Funding Bulletins - May 24, 1996
19-1 Community Outreach Partnership Centers (HUD)
Grants are available to public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education to assist in establishing or carrying out research and outreach activities addressing the problems of urban areas. These funds shall be used to establish and operate Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC). Focus areas include: problems associated with housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, infrastructure, health care, job training, education, crime prevention, planning, community organizing, and other areas deemed appropriate by the secretary. COPC programs must combine research with outreach, work with communities and local governments and address the multi-dimensional problems that beset urban areas. (FR 05/16/96)
19-2 Jackson Foundation Grants (Henry M. Jackson Foundation)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation focuses grants on international affairs, public service, the environment and human rights. International affairs grants support initiatives that advance education, scholarship and public understanding related to the history, culture, political and economic systems of other nations. Public service grants aim to engage young people in service to their community, promote active citizenship and encourage youths to consider public service careers. The foundation supports programs that improve the environment and promote effective stewardship of the world's natural resources. Current emphasis is placed on land use planning and metropolitan growth management.
Deadline: 06/15, 09/15, 12/15, 03/15
19-3 Donner Foundation Grants (Donner Foundation)
The William H. Donner Foundation supports projects addressing U.S. and Canadian relations, education and human capital development. Donner funds projects that recognize fundamental affinities between the U.S. and Canada while examining the different approaches the two nations bring to key issues; improve content in formal education subjects; promote public awareness of foreign and domestic issues; and help socially and economically disadvantaged people with self-sufficiency activities.
Deadline: 03/01, 07/01, 10/15/96
19-4 Research in Learning in Museums (National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities)
This announcement applies to a request for proposals to support through a cooperative agreement, a collaborative team which will design and conduct a program of theoretical and applied research on learning in museums. As defined here, museums include art, history, natural history, and science museums; art, nature and science centers; historic houses and sites; children's museums, planetariums, arboretums and botanical gardens, zoos and aquariums and general and specialized museums. They provide a wide range of content to a virtually unlimited variety of audiences. Thus the issues of museum learning cut across a broad spectrum of contexts and contents.
19-5 Bellagio Center Residencies (Rockefeller)
Located in northern Italy on Lake Como, the Bellagio Study and Conference Center provides a stimulating international environment for week-long conferences; month-long study residencies for scholars, scientists, and artists; and team residencies of five to 28 days for creative and problem-solving groups. Scholars, artists, and others may apply for the study residencies as individuals, or with a collaborator. Candidates who expect their work at the Center to result in publication, exhibition, or performance receive preference.
Deadline: 06/01/96; 09/05/96
19-6 Scientific Cooperation Program (USDA)
This program provides support for international cooperation in research efforts that benefit U.S. agriculture and forestry. Administered by the Research and Scientific Exchanges Division (RSED), the program funds scientific exchanges and longer term collaborative research between U.S. and foreign scientists. The program supports projects directed at potential threats to U.S. agriculture and forestry, development of new technologies, and enhancement of trade foreign markets.
19-7 Distance Learning/ESL (ED)
Awardee(s) will study implementation of the Crossroads Cafe Project at selected sites to provide ED, state education agencies and local adult programs with information about the elements and process required to provide English-as-a-second language instruction to adult learners in their homes and classrooms. Sol# 96-028 (CBD 05/01/96)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
19-8 Experiments in Distributed Design and Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping Using Agile Networking (NSF)
This joint DARPA/NSF initiative will request proposals for critical-mass experiments from research groups, each of which includes, but is not limited to, researchers in computer science, design and fabrication. The focus is on electro-mechanical parts and assemblies, and on establishing capabilities in mechanical design and fabrication comparable to the function-to-product realization capabilities that exist for microelectronics, that are emerging for micro-electro-mechanical systems, and that appear feasible for solid freeform fabrication and numerically controlled machining. (NSF 96-94)
19-9 Membrane Processes (Bureau of Reclamation)
Studies to reduce costs and simplify the operation of membrane-based desalting and water treatment systems are sought by the Bureau of Reclamation. Generic examples of potential projects include: development of membranes with improved properties; development of membranes with increased resistance to chlorine; development of ion- or component-specific membranes for reverse osmosis or electrodialysis; quality improvements in membrane element manufacture; techniques for membrane storage or preservation, and for biological control during plant operation.
19-10 Water Treatment (Bureau of Reclamation)
Research on technological improvements needed to reduce costs and increase environmental compatibility of desalting and related water treatment processes in the United States is invited by the Bureau of Reclamation. Current program emphasis is on evaluating water treatment technologies that help improve rural domestic water supplies. A principal but not exclusive goal is to form working combinations between water utilities having persistent problems and research entities with practical ideas for resolution of those problems. The Bureau is particularly interested in newer processes which are needed to deal with the broad spectrum of substances that presently appear in water supplies.
19-11 Sun-Earth Connections (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soliciting proposals for research and technology projects focusing on the theme of Earth-Sun connections. Proposals can fall in any of three categories: heliospheric, solar, magnetospheric, ionospheric, mesospheric, or thermospheric physics research; various Guest Investigator programs; and the Educational Outreach Program. NRA 96-OSS-09
Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/20/96, Proposals 08/20/96
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
19-12 Occupational Radiation and Energy-Related Health Research Grants (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, announces that applications are being accepted for research projects relating to occupational safety and health concerns associated with occupational exposures to radiation and other hazardous agents at nuclear facilities and in other energy-related industries. Studies in the nuclear power industry and deliberate exposure of human subjects in radiation experiments are outside the scope of this announcement. The focus of grants should emphasize field research in the following topical areas: retrospective exposure assessment, radiation measurement issues, non-cancer morbidity and mortality outcomes, meta-analysis and combined analysis methodologies, uncertainty analysis, and studies of current workers. Announcement 617 (FR 05/10/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/10/96, Proposals 07/10/96
19-13 School Meal Nutrition (USDA)
Proposals to conduct a review of the available literature related to potential methods of monitoring the nutrient quality of school meals are invited by the Food and Consumer Service. This project, which will require approximately .67 person-years of effort over a 9-month period, will also require a report discussing advantages and disadvantages of innovative options to collect data to monitor the progress that school food authorities are making towards providing school meals that meet dietary guidelines.
19-14 Human Health Studies; Applied Research and Development (HHS)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announces the availability of fiscal year 1996 funds for a grant program designed to answer public health questions arising from situations commonly encountered at hazardous waste sites. The objective of this program is to fill gaps in knowledge, including data needs and health conditions, by conducting applied research and development studies related to human exposure to hazardous substances prioritized by ATSDR. The ATSDR Priority Health Conditions are: birth defects and reproductive disorders, cancers (selected anatomic sites), immune function disorders, kidney dysfunction, liver dysfunction, lung and respiratory diseases and neurotoxic disorders. Announcement 608 (FR 05/08/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/08/96, Proposals 07/08/96
19-15 Pediatric Aids Grants and Awards (PAF)
The Pediatric AIDS Foundation requests proposals for studies in critical unresolved areas of pediatric AIDS. Areas of interest include: 1) transmission of virus from mother to infant; 2) opportunistic infection in pediatric AIDS; 3) disease progression in HIV/AIDS; 4) pathogenesis of HIV infection; 5) effect of HIV on growth and development; 6) mucosal immunity to HIV; 7) nutrition and HIV; 8) characterization of immune response to HIV; 9) central nervous system and HIV; 10) effect of HIV on organ development; and 11) animal models. One and two year research grants and short-term awards are available.
19-16 Gender in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity: Mechanisms (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health invite applications for basic studies that will increase knowledge of the mechanisms by which gender influences the development of autoimmune disease and the regulation of the immune response to individuals with these diseases. Research into the basic mechanisms by which sex hormones or non-hormonal gender differences affect the immune response and protect from or contribute to a break in self tolerance should allow for the development of improved therapeutic and preventive strategies for autoimmune disease. PA-96-053 (NIHG 05/10/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
19-17 Mental Health Education Grants (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health Education Grants provide a flexible mechanism for developing innovative educational programs to encourage individuals to pursue mental health research or to enhance research and career skills in critical areas of need. To meet its programmatic needs, the NIMH will accept grant applications in response to this announcement that propose one or more of the following educational objectives: providing experiences to motivate high school, college, graduate, postgraduate students, and scientists to pursue careers in mental health research; teaching research and other related skills that can aid in enhancing the participants' research and career success, and aid the advancement of mental health research; and developing and evaluating new curricula or approaches to advance either of the above goals. PAR-96-047 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 08/01/96, Applications 10/01/96
19-18 Minority Dissertation Research Grants in Human Communication (NIH)
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Office of Research on Minority Health announce the availability of small grants to support doctoral dissertation research in human communication for minority doctoral candidates. Grant support is designed to aid the research of new minority investigators and to encourage minority individuals from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. DC-96-004 (NIHG 05/17/96)