June 18, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 24)
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The ARP Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-impact ideas that advance the understanding of ASD and that ultimately will lead to improved outcomes for individuals with autism. Research involving human subject participation is permitted under this funding opportunity, but is restricted without Clinical Trials. Preliminary data relevant to the proposed research project is required. Preliminary data, unpublished results the laboratory of the PI, research team, or collaborators named on this applications, may be from outside of the ASD research field. The FY10 ARP supports collaborative research in order to bring a new perspective to ASD research and/or facilitate progress in the field by combined effort. Therefore, up to three investigators may work on a single project, each of whom will be recognized as a PI and receive a separate award. W81XWH-10-ARP-IDA (GG 2/16/10)
The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological record. NSF 10-574
This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a community-based EarthScope National Office. The Office will foster and support integrated science, education, outreach, and related activities for the EarthScope program; facilitate and coordinate EarthScope scientific planning and education and outreach activities; facilitate collaborative research; and when necessary, form scientific responses to events in EarthScope topics and/or regions of interest. The limit on Number of Proposals per Organization is one. NSF 10-576
24-4 Computational Toxicology: Biologically-Based Multi-Scale Modeling in Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research in developing quantitative, dose-response models to elucidate the associations between environmental agents and toxicity pathways across multiple scales of biological organization. Additionally, this solicitation calls for research into ways in which the data underlying these models can be managed and shared for easier access, interpretation and use by the broader community of researchers and risk assessors. EPA-G2010-STAR-C1 (PND 5/10)
This FOA will facilitate the discovery of new molecular probes for investigating biological function by funding the development and adaptation of biological assays for use in automated High-Throughput Screen (HTS) projects. These HTS-ready assays can then be screened by the Molecular Libraries Productions Centers Network (MLPCN) to identify biologically active compounds in a large library of small molecule chemical structures. This Program and the MLPCN are both components of the NIH Molecular Libraries and Imaging Roadmap Initiative. PAR-10-182 (NIHG 4/30/10)
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), in coordination with the EPA Regional Offices, announces the availability of assistance agreements to further the pesticide risk reduction goals of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). Proposed projects must address implementation of integrated pest management approaches that reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in an agricultural or non-agricultural setting and demonstrate the importance and relevancy of the project to the goals of PESP. EPA-OPP-10-005 (GG 6/11/10)\
The National Institute of Standards and Technology invites proposals from eligible organizations for projects to develop client engagement or business models and deployment strategies that integrate two or more of the MEP Strategic Growth Areas. The projects should further demonstrate in its proposed client engagement or business model, the benefit of this integration and how the approach can expand service capability and capacity of the MEP system. The five MEP Strategic Growth Areas are: supply chain, sustainability, technology acceleration, workforce and continuous improvement. Proposals should include a plan, a client engagement or business model and deployment strategy for the project, and an approach for leveraging existing tools, resources and partnerships. 2010-MEP-SDCC-01 (GG 6/16/10)
The purposes of this program are to 1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel--in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education--to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and 2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary experience, to be successful in serving those children. ED-GRANTS-061410-005 (GG 7/14/10)
The Comprehensive Program supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education. It supports reforms, innovations, and significant improvements of postsecondary education that respond to problems of national significance and serve as national models. ED-GRANTS-061410-006 (GG 7/14/10)
24-10 Enhancing the Capability of Computational Earth System Models and NASA Data for Operation and Assessment (NASA)
This solicitation offers investigators an opportunity to analyze, assess, and increase the impact of NASA data in research and operational environments, particularly in the areas of weather prediction, climate projection assessment, and global carbon cycle modeling in anticipation of carbon management regulations. This solicitation seeks three areas of proposals: a) Acceleration of Operational Use of Research Data including Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), b) data for IPCC climate projection assessment, and c) computational support of Earth system modeling. NNH10ZDA001N
Centers of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation (CEMRIs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. CEMRIs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the advantages of scale and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. A CEMRI may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership. Materials Interdisciplinary Research Teams (MIRTs) represent a new award mechanism. These teams share with CEMRIs the same emphasis on the support of world class interdisciplinary materials research and the integration of research with education. A MIRT may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions. Only one CEMRI or MIRT preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition. NSF 10-568 (GG 6/4/10)
Funding under this program includes support for nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. This announcement is for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. HR-FN-0610-NED01 (GG 6/9/10)
Through this research program element, investigators will be selected to carry out specific scientific research analogous to investigations anticipated for missions to the Moon and Mars. Areas of specific interest to the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) include, but are not limited to: 1) Understanding and optimizing human and robotic performance to maximize scientific return; 2) Defining science requirements for early lunar missions with humans, including requirements for mobility, navigation, communications, in situ analysis, surface laboratory functionality, crew scheduling, and sample acquisition, handling, documentation, and curation; 3) Developing surface science scenarios for use in architecture planning and science payload manifesting; and 4) Illuminating areas of critical importance for robotic precursor missions, including robotic operations of/with human-oriented systems during periods when humans may not yet be present. Proposals that directly address lunar scientific questions or Mars science using the Moon as an operational analog will be given priority for funding at this time. NNH10ZDA001N-MMAMA (GG 6/17/10)
Because of escalating concern about child obesity, the United Methodist Health Fund has launched a new initiative, Fit for Kansas Kids: /Calling Communities to Action/, backed with a half million dollars in funding for grants. The goal of the new Request for Proposals is to develop community resources, practices, and policies supporting young children and their families in increased physical activity and healthful nutrition. Informational webinars are planned for June 30th and July 16th to discuss RFP details with Health Fund staff.
Promise Grants provide up to $6.5 million over five years to support programs with collaborative and cross-disciplinary research projects that provide integrated approaches to solving critical challenges to the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into new or enhanced clinical tools and applications that have the greatest potentials to significantly reduce breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the next decade. Integrated programs of research projects addressing critical challenges in population disparities in breast cancer outcomes and triple negative breast cancer are of special interest and may receive funding priority.