September 4, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 31)
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The NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award program was created in 2007 to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program is a High-Risk Research initiative of Research Teams of the Future. Applicants may submit only one application as a PS/PI in response to the FOA. There is no limit to the number of applications that an institution may submit. RFA-RM-09-011 (NIHG 8/28/09)
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Industry Sciences Fellowships for 2010 to support the development of industry studies as a multidisciplinary field of research. The Sloan Industry Studies Program encourages research interaction between academics and people in industry in order to stimulate new lines of inquiry and broaden the impact of related scholarship. Industry Studies Fellowships are intended to recognize and support junior faculty members in a wide range of academic disciplines. Awards are made to scholars who show the most outstanding promise of making important contributions to understanding the complex systems of companies, product and labor markets, institutions and their interactions that shape the multifaceted environment of modern industrial enterprises. Candidates for Sloan Industry Studies Fellowships are required to hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in economics, management, engineering, political science, sociology, or in a related or interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty (i.e. tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. Candidates may be nominated by faculty members, department heads, or other senior scholars.
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The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study the impact of human-animal interaction (HAI) on children's health and development and to test the efficacy of therapeutic uses of HAI with children. The purpose of this FOA is to build an empirical research base on how children perceive, relate to and think about animals; how pets in the home impact children's social and emotional development and health (e.g. allergies, the immune system, asthma, mitigation of obesity); and whether and under what conditions therapeutic uses of animals is safe and effective. RFA-HD-09-031 (NIHG 8/14/09)
The Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that, because of its scope or complexity, requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual's salary. Eligible projects include: research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities; conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit ongoing research; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and research that uses the knowledge, methods, and perspectives of the humanities to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences. 20091029-RZ (GG 8/11/09)
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. 20091029-RQ (GG 8/1/09)
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose works is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The HPC program purpose is to provide the opportunity for faculty to create or expand collaborative research with ORNL in scientific areas of discovery requiring HPC capabilities; provide ORAU member institutions the opportunity to create a strategic partnership with ORNL through alignment of faculty research with ORNL's science agenda; and enhance the development of the future workforce in scientific discovery through computing by providing real-world experiences for students. This program is open to faculty-student teams proposing research in the following categories that would benefit in some way from the application of HPC resources: Neutron Science, Biological Systems, Energy, Advanced Materials, National Security, Supercomputing, Chemical Sciences, and Nuclear Physics. One per-proposal per institution, per year will be considered.
- URL: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/hpc/preproposal-guidelines.aspx
31-8 Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Chemistry as the Driver for Transformative Research and Innovation (NSF)
The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance collaborations. CCIs may partner with researchers from industry, government laboratories and international organizations. Only one proposals per eligible PI is allowed. NSF 09-597.
The Directorates for Engineering, Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science/Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy are continuing in FY2009 the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in FY 1997. The goal of this three year (FY09-Fy11) program initiative is to enhance plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The initiative will address fundamental issues in plasma science and engineering that can have impact in other areas or disciplines in which improved basic understanding of the plasma state is needed. NSF 09-596 (GG 7/28/09)
The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases invites new U01 applications to participate in a consortium of investigators, the Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC). The BCBC will work collaboratively to facilitate research in the following areas: 1) use cues from pancreatic development to directly differentiate pancreatic beta cells and islets from stem/progenitor cells for use in cell-replacement therapies for diabetes; 2) determine how to stimulate beta cell regeneration in the adult pancreas as a basis for improving beta cell mass in diabetic patients; 3) determine how to reprogram progenitor/adult cells into pancreatic beta-cells both in-vitro and in-vivo as a means for developing cell-replacement therapies for diabetes; and 4) investigate the progression of human type-1 diabetes using patient-derived cells and tissues transplanted in humanized mouse models. RFA-DK-09-011 (NIHG 8/14/09)
The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State strives to support and enhance cancer-related research and training at K-State. Scientists performing cancer-relevant research are invited to become affiliated scientists and apply for various cancer center awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts to affiliates who wish to travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions.
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (PA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects are short-term and include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. A group project funded under this priority must focus on one or more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. CFDA 84.021A (FR 8/31/09)
31-13 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer-Relevant Research, Training, and Travel (Johnson)
The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows wishing to participate in cancer-related laboratory research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply along with a cancer center-affiliated faculty scientist for a Cancer Research Award. Student winners work in their mentor's laboratories in the spring and then receive $1,000. Mentors also receive $1,000 per student for research expenses. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working with affiliated scientists may apply via their faculty mentors for Travel Awards to support travel to professional meetings or workshops. Faculty may also apply for summer stipends for their graduate students.