June 3, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 20)
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Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany. Research projects are carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Candidates choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their own research plan. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.
The goal of Rangeland Research Program (RRP) is to contribute to the improvement of U.S. rangeland resources and the ecosystem services they provide by supporting the development of new and emerging rangeland science methodologies which specifically address the interrelationships between multiple disciplines. The primary purpose of RRP is to provide U.S. agricultural producers, rural landowners, and land managers with integrated science strategies to make informed land management decisions with an emphasis on enhancing the restoration and sustainable integrity of U.S. rangelands. USDA-NIFA-OP-003451 (GG 5/25/11)
The Bridging Cultures initiative encourages projects that explore the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America's borders, have influenced American society. With the aim of revitalizing intellectual and civic life through the humanities, NEH welcomes projects that expand both scholarly and public discussion of diverse countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual traditions worldwide. As part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, NEH welcomes proposals to implement a national or regional program for broad and diverse public audiences on one of two humanities themes: "Civility and Democracy" or "The Muslim world and the Humanities." 20110802-MW (GG 5/26/11)
The objective of this solicitation is to select applied research and applications projects in the area of water resources with a focus on drought-related topics and drought management solutions. Successful projects will advance organizations' use and application of Earth science observations and models in decision-making associated with water resource management for drought. The projects should include all relevant NASA satellite mission observations and can include data products from non-NASA satellites, including foreign satellites and commercial products, if used in conjunction with some NASA capabilities. NNH10ZDA001N
THE ARP Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-impact ideas that advance the understanding of ASD and that ultimately will lead to improved outcomes for individuals with autism. Important aspects of the Idea Development Award are: Impact: The proposed research is expected to make an important and original contribution to advancing the understanding of ASD and lead ultimately to improved outcomes for individuals with ASD. Innovation: Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Research may be innovative in study concept, research methods or technology, or adaptations of existing methods or techologies. W81XWH-11-ARP-IDA (GG 5/25/11)
The ARP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ASD forward. Research projects should include a testable hypothesis based on a strong scientific rationale. This award is not intended to support the continuation of existing studies or the next logical extension and/or incremental step. The Pilot Award emphasizes untested, novel, innovative and potentially groundbreaking concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods. W81XWH-11-ARP-PA (GG 5/25/11)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture announces the availability of funds and requests applications for the Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project (AAEP). NIFA is requesting applications from land-grant universities to assist Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) as they attempt to deliver more effective, demand-driven extension services to producers and other rural clientele in selected areas of the country. The project will focus on professional development training for extension staff, primarily at the provincial and district levels, in order to increase extension's ability to meet farmer's needs and ultimately build public confidence in MAIS's capacity to provide critical services. USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003453 (GG 6/1/11)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate is soliciting applications for international research projects aligned with the mission and requirements of DHS S&T. These projects should be designed to augment and complement, through international research and collaboration, the depth and breadth of homeland security science and technology research being managed by the DS S&T Directorate including, but not limited to: Evaluation of novel tools for or approaches to confronting homeland security challenges; Basic research to provide data, understandings, or models that support S&T efforts or policy decisions; and S&T and operations research evaluations to support revolutionary improvements in DHSs mission and is component agencies' operations. DHS-11-ST-108-002 (GG 6/1/11)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose the development of broadly applicable research tools that address the core technical challenges in proteomics and glycomics. This includes but is not restricted to robotics, sample preparation and pre-fractionation, analytical separations, gel and array imaging, quantitation, mass spectrometry, intelligent automated data acquisition, and improved informatics technologies. PA-11-214 (NIHG 5/20/11)
The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within its announced programs. Currently, the Foundation is pursuing five principle areas: 1) A program of research on the Future of Work concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies; 2) A program of research on current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities; 3) A program on Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings; 4) A program on Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities and 5) A program of research on Behavioral Economics which incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior. (TGA 5/11)
The purpose of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) program is to enable doctoral candidates enrolled at the institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to complete their dissertations on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues. The FY 2011 DDRG program seeks to fund research studies that may impact federal problem solving and policymaking and that are relevant to HUD policy priorities and annual goals and objectives. FR-5500-N-23 (GG 5/19/11)
The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. NSF 11-547
The Administrative for Children and Families is considering funding Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the field to focus research on questions that inform child care subsidy policy decision-making and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high quality doctoral students. HHS-2011-ACF-OPRE-YE-0159 (GG 4/8/11)