Funding Bulletin - July 7, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 25)
To receive program descriptions and application forms for funding opportunities, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited submission programs have sponsor restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted by a single institution and will require institutional screening to determine which applications will be submitted. Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice Provost for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email: email@example.com, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB25-13) or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program. Currently posted Internal Deadlines:
The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program that supports the development of innovative methods and models for the social and behavioral sciences. The MMS Program interacts with the other programs in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), as well as other programs in the Foundation, most notably the Statistics and Probability Program in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). In general, MMS seeks proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature, methodologically innovative, and grounded in theory. The MMS Program welcomes proposals in the following areas: general research and infrastructure activities; mid-career research fellowships; research on survey and statistical methodology; and doctoral dissertation research. NSF 06-571 (Posted 5/23/06)
The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development of novel or of substantially improved instrumentation likely to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems at any level. The development of new, or substantial improvement of existing, software for the operation of instruments, analysis of data, or the analysis of images is also supported where these have the effect of improving instrument performance. NSF 06-570 (Posted 5/25/06)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade (EGAT), Office of Natural Resource Management (NRM) intends to issue a Request for Assistance (RFA) for the program titled Promoting Transformation: Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth, and Governance (TransLinks) on or around July 7, 2006. The objective of this program is to increase social, economic and environmental benefits through healthy ecosystems and sustainable resource management. The program will support cross-cutting approaches that link natural resource management to economic growth and good governance. The resource components of the program include renewable land and other natural resources, non-renewable resources, resource-based production and processing systems and ecosystem services. M-OAA-EGAT-PEP-06-1546 (GG 6/22/06)
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $500,000 for Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education (Rural initiative for New American Farmers Partnerships Program). RMA has annually offered partnerships to provide education to producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, speciality crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage (priority commodities). Even though these partnerships have been very successful, there is a segment of producers that have not been reached with these education programs--refugees and low income individuals who produce, or who are undertaking to establish a business producing, priority commodities (target producers). The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver risk management training and information to these producers. USDA-RMA-IS-2006 (GG 6/27/06)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting proposals from eligible applicants to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. The goals of this announcement include supporting a watershed approach to better address water quality problems in the U.S. and building the capacity of all levels of government to develop and implement effective, comprehensive programs for watershed protection, restoration, and management. EPA-OW-OWOW-06-05 (GG 6/28/06)
The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the NYPL Humanities and Social Sciences Library--including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library is one of the world's pre-eminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. The center appoints fifteen fellows a year for a nine-month term (September through May) at the library. In addition to working on their own projects, the fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the center and in public forums throughout the library.
- URL: http://www.nypl.org
This new program element solicits proposals that support the goals of IHY but do not clearly fit into another NASA program element. These goals include, but are not limited to, communicating unique IHY results to the scientific community and the general public, fostering international scientific cooperation in the study of heliophysical phenomena now and in the future, organizing research campaigns that enhance existing research and directly pertain to the IHY, developing the basic science of heliophysics through cross-disciplinary studies of universal processes, and preserving in the history and legacy of the IGY on its 50th Anniversary.
The Department of Defense (DOD) announces the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in the areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment to enhance research-related education. Therefore proposals must address the impact of the equipment on the institution's ability to educate students, through research, in disciplines important to DOD missions. This announcement seeks proposals to purchase instrumentation in support of research areas of interest to the DOD, including areas of research supported by the administering agencies. AFOSR-BAA-2006-4 (GG 6/29/06)
The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs for employers and workers about safety and health topics selected by OSHA. The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funds for programs to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program emphasizes three areas: Educating workers and employers in small businesses; Training workers and employers about new OSHA standards.; Training workers and employers about high risk activities or hazards identified by OSHA through its Strategic Management Plan, or as part of an OSHA special emphasis program. SHTG-FY-06-01 (FR 6/29/06)
The University of Kansas Center for Cancer Experimental Therapeutics is offering NIH/COBRE awards for research related to cancer which falls primarily under the umbrella of the National Cancer Institute of the NIH, other relevant NIH agencies, and the COBRE Center for Cancer Experimental Therapeutics. Faculty members who have not served as a principal investigator on an NIH R01 research grant and who are early in their careers are eligible for 2 year awards. Tenured investigators who plan a change of research direction are also eligible to apply.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding breast health and breast cancer research. The foundation is accepting applications for the following research grant programs: 1) The Basic, Clinical, and Translational Research grant program offers grants fir basic science studies; clinical studies for improved treatments; translational research; complementary and alternative medicine; diagnostic methods; environmental factors; genetic epidemiology; diet and nutrition; psychosocial support; prevention; survivorship research; and other imaging techniques/studies. 2) The Postdoctoral Fellowship program funds Postdoctoral Fellows in the areas of breast cancer research, public health, or epidemiology. 3) The Population Specific Research Program involves innovative research projects focusing on Breast Cancer Disparities Research.
- URL: http://www.komen.org
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing the development and/or use of physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling for the interpretation of biomarker data. EPA-G2006-STAR-N1 (GG 6/28/06)
The Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. In any single round of the BRC competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. Organizations that house multiple collections, submitting proposals from more than one collection, should engage in internal planning activities in order to prioritize the needs of the several collections. NSF 06-569 (Posted 5/25/06)
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established to support research and social action projects that focus on understanding and finding solutions to a broad array of social problems. The primary goal is to encourage research, including community-based research that supports and promotes social change. Preference will be given to projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities.