August 5, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 29)
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. In order to jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem, NSF is establishing the NSF Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps). The NSF I-Corps' purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support--in the form of mentoring and funding--to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding. The purpose of the NSF I-Corps grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects. The outcome of the I-Corps projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) a technology demonstration for potential partners. A PI is limited to one I-Corps proposal during each submission window. NSF 11-560
This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. Only one proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. NSF 11-567
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to increase the pool of master's degree students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and who are trained and available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between colleges or universities granting a terminal master's degree with institutions that offer the doctorate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of doctorate degree-granting and master's degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students from underrepresented groups with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-11-279 (NIHG 7/29/11)
The Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA)/Modernization Directorate is soliciting white papers for research in the five following medical modernization areas: Force Health Protection - Focus is on prevention of injury and illness and the early recognition or detection of emerging threats. Key areas include: Bio-Surveillance; Bio agents of military relevance/Infectious Diseases surveillance and identification; Occupational Toxicology, emerging threats (pandemic response, other environmental threats); and protective countermeasures. Enroute Care - Focus is on continuum of care during transport of patients from point of injury to pint of definitive care. Operational Medicine - Focus is on definitive patient care/treatment in-garrison. Expeditionary Medicine/In Garrison - Focus is on improving expeditionary medical care during contingency operations including medical countermeasures against combat and operational stressors to maximize warrior health, performance and well-being. Human Performance: Focus is on operational human performance in aerospace environments - fit and healthy force; performance sustainment; occupational standards/selection; environmental and occupational health; environmental and metabolic stressors; nutrition' diagnosis of cognitive performance degradation, and applied countermeasures; assessment of cognitive demands in complex aerospace environments; fatigue management; sensory protection and sustainment (audio, tactile, visual); vision enhancement; medical team performance; medical modeling and simulation; and medical currency and competency. BAA-11-03-HPW (GG 7/18/11)
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), in coordination with the EPA Regional Offices, announces the availability of approximately $500,000 for assistance agreements to further, through research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstrations, or studies, the adoption of Integrated Pest management (IPM) approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks. EPA-OPP-11-003(GG 8/3/11)
Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation Grant Program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and for scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Examples of eligible projects include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well as those addressing an important research question. (PND 7/22/11)
29-7 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Scientific Computation Application Partnerships in Fusion Energy Science (DOE)
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) and the office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announce their interest in receiving Cooperative Agreement applications from interdisciplinary teams to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, for Scientific Computation Application partnerships in the area of fusion energy sciences. The FES SciDAC portfolio focuses on the development and application of high physics fidelity simulation codes that can advance the fundamental science of magnetically confined plasmas by fully exploiting leadership class computing resources and contribute to the FES goal of developing the predictive capability needed for a sustainable fusion energy source. The specific areas of interest under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are: 1) Edge Physics, 2) Multiscale Integrated Modeling, and 3) Material Science. DE-FOA-0000571 (GG 8/3/11)
Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTCs) are Intel-funded, jointly-led research collaborations between Intel and the U.S. academic community. Each ISTC will be centered at a leading U.S. university and will focus on a specific technology area or discipline, bringing together a community of top researchers from across academia. Each ISTC will be funded by Intel for five years (three years with an Intel option to renew for up to two additional years.) Intel will expect and encourage the participating schools to seek and secure matching grants from federal and/or state government agencies, such as the NSF or DARPA, to fund additional research within an ISTC focus area. Intel is expanding the ISTC program by openly inviting researchers from across the U.S. academic community to submit ideas by September 2nd. Principal investigators may submit a two page abstract outlining a potential topic and research scope for consideration by Intel Labs.
The Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) plans to competitively select ten Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), two Tier 1 Transit-Focused UTCs, and ten Regional UTCs. The purpose of the centers is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through mechanisms of research, education and technology transfer; and to provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the US DOT and address vital workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders. A UTC may be a single university or a consortium of two or more universities. Each Center is required to obtain matching funds from non-federal sources in an amount at least equal to the US DOT grant amount. UTCOPENCOMP2011 (GG 7/26/11)
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program is to provide opportunities to develop novel ideas into discovery-level and transformative projects that integrate engineering and life science principles in solving biomedical problems that serve humanity in the long-term. The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program supports fundamental research in the following BME themes: Neural engineering and Cellular biomechanics. The BME projects must be at the interface of engineering and life sciences, and advance both engineering and life sciences. PD-12-5345 (GG 6/8/11)
The FY11 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Impact Award supports unique research projects or ideas (from small-to large-scale) that specifically focus on scientific and clinical breast cancer issues, which, if successfully addressed, could ultimately revolutionize the understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of breast cancer and make major advances towards the goal of eradicating the disease. The BCRP particularly encourages applications that focus on poorly understood issues that are of critical significance in breast cancer, such as those related to susceptibility, recurrence, or metastasis. The proposed work must be based on sound overall research and fully supported by preliminary data and/or published reports. The most important aspect of the Impact Award is the potential of the proposed research to have a radical, revolutionary impact on an area of paramount importance in breast cancer. W81XWH-11-BCRP-IMPT (GG 7/25/11)
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit grant applications with the goal of stimulating innovation in the discovery and development of therapeutics that target host-encoded functions required for infection, replication, spread and/or pathogenesis by one or more NIAID Category A, B, or C priority pathogens. RFA-AI-11-032 (NIHG 7/22/11)