February 11, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 5)
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With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for funding basic scientific research in the physical, life, and cognitive sciences that is designed to increase the knowledge underlying forensic science disciplines intended for use in the criminal justice system. NIJ-2011-2806 (GG 1/12/11)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) invites applications to conduct economic research that focuses on USDA's domestic food assistance and nutrition programs. The three priority research areas are: 1) Food Assistance and the Macroeconomy, 2) Food Assistance and Food Choices, and 3) Using Behavioral Economics and Incentives to Promote Child Nutrition. FANRP2011001 (GG 2/4/11)
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. In the Foundation's words: "Architecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. We are interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment. We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticisms; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expand the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. (TGA 11/10)
The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Competitive Preference Priority 1: Applications from institutions of higher education or consortia of these institutions that require entering students to have successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign language or that require each graduating student to earn two years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language. Competitive Preference Priority 2: Applications that propose projects that conduct pre-service and in-service training for K-12 teachers in foreign languages and international studies. ED-GRANTS-020811-001 (GG 2/8/11)
The Teaching American History (TAH) grant program supports projects that aim to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject within the core elementary and secondary school curriculum. Grant awards assist local education agencies (LEAs), in partnerships with entities that have extensive content expertise, in developing, implementing, documenting, evaluating, and disseminating innovative, cohesive models of professional development. Each applicant LEA must propose to work in partnership with one or more of the following: 1) an institution of higher education, 2) A non-profit history or humanities organization, and/or 3) A library or museum. CFDA 84.215X (FR 2/2/11)
This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are scheduled starting on April 29, 2011, and continue through April 30, 2012. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested for most program elements, with the first such due date being March 25, 2011. NNH11ZDA001N
The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is seeking applications focused on developing power electronic devices with the power levels and switching frequencies required in future high-power, next generation utility applications. DE-FOA-0000461 (GG 2/4/11)
The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving applicants for Research and Development (R&D) efforts directed at challenges to support the development of the new detector technologies needed to perform future high energy physics experiments at present, upgraded or planned colliders at the Energy Frontier. DE-FOA-0000438 (GG 1/12/11)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2011: 1) the Material Measurement Laboratory Grants Program; 2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory Grants Program; 3) the Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; 4) the Fire Research Grants Program; 5) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; 6) the NIST Center for Neutron Research Grants Program; 7) the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; 8) the Standards Services Group Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; 9) the Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program. 2011-MSE-01 (GG 12/29/10)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the new grant program Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. This grant program is part of the Grant Challenge in Global Health initiative. The program seeks to validate biomarkers for use in developing a low cost, simple to use test that can quickly and accurately diagnose tuberculosis in low-resource settings. The term biomarker is intended to include all types of markers that have potential utility for tuberculosis diagnosis and can include markers associated with either host or pathogen biology.
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.
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2011 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. OVW-2011-2907 (GG 2/7/11)
5-13 Human Social Cultural and Behavioral Sciences (HSBC) Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development (ONR)
In 2008 the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) established the Human Social Cultural and Behavioral (HSBC) Modeling Program. The mission of this six-year program is to research, develop, and transition technologies, tools, and systems that will help operations planners, intelligence analysts, operations analysts, and wargamers represent, understand, and forecast socio-cultural behavior at the strategic, operational and tactical level. The HSCB Program has the following objectives: 1) advance understanding of the influence of socio-cultural factors on behavior as it applies to military-relevant contexts and environments, and provide empirically validated theories that can be instantiated in computational models, 2) Provide new methods and technology, validated computational models, and software to assist warfighters and others in considering socio-cultural behavior factors for analysis, planning, and operations, 3) Develop methods and tools for flexible delivery of training of socio-cultural knowledge, skills, and abilities at tactical and operational levels, 4) Develop methods and tools for the collection, generation, standardization, integration, and transfer of socio-cultural data for use in computational models and decision support systems Cutting across all of these objectives is the core goal of the HSCB Program, to support the integration of methods and tools developed into existing systems so as to provide the warfigher with improved capabilities to operate in a varied and dynamic socio-cultural behavior landscape. ONRBAA11-014 (GG 1/31/11)
This is a directed solicitation that seeks proposals to examine topics relevant to State, local and/or tribal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Specific focus areas under this solicitation for FY 2011 include: research on police investigations; research on police integrity; the impact of technology on policing; research on policing strategies for smaller police agencies; and research on desistance from gangs and gang-related crime. Applications addressing other areas of research related to crime control and prevention policy and practice also may be considered. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider NIJ's stated priority areas as they are outlined in this solicitation. NIJ-2011-2826 (GG 12/17/10)
The NNEMS program provides associate, undergraduate, and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to: 1) Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA's program and regional offices and in its laboratories; 2) Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues; 3) Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and 4) Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas. EPA-EED-11-01 (GG 1/27/11)