April 5, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 13)
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The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five- year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Proposed research plans must fit the Foundation's research interests. They currently support research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Specifically, they fund studies that enhance understanding of: How youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and When, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application and must be employed in career-ladder positions. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year. (TGA 4/13)
The goal of NASA's Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. Research is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere. This research is conducted in the context of NASA's ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications. Research in the area of prebiotic evolution seeks to understand the pathways and processes leading from the origin of planetary bodies to the origin of life. The goal of research into the early evolution of life is to determine the nature of the most primitive organisms and the environment in which they evolved. The opportunity is taken to investigate two natural repositories of evolutionary history available on Earth: the molecular record in living organisms and the geological record. Research associated with the study of the evolution of advanced life seeks to determine the biological and environmental factors leading to the development of multicellularity on Earth and the potential distribution of complex life in the Universe. NNH13ZDA001N-EXO (GG 4/2/13)
The current state and evolution of the environment are critically intertwined with the water and energy cycles of the climate system. Progress towards comprehensive understanding of both cycles is enabling better description of the current state of the climate, as well as the subtle shifts that may be going on. While global warming is often summarized as an index of mean temperatures, it is alterations of the water cycle that may be most relevant to life on Earth, especially human society. Water is fundamentally within the center of what all life needs to survive and thrive on the planet and it is no different for human society whose agriculture, energy production, recreation, etc., all require water. Accomplishing any goals related to better understanding these two cycles requires, in part, an accurate accounting of the key reservoirs and associated fluxes, including their spatial and temporal variability. To accomplish this, integration of existing observations and research tools is a requirement. To achieve this, the NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) grand challenge can be summarized as documenting and enabling improved, observationally based, predictions of water and energy cycle consequences of Earth system variability and change. This challenge requires documenting and predicting trends in the rate of the Earth's water and energy cycling that corresponds to climate change and changes in the frequency and intensity of naturally occurring related meteorological and hydrologic events, which may vary as climate may vary in the future. NNH13ZDA001N-NEWS (GG 4/2/13)
The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with: Animal Science - Swine Nutrition; Animal Welfare - Animal Welfare; Human Nutrition - Human Nutrition; Pork Safety - Pre Harvest; Swine health - PRRS; and Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
The Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system, and develop and implement extension and education programs. The program is administered by the land-grant university system's four regional IPM Centers (North Central, Northeastern, Southern, Western) in partnership with NIFA. USDA-NIFA-RIPM-004211 (GG 4/2/13)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched the BREAD Ideas Challenge, a prize competition for the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) program. The BREAD Ideas Challenge is an opportunity for researchers in the agricultural sciences to identify, in 100 words or fewer, what they believe are today's most pressing issues facing smallholder farmers in the developing world. Up to 25 winners will receive $10,000 USD each and their ideas will be showcased on the BREAD Ideas Challenge website to draw international attention to these important challenges. The BREAD Ideas Challenge is open to graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty at universities, colleges and non-profit research organizations in the United States and internationally. NSF Press Release 13-058
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of seventy- one American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study and are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India; Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution; Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution; Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India.
USAID/India seeks a U.S. School of Education to implement a three to five month customized teacher training program for approximately 100-110 teacher educators from India. The first group of 50 plus teacher educators would arrive in the U.S. on or around September 15, 2013 and the second group on or around September 15, 2014. The purpose of the proposed project, the India - Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP), is to build the capacity of Indian teacher educators (and administrators) by exposing them to the talent, methodologies, and expertise offered by U.S. Schools of Education]. It is expected that these teacher educators will take the practices and methodologies learned in the U.S. and apply them to the Indian context.RFA-386-13-000002 (GG 3/28/13)
13-10 Establishment of a University Partnership in Textile Design with National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (DOS)
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and U.S Consulate General in Lahore announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the U.S. and the National College of Arts in Textile Design. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with the National College of Arts. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research, curriculum development, faculty exchange, long distance teaching via internet/DVC and sharing of manuals and literature. The means of achieving these objectives is purposefully left broad to encourage the submission of innovative proposals tailored to the international education and research goals of both institutions. SCAPPD-13-CA-048-SCA-03292013 (GG 3/29/13)
The study of adult offender decision-making has typically been approached from the rational choice model. With this solicitation the National Institute of Justice (NIHJ) seeks to expand the existing research by examining the process of adult offender decision-making with respect to the decision to offend. NIJ requests proposals that either expand the rational choice model or use other theories (e.g., behavioral economics, business models, psychology, or cognitive models) or both. Proposed research also should consider issues such as social context, emotions, default choices, or possibly environmental context to help the field gain a better understanding of the overall decision-making process. NIJ-2013-3454 (GG 4/3/13)
This program will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice mission. OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies that advance the understanding of how the application of a child and adolescent development framework to juvenile justice system approaches, policies, and programs impacts juvenile delinquency, justice system involvement, and recidivism. OJJDP-2013-3581 (GG 3/29/13)