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Funding Bulletin - November 10, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 41)



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    41-1 Exchanges and Training Programs for the New Independent States (STATE)

    The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is inviting proposals that foster growth of democratic institutions in the New Independent States (NIS) by sponsoring training and exchange programs that enhance institutional partnerships and offer practical information to promote participants' professional and volunteer activities. Program activities may include trainer training, internships, short-term training, consultations, study tours, site visits and extended intensive workshops which may take place in the United States or in the NIS country. Interest areas vary by geographical region and include media, training, women's leadership programs, public advocacy training for non-government organizations and associations and prevention of trafficking in women and girls. ECA/PE/C/EUR-01-19 (FR 10/19/00)
    Deadline:  2/19/00

    41-2 Alden B. Dow Creativity Center Resident Summer Fellowships (DCC)

    The Center offers four fellowships each summer for individuals in any field or profession who wish to pursue an innovative project or creative idea. The ten-week residency is on the campus of Northwood University (Midland, Michigan) from mid-June to mid-August. Emphasis is placed on a totally creative learning experience independent of formal education. The residency provides each Fellow the freedom to pursue his/her own concepts through independent, non-scheduled study. Applications are welcomed from all disciplines and areas of interest including the arts, sciences, and humanities. (TGA 09/00)
    Deadline:  12/31/00

    41-3 Alan T. Waterman Award (NSF)

    The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation. Since 1975 when Congress established the Award to honor the Foundation's first Director, the Award, conferred annually, has been bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the Foundation. The Awardee receives a $500,000 nonrestrictive grant over a 3-year period for continued research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years old or younger, or not more than seven years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by December 31, 2000. Criteria include originality, innovation and significant impact on the field. NSF 00-124
    Deadline:  12/31/00

    41-4 CAORC Fellowships for Regional Research 2001-2002 (CAORC)

    The fellowships are open to U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scholars proposing research in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Research should have regional significance in the Middle East, North Africa, and/or South Asia, and must be conducted in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. CAORC member centers include the American Academy in Rome, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, American Institute of Indian Studies, the American Institute of Iranian Studies, American Institute for Maghrib Studies, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, American Institute for Yemeni Studies, American research center in Egypt, American Research Institute in Turkey, American School of Classical Study at Athens, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, and the West African Research Association.
    Deadline:  12/31/00

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    41-5 Winterthur In-Residence Fellowships (Winterthur)

    The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library offers residential research fellowships in American Art; Material Culture and Design; and American History. Professors, museum and public history professionals, doctoral students, and independent scholars are eligible.
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    41-6 The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship in Greek Studies (PBK)

    Phi Beta Kappa offers fellowships for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology. Candidates must be unmarried women between 25 and 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original resources. They must hold the doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year that begins September 1, 2001. Eligibility is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa.
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    41-7 Houghton Library: Short-Term Visiting Fellowships (Harvard)

    Twelve short-term fellowships are available to assist scholars who must travel to work within the Library's collections. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one month during the fellowship year, July through June. The Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The Library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South-American literature--including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener as well as throughout the world's largest library. (TGA 10/00)
    Deadline:  1/15/01

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    41-8 NCIIA Grants to Support Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education (NCIIA)

    The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) was created in 1995 by the Lemelson Program in Invention, Innovation and Creativity at Hampshire College. The objective is to create an independent national, cross-disciplinary community of faculty and students with an interest in learning through team-based, commercially focused innovation. Through the grants program and other member resources, the NCIIA supports existing innovation and entrepreneurship programs and helps to create new courses and programs.
    Deadline:  12/15/00, 5/15/01

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    41-9 Exploratory Studies of Sustained Caloric Restriction in Non-Obese Persons: Physiologic Effects and Comparisons/Interactions with Physical Activity (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for cooperative agreements (U01s) for exploratory controlled human intervention studies on the effects of caloric restriction (CR) interventions on physiology, body composition, and risk factors for age-related pathologies in non-obese persons. Applications are also invited for studies of similarities, differences and/or potential interactions between the effects of CR and of physical activity (PA) on these outcomes. Studies in young adults and/or middle-aged persons up to age 60 may be proposed. Subject populations of interest are overweight persons (Body Mass Index of 25.0-29.9), other individuals at high risk for becoming overweight or obese, and formerly obese persons at risk for recurrence of obesity. AG-01-001 (NIHG 10/12/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/12/01; Applications 4/25/01

    41-10 Demographic Research on Sexual Behaviors Related to HIV (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite qualified researchers to submit applications to study the demographic, social, and behavioral aspects of the transmission of HIV through sexual intercourse. This program announcement describes NICHD and NIMH programs of behavioral research in the sexual transmission of HIV, which include five general areas: (1) demographic studies of sexual behaviors related to HIV transmission looking at individuals of all ages; (2) studies of the interrelationships between social, institutional, economic, and cultural contexts and sexual behavior; (3) studies of the interrelationships among pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, and HIV prevention; (4) theoretically grounded intervention studies within these areas; and (5) studies of the appropriate methodologies for addressing sensitive issues and complex data. PAS-00-136 (NIHG 09/21/00)
    Deadline:  1/2/01, 5/1/01, 9/1/01

    41-11 Studies of Sensory-Motor Functions Responsive to Gravity in Genetically Altered Model Systems (NIH)

    This initiative seeks to stimulate research utilizing specific, well-characterized transgenic and mutant animal models to elucidate molecular bases for the normal development and function of sensory-motor mechanisms that detect and respond to gravity. Gravitational loading plays an important role in the development (maturation and aging) of the body's gravity-sensing organs, notably the vestibular receptors, the proprioceptors, the central motor pathways and the skeletal muscles. These functions are fundamental to an organism's ability to control its balance and posture, locomotion and other volitional movements, and its spatial orientation. A deeper understanding of the interactions between gravity and mechanisms of gene expression in sensory-motor functions would impact the fields of developmental biology, vestibular and motor physiology, space biology and space medicine. DC-01-001 (NIHG 10/16/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 12/18/00; Applications 1/17/01

    41-12 Biomedical Research Grants in Gerontology and Geriatrics (AFAR)

    The AFAR Grant program, which began in 1982, funds pilot research projects in the basic mechanisms of aging, the role of aging processes in the pathogenesis of disease, and the nature of age-related deficits such as arthritis, memory loss, visual and hearing impairments, confusion and incontinence. Projects investigating the epidemiology of certain age-related disorders are also considered. The primary goal of AFAR research grants is to fund investigators in the early stages of their independent research careers, enabling them to accumulate preliminary data to apply for major grant support. (TGA 09/00)
    Deadline:  12/15/00

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    41-13 Investigator-Initiated Research (DOJ/NIJ)

    The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice is inviting new fiscal 2001 grant applications in areas selected by investigators to solve new, recurring and continuing justice-related problems. NIJ supports topics of relevance to state and local criminal justice policy or practice with potential for informing national policy and proposals that fill important gaps in development of key areas of scientific knowledge. Recent grants have focused on such areas as community crime prevention, policing research, juvenile and criminal justice systems improvement, corrections and alcohol- and drug-related crime and treatment. Collaborative projects are encouraged. (FGCW 10/09/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 12/17/00; Proposals 1/17/01

    41-14 Research in State and Community Tobacco Control Interventions (NIH)

    The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to stimulate research on new or existing tobacco control interventions relevant to state and community tobacco control programs. This will be achieved by supporting research on innovative tobacco prevention and control interventions at the community, state, or multi-state level. The results of this research will guide tobacco control programs across the nation in order to increase program effectiveness and produce real reductions in the prevalence of tobacco use. This is a reissuance of RFA-CA-99-001. CA-01-017 (NIHG 10/19/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/9/01; Applications 2/13/01

    41-15 USIP Solicited Grants Competition (USIP)

    The United States Institute of Peace has announced topics for its 2001 Solicited Grants Competition. The themes/topics are: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding; Asia Pacific; The Balkans; Training. (FR 9/5/00)
    Deadline:  12/29/00

    41-16 NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants (CIES)

    Up to five research awards are available in three different categories: individual fellowships, institutional grants and the Manfred Woerner Fellowship. Individual Fellowships in Political/Military Studies allow the applicants to conduct research in the social sciences and related disciplines in one or more of the European/Asian NATO/EAPC member countries in close liaison with recognized academic institutions. The research must lead to publication on political, security and economic issues directly affecting the health of the alliance. A stay at the NATO headquarters in Brussels is strongly recommended. A limited number of institutional grants will be offered to departments of political science or economics, international affairs institutes, centers for security studies and research teams. The Manfred Woerner Fellowship honors the late NATO secretary-general. It is intended for an outstanding individual scholar or institution to conduct NATO-EAPC-related research along the same guidelines as those described above for individual fellowship in political/military studies.
    Deadline:  1/1/01

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