October 8, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 38)
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) will hold a new national competition to select as many as 15 outstanding investigators for the Program in the Plant Sciences. This new initiative--the first of its type for either organization--comes at a critical moment for the nation and for the long-term health of its research infrastructure in the plant sciences. The purpose of the Program is to provide at least five years of targeted support to academic researchers working in the plant sciences in the United States in a manner that a) increases fundamental knowledge in plant biology, b) enables the potential transformation of the field of plant science, c) encourages top scientists to enter the field, and d) attracts additional support for the field. We believe our competition responds to very real challenges faced by academic researchers in an era of constrained research funding. We seek scientists of exceptional promise who have led research laboratories for four years or more. The applicant must have begun their first faculty position as assistant professor or equivalent no later than December 31, 2006 and be the principal investigator on one or more active, national, peer-reviewed research grants that provide at least three years of support, such as a National Science Foundation research grant, or a grant from another federal agency such as the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, or the National Institutes of Health, or a competitive research grant from a nonprofit organization. HHMI expects that successful candidates will be among the most outstanding in the nation, and we encourage applications from scientists in broad areas of the plant sciences, including biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biophysics, cell biology, chemical biology, computational biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, organismal biology, physiology, and structural biology.
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research that will help resolve important policy and clinical moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. This research will also put Faculty Scholars in a position to help set public policy and standards of clinical practice. Only one applicant from an institution will be considered; institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process.
NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP is creating a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet. An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats. During the course of its partnerships with NEH, LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections. NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort. 20101102-PJ (GG 8/17/10)
The Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program seeks to enable significant advances in student and teacher learning of the STEM disciplines. Projects funded under this solicitation begin with a research question or hypothesis about how to improve preK-12 STEM learning and teaching and then develop, implement, and study effects of innovative educational resources, models, or technologies. DR K-12 invites proposals that meet a variety of educational needs, from those that address immediate challenges facing preK-12 STEM education to those that anticipate the future when expectations, roles and resources are likely to be aligned in different ways. DR K-12 especially encourages proposals that challenge existing assumptions about learning and teaching within or across STEM fields, envision needs of learners in 10-15 years, and consider new and innovative ways to support learning. The DR K-12 program accepts proposals for exploratory projects, full research and development projects, and synthesis projects, as well as for conferences and workshops related to the mission of the program. NSF 10-610
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's DARPA Strategic Technology Office (STO) is soliciting innovative proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the performance of research, development, design, and testing that directly supports the Strategic Technology Office (STO). This includes Communication, Networks and Electronic Warfare; Cyber; Energy and Self-Sufficient Operations; Finding Difficult Targets; Recapturing Surprise; and Core Strategic Technologies. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. DARPA-BAA-10-83 (GG 9/9/10)
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Warfighter at home and abroad. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. The extramural research and development program plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the Command. W81XWH-BAA-11-1 (GG 10/1/10)
38-7 Resource Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (R24) (NIH)
This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) (National Institutes of Health) encourages Resource Related Research Project grant applications (R24) aimed at developing, characterizing or improving animal models of human diseases or improving diagnosis and control of diseases of laboratory animals. This FOA applies only to R24 grant applications for potential support by the Division of Comparative Medicine, NCRR. The animal models and related materials to be developed must address the research interests of two or more the categorical NIH Institutes and Centers. PAR-10-289 (NIHG 10/1/10)
This FOA issued by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative medicine (NCCAM) in collaboration with the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), at the National Institutes of Health, invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications to study the potential mechanisms of action of promising CAM natural products (NPs). Natural products are widely used by Americans for health purposes. Knowledge about the active components, their molecular and cellular targets, as well as markers of potential beneficial or harmful biological effects are critical pieces of preliminary information needed to insure maximally informative clinical efficacy studies on these products. Research on the development of improved methodology for the isolation and characterization of constituents of natural products and on their determination in the natural matrix will also be supported under this initiative. RFA-AT-11-001 (NIHG 8/27/10)
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage submission of milestone-driven interdisciplinary Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation (R21/R23) research proposals designed to further our understanding of the mechanism, etiology, and pathophysiology of immune mediated sensorineural hearing loss (IMSNHL). Applications considered responsive include studies of 1) ear organ-specific autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss- i.e. autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), 2) sudden sensorineural hearing loss attributable to AIED, as well as 3) sensorineural hearing loss associated with systematic autoimmune disease. Proposals primarily involving human subjects/tissues will be given highest priority. The human health goal of this FOA is the ultimate translation of the research findings into clinical biomarkers, new diagnostic tests with high sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value, and the development of therapies that preserve natural hearing. RFA-DC-11-002 (NIHG 8/20/10)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invite research project grant applications that explore age-associated changes in pulmonary physiology, pathology and function, and their relationship to respiratory conditions and diseases that occur commonly in older populations. The goal of this FOA is to support basic, clinical and translational research to address physiological mechanisms underlying progressive functional declines in the pulmonary system. This research will likely enhance our basic understanding of molecular and cellular aspects of pulmonary aging, which may translate into improvement in the prevention and management of pulmonary diseases in older persons. Projects involving in vitro studies, animal models, and/or human subjects are of significant interest to NIA and NHLBI. PA-10-179 (NIHG 4/30/10)
The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to faculty members of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The priority is: a research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central, and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). CFDA 84.019A (FR 10/1/10)
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-003353