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Funding Bulletins - May 3, 1996




    17-1 Anthropometric Research (ED)

    proposals to review research on human anthropometrics are invited by the U.S. Education Department on behalf of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board. This review will cover primary sources of information related to human measurements contained in the Access Board's guidelines. In addition to the fields of architecture and disability, the search will explore such other disciplines as rehabilitative engineering, sports medicine, biomechanics, ergonomics, and industrial design. A 12-month performance period is anticipated.

    RFp 96-022

    Deadline: 06/17/96

    17-2 Recognition Awards for the Integration of Research and Education (NSF)

    This solicitation describes a new NSF recognition award for institutional leadership for the integration of research and education by research intensive universities. These awards will recognize the commitment and accomplishments of those research intensive universities that have gone beyond the efforts of individuals and departments. The recipients of this award will have pursued an institutional vision for integrating research and education across its entire science and engineering enterprise. This activity is devoted to identifying, recognizing, and rewarding research intensive universities that have shown bold leadership and genuine innovation, and have produced tangible and meaningful results in the integration of research and education. An institution may submit only one preliminary application. The president, provost, or equivalent officer of the submitting organization must be the principal Investigator. A single project Director may be listed as Co-principal Investigator. (NSF 96-87)

    Deadline: 07/05/96

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    17-3 Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students program (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to establish and operate model elementary and secondary education programs to serve gifted and talented students in schools serving low-income families. programs must focus on economically disadvantaged children with limited English proficiency or children with disabilities. Each project must involve a school or schools serving at least 50 percent low-income children and incorporate professional development of staff and training of parents. programs must be based on challenging content and performance standards in one or more core subject areas and include a comprehensive improvement plan for each school involved in the project. ED will give a competitive priority to projects that benefit communities designated empowerment zones or enterprise communities. (FR 04/24/96)

    Deadline: 06/14/96

    17-4 Library Education and Human Resource Development program (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to recruit, educate, train and retrain library personnel. Both fellowship and institute projects should educate, train or retrain library personnel in the following areas: library specialization in which there are current shortages, such as school media, children's and youths' services, science reference, cataloging and library service evaluation; and new techniques of information acquisition, transfer and management of communication technology. projects also may recruit, educate, train, retrain and retain minorities in library and information science. Institute projects should educate, train or retrain library personnel to serve the information needs of the elderly, the illiterate, the disadvantaged, or residents of rural America, including American Indians. (FR 04/24/96)

    Deadline: 06/10/96

    17-5 Education Grants (James S. McDonnel Foundation)

    The James S. McDonnel Foundation, St. Louis, awards one-time grants of up to 4 years to universities identifying key problems in K-12 education. The foundation seeks research projects in which university investigators and K-12 teachers work together in translating research findings into workable classroom models. It is not necessary, however, to disseminate such models during the grant period. Rather, the foundation seeks to fund research through a period of testing and refinement in realistic educational environments.

    Deadline: 05/31/96

    17-6 Global Communications and Learning Systems (USAID)

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contemplates issuing a Request for proposals for a five year contract with two one year options for professional services to develop and disseminate tools and models for the effective use of educational and communication technology within learning systems and assist the development, implementation and evaluation of such programs in USAID-assisted countries. (CBD 04/19/96)

    Deadline: n/a

    17-7 Bilingual Education: Comprehensive School Grants (ED)

    This program provides grants to implement schoolwide bilingual education programs or special alternative instruction programs for reforming, restructuring, and upgrading all relevant programs and operations, within an individual school, that serve all or virtually all limited English proficient children and youth in one or more schools with significant concentrations of these children and youth. Eligible applicants are one or more local educational agencies (LEAs), or one or more LEAs in collaboration with an institution of higher education, community-based organizations, other LEAs, or a State educational agency. (FR 04/18/96)

    Deadline: 05/28/96

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    17-8 Science, Engineering & Mathematics for persons with Disabilities (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its program plan for Activities in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for persons with Disabilities designed to increase the representation of persons with disabilities in these fields. Educational issues from preschool through the graduate level and professional issues are addressed. The components of the program include: Experimental and Model projects, Information Dissemination Activities, and Facilitation Awards for persons with Disabilities. The deadline is July 15, 1996 for the Experimental and Model projects. (NSF 96-88)

    Deadline: 07/15/96

    17-9 Driver Behavior Models (DOT)

    Research to develop and validate a functioning Driver performance Model that describes driver behavior and control on two-lane rural roads is sought by the Federal Highway Administration. Factors that should be considered include driver population characteristics, driver type, vehicle type, traffic control devices (signs, signals, pavement markings, roadside environment) and highway geometry (horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-section design, intersections). Sol. DTFH61-R-00065

    Deadline: 07/03/96

    17-10 Interactive Transaction Machines (ED)

    proposals to study and catalog technologies available for providing auditory cuing and making interactive transaction machines accessible to sensory impaired persons are sought by the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board. This project should examine the various means by which access to such machines and information can be accomplished, and should also assess their consistency with vehicle guidelines, ease of use and implementation, and effect on design and new technology. RFp 96-027

    Deadline: 05/23/96

    17-11 Continuation of Fire Research Grants program (DOC)

    program objectives include Fire Modeling and Applications to perform research, develop, and demonstrate the application of analytical models for the quantitative prediction of the consequences of fires and the means to assess the accuracy of those models; Large Fire Research to perform research on and develop techniques to measure, predict the behavior of, and mitigate large fire events; Smoke Dynamics Research to produce scientifically sound principles, metrology, data, and predictive methods for the formation/evolution of smoke components in flames for use in understanding and predicting general fire phenomena; Materials Fire Research to perform research to understand fundamentally the mechanisms that control the ignition, flame spread, and burning rate of materials and the chemical and physical characteristics that affect these aspects of flammability; and Fire Sensing and Extinguishment to develop understanding, metrology, and predictive methods to enable high-performance fire sensing and extinguishment systems. (FR 04/03/96)

    Deadline: 09/30/96

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    17-12 partnerships for Health professions Education (HRSA)

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop model programs to increase minority and disadvantaged individuals in health professions education. proposed models must involve forming academic-community education partnerships that include formal links among health professions and prehealth professions schools and community-based health entities; establish for a geographical area an educational and non-educational support system to improve the quality of the minority applicant pool, including efforts with high schools; and include minority faculty development initiatives designed to recruit and prepare pre-faculty and junior faculty. (FR 04/29/96)

    Deadline: 07/12/96

    17-13 Lineage-Specific Differentiation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, through its Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, and the National Cancer Institute, through its Cancer Immunology Branch, support fundamental and applied research aimed at understanding the fundamental processes underlying the normal and pathologic function of blood cells and the blood forming system. The purpose of this program announcement is to promote the identification and characterization of the gene expression involved in hematopoietic cell regulation including, but not restricted to: stem cell self-renewal or commitment; expression of growth factor receptors as part of the commitment process of stem cells; and developmentally-related changes in stem cell biology and differentiation. pA-96-043 (NIHG 04/26/96)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    17-14 Claude D. pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging invites applications for support of Claude D. pepper Older Americans Independence Centers. These centers are for the purpose of increasing independence in older Americans. OAICs will provide support for research to develop and test clinical interventions, and for core laboratories in the basic sciences. OAICs also will train individuals in research approaches to develop and test methods of maintaining and increasing independence, and to enhance expertise in aging research through the provision of training in the relevant fundamental scientific disciplines. AG-96-003 (NIHG 04/19/96)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 07/10/96, Application 09/18/96

    17-15 Toxicology Research (NIH)

    proposals to perform experiments in laboratory animals to systematically evaluate the pharmacological activities and toxicological effects of potential treatment drugs for substance abuse are sought by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This work includes the investigation of potential cardiovascular and other adverse interactions between the treatment drugs and cocaine and opiates. A four-year performance period is anticipated.

    Sol. N01-DA-6-8068

    Deadline: Approximately 06/10/96

    17-16 The Howard Temin Award (NIH)

    The goal of the National Cancer Institute's Howard Temin Award is to bridge the transition from a mentored research environment to an independent research career for scientists who have demonstrated usually high potential during their initial stages of training and development. This special award is aimed at fostering the research careers of outstanding, junior, basic, clinical, and behavioral scientists who are committed to developing research programs highly relevant to the understanding of human biology and human disease as it relates to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. pAR-96-046 (NIHG 04/26/96)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

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    17-17 Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genetics Research (NIH)

    This program announcement is designed to solicit projects to support research and education activities that focus on anticipating, analyzing, and addressing the ethical, legal, and social issues that arise from the use of the knowledge and technologies resulting from human genetics research. Investigators are encouraged to propose research or education projects to gather information, analyze underlying assumptions, and develop recommendations and options for policies, programs or education that optimize the potential benefits of increased knowledge about human genetics and individual health risk factors, while minimizing the potential for adverse impact. Investigators are also encouraged to propose specific research projects to address the ethical, legal and social issues that will arise as information and technologies regarding the genetic basis of mental disorders become available. pA-96-042 (NIHG 04/26/96)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

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