Funding Bulletin - July 21, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 28)
28-1 Grants for Women (Grandmother)
- The Thanks Be To Grandmother Winifred Foundation encourages, through individual grants, the creativity of women over 54 years of age to develop and implement projects, programs, or policies that empower and enrich one or more aspects of the cultural, economic, educational, ethnic, mental, physical, professional, racial, sexual, social, and spiritual well being of women. Grants are awarded to enable the grantees to achieve a specific objective; produce a report or similar product; or improve or enhance literary, artistic, musical, scientific, teaching or similar capacities, skill, or talent in order to accomplish the foundation's objectives. A grant may be used for study at an educational institution although they are not limited to such an activity.
- Deadline: 9/21/00, 3/21/00
- The goal of this Program Announcement is to promote the development of the technology of high resolution electron microscopy (EM) so that it can be applied together with complementary structural approaches for 1) routine determination of the atomic structures of isolated macromolecular assemblies and 2) the analysis of the spatial distribution of macromolecules in cells. The application of EM to a broad range of problems in molecular and cellular biology is not part of this program announcement. This PA addresses technology development. The participating institutes are especially interested in promoting cross-disciplinary collaborations with established experts in fields of engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and materials science. (PA-00-084)
- Deadline: 10/1/00, 2/1/01, 6/1/01
- Participating Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for P20 planning grants that lead to the establishment of National Programs of Excellence in Biomedical Computing. A subsequent series of solicitations will be issued to invite applications for National Programs of Excellence in Biomedical Computing (NPEBC). The NIH is interested in establishing NPEBC to promote research and developments in biomedical information science and technology that will support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. As defined here, biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical, tools, synthesis, data archiving, data exchange, tools for electronic collaboration, and computational research including the development of structural, functional, and integrative, and analytical models an simulations. PAR-00-102 (NIHG 05/30/00)
- Deadline: 10/1/00, 2/1/01, 6/1/01
28-4 Food Safety (FDA)
- The Food and Drug Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for research in selected food safety areas. Areas are produce safety; egg safety; development of extraction procedures of food borne viruses from foods to enhance detection; and food service, transportation and consumer practices. (FR 07/10/00)
- Deadline: 8/24/00
28-5 National Humanities Center Fellowships (NHC)
- The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study. Fellowships are normally for the full academic year (September through May). Fellowships are open to scholars from any nation and to humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions and public life as well as from all fields of the humanities. While most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted, the following designated awards are available for the academic year 2000-01: two or three fellowships for scholarship concerning nature, environmental history, or ecological concerns; a fellowships in art history or visual culture; a fellowship in twentieth-century biomedical history.
- Deadline: 10/15/00
- The Richard Florsheim Art Fund addresses the situation faced by senior American artists of merit whose public recognition may have declined, but who continue to be productive in their artistic work. Both individual artists and institutions may apply for assistance from the fund. It is intended to assist living American artists of established reputation of sixty years or more in the following ways: participate in the funding of exhibitions; or assist in the purchase of works for the collections of nonprofit institutions.
- Deadline: 10/1/00, 3/1/01
28-7 Family Literacy (BBFFL)
- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is pleased to announce its 2001 national grant cycle. The Foundation's grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects that are designed to support the development of literacy skills in families. The organization must currently have an instructional literacy program that has operated for at least two years and includes one or more components of a family literacy program, specifically, literacy for adults, parent education, pre-literacy or literacy for children, or intergenerational literacy activities; and the organization must propose a family literacy project that promotes families reading together.
- Deadline: 9/8/00
28-8 Teachers as Scholars (WWNFF)
- The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is accepting proposals for its Teachers as Scholars program which supports partnerships between institutions of higher education and public schools that result in a series of professional development seminars for K-12 teachers. Under the program, teachers participate in small seminars held on college campuses during the school day. Seminars are conducted by leading professors in the humanities, social sciences and sciences and allow teachers to study a topic of interest to them away from their school environment.
- Deadline: 10/2/00
28-9 Field-Initiated Studies (ED)
- The Education Department's Office of Educational Research and Improvement is inviting applications to conduct investigator-initiated education research. Topics are up to the researcher, but proposers must make a well-reasoned and compelling case for the national significance of the problems or issues they select and present a design that is complete, clearly delineated and incorporates sound research methods. ED encourages collaborative research; for example, research-intensive universities may collaborate with historically underrepresented institutions. (FR 07/14/00)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent: 8/18/00; Applications 9/15/00
- The purpose of the Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG) activity is to allow groups of researchers to respond to recognized scientific needs of pressing importance, to take advantage of current scientific opportunities, or to prepare the ground for anticipated significant scientific developments in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include, in addition to mathematical scientists, research from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The activity will support projects for which the collective effort by a group of researchers is necessary to reach the scientific goals. (NSF 00-114)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent: 9/18/00; Applications10/18/00
28-11 Defense University Research Instrumentation (DOD)
- The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is inviting proposals under a Defense Department Initiative, the Defense University Research Instrumentation (DURIP) program to purchase costly equipment to support research and research-related education in areas of interest to major defense science agencies. (CBD 05/24/00)
- Deadline: 8/17/00
- The recently published Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-1994 displays the geographic patterns for various forms of cancer. This PA encourages applicants to use this exciting new resource as a catalyst for research in cancer etiology and control. The NCI wishes to stimulate research in three areas in order to encourage researchers to us the Atlas to speed the process of scientific discovery and application. The areas include: 1) epidemiologic research to study the determinants of the geographic patterns uncovered by the Atlas; 2) use of GIS for cancer research in response to the Atlas; and 3) methodologic GIS research needed to accomplish such research. PAS-00-120 (NIHG 07/11/00)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent: 10/9/00; Applications 11/13/00
- The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) invites applications to develop strategies and technologies for obtaining DNA sequence in the gaps that, due to limitations in available cloning and sequencing technology, will remain in essentially finished genomic sequences. Such gaps may arise from an inability to clone a region in any available vector system or to an inability to obtain sequence from all or part of an available clone. Such gaps that remain have been encountered in every large genome sequencing effort to date. NHGRI is encouraging development of novel approaches that will allow completion of the DNA sequence within the gaps that are left by current sequencing methods and that will improve the efficiency of sequencing in genomic regions that have proved difficult to sequence. PAS-00-112 (NIHG 06/27/00)
- Deadline: 10/1/00, 2/1/00, 6/1/01
28-14 Kansas Children's Cabinet (KS)
- The Kansas Children's Cabinet is accepting applications for grant proposals to fund innovative, research-driven, outcomes-based early childhood-focused prevention initiatives. The purpose of these grant applications should be to initiate, enhance or expand services or programs that affect early childhood. (KSR 07/13/00)
- Deadline: 9/11/00
28-15 Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (NIH)
- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), through the issuance of this Program Announcement (PA), intends to facilitate the entry of new investigators into the field of behavioral science research. NIMH invites newly independent investigators to submit applications for small-scale exploratory or pilot research projects related to the behavioral science mission of the NIMH. This includes basic research on psychological and behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, emotion, personality, interpersonal interaction, social cognition), research incorporating neural and other biological approaches if the research has a primary focus on behavior, research on mental illness (risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention), and research on mental health services (e.g., organization, financing, delivery, and effectiveness; psychosocial rehabilitation, adherence). To be eligible for a B/START award, the proposed Principal Investigator must be independent of a mentor at the time of the award, but be at the beginning stages of his/her research career (typically not more than five years from receipt of the doctorate or, if applicable, from the end of postdoctoral training). PAR-00-119 (NIHG 07/14/00)
- Deadline: 10/1/00, 2/1/01, 6/1/01
28-16 Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research (ABMRF)
- The Foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on important aspects of alcohol consumption and its effects. The Foundation is particularly interested in: Factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and behavior; Effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being; Mechanisms underlying the behavioral and biomedical effects of alcohol; and Biobehavioral/interdisciplinary research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. The Foundation does not encourage applications on treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism. However, research involving treatment intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems will be considered. Non-research activities such as education projects, public awareness efforts and referral services are not eligible for support.
- Deadline: 9/1/00
R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School