March 18, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 10)
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10-1 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (USDA)
This grant program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and v) Support for 21st century rural communities. USDA-NIFA-WAMS-003415 (GG 3/10/11)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization. Grant proposals are being accepted on the following topics: Explore Nutrition for Health Growth of Infants and Children; Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges; The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Innovative Ways to Accelerate, Sustain, and Monitor Eradication; Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies; Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection; and Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Solutions for Improved Uptake and Coverage of Childhood Vaccinations.
10-3 Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) (NSF)
The Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. This solicitation especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education, for example, by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. Transferability and dissemination are critical aspects for projects developing instructional materials and methods and should be considered throughout the project's lifetime. More advanced projects should involve efforts to facilitate adaption at other sites. NSF 10-544
The program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other long-term resources can be secured to address the issues. Priority will be given to proposals which are staffed by collaborative teams who document their experience in making optimal use of existing local, regional, and national capabilities and capacities, and demonstrate their experience in conducting time-critical research. NIFA anticipates soliciting proposals several times this fiscal year to address specific new or emerging issues. Applicants are being solicited for the development of new knowledge leading to improved vaccine(s) and molecular diagnostic methods for control and detection of infection with Brucella species, especially in elk populations, in the Greater Yellowstone Area. USDA-NIFA-OP-003416 (GG 3/11/11)
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. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary. The Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics offers two levels of support for documentary films: development and production. 20110629-TW (GG 3/15/11)
The Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation, which seeks to foster, promote is accepting applications for its Guest Artist Initiative Program. Through the program, SDCF assists colleges and universities in hiring guest directors and choreographers and proving the schools with funding and administrative support. SDCF publicizes the guest artist position to professional directors and choreographers nationwide, collects, and collates applicants' materials, and sends materials to the schools for hiring decisions; SDCF plays no role in hiring. To be eligible for the program, the production must be produced by an American college or university by December 31, 2012. Only SDC Members will be eligible for these positions.
The purpose of the Cognition and Student Learning research program is to improve student learning by applying recent advances in cognitive science to education practice. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., instructional approaches, computer tutors) that are based on principles of learning and information processing gained from cognitive science and that have been documented to be efficacious for improving learning in education diversity settings from prekindergarten through high school and for vocational or adult basic education or development (remedial)/bridge programs for underrepresented college students. CFDA 84.305A
The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for initiatives in Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology, aimed at nuclear science research and development being conducted to achieve Nuclear Physics mission goals and that are also relevant to applications important to the Nation. The knowledge, data, techniques, and methods of nuclear science are utilized in a broad portfolio of applications, including energy, nuclear medicine, commerce, medical physics, space exploration, finance, geology, environmental sciences, and national security. DE-FOA-0000450 (GG 3/10/11)
The Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) program supports scientific investigations of planetary surfaces and interiors, satellites (including the Moon), satellite and ring systems, and smaller Solar System bodies, such as asteroids and comets. The goals of the PGG program are to foster the synthesis, analysis, and comparative study of data that will improve the understanding of the extent and influence of planetary geological and geophysical processes on the bodies of the Solar System. NNH11ZDA001N-PGG (GG 3/11/11)
The FOA issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate vaccines, therapeutics, adjuvants or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant. RFA-AI-11-014 (NIHG 3/11/11)
10-11 Establishment of a Partnership in English with Kabul Education University, Afghanistan (State)
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a Partnership between a U.S. four year college or university, or a U.S. non-profit organization in partnership with a U.S. four-year college or university, and Kabul Education University in the field of teaching the English language. This partnership will focus on creating a Masters degree in English as a Foreign/Second Language in keeping with the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education's Strategic Plan for Higher Education. SCAPPD-11-CA-111-SCA-022511 (GG 2/25/11)
10-12 Project Leading to Design and Development of Sustainable, Scalable Farmer or Community Seed Storage Models for Vulnerable Populations (USAID)
Under this APS, OFDA is specifically looking for innovative methods or research programs, preferably building upon traditional seed storage methods that are culturally acceptable and do not require long-term input from an outside source. While proposals that focus on community-level storage methods will be considered, preference will be given to systems that are functional and sustainable at the household level. Proposals for conventional seed banks will generally not be considered. APS-OFDA-11-000005 (GG 3/15/11)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic and health-related factors that influence older persons' choices on labor force participation as they near typical retirement age and throughout the later stages of life. PA-11-138 (NIHG 3/11/11)
OJJDP supports programs to further the understanding of, and improve the response to, technology-facilitated crimes against children. OJJDP will support a program of research on technology-facilitated crimes against children to inform policy and to support the development of effective responses to children at risk for exploitation and other adverse outcomes. OJJDP-2011-2963 (GG 3/10/11)
The Collegiate Inventors Competition has recognized, rewarded, and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. Entries are judged on the originality and inventiveness of the new idea, process, or technology. The entry must be complete, workable, and well articulated. Entries are also judged on their potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on the scope of use.