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Funding Bulletin - April 7, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 14)



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    14-1   Activities in Science for Persons with Disabilities (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation is inviting applications to conduct demonstration and intervention projects, information dissemination projects and capacity-building projects to reduce barriers that inhibit participation and advancement in science, mathematics, engineering and technology education and careers for persons with disabilities. (NSF 00-69)
    Deadline:  Pre-Proposals 5/15/00, Proposals 8/15/00

    14-2   Susan Harwood Training Grants (DOL)

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is inviting applications to conduct safety and health training and education in the workplace. For strategic plan grants, organizations proposing training programs in three industries: construction, including residential construction; food processing; and nursing homes. For institutional competency building grants, organizations should serve clients nationally or in multi-state areas and provide safety and health training, education and services. OSHA will give preference to organizations that can reach one or more categories of target audiences, including vulnerable workers, small business employers and employees and workers who are employed in high-hazard industries and industries affected by new OSHA standards. (FR 03/31/00)
    Deadline:  5/19/00

    14-3   Partnerships for Innovation  (NSF)

    The Partnerships for Innovation Program is focused on connections between new knowledge created in the discovery process to learning and innovation. Concurrently, it addresses NSF's strategic intention to broaden the participation of people and institutions in NSF activities. The goals of the Program are to: catalyze Partnerships for Innovation that will enable the transformation of knowledge created by the national research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth, build strong local, regional and national economies and improve the national well-being; broaden the participation of all types of academic institutions and all citizens in NSF activities to more fully meet the broad workforce needs of the national innovation enterprise; and create enabling infrastructure necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. To develop a set of ideas of pursuing these goals, this competition will support 15-25 promising partnerships among academe, government and the private sector; partnerships that will explore new approaches to support and sustain innovation. (NSF 00-82)
    Deadline:  Notices of Intent 6/1/00; Proposals 7/6/00

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    14-4   Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (USDA)

    USDA has extended its original deadline for its Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (IFAFS), in addition to adding a new program area: Critical and Emerging Pest Management Challenges. In addition, CSREES has added sections clarifying the nature of proposals sought and made some revisions to earlier program areas. For example, the Agricultural Genomics program area no longer places emphasis on research focusing on economically important species, genes, or traits. (FR 04/04/2000)
    Deadline:  5/22/00

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    14-5   Worker Training (DOL)

    The Labor Department is inviting applications to respond to employer-identified skill shortages in regional labor markets. Applicants should propose demonstration projects and industry-led consortia to upgrade incumbent or dislocated workers' skills, or design or adapt training curricula in skills shortage occupations, regions or business/industry areas. SGA/DFA-00-103 (FR 03/29/00) Deadline:  4/27/00

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    14-6   K-16 Grants Program (Lucent)

    The Lucent Technologies Foundation has issued a call for proposals for its K-16 Grants Program which supports partnerships between colleges and universities and K-12 public schools. The goal is to change institutional relationships in a way that effectively utilizes the resources of higher education to improve the quality of pre-college education. They are particularly interested in projects that focus on one or more of Lucent's key objectives: Reform of urban schools; Changing the way teachers enter the profession and reforming ongoing systems of professional development and teacher recognition; Curriculum reform in the areas of science and math to improve K-12 teaching in order to excite students about science and math; Preparing youth for a diverse world. K-State can only submit one proposal. Please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by April 21 if you would like to participate in proposal development.
    Deadline:  5/22/00

    14-7   Best Practices for Children's Programs (KS)

    The State of Kansas Children's Cabinet is requesting proposals for a project to identify and describe best practices in Kansas and nationwide for services and programs to benefit children ages birth to 5 years of age. This includes the identification of indicators or effectiveness and efficiency of best practices. Project A-National Evaluation should provide a summary and synthesis of the available national information base for programs and services for children birth to 5 years of age. Project B-Kansas Evaluation requires the contractor to identify, evaluate, recommend and measure all programs, prevention services and delivery systems that directly benefit the physical and mental health, welfare, safety and overall well-being of children, from birth to age 5, in the state of Kansas.
    Deadline:  4/27/00

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    14-8   Antarctic Research (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation invites scientists at U.S. institutions to submit proposals to perform research in Antarctica or to perform related research and data analysis in the United States. Successful candidates will be provided funds and operational support needed to perform the research. Supported fields of study include: Aeronomy & Astrophysics, Biology & Medicine, Environmental Research, Geology & Geophysics, Glaciology, and Ocean & Climate Sciences. (NSF 00-72)
    Deadline:  6/2/00

    14-9   Development of Aerial/Aerospace Monitoring  Systems (DOD)

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has a requirement for Aerial/Aerospace Monitoring support. The technical objectives of this effort are to develop a comprehensive database and associated tools catalogue, identify, and define the technical elements responsive to specific scenario-driven requirements. These tools will identify, select, and describe applicable imaging and non-imaging sensors and sensor technologies, requisite aerial and aerospace platforms, system performance parameters, implementation requirements, and associated acquisition and integration costs. The task of integrating disparate foreign and domestic hardware, firmware, and software systems with inherent inter operability and interaction issues must be addressed. In addition to integrating sensors with suitable platforms, other critical AAM requirements to be considered include command, control, and communications; pointing and tracking; navigation and geospatial referencing; and data acquisition and management. SOL DTRA01-00-R-0027 (CBD 04/03/00)
    Deadline:  5/11/00

    14-10   Advanced Electro-Optical System of the United States Air Force (NSF)

    This special competition is to enable access by the U.S. community to the 3.67-meter Advanced Electro-Optical System (AEOS) telescope with its sophisticated adaptive optics system for astronomical research and instrument development. This telescope system will be made available for 50 observing nights during calender year 2000. This special competition makes available to the U.S. astronomical and instrument development community a 3.67-meter telescope with state-of-the-art passive adaptive optics for imaging through atmospheric turbulence. Seven fixed Coude rooms are available for astronomical observations with user-provided instrumentation. Alternatively, scientific observations can be made using the cameras and instruments provided on-site by the Air Force. (NSF 00-70)
    Deadline:  6/5/00

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    14-11   Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 2000 funds for cooperative agreement applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions who are capable of, and interested in, participating in a Musculoskeletal Disorders Consortium (MSDC). The goal of the MSDC is to conduct a prospective cohort study to quatify the risk for upper limb and low back MSDs at varying levels of exposure to physical job stressors (repetitive, forceful exertion, awkward postures, vibrations, manual handling, etc.). This research will involve multiple work sites from the service and manufacturing industries with job tasks that represent a range of exposures to physical job stressors that can result in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), hand-wrist tendinitis, medial and lateral epicondylitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), and low back pain. OH-00-003
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/12/00; Applications 5/15/00

    14-12   Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers for Models of Diabetes and Its Complications (NIH)

    This request for applications (RFA) solicits applications to establish national centers for the purpose of detailed metabolic phenotyping of knock-out mice and other mouse models potentially useful for understanding diabetes, its complications, obesity and related metabolic disease or conditions. These facilities are expected to provide a range of standardized procedures to characterize metabolism, body composition, feeding behavior, activity, tissue pathology, and other physiologic, antomic or pathological alterations that may occur in these mice. The user group for these centers is expected to be NIH grantees and others, both inside and outside the institution, who wish to submit their various mice for detailed metabolic and physiologic phenotyping beyond what would be possible or cost-effective in their individual laboratories. DK-00-014 (NIHG 02/08/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/12/00; Applications 7/12/00

    14-13   Improving DNA, RNA and Protein Availability in Fixed Tissue (NIH)

    The application of many molecular technologies currently requires access to fresh or frozen tissue specimens because of the limited ability to extract sufficient high quality RNA or protein from fixed tissue. Progress toward clinical application of potentially useful molecular technologies is also hampered by fixation methods that fail to conserve the structure of nucleic acids and proteins in tissues. This initiative would encourage research to develop (1) new fixation methods to better preserve macromolecules and (2) methods to reverse the effects of formalin fixation to make nucleic acids and proteins more readily accessible in archived specimens. PAR-00-079 (NIHG 03/23/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/14/00; Applications 7/19/00

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    14-14   Family Strengthening (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to disseminate effective parenting and family programs to prevent or reduce substance abuse. SAMHSA is soliciting applications to increase the capacity of local communities to deliver best practices in effective parenting and family programs to prevent substance abuse; document decision-making processes for the selection and testing of effective interventions in community settings; and determine the impact of the interventions on target families in the study. SP00-002 (FR 03/02/00)
    Deadline:  6/13/00

    14-15   Practice/Research Collaborations (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications to implement community-based practice/research collaboratives to improve the quality of substance abuse treatment. The practice/research collaborative should increase interaction and knowledge exchanged among key community stakeholders, including substance abuse treatment providers, community-based organizations providing support services and researchers and policy makers, including health plan mangers and purchasers of substance abuse treatment. Announcement TI 00-004 (FR 03/28/00)
    Deadline:  6/13/00

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    14-16   Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (WREI)

    The WREI Fellowships are designed to train women as potential leaders in public policy formation and to examine issues from the perspective and experiences and needs of women. This unique legislative program is administered by WREI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, and is the only fellowship program directed by, for, and about women. A WREI Fellow works 30 hours per week in a Congressional office as a legislative aide on policy issues affecting women. Fellows meet once a week in issue seminars directed by the WREI staff. Only students who are currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible.
    Deadline:  6/15/00

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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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