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Funding Bulletin - April 14, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 15)



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    15-1 Agriculture Research (AFB)

    The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is accepting proposals for research projects in the following areas: Advantages and disadvantages of the development of a voluntary market to trade carbon credits; Impacts of agricultural mergers and acquisitions on agricultural production, marketing and transportation; and Feasibility and options for establishing nutrient markets for organic nutrients.
    Deadline:  5/31/00

    15-2 Water Quality (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Water Quality for fiscal year 2000 to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address water quality priorities in United States agriculture. The Water Quality Program is targeted directly to the identification and resolution of agriculturally-related degradation of water quality. Proposals are sought that will provide watershed-based information that can be used to: Assess sources of water quality impairment in targeted watersheds; develop and/or recommend options for continued improvement of water quality in targeted watersheds; and evaluate the relative costs and benefits associated with cleanup from all responsible sectors (e.g., farming, processing, urban runoff, municipal waste treatment, etc.). (FR 04/07/00)
    Deadline:  6/6/00

    15-3 National Food Safety (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - National Food Safety Initiative for fiscal year 2000 to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address food safety priorities in United States agriculture. Proposals are being solicited in 12 component areas: 1) Quantitative Risk Assessments; 2) Control Measures for Food-Borne Microbial Pathogens; 3) Sources and Incidence of Microbial Pathogens; 4) Antibiotic Resistant Microbial Pathogens; 5) Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; 6) Food Handler Education for High-risk and Hard-to-reach Audiences; 8) Food Handler Education for Commercial and Non-Commercial Audiences; 9) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Model Development, Testing and Implementation; and 10) Integrating Food Safety into Related Agricultural Problems. In addition, proposals are being solicited for 11) National Coordination of Integrated Food Safety Programs and Resources and 12) a National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation. (FR 04/07/00)
    Deadline:  6/6/00

    15-4 Pest Management (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Pest Management for fiscal year 2000 to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address pest management priorities in United States agriculture, particularly those priorities addressing anticipated regulatory losses of key pest management tools resulting from the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. The Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Pest Management will have four program components: Crops at Risk from FQPA Implementation (CAR); FQPA Risk Avoidance and Mitigation for Major Food Crop Systems (RAMP); Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT); and Pest Management Centers. (FR 04/07/00)
    Deadline:  6/6/00

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    15-5 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to support development of programs that demonstrate new methods and provide models and effective practices to help schools and communities improve school safety and prevent and combat drug use. ED will fund projects that: 1) Develop, enhance, implement and evaluate campus-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking by college student athletes, first-year students or students attending two-year institutions; 2) Develop, enhance, implement and evaluate campus-based strategies to prevent violent behavior by college students; 3) Provide effective alternative strategies to reduce student suspensions and expulsions and ensure educational progress of students who are suspended or expelled; and 4) Describe alcohol and other drug prevention models on college campuses. CFDA 84.184H, K, M, N (FR 04/6/2000)
    Deadline:  5/12/00, 5/22/00

    15-6 Youth Activities (Heartland)

    Heartland Works, Inc. is issuing a request for proposals to provide year-round youth activities, including a summer component, for eligible youth under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act. Heartland Works is seeking providers throughout the 17 counties of SDA II, which includes Geary, Pottawatomie, Riley and Wabaunsee Counties. (KR 03/30/2000)
    Deadline:  4/26/00

    15-7 Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants (ED)

    The Department of Education is inviting applications for the Partnership Program for Teacher Quality Enhancement. The purpose of the Partnership Program is to promote significant improvements in teacher education by strengthening the vital role of K-12 educators in the design and implementation of effective teacher education programs, and by increasing collaboration among these practitioners and departments of arts and sciences and schools of education. The Department of Education has scheduled four regional technical assistance workshops between April 13 and April 25. CFDA 84.336 (FR 04/06/2000)
    Deadline:  Preapplications 5/26/00, Application 8/15/00

    15-8 School to Careers: Local Partnership Implementation Grants (KDOC&H)

    Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing has issued a Request for Proposals for its Kansas School to Careers: Local Partnership Implementation Grants. The goal of the activity is to support local communities in the implementation of comprehensive School to Careers (STC) systems which: Form local partnerships that involve all STC partners; Create school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities; and Involve all students in K-12, two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and out-of-school youth and adults. Local partnerships that encompass at least one school district are invited to submit proposals. Participating members must include representatives from business and industry, labor, K-12 education, post secondary education, community-based organizations, parents and students.
    Deadline:  5/12/00

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    15-9 Research on Slurry/Micro-Surface Mix Design Procedure (KDOT)

    The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking proposals for a research project on Slurry/Micro-Surface Mix Design Procedure. Recent studies have documented problems associated with using existing test methods and design procedures for micro-surfacing and suggest that comprehensive mix design and analysis procedures need to be developed. The new procedures should establish the level of components in the mixture and the tests run must predict performance. Required tasks include: 1) A literature search; 2) Feasibility study to define results needed and determine the best test methods and procedures; 3) Research ways to design equipment and test methods and develop new or revised mix design procedures; 4) Plan and complete ruggedness testing. (KR 04/30/2000)
    Deadline:  5/1/00

    15-10 Distributed Generation Improvements in Industrial Applications (DOE)

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Distributed Energy Resources Program, is interested in obtaining proposals that will lead to substantial improvement in the applications of distributed power generation in industrial processes. The vision of this distributed energy resource program is to maximize the use of affordable distributed energy resources in order to make the U.S. energy system cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable. Proposals are sought where teams perform assessments of existing or proposed distributed generation installations, improve existing or proposed distributed generation installations, improve existing project design tools, or develop innovative methods to integrate the distributed generation resource with industrial processes. Any assessments must directly increase the value of distributed generation technology, or accelerate the process of integrating such resources into an industrial plant. ORNL strongly encourages cooperative projects involving industrial firms, their resource and equipment suppliers, engineering firms, and other third party entities. SOL KBR5050TS (CBD 04/03/00)
    Deadline:  5/31/00

    15-11 Advanced Technologies For Information Assurance and Survivability (DOD)

    Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, is issuing a single step (full initial proposal), 2.5 year, open-ended Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit research proposals for the Advanced Technologies for Information Assurance and Survivability program (ATIAS). The anticipated ATIAS Focused Research Topics include the following research areas: strategic intrusion assessment; fault tolerant networks; information assurance science and engineering tools; development of science-based metrics and methods for information system design/assessment; distributed cyber simulation; information system infrastructure which includes networking technologies/architectures that support interaction between humans and information systems as well as collaborative applications; human-information system interaction in distributed computing environments; multimedia representations; technology visualization; and biological/non-biological models of intrusion detection & autonomous response. BAA-00-06-SNK (CBD 04/07/00)
    Deadline:  5/24/00

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    15-12 Transition to Independent Positions (NIH)

    The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental exposures by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate. The NIEHS achieves its mission through multi-disciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. The NIEHS TIP Program is a research Scholar Development Award (K22) program targeted to talented postdoctoral scientists. It provides a unique mechanism for attracting and supporting exceptionally talented new investigators who can impact or understanding of the problems and mechanisms associated with exposure to environmental agents in order to better protect the public health. ES-00-001 (NIHG 04/03/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/8/00, Applications 7/12/00

    15-13 Neurobiology and Genetics of Fragile X Syndrome (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through its Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the FRAXA Research Foundation, invite investigators to submit new, innovative research grant applications addressing the epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology of Fragile X syndrome. The purpose of this RFA is to stimulate research designed to increase our knowledge base relevant to Fragile X syndrome in these and other research areas by encouraging applications that include, but are not limited to, developmental neurobiology, pathophysiology, genetics, proteinomics, epidemiology, structure-function correlations, and clinical studies that have a direct link to Fragile X syndrome. HD-00-015 (NIHG 04/06/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/1/00, Applications 7/17/00

    15-14 Assisting OSHA in the Area of Health Standards Development (DOL)

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a requirement for developing proposed and final standards for the protection of employee health. This involves regulation of employee exposure to toxic chemicals or harmful physical and biological agents. Provision of the standard may specify medical examinations, use of personal protective equipment, employee training, exposure assessment and other measures to protect employees' health. Scope of work involves preparing health hazard evacuations and risk assessments for specific toxic chemicals or hazardous physical or biological agents as well as analyzing other critical issues in support of health standards development, performing literature searches, summarizing key exposure and toxicity information for chemical screening, constructing databases and providing information management and computer programming support, assisting in promulgating regulations, providing expert testimony, organizing peer reviews, stakeholder meetings and workshops and providing logistical support for Standard Advisory Committees or skilled mediation for negotiated rulemaking. RFP L/A 00-20 (CBD 04/05/00)
    Deadline:  N/A

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    15-15 Research on Children and Families (Mailman)

    The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation's mission is to enhance the ability of families and communities to nurture their children. Grants support projects that play a strategic role in improving the policies, practices, and systems that affect children and families. Program areas are: Improving the Quality of Infant/Toddler Care; Early Care and Education; Family Support; and Moral Education and Social Responsibility.
    Deadline:  5/15/00

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