July 2, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 26)
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This program serves to strengthen the internationalization of the educational experience for scholars, host institutions and students by welcoming educators from abroad to university campuses in Germany for guest teaching assignments. The recent development of international degree programs and traditional curricula looking to infuse an international aspect provide opportunities for professors from other countries to contribute their expertise in particular subjects and teaching methods. Courses need not be taught in German. Highly qualified scholars in all academic disciplines, preferably those who hold a doctoral or other terminal degree and have an affiliation with an institution of higher education, are eligible. Candidates must secure an invitation from a German host institution and teach courses integrated into the regular curriculum.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is intended to encourage innovative and high risk/impact research in the area of physics/mechanics of embryonic development to be explored in model organisms. The research proposed to this program can explore approaches and concepts new to the area of developmental tissue mechanics; research and development of new technologies; or initial research and development of data upon which significant future research may be built. PAR-10-222 (NIHG 6/25/10)
The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually in an international competition. Successful fellowship applicants submit proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues-topics and scholarship that relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows will be affiliated with one of the more than 20 Wilson Center programs/projects. They will be expected to interact with policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar topics. The Woodrow Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership--military, political, and economic dimensions--and (3) key long-term future challenges confronting the United States and the world.
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The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development of instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research, in areas supported by NSF Biology programs. The program accepts two types of proposals: A) Innovation Proposals: Proposals for the development of innovative instrumentation that permits new kinds of measurements, or instruments that significantly improve current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects (such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, breadth of applications, cost of construction or operation, or user-friendliness). B) Bridging Proposals: Proposals for transforming, one of a kind prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity. If appropriate, PIs should seek SBIR, STTR or similar support mechanism for implementation of broad distribution following an IDBR award. NSF 10-563
The Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. This portfolio of programs seeks to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative academic strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines. African-American, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. Managed synergistically, the ABP cluster enables seamless transitions from the STEM baccalaureate to attainment of the doctorate and entry to the STEM professoriate. ABP support begins at the baccalaureate level through the LSAMP program. LSAMP emphasizes development of broad-based regional and national alliances of academic institutions, school districts, state and local governments, and the private sector to increase the diversity and quality of the STEM workforce. No proposals requesting support under the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program will be accepted in Fiscal Year 2010. LSAMP and LSAMP-BD allow only one proposal per alliance. LSAMP Educational Research Proposals allow only one education research proposal per alliance. NSF 10-522 (GG 12/24/09)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) solicits new applications on the pathobiology of emerging and potential pathogens of laboratory animals including, but not limited to aquatic species, rodents, and nonhuman primates. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) mechanism and run in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, RFA-RR-10-004, that encourages applications under the R21 award mechanism. RFA-RR-10-005 (NIHG 6/25/10)
The NIDCD P30 Core Center grant contains one or more research-serving cores, providing centralized resources and facilities for funded R01 research projects. Although no funds are provided for direct support of research projects, a P30 helps to integrate and promote research in existing funded projects, and may include multi-disciplinary and regional collaborations. A Core Center must be an identifiable organizational unit either within a single grantee institution or representing a consortium of cooperating institutions (e.g., geographic or web-based). Only one P30 award is allowed per institution. PAR-10-077
26-8 Expanding and Personalizing Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorders Including Pharmacogenomics (R01) (NIH)
Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) requests research project grants (R01) to study how genetic variation affects responses to medications for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD). Both human and animal studies are encouraged to determine the full range of genetic variation affecting both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters resulting in altered drug efficacy and toxicity. Mechanistic studies using animal models and/or in vitro/ex vivo preparations are also encouraged. PAS-10-215 (NIHG 6/18/10)
The purpose of the NIDCD Research Center Enhancement Award for Established Investigators (K18) program is to enable established, proven investigators to augment or redirect their research programs through the acquisition of new research skills to answer questions relevant to the hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language sciences. PAR-10-162 (NIHG 4/1/10)
Representatives of the United States and the Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July 9, 1987 implementing the Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP) in order to expand collaborative vaccine research. The goal of the VAP is to support collaborative vaccine-related research projects that ultimately reduce the burden of infectious diseases of importance in India, the U.S., the South Asian region and globally. Applications are encouraged from organizations/institutions that propose to conduct vaccine-related research through well-established collaborations with Indian investigators on the following: dengue, influenza (including avian influenza), HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological vaccine research may be proposed. Clinical trials will not be supported by this initiative. PA-10-115 (NIHG 2/26/10)
26-11 Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (NIH)
Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Proposals that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as system science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-137, that encourages applications under the R21. PAR-10-136 (GG 3/18/10)
Beginning in FY 2010, all Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants will be solicited via a separate NIFA Fellowships Grant Program RFA. AFRI invites applications from doctoral candidates and individuals who will soon receive or have recently received their doctoral degree for a Pre- or Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, as appropriate, for research, education, extension, or integrated activities. All Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants will be separate and individual awards. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003241 (GG 6/24/10)
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced that applications for the 2010-11 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship program are now available. The program will award dissertation fellowship grants to Ph.D., D.B.A., and other doctoral students working on dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. (PND 5/28/10)