June 26, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 23)
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These fellowships are awarded to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Currently, fellowships are awarded annually in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Candidates are nominated by department heads or other senior researchers. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but the foundation recommends no more than three. Direct applications are not accepted.
23-2 Recovery Act Limited Competition: Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program (RC3) (NIH)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, solicits grant applications for a new initiative called Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program (RC3). The purpose of this pilot program is to address the funding gap between promising research and development (R&D) and transitioning to the market--often called the Valley of Death --by contributing to the critical funding needed by applicants to pursue the next appropriate milestone(s) toward ultimate commercialization; i.e., carry out later stage research activities necessary to that end. RFA-OD-09-008 (NIHG 6/5/09)
23-3 Recovery Act Limited Competition: Small Business Catalyst Awards for Accelerating Innovative Research (R43) (NIH)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, invites grant applications from small business concerns that propose to accelerate innovation through high risk, high reward research and development (R&D) that has commercial potential and is relevant to the mission of the NIH. Solicited are applications for support for projects that have the potential to generate high impact results (e.g., products, processes or services) and/or innovative research applications, research tools, techniques, devices, inventions, or methodologies. RFA-OD-09-009 (NIHG 6/5/09)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is requesting applications from accredited U.S. colleges and universities to conduct multidisciplinary research. DHS S&T is requesting applications in one of these four topic areas: 1) Community Participation and Resilience; 2) Multiple Sensor Integration; 3) Port Systems Resilience; or 4) Immigration Security. Institutions may submit applications for more than one topic. However, they must be separate applications. DHS-09-ST-061-003 (GG 5/15/09)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about students scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 09-567
CSREES is interested in funding comparisons between certified organic farms and conventional farms of sediment delivery, nutrient use and transport, and overall water availability at the farm or field scale. Projects are expected to combine physical measurements of soil and surface and/or groundwater conditions at the field or farm scale with modeling information generated at the same spatial and temporal scale. Successful projects must describe expected outcomes in terms of changes in knowledge, and changes in behaviors, and changes in environmental conditions. USDA-CREES-ICGP-002403 (GG 6/18/09)
NEH Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers (FDHC) support collaboration between digital centers and individual scholars. An award provides funding for both a stipend for the fellow and a portion of the center's costs for hosting a fellow. Awards are for periods of six to twelve months of continuous full-time research. The intellectual cooperation between the fellow and the center may take many different forms and may involve humanities scholars of any level of digital expertise. Awards support projects at any stage of development. FDHC grants are made to digital humanities centers and, therefore, a staff member of the digital humanities center must serve as the project director. Centers may submit one application per deadline and individual scholars may apply in collaboration with only one center per deadline. 20090915-RF (GG 6/18/09)
The program provides an award to a principal investigator to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Applications come from the principal investigator. Those most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering, related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater.
23-9 Recovery Act Limited Competition: Protection of Human Health by Immunology and Vaccines (U01, U19) (NIH)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, invites new applications from single domestic institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in creating a network of human immunology profiling research groups. Applications are sought that propose to study human immune responses 1) following infection, 2) prior to and following vaccination against an infectious disease, or 3) prior to and following treatment with an immune adjuvant that targets a known innate immune receptor(s). RFA-AI-09-040 (NIHG 6/5/09)
This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose collaborative systems biology research projects by multi-disciplinary teams to advance our understanding of normal physiology and perturbations associated with heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) diseases and disorders. Multi-disciplinary expertise across experimental and computational domains is required and the multi-PI mechanism is allowed, as integration across these domains is a critical element of the proposed research plan. PAR-09-214 (NIHG 6/19/09)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Emergency Response Laboratory Network (FERN) Microbiological Cooperative Agreement Program Grant mechanism (U18) is to solicit applications from institutions/organizations for inclusion into its Microbiology Cooperative Agreement Program. The FERN cooperative agreements are intended to target state, local, and tribal FERN labs to provide increased sample analyses in the event of food outbreaks or other large-scale food emergency events requiring surge capacity testing of implicated food samples. PAR-09-215 (NIHG 6/19/09)
The goal of the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program is to improve quality of life by significantly decreasing the impact of cancer on service members, their families, and the American public. The PRCRP Concept Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory. The Concept Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. For FY09, the Concept Award is being offered in two congressionally directed topic areas: 1) Noninvasive cancer ablation research including selective targeting with nano-particles, and 2) genetic cancer research and its relation to exposure to the various environments that are unique to a military lifestyle. W81XWH-09-PRCRP-CA (GG 6/18/09)
The fiscal year 2009 Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program is offering funding in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Therapeutic Development Awards. The FY2009 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Therapeutic Development Awards encourages proposals that focus research on ALS specifically on the pre-clinical developmental of novel therapies to treat this disease. Proposals must include preliminary data relevant to the phase(s) of the preclinical development process covered by the proposed research.
23-14 2009: Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents (CHAT) by Utilizing a Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model and New Application Technologies (OPHS)
As the lead agency to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities, the Office of Minority Health, through the mechanism of the CHAT Program, seeks to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of high risk minority youth by supporting community-based efforts to increase HIV/AIDS prevention/education efforts, testing, counseling and referrals. It is expected that applicants will ensure that their efforts will enhance current efforts and expand established capacity by federal agencies, and public and private youth service providers to engage youth who are currently in alternative education settings, alternative living arrangements ordered by the courts; and juvenile detention facilities. MP-YEP-09-001 (GG 6/19/09)