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Funding Bulletins - June 21, 1996





    23-1 Partners for Healthy Farming (NIOSH)

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is inviting cooperative agreement applications to conduct surveillance, and to pilot and evaluate interventions to reduce or prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in farm workers and their families. (FR 06/06/96)

    Deadline: 07/10/96

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    23-2 Economic Development Assistance (Commerce)

    The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is inviting applications to alleviate substantial, persistent unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and address economic dislocation. Applications should demonstrate the nature and level of distress the project will alleviate; promote exportation; commercialize and deploy technology, especially information and telecommunications; provide sustainable development that will have long-term benefits, including responses to economic dislocation caused by environmental policies and reuse of brownfields; develop entrepreneurship; and demonstrate innovative approaches to economic development. (FR 06/13/96)

    Deadline: None

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    23-3 Even Start Family Literacy in Women's Prisons (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to integrate early childhood, adult literacy, adult basic and parenting education for inmates in women's prisons and their children. Projects may take place in a federal prison or other prisons that house women and their pre-school aged children; serve female inmates and their children of up to age seven; improve the education opportunities of low-income families with mothers in prison through a unified family literacy program; build on existing community resources through cooperative projects to create a new range of services; and help children and women in prison to meet challenging state performance and content standards. (FR 06/12/96)

    Deadline: 08/07/96

    23-4 Literacy Leadership Fellowships (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting fellowship applications for individuals pursuing careers in adult education or literacy in the areas of instruction, management, research or innovation and new adult learners. Fellows will pursue research, education, training, technical assistance and other activities related to adult education or literacy, including the training of volunteer literacy providers at the national, state or local level. Projects should focus on developing leadership in adult learners and increasing their understanding of literacy; expanding the use of technology in literacy programs to keep the community up to date on literacy information; improving accountability for literacy programs by assessing project outcomes; and raising public awareness of literacy. (FR 06/11/96)

    Deadline 08/01/96

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    23-5 Engineering Foundation Grants (Engineering Foundation)

    The Engineering Foundation funds research in science and engineering and the advancement of engineering in general. Exploratory research grants provide seed funding for significant areas of engineering research. Grants for the advancement of engineering provide start-up funding for promising endeavors and incremental funding for significant opportunities in areas such as pre-collegiate technical programs, professional planning information and promoting the public image of the engineer.

    Deadline: 10/01/96

    23-6 Basic Research on Electronics (USAF)

    Basic research proposals on any of a variety of Air Force-related topics are invited by the Electronic Systems Center at the USAF's Phillips Laboratory. ``Basic research'' includes scientific study directed towards advancing the state of the art of engineering sciences. Research directed towards a specific system or hardware solution is not being sought under this initiative. Areas of USAF interest include: Ionospheric Impact on USAF Systems; Analysis of Geophysical Parameter Measurements; Spacecraft Interactions; Optical/IR Systems; Space Effects on USAF Systems; Weather Impact on USAF Missions; and Terrestrial Effects on USAF Systems.

    Deadline: Open

    23-7 Climate and Global Change (NOAA)

    The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications to improve the ability to observe, understand, predict and respond to changes in the global environment. The goal of the program is to provide reliable predictions of climate change and associated regional implications on time scales ranging from seasons to a century or more. Projects that use NOAA's facilities and capabilities are encouraged. (FR 06/17/96)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/19/96, Applications 09/20/96

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    23-8 Functional Imaging and Alcohol-Motivated Behavior (NIH)

    To capitalize on the advances in neuroimaging, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is seeking applications that apply functional imaging technology to identify the neuronal systems involved in the reinforcing properties of alcohol which lead to and maintain addictive alcohol-seeking behavior. Studies that use noninvasive functional imaging technology to measure alcohol's actions on mood, emotional states, self-administration, tolerance or cognition while simultaneously assessing metabolic, physiologic, and receptor function in the brain provide the means of detecting neuronal systems involved in the initiation of alcohol-seeking behavior in humans.

    PA-96-054 (NIHG 05/10/96)


    Deadline: 10/01, 02/01/97, 06/01/97

    23-9 Biotic Surveys & Inventories (NSF)

    The Division of Environmental Biology of the National Science Foundation has established the Biotic Surveys and Interventories Program (BS&I). BS&I invites proposals to document levels of diversity among living and fossil species throughout the world, to include viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes from all marine and terrestrial habitats. The program supports research to record and document the diversity of life on earth, both past and present, as a prologue to investigations of patterns and processes and the development of plans for conservation of that diversity. (NSF 94-66)

    Deadline: 11/15/96

    23-10 QTL Mapping of Alcohol-Related Behavioral Traits in Rodents (NIH)

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is seeking research grant applications to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) influencing rat and mouse behavioral traits that model human behavioral traits predisposing to alcoholism. Mapping of such QTL will permit subsequent testing of human homologues of these genes for linkage to alcoholism in human pedigrees. Such a test will help to establish which animal behavioral traits are most relevant to human alcoholism. Mapping of the QTL will also serve as a prologue to the isolation of the relevant genes and the identification of the products they encode. PA-96-057 (NIHG 06/07/96)

    Deadline: 10/01, 02/01/97, 06/01/97

    23-11 Role of Microbes in Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (NIH)

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases invite application for basic and preclinical studies to increase knowledge of the role of microbes in the development and regulation of chronic pathologic immune responses, including autoimmune diseases, and to identify the genetic factors that increase or decrease the susceptibility to pathogen-induced immune disease. Exploitation of animal models of microbe-induced autoimmune disease to molecularly dissect the etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune disease would be relevant. PA-96-051 (NIHG 05/10/96)

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

    23-12 Mechanism of Cell Death and Injury in Neurodegenerative Disorders (NIH)

    The principal objective of this program announcement is to stimulate research on the basic mechanisms of neuronal cell death and injury as they relate to neurodegenerative disorders. The results of these investigations are expected to help in elucidating the pathogenesis of these diseases. Further progress depends on a broad-based research effort uniting basic and clinical studies over a broad range of approaches. Studies of the interaction between environmental, metabolic, anatomical, and genetic factors are important research directions. Using newly developed technologies, scientists from diverse fields and disciplines are in a position to make significant progress in understanding the critical issues raised by the neurodegenerative disorders and the mechanisms of the selective vulnerability of cells of the central nervous system. PA-96-058 (NIHG 06/14/96)

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

    23-13 Small Molecule Transporter Proteins in Blood, Renal and Prostate (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, through its Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, supports fundamental and applied research aimed at understanding the fundamental processes underlying the normal and pathologic function of blood cells and the blood forming system. Also supported is fundamental and applied research directed at normal renal structure, function and regulation. This includes studies utilizing whole kidney and/or the selected segments of the kidney or individual cells or any of their subcellular components as models. Urologic research is supported, including cellular and molecular approaches to the study of tissue-specific and cell-specific regulation of prostate growth. PA-96-055 (NIHG 06/07/96)

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

    23-14 Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program (Francis Families Foundation)

    Parker B. Francis Fellowships grants are awarded to institutions for stipends for post-doctoral candidates who will devote the major part of their professional effort in research related to pulmonary disease. Clinical and basic science departments are equally suitable but it is expected that the proposed research will be of a fundamental nature. Grants are made for three years of support. The director of any training program or pulmonary division or research laboratory may sponsor a candidate for fellowship. Each department may submit only one application annually.

    Deadline: 10/11/96

    23-15 Molecular and Cellular Pathology of the Human Auditory and Vestibular Systems (NIH)

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites grant applications to support cellular biologic, molecular biologic, and molecular genetic studies of newly acquired and archival human temporal bones and associated brain tissues of individuals who had well-documented evidence of disorders of hearing and\or balance before death. It is believed that studies of this kind can lead to a better understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of disorders of the human auditory and vestibular systems. DC-96-005 (NIHG 06/14/96)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 09/17/96, Application 10/17/96

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    23-16 National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (HHS)

    The Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children, Youth and Families is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications for research, demonstration, training and technical assistance on child abuse and neglect. Fellowships provide support to students, residents and fellows who demonstrate interest in and commitment to conducting research on issues of child maltreatment; and faculty to conduct research on child abuse prevention, identification and treatment. Demonstration projects should be innovative or replicate a previously used model and may identify and address issues concerning families at risk of neglect, chronically neglectful families and neglected children who may need special services. (FR 06/17/96)

    Deadline: 08/16/96

    23-17 Secondary Analysis of HIV Behavioral Intervention Research (CDC)

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting grant applications to conduct follow-up or secondary analysis of data from HIV behavioral intervention studies. The initiative provides funds for two types of activities: follow-up or secondary analysis of outcome, process or economic data; and secondary analysis of existing behavioral intervention data with methodological implications for how to conduct, analyze or interpret research findings from behavioral intervention studies. (FR 06/10/96)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/15/96, Applications 08/15/96

    23-18 Child Development Grants (Foundation for Child Development)

    The foundation focuses its support on alleviating childhood poverty. As part of that mission, the foundation emphasizes children's healthy development and services for parents. All grants have the goal of improving long-term prospects of poor families. The foundation takes a research and policy approach, funding efforts to apply research to improving programs and policies that affect children. Grants are made to help parents access education, employment and job training services and to help families access supports such as quality early childhood education, childcare, parenting education and preventive healthcare. The foundation also makes grants to create neighborhood-based integrated services for children and families.

    Deadline: Open

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    Last Modified: 11:14am , April 11, 1996