October 1, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 37)
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The U.S. Army Research Office and Army Research Laboratory (ARL/ARO) solicits proposals for basic and scientific research in chemistry, electronics, environmental sciences, life sciences, materials science, mathematical and computer sciences, mechanical sciences, physics, computational and information sciences, sensors and electron devices, survivability/lethality analysis, and weapons and materials research. W911NF-07-R-0001-05 (GG 9/30/10)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare ONR's broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. Work funded under this BAA may include basic research, applied research and some advanced research. BAA11-001 (GG 9/24/10)
Course and Program grants from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance provide up to $50,000 for improving existing programs or building new programs in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Advanced E-Team grants provide up to $20,000 for moving innovative products from concept to prototype and then to market.
Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to: better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology; better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled. An individual may participate as PI or co-PI in no more than three proposals: at most, two proposals in the Exploratory (EXP) and Design and Implementation (DIP) categories combined, and at most one (1) proposal submitted in response to this solicitation in the Integration and Deployment Project category. NSF 10-620
DARPA is soliciting research proposals to develop technologies that predict natural viral evolution. Proposed research should investigate approaches that enable advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. A large number of emerging pathogens impacting human and animal health are viruses. Many of these pathogens, particularly RNA viruses, are characterized by a high mutation rate that allows for rapid adaptation to a changing environment. DARPA is soliciting proposals for Prophecy, a new program seeking interdisciplinary solutions to transform today's vaccine and drug development enterprises from observational and reactive to predictive and preemptive. The program is a multi-year effort of increasing complexity focused on the development of predictive algorithms of viral evolution that are informed and validated experimentally using high throughput biological platforms that recapitulate relevant virus-host interactions. DARPA-BAA-10-93 (GG 9/23/10)
The Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system, and develop and implement extension and education programs. The program is administrated by the land-grant university system's four regional IPM Centers (North Central, Northeastern, Southern, Western) in partnership with NIFA. USDA-NIFA-RIPM-003349
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects are short-term and include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. A group project funded under this priority must focus on one or more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central, and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. CFDA 84.021A (FR 9/24/100
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing--Creating the Industries of the Future. Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to produce relatively small quantities of nanomaterials and devices, the emphasis of this program is research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production level. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research teams (NIRT). Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes: 1) Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing; 2) Directed (physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production; 3) Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or 4) Long-term societal and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems. An academic institution--a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university--may submit no more than one proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. NSF 10-618
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) continues the long standing program project program detailed at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/resmech.htm and invites submission of investigator-initiated Program Project (P01) applications. The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NHLBI mission including the biology and diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Each P01 application submitted in response to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective. PAR-10-285 (NIHG 9/24/10)
This FOA encourages applications to establish partnerships between researchers interested in a biological problem of significant scope and researchers providing high-throughput structure determination capabilities through the NIGMS PSI:Biology network. Applicants to this FOA should propose work to solve a substantial biological problem for which the determination of many protein structures is necessary. The proteins should be amenable to high-throughput structure determination and/or should provide suitable targets to motivate new technology development. Awardee principal investigators will become part of the PSI:Biology Network Steering Committee and will work jointly with other investigators and NIH staff to manage the overall PSI:Biology initiative PAR-10-214 (NIHG 6/11/10)
Phase 1 grants resulting from this competition will be made during Fiscal Year 2011 to small businesses to evaluate, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit feasibility of ideas that appear to have commercial potential and/or substantial applications in support of DOE mission research facilities. Success in a DOE Phase 1 is a prerequisite to further DOE support in Phase 2. An important goal of these programs is the commercialization of DOE-supported research or R&D. Following the start of the Phase 1, DOE encourages its awardees to begin thinking about and seeking commitments from private sector or Federal non-SBIR/STTR funding sources in anticipation of Phase 2 and 3. DE-FOA-0000413 (GG 9/28/10)
The NSF-Census Research Network will provide support for a set of research nodes, each of which will be staffed by a team of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and to the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau. The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge as well as further the training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons. There is a limit of two (2) proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institutional proposal. NSF 10-621
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards Program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people--people, prosperity, and the planet--the three pillars of sustainability.