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Funding Bulletins - February 7, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 5)





    5-1 NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant (NIH)

    The National Center for Research Resources announces the availability of a Program Announcement to continue the competitive NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program. The objective of the program is to make available to institutions with a high concentration of NIH-supported biomedical investigators expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and for which meritorious research projects are described. A major user group of three or more investigators who are principal investigators on NIH peer reviewed research grants at the time of the application and award must be identified. The instrument must cost at least $100,000 but less than $400,000. PAR-97-020 (NIHG 12/20/96)

    Deadline: 03/26/97

    5-2 Combined Behavioral/Pharmacologic Treatment of Alcoholism (NIH)

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites application from institutions wishing to participate in a multi-center, cooperative clinical trial to assess the efficacy of combined behavioral and pharmacologic interventions in the treatment of alcohol dependence. The goal of the research is to determine if improvement to treatment outcomes can be achieved by therapeutic strategies that integrate various combinations of pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions. One of the behavioral therapies should be a less intensive treatment which could be implemented in a managed care setting. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for both Clinical Research Units (CRUs) and a Coordinating Center (CC). AA-97-004 (NIHG 01/10/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/21/97, Applications 04/24/97

    5-3 Telecommunications Funds (DOC)

    The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) is inviting applications for information infrastructure grants to increase access to education, cultural and social services. Funded projects must meet funding priorities that include delivering useful, practical services in real-world settings. The five priority areas are: community-wide networking; education, culture and lifelong learning; health; public and community services; and public safety. This year, TIIAP review will not distinguish among access, demonstration and planning projects but emphasize projects that deploy, use and evaluate the use of information infrastructure applications over planning. (FR 01/27/97)

    Deadline: 03/27/97

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    5-4 Fund for Rural America Program (USDA)

    The Fund allows the integration of research, education, and extension activities for joint funding. Successful application and adoption of research findings requires explicit coordination with education and extension activities. The fund will encourage collaboration among educators, research scientists, and extension personnel to jointly identify and solve problems relevant to rural communities. The Fund will be available for applied, developmental, and adaptive research; technology transfer; extension and related outreach activities; and education. (FR 01/29/97)

    Deadline: Planning Grants 03/24/97, Standard Project Grants 04/28/97

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    5-5 Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for model demonstration projects to develop, operate and disseminate model programs of postsecondary, vocational, technical, continuing and adult education for individuals with disabilities, analyzing barriers to student potential for successful postsecondary experiences; to assist higher education institutions in understanding the range of disabilities students may experience; and to provide training for faculty and staff. CFDA 84.078C (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

    5-6 Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for model demonstration projects and outreach projects to address the needs of children with disabilities and their families and assist state and local agencies to expand and improve their programs and services for those children and their families. Model demonstration projects should develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate new or improved approaches for solving problems or addressing issues in the most natural environment possible. Outreach projects should involve families and conduct activities in multiple states to spread the use of proven models or components of models to improve services. Also, for outreach projects, ED is interested in projects that serve one or more empowerment zone or enterprise community. (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

    5-7 National Assessment of Educational Progress Secondary Analysis (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for projects to apply new ideas or state-of-the-art techniques to analyzing and reporting information in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and NAEP high school transcript studies. ED is interested in projects that address the instructional factors, family background factors and school and teacher characteristics that education research suggests correlates with academic performance. Projects also may develop improved statistical software. (FR 01/23/97)

    Deadline: 03/24/97

    5-8 Education Media Research, Production, Distribution and Training (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for projects that promote the welfare of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals with hearing impairments and the education of individuals with disabilities by addressing closed-captioned sports programs, video description or education video selection and captioning and conduction research on education captioning. (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

    5-9 Secondary Education and Transition for Youths with Disabilities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for outreach and model demonstration projects to improve the transition from secondary school to postsecondary environments, such as employment, and ensure that special education and transitional service groups place youths with disabilities in competitive or supported employment. Outreach projects should assist in implementing proven models or components of models to improve secondary education and transitional services in continuing education, self-determination and independent living. Model demonstration projects should use school-based learning activities tied to occupation skills and challenging academic standards to prepare all students for high-skill, high-wage, jobs or further education training. CFDA 84.158Q, 84.158V (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

    5-10 Research In Education on Individuals With Disabilities: Initial Career (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications to advance and improve the knowledge base and practice of professionals, parents and others providing early intervention, special education and related services to provide education to children with disabilities by supporting individuals in the initial phases of their careers to develop promising lines of research. (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

    5-11 Personnel for Education of Individuals with Disabilities (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for projects to increase the quantity and improve the quality of personnel available to serve infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. ED is interested in projects that prepare teachers with behavior management techniques for addressing student conduct that impedes learning; prepare teachers to serve disabled children in regular classrooms; show teachers innovative methods to improve reading performance of disabled students; and provide inservice training for teachers to improve student achievement. CFDA 84.029K (FR 01/21/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

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    5-12 Operational Methods in Semiconductor Manufacturing (NSF)

    The Divisions of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation and Electrical and Communications Systems of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Factory Sciences Program of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) plan jointly to support research activities directed at the development of innovative new operational methods that will enable factory performance to keep pace with ongoing improvements in equipment and processes. The major theme of this initiative is the development of modeling, analysis, and optimization techniques based on fundamental principles leading to factory-level models that allow for effective control of semiconductor manufacturing operations. While individual process and equipment performance are important elements of this initiative, the focus of the initiative is on fundamental research at the system (or factory) level. The initiative is intended to provide support for small, multidisciplinary groups of three to four researchers, who are interested in solving operational problems in semiconductor manufacturing. The participation of researchers new to this activity is encouraged. An ideal team will draw upon expertise in semiconductor manufacturing processes and technology as well as in operational methods for production systems. (NSF 97-44)

    Deadline: Abstracts 03/18/97, Proposals 04/01/97

    5-13 CISE Educational Innovation Program (NSF)

    The Educational Infrastructure Program will support the design, development, testing and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing the effectiveness of the undergraduate learning experience in CISE disciplines by integrating research results into undergraduate courses and curricula. The research, whether on-going or completed, may be drawn from any research project, not just those funded by the National Science Foundation. Since only one proposal per institution will be accepted in any one year, please coordinate through the Computer Science department head. (NSF 97-41)

    Deadline: 03/17/97

    5-14 Weather Research Program (NSF)

    The Division of Atmospheric Sciences of the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) intend to provide support for a program of targeted research under the U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP). For Fiscal Year 1997, NSF, NOAA and NASA will jointly solicit and evaluate proposals. Research proposals are solicited that address one or more of the following: Studies Related to the Importance and Mix of Observations (as these affect 0-4 day forecast accuracy over North America); Studies Related to Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting; and Studies Related to Hurricane Forecasts Near Landfall.

    Deadline: Preproposals 02/19/97, Proposals 04/18/97

    5-15 Defense Special Weapons Grants (DOD)

    The Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA) is soliciting proposals for its 1997 Broad Agency Announcement. Proposed research must investigate innovative approaches and techniques that lead to advances in the state of the art. Areas of interest include: Warfighter Support - Information Warfare Superiority and Counterforce; Nuclear Operations - Weapon System Safety Assessments; Physical Security Environments; Physical Security Equipment; Simulation Testing - Transportable X-ray Pulser; System Testing - Materials and Optics; Pulsed Power Technology - Development of Compact Pulsed Power Technology; Survivability Assessment - System Operability; Radiation Hardened Microelectronics; EMP/HPM Hardening/Survivability; System Testing - Combined Effects Testing; System Testing - Strategic Asset Qualification; and Information Systems - Innovative Information Technologies. BAA DSWA001-BAA01-9.

    Deadline: Preproposals 03/31/97; Formal Proposals 05/31/97

    5-16 Topographic Sciences (Army)

    Abstracts and full proposals for research in the topographic sciences are invited by the U.S. Army's Topographic Engineering Center (TEC). Topics of interest include: Climate and Terrain Integration Enhancements to improve the capability to spread terrain and climate information over a map background; Exploitation Capabilities Enhancements to perform analysis and exploitation and multi and hyperspectral data sets taken from remote platforms; and Battlefield Visualization Research to develop and demonstrate capabilities to improve the end-to-end battlefield visualization process.

    Deadline: 03/31/97

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    5-17 AIDS/Drugs/Housing (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund knowledge development and application projects focusing on HIV/AIDS high-risk behavior prevention; model treatments for young marijuana users; and best approaches to housing homeless persons with serious mental illness. Studies aim to develop and disseminate knowledge at the services delivery level and answer key policy questions. (FR 01/24/97)

    Deadline: 03/28/97

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