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Funding Bulletin - November 28, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 47)


47-1 USDA NRI Workshops

Two workshops are being offered at K-State to assist faculty in developing successful National Research Initiative (NRI) proposals.

Kathy Tilley, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will present a workshop Wednesday, December 3, Union Room 213, from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Kathy will address Notable Changes in the Standard Guidelines for FY 2004, Budgeting Tips and Strategies, and Common Errors to Avoid.

Brad Fenwick, Chief Scientist for USDA/National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, will be presenting a workshop on funding opportunities at NRI. This workshop is December 8, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, from 3:00 - 5:00.

Deadline: 12/3/2003; 12/8/2003


47-2 National Integrated Food Safety Projects (USDA)

The Agriculture Department is seeking applications to support food safety projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to solving problems through a combination of applied food safety research, education and extension activities. The program addresses a broad array of food safety concerns - from on-farm production, post-harvest processing and distribution to food selection, preparation and consumption. In general, the research component will focus on applied food safety research with an eye to outcomes that will enable extension and/or education personnel in applying the results of the research to solve food safety problems. In addition to traditional laboratory and field research, studies may include behavioral and social research. CFDA 10.303

Deadline: 12/19/2003

47-3 Potato Research (USDA)

The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) requests applications for the Special Research Grants Program, Potato Research (Potato Research) for fiscal year 2004. Grants awarded under this program will be for the purpose of facilitating or expanding ongoing State-Federal food and agricultural research programs that: 1) promote excellence in research on a regional and national level; 2) promote the development of regional research centers; 3) promote the research partnership between the Department of Agriculture, colleges and universities, research foundations, and State agricultural experiment stations for regional research efforts; and 4) facilitate coordination and cooperation of research among States through regional research grants.

Deadline: 12/19/2003


47-4 Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER): An Engineering Cyberinfrastructure "Test Bed" (NSF)

Through planning grants, the NSF Directorate for Engineering is exploring Concept Development of a new cyber infrastructure project. This new research focus centers on a network of Environmental Field Facilities, which would constitute a Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network (EAN) for Environmental Research (CLEANER). The goal of CLEANER is to advance knowledge and integrated assessment modeling of complex environmental systems, thereby enabling more effective approaches to adaptive management. NSF 03-607

Deadline: 1/7/2004

47-5 Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) (NSF)

The IMR Program supports the acquisition and/or development of research instruments that will provide new capability and/or advance current capability to: 1) discover fundamental phenomena in materials; 2) synthesize, process, and/or characterize the composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials; and 3) improve the quality, expand the scope, and foster and enable the integration of research and education in research-intensive environments. Only one proposal may be submitted by a principal investigator, and he/she may collaborate in only one other proposal as a co-investigator. NSF 04-503

Deadline: 1/8/2004

47-6 Universal Access (NSF)

The Universal Access (UA) program supports fundamental research and related education activities in computer science that advance computer systems technology so that all people can possess the skills needed to fully harness the power of computing. The program's mission is to empower people with disabilities, young children, seniors, and members of other traditionally under-represented groups, so that they are able to participate as first-class citizens in the new information society. NSF 03-612

Deadline: 1/8/2004; 12/8/2004

47-7 Information and Data Management (IDM) (NSF)

The Information and Data Management (IDM) Program supports research and education activities fundamental to the design, implementation, development, management, and use of databases, information retrieval, and knowledge-based systems. Topics include design methodologies, data, metadata, information, knowledge and process/event modeling, information access and interaction, information integration, knowledge discovery and visualization, and systems architecture and implementation. NSF 04-500

Deadline: 1/8/2004; 12/6/2004

47-8 Human Language and Communication (HLC) (NSF)

The Human Language and Communication (HLC) program focuses on advancing the state of the art in text and speech processing, as well as in multi-modal communication. The program supports research and related education activities fundamental to the development of computer systems capable of analyzing, understanding, and generating language, speech, and other forms of communication that humans use naturally across a wide variety of situations. The program's ultimate objective is to transform the human-computer communication experience so that users can address a computer at any time and any place at least as effectively as if they were addressing another person. NSF 03-613

Deadline: 1/8/2004, 12/6/2004

47-9 ONR Young Investigator Program (DOD)

ONR's Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called ""universities"") to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. BAA04-002

Deadline: 1/8/2004


47-10 Biology of Stem Cells in Aging (NIH)

This Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications that address the basic biology of stem cells in tissue maintenance and disease in aging. Research to elucidate the role of stem cells in tissue turnover, maintenance and repair, and how stem cells and their environment change with age, will be important to understanding why tissues, organs and organisms experience declining function with age. As well, this research will be critical to development of stem-cell based therapies for age-related diseases and conditions in the growing population of elderly patients. RFA-AG-04-008 (NIHG 10/31/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/22/2003; Applications 1/22/2004

47-11 Human Nutrition (Allen)

The Allen Foundation makes grants to improve human nutrition through education, training and research. The foundation has a particular interest in: training of children and young adults to improve their health and development through nutrition; educating mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; and training of educators and demonstrators in good nutritional practices.

Deadline: 12/31/2003

47-12 The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (NIH)

The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites new and competing renewal cooperative agreement and NIH intramural applications to continue the national Network that has the responsibility for the development, evaluation, and validation of biomarkers for earlier cancer detection and risk assessment. The Network has four main components - Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDL), Biomarker Reference Laboratories (formerly known as Biomarker Validation Laboratories), Clinical Epidemiology and Validation Centers (formerly known as Clinical and Epidemiologic Centers), and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC). The purpose of this Request for Applications is to invite new and competing renewal applications for the Biomarker Developmental Laboratories. A subsequent Request for Applications will be issued to establish the Biomarker Reference Laboratories, Clinical Epidemiology and validation Centers, and the Data Management and Coordinating Center. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding to participate in more than one component, because it is recognized that collaboration already exists in individual institutions for clinical testing and validation of biomarkers/reagents. RFA-CA-04-006 (NIHG 9/26/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/23/2003; Applications 1/23/2004

47-13 Inflammation and Thrombosis (NIH)

The processes of inflammation and thrombosis interact at multiple points and there is abundant evidence to suggest that there are mechanisms common to both these processes. The possibility exists that anti-inflammatory agents could be utilized to mange thrombotic processes underlying disease. The goal of this initiative is to identify molecular targets and develop novel therapeutic agents towards better management of thrombotic disorders. Thus, NHLBI and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) invite applications that utilize innovative research approaches to the molecular and cellular interactions between the hemostatic and inflammatory systems to identify novel therapeutic agents and that translate this knowledge to preclinical research. RFA-HL-04-005 (NIHG 08/08/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/22/2003; Applications 1/22/2004

47-14 Cellular and Molecular Imaging of the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Hematopoietic Systems (NIH)

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications for the development and application of novel cellular and molecular imaging probes and technologies to image the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematopoietic systems in vivo. This initiative seeks to take advantage of the rapid advances that have taken place in imaging technology, allowing normal and pathological processes to be studied in vivo at the molecular and cellular level. The initiative has two related goals. The first goal is to detect and quantify at the molecular and cellular level the cellular pathways that regulate heart, lung and blood and sleep disorders. The second goal is to develop new methods for cell tracking to monitor the movement and location of specific cell populations in vivo for application in cell-based therapeutics. RFA-HL-04-003 (NIHG 08/01/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/22/2003; Applications 1/22/2004


47-15 Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (HHS)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications from qualified institutions for Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translational Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The long-range objectives of the Roybal Centers are to improve the health, quality of life, and productivity of middle-aged and older people, through: (1) facilitating the translation from the basic behavioral and social sciences (including human factors) to practical outcomes, including new technologies, for the benefit of the aged, and 2) if possible also stimulating new "use-inspired" basic research in the behavioral and social sciences. RFA-AG-04-007 (NIHG 11/07/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/22/2003; Applications 1/22/2004

47-16 Digital Society and Technologies (DST) (NSF)

The future and well-being of the Nation depend on the effective integration of Information Technologies (IT) into its various enterprises and social fabric. Information Technologies are designed, used and have consequences in a number of social, economic, legal, ethical and cultural contexts. To assure that transformations related to IT serve human needs and are productive for society over the long term, more focused and generalizable scientific studies and related education activities are necessary. NSF 03-611

Deadline: 1/8/2004; 12/6/2004