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Funding Bulletin - December 8, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 44)



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    44-1 Phytoremediation Research (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency and partner agencies are inviting applications to conduct research on the use of plants to clean up or neutralize contaminated soul, with an eye toward developing totally new applications for the technology. The initiative seeks research that will address the fundamental mechanisms of interactions between microorganisms, plants and contaminated chemicals in soils and sediments, including marine, estuarine or freshwater systems, that result in the degradation, extraction, volatilization or stabilization of the waste chemical. (FGCW 09/18/00)
    Deadline:  1/22/01

    44-2 Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (DOE)

    The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for research grants in the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program. Applications should describe research projects that address the scientific aims of individual NABIR Science Elements including Biogeochemistry, Biotransformation, Community Dynamics, as well as Assessment projects that relate to those elements. Notice 01-12
    Deadline:  Preapplications 1/8/01; Applications 2/28/01

    44-3 Bioengineering Research Partnerships (NIH)

    Participating Institutions and Centers of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic multidisciplinary research addressing important biological or medical research problems. A BRP is a multidisciplinary research team applying an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior. The partnership must include appropriate bioengineering expertise in combination with basic and/or clinical investigators. A BRP may propose discovery-driven, developmental, non-hypothesis-driven, design-directed, or hypothesis-driven research at universities, national laboratories, medical schools, large or small businesses, or other public and private entities. PA-01-024 (NIHG 12/01/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/16/01, 7/13/01; Applications 2/16/01, 8/14/01

    44-4 The Transition from Drug Use to Addiction: Unearthing the Switch (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites applications for research to broaden our understanding of the transition from drug use to drug addiction. We actually know very little about the predisposing factors, cellular and neural mechanisms, and behavioral and social processes associated with the transition from drug use to drug addiction. There is a tremendous gap in our understanding of how individuals move from early stages of drug use to later stages of drug addiction and the mechanisms that underlie the actual transition from one state to another. Research is needed to better characterize the stages of drug addiction and transitions to and from them. DA-01-004 (NIHG 11/21/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/23/01; Applications 2/23/01

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    44-5 Residential Fellowships at the Newberry Library (Newberry)

    The Newberry Library offers both Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowships for in-residence research. The Newberry's collections concern the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.
    Deadline:  1/20/01

    44-6 Opera in Context: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Creation, Performance, and Reception (UIOWA)

    The University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies announces the availability of Obermann Fellowships for a summer 2001 Research Seminar, "Opera in Context: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Creation, Performance, and Reception." All faculty and staff with a Ph.D. or comparable professional degree are eligible. This interdisciplinary research seminar will focus on the relationship between opera and the social worlds in which, and for which, it was created. Scholars will address the ways in which individual operas or operatic traditions have shaped, and been shaped by, their publics and the cultural and political circumstances in which they existed. New approaches to opera and new problems in opera studies are particularly encouraged. Scholars from all fields--for example, music, theatre, history, classics, English, foreign languages --are invited to apply.
    Deadline:  1/29/01

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    44-7 Materials Sciences and Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Machines (DOE)

    The Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Office of Science, Department of Energy (DOE), supports fundamental research in the natural sciences and engineering leading to new and improved energy technologies and to understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts of energy technologies. The DOE announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) Program. RIM is critical to the DOE in facing issues related to budget pressures, energy efficiency, safety, and security. Applications should be from investigators who are currently involved in basic research in this area. Notice 01-04
    Deadline:  Preapplications 1/2/01; Applications 3/20/01

    44-8 Research in Rural Area Security (UNH/DOD)

    The Non-lethal Technology Innovation Center (NTIC), located at the University of New Hampshire, is inviting Innovative Research Project (IRP) preliminary proposals and Exploration Survey and Review (ESR) proposals for project funding consideration. IRP Grants - NTIC is soliciting innovative research proposals to address military options that deny an area to personnel or vehicles in rural-open areas using either aqueous or non-aqueous slippery materials. ESR Grant - NTIC is soliciting proposals that will provide an assessment of future technology and trends that may provide potential applications for NLW technology. Reviews or surveys should address such topics as biotechnology and nanotechnology (exclusive of MEMs). Additionally, reviews in the area of health or human effects of non-lethal technologies will be considered.
    Deadline:  1/8/01

    44-9 Nanoscale Science, Engineering, Technology (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Basic Energy Sciences is inviting applications for innovative research on nanoscale science, engineering and technology, with emphasis on materials sciences, chemical sciences and engineering sciences. Program Notice 01-03 (FR 12/01/00)
    Deadline:  Preapplications 1/12/01; Applications 3/14/01

    44-10 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NIST)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with the National Science Foundation, offer the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Students can participate in any one of the six laboratories, i.e., Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Building and Fire Research, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, or Information Technology. The University prepares a single proposal from the institution to the NIST SURF program which details its academic program and nominates one or more students for the program. Please contact Jim Guikema, Associate Dean, 532-6191, guikema@ksu.edu, by December 31 if you are interested in submitting an application from K-State.
    Deadline:  Internal 12/31/2000; 2/15/01

    44-11 Fuel Cells & CIDI Engine R&D (DOE)

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is inviting applications for research and development on automotive fuel cells and direct injection engines. DOE is also seeking applications for R&D on fuel cell technologies for stationary applications in support of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy cross-cutting fuel cell technologies and for R&D on fuels for fuel cells infrastructure. A major DOE program objective is to increase the involvement of the automotive industry and power industry supplier bases in key engine-related and stationary power-related R&D programs. DE-RP04-01AL67057
    Deadline:  Preapplications 12/15/00; Applications 2/15/ 01

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    44-12 Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (EPA/NOAA/NSF/ONR/NASA)

    The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the participating agencies are soliciting research proposals of up to 3 years duration, and depending on appropriations, up to 5 years for multidisciplinary regional studies, for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program. This program provides support for research on algal species whose populations may cause or result in deleterious effects on ecosystems and human health. Studies of the causes of such blooms, their detection, effects, mitigation, and control in U.S. coastal waters, are solicited. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) include toxic and noxious phytoplankton, some protists, and benthic algae. To address the need for research on HABs, NOAA, NSF, EPA, ONR, and NASA combine each agency's unique interests and missions into this coordinated research program.
    Deadline:  1/31/01

    44-13 Community-Based Participatory Research in Environmental Health (NIH)

    The purpose of awards in this program is to develop community-based public health research approaches to diseases and health conditions having an environmentally related etiology and determine the impact of these methods. Moreover, awards are intended to stimulate further advances in the design and implementation of prevention and intervention methods that are appropriately applied to environmental health; accumulate and evaluate data, making assignments of environmental etiologies of diseases more plausible; and develop, implement, and evaluate community-based exposure assessment protocols. ES-01-003 (NIHG 11/29/00)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/17/01; Applications 3/15/01

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    44-14 Analysis of Existing Data (NIJ)

    The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals to conduct original research using the more than 300 qualitative and quantitative data sets available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data that were generated from NIJ sponsored research. Priority topics include sentencing; adjudication; corrections; violence against women and family violence; drugs and crime; violence, including examination of the correlates of violent criminal behavior; and policing, including community-oriented policing. Among studies of particular interest are those that test original hypotheses by replicating findings and comparing results with findings obtained via new statistical methods; test original hypotheses using sensitivity analysis; and use or combine archived data sets containing similar information collected at different times or from different sites. (FGCW 10/09/00)
    Deadline:  1/25/01, 5/25/01

    44-15 Tribal Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (OJJDP)

    The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is inviting applications for research and evaluation projects to inform prevention and intervention efforts focusing on youths from federally recognized tribes, particularly youthful offenders, high-risk youths and juvenile victims of crimes. Areas are alcohol and substance abuse, child abuse and neglect and indigenous approaches to juvenile justice for tribal youths. (FR 11/9/2000)
    Deadline:  1/23/01

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    44-16 National SBIR Conference

    A Spring National SBIR Conference will be held from February 26 to March 1, 2001 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ten federal agencies plan to send SBIR Program Managers to participate in the conference, answer questions and provide advice.
    Deadline:  2/26/2001

    44-17 Small Business Innovation Research Program (DOD)

    Navy, Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Missile Defense Organization, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Special Operations Command, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and Chemical and Biological Defense invite small business firms to submit proposals under this solicitation for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Objectives 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. 01.1
    Deadline:  1/10/01

    44-18 SBIR/STTR Program (DOE)

    The Department of Energy has released its 2001 Solicitations for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. DOE has issued a combined SBIR/STTR solicitation this year in order to simplify the submission process and allow companies to submit to both programs with a single application.
    Deadline:  2/20/01
    R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
      Jim Guikema, Associate Dean
    Ruth Bennett, Secretary
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    Last Modified: 11:14am , November 29, 2000