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Funding Bulletins - June 28, 1996





    24-1 National System to Prevent HIV Among Students (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to establish a national system of integrated activities for preventing HIV infection and other serious health problems among students, especially postsecondary students and those in high-risk situations. Areas include educating policymakers and decisionmakers; supporting institution-wide health promotion programs; and supporting preservice education. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/09/96

    24-2 Economic Development: Assistance, Research and Evaluation (DoC)

    The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is inviting applications for technical assistance, research and evaluation to understand and address economic distress and under- and unemployment. Technical assistance projects can canvas, compare and evaluate state planning efforts to use technology in assisting distressed communities; and develop criteria that can be used to evaluate the impact of incubator investments on communities, including developing and testing outcome measures incubator firms currently lack. Research and evaluation projects may conduct performance measure testing by gathering and analyzing data to test newly-developed program core performance measures; develop a performance measurement bibliography; measure the impact of public infrastructure investment; determine the role EDA, the Defense Department's Office of Economic Adjustment or other federal agencies might play in promoting cluster development as an economic tool, particularly as it relates to defense conversion; and examine the potential for new and innovative technologies for leveraging significant capital needed as a result of defense conversion. (FR 06/20/96)

    Deadline: Initial Proposals,07/19/96; Applications 08/15/96

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    24-3 Pork Producers Special Research (National Pork Producers Council)

    The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is soliciting research proposals for specific topics of interest. These topics are: Food Safety, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, Worker Health and Safety, and Environmental Building Database. NPPC endorses the FAIR 95 research priorities and has condensed them to three areas: efficient production of pork, consumer acceptance of pork, and societal issues. Research proposals must have clear objectives, methods, and importance to the industry sections. New this year, is a requirement for a one paragraph explanation of how the research proposed, if successful, could help the pork industry.

    Deadline: 07/19/96

    24-4 Agricultural Telecommunications (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting grant applications to develop and use an agricultural communications network to aid and strengthen agricultural extension, resident education and research, and domestic and international marketing of U.S. commodities and products. Applicants must demonstrate that they participate in a network that distributes programs that make optimal use of available resources for agricultural extension, resident education and research by sharing resources between participating institutions; improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in international markets by dissemination information to producers, processors and researchers; train students for careers in agriculture and food industries; facilitate interaction among leading agricultural scientists; enhance the ability of U.S. agriculture to respond to environmental and food safety concerns; and identify new uses for farm commodities and increase the demand for U.S. products here and overseas.

    Deadline: 08/23/96

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    24-5 Humanities Summer Stipends (NEH)

    NEH Summer Stipends provide support for faculty and staff members in universities; for staff members in libraries, museums, and historical societies; for independent scholars; and for other persons working in the humanities. The stipend enables recipients to devote two consecutive months of full-time independent study and research to their projects. The project may be one that can be completed during the stipend period, or it may be part of a long-range endeavor. Each university may nominate two members of the faculty for this competition. At least one nominee must be junior faculty. The Dean of Arts and Sciences will coordinate KSU's nominations.

    Deadline: 10/01/96

    24-6 Artists in Residency in Correctional Institutions (NEA)

    The National Endowment for the Arts is seeking cooperative agreement proposals to set up, monitor and evaluate one-year arts residencies in three federal correctional institutions. (FR 06/18/96)

    Deadline: 08/08/96

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    24-7 Improving Engineering and Science Education at Technikons (USAID)

    The United States Agency for International Development Mission to South Africa (USAID\SA) expects to award a cooperative agreement and is seeking proposals to provide a consortium of south African Technikons with access to expertise from U.S. Colleges and Universities for developing materials for selected engineering courses for educationally disadvantaged students, which will be more student oriented and student friendly, easier to understand, and practical. The recipient shall provide expertise in undergraduate curriculum revision process for disadvantaged students, preparation of materials for students and instructors with limited teaching experience, and making introductory engineering courses more relevant. RFA No. 674-96-A-004

    Deadline: To be announced

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    24-8 Planetary Instrument Definition & Development Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research Announcement solicits basic research proposals for the Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program (PIDDP). The P PIDDP supports the advancement of spacecraft-based instrument technology which shows promise for use in scientific investigations on future planetary missions. The goal of the program is to define and develop scientific instruments or components of such instruments to the point where the instruments can be proposed in response to future announcements of flight opportunity, and also goals of the Exobiology Research Program. NRA 96-OSS-11

    Deadline: Applications 09/13/96

    24-9 Instrumentation Grants for Research in Computer and Information Science (NSF)

    The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate of the National Science Foundation plans a limited number of grants for the purchase of research equipment, instrumentation, or software for research in areas of science or engineering supported in the CISE Directorate. The equipment should be necessary for the pursuit of specific research projects in CISE disciplines. Local computing equipment (including workstations, specialized processors, parallel processors, and local area networks) may be supported under this program. Particular emphasis is given to those unique or new research capabilities that will ensue from the acquisition of the equipment. The equipment should be required for at least 2 research projects and no more than 5 research projects. (NSF 96-113)

    Deadline: 08/07/96

    24-10 Innovative Concepts (DOE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy is offering $22,000 concept development awards for technologies related to the aluminum processing industry. Recipients will have an opportunity to showcase their concept, network with investors, receive professional commercialization training, and be provided promotional literature for their technology.

    Deadline: n/a

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    24-11 Applied Research in Emerging Infections (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund cooperative agreement and/or research project grant applications to support applied research on emerging infections, specifically genetic analysis of antimicrobial resistance determinants. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/05/96

    Microgravity Biotechnology: Research & Flight Experiment Opportunities (NASA)

    Proposals are being solicited to conduct scientific investigations in the discipline of microgravity biotechnology. These investigations may involve flight experiments or ground-based experimental and theoretical research intended to support the study of biotechnology using the low-gravity environment of space. Flight experiments may be proposed that develop new instruments or use existing instruments described in the solicitation. NRA-96-OLMSA-03

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/19/96; Applications 08/27/96

    24-12 Resident Postdoctoral Research Associates in Microbiology (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop and conduct a resident postdoctoral research associates program in microbiology. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/05/96

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    24-14 Reducing Stress of Law Enforcement Officers and Families (NIJ)

    The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals to develop job stress reduction programs for law enforcement officers and their families. (FR 06/24/96)

    Deadline: 08/06/96

    24-15 Community-Level Prevention of HIV Infection in Youths at Risk (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to prevent HIV infection among youths at risk at the community level. This first phase of a two-phase project will focus on formative research to characterize populations, identify constraints on and opportunities for behavior change and identify components of a targeted intervention, and determine its feasibility. Phase two projects should be described in the application and use the combined formative research completed in phase one. (FR 06/20/96)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/19/96; Applications 08/21/96

    24-16 Violence Prevention/Longitudinal Evaluations (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting applications to conduct follow-up evaluations of previously implemented and evaluated violence prevention programs that target youths under age 19. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/15/96

    24-17 Outcome Evaluations of HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking cooperative agreement applications to conduct outcome evaluations of existing innovative interventions designed to reduce the transmission of HIV. Outcome evaluations should assess prevention should assess prevention interventions that are innovative, have new components or involve the innovative application of commonly employed interventions, such as HIV counseling and testing, and have potentially broad relevance to the field of HIV prevention in high-risk populations. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/05/96

    24-18 Research to Prevent Sexual Transmission of HIV by HIV-Seropositive Men (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking cooperative agreement applications for behavioral intervention research to identify strategies to prevent sexual transmission of HIV by men who have tested positive for the virus. Funding will support data collection to develop and evaluate pilot behavioral intervention programs for HIV-seropositive men. Applicants should design interventions to motivate and support HIV-seropositive men in maintaining sexual practices that reduce the risk of and prevent HIV transmission to seronegative partners. Grantees will conduct the research according to a common protocol to be developed collaboratively with other cooperative agreement recipients and CDC. (FR 06/18/96)

    Deadline: 08/19/96

    24-19 Violence Prevention (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop, implement and evaluate multifaceted violence prevention programs aimed at reducing interpersonal violence among youths. CDC will fund projects in two priority areas: creating environments, especially in non-school settings, for prosocial development of children under 10 from communities with high rates of violence; and creating opportunity, especially economic opportunity, for youths at risk. (FR 06/19/96)

    Deadline: 08/15/96

    24-20 Coordinated Community Responses to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability if funds for cooperative agreements establishing community demonstration projects to: establish and enhance community coalitions and coordinated community responses for addressing intimate partner violence; establish and enhance community programs directed at the primary prevention of intimate partner violence; enhance services directed at victims of intimate partner abuse and their families; and evaluate the process and impact of the coordinated community response on reducing intimate partner violence. Announcement 621 (FR 06/03/96)

    Deadline: 08/02/96

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    Last Modified: 04:12pm , June 28, 1996

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