March 19, 2010, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 11)
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Cloud services represent a growing paradigm of on-demand access (as a service) to computing, data and software utilities, an abstraction of unlimited resources, and a usage-based billing model where users essentially rent virtual resources and pay for what they use. It is anticipated that cloud platforms and services will increasingly play a critical role in academic, government and industry sectors, and will thus have widespread societal impact. NSF's goal is to provide the science and engineering communities with the opportunity to leverage highly-scalable cloud computing and data-intensive computing and their applications. This solicitation specifically focuses on the use of Microsoft's Windows Azure platform as a complement to the computational platforms that NSF has made available to the research community to date. CiC proposals may be submitted in response to this solicitation, or as supplements to existing awards, or as EAGER proposals. NSF 10-550
The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation supports transatlantic research cooperative between German, American and/or Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and law. Funds can be used: to 1) finance short-term research visits lasting up to three months, 2) to organize conferences and workshops, 3) for material, equipment, and printing costs, and 4) for a limited amount of research assistance. Applications should be submitted jointly by at least one German and one U.S. and/or Canadian scholar. A Ph.D. is required of both applicants.
This year Farmers Market Promotion Program will emphasize three priorities during the 2010 grant period: 1) focus on the recruitment and retention of new farmers to participate at farmers markets and other direct-to-consumer farm marketing outlets; 2) develop professional expertise for farmers market managers, farmers/vendors, boards and organizations to effectively mange and/or operate farmers markets and other direct marketing enterprises; and 3) improve food access in local, rural and underserved communities to promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.
NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds (that is, funds that are invested, with both the income and the principal being expended over a defined period of years) that generate expendable earnings to support ongoing program activities. Funds may also be used for one-time capital expenditures (such as construction and renovation, purchase of equipment, and acquisitions) that bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly. 20100505-CH (GG 3/9/10)
11-5 Foreign Language Assistance Program--Local Educational Agencies with Institutions of Higher Education (ED)
The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for innovative model programs providing for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students. 5-year grants will be awarded to LEAs to work in partnership with one or more institutions of higher education to establish or expand articulated programs of study in languages critical to U.S national security in order to enable successful students, as they advance from elementary school through secondary school and college, to achieve a superior level of proficiency in those languages. CFDA 84.293A (FR 3/15/10).
The Investing in Innovation Fund provides funding to support 1) local educational agencies (LEAs), and 2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. Under this program, the Department is awarding three types of grants: Scale-up grants, Validation grants, and Development grants. CFDA 84.396 A, B, C (FR 3/12/10)
The UTSR program addresses key technologies needed to enable the development of advanced turbines and turbine-based systems that will operate cleanly and efficiently when fueled with coal-derived synthesis gas and hydrogen fuels. Developing turbine technology to operate on coal-derived synthesis gas and hydrogen is critical to the development of coal based power generation technologies such as integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and the deployment of IGCC power plants that capture and sequester carbon dioxide. The Advanced Turbine Program in an investment in secure U.S. electric power production that is clean, efficient, affordable, and fuel-flexible, and will make possible the continued use of coal; our Nation's largest domestic fossil energy resource. DE-FOA-0000248 (GG 3/15/10)
The Microsystems Technology Office's (MTO) mission is to exploit breakthroughs in materials, devices, circuits, and mathematics to develop beyond leading edge Microsystems components with revolutionary performances and functionality to enable new platform capability for the Department of Defense. To execute this mission, MTO supports revolutionary research in electronics, photonics, MEMS, algorithms, and combined Microsystems technology to deliver new capabilities to sense, communicate, energize, actuate, and process data and information for the war fighter. MTO regularly publishes Broad Agency Announcements requesting responses to specific program topics. This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. DARPA-BAA-10-35 (GG 3/2/10)
The Fusion Energy Science (FES) program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving grant applications for theoretical research relevant to the U.S. program in magnetic fusion energy sciences. The specific areas of interest are: 1) Magnetohydrodynamics; 2) Confinement and Transport; 3) Boundary Physics; 4) Plasma Heating, Non-Inductive Current Drive, and Energetic Particles; 5) Innovative Magnetic Confinement Concepts; 6.) Atomic and Molecular Processes in Plasmas. In this FOA, priority will be given to work that is in support of developing an understanding of the edge or boundary plasma in tokamaks. Developing a predictive understanding of the plasma edge in a tokamak is a critical research need for the magnetic fusion energy sciences program, since the edge appears to determine many of the properties and the performance of tokamak plasmas. DE-FOA-0000252 (GG 1/28/10)
The Dimensions of Biodiversity initiative seeks to characterize biodiversity on Earth by using integrative, innovative approaches to fill rapidly the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. This campaign will take a broad view of biodiversity, and in its initial phase will focus on the integration of genetic, taxonomic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. NSF 10-548
The Innovator Award supports visionary individuals who have demonstrated creativity, innovative work, and leadership in any field including, but not limited to, breast cancer. These individuals will have the most potential for future ground-breaking achievements in breast cancer. The Innovator Award will provide these individuals with the funding and freedom to pursue their most novel, visionary, high-risk ideas that could ultimately lead to the whole eradication of breast cancer. W81XWH-10-BCRP-INNOV (GG 2/16/10)
The Era of Hope Scholar Award supports individuals who are early in their careers and have high potential for innovation in breast cancer research. These individuals should be exceptionally talented scientists who have demonstrated that they are the "best and brightest" in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, and productivity. They also should exhibit strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer research community, and be able to articulate a vision for the eradication of breast cancer. Individuals should challenge current dogma and demonstrate an ability to look beyond traditional and convention. W81XWH-10-BCRP-EOHS (GG 2/16/10)
This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together, on a cooperative basis, basic science and clinical investigators to enhance the effectiveness of their research related to nutrition and/or obesity. Applicants may submit only one application. RFA-DK-10-003 (NIHG 1/29/10)
The intent of this award mechanism is to support the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to MS. Innovation and novelty of the concept are the most important aspects of this award mechanism. W81XWH-10-MSRP-CA (GG 1/21/10)