Funding Bulletin - April 21, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 16)
16-1 Short-Term Travel Grants (IREX)
- The Short-Term Travel Grants provide support to US scholars for visits of up to two months to conduct postdoctoral research, present papers at conferences, or consult with colleagues in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Iran and Turkey. Eligible countries include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. For the first time this year, grants are offered for cross-regional humanities projects in Turkey and Iran; projects must be comparative and address these countries in relation to Central and Eastern Europe or Eurasia.
- Deadline: 6/1/00
16-2 Bellagio Study and Conference Center (Rockefeller)
- The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, located in northern Italy on Lake Como, offers an international environment for weeklong conferences; monthlong study residencies for scholars, scientists and artists; and team residencies for creative and problem-solving groups.
- Deadline: 5/10/00, 9/1/00, 1/10/01
16-3 Fulbright Alumni Initiatives (CIES)
- The Council for International Exchange of Scholars has established a new program of small grant awards, Alumni Initiatives Awards, to provide Fulbright Senior Scholar Alumni, both Americans and Visiting Scholars, the opportunity to develop and sustain ongoing contacts and partnerships initiated as a result of their Fulbright experiences abroad. For the first round of competition, eligibility is restricted to current and former recipients of CIES-administered Fulbright Scholar grants from 1990 to the present who have U.S. institutional affiliations. This new program will provide support for returning U.S. Fulbright scholars to develop innovative projects that will foster institutionally supported linkages and sustainable relationships with their host institutions abroad. Example activities include: joint curriculum development efforts; distance learning innovations; faculty and student exchanges; collaborative research; publication of a joint print or electronic journal; and faculty/administrator training.
- Deadline: 6/1/00
16-4 March of Dimes Research Program (March of Dimes)
- The March of Dimes offers research grants directed at the prevention of birth defects. Appropriate research subjects include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies relevant to their mission.
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/30/00, Applictions 9/30/00
16-5 Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (USDA)
- The Agriculture Department's Economic Research Services is inviting applications for research projects that further food programs, such as the food stamp programs and child nutrition programs. The ERS is especially interested in proposals that make use of longitudinal data or creative and innovative likages between data sets, such as links between administrative data sets from various USDA programs or between administrative and survey data. Applicants may address multiple issues, but must specify one of four priority research areas. Priorities are: Researching Underserved Populations, for example, the elderly, the working poor and female teens; Food Programs as a Safety Net and Client Well-being; Child Nutrition; and Behavioral Nutrition, for example, economics of food choices, social marketing and market segmentation research, eating patterns, dietary quality and obesity, and obesity, food insecurity and food assistance. (FGCW 04/17/00)
- Deadline: 5/25/00, 5/26/00
16-6 Adult Education and Family Literacy (KS)
- The Kansas Board of Regents has announced the availability of funding for Adult Education and Family Literacy. Multi-year grants will be awarded to eligible entities whose adult education programs provide intensive, quality instructional and support services to adults. These services include activities that lead to: 1) demonstrated improvements in literacy skill levels in reading, writing and speaking the English language, numeracy, problem solving, English language acquisition, and other literacy skills; 2) placement in, retention in, or completion of postsecondary education, training, unsubsidized employment or career advancement; and 3) receipt of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent. (KR 4/13/2000)
- Deadline: 5/12/00
- The Attorney General's Office has announced the availability of the Governor's Discretionary Portion of the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) grant funds. The purpose of the SDFSC is to support organizations which provide drug and violence prevention programs and activities and law enforcement education partnerships. Priority will be given to programs and activities that serve children and youth who are not normally served by state or local educational agencies, or populations that need special services or additional resources such as preschoolers, youth in juvenile detention facilities, runaway or homeless children, pregnant and parenting teenagers, and school dropouts.
- Deadline: 6/5/00
16-8 Comprehensive School Reform Models (ED)
- The Education Department is inviting applications for long-term capacity-building to improve comprehensive school reform models. ED will fund programs that are designed to improve the quality of services provided by comprehensive school reform models. Models must improve student achievement in high poverty schools, be operating successfully in at least 15 schools and propose at least one of five priority activities, such as strengthening curriculum and developing better materials for schools with poor performance. ED is especially interested in models for rural schools and models that include a comprehensive evaluation plan. CFDA 84.215C (FR 04/14/00)
- Deadline: 6/9/00
- The U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, is seeking applications for projects to verify the electrical power generating potential of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Concept definition studies will comprise Phase One of this solicitation. The period of performance for Phase One is anticipated to be four months. Upon evaluation of the results from Phase One, the DOE will select the most promising projects for field validation. Validation will comprise Phase Two of the solicitation.(DE-PS07-00ID13913)
- Deadline: 5/24/00
- The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships Program supports innovation in the integrative conduct of research, education and knowledge transfer. Science and Technology Centers build intellectual and physical infrastructure within and between disciplines, weaving together knowledge creation, knowledge integration, and knowledge transfer. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships of academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities. New knowledge thus created is meaningfully linked to society. A single institution may submit no more than five preproposals as lead institution, and may be involved as a partner in additional preproposals submitted by other institutions. Please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by May 15 if you are interested in submitting a preproposal. (NSF 00-67)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/15/00; PreProposals 8/11/00; Full Proposals 4/2/01
- In response to many reports and recommendations on higher education, the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) designed these types of grants for departments in the mathematical sciences to carry out innovative educational programs in which research and education are integrated and in which undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are mutually supportive. The goals of VIGRE are: 1) to prepare undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for the broad range of opportunities available to individuals with training in the mathematical sciences; and 2) to encourage departments in the mathematical sciences to initiate or improve education activities that lend themselves to integration with research, especially activities that promote the interaction of scholars across boundaries of academic age and departmental standing. With these goals in mind, each VIGRE proposal must present a coherent plan for the vertical integration of three main components: 1) a graduate traineeship program, 2) an undergraduate research experience program, and 3) a postdoctoral fellowship program. Two optional components, the first in the area of curriculum/educational materials development and the second focused on outreach activities, will also be considered for funding, if properly aligned with one or more of the main components. Only one proposal may be submitted from a department. Please contact Louis Pigno, Head, Department of Mathematics, 532-6750, by May 15 if you are interested in submitting a proposal.(NSF 00-40)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/16/00, Proposals 7/17/00
- This announcement presents the opportunity to compete to join the recently established Pharmacogenetics Research Network and Knowledge Base. The intention of this RFA is to expand the scope of the network by adding more groups interested in studying how genetic variation contributes to integrative information about specific proteins and genes. The focus of research for a group will not be specified, although variations in the effects of drugs as mediated by target receptors (or pharmacodynamics) are of particular interest. GM-00-003 (NIHG 04/07/00)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/9/00, Applications 8/9/00
16-13 Cancer Research Grants (Pardee)
- The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation makes grants to support research and treatment of cancer. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained. Deadline: Open
16-14 American Heart Association Grants (AHA)
- The American Heart Association offers the Scientist Development Grant for awardees who haven't held any national awards, the Established Investigator Grant, the Grant-in-Aid, and the AHA-Bugher Stroke Award. Eligible awardees now include not only U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but also foreign nationals holding several categories of immigrant status.
- Deadline: 6/15/00
16-15 Welfare Outcomes Research (HHS)
- The Health and Human Services Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is inviting applications to enhance current research and monitoring of key outcomes related to welfare reform. Applicants must propose to build on existing survey data collection or administrative data linking capacity around welfare related outcomes and must propose significant enhancements. (FR 04/17/00)
- Deadline: 6/16/00
- The Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children, Youth and Families is inviting applications for a wide variety of projects to improve child adoption opportunities and child welfare services. The program announcement provides funds for a wide range of projects, from demonstrations to foster elimination of barriers to adoption, particularly of children with special needs, to personnel training in child welfare. It also solicits applications for several big consortium, network and data and information projects. (FR 04/13/00)
- Deadline: 6/12/00
16-17 Archeological Research Services (DOD)
- The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is soliciting for awards for archeological research services. Examples of needed tasks include background research, collection of oral history, specialized studies to locate and interpret archeological sites, and development of research designs. Potential locations include Ft. Riley. Sol. DACA42-00-R-0005
- Deadline: 5/18/00
16-18 Adolescent Family Life (HHS)
- The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Adolescent Programs is inviting applications for demonstration projects to establish comprehensive and integrated approaches to the delivery of care services to pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents, their children, extended family and male partners. Projects provide 10 core care services, for example, pregnancy testing, primary care and mental health services; prevention services; and a combination of both. OAPP encourages projects that add services in school, hospital or other community settings; provide services to minority or other disadvantaged populations; continue services after birth; stress self-sufficiency skills; involve males; and provide sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention counseling. (FR 04/13/00)
- Deadline: 5/30/00
R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School