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Funding Bulletin - March 17, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 11)



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    11-1   Biophotonics Partnership Initiative (NSF)

    The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a Biophotonics Partnership initiative seeking high risk/high return, multidisciplinary studies of novel concepts in biophotonics. Incremental advances of existing technologies will not be considered. NIH and DARPA will participate in the reviews and identify proposals of mutual interest and may provide co-funding for programs of high quality that meet their programatic and relevancy requirements. This initiative encourages research proposals across traditional disciplines. Proposals that also include inter-disciplinary teaching/training programs for students which incoporate microscopy, spectroscopy, optical instrumentation, cell and molecular biology are desirable. An example of innovative educational programs might include the teaching of tissue optics, optical imaging, etc. that could be specifically tuned for classes/programs which bring together engineering/physics and biology/medical students (e.g. pair off eng/phy students with bio/med students for design projects, thesis work, etc. (NSF 00-54)
    Deadline:   5/15/00

    11-2  Research on the Impact of Laws and Policies on Public Health (CDC)

    The purpose of this new program from the Centers for Disease Control is to stimulate research evaluating the implementation and impact of federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, contract specifications, licensing requirements, and other legally enforceable public policies on the prevention of death, disease, injury, and disability, on the promotion of health, and on the conduct of public health services. Programmatic interest areas include: 1) Immunization; 2) HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases; 3) Injury Related to Motor Vehicles; 4) Occupational Safety and Health; 5) Public Health Reporting Laws; 6) Emergency Public Health Practice; 7) Urban Planning; 8) Infectious Disease Screening and Treatment for Immigrants; 9) Public Health System and Infrastructure. PA 00051 (FR 03/13/2000)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/21/00; Proposals 6/2/00

    11-3   Advanced Technological Education (ATE) (NSF)

    This program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program also promotes articulation between programs at two-year colleges and four-year programs for prospective teachers and between two-year and four-year programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (with a focus on disciplines that have a strong technological foundation). Two-year colleges are especially encouraged to submit proposals. If the submitting institutions is not a two-year college, then the proposal is expected to include one or more two-year colleges in a leadership role. (NSF 00-62)
    Deadline:   Preliminary Proposals 5/25/00, Formal Proposals 10/19/00

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    11-4   North American Wetlands Conservation (DOI)

    The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting applications to acquire, restore and enhance North American wetlands. (FR 03/13/00)
    Deadline:   3/31/00, 7/28/00

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    11-5   Literacy Leadership Fellowship (NIL)

    The National Institute for Literacy is inviting fellowship applications to support research, education, training, technical assistance, or other activities that advance adult education or literacy, including the training of volunteer literacy providers at the national, state or local level. (FR 03/07/00)
    Deadline:   5/8/00

    11-6   TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to help institutions that serve low-income and first-generation college students but do not have TRIO programs adopt successful TRIO program strategies for recruiting and retaining students and advancing their pursuit of postsecondary education. (FR 02/29/00)
    Deadline:   5/15/00

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    11-7   Environmental Molecular Science Institutes (EMSI) & Collaborative Research Activities in Environmental Molecular Science (CRAEMS) (NSF)

    This program is aimed at increasing fundamental understanding of natural processes and processes resulting from human activities in the environment at the molecular level. This program will support cohesive, interdisciplinary group efforts by universities in partnership with industry in basic research on fundamental issues that underpin the amelioration of environmental problems caused by societal activities that are energy and pollution-intensive. Projects are expected to advance the discipline of chemistry and related molecular sciences, increase understanding of environmental systems, serve as models of excellence in collaborative interdisciplinary research, and contribute ultimately to beneficial technologies and processes. Specifically, this competition will support Environmental Molecular Science Institutes (EMSI) and Collaborative Research Activities in Environmental Molecular Science (CRAEMS). A CRAEMS award funds groups of 3-5 investigators with complementary research interests and creates broad educational experiences for students. EMSIs are appropriate for a larger number of investigators, require an effective management structure, and include a variety of educational and outreach activities. No institution may submit more than one Institute proposal and one Collaborative Research Activity proposal to this competition. Please notify John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by March 31, 2000 if you are interested in forming a team for either of these initiatives. (NSF 00-68)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/10/00; Proposals 6/8/00

    11-8   IAC Program (DOE)

    Proposals are currently being accepted from institutions with Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering or engineering technology programs to become one of 20-30 competitively selected institutions able to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Assessment Center Program. The IAC program is interested in creative approaches to further enhance the program's main goals of providing practical technical training in efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.Guided by faculty, teams of students conduct industrial assessments.
    Deadline:   5/5/00

    11-9   New Technologies for the Environment (NSF)

    The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an initiative seeking high risk/high return, exploratory research feasibility studies on new technologies applied to the environment. This solicitation focuses on new technologies that can be applied to environmental sensing remediation, and environmentally benign manufactuing. Proposals submitted must focus on one or more of the following three areas of environmental technology: Environmental Sensing; Remediation; and Environmentally Benign Manufacturing/Processing and Materials. All proposals should address the ways in which education and training are integrated within the research program. Efforts to incorporate interdisciplinary educational activities and encourage student teamwork are also encouraged. (NSF 00-49)
    Deadline:   5/15/00

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    11-10   Future Leader Awards (ILSI)

    The North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI N.A.) 2001/2002 Future Leader Awards will be given to promising nutrition and food scientists, to allow these investigators the opportunity to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science.
    Deadline:   6/2/00

    11-11   Prostate Cancer Research (DOD)

    The Army Medical Research and Material Command for FY 2000 is funding proposals for Prostate Cancer Research in two award categories (Idea Development Awards and New Investigator Awards) and in three training award categories (Postdoctoral Awards, Minority Population Focused Collaborative Training Awards, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Academic Development Awards). Sol. CBD-PCR-0223 (CBD 02/25/2000)
    Deadline:   5/17/00

    11-12   Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): Special Competition for Cross-Site Research (NSF)

    The Special Competition is being sponsored by the Ecological Studies Cluster which includes the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER), Ecology and Ecosystem Studies programs. In addition, this special competition will consider proposals for field-based research that fall within the purview of the Population Biology and the Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology programs that can take advantage of the large-scale field experiments at multiple LTER sites. Within this context, projects are expected to examine questions or hypotheses that can best be addressed through comparative or synthesis studies using combinations of LTER, non-LTER and International LTER sites. (NSF 00-61)
    Deadline:   5/25/00

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    11-13   Travel Grants: Governance in Post-Communist Societies (NRC)

    The National Research Council will support scholars to travel to Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union for periods of two to six weeks to conduct research related to Governance in Post-Communist Societies. The three sub-themes are: Science and Democratization (Central Europe Only); Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Technology and Industrial Economics.
    Deadline:   6/2/00, 12/8/00

    11-14   Family Violence Prevention and Services (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), announces its Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Funds program for fiscal year (FY) 2000. Applications are being accepted for funding for FY2000 projects on: Specialized Outreach Demonstration Projects for Services to Underserved and Diverse Populations; Minority Training Grant Stipends in Domestic Violence for Historically Black, Hispanic-serving and Tribal Colleges and Universities; Public Information/Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence; and Connecting Faith Based Organizations with Domestic Violence Organizations. OCS-2000-06 (FR 02/17/00)
    Deadline:   5/15/00

    11-15   Cognitive Approaches to Addictive Processes (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites applications in the area of cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience that have the potential for addressing issues related to drug abuse and addiction. The objective of this RFA is to stimulate research that has the potential to advance our understanding of the causes, consequences, neuronal basis and treatment of drug abuse and addictive processes. Cognitive research is encouraged that is model-driven; and either 1) explores and delineates basic cognitive processes related to drug abuse and addiction and vulnerability to drug addiction, or 2) directly studies drug abuse and the effects of drugs on particular aspects of cognitive functions. DA-01-001 (NIHG 11/22/99)
    Deadline:   5/15/00, 7/14/00

    11-16   Youth Violence Prevention (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications for cooperative agreements for comprehensive community actions to promote youth violence prevention, suicide prevention and resilience enhancement. There are two phases in the two-year program, which constitutes a revision of SAMHSA's previous school action grants. Phase I focuses on community collaboration and phase II is a pilot implementation phase. In phase I, grantees develop intensive community-wide collaborations to address youth violence prevention and suicide; in phase II, grantees pilot chosen evidence-based youth violence/suicide prevention programs. SM00-005 (FR 03/06/00)
    Deadline:   5/23/00

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    11-17   NASA Summer School for High Performance Computational Earth and Space Sciences (NASA)

    The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Earth and Space Data Computing Division (ESDCD) and the Universities Space Research Association are soliciting applications from qualified graduate students to participate in an intensive lecture series in computational earth and space sciences during the three-week period July 10-28, 2000. ESDCD provides comprehensive research and development support in data handling and computing for NASA Earth and Space Science research programs. Students will be given hands-on computer training and small group interaction experience.
    Deadline:   4/3/00

    11-18   Collegiate Inventors Competition (Inventors)

    The National Inventors Hall of Fame is inviting entries for the Collegiate Inventors Competition. The Competition is open to students and their advisors. The invention, idea or process must be original and the work of a student or team together with their advisor. Cash prizes are awarded each year to the winning entrants.
    Deadline:   6/1/00

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    Last Modified: 11:14am , March 17, 2000