Funding Bulletins - February 14, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 6)
6-1 Crossing Borders: Revitalizing Area Studies (Ford)
The Ford Foundation has invited selected institutions to respond to an initiative to promote new thinking and new practices in area studies teaching and scholarship at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and to provide a culturally sensitive context for current efforts to internationalize research and the curriculum. Successful proposals will address both the intellectual and institutional challenges involved in rethinking area studies through a variety of border-crossings and partnerships. Proposals may not be for the creation of entirely new area studies programs. Only one proposal from each institution may be submitted. Bill Richter, International Programs, is coordinating KSU's submission. There will be a meeting at 2:00, February 21, in the International Programs office for any faculty interested in participating in this initiative.
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 03/15/97
6-2 Advanced Human Support Technologies (NASA)
This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals to participate in research opportunities in the Advanced Human Support Technologies (AHST) Program of the Space Life Sciences Division. This announcement solicits research proposals that support the opening of the space frontier by exploring, using, and enabling the development of space and by expanding human experience in space. The specific research and technology development elements of the AHST Program that are include in this Announcement are Space Human Factors Engineering, Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Environmental Monitoring and Control. Proposals submitted in response to this announcement may be for ground-based research investigations or for limited types of space flight experiments designed for the Shuttle middeck or for the earliest phase of utilization of the International Space Station. (NRA 96-HEDS-05)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 02/28/97, Proposals 04/01/97
6-3 Prostate Cancer Research (ACS)
The American Cancer Society is now offering Targeted Research Project Grants through its Extramural Grants Program. The initial target is Prostate Cancer. The American Cancer Society is releasing three RFAs for Prostate Cancer: Behavioral, Psychosocial, and Quality of Life; Health Policy and Outcomes; and Novel Ideas in Prostate Cancer Cell Biology. Independent investigators, at any stage of their careers, may request funds through the Targeted Research Project Grant program.
6-4 Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products (Rainforest Alliance)
The purpose of this award from the Rainforest Alliance is to promote research into the practical means of managing and using tropical forest resources without destroying the integrity of the forest ecosystem. The research will synthesize elements of conservation and business and must lead to the development of a product or marketing technique that can provide incomes for community-based groups living in or near tropical forest areas. The results of the research should be an economically viable strategy that encourages sustainable resource extraction from tropical forests. Doctoral candidates or post-doctoral researchers preferred.
ARTS & HUMANTIES
6-5 ArtsLink (NEA)
ArtsLink is designed to foster creative dialogue between artists, between artists and audiences, and to encourage mutually beneficial artistic collaboration between U.S. artists and their counterparts in Eastern and Central Europe. Programs support all arts disciplines, including applied art, architecture, design, dance, literature, media, music, theater, and visual art. There are two programs offered: 1) Residencies support U.S. non-profit organizations to host a visiting artist or arts manager from Central and Eastern Europe for five-week residencies; 2) Collaborative Projects support U.S. artists working with their counterparts in Eastern and Central Europe.
6-6 Foreign Language and Area Studies (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals to develop and administer programs to assist U.S. citizens who are graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in North African, Middle Eastern and South Asian studies. Grantees may establish programs with higher education institutions to develop new programs and coursework options; establish a career development mentoring program using staff of participating agencies; support programmatic and research activities aimed at increasing opportunities for career advancement; and identify existing public and private agency and labor union personnel policies and benefit programs to help employees take advantage of higher education. (FR 01/30/97)
6-7 Bilingual System Grants (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for projects to implement school district-wide bilingual education programs or special alternative instruction to improve programs and services to limited English proficient (LEP) students. ED will fund only projects to serve LEAs where LEP students make up a least 25 percent of the total enrollment or total at least 1,000 students. (FR 01/16/97)
6-8 Supported Employment for Individuals with Severe Disabilities (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for special projects and demonstrations to expand or improve supported employment services to individuals with the most severe disabilities. ED will fund a replicable community-based model that identifies barriers to developing supported employment programs and develops a mechanism to explore the use of existing community rehabilitation and other community programs. CFDA 84.128U (FR 01/31/97)
6-9 Partnership Training (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for consortia to provide competency-based training and career advancement opportunities to employees of nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities. Grantees may establish programs with higher education institutions to develop new programs and coursework options; establish a career development mentoring program using staff of participating agencies; support programmatic and research activities aimed at increasing opportunities for career advancement; and identify existing public and private agency and labor union personnel policies and benefit programs to help employees take advantage of higher education. CFDA 84.275C (FR 02/03/97)
6-10 Learn and Serve America: Service Learning (CNCS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service is inviting applications for projects to integrate volunteer service into teaching and learning in the national's colleges and universities. Strengthening and building foundations in service-learning programs include activities such as introducing and promoting service-learning in an established discipline; encouraging professional disciplines, such as medical or legal disciplines to adopt service-learning as an integral component of the academic curriculum; or providing technical assistance to teacher education institutions to incorporate service learning into the curriculum of future school teachers. Innovative campus model programs might include faculty development in service-learning; promoting service-learning in professional programs; student leadership; or application of federal work-study funds to community service and service-learning programs. Service-learning corps programs engage AmeriCorps members in building the service-learning capacity within communities and higher education institutions and in directly addressing community needs. CFDA 94.005 (FR 01/28/97)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
6-11 Multiscale Ecological Assessment (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for cooperative research projects for the multiscale ecological assessment in the Middle Atlantic Region that lead to the development of approaches to link site-specific information with regional survey data and to conduct regional-level ecological assessments. Proposals must focus on Mid-Atlantic terrestrial systems. Organizations are encouraged to develop cooperative proposals.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
6-12 Gravitational Biology and Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Programs (NASA)
This National Aeronautics and Space administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals to participate in research opportunities in two of the three major programs in Space Life Sciences. The specific programs that are included in this announcement are Gravitational Biology and Biomedical Research and Countermeasures. Proposals submitted in response to this announcement may be for ground-based research investigations or for limited types of space flight experiments designed for the Shuttle middeck or for the earliest phase of utilization of the International Space Station. The Gravitational Biology and Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Programs contain several elements and extend from gravitational basic research in the biological, environmental, and psychosocal sciences to applied research related to the development of countermeasures that mitigate the detrimental effects of space flight on humans, protect humans from the harsh environment of space, and enable safe, efficient, and productive use of space laboratories. In addition, the Division supports the utilization of the facilities and development of special technologies required in the pursuit of its research goals. (NRA 96-HEDS-04)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 02/28/97, Proposals 04/01/97
6-13 North American Wetlands Small Grants (DOI)
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the Fish Wildlife Service is currently entertaining proposals that request match funding for wetland conservation projects under the Small Grants program. Projects must meet the purposes of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989, as amended. Funding priority will be given to projects from new grant applicants with new partners, where the project ensures long-term conservation benefits. (FR 01/30/97)
6-14 Pilot Grants in Behavioral and Social Science of Aging (NIH)
The Behavioral and Social Research Program (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate research in underdeveloped topics in the behavioral and social sciences of aging. Topics of interest are limited to the following eight topics: Social Cognition in Adulthood and Old Age; Personality in Adulthood and Old Age; Behavior Genetics and Aging; Interventions to Enhance Self Care in Old People; Religiousness in Health and Aging; AIDS in an Aging Society; Social and Structural Factors in Health Care; and Aging and Work Organizations. PAR-97-035 (NIHG 02/07/97)
Deadline: 03/17/97, 07/17/97, 11/17/97
6-15 Health Policy Research (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
The program challenges investigators from a variety of fields to tackle critical health policy issues, think creatively about the most important problems affecting the health and health care of Americans, and explore innovative ideas and perspectives that may contribute to the theoretical underpinnings and knowledge base of future health policy.
6-16 Small Research Grant in Secondary Analysis in Demography and Economics of Aging (NIH)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to: 1) stimulate and facilitate secondary analyses of data related to the demography and economics of aging; 2) provide support for pilot projects that could lead to subsequent applications for individual research awards; and 3) provide support for rapid analyses of new databases (including experimental modules) for the purpose of informing the design and content of future waves. PAR-97-032 (NIHG 01/31/97)
Deadline: 03/17/97, 07/17/97, 11/17/97
6-17 James B. Pearson Fellowships for Graduate Studies Abroad (James B. Pearson Fellowship Fund)
In 1979, in an effort to help men and women gain the broad education needed to cope with a changing world, Senator Pearson of Kansas established the James B. Pearson Fellowship Fund for Graduate Studies Abroad. The fund provides stipends ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 (depending on the length of the projects which range from 3-15 months) to help underwrite scholarship efforts that require study abroad. Applicants must: have been a resident of the state of Kansas for a minimum of five years; be accepted to a graduate program at an accredited Kansas college or university; and be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a program of study, preferably related to foreign affairs.
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