Funding Bulletins - June 7, 1996
21-1 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU) (NSF)
Projects supported by the REU program provide opportunities annually for several thousand undergraduate students to participate in active mathematics, science and engineering research experiences. REU projects should involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specially designed for this purpose. Projects may also provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research opportunities in non- U.S. settings. Most REU Sites projects are expected to be within the scope of a single discipline and/or single academic department. Interdisciplinary proposals and proposals with an ethics in science component are also encouraged. REU Supplements are intended to provide research experiences for one or two undergraduate students. Site and Supplement projects may be carried out during the summer months, during the academic year, or both. REU Sites projects may be proposed for durations of one to five years; the term of REU Supplements may not exceed that of the underlying research project. (NSF 96-102)
Deadline: Sites: 09/15/96; Supplements: Varies With Discipline
21-2 Evaluation of Older Drivers (DOT)
Research to update the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's guidelines for screening and evaluating drivers (particularly older drivers) is sought by NHTSA. This project entails: selecting functional limitations that result from the aging process and from medical conditions that impair safe driving; selecting procedures that will help licensing agencies identify drivers who may have specific conditions; selecting tests that can assess the functional limitations that impair driving; selecting or developing the general components of model system for use by agencies to identify and assess drivers with functional impairments; and updating the NHTSA guidelines, and developing a plan to field-test the model in representative licensing settings.
21-3 Young Investigator Program (ONR)
The Office of Naval Research announces its program to identify and support university scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees on or after 1 December 1991 and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. Awards of $100,000 per year for three years (with the possibility of greater support for equipment or to support additional, collaborative research with a Navy laboratory) will be made. Proposals falling within the broad scope of the Navy's research interests will be considered. This program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents holding tenure-track faculty positions.
21-4 Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Woodrow Wilson Center)
The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 35 fellowships annually in an international competition for individuals with outstanding project proposals representing the entire range of scholarship, with a strong emphasis on the humanities and social sciences. The Center especially welcomes projects that transcend narrow specialties. In order to foster a true community of scholars, the Woodrow Wilson Center prefers its Fellows to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (September through May), although a few fellowships are available for shorter periods with a minimum of four months. Projects should involve fresh, critical research--both in terms of the overall field and of the author's previous published work. The Center welcomes projects that transcend narrow specialties and do not represent essentially technical methodological issues of interest only within a specific academic discipline. The main criterion is the general importance of the project--will in generate a significant book?
21-5 Science Education Partnership Award (NIH)
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program encourages active biomedical and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with educators, media experts, community leaders and other interested organizations on projects to improve the student (K-12) and the public understanding of the health sciences. This Program Announcement is intended to support either the development or the dissemination of highly meritorious and innovative models for enhancing K-12 student and/or general public health science education. The National Center for Research Resources encourages the submission of grant applications from eligible organizations to develop and evaluate model biomedical and/or behavioral science education partnership programs or develop effective strategies for the dissemination of successful existing innovative biomedical and/or behavioral science education partnership models. PAR-96-052 (NIHG 05/10/96)
21-6 Agricultural Disease and Injury (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety is inviting cooperative agreement applications to establish centers for agricultural disease and injury research, education and prevention. Centers may conduct research related to preventing disease and injury of agricultural workers and their families; implement model education, outreach and intervention strategies that promote health and safety; develop and evaluate control technologies or model programs to prevent illness and injuries; and evaluate prevention and education materials and programs conducted by the center. (FR 05/30/96)
ARTS & HUMANITIES
21-7 Grants in Visual Arts (Lannan Foundation)
The sponsor supports quality projects in the field of contemporary art at qualifying institutions in the U.S. Grant proposals of particular interest are those that feature the work of emerging or under-recognized living artists; give established contemporary artists exposure where their work is not represented; feature and interpret the applying institution's own collection of contemporary art; and feature work that is unlikely to be sponsored by other sources because it is too controversial or experimental.
21-8 Head Start Research (HHS)
The Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children and Families is inviting applications to conduct research on the Head Start program. Research should contribute to improving services for low-income young children and their families; test applications of theory-based research or state-of-the-art techniques that are previously untested on Head Start or Early Head Start populations; improve the quality of practices, with particular attention to children's cognitive or social-emotional development; and conduct longitudinal research on graduates' status after entry into school. (FR 06/03/96)
21-9 Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications to train personnel, especially minorities, to teach children and youths with disabilities. The absolute priority is to provide outreach services for minorities and underrepresented populations so that they may participate in efforts, including research and training, to improve education services for children and youths with disabilities. Projects should demonstrate experience and familiarity in research on children with disabilities in urban and high poverty schools with predominantly minority enrollments; and demonstrate experience in capacity development in special education research, as well as through understanding of the needs and strengths of minority entities and organizations. (FR 05/29/96)
21-10 Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Demonstration Projects (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for research, demonstration, training and other projects to develop methods, procedures and technology that maximize full inclusion and integration into society of individuals with disabilities. ED is especially interested in projects that address issues involving disabled women, including economic and employment status, prevalence of violence and abuse, access to appropriate healthcare and opportunities for disabled girls and young women. (FR 05/31/96)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCE
21-11 Reusable Rocket Technologies (NASA)
Proposals for innovative solutions to address technical and programmatic challenges under the broad area of advanced combined-cycle rocket-based propulsion technologies are invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA's intent is to develop advanced technologies for earth-to-orbit transportation systems that will result in significant reductions of cost. NRA-8-16
21-12 Innovative Power Engineering Education in a Changing Environment (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have created a special initiative in the area of power engineering education. The overall objective of this initiative is to bring together educators and the power industry to examine long term educational problems and needs, generate solutions, implement them into innovative curricula and develop educational tools such as simulators and visualization tools to make the learning process more effective and intellectually stimulating. Emphasis will also be placed on development of innovative educational tools and stimulating an environment for active rather than passive learning. (NSF 96-103)
21-13 Innovative Technologies Addressing Various Environmental Problems (NAVY)
The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) seeks innovative technologies that reduce environmental impacts from current and past Navy Operations. The environmental problems and areas of concern for this announcement are occurring at Navy installations world-wide. The following are the topics which encompasses a full range of Navy environmental problems to be solved: Topic No. BAA 96-003 for Technologies Process Changes and Management Practices for Pollution Prevention; Topic No. BAA 96-004 for Environmental Compliance Technologies and Methodologies; Topic No. BAA 96-005 for Technologies and Methodologies for Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources; Topic No. BAA 96-006 for Assessment and Remediation Technologies and Methodologies for Environmental Cleanup.
Deadline: 06/28/96, 11/29/96
21-14 Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants (DOC)
The Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is continuing its program for grants and cooperative agreements in the following fields of research: Ceramics, Metallurgy, Polymer Sciences, Neutron Scattering Research and Spectroscopy. Program objectives include: Ceramics Division, 852--the primary objective is to supplement division activities in the area of ceramic processing, tribology, composites, machining, interfacial chemistry, and microstructural analysis; and Polymers Division, 854--the primary objective is to support Division programs in polymer blends, composites, electrical applications and dental polymeric materials through participation in research on synthesis, processing and characterization of structure, and mechanical and electrical properties. (FR 04/17/96)
21-15 University Participation Program for Wind Energy Research (DOE)
The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Wind Energy Research Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is planning to issue a solicitation during the first part of June 1996 for letters of interest to perform research on topics pertinent to wind energy conversion. Two areas of wind energy research have been targeted for consideration in this year's solicitation; aerodynamics and turbine inflow structure. (CBD 05/10/96)
Deadline: Letter of Interest 07/15/96
21-16 Intervention Studies for Construction Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is inviting applications for intervention projects relating to safety and health in the construction industry. Projects should facilitate progress in preventing adverse effects among construction workers; design, implement and evaluate measures to reduce hazards; and develop and evaluate new technologies to control hazardous exposures that are feasible for small businesses. (FR 05/31/96)
Deadline: Preapplications 06/28/96; Applications 07/26/96
21-17 Health Care Financing Administration Dissertation Fellowship Grants For FY 1997 (HHS)
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) announces a grants program designed to stimulate the involvement of new health service researchers in the study of health care financing and delivery issues. This grant program provides financial support to graduate students while they complete their doctoral dissertations in various social science disciplines investigating health care financing and delivery issues. Grant support is designed to aid the career development of new health services researchers and to encourage individuals to study issues impacting the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Last Modified: 02:24pm , June 07, 1996