June 4, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 22)
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22-1 Development of Methodologies for Determining Preferred Landscape Designs for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Productions Systems at a Watershed Scale (DOE)
In order to displace 30 percent or more of the country's present petroleum consumption, approximately one billion dry tons of sustainably produced feedstocks would need to be produced each year. It is anticipated that the feedstock required to achieve the anticipated rapid expansion of the commercial domestic biofuels industry will come predominantly from dedicated energy crops. The lack of verifiable and reliable environmental data at the watershed scale for high-yielding energy crops and other feedstocks removed from the landscape to ascertain the sustainability of these production systems has been identified as a barrier to the development of a large and significant biofuel and biopower industry. Furthermore, there exists only limited information and few tools for implementing and managing sustainable high-yield energy crops across the landscape. There is little scientific information and no validated methodology for optimizing sustainable cellulosic biomass production systems beyond the plot and field scale onto the watershed and larger scale. With the expected rapid growth of the bio-economy, the escalation of establishment and production of energy crops across the agricultural, forestry, and rural landscape will need to be correspondingly rapid and must happen in parallel with the development of biorefineries. DE-FOA-0000314 (GG 6/2/10)
The AFSOR's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) is to support scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years (on or after 1 May 2005) and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. AFSOR-BAA-2010-3 (GG 3/31/10)
The Foundation supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. The William T. Grant Scholars Program support promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.
East-West Center Visiting Fellowships program enables scholars to undertake research and publication during the academic year 2009-2010 in collaboration with EWC staff on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas: 1) Politics, Governance and Security; 2) Economics; 3) Population and Health; and 4) Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Governance *OR* One of the following research themes: a) An Interdisciplinary Framework for Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Risk Assessment; b) Sustainable Energy Strategy in China and Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Energy and Climate Control; c) Assessing Risk from Vegetation Fires; d) Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region; e) China's Capitalist Transition; f) Deepening Democracy in South Asia: Issues and Trends; g) Rapidly Falling Fertility in Asia; h) Population Aging and the Generational Economy.
The purpose of the Expert Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Decision Support System (EPIMDSS) program is to support development of expert systems that help guide, demonstrate and multiply impacts of USDA supported IPM programs. The EIPMDSS created and maintained by the successful applicant will help these programs establish and communicate IPM research, education, and extension priorities; allow a diverse group of stakeholders to obtain access to selected program outputs; compile LOGIC model based program reports; and synthesize program impacts. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-003219 (GG 5/28/10)
The purpose of this program is to support rural and urban farming, gardening and food systems projects that use partnerships to create income, have healthier food and better nutrition, and enhance integration into American society on the part of refugee families. A holistic approach that encompasses the elements of production, training, accessing land, financing, developing partnerships, and client culture, language and literacy are expected in applications. In addition to having farming and gardening activities, projects may promote the purchase of fresh produce at farmers markets and other outlets from personal earnings and programs of the USDA Food; Nutrition Service that include SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women Infants Children) and Seniors Coupons. HHS-2010-ACF-ORR-ZR-0037 (GG 5/28/10)
The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging the federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations. The Kansas NRCS will accept applications for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted to NRCS from eligible entities including federally recognized Indian tribes, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. Kansas component CIG projects must take place in Kansas; multi-state projects will not be considered. USDA-NRCS-KS-10-01 (GG 6/1/10)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals for the Native Plant Conservation Initiative grants cycle. The NPCI grant program is conducted in cooperation with the Plant Conservation Alliance, a partnership between the foundation, ten federal agencies, and more than 270 non-governmental organizations. There is a strong preference for on-the-ground projects that provide plant conservation benefit according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and to the Plant Conservation Alliance strategies for plant conservation. In 2010, NPCI is particularly interested in projects that focus on the effects of climate change. Projects that include a pollinator conservation component are also encouraged. (PND 5/28/10)
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The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH's efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage resources. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. 20100701-PE (GG 5/25/10)
EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep-Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research associated with the EarthScope Facility and support activities that further the scientific and education goals of EarthScope. NSF 09-535
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites applications for Research Core Centers (P30s) in musculoskeletal biology and medicine. The Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM) will provide shared facilities and services to groups of established, currently funded investigators addressing scientific problems in musculoskeletal biology and medicine, in order to improve efficiency, accelerate the pace of research, and ensure greater productivity. Only one application may be submitted per institution. RFA-AR-11-011 (NIHG 5/28/10)
Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate that proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. NSF 10-558 (GG 4/14/10)
The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of sixty-two American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowship; Senior Research Fellowship; Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships; and Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships.