June 28, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 24)
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The American Academy in Berlin welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others.
24-2 Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS) (NSF/NIH)
The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.Examples of areas of research that are appropriate under this competition include the following: Evolutionary or ecological population dynamics; Differentiation and developmental processes; Explanatory and predictive models of cellular behavior; Molecular and cellular networks; Novel and unique approaches to the prediction of molecular structure; Simulations of the human systemic responses to burn, trauma and other injury; and New approaches to understanding system-wide effects of pharmacological agents and anesthetics, and their genetic and environmental modifiers. These areas of research are examples only. They are not meant to be inclusive. NSF 13-570
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants to professionals working in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history. Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals with at least ten years of experience and an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the eligible fields. The foundation will consider proposals for research and/or execution of a preservation-related project in any of the eligible fields. Projects will be evaluated based on a range of criteria, including the potential for the project to make a meaningful contribution to the academic and/or professional field of historic preservation in the United States and the innovativeness and creativity of the planned project. Grants are awarded only to individuals. (PND 6/21/13)
Since 2010, the Department of Energy has supported research fellowships for the hydropower industry. These fellowships have proven to be very impactful to the hydropower industry. Topic Area 1 University Research Awards for Hydropower: The Department of Energy would like to solicit for a partner to administer 10 to 20 additional research fellowships for the hydropower industry. Topic Area 2 Workforce Development for Hydropower: The Department of Energy would like to solicit for an organization to complete an analysis of the existing hydropower workforce, current and future workforce needs, available training/educational programs, and future training/educational needs of the U.S. hydropower industry. DE-FOA-0000832 (GG 6/25/13)
24-5 Disaster Resilience of Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities; Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing; and Smart Firefighting (NIST)
The U. S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites applications for projects with substantial NIST participation that will support the following NIST Engineering Laboratory programs: Disaster Resilience of Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities. NIST is seeking applications from eligible applicants to develop, organize, and convene a workshop on disaster resilient buildings, infrastructure, and communities to prevent and/or mitigate disasters resulting from natural and man-made hazards. The recipient will work with NIST to identify and engage key international and domestic thought leaders to lead the workshop, gathering experts from the following disciplines: structures and lifelines engineering, emergency response, codes and standard development, fire science and engineering, economics, government, and academia. Sustainable Construction and Manufacturing: Progress toward greater sustainability in the built environment and the manufacturing sector is a necessary step to better enable resource efficiency for our nation. NIST is seeking applications from eligible applicants to work with NIST to develop, organize, and convene a workshop on sustainability that will promote the adoption and use of sustainable construction and manufacturing and guide NIST in developing a portfolio of programs that are focused on providing the enabling measurement science to key industry stakeholders. Smart Firefighting. Firefighting in the U.S. can be significantly advanced by leveraging the massive quantities of available data (sensor and archival), computer power, communication technologies, and fire dynamics knowledge to enable markedly better situational awareness, predictive models, deployment models, and tactical decision-making on the fireground. The vision for smart firefighting is to create, store, exchange, analyze, and integrate information from a wide range of databases and sensor networks, including fire fighter equipment, fire fighter apparatus, building systems, and community data in a manner that improves fire safety outcomes. 2013-NIST-ELCAP-01 (GG 6/24/13)
The mission of the High Energy Physics (HEP) program is to understand how the universe works at its most fundamental level, which is done by discovering the elementary constituents of matter and energy, probing the interactions between them, and exploring the basic nature of space and time. This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications in six specific areas: 1) Experimental Research at the Energy Frontier, 2) Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier, 3) Experimental Research at the Cosmic Frontier, 4.) Theoretical Research, 5) Accelerator Science and Technology Research and Development, 6) Particle Deterctor Research and Development. DE-FOA-0000948 (GG 6/24/13)
Through its Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry program, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry. The program is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the states, districts, and territories of the United States. Applications are accepted from principal investigators with well-established research experience in environmental science or engineering. Funded activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. (PND 6/21/13)
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a cooperative agreement to establish a university partnership between a college or university in the United States and Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan in the field of agriculture. The Department of Agriculture is the largest of 14 schools (faculties) at Herat University, with 801 students, 150 of whom are women. The Herat University Department of Agriculture's overarching objective is to develop technical experts in the fields of agronomy, animal husbandry, horticulture, plant protection and agricultural extension. The Herat University Chancellor, recognizing the role that agriculture plays in Afghanistan's economy and with an eye to the future, has identified the agriculture faculty as a priority for further development so that its graduates can better plan and manage Afghanistan's agricultural resources and economy. Creating joint research and training opportunities are some of the Agriculture Faculty Dean's core objectives. SCAKAB-13-CA-028-SCA-06202013 (GG 6/20/13)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. Proposals must directly pertain to EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment. EPA is interested in advanced technologies that address priority environmental issues. In this year's solicitation, an attempt has been made to focus and limit the topics in order to have more impact in specific areas. This year there are six general areas: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (Topic A. Water), Chemical Safety for Sustainability (Topic B. Innovation in Manufacturing), Sustainable and Healthy Communities (Topic C. Waste), Air/Climate/Energy (Topic D. Air Quality), E. Homeland Security, and F. People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Special Funding Opportunity. SOL-NC-13-00012
CYFAR marshals the resources of the Land-Grant and the Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs to youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs. CYFAR-PDTA partnering universities will build connections, competency, and capacity to help communities develop and sustain holistic programs for at-risk children, youth, and families who are under-served and under-represented. CYFAR-PDTA will provide professional development and technical assistance to Sustainable Community Projects (SCP) to ensure continued development and implementation of the CYFAR Sustainable Community program. CYFAR-PDTA, collaboratively through the Extension system, will provide the components of programming, evaluation, technology, and technical assistance. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-004190 (GG 6/26/13)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support pilot studies to develop and test service strategies that optimize the independence and functioning of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This FOA invites preliminary studies to develop adult ASD service strategies that address areas of employment and training, social relationships, physical and mental health, and independent functioning including community housing and safety, alone or in combination. In targeting adults, this FOA is focused on individuals who have completed transition out of services delivered via the child and adolescent service system and the primary education system. RFA-MH-14-102