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Funding Bulletin - March 10, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 10)



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    10-1   Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (NSF)

    The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program seeks to improve the quality of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technological (SMET) education for all students and targets activities affecting learning environments, course content, curricula, and educational practices. The program has three tracks: 1) Educational Materials Development: Projects are expected to produce innovative materials that incorporate effective educational practices to improve student learning of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Projects to develop textbooks, software, or laboratory materials for commercial distribution are appropriate; 2) Adaption and Implementation: Projects are expected to result in improved education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology at academic institutions through adaption and implementation of exemplary materials, laboratory experiences, and/or educational practices that have been developed and tested at other institutions. Proposals may request funds in any category normally supported by NSF, or may request funds to purchase only instrumentation; 3) National Dissemination: Projects are expected to provide faculty with professional development opportunities to enable them to introduce new content into undergraduate courses and laboratories, and to explore effective educational practices to improve their teaching effectiveness. Projects should be designed to offer workshops, short courses, or similar activities on a national scale in single or multiple disciplines. (NSF 00-63)

    Deadline:   ND Track Preliminary 4/24/00, A&I Track 6/5/00, EMD Track 6/6/00, ND Track 6/6/00

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    10-2   Potato Research (UDA)

    The Agriculture Department will fund research projects that focus on potato varietal development and testing. Projects must be regional in scope (i.e., having application beyond the immediate state in which the project is performed.) (FR 03/03/2000)

    Deadline:   4/3/00

    10-3   Pest Management Alternatives Research (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is seeking proposals to develop, test and implement pest management alternatives and mitigation strategies. For FY 2000 funding is for projects that:1) Identify and develop replacement or mitigation technologies for pesticides with uses that may change or be eliminated through FQPA implementation or related regulatory action; 2) Demonstrate promising alternative pest management strategies in the field in close collaboration with interested growers and grower groups; and 3) Support outreach activities that promote the implementation of pest management alternatives through education and extension. (FR 03/03/2000)

    Deadline:   4/17/00

    10-4   Citrus Virus Research (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department will fund research on problems caused by citrus tristeza virus and the brown citrus aphid, which cause major economic damage to citrus crops. Research priority areas are: 1) characterization and detection of CTV strains; 2) biology and control of the Brown Citrus Aphid; 3) host plant resistance; 4) epidemiology and crop loss assessment; and 5) development of cross-protecting CTV strains. (FR 03/03/2000)

    Deadline:   4/17/00

    10-5   Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting applications for studies that will provide information useful to regulators making science-based decisions related to the safety of introducing genetically modified organisms into the environment. Areas include assessing the effects of introducing genetically engineered organisms into the environment; large-scale deployment of genetically engineered organisms; the effects of transgene resistance to insects or disease; and development of statistical methods and measures of risks associated worth field testing genetically modified organisms. (FR 03/03/00)

    Deadline:   4/10/00

    10-6   Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service has announced the availability of funds for the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems Program (IFAFS) for FY 2000. Areas of research are: 1) Agricultural genome; 2) Food safety, food technology and human nutrition; 3) New and alternative uses and production of agricultural commodities and products; 4) Agricultural biotechnology; 5) Natural resource management, including precision agriculture; and 6) Farm efficiency and profitability, including the viability and competitiveness of small and medium sized diary, livestock, crop, and other commodity operations. Priority will be given to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or multidisciplinary or projects that integrate agricultural research, extension and education. (FR 03/06/2000)

    Deadline:   5/8/00

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    10-7   Regional Technology in Education Consotia (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for regional education technology consortia to provide professional leadership development, technical assistance, information and resources to states, districts, schools and other education institutions to promote technology in K-12 teaching and learning and in adult literacy programs. CFDA 84.302A (FR 02/29/00)

    Deadline:   4/14/00

    10-8   Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to establish regional consortia projects to provide technical assistance to classroom teachers and other educations to advance science and mathematics education. CFDA 84.319A (FR 03/03/00)

    Deadline:   4/17/00

    10-9   Interagency Education Research Initiative (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health, is offering the Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) with the goal of improving pre K-12 student learning and achievement in reading, mathematics, and science, by supporting rigorous, interdisciplinary research on large-scale implementations of promising educational practices and technologies in complex and varied learning environments. An important feature of the Initiative is that all IERI-supported projects will share common benchmarks that will facilitate the accumulation of reliable and valid data to ensure that the lessons learned can be generalized in an optimal fashion. IERI has two focus areas: Early Learning of Foundational Skills; and Transition to Increasingly Complex Science and Mathematics Learning. (NSF 00-74)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/19/00,10/2/00; Proposals 6/9/00; 2/2/01

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    10-10   Combined Research - Curriculum Development (CRCD) (NSF)

    The Combined Research - Curriculum Development (CRCD) Program, a joint initiative of the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), supports multidisciplinary projects that integrate new, state-of-the-art research advances in emerging technology areas into upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate engineering and computer and information science curricula. Projects address a need for innovative curricula, courses, textbooks, instructional modules and instructional laboratories by integrating the research and education interests of faculty through involvement in curriculum change. The CRCD program seeks to closely engage faculty researchers, with support of academic administration and industry, in curriculum innovation in the context that education and research are of equal value and complementary parts of an integrative engineering and science education enterprise. Only three proposals may be submitted from an institution. Please notify John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by March 24 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. (NSF 00-66)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/31/00, Proposals 6/2/00

    10-11   Fundamental Physics In Microgravity: Research & Flight Experiments Opportunities (NASA)

    NASA Research Announcement (NRA): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is interested in receiving proposals for basic experimental and theoretical research using microgravity and space environments to advance scientific knowledge and technology in fundamental physics. In addition, proposals are sought to provide a fundamental understanding of physical and chemical processes in extraterrestrial environments, such as: Laser Cooling and Atomic Physics (LCAP), Low Temperature and Condensed Matter Physics (LCTMP), Gravitational and Relatavistic Physics and Biological Physics. NRA-00-HEDS-02

    Deadline:   5/15/00

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    10-12   NIOSH Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) Program (NIH)

    The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications for Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) in research areas that are relevant to the research goals described in the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The overall purpose of NORA is to provide a framework for research programs that provide the critical knowledge that can be used in preventing occupational diseases and injuries and foster our understanding of their underlying pathophysiology. For this RFA, research projects must address one of the following areas: Allergic and Irritant Dermatitis, Social and Economic Consequences of Workplace Illness and Injury, Health Services Research, and Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities. OH-00-006 (NIHG 02/28/00)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/14/00, Applications 5/15/00

    10-13   Effects of Mixed Dusts on Pulmonary Inflammation, Airway Reactivity and Susceptibility to Pulmonary Infection (NIH)

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites applications for a collaborative investigation that will contribute information concerning the adverse pulmonary effects of mixed dusts (such as, welding fume, boiler ash, diesel exhaust particles, etc.) The overall goal of this program is to foster multidisciplinary studies which integrate molecular, cellular, animal and human approaches to determine the role of workplace exposure to mixed dusts on the initiation of obstructive lung disease and the enhancement of susceptibility to pulmonary infection. OH-00-009 (NIHG 02/28/00)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/28/00, Applications 4/24/00

    10-14   Research to Strengthen Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (NIH)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2000 funds for grant applications for research to strengthen occupational safety and health surveillance. Projects are sought that 1) strengthen surveillance of high-risk industries and occupations, such as mining, and of populations at higher risk; 2) promote a better understanding of the magnitude and scope of childhood agriculture agricultural injuries and illnesses; 3) develop methods of effective occupational safety and health surveillance conducted by employers, unions, and other non-governmental organizations; and 4) increase research methods development to improve occupational surveillance. A common issue for such projects is the critical need to include in the study design consideration of under-recognition and under-reporting of workplace illness and injury. OH-00-005 (NIHG 02/28/00)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 3/24/00, Applications 4/28/00

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    10-15   Community Action Grants for Service System Change (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services is inviting applications to support adoption and implemention of exemplary practices related to the delivery and organizations of mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbance or adults with serious mental illness, including individuals with co-occurring disorders. Phase I grants fund consensus building and decision support; phase II grants fund implementation support. PA00-003 (FR 03/02/00)

    Deadline:   Phase I 5/10/00, 9/10/00, Phase II 4/19/00, 9/10/00

    10-16   Expansion of Early Head Start (HHS)

    The Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children, Youth and Families has announced a grant competition to expand Early Head Start programs for low-income families with children under three and pregnant women. The program aims to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development and support parents' efforts to move toward self-sufficiency. (FGCW 03/06/00)

    Deadline:   5/1/00

    10-17   Implementation of Intervention Strategies for Children with Disruptive Behaviors (NIH)

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications to examine the implementation of prevention strategies in real world settings for disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents. The purpose of this initiative is to foster studies of implementation approaches, barriers to and facilitators of implementation, and cost-effectiveness of tested preventive programs or strategies, with a focus on elucidating those elements of implementation that are necessary for sustaining preventive approaches within diverse real-world settings. MH-00-011 (NIHG 01/18/00)

    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 5/15/00, Applications 6/13/00

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    Last Modified: 11:14am , February 25, 2000