January 14, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 1)
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This FOA is intended to fund the further development of existing computational software tools for use with contemporary DNA sequencing technology in order to make those tools sufficiently robust, reliable, well-documented, and well-supported that they can be readily adopted by any biological or biomedical research laboratory. Potential applications for such tools include determination of sequence quality, alignment, assembly, variant calling, interpretation of variants, or any other application for which there is existing or likely future demand by many investigators or clinicians who work with large amounts of data from contemporary sequencing instruments. Proposals for producing stand-alone tools or integrated suites of programs for data processing or analysis will be responsive to this FOA. RFA-HG-10-018 (NIHG 12/20/10)
The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well. An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. NSF 11-514
This FOA, issued by NIEHS, NIDCR, and ORI, encourages applications for research that will improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of research integrity by bridging work in the laboratory and the field. This understanding will advance several goals, including: the identification of the optimal targets and time points in the life course for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education and the identification of common mechanisms of behavior changes related to research integrity. This initiative seeks to capitalize on emerging basic science to accelerate the investigation of common mechanisms that play a role in initiating or maintaining research integrity and are applicable across a broad range of research-related behaviors. RFA-ES-11-004 (NIHG 12/20/10)
The NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers among others. For eligibility, a major user group of three or more investigators who are Principal Investigators on active NIH research grants with the following activity codes, P01, R01, U01, R35, R37, DPI, and DP2 must be identified. Once this eligibility requirement has been met, additional users with other types of active NIH research grants (such as but not limited to R03, R21, R55, P30, P41, P50) mechanisms can be added as major or minor users. PAR-11-081 (NIHG 12/20/10)
EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection is pleased to announce the release of a solicitation for grant proposals to address children's environmental health in underserved communities by building capacity for these communities to reduce environmental exposures in child-occupied settings, e.g., homes, schools, and child care centers.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released the first request for applications (RFA) to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) funding opportunity to support research, education and extension in fundamental and applied food and agricultural sciences. The newly released RFA is for the AFRI Foundational Program. Projects funded through this program address the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge in fundamental and applied food and agricultural sciences critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas include: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; renewable energy, natural resources and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. The earliest deadlines are for Letters of Intent due February 22 for some programs.
The NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking pre-proposals for eventual submission to a NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). The 2011 CAN opportunity includes up to $750,000 in funding for three years, with 50% matching for every dollar request from NASA. The CAN efforts must: 1) Contribute to and promote the development of research capability in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions (e.g., Kansas) in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission; 2) Improve the capability of the NASA EPSCoR jurisdiction to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program; 3) Develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry; 4) Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of NASA EPSCoR jurisdiction; and 5) Work in close coordination with the Space Grant consortium in the jurisdiction to improve the environment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
The Office of Naval Research seeks full proposals aimed at understanding and controlling the development of large-scale flow structures in hot, supersonic, shock-containing jet plumes and their contribution to near-field (within 20 nozzle diameters of the jet axis) and far-field (greater than 100 jet diameters) noise. Research areas of interest include: analytical and computational approaches, correlation between flow interactions and noise radiation, advanced diagnostics and experiments, and advanced noise control design methodologies and devices. 11-SN-0005 (GG 12/10/11)
The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) Program, is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled FY2011 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Broad Agency Announcement. The mission of the VT program is to develop more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for highway transportation vehicles (cars and trucks) that will meet or exceed performance expectations and environmental requirements, and enable America to use significantly less petroleum and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. DE-FOA-0000239 (GG 12/16/10)
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including non-profit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup-associated activities. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants focus on hazardous and solid waste remediation and health and safety, including required core training in HAZWOPER, applicants may design their own curriculums by choosing what types of supplemental environmental training they want to provide. This supplemental training must include the following three additional training courses: 1) innovative and alternative treatment technologies (e.g., the training in the preparation of sites for renewable energy installation, phytoremediation, etc.); 2) leaking underground storage tank prevention; and 3) training related to solid waste management, assessment, and/or cleanup (e.g., construction and demolition debris recycling, landfill closure, electronics recycling, etc.) EPA-OSWER-OBLR-11-01
1-12 Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Returning Research Results to Genomic Research Participants (R21) (NIH)
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate analytical research on the normative and legal issues involved in deciding whether, when, and how to offer to return individual research results to participants in genomic research studies (especially whole exome or whole genome sequencing studies) or to individuals who have provided samples or data for genomic repositories (such as biobanks or databases such as dbGaP). This FOA is aimed primarily at sole investigators or small teams of investigators who propose modest legal and normative research projects. This FOA is complimentary to FOA RFA-HG-003 (R01), which invites applications that propose empirical research to develop a preliminary evidence base to inform decision-making about returning research results. RFA-HG-11-004 (NIHG 12/20/10)
The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities by preparing trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles and to ensure high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence. LEND program objectives include the following: 1) advancing the knowledge and skills of the full range of child health professionals to improve health care delivery systems for children with development disabilities; 2) providing high-quality interdisciplinary education to health professionals which emphasizes the integration of services supported by State, local agencies, organizations, private providers and communities; 3) providing a wide range of health professional with the skills needed to foster a community-based partnership of health resources and community leadership; and 4) promoting innovative practice models that enhance cultural competency, partnerships among disciplines, and family-centered approaches to care. In addition, institutions applying for a LEND grant in this competition must demonstrate that proposed interdisciplinary training opportunities in autism will increase diagnosis of or rule out individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities. HRSA-11-036 (GG 1218/10)