January 9, 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 1)
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The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce. There is a limit of four (4) preliminary proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution preliminary proposal. Any given individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposals submission. NSF 09-519 (GG 12/8/08)
The Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program supports efforts to understand and address gender-based differences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce in participation through research, the diffusion of research-based innovations, and extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and engineering workforce. Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, administrators, and others in institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards. The Principal Investigator for an I3 proposal must be the university provost or equivalent chief academic officer or president, unless the proposal is exclusively for I3 STEM educational or related research. NSF 09-511
The NCRR Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program solicits applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade commercially available instruments that cost at least $100,000. The maximum award is $500,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers among others. To be eligible to apply, three or more NIH funded investigators who will be users of the requested instruments must be identified. PAR-09-028 (NIHG 11/14/08)
USDA has released an announcement of it new Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Funding Opportunity. Deadline dates are tentative. However, several programs require a Letter of Intent, some due in January. The following programs require a January Letter of Intent: Animal Health and Well-being: Animal Health, Animal Well-Being; Applied Plant Genomics Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP); Bioactive Food Components for Optimal Health; Improving Food Quality and Value; Plant Biology: Environmental Stress; Plant Genome, Genetics, and Breeding; and Soil Processes.
The purpose of the USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program is to assist federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing genetically engineered organisms into the environment. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. Applications must seek partial funding for a conference or address one of the following areas: 1) Identify and develop practices to minimize risks associated with genetically engineered organisms; 2) Research methods to monitor the dispersal of genetically engineered organisms; 3) Research to increase knowledge about the characteristics, rates, and methods of gene transfer that may occur between genetically engineered organisms, and related organisms; 4) Perform assessments to provide analysis which compares impacts of organisms modified through genetic engineering to other types of production systems; 5) Other relevant areas. USDA-CSREES-BRAP-002008 (GG 12/16/08)
1-6 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)--Research Fellowships Program (ED)
The purpose of the Research Fellowship Program is to build research capacity by providing support to enable highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. ED-GRANTS-112808-001 (GG 11/28/08)
The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program will identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions in academia and expose them to Department of Defense needs and DARPA's program development process. This Research Announcement solicits single investigator proposals for research and development in the areas of the Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics of interest to DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). DARPA-RA-09-14 (GG 12/18/08)
The Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum, and Infrastructure (IEECI) program supports research which addresses four aspects of engineering education: 1) how students best learn the ideas, principles, and practices to become creative and innovative engineers, and how this learning is measured; 2) how application of cyberlearning resources of networked computing and communication, interactive visualization capabilities, and well designed user interfaces can be used to develop easily transportable tools and systems with low barriers to adoption which significantly improve learning; 3) integration of sustainability into engineering education; and 4) future directions of U.S. engineering doctoral programs. NSF 08-610
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Development Grants Program recognizes the need to attract, recruit or retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers. Funding under this announcement is intended to support faculty in the nuclear-related fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty in these academic areas during the first 6 years of their career. HR-FN-1208-NED02 (GG 12/23/08)
The KSU NASA Space Grant Consortium is announcing a call for proposals for its Small Research Grant program and applications for its Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship programs. Small Research Grants are intended to be used to assist in the support of student salary, materials/supplies, and travel on projects directly related to NASA Mission Directorates and/or to the NASA Education Mission. Undergraduate Student Scholarships support students working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The scholarships are generally intended to be used toward a portion of the student's academic-related activities at KSU, professional/educational activities, or the student's internships at NASA facilities. Graduate Student Fellowships support students working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines. Contact Dr. Kevin Lease, Graduate School, for more information (email@example.com).
The Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving applications for research grants in the Environmental Remediation Sciences Program (ERSP). The ERSP seeks to advance fundamental science to understand, predict and mitigate the impacts of environmental contamination from past nuclear weapons production and provide a scientific basis for the long term stewardship of nuclear waste disposal. The program supports an integrated portfolio of research ranging from molecular to field scales with emphasis on the use of advanced computer models and multidisciplinary, iterative experimentation to understand and predict contaminant transport in complex subsurface environments. DE-PS02-09ER09-07 (GG 12/24/08)
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The Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students provides awards to develop or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus-and/or community-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among college students. (FR 12/15/08)
1-13 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program (DOJ)
The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 expanded the scope of the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program to include sexual assault and stalking, and modified the eligibility criteria as well as the statutory purpose areas under which projects must be implemented. The Rural Program recognizes that child, youth and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking living in rural jurisdictions face unique barriers to receiving assistance and additional challenges rarely encountered in urban areas. In addition, socio-cultural, economic, and geographic barriers create difficulties for victim service providers and other social services professionals to identify and assist victims of these crimes. The primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of child, youth and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. OVW-2009-2001 (GG 12/10/08)
STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their respective interactions with society. STS has four components: 1) Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology (EVS); 2) History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (HPS); 3) Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology (SSS); 4) Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology (SPS). NSF 08-553 (GG 11/28/08)