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Funding Bulletins - September 27, 1996





    34-1 Small Business Innovation Research (NOAA)

    The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting grant and contract applications to conduct research in ocean sciences for the federal-wide small business innovation research program. Projects may fall under three phases: determining technical feasibility, research and development or prototype building and pursuit of commercial applications. Topics may include meteorology, oceanography and manufacturing technology, such as underwater visual imaging systems, water reuses and effluent treatment systems, marine species culture development and improvement, molecular and immunological probes, mapping sonar for small underwater vehicles, samples and remediation of contaminated sediments and recreational boat charting. (FR 09/10/96)

    Deadline: 01/15/97

    34-2 Small Business Innovation Research Program (NIH)

    Innovative technologies and methodologies fuel progress in biomedical and behavioral research and represent an increasingly important area of the economy. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides support for research and development (R&D) of new or improved technologies and methodologies that have the potential to succeed as commercial products. In accord with the intent of the SBIR program to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal R&D, scientists at research institutions can play an important role in an SBIR project by serving as consultants and/or subcontractual costs to the small business concern. Normally, up to one-third of the Phase I budget may be spent on consultant and /or subcontractual costs, and up to one-half of the Phase II budget may be spent on such costs.

    Deadline: 11/05/96

    34-3 Small Business Technology Transfer (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting applications for research in topics of interest for its Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR). Small businesses must collaborate with a nonprofit research institution, such as a university or laboratory. Phase I projects should develop the feasibility of research; Phase II projects will conduct research on Phase I projects that have the greatest potential to meet STTR objectives. Topics are mixed waste, improved heating and cooling thermal distribution systems for residential buildings, technology in support of nuclear physics research, materials and control technology for fossil energy applications and novel materials for energy applications. (CBD 09/16/96)

    Deadline: 12/16/96

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    34-4 Human Resource Development for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education and Research (NSF)

    The Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) has primary responsibility for broadening participation of all individuals in science and engineering. HRD programs focus on the continuum of precollege, undergraduate, and graduate opportunities for individuals. These programs maximize the potential for making a significant, positive impact on the equitable inclusion of all U.S. students over the next decade. Precollege Focus: Comprehensive Partnerships for Mathematics and Science Achievement (CPMSA) Program supports activities that enhance the achievement of participating precollege students in order to increase their enrollment and success in science and mathematics. The program supports educational systemic reform in cities that are not eligible to participate in the Urban Systemic Initiatives (USI) program and have not received a Local Systemic Change (LSC) program award. Undergraduate Focus: Alliances for Minority Participation (AMP) Program supports the establishment of multidisciplinary approaches at the undergraduate level to increase the quality and quantity of students in science and engineering fields, including minority students and others that are currently underserved in science and engineering fields as documented by results of national achievement and participation indicators. (NSF 96-144)

    Deadline: 10/15/96

    34-5 Waterman Award (NSF)

    Nominations for the 22nd Alan T. Waterman Award should be submitted to the National Science Foundation by December 31. This award is given annually to an outstanding young scientist in the forefront of science or engineering. In addition to a medal and other recognition, the recipient will receive a three-year grant of up to $500,000 for scientific research or advanced study in the biological, mathematical, medical, engineering, physical, social, behavioral or other sciences at an institution of the recipient's choice. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, normally not older than 35, and not more than five years beyond receipt of their doctorate. (NSF 94-116)

    Deadline: 12/31/96

    34-6 International Grants for U.S. and Former Soviet Union Scientists (NIH)

    Through a program made possible by an award from the NIH, the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) has announced a new competition for grants to support research projects between U.S. scientists and their counterparts in the FSU. Current NIH grantees and intramural scientists are invited to apply jointly with their counterparts in the FSU. Two-year cooperative grants of up to $80,000 will be awarded. (NIHG 08/02/96)

    Deadline: 02/15/97

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    34-7 National Research Initiative (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department soon will invite grant applications under its National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, which funds research in major areas of agricultural science, including nutrition, food quality and health. This year, USDA will institute new fixed deadlines for various program categories: Nov. 15 for plant responses to the environment, forest/range/crop/aquatic ecosystems, soils and soil biology, improving human nutrition for optimal health, and weed science; Dec. 15 for water resources assessment and protection, plant genome, plant genetic mechanisms, plant growth and development, photosynthesis and respiration, markets and trade, rural development, food characterization/process/product research; Jan. 15 for ensuring food safety, enhancing animal reproductive efficiency, sustaining animal health and well-being, plant pathology, entomology, nematology, biological control research, assessing pest control strategies, improved utilization of wood and wood fiber; and Feb. 15 for improving animal growth and development, identifying animal genetic mechanisms and gene mapping, nitrogen fixation/nitrogen metabolism, research career enhancement awards, equipment grants seed grants, and agricultural systems.

    Deadline: See above

    34-8 Morris Animal Foundation Grants (MORRIS)

    The Morris Animal Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for canine, feline, equine, wildlife and lama research funding. In addition, Morris will consider applications for pilot studies for companion animals and wildlife. The Foundation also encourages studies to test potential useful protocols to reduce pain perception of animals.

    Deadline: Preproposals 11/01/96

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    34-9 Student-Initiated Research in Education of Individuals with Disabilities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for student-initiated research projects to advance the knowledge and practice of professionals, parents and others providing early intervention, special education and related services for individuals with disabilities. Projects should be short-term, postsecondary student-initiated research projects focusing on special education and related services for children and youths with disabilities and early intervention for infants and toddlers; develop research skills in postsecondary students; and include a principal investigator who serves as a mentor to the student researcher. (FR 08/29/96)

    Deadline: 02/02/96

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    34-10 Junior Faculty Development in Plasma Physics (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting applications to develop individual research programs of talented scientists and engineers early in their careers in plasma physics research. (FR 09/23/96)

    Deadline: 01/14/97

    34-11 Earth System History (NSF)

    Earth System History (ESH) is a research initiative of the U.S. Global Change Research program (USGCRP). It includes coordinated paleoscience programs supported by all Divisions of the Directorate for Geosciences (NSF). The goal of ESH research is to understand the natural variability of the Earth system through records preserved in geo-biologic archives and to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of environmental change with annual to millennial resolution, including the forcing mechanisms, interactions and feedbacks among its components. (NSF 96-142)

    Deadline: 01/15/97

    34-12 Centennial Fellowships (AMS)

    The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Recently, the AMS Council approved changes in the rules for the fellowships. The changes adopted last year redirected the fellowship program toward recent Ph.D.s. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country in North America, must have held their doctoral degrees for at least two years at the time of the award, must not have permanent tenure, and must have held less than two years of research support at the time of the award. (Each year of a full-time teaching appointment with teaching load less than four [respectively, five] courses per year on the semester [respectively, quarter] system will count in this respect as one-half year of research support.) Recipients are expected to spend some of the fellowship period at another institution which has a stimulating research environment suited to the candidates' research development.

    Deadline: 12/01/96

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    34-13 Gene Transfer Principles for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites Program Project grant applications for support of research efforts to advance gene transfer technology and its potential application to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases. The overall objective of this program is to foster research that will provide the basic science foundation necessary for gene transfer technology and its application to somatic gene transfer by: (1) promoting the alliance of a critical mass of talented and dedicated investigators with expertise in the diverse areas essential for successful implementation of this research program; (2) providing the infrastructure needed to establish the collaboration of experts in a wide-ranging number of scientific areas; and (3) funding innovative pilot and feasibility studies to attract new and established investigators into the field of gene transfer for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases. HL-96-019 (NIHG 09/20/96)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 01/10/97; Application 02/13/96

    34-14 Etiology of Cardiovascular Complications in HIV Infection (NIH)

    This solicitation intended to foster fundamental research into the mechanisms responsible for the cardiovascular dysfunction and disease that have been seen in HIV+ patients. Investigations may be conducted on cells, tissues or whole animals, including those that have been genetically altered. The purpose is to develop understanding of the role of virus, viral proteins, immune cells, cytokine production, growth factor expression and co-infection with other pathogens in the altered function and disease manifestations of the cardiovascular system. RFA HL-96-017 (NIHG 08/09/96)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 02/01/97; Application 04/24/97

    34-15 Exploratory/Developmental Grants for High Risk/High Impact Research (NIH)

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites grant applications from basic and clinical investigators who are interested in pursuing high risk/high impact (HR/HI) research focused on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language related to the specific mission of the NIDCD. This HR/HI research involves pilot/feasibility studies in which the technological, methodological, or theoretical approach to the problem lacks a traditional historical basis or pilot data, but which could have a major impact on a scientific area or field. PAR-96-073 (NIHG 09/20/96)

    Deadline: 11/20/96

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    34-16 Drug Abuse Prevention (NIDA)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse is inviting applications for grants to study the effectiveness of school-based drug abuse prevention strategies. NIDA is seeking innovative, theory and school-based programs and curricula; and evaluations of existing school-based programs and curricula that have been in operation for several years. Projects must include process and outcome evaluations.

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

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