development of alcohol disorders. Studies are needed on the role and efficacy of spirituality in intervention programs, and on the effects of race, gender and ethnicity on the relationship between spirituality and alcohol abuse and alcoholism. AA-00-002 (NIHG 02/07/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 04/24/00; Applications 5/24/00

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    7-18   Scholarships for International Studies (Trade Club)

    The International Trade Club of Kansas City is pleased to announce the 2000 Mark E. Grady and Frederick W. Hess Memorial Scholarship Award Competition, open to all qualified students. There will be two scholarships offered to a qualified junior, senior or graduate student of colleges or universities located within a 150 mile radius of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Priority will be given to students involved in the general field of international studies.

    Deadline:  4/2/00

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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
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    Last Modified: 11:14am , January 14, 2000