September 3, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 33)
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The Center awards residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.(TGA 8/10)
33-2 Psychosocial Stress and Behavior: Integration of Behavioral and Physiological Processes (R01) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to investigate the mechanistic pathways linking psychosocial stressors and behavior. This research will facilitate investigation of multiple and potentially bidirectional pathways underlying the link between psychosocial stressors and behaviors that may ultimately impact biological function, health, and disease. RFA-HL-11-033 (NIHG 8/20/10)
The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe's historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however.
33-4 Addressing Short-Term Stabilization and Long-Term Development Objectives through Revitalization of Afghan Agriculture (USAID)
The goal of this activity is to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and the United States Government (USG) priorities to increase employment and income in the agricultural and livestock sectors. Activities undertaken should reflect an integrated approach to these goals taking advantage of ongoing and past work of other USAID programs in Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Economic Growth. Activities should account for, but are not limited to, opportunities such as invigorating agribusiness, enhancing the enabling environment for businesses, improving the profitability of cereal, horticulture, and livestock production, rehabilitating watersheds, improving irrigation systems, improving access to financial services, strengthening trade capacity, and revitalizing research and education. APS-306-10-0021 (GG 5/6/10)
External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Research projects must be in the humanities; creative arts projects are not eligible. All applicants must have a Ph.D. and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applications are those who work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31.
The goal of NASA's Living with a Star (LWS) Program is to develop the scientific understanding needed for the United States to effectively address those aspects of Heliophysics science that may affect life and society. The LWS Targeted Research and Technology (TR&T) program element solicits proposals leading to a physics-based understanding of the integral system linking the Sun to the Solar System, including the impact on the heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres, and ionospheres. The TR&T program's objectives can be achieved by data analysis, theory, and modeling, and the development of tools and methods (e.g., software for data handling). NNH10ZDA001N-LWSTRT (GG 8/23/10)
AFOSR, in conjunction with the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) announces a program to promote and sustain university research and education focused on small satellites (nanosats) and related technologies. The primary outcome of individual projects funded under this program is the design, fabrication and functional testing of a nanosat. Secondary objectives are to foster research in enabling technologies for nanosats and the design of experiments that can be performed by nanosats in orbit. In a separate but related activity, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will sponsor a competition to recognize a small number of nanosats that have displayed the ability for space launch and operation. AFOSR-BAA-2010-6 (GG 8/20/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications that will advance the science of alcohol prevention and treatment through evaluations of multicomponent community programs, with a specific focus on adolescents and young adults. It seeks proposals to test the relative effectiveness and cost of: 1) Community based programs comprised of environmental interventions to reduce underage and binge drinking among young adults and related harmful behaviors; 2) Community based programs that increase alcohol screening, brief intervention, and access to formal treatment for adolescents and young adults in multiple community settings (e.g. primary care, emergency departments, school- and work-based settings, and web-based venues); and 3) Programs that combine both strategies. RFA-AA-11-001 (NIHG 5/7/10)
This FOA issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that are relevant to the understanding of the process(es) and mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction, including use, dependence, addiction, withdrawal, and treatment, and may be conducted using model systems, animals, and/or humans. This FOA will utilize the R01 grant mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, PA-10-269, that encourages applications under the R21 mechanism, and PA-10-270 that encourages applications under the R03 mechanism. PA-10-268 (NIHG 8/20/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits research applications examining basic mechanisms of behavioral maintenance. The intent of this FOA is to advance research on basic processes and mechanisms involved in sustaining learned behavior over time and in the context of dynamic environmental influences and changing psychological and biological states. This FOA requests applications that will improve our understanding of how newly learned, effortful, and goal-directed behaviors transition to less effortful, automatic, and essentially non-goal-directed behaviors that are more easily maintained over time. A range of possible processes and mechanisms (e.g., neurobiological, cognitive, and environmental) may be proposed for study, and applicants are encouraged to study multiple mechanisms and their potential interactions. RFA-HL-11-035 (GNIHG 8/20/10)
33-12 Development of Comprehensive and Conceptually-based Measures of Psychosocial Stress (R21) (NIH)
This FOA issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits Research Project Grant (R21) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop and test conceptually-based and comprehensive measures of psychosocial stress that can be applied across species and across the lifespan. Applicants submitting proposals under this FOA are encouraged to incorporate variations in exposures, chronicity, environments (including toxicants and social environments), cognitions, and responses, as well as capture important factors for measuring stress in both humans and animals, in men and women, and across the lifespan. Such studies should demonstrate that the measures, coupled with appropriate bridges between laboratory and population-based designs, advance our understanding of the components of psychosocial stressors that are most relevant to disease, and provide comparability across studies. RFA-HL-11-034 (NIHG 8/20/10)
The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowships Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degrees or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. The selected fields in the arts are: Creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance. The selected fields in the humanities are: Art history (including architectural history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative literature, English language and literature, folklore, folk life, foreign languages and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion (excluding study of religious vocation), speech, rhetoric, and debate. The selected fields in the social sciences are: Anthropology, communications and media, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work). CDFA 84.170A (FR 8/13/10)