December 10, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 46)
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46-1 Integrating Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings into Care Delivery through Economic Incentives (R21) (NIH)
This FOA solicits exploratory and developmental research (R21) applications from institutions/organizations proposing to advance knowledge on the way in which comparative effectiveness research (CER) can be used to maximize the value of health care delivery in the United States. Specifically, the research sought under this announcement should inform the ways in which findings from CER can be incorporated into the incentives faced by providers, consumers, and payers, in order to bring about meaningful changes in clinical practice that could improve the quality of care for patients while helping to restrain growth in health care costs. RFA-RM-11-001 (NIHG 11/12/10)
This FOA encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Project (R21) applications for design and development of novel technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way. These may be novel sensor or monitoring systems, home-use point-of-care devices, home or mobile therapy or rehabilitation tools, or information systems and should have the goal of fostering healthy and independent living. PAR-11-021 (NIHG 11/5/10)
The Sun Grant Program is a national network of land-grant universities working in collaboration with national laboratories and government agencies, partnering to build a biobased economy. Sun Grant institutions are charged with making significant advances in biobased industries for the benefit of America's independent farmers, rural communities, and the public-at-large. The Sun Grant Program--South Central Region (SGP-SCR), located at Oklahoma State University, is the administrative unit for the region composed of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. SGP-SCR was funded beginning 2006 by a grant from the U.S Department of Transportation--Research and Innovative Technology Administration (DOT-RITA). Today the SGP-SCR announces the release of two 2011 Request for Applications (RFAs): 1) The 2011 DOT-RITA RFA, expected to fund a total of approximately $562,000 in Seed and Integrated Projects and 2) The 2011 USDA-NIFA RFA (United States Department of Agriculture--National Institute of Food and Agriculture), expected to fund a total of $315,000 in Seed Grants.
National Leadership Grants support projects that have the potential to elevate museum, archival, and library practice within the context of national strategic initiatives. The Institute seeks to advance the ability of museums, archives, and libraries to preserve culture, heritage, and knowledge, contribute to building technology infrastructure and information technology services, and provide 21st century knowledge and skills to current and future generations in support of a world-class workforce. Successful proposals will have national impact and generate results--new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances--that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment and that increase community access and participation. NLG-FY11 (GG 12/2/10)
The Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics program supports projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. These projects are meant to spark Americans' engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. 20110105-TW (GG 10/19/10)
46-6 Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Field Initiated (FI) Projects (ED)
The purpose of the FI Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services. NIDRR makes two types of awards under the FI Projects program: Research grants and development grants. In carrying out a research activity under an FI research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing 1) new scientific knowledge, or 2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. In carrying our a development activity under an FI project development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods, including designing and developing prototypes and processes, that are beneficial to the target population. CFDA 84.133G-1 (FR 12/6/10)
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) of the Office of Science (SC) and the Defense Program (DP) of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards and grant renewals for research in the SC-NNSA Joint Program in High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP). Proposed research efforts can include experimental, theroretical, and/or computational science. Applications integrating experiments, theory, and simulation are encouraged. DE-FOA-0000431 (GG 12/6/10)
46-8 Identification of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Environmentally-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction (R01) (NIH)
This FOA encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations to develop biomarkers of mitochondrial dysfunction using animal models and other experimental models that can help to identify environmental stressors that inhibit normal mitochondrial function, improve our mechanistic understanding of the effects of mitochondrial toxicants, and develop approaches and candidate markers that will serve as the basis for developing biomarkers of early mitochondrial dysfunction in human population studies linking exposure to disease. RFA-ES-11-007 (NIHG 12/3/2010)
The purpose of the FOA is to invite applications for Diversity Research Education grants whose goals are to support the development and/or implementation of programs to: 1) increase the number of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds including graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels; and 2) advance the careers of the participants to the next step in their education. Funding support for the R25 Diversity Research Education Programs should lead to increased recruitment, mentoring, education and retention of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the neuroscience scientific workforce. PAR-11-010 (NIHG 10/24/10)
The primary purpose of the International Incentive Grants is to promote the internationalization of the university. This covers a broad area, but it is anticipated that the majority of proposals will fall into the following broad categories: 1) Incorporation of global perspectives/components into curriculum or campus program(s), including bringing international visitors/lectures to K-State; 2) Development of global learning opportunities, including study abroad courses and/or internship programs with companies or partner universities overseas; and 3) International research/teaching, including organizing international workshops and conferences, and planning visits to initiate collaborative research/teaching.
46-11 NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) Short-term Mentored Career Development Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences for Mid-career and Senior Investigators (K18) (NIH)
This NIH FOA, issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network [OppNet] solicits applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards in the basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR) from three months to one year in duration. The program targets established, mid-career and senior investigators, to support their development of research capability in b-BSSR. Two categories of candidates are targeted: a) biomedical or clinical researchers with little experience in basic behavioral and social sciences research who seek training with a well established b-BSSR investigator in order to explore the introduction of b-BSSR into their research programs; and b) investigators in the basic or applied behavioral and social sciences who wish to build new components or domains of basic-BSSR into their research programs. RFA-DE-11-003 (NIHG 11/24/10)
The purpose of this FOA is to provide renewed support for two previously funded consortia under the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA) by supporting the most scientifically meritorious projects. New research project proposals from investigators not previously affiliated with INIA can also respond to this FOA. Wherever possible the projects should take advantage of the infrastructure that was established in the previous funding periods of the INIAs. RFA-AA-11-006 (NIHG 11/19/10)
The POSCO Visiting Fellowships Program is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea. POSCO visiting fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic. Fellows are provided with a stipend and round trip economy airfare between their home base and Honolulu. They are required to give one seminar, prepare a high quality paper to be submitted for publication, and join in East-West Center activities. TGA 9/2010)