December 9, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 46)
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This Research Announcement solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Biology, Information and Social Sciences of interest to DARPA's Defense Science Office, Microsystems Technology Office, and Information Innovation Office. DARPA-RA-12-12 (GG 12/6/11)
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is accepting nominations for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research. The program is designed to recognize junior faculty who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. The foundation will award up to seven fellowship grants to faculty members in the United States who are currently researching issues of theoretical and practical importance to the domain of entrepreneurship. Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2010. To be eligible, candidates must first be nominated and then be invited to complete an application. Multiple nominations are permitted by a single nominator, and universities may have multiple faculty members nominated for the fellowship. (PND 12/2/11)
The overall goal of the Healthy Homes Technical Studies program is to gain knowledge to improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for the evaluation and control of housing related health and safety hazards. The overall goals and objectives of the Healthy Homes (HH) Program are to:1) Mobilize public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, grassroots community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, and other non-profit organizations, to develop and implement the most promising, cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling housing-related hazards; and 2) Build local capacity to operate sustainable programs that will continue to prevent, minimize, and control housing-related hazards in low- and very low-income residences when HUD funding is exhausted. FR-5600-n-27 (GG 11/30/11)
The goal of NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program is to develop the scientific understanding needed for the United States to effectively address those aspects of Heliophysics science that may affect life and society. The LWS Targeted Research and Technology (TR&T) program element solicits proposals leading to a physics-based understanding of the integral system linking the Sun to the Solar System including the impact on the heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres, and ionospheres. The TR&T program's objectives can be achieved by data analysis, theory, and modeling, and the development of tools and methods (e.g., software for data handling). NNH11ZDA001N-LWSTRT
The Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with DOE and EPA, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development. The development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks, and time required to resolve environmental problems while, at the same time, enhancing and sustaining military readiness. Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SON) in the following areas are requested: Environmental Restoration- Research and technologies for the characterization, risk assessment, remediation, and management of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water. Munitions Response- Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of military munitions on U.S. lands and water. Resource Conservation and Climate Change- Research that advances DoD's management of its natural and cultural resources and improves understanding of climate change impacts. Weapons Systems and Platforms- Research and technologies to reduce, control, and understand the sources of waste and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms.
The Incentives and Awards Committee for the K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: 1) Bridging Grants; 2) Institutional Core; 3) Partnerships for Translational Research Training; and 4) Postdoctoral awards. The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers working in Cell and Developmental Biology to compete successfully for NIH funds.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), encourages the submission of Small Research Grant (R03) applications for research on cancer etiology and epidemiology. The overarching goal of this FOA is to provide support for pilot projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analyses of existing data, development and validation of measurement methods, linkage of genetic polymorphisms with other variables related to cancer risk, and development of innovative projects for more comprehensive research in cancer etiology and epidemiology. PAR-12-039 (NIHG 12/2/11)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education (R25) grant applications from applicant organizations that propose to create educational opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in areas of biomedical or behavioral research of particular interest to the NIDDK, while fostering the career development of these students and fellows. The structure of the educational opportunity can include an intensive summer research program, a curriculum-based program or a combination of both experiences. The NIDDK is especially interested in attracting students and postdoctoral fellows from scientific disciplines underrepresented in disease-oriented biomedical research, such as engineering, informatics, computer science, and computational sciences, to encourage them to apply their expertise to research relevant to diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive and liver diseases; nutrition; obesity research and prevention; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. PAR-12-047 (NIHG 12/2/11)
This FOA invites cooperative agreement applications to establish Regional Comprehensive Metablomics Resource Cores (RCMRC) to increase the national capacity for utilizing metabolomics in biomedical research. To facilitate the biological and clinical application of metabolomics, technology service cores, pilot/feasibility projects, training activities, and outreach activities will be supported. RFA-RM-11-016 (NIHG 12/2/11)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health, solicits early stage, high-risk/high-impact applications to develop next-generation tools that distinguish heterogeneous states among cells in situ. Applications should define the current state of technology as a benchmark against which the new tool(s) will be measured and should propose proof-of-concept testing of the tool(s) in a complex biological tissue or living organism. The new tools should provide substantially increased sensitivity, selectivity, spatiotemporal resolution, scalability or non-destructive analysis of multiple global or functional measures of single cells. RFA-RM-11-014 (NIHG 11/23/11)
46-11 Integrated Microphysiological Systems for Drug Efficacy and Toxicity Testing in Human Health and Disease (UH2/UH3) (NIH)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds from the NIH Common Fund and participating NIH Institute(s) and Center(s), invites applications for projects that will develop accurate cellular and organ microsystems representative of human physiology for the evaluation of drug efficacy and toxicity. By definition, these cellular and organ microsystems will have a multicellular architecture representing the characteristics and functions of the tissue of origin and will demonstrate a reproducible and viable operation under physiological conditions over a long culture period. RFA-RM-11-022 (NIHG 11/23/11)
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals for investigation, survey, study, training, and demonstration projects that advance international near-term, cost-effective methane abatement and/or recovery and use as a clean energy source, and support the goals of the Global Methane Initiative. This funding opportunity is only for international activities in support of the Global Methane Initiative. Benefits to the U.S. will result from the mitigation in climate change emissions and the potential use of U.S. technologies and services in projects around the world. EPA-OAR-CCD-11-11 (GG 11/30/11)
The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to: 1)Crime, Violence and Punishment; 2) Economic Issues; 3) Governance; 4) Legal Decisionmaking; 5) Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice; and 6) Litigation and the Legal Profession. LSS provides the following modes of support: 1) Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research; 2) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants; 3) Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships; and 4) Workshop and Conference Proposals. NSF 12-507