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Funding Bulletins - January 30, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 4)





    4-1 Peace Research and Education (USIP)

    The U.S. Institute of Peace is inviting proposals for research, education and training and information and dissemination on international peace and conflict resolution under a new deadline for unsolicited grants. (FR 01/14/97)

    Deadline: 03/01/97, 10/01/97

    4-2 Rural Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (NSF)

    The Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSI) Program addresses the barriers to adequate science, mathematics and technology education in economically disadvantaged regions of the nation. By stimulating systemic reform efforts among the communities, school districts, and classrooms of rural areas, RSI encourages the development of strategies that will result in sustainable, adaptable, and systemic improvements in science, mathematics, and technology education in schools and colleges. While the primary focus of the program is on providing leadership and support for educational reform in a rural region, RSI also hopes to encourage discussions geared toward economic growth for the region that bear on student access to, and achievement in, these subjects. (NSF 97-33)

    Deadline: 03/15/97

    4-3 University Small Research Grants & President's Faculty Development Awards (KSU)

    Application forms and instructions for the Spring, 1997, round of University Small Research Grants (USRG) and Faculty Development Awards (FDA) competitions are now available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and on the web (http://www.ksu.edu/research/funding.opportunity/). University Small Research Grants are designed to support research, scholarly activity and other creative efforts. Eligibility is restricted to faculty not eligible for AES or EES support. President's Faculty Development Awards provide travel support to international meetings, travel for foreign exchanges or travel to the offices of potential external sponsors. All tenure-track faculty at the university are eligible for this award.

    Deadline: 02/28/97

    4-4 U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Program (STATE)

    The State Department is announcing a new science and technology program to support international collaborative projects in science and technology between the United States and Egyptian partners. Grants are intended to enhance the international component of a program, not fund something from start to finish. The agency will consider proposals in any relevant area, but selected priorities are: biotechnology, including agriculture, animal/aquaculture productivity, plant disease resistance and DNA markers; health, including diagnostics, vaccines and natural products; the environment and environmental technology, including bioremediation of wastewater, soil and sediments, environmental monitoring and biosensors and management of hazardous waste; air quality management; and industry, manufacturing technologies and clean manufacturing technologies. (FR 01/14/97)

    Deadline: 03/01/97

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    4-5 Bilingual Education: Comprehensive School Grants (ED)

    This program provides grants to implement schoolwide bilingual education projects or special alternative projects for reforming, restructuring, and upgrading all relevant programs and operations, within an individual school, that serve all or virtually all limited English proficient children and youth in one or more schools with significant concentrations of these students. Before carrying out a project assisted under this program, a grantee shall plan, train personnel, develop curriculum and acquire or develop materials. Grantees also may use funds to implement family education programs, improve instructional programs; compensate personnel being trained to serve LEP students; provide tutorials and academic or career counseling for LEP students; and provide intensified instruction. Projects also should train teachers to be central to student learning, without overlooking other school staff input, and improve academic performances of LEP students. CFDA 84.290U (FR 01/17/97)

    Deadline: 03/21/97

    4-6 Bilingual Education - Program Enhancement (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for innovative, locally designed projects to expand or enhance existing bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students. Projects should provide inservice training to classroom teachers, administrators and other school or community-based organization personnel to improve the instruction and assessment of language-minority and LEP students. Grantees also may use funds to implement family education programs, improve instructional programs; compensate personnel being trained to serve LEP students; provide tutorials and academic or career counseling for LEP students; and provide intensified instruction. CFDA 84.289P (FR 01/17/97)

    Deadline: 03/14/97

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    4-7 Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) Coastal Studies in the Great Lakes (NSF)

    This Announcement of Opportunity is under the auspices of the Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) initiatives within NSF/OCE and the regional ecosystem studies initiative of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program. CoOP objectives are to plan and implement multi-investigator, multidisciplinary research in the coastal ocean, including large inland bodies of water (the Great Lakes), that exhibit processes similar to those in the ocean. A better understanding of the processes that affect cross-margin transport is central to CoOP interests. CoOP objectives are to facilitate planning and to implement multi-investigator, multidisciplinary research to improve the ability to predict Great Lakes, estuarine, and coastal ocean responses to human-initiated and natural events. (NSF 97-38)

    Deadline: 03/14/97

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    4-8 Recognition Grants (Kansas Health Foundation)

    The Recognition Grants program is designed to fund unsolicited requests and is specifically targeted toward grassroots groups doing innovative and meaningful work. The project must have a mission consistent with the Foundation's mission to improve the quality of health in Kansas. Projects are selected based on: innovation; ability to meet the greatest needs of a general population; financial sustainability; strength of the applicant organization and project leadership; and ability to reach out to populations and regions not otherwise served.

    Deadline: 03/15/97; 09/15/97

    4-9 Novel Technologies for Evaluation of Molecular Alterations in Tissue (NIH)

    The Technology Development Branch of the Cancer Diagnosis Program, Division of Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis and Centers (DCTDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Division of Human Communication of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDC) invite applications proposing the development of novel technologies to facilitate generation of a comprehensive molecular profile of human tissues. This initiative supports development of efficient, cost effective, sensitive technologies to permit the simultaneous, rapid evaluation of the spectrum of molecular alterations in tissue specimens and, ultimately, in single cells. These technologies can be designed to detect gnome-wide molecular alterations at the level of DNA, RNA or protein. CA-97-011 (NIHG 01/17/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 02/15/97 & 08/15/97; Applications 05/08/97 & 11/13/97

    4-10 Helicobacter pylori and Its Relationship to Digestive Diseases and Cancer (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Office of Research on Minority Health in Partnership with the American Digestive Health Foundation invite applications for basic and clinical research focusing on the role of Helicobacter pylori infection in peptic ulcer disease, nonulcer dyspepsia, and gastric cancer, particularly in minority populations. Studies on the epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in minority populations, genetic susceptibility to and the acquisition of Helicobacter infection, the role of Helicobacter in development and the regulation of the inflammatory response are encouraged. DK-97-003 (NIHG 01/17/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/21/97, Applications 04/22/97

    4-11 Exploratory Grants in Chronic Renal Failure in Children (NIH)

    The Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases invites Exploratory Research Project Grant Applications (R21s) to encourage and facilitate studies designed to develop and/or apply new promising experimental tools to the understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of events resulting in chronic renal failure and its complications, in children. It is the intent of this solicitation to invite applications to elucidate and enhance the current understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of CRF in children, focusing primarily on events occurring at the cellular and molecular levels; to identify, characterize, or develop experimental models, faithful to pediatric chronic renal disease, to help in the understanding of the fundamental events leading to renal disease progression and CRF; to identify interventions that could lead to improvements in the management and outcome of CRF in children. DK-97-007 (NIHG 01/17/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/18/97; Applications 04/18/97

    4-12 Small Grant Program for the NIAMS (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking small grant (RO3) applications to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into targeted, high priority areas of NIAMS research. This one-time solicitation will provide support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (RO1) or a First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) (R29) award application. AR-97-001 (NIHG 01/17/97)

    Deadline: 03/18/97

    4-13 Student Intern Award Program (Pediatric AIDS Foundation)

    The Pediatric AIDS Foundation has funds available for the seventh year of the Student Intern Award program. The Primary objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for high-school seniors, college, graduate and medical school students to engage in clinical and research programs related to pediatric HIV/AIDS, providing motivation for them to consider future careers in pediatric HIV/AIDS. Students must apply through a sponsor who has expertise in pediatric AIDS. Sponsors must be M.D.s, Ph.D.s or licensed clinical social workers. The program should be oriented toward basic medical, clinical (including epidemiological) or psychosocial research. The sponsor must indicate the relevance of this internship to pediatric AIDS.

    Deadline: 03/21/97

    4-14 Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (NSF)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) Coastal Ocean Program, the National Science Foundations (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance, and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announce an opportunity to conduct process-related field research, modeling, and laboratory studies on Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB). The program will support coordinated, well-integrated, interdisciplinary process-oriented field studies by research teams. Individual studies will also be supported to develop predictive models and address gaps in knowledge related to mechanisms that regulate harmful algal species. (NSF 97-49)

    4-15 Deadline: 03/14/97

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    4-16 Operation Drug Test (NIJ)

    The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals for evaluation research on the multisite implementation of Operation Drug Test, a cooperative testing and intervention program that uses drug test results of arrestees to apply graduated sanctions and treatment. The grantee will conduct process and implementation evaluation of the intervention program in about 25 urban, suburban and rural districts and evaluation of the impact of the program. Districts will follow one of two program models. (FR 01/22/97)

    Deadline: 02/20/97

    4-17 Drug Abuse Prevention (DOJ)

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Ounce of Prevention program is inviting applications to fund youth-led activities to combat substance abuse by youths. Projects must include specific, concrete services such as peer mentoring, counseling, parent involvement and leadership development. (FR 01/17/97)

    Deadline: 03/18/97

    4-18 Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use By Children and Youth in the U.S. (NIH)

    The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks proposals for innovative research which has clear implications for the immediate and significant reduction of tobacco use by children and youth in the United States. CA-97-010 (NIHG 01/17/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/15/97, Applications 05/08/97

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