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Funding Bulletin - February 25, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 8)



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    8-1   Emerging Threats and Opportunities (DOD)

    The United States Marine Corp's Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) is issuing a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Research and Development and invites submission of white papers from Institutions of Higher Education for research aimed at exploring concepts, capabilities and solutions for addressing the non-traditional operational challenges emerging in the 21st Century. Areas of particular interest are: asymmetrical threats and responses, civil affairs, psychological operations, counter terrorism, homeland defense, humanitarian assistance, media relations, non-lethal weapons policy, peacekeeping and peace enforcement. SOL M67854-00-R-2070 (CBD 02/18/00) White Papers

    Deadline:  4/3/00

    8-2   Injury Research Grants for the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces that grant applications are being accepted for Injury Prevention and Control Research Grants for FY 2000. The purposes of this program are to: 1) Promote research to identify and understand the developmental pathways of victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence and sexual violence; 2) Encourage developmental research that leads to science-based indicators for culturally appropriate intervention and prevention strategies to prevent and control the extent of injuries that result from intimate partner violence and sexual violence; 3) Expand risk-factor and protective-factor research related to the perpetration and vicitimization of intimate partner violence and sexual violence. 4. Build the scientific base for the prevention of injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to violence. 5. Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines such as public health, health care, medicine, criminal justice, and behavioral and social science, to work together and undertake research to prevent and control injuries that result from violence. Announcement No. 00042 (FR 02/11/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 3/13/00, Applications 4/12/00

    8-3   Higher Ed Partnerships for International Development (USAID)

    The United States Agency for International Development offers the Institutional Partnership Program to support American academic institutions engaging with higher education associations and institutions in developing and newly independent countries to: encourage broad-based economic growth and agricultural development; strengthen democracy and good government; build human capacity through education and training; stabilize world population and protect human health; protect the world's environment for long-term sustainability; and reduce suffering associated with natural or man-made disasters and re-establish conditions necessary for political and/or economic development.

    Deadline:  3/15/00

    8-4   Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program (CIES)

    The 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program offers opportunities for U.S. faculty to teach in Europe. Lecturing is in English and subject areas vary. Opportunities are available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Sweden. These are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Program.

    Deadline:  5/1/00

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    8-5   Research Studies on Microbiological Hazards Associated with the Food Animal Production Environment (NIH)

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is announcing the availability of research funds for FY 2000 to study the microbiological hazards associated with the food animal production environment. The role of the FDA's CVM in this research relates to microbial hazards associated with pre-harvest phases of food animal production, including aquaculture. The FSI specifically identifies a need for research addressing the effect(s) of therapeutic and non-therapeutic antimicrobial use in food producing animals on commensal and foodborne bacterial pathogens. This research will include: 1) investigations of factors associated with the emergence, transmission, and carriage of human foodborne pathogens in or on food-producing animals and edible products derived from them; and 2) investigations of the microbiological consequences of antimicrobial use in the animal production environment, including selection and elaboration of antimicrobial resistant foodborne pathogens and possible interactions which would create conditions for increased pathogen carriage rates. FD-00-001 (NIHG 02/17/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/3/00, Applications 4/17/00

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    8-6   NEH Fellowships (NEH)

    National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships provide funding for 6 to 12 months for uninterrupted work on projects that contribute to scholarly knowledge, to the advancement of teaching, or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.

    Deadline:  5/1/00

    8-7   Cultural Cooperation with Spain (Spain)

    The program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and U.S. Universities has as its goal the dissemination of Spanish culture in the United States. To do that it offers matching fund grants under the following categories: programs for visiting professors, individual research, publications, Spanish Cinema, symposia and seminars, subsidies for professional associations, and dissemination of Spanish culture through the arts. The program is designed to promote closer ties between scholarly Hispanicism in the U.S. in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and the cultural and academic developments of Spain.

    Deadline:  4/1/00

    8-8   ArtsREACH (NEA)

    The National Endowment for the Arts is funding as a three-year pilot program ArtsREACH. ArtsReach provides support to communities that have been underrepresented among direct grants recipients. The program is a community cultural assessment and planning initiative designed to stimulate and strengthen the role of the arts in the economic and cultural development of communities through coalition building. Coalitions must involve artists and cultural organizations as well as other community interests including governmental, educational, civic, philanthropic and/or religious organizations, and the private sector.

    Deadline:  4/1/00

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    8-9   NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (NSF)

    This program supports fellowships and associated training that will enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology to serve in K-12 schools as resources knowledgeable about both the content and applications of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Academic institutions apply for awards to support fellowship activities. Institutions are responsible for: 1) selecting Fellows; 2) partnering with school districts for placement of Fellows in schools; and 3) providing appropriate training for Fellows. The Fellows will serve as resources for teachers in science and mathematics instruction. Expected outcomes include improved communication and teaching skills for the Fellows, enriched learning by K-12 teachers, and strengthened partnerships between institutions of higher education and local school districts. Since an institution may submit no more than two proposals in which it is the only participating institution, and no more than one proposal in which it is the lead institution in a multi-institution collaboration, please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by March 15 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. He will coordinate proposal submission.

    Deadline:  5/1/00

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    8-10   Research Opportunities in Space Science - 2000 (NASA)

    The mission of the Space Science Enterprise of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to solve the mysteries of the universe, to explore the solar system, to discover planets around other stars, and to search for life beyond Earth. To carry out this mission, NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) sponsors a broad range of research programs relevant to its four Science Themes, which are defined as: Astronomical Search for Origins & Planetary Systems; Solar System Exploration; Structure & Evolution of the Universe; and The Sun-Earth Connection. Deadlines vary. The earliest is April 28. (NRA 00-OSS-01)

    Deadline:  4/28/00

    8-11   University Optoelectronics Centers (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals to establish University Optoelectronics Centers for research focused on the application of optoelectronic and photonic technologies in future generations of sensing, information access, and information processing systems. Proposals from teams of academic researchers to establish optoelectronics centers are solicited. The intent is threefold: first, to create centers capable of revolutionizing optoelectronics and photonics technology; second, to forge interdisciplinary links aimed at advancing the applications of optoelectronics and photonics technology beyond traditional domains; and third, to make the centers national resources for expertise and highly trained individuals. SOL RA00-26 (CBD 02/10/00)

    Deadline:  5/1/00

    8-12   CISE Educational Innovation (NSF)

    The objective of this program is to stimulate innovative education activities at the undergraduate level in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) disciplines by encouraging the transfer of research results into the undergraduate curriculum. The program supports the design, development, testing and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing the effectiveness of the undergraduate learning experience by integrating research results into undergraduate courses and curricula. The research may be ongoing or completed and may be drawn from any research project in the computer and information sciences and engineering fields. Only one proposal per institution will be accepted in any one year. Please coordinate submissions through Virgil Wallentine, Head, Computer and Information Science. (NSF 00-33)

    Deadline:  4/25/00

    8-13   Research Innovation Awards (Rescorp)

    The Research Corporation funds Research Innovation Awards for research that transcends the ordinary and promises significant discoveries. Proposals will be accepted from faculty in Ph.D.-granting departments of astronomy, chemistry and physics. Eligible faculty will be in calendar year one or two of their first tenure-track appointment during the same year as the application deadline.

    Deadline:  5/1/00

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    8-14   Mutagenesis Screens/Phenotyping Tools for Zebrafish (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications is to encourage research designed to exploit the power of mutagenesis screening in zebrafish in order to detect and characterize genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development, behavior, organ formation, disease processes and aging. Applications that propose to advance the technologies associated with such phenotyping also are welcome. HD-00-004 (NIHG 02/16/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/16/00, Applications 5/19/00

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    8-15   Violence Against Women: Evaluating Health Care Interventions (NIH)

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), invites grant applications to conduct research on the outcomes, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of programs for early identification and treatment of domestic violence against women. The goals of this RFA are to develop new knowledge in the prevention of domestic violence, improve the identification of female patients at risk, and to evaluate outcomes and effectiveness of health care interventions designed to treat domestic violence victims. The AHRQ encourages partnerships between health plans, service providers, researchers, and community-specific programs. The evaluation is encouraged to follow patients over time and to measure whether the intervention improves the health and safety of victims, predicts or improves health care utilization patterns, prevents or reduces the occurrence of domestic violence, or helps us develop better techniques to detect women at risk. HS-00-006 (NIHG 02/16/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 3/24/00, Applications 4/27/00

    8-16   Justice Grants (KS)

    The Kansas Office of the Attorney General has announced three grant opportunities from, respectively, the State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund; State Crime Victims' Assistance Fund, and State Crime Victims' Assistance Fund Child Abuse and Neglect Grant Program. The purpose of the first program is to increase, enhance, expand, or initiate projects that provide services and assistance to children and families in need of supervised exchange or visitation. The purpose of the second program is to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in order to speed their recovery from the financial loss, physical suffering and emotional trauma of victimization; and to assure proper and sensitive treatment of crime victims in the criminal justice process. The third program provides funds for ongoing operating expenses of programs providing: 1) temporary emergency shelter for victims of child abuse and neglect; 2) counseling and assistance to those victims; or 3) educational services directed at reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect and diminishing its impact on the victim.

    Deadline:  3/20/00, 3/27/00, 4/3/00

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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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      Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
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    Beverly Page
     Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use, and Biosafety
        Gerald P. Jaax, University Veterinarian and Research Compliance Officer
        Carrie VonLeonrod, Secretary
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    Last Modified: 11:14am , February 25, 2000