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Funding Bulletin - March 12, 2004 (Vol. 13, No. 10)


10-1 Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research (RWJF)

The Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds highly qualified individuals to undertake broad studies of the most challenging policy issues in health and health care facing America. Applications are welcomed from investigators in fields such as economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, demography, history, health and social policy, public health, medicine, nursing, genetics, science policy, law, business, ethics, journalism, social work, psychology and engineering. (GA 02/04)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/1/2004, Proposals 7/23/2004

10-2 Defense Sciences Research and Technology (DARPA)

The Defense Sciences Office is soliciting innovative research proposals detailing research, design, demonstration, and validation of coating systems that are biocidal, renewable, and self-cleaning. These self-decontaminating materials or coatings must be robust enough to withstand military applications. The ultimate goal of this effort is to produce revolutionary, self-decontaminating systems that will supercede or supplement existing military decon systems. It is envisioned that surfaces developed under this effort will allow for continuous decontamination of biological agents from external, as well as internal, surfaces on military equipment. BAA04-12 (FBO 2/6/04)

Deadline: 2/2/2005

10-3 Integrated Assessment of Climate Change (DOE)

The Energy Department's Office of Biological and Environmental Research is seeking proposals for research that contributes to integrated assessment of climate change, particularly studies to develop and improve methods and tools that focus on specialized topics of importance to integrated assessments. The program emphasizes developing methods to evaluate economic and other costs and benefits of climate change under various scenarios that include policy interventions to mitigated greenhouse gas emissions. Funding will be concentrated in two main areas: technology innovation and diffusion; and improved methods for constructing emission scenarios used to drive integrated assessment models. DE-FG01-04ER04-16 (FR 3/8/04)

Deadline: 5/11/2004

10-4 Wireless Technology Grants

Ten U.S. colleges will each receive a grant of a campus wireless network through a new competition offered by the Higher Education Wireless Access Consortium (HEWAC) and WiSE Technologies. The campus wireless network grant will include free equipment and installation. One of the 10 colleges will also be selected to receive an additional donation, which will consist of free network management services and broadband connection for three years. (FGA 03/04)

Deadline: N/A

10-5 Manhattan Community Grants (MCF)

The Manhattan Community Foundation (MCF) is pleased to invite non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in the greater Manhattan area to apply for grants for charitable purposes. The Foundation's Grants Committee will consider requests for funding for charitable projects that address needs in the following areas: Arts and Humanities, Basic Human Needs and Disaster Relief, Community Development and Leadership, Preservation, Conservation and Beautification, The Elderly, Education, Children and Youth, and Health Care and Mental Health.

Deadline: 5/3/2004

10-6 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program (CIES)

Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. The lecturing and lecturing/research chairs are available in 13 countries, primarily Europe and Canada, in a variety of academic fields including areas in history, landscape architecture, political science, literature, and business.

Deadline: 5/1/2004, 8/1/2004


10-7 Wetland Program Development Grants (EPA)

Projects should be located in Region 7. Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. While WPDGs submitted for this competition can continue to be used by recipients to build and refine any element of a comprehensive wetland program, emphasis for the competition will be given to funding projects that address three priority areas identified by EPA headquarters: 1) developing a comprehensive monitoring and assessment program; 2) improving the effectiveness of compensatory mitigation; and 3) refining the protection of vulnerable wetlands and aquatic resources. EPA-R7WWPD-04-004 (FG 4/30/04)

Deadline: 4/30/2004


10-8 Personnel Preparation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (ED)

The purposes of this program are to (1) help address state-identified needs for qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful that are needed to serve those children. The priorities are: Absolute Priority 1--Preparation of Special Education, Related Services, and Early Intervention Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Low Incidence Disabilities (84.325A); Priority 2--Preparation of Leadership Personnel (84.325D); Priority 3--Preparation of Personnel in Minority Institutions (84.325E); Priority 4--Improving the Preparation of Personnel to Serve Children with High Incidence Disabilities (84.325H). (FR 3/3/04)

Deadline: 84.325A 4/16/2004, 84.325D & 84.325E 4/9/04, 84.325H 4/5/2004

10-9 Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program - Partnership Grants (ED)

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to promote improvements in the quality of new teachers, with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement in the nation's K-12 classrooms. Partnership grants are designed to promote significant improvements in teacher education by strengthening the vital role of K-12 educators in the design and implementation of effective teacher education programs, and by increasing collaboration among these educators and institutions of higher education and schools of arts and sciences. The department will invite full applications from those partnerships whose pre-applications ranked highly enough to be competitive at the full application stage. CFDA#: 84.336B, 84.336D (FR 3/3/04)

Deadline: Pre-applications 4/2/2004

10-10 Professional Development (ED)

The purposes of the Professional Development program are to (1) Increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field. Eligible applicants for this program are an institution of higher education, including an Indian institution of higher education; a state or local educational agency, in consortium with an institution of higher education; an Indian tribe or organization, in consortium with an institution of higher education; and a Bureau-funded school. CFDA#: 84.299B (FR 3/2/04)

Deadline: 4/5/2004

10-11 Early Reading First (ED)

The Education Department is inviting applications for local projects to enhance the oral language, cognitive and early reading skills of preschool-age children, especially those from low-income families, through the use of science-based approaches and materials. Priorities are intensive full-time, full-year programs that serve children for two years before kindergarten; programs that primarily serve children from low-income families; and submissions from novice applicants. CFDA#: 84.359A, 84.359B (FR 3/8/04)

Deadline: 4/21/2004


10-12 Research Opportunity Awards

Research Opportunity Awards are for scientists of demonstrated productivity and creativity seeking to explore new areas of experimental research. The chair of each Ph.D.-granting astronomy, chemistry, or physics department in the United States and Canada may nominate up to two tenured faculty members annually who are without major research funding. (GA 02/04)

Deadline: 5/3/2004, 10/1/2004

10-13 Defense Against Cyber Attacks on Mobile, Ad Hoc Network Systems (MANETS)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Advanced Technology Office (ATO) is soliciting proposals under this BAA for the performance of research, development, design, and testing to support the Defense Against Cyber Attacks on Mobile Ad Hoc Network Systems (DCAMANETS) program. The objective of the DCAMANETS program is to develop technologies to automatically and dynamically reconfigure Mobile Ad Hoc Network based systems against cyber attack in order to support successful execution of missions in the face of malicious attacks including computer worms, malicious code, remote cyber intrusions, mobile network infrastructure attacks, and software and hardware run-time failures. BAA04-18 (FBO 3/2/04)

Deadline: 3/1/2005

10-14 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) are intended to foster the early career development of postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Modeled after Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences program, CASI provide up to $500,000 in support over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of a future faculty appointment, presumably at a different institution. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry (physical, theoretical, or computational), computer science, statistics, or engineering and be nominated by a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Each institution may nominate two candidates or three if one is an underrepresented minority. Please contact Ted Knous by March 26 if you wish to nominate.

Deadline: 5/3/2004

10-15 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (DOC)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is issuing a BAA on behalf of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council requesting monitoring and ecosystem-based research proposals concerning factors affecting the recovery of resources injured by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. AB133F-04-RP-0032

Deadline: 4/15/2004


10-16 Campus-based Alcohol Prevention Models (ED)

The Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is soliciting applications to identify, further evaluate and disseminate information about an effective alcohol and drug abuse program being implemented on the applicant's campus. Applicants must describe an alcohol or other drug prevention program that has been implemented for at least two full academic years on the applicant's campus; provide evidence of the program's effectiveness; provide a plan to enhance and further evaluate the program during the project period, as well as a plan to disseminate information to help other higher education institutions implement similar programs. CFDA#: 84.184N (FR 3/8/04)

Deadline: 4/16/2004


10-17 Individual Anthropology Research Grants Program

Grants for amounts up to $25,000 are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology. Grants are made to seed innovative approaches and ideas, to cover specific expenses or phases of a project, and/or to encourage aid from other funding agencies. The Wenner-Gren Foundation particularly invites projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology. A few awards are available for projects designed to develop resources for anthropological research and scholarly exchange. (GA 02/04)

Deadline: 5/1/2004, 11/1/2004