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Funding Bulletin - July 7, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 26)



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    26-1 Innovative Rehabilitation Interventions (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) seek to apply advances in bioengineering, cognitive science and neuroscience to the clinical environment by encouraging the development of new techniques and therapies for rehabilitation treatments. The purpose of the Innovative Rehabilitation Interventions grants is to provide support for the initial development and testing of non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical rehabilitation interventions, including development of an effective research group, preliminary proof-of-concept projects, development of new therapeutic modalities, fabrication of new devices, and pilot studies to determine safety and effect size in preparation for future formal clinical trials. HD-00-016 (NIHG 07/27/00)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 8/15/00; Applications 10/12/00

    26-2 Abe Fellowship (SSRC)

    The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance who are willing and able to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem-solving.
    Deadline:   9/1/00

    26-3 Small Business Research for the Department of Defense (DOD)

    The Department of Defense has released its FY 2000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program announcement. Participating departments include: Army, Navy, DARPA, Special Operations Command, and Office of Secretary of Defense. Small businesses are invited to submit proposals under this solicitation for the SBIR program. Objectives of the DoD SBIR Program include stimulating technological innovation, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results. Sol. No. 00.2
    Deadline:   8/16/00

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    26-4 Wildlife Risk Assessment (EPA)

    This solicitation will support research to develop scientifically valid approaches for assessing and comparing the risks to a population of a wildlife species from multiple stressors. Stressors include (but are not limited to) contaminants, habitat loss or alterations, and introduced species. For the purposes of this solicitation, wildlife is defined as birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Research proposed through this solicitation should support a tiered approach to wildlife risk assessment, with the tiers progressing from general and broadly-based (screening level) to more realistic, accurate and situation-specific (definitive level) assessments. In order to better predict the population-level responses of wildlife species to stressors, the tools of wildlife toxicology, population biology, and conservation biology need to be integrated so that stressor-response relationships can be considered in the contest of a species' life history and habitat requirements.
    Deadline:   10/17/00

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    26-5 Division of Research & Education: Collaborative Research (NEH)

    Collaborative Research grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff or resources beyond the individual's salary. Eligible projects include research leading to the preparation of scholarly publications that break new ground or offer fresh perspectives; editions of works or documents that are of value to humanities scholars and general readers and have been either previously inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions; annotated translations into English of works that provide insight into the history, literature, philosophy, and scientific and artistic achievements of other cultures; and conferences addressing a specific set of research objectives on a topic of major significance to the humanities.
    Deadline:   9/1/00

    26-6 Residencies for Writers, Composers, and Artists

    The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire was founded in 1907 to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. This remains its guiding purpose today. Writers, Composers, Visual Artists, Photographers, Printmakers, Filmmakers and Architects come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad. They take advantage of uninterrupted time and seclusion in which to work and they enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists.
    Deadline:   9/15/00, 1/15/01, 4/15/01

    26-7 Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants for Research in European, African, or Asian History (AHA)

    The American Historical Association provides modest grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying-- a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive. Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars.
    Deadline:   9/15/00

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    26-8 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan)

    The Sloan Research Fellowships were established in 1955 to provide support and recognition to young scientists, often in their first appointments to university faculties, who were endeavoring to set up laboratories and establish their independent research projects with little or no outside support. Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, or neuroscience, or in a related interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination, unless special circumstances such as military service, a change of field, or child rearing are involved or unless they have held a faculty appointment for less than two years.
    Deadline:   9/15/00

    26-9 FY00 Submarine Science & Technology Program (DOD)

    The Office of Naval Research and the N875 Science & Technology Branch are interested in receiving white papers for scientific research and exploratory development in the areas of identifying and countering threats to the submarine force, as well as any other areas of interest that may improve the overall submarine force security and survivability. These areas of interest include the full spectrum of issues that will help to quantify the potential threat, as well as improve submarine force survivability. Specific ares of interest include basic physics; sensor development; signal and noise modeling; detection algorithms (signal processing); performance assessments; countermeasure concepts (proof-of-concept); at-sea exercises and demonstrations; Port Ingress/Egress self defense and port security concepts; technology areas such as passive acoustics, active acoustics and non-acoustics (magnetics, lasers, infra-red, and wake phenomenology). BAA 00-001
    Deadline:   White Papers 10/14/00

    26-10 Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships (DOE)

    The Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in keeping with its energy-related mission to assist in strengthening the Nation's scientific research enterprise through the support of basic science, engineering, and mathematics, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative partnerships between academic or industrial researchers from states eligible for the DOE/EPSCoR program and researchers at DOE's National Laboratories, facilities, and centers. The purpose of this program notice is to initiate and promote partnering and collaborative relationships that build beneficial energy-related research programs with strong participation by students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty from EPSCoR states. Notice 00-14 (FR 04/17/00)
    Deadline:   Preapplications 10/3/00; Applications 1/16/01

    26-11 Advanced Simulation, Human-Systems Interfaces (DOD)

    The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center -- San Diego (SSC-SD) invites proposals for defining and developing next generation C4ISR systems and Command Centers. This includes innovative approaches to defining and documenting next generation C4ISR system architectures and Command Center Architectures, research development, test, and evaluation of advanced technologies in the areas of battlespace visualization and display engineering, human-system interfaces, collaboration, decision support, distributed information management, advanced simulation, and seamless access to global information. SOL N66001-99-X-6906 (CBD 10/05/99)
    Deadline:   White Papers 10/5/00

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    26-12 American Cancer Society Grants (ACS)

    The American Cancer Society has announced a new grants program, Research Scholar Grants, that replaces the former Research Project Grants. The new grants, which offer increased funding and extended time periods, are designed to fund the work of gifted, innovative investigators engaged in a broad spectrum of cancer research. Research Scholar Grants for Beginning Investigators support basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, or epidemiologic research projects initiated by investigators in the first eight years of their independent research careers. Research Scholar Grants for Health Services and Health Policy and Outcomes Research are available for investigators at any stage of their careers. Research Scholar Grants for Psychosocial and Behavioral Research are also available for investigators at any stage in their careers; however, applications in which beginning researchers are partnered with senior investigators as co-principal investigators are encouraged.
    Deadline:   10/15/00

    26-13 Biomedical Science Grant (Arthritis)

    The purpose of the Arthritis Biomedical Science Grant program is to encourage and support high quality, original biomedical research closely related to under-standing the etiology, pathogenic mechanisms and control of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases in adults and children. Individuals with doctoral degrees (MD, PhD, DO or equivalent) at the assistant professor level or higher at any nonprofit U.S. institution are eligible to apply.
    Deadline:   9/1/00

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    26-14 Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (NIH)

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks to expand the number of partnerships between typical clinical/services settings and academic institutions in order to enhance the national capacity to transfer state-of-the-art interventions into those non-academic settings. This IP-RISP seeks to foster the scientific interaction of mental health intervention/treatment and services researchers with typical clinical/services settings, clinicians and patients/clients to: 1) study and conduct interventions (treatment, rehabilitative, and preventive) in non-academic health care settings; and 2) describe practice patterns and care variations in those settings. These two scientific aims should also seek to identify and utilize those factors (organizational, sociocultural, interpersonal) in day-to-day practice settings which may be associated with quality care and optimal outcomes for patients and clients. PAR-00-096 (NIHG 05/24/00)
    Deadline:   10/1/00, 2/1/01, 6/1/01

    26-15 Peace Research (USIP)

    The U.S. Institute of Peace announces its upcoming fall unsolicited grant competition, which supports research, education and training and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. Grantees carry out basic and applied research on the causes of war and other international conflicts; develop curricula and texts for high school through post-graduate study and conduct teacher-training institutes, workshops and seminars; and strengthen information resources, such as library resources and bibliographic databases, and information sharing. (FR 6/28/00)
    Deadline:   10/1/00

    26-16 Population Movement: Determinants and Consequences (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), invite qualified researchers to submit applications for research on the determinants and consequences of population movement. The determinants of migration include characteristics of places and sociopolitical units, and of persons and their families. The consequences of migration refer to the relative performance of migrants in their new location, the effects of migration on origin and destination populations, and the impact of migrants on population structure, density, crowding, and environmental outcomes. The potential contribution of demographic research and methods to understanding individual and social outcomes extends broadly across the spheres of health, human development, aging, retirement, family, and material well-being. PA-00-032 (NIHG 12/22/99)
    Deadline:   2/1/01, 6/1/01, 10/1/00

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