Funding Bulletin - November 22, 2002 (Vol. 11, No. 42)
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program supports innovative partnership-driven projects developed to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. K-20 education organizations (that is, K-12 schools and school districts, and institutions of higher education) are critical partners in all MSP projects. Specifically, administrators, mathematics and science teachers and guidance counselors in K-12 partner organizations join forces with disciplinary faculty in mathematics, science and/or engineering, education faculty and administrators in higher education partner organizations in activities developed to effect deep, lasting improvement in K-12 mathematics and science education. For this competition, organizations may submit only one proposal as a LEAD partner. School districts are eligible to be partners in up to two proposal submissions; school districts may participate as partners in no more than one Comprehensive proposal submission. Please contact Ted Knous, 532-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 2, 2002, if you wish to submit a proposal. NSF 02-190
Nominations are open for Higuchi/Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards. The four Higuchi/Endowment Awards were established by the late Regents Distinguished Professor Takeru Higuchi and his wife, Aya Higuchi, along with the Kansas University Endowment Association. Nominees must be Board of Regents school faculty members. Awards are given for work that has had a major and substantial impact and has been of national and/or international interest. One award is given in each of the following areas: the Humanities and Social Sciences; the Basic Sciences; the Biomedical Sciences; and the Applied Sciences which also must have been research of significant relevance to the State of Kansas.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders seek investigator-initiated applications for research grant awards (R01) or exploratory/developmental research grant awards (R21) for the development of innovative technologies designed to increase the utility of a sensor in vivo. In particular, novel sensing modalities need to be developed that operate in vivo or that alter the healing dynamics at the sensor insertion point. A team-based approach is strongly encouraged to capitalize upon the talents from sensor engineers, pathologists, histologists, cell biologists, immunologists and biomaterial scientists. Materials science, engineering design changes, pharmaceutical adaptations, and novel transduction mechanisms are needed to improve sensor performance in vivo. EB-03-001 (NIHG 10/25/02)
Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Applicants to the fellowship programs must propose research in a field pursued at the Smithsonian. Fellowships are only offered to support research within Smithsonian facilities or programs. Fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel.
Two of the core programs within the Division of Environmental Biology-- Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories--encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing available and new species-level information in the context of providing revisionary and predictive classifications of particular groups of organisms. The program goals are to help revitalize revisionary systematics, so that it fully utilizes modern information technology at all stages, from data capture (e.g., digital imaging, geo-referencing, etc.) and analysis (e.g., sequence alignments, phylogeny reconstructions, GIS, image analysis, etc.) through to electronic presentation and dissemination of the results.
The Agriculture Department is inviting applications to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. Scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented to pursue and complete degrees in the agricultural sciences, including agribusiness, biological engineering, agricultural social sciences and aquaculture, among other fields.
The U.S. Agency for International Development intends to issue a request for applications for a five-year agricultural exports and rural incomes project designed to address socio-economic problems in Egypt. The effort will focus on three key socio-economic problems: high unemployment, low rural income and underdeveloped agricultural export potential. The goal is to increase rural incomes and farm and agriculture business jobs by expanding access of Egypt's farmers and agribusiness firms to critical knowledge, technology, markets and institutions. (FBO 10/07/02)
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) supports research in Egypt on all phases of Egyptian civilization and culture and promotes and strengthens American-Egyptian cultural ties. Fields of interest are: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Humanities, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
- URL: http://www.arce.org
IMLS is announcing a new opportunity for museums. In FY2003, IMLS will offer Learning Opportunity Grants. This grant opportunity is part of an evaluation and redirection of the General Operating Support (GOS) program. For FY2003, the Learning Opportunity Grants will offer funding for museums to address one or more strategic goals: building public access; expanding educational services; reaching families and children; and using technology more effectively in support of these goals. These grants will also support the efforts of museums to upgrade and integrate new technologies into their overall institutional effectiveness.
- URL: http://www.imls.gov
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Living With a Star (LWS) Space Environment Testbed (SET) Program intends to solicit investigations for its first project, SET-1. The investigations will develop products that will reduce the requirements for margins in spacecraft design and operations to account for the uncertainties in the space environment in the presence of a spacecraft (i.e., the induced environment) and its effects. The NRA will solicit proposals in response to requirements for products from investigations in five categories of space environments and effects. NRA-02-OSS-04 (FBO 08/26/02)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking initial proposals for water quality cooperative agreements, which address unique and innovative projects that address the requirements of the national pollutant discharge elimination program. Priorities include research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies related to the causes, effects extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution in the following areas: impacts of weather flows; ballast water treatment; onsite/decentralized wastewater treatment systems; management systems for water pollution controlled programs asset management; and wastewater infrastructure security, among others. (FR 10/31/02)
42-12 Engineering Sciences for Modeling, Simulation, Decision-Making and Emerging Technologies (NSF)
This is a continuation of a collaborative research program between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) that was started in 1997. The objective of this collaborative program is to fund research projects that are focused on advancing the fundamental knowledge base needed to support advanced computer simulations. Advances are needed in the following broad classes of technical development: the fidelity of the simulation models, experimental discovery necessary for the determination of the models and their validations, uncertainty quantification of the resulting computations, and computational techniques for the solution of the simulation models on high performance computing platforms. NSF 03-505
42-13 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs Annual Solicitation (DoE)
The Department of Energy invites small businesses (500 employees or less) to submit grant applications in response to its annual SBIR and STTR programs. For both SBIR and STTR, grant applications will be sought in a variety of technical areas including the following: Advanced Technologies for Nuclear Energy; Enhanced Proteomics Signature Analysis in Support of Pathogen Detection, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiological Modeling; Technologies for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Homeland Defense; Biological Carbon Sequestration Research and Technology; Genome, Structural Biology, and Related Biotechnologies; Carbon Cycle Measurements of the Atmosphere and the Biosphere; Materials, Sensors, and Controls for Advanced Power Systems; Fuel Cell Research; Natural Gas Technologies; Biobased Products and Bioenergy; Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology; and Nuclear Physics Electronics Design and Fabrication. DOE-SC0059 (FBO 09/10/02)
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Plasma Physics Junior Faculty Development Program. Applications should be from tenure-track faculty investigators who are currently involved in experimental or theoretical plasma physics research and should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution. The purpose of this program is to support the development of the individual research programs of exceptionally talented scientists and engineers early in their careers. DE-FG01-02ER02-25
The objective of this Program Announcement is to support research to improve diet and physical activity measurement through improved instruments, technologies, or statistical/analytic techniques. Proposals should be aimed at exploring the optimal combination of objective and self-report measures of physical activity or dietary intake that can capture these behaviors in both general and diverse populations. PAR-03-009 (NIHG 11/11/02)
The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture invite applications for the establishment or continuation of International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups to address the interdependent issues of biodiversity conservation, economic capacity, and human health through discovery and development of therapeutic agents for diseases of importance in developing countries as well as those important to developed countries. Innovative and integrated approaches to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing with host country stakeholders and participants is an important component of the overall program. Particularly relevant disease areas and health needs include cancer, HIV-AIDS and its opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, malaria, and other emerging diseases, mental disorders of adults and children, drug abuse and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. TW-03-004 (NIHG 10/18/02)