March 29, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 12)
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting proposals that apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to persistent and perplexing health and healthcare problems. Proposals are encouraged from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to behavioral economics, decision theory, economics, public health, sociology, psychology, marketing, nursing, and medicine. Through its Pioneer Portfolio program, RWJF expects to make approximately five awards of up to $200,000 each for two-year projects that test innovative solutions to the challenge of reducing the use of low-value services in health care--those that provide more harm than benefit or which provide only marginal health benefits. Projects that could fall under this category include experiments that vary the frame or structure of information or messaging to patients or providers in a way that might reduce the use of clinical services of low or questionable value; experiments that reflect or modify social connections or norms that might reduce the use of these services; or experiments that use choice architecture or financial incentives informed by techniques of behavioral economics to reduce the use of these services. The program is particularly interested in funding proposals in which academic teams collaborate with an outside organization, corporation, or partner whose constituents and/or infrastructure are suitable for the testing of promising behavioral economic approaches. (PND 3/22/13)
12-2 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (NIFA)
This 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-004209 (GG 3/26/13)
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. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film must range in length from a stand-alone broadcast hour to a feature-length documentary. We invite a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, or history, viewed through an international lens; a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States. 20130612-TW (GG 3/22/13)
12-4 Dear Colleague Letter - CISE Encourages Research Experiences For Veterans Through REU Supplements (NSF)
The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites its grantees to submit requests for supplemental funding for research experiences for veterans. Active CISE grantees interested in pursuing this opportunity are encouraged to submit their supplemental funding requests by April 30, 2013. Proposed CISE supplements responsive to this DCL will specifically afford U.S. veterans an opportunity to engage in meaningful research experiences, as recommended by the report of an NSF-funded workshop on Veterans' Education for Engineering and Science published in April 2009: "NSF and other federal science and engineering agencies should create an education/career development program focused on getting veterans into science and technology careers." In particular, such CISE supplements will provide students and teachers who are veterans with opportunities to participate with active CISE grantees to conduct relevant research in order to gain a deeper understanding of computing. For full or part-time undergraduate students at U.S. universities/colleges or community colleges who are veterans, or for K-12 STEM teachers who are veterans, CISE will follow the guidelines of the current Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplemental funding program.
12-5 Measurement Science for Advanced Manufacturing (MSAM) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) (DOC)
NIST is soliciting proposals for financial assistance for fiscal year (FY) 2013 from eligible applicants to advance innovation in measurement science for additive manufacturing. Proposals should address development of measurement science to support high-priority metrology and standards required to advance U.S. technical programs, technology transition, and commercial activities in additive manufacturing technology. Eligible applicants are U.S. non-profit organizations incorporated and located within the United States. An eligible organization may work individually or include proposed subawardees, contractors or other collaborators in a project proposal, effectively forming a team or consortium. In a team or consortium, eligible subawardees are U.S. non-profit organizations, accredited institutions of higher education, and state, tribal, and local governments. 2013-NIST-MSAM-01 (GG 3/22/13)
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for research and training in topics relevant to Earth sciences. The fellows must develop and implement 1) research projects that seek to address scientific questions within the purview of EAR programs and 2) plans to broaden participation in Earth sciences. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including facilities abroad). Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR postdoctoral fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows. NSF 13-548
NASA's Earth Science Division actively promotes a distributed and heterogeneous data and information system architecture to support the growing demands and needs of a diverse and increasingly IT-sophisticated Earth science user community. Future missions being developed will add significantly to the need for robust tools capable of being repurposed and extended to meet new requirements. While some of these new missions will not be in operation for sometime, NASA's data systems development in this ACCESS program will continue to be future-looking so that new missions, once deployed, are supported by robust data systems tools. Pursuant to these ACCESS program goals, the following areas of interest are being solicited in this 2013 announcement: Tools and Technologies That Improve Users' Ability to Efficiently Discover, Find, Access, and Readily Use Multimission, Multiinstrument Earth Science Data; Tools That Improve and Expand the Accessibility and Usability of NASA's Earth Science Observational Data for the Modeling and Model Analysis Communities; Innovative Technologies and Tools That Improve Access to NASA's Earth Science Data Systems and Data Usability for Mobile Device Users; Tools That Enable Discovery, Search, and Access Across Both NASA and Non-NASA Data Systems; Other Tools and Technologies That Enhance Earth Data Accessibility and Usability. NNH13ZDA001N-ACCESS (GG 3/22/13)
The purpose of this announcement is to promote research that develops, characterizes, refines and enhances model systems for aging research. Studies of the biology of aging require biological models systems such as rodents and cell lines. No human studies are involved. Studies using inbred and hybrid strains of rats and mice have made significant contributions to the foundation of biology of aging. However, to maximize the return for aging research, a broader array of model systems needs to be explored, in order to identify and understand the diverse sources of functional decline with age. PA-13-155 (NIHG 3/22/13)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by ORIP, National Institutes of Health, encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, characterize or improve animal models for human disease or to improve diagnosis and control of diseases that might interfere with animal use for biomedical research purposes. PA-13-145 (NIHG 3/22/13)
In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Scholar Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years. The total proposed visits should equal approximately one semester of exchanges. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, flex award scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community. Some programs may offer opportunities for multi-country research, but these should be discussed with the appropriate CIES staff.
12-11 Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose randomized clinical trials testing novel home- or family-based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches. Applications should focus on infants and young children (to age 6 years) and emphasize the role of home environment and the influence of family/extended family members and parents (including guardians/ substantial care providers) within the child's home environment. The direct goal of this initiative is to fund research that will advance knowledge for innovative approaches to the prevention or management of overweight in children less than 6 years of age, with potential for future translation to applications either in the home or linked to a community setting. PA-13-153 (NIHG 3/22/13)