Funding Bulletins - May 31, 1996
20-1 Hitchings-Elion Fellowships (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
Hitchings-Elion Fellowships provide three years of postdoctoral support in the biomedical and behavioral sciences for researchers seeking an experience in laboratories in the United Kingdom and the opportunity for scientific collaboration. Scientists in the United States may travel to the UK for two years and return to the US for the third year to continue postdoctoral work or use the funds as partial beginning faculty support. U.K. host institutions may include universities, medical or veterinary schools, scientific institutes, and government laboratories.
20-2 Fulbright Scholar Program (Fulbright)
Applications are available for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, or study abroad. The Fulbright serves two primary purposes: 1) it enables Americans to learn first hand about other countries and cultures, and enables the people of other countries to learn more about the United States and its citizens and 2) it promotes academic and professional development. The program offers grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals and independent scholars.
20-3 Collaborative Research in Sectoral Policy (NRC)
The Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National Research Council (NRC) is accepting proposals to support collaborative research between American specialists and their colleagues from the Newly Independent States (NIS) in the field of public policy requiring substantial input from the applied sciences. This program will provide funds for individual American specialists to travel to the NIS for periods of two weeks, one month or two months. Applications will be accepted in the fields of agriculture, energy, environmental studies, industrial policy, public health, research management, and science policy. Proposals will also be accepted in business management, economics, education, law, political science and sociology.
20-4 Coastal Studies in the Great Lakes (NSF)
Research activities in the Great Lakes are supported by a number of organizations including the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the Coastal Ocean Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This cooperative inter-agency initiative anticipates supporting integrated, multi-investigator, multidisciplinary programs of modeling and process studies with the overall goal of improving understanding, predictability, and management of Great Lakes resources. (NSF 96-78)
ARTS & HUMANITIES
20-5 Collaborative Research in the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for collaborative original research projects coordinated by two or more scholars whose projects cannot be completed through one-year fellowships. Activities may include editing of works or documents that are valuable to humanities scholars and general readers that have previously been inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions; translating English works that provide insight into the humanistic achievements of other cultures; basic research in the humanities, especially potentially groundbreaking research; and conducting research conferences designed to advance the state of research in a field or topic of major importance the humanities.
20-6 The MacDowell Colony (MacDowell)
The MacDowell Colony provides a place where creative artists can find freedom to concentrate on their work. Established writers, composers, visual artists, photographers, printmakers, architects and filmmakers are eligible, as well as interdisciplinary artists. Emerging artists of promising talent are also encouraged to apply. Artists in residence at MacDowell receive room, board and the exclusive use of a studio.
20-7 Foreign Language Assistance (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for innovative model programs to establish, improve or expand foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students. ED is looking for projects that show promise for being continued beyond the project period; demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated and duplicated in other local education agencies; and include a professional development component. (FR 05/24/96)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
20-8 Speech, Text, Image, and Multimedia Advanced Technology Effort (NSF)
The Information, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Division of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation; the Office of Research and SIGINT Technology of the National Security Agency (NSA); the Office of Research and Development (ORD) of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); and the Information Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plan to jointly support fundamental research devoted to understanding multimodal human communication and application of such understanding to computer technology. The aim of this joint initiative among NSF, NSA, ORD, and DARPA is to accelerate the progress in information technology by supporting new directions in research and development for understanding human communication in multiple modalities and languages. Such modalities include speech, text, image, video, gesture, facial expression, handwriting, and other means by which humans communicate. (NSF 96-85)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
20-9 Leukemia Research (Leukemia Society)
The Leukemia Society of America provides support for individuals pursuing careers in basic, clinical or translational research in leukemia and related diseases. Three levels of support are available: Scholar for highly qualified individuals who have obtained substantial support for their research from a national agency and have been engaged in original leukemia research no less than five years; Special Fellow for individuals who have completed at least two years of postdoctoral research; and Fellow for promising investigators about to embark upon their postdoctoral research training or who have less than two years experience at the time of application.
Deadline: Preapplications 09/16/96; Applications 10/01/96
20-10 Transplantation Tolerance (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, International invite applications for basic, preclinical and clinical studies to determine the mechanisms of immunologic tolerance that will enhance solid organ and tissue graft survival. This request for applications for Program Project Grants is intended to stimulate collaboration between clinicians and basic immunologists to identify and characterize the immune mechanisms responsible for enhancing graft survival by inducing tolerance to the donor organ or tissue. AI-96-003 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 08/10/96, Applications 10/08/96
20-11 Instrument Development for Biological Research (NSF)
The program for Instrument Development for Biological Research provides support for: development of new instruments that extend currently achievable sensitivity or resolution or provide new capabilities for detection, quantification, or observation of biological phenomena; determination of basic mechanisms of the interaction of cells and molecules with specific materials, with light, with other forms of radiation, or such other conditions that may be essential for the eventual development of a new device; novel or significantly improved instruments for study of biological systems at all levels of organization from the molecular and cellular to organisms, communities, and ecosystems; improved or novel software for the operation of instruments or the analysis of data or images; and workshops in emerging areas of instrumentation and instrument development relevant to biological research in areas supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. (NSF 96-90)
Deadline: Last Monday of August
20-12 Arthritis Research Grants (Arthritis Foundation)
The Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter is proud to announce that funds for qualified and selected grants are now available. Grants may be for partial or full support. Applications must be approved by the National Arthritis Foundation Peer Review Service and Chapter Research Committee. The Chapter Research Committee will then select and make the grant award.
20-13 Conservation and the Environment Program (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's current program is devoted to basic research on how ecosystems work. It emphasizes the support of leading institutions, innovative research, and the training of promising researchers. They concentrate on the United States with occasional support for institutions in Latin America. Their grants most often try to address several of these objectives simultaneously. Within the broad fields of ecosystems research and training they focus on botany and terrestrial ecosystems because of their key importance within larger systems and because other funding sources pay the least attention to them.
20-14 International Training and Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIH)
The objectives of the International Training and Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (ITREID) Program are to: train laboratory scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, social scientists, and public health workers in developing countries and the United States in emerging and re-emerging infectious disease research, control and prevention strategies and their implementation and evaluation; assist scientists from developing countries to contribute to global emerging infectious diseases research efforts and advance knowledge in support of national and international ERID policies; and encourage and facilitate international collaboration on ERID research. TW-96-001 (NIHG 04/19/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 09/15/96, Application 01/15/97
20-15 Justice Programs (DoJ)
The Office of Justice Programs issued a belated 1996 program plan, including advance notice of grant competitions to be announced later. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention plan includes an expanded field-initiated research activity, a kids and guns initiative, a project to provide training and technical assistance for gender-specific programming for female juvenile offenders and a juvenile mentoring program evaluation. The Office for Victims of Crime plan includes projects on victim services, victims of gang violence, school demonstrations to assist victims and witnesses and field-generated national impact projects. (FR 05/09/96)
20-16 Fellowship Grants in Anthropological Demography (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
The goal of the visiting fellowship grants program is to promote collaboration between demographers and anthropologists, and to encourage work which draws on the strengths and insights of both an anthropologist spending a sabbatical at a demographic center, for one or more of the following purposes: developing and teaching a course in anthropological demography; designing a proposal jointly with demographers for submission to, for example, NSF and NICHD; taking courses in demography; undertaking research which would be substantially enhanced by input from demographers; and a postdoctoral fellowship for an anthropologist at a demographic center. The research interests of the visiting fellow must be focused on developing countries, and preference will be given to proposals which have clear relevance to population policy as it relates to fertility and population growth, including the relationship between population growth and the environment.
20-17 Abe Fellowship Program (SSRC)
The Social Science Research Council offers postdoctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant affairs. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applicants must propose research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or a combination of the following themes: 1) Global issues; 2) Problems common to advanced industrial societies; or 3) Issues that relate to improving U.S.-Japan relations. At least one-third or more of the fellowship tenure must be spent in residence in Japan.
20-18 1996 APA Dissertation Research Awards (APA)
The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association announces the ninth annual competition for dissertation research funding. The Science Directorate will oversee a competition for $1000 grants to be awarded to doctoral students of psychology to assist with research costs. The grants will be awarded to students whose dissertation research is of the highest caliber and reflects excellence in scientific psychology.