October 23, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 38)
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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program [referred to as the Superfund Research Program (SRP)]. SRP grants will support coordinated, multi-project, interdisciplinary research programs to address the mandates legislated under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. These mandates include the development of: 1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 2) methods to asses the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; 3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount of toxicity of hazardous substances. This is accomplished by the establishment of interdisciplinary programs that link and integrate biomedical research with related non-biomedical (e.g. engineering, geology, ecology) research within the context of unique scientific themes developed by the applicant. RFA-ES-09-012 (NIHG 10/16/09)
The goal of the IMSD Program is to increase the number of students form groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences that complete the Ph.D. degrees in these fields at institutions with research intensive environments. This program is an opportunity to develop new or expand existing effective institutional developmental programs designed to academically and scientifically prepare UR students in the biomedical or behavioral sciences for competitive research careers and leadership positions in these fields. These grants are institutional awards to institutions that confer the baccalaureate and/or doctoral degrees in biomedical and/or behavioral science field, have a demonstrated commitment to encourage and assist UR faculty, students and investigators in biomedical and behavioral sciences, and have a research-intensive environment with a significant number of potential mentors with NIH R01 or equivalent extramural research support. An applicant institution may not submit more than one application at any time. Eligible institutions may only receive one IMSD award. PAR-09-104
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applications for the upcoming Policy Fellowships for the 2010-2011 term. There are currently two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, D.C. and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. These Fellowships are open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to child development, and both early and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. (TGA 9/09)
Appendix A.2 of ROSES-2009, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, is focused on improving the detection and monitoring of land-cover and land-use changes around the world, explaining and attributing these changes to their primary causes, and examining the implications of the changes in terms of their impacts, for example, on the vulnerability of the associated land use or social systems and their adaptability to a changing climate. NNH09ZDA001N
The primary goal of the IR-4 program is to provide safe, effective and economical pest management solutions for growers of minor/speciality crops. IR-4 facilitates crop protection by providing expert assistance with product development and registration. IR-4 positively impacts the ability of research and extension personnel, producers, grower organizations, and others to provide a continuous supply of affordable minor/speciality crops to the public. The FY 2010 IR-4 Program will fund four geographically-based IR-4 Regional Centers and an IR-4 National Headquarters. USDA-CSREES-SRGP-002624 (GG 10/19/09)
The Fullbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to faculty of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The priority is: A research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). There is a preference for a research project that focuses on any of the seventy-eight languages deemed critical on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). CFDA 84.019A (FR 10/5/09)
38-7 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement, Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2010 (NRC)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency, established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, tasked with licensing and regulating the Nation's civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear material to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. The 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 and their research in the nuclear-related fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines as determined by the NRC. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty in these academic areas during the first 6 years of their career. HR-FN1009-NED02 (GG 10/16/09)
The Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) seeks applications for the UCR Program. Since its inception in FY1979, the primary objective of the UCR Program has been threefold: 1) to improve our understanding of the chemical and physical processes involved in the conversion and utilization of coal in an environmentally acceptable manner; 2) to maintain and upgrade the coal research capabilities and facilities of U.S. colleges and universities; and 3) to support the education of students in the area of coal science. To develop and sustain a national program of university research that advances the previous stated objectives, the DOE is interested in innovative and fundamental research pertinent to coal conversion and utilization. DE-FOA-0000146 (GG 10/15/09)
The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past. Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another research fellowship such as Sloan or NSF Post-doctoral fellowship.
The FY09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award supports exceptionally talented recent medical or other doctoral graduates in the pursuit of innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral training and allows them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. Under this award mechanism, the postdoctoral trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) and, as such, should write the project narrative with appropriate direction from the mentor. While the PI is not required to have previous experience in breast cancer research, this application must focus on breast cancer research. WX81WH-09-BCRP-POSTDOC2 (GG 10/14/09)
The Branch for the Study of the United States, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of three Study of the United States Institutes to take place over the course of six weeks beginning in June 2010. These Institutes should provide a multinational group of experienced educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. Two of these Institutes will be for groups of 18 foreign university level faculty, focusing on U.S. Culture and Society, and Journalism and Media. The third Institute will be a general survey course on the study of the United States for a group of 30 foreign secondary educators. Applicants may propose to host only one Institute listed under this competition. Should an applicant submit multiple proposals under this competition, all proposals will be declared technically ineligible and given no further consideration in the review process. ECA-A-E-USS-10-02-04
The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships program provides the nation's most comprehensive experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows experience and participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. The fellowship is a residential experience in Washington, D.C, with additional support for continued health policy leadership development activities. (TGA 10/09)