November 6, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 40)
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The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is now accepting proposals for health impact assessment demonstration projects. Health impact assessments (HIAs) are a valuable decision-making tool for policymakers. HIAs take a flexible, data-driven approach toward identifying the health consequences of new policies, and help develop practical strategies to enhance their health benefits and minimize adverse effects. HIAs are an effective way to incorporate health into the decisions made by sectors that do not traditionally focus on these outcomes, such as transportation, planning, education or housing. This strategy helps communities create safer environments and facilitate healthy living. For example, an HIA for a new road could raise questions about air quality, childhood asthma, and injury rates, then address them early in the planning process.
The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Environmental Education Division (EED), Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA-EE-10-02 (GG 10/29/09)
This solicitation seeks proposals for activities to foster and sustain collaborations among projects funded by NSF that contribute to the US arctic environmental change research effort. Many of these projects began during the International Polar Year (IPY) and are currently affiliated with the US Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic Observation Network. Others are supported outside of the auspices of SEARCH and IPY. The project or projects supported through this solicitation will provide resources to the scientific leadership that are needed to implement SEARCH's broad science agenda. The scope covers SEARCH generally and its component parts, observing, understanding and responding. One key additional effort, which has gained prominence during the IPY, is needed to tie all these together: a robust and modern approach to managing and enabling discovery of Arctic scientific data. NSF 09-599.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the Regional Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grant Program North Central Region (NC-RIPM) for fiscal year (FY) 2010 to help achieve National IPM goals by increasing the supply and dissemination of IPM knowledge and by enhancing collaboration among stakeholders. Projects may span the spectrum from development to implementation of new IPM tactics and systems to: 1) Improve cost benefit analyses when adopting IPM practices; 2) Reduce potential human health risks from pests and related management strategies; and 3) Minimize adverse environmental effects from pests and related management strategies. USDA-NIFA-RIPM-002665 (GG 10/30/09)
The purpose of the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative is to support food safety projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to solving problems in applied food safety research, education, or extension. Various models for integration of applied research, education, and extension will be considered for funding. Applications describing multi-state, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, and multifunctional activities (and combinations thereof) are encouraged. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address at least two of the three functional areas of research, education, and extension (i.e., research and extension, research and education, or extension and education). USDA-NIFA-ICGP-002670 (GG 11/2/09)
AgrAbility increases the likelihood that individuals with disabilities and their families engaged in production agriculture (AgrAbility customers) become more successful. The primary outcome is enhanced quality of life for people with disabilities in agriculture. The program supports cooperative projects in which State Cooperative Extension Services (CES) based at either 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Universities subcontract to private, non-profit disability organizations. Measures of success may include improvements in customer's financial stability or access to life activities and the capacity of states and regions to deliver services this population requires in a timely and satisfying manner. To address the specialized needs of AgrAbility's customers, the program builds service capacity on national, regional, state, and local levels through education and networking. In the absence of capacity, projects provide assistance to customers. Projects use marketing to direct the public in initiatives in education, networking, and assistance. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-002651 (GG 10/23/09)
This program supports projects to develop the faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research on the library profession, and to support early career research on any area of library and information science by tenure-track, untenured faculty in graduate school of library and information science. It also supports projects to attract high school and college students to consider careers in libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff. L21-FY10 (GG 9/23/09)
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Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society. (TGA 9/09)
The purpose of the CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative is to support interdisciplinary efforts by groups of researchers to address the scientific challenges of highly efficient harvesting, conversion, and storage of solar energy. Groups must include three or more co-Principal Investigators of whom one must be a researcher in chemistry, a second in materials, and a third in mathematical sciences in areas supported by the Divisions of Chemistry, Materials Research, and Mathematical Sciences, respectively. The intent is to encourage new collaborations in which the mathematical sciences are linked in a synergistic way with the chemical and materials sciences to develop novel, potentially transformative approaches in an area of much activity but largely incremental advances. NSF 09-604
This funding opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed to support multidisciplinary teams to develop enabling technologies that will facilitate and stimulate translation of basic research in DNA damage and repair to human populations or clinical studies. These projects will develop new tools to measure global DNA repair capacity in individuals or responses in individual DNA repair pathways activated in response to DNA damaging agents. The assays are expected to enable the study of DNA damage response in exposed individuals in clinical and epidemiological studies. Thus, a key goal is the identification and verification of reproducible biomarkers that indicate the levels of specific repair activity or mutagenic outcomes and would provide the basis for assay development. Field or pilot testing of tools or assays is encouraged. PAR-10-016 (NIHG 10/30/09)
The American Federation for Aging Research provides annual research grants to assist in the professional development of junior investigators committed to pursing careers in the field of aging research.The awards support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible. The applicant must be an independent investigator with assigned independent space and must be within the first four years of a junior faculty appointment (instructor, assistant professor, or equivalent) by July 1, 2010.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of microbial communities. RFA-GM-11-001 (NIHG 8/21/09)
40-14 The Biology of Estrogen Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer in Various Racial and Ethnic Groups (U01) (NIH)
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to promote the systematic study of the biology of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative human breast cancers, the characterization of their molecular features, the signaling pathways and networks that support their growth, as well as to identify differences in the biology of ER-negative breast tumors among racial and ethnic groups. The information will be crucial in developing early detection and intervention strategies. This initiative will support studies on: the basic biology of ER-negative breast cancers and delineation of differences that exist between ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers; the identification of the subtypes or heterogeneity that exist within ER-negative breast cancers; and the determination of whether the biology of ER-negative breast tumors differs across racial and ethnic groups. In order to address these goals, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications from collaborative teams of interdisciplinary investigators focused on characterizing the biologic drivers, including genetic, epigenetic, molecular, and cellular factors, of ER-negative human breast cancer development and progression. RFA-CA-09-026 (NIHG 8/14/09)