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Funding Bulletins - March 21, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 11)






    11-1 National Youth Sports Program (DHHS)

    The Department of Health Human Services' Office of Community Services is inviting applications for year-round national or regional programs to provide instructional activities concerning sports and health, and drug and alcohol abuse to low-income youths. OCS-97-02

    (FR 03/04/97)

    Deadline: 05/05/97

    11-2 Safe Communities Demonstrations/Evaluation (DOT)

    The Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking cooperative agreement applications to demonstrate and evaluate safe communities traffic safety initiatives to control traffic injuries. The safe communities approach is characterized by analysis of crash and injury databases; expanded partnerships; citizen involvement in setting priorities; and movement toward an integrated and comprehensive injury control system. (FR 02/02/97)

    Deadline: 05/01/97

    11-3 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation, on behalf of the White House, seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts/programs designed to enhance the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering. Nominations are invited for the 1997 competition honoring individuals and institutions that have outstanding records of mentoring students from underrepresented groups toward significant achievement in science, mathematics and engineering. The submission process requires that the individual, institution or organization be nominated by a colleague, administrator, institution, or student. Nominations for the individual award must clearly delineate the achievements of the individual versus those of the institution, and nominations for institutions must reflect the organizational versus individual achievements. (NSF 97-57)

    Deadline: 04/30/97

    11-4 Biotechnology Investigations: Ocean Margin (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Energy Research is inviting grant applications for research using molecular biological and biogeochemical techniques to understand the connections between coastal carbon and nitrogen cycles in northern and temperate latitudes. Projects should apply new and innovative techniques in marine molecular biology and marine biotechnology to assess fixation of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, determine the mechanisms and processes that control the dynamics of nitrogen fixation or denitrification in coastal environments, and determine the links between the function and structure of microbial communities mediating carbon and nitrogen cycling in coastal environments. Projects also should examine the environmental factors (including nutrient availability, temperature, irradiance, and biopolymer lability) that affect the links between primary productivity, use of particulate and dissolved organic matter by bacteria and nitrogen cycling in coastal waters. NSF 97-09 (FR 02/24/97)

    Deadline: 05/06/97

    11-5 Twinning Program 1997-1999 with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (NRC)

    The Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National Research Council (NRC), operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, is accepting proposals for collaborative research programs which link individual U.S. scientists with their counterparts in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As funding for the Twinning Program is provided by the National Science Foundation, only proposals in fields normally supported by NSF will be considered. Support will be provided for travel and living expenses for research visits by American grantees and junior scientists from the same institution to the countries listed above and for visits by their foreign counterparts to the U.S. Applicants may also request modest funding for scientific supplies, telecommunications fees, and publication costs.

    Deadline: 05/16/97

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    11-6 FIPSE Education Collaboratives (ED)

    The Education Department's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education is inviting applications for collaborative projects between the United States and the European community. Projects should promote institutional cooperation and student mobility between the United States and member states of the European Union; encourage cooperation in coordinating curricula, student exchange and opening opportunities on the two continents; and instill greater familiarity with the languages and cultures of the two continents. CFDA 84.116J (FR 01/29/97)

    Deadline: 05/16/97

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    11-7 Small Unit Operations Robotics for Urban Terrain (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals to develop concepts for, and implementation of, advanced technologies for Urban Robotics that support the DARPA Small Unit Operations (SUO) program. Priority will be on technologies that demonstrate unique solutions to the maneuverability and human/robot interface challenges inherent to robotic deployment in urban terrain. This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) addresses technologies required for robots to rapidly maneuver through urban environments, inside buildings, and through tunnels providing war-fighters with detailed information and situation awareness. This technology is intended to enhance survivability by enabling warfighters to look around corners and into rooms and locate enemy forces while minimizing immediate danger to friendly personnel. (BAA 97-20)

    Deadline: 04/22/97

    11-8 Innovations in Fusion Energy Confinement Systems (DOE)

    The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its interest in receiving grant applications for innovative experiments in fusion energy confinement systems. The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences is interested in applications for innovative experimental research that has the possibility of leading to improved fusion energy power plants (this includes tokamak based power plants with qualitatively improved performances). The research should be aimed at experimentally elucidating the physics principles involved. Research projects are sought which are unique, first of a kind and which provide new scientific insights. (FR 03/10/97)

    Deadline: 05/15/97

    11-9 Heliospheric Missions Guest Investigator Research and Analysis Program (NASA)

    This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits basic research proposals relating to the analysis of data from the heliospheric missions Pioneer 10 and 11, the Voyager Interstellar Mission, Ulysses, and the Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX). The objective of this program is to enhance the scientific return from the heliospheric missions. This program will support new research investigations of the solar wind and other phenomena based on data from these missions, including theory and modeling of the origin and development of the solar wind and its interaction with the galaxy in anticipation of future observations. (NRA-97-OSS-03)

    Deadline: Notices of Intent 04/07/97, Proposals 06/03/97

    11-10 Geospatial Data Dissemination (DOI)

    The Department of Interior's U.S. Geological Survey is inviting cooperative agreements for research to support the Federal Geographic Data Committee by testing technical, operational and business information structures for the improvement of current framework data dissemination capabilities within a geographic area. Projects should propose the development of institutions and technology needed for framework operations, including the establishment of institutional roles such as the evaluation, development and implementation of technical standards, data coordination and maintenance, development of data quality certification policies, development of permanent feature-based identification, support of multiple resolution data and evaluation of methods. 1434-HQ-97-PA-00023 (FR 02/27/97)

    Deadline: 05/16/97

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    11-11 Investigator-Initiated Grants on Health Effects of Arsenic (EPA)

    The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications on the health effects of low levels of arsenic in drinking water. EPA staff and academic researchers identified these arsenic research topics as important for reducing the uncertainty regarding the health risks of ingested arsenic at low levels. Research proposals in the following four topic areas are invited (proposals may address one or more than one topic area): Contribution of Arsenic From Dietary Sources; Determinants of Variability in Arsenic Metabolism; Development of Animal Models for Determining Mechanisms for Arsenic Carcinogenesis; and Biologically Based Quantitative Models. (FR 12/06/96)

    Deadline: Open

    11-12 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Office of Research on Women's Health, and the Office of Rare Disease Research invite qualified researchers to submit applications for research project grants to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the etiology and pathogenesis of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate basic research using cellular and molecular approaches to studying the development and subsequent progression of PPH. Applicants are required to study patients diagnosed with PPH or to use materials of patient origin. PA-97-002 (NIHG 01/10/97)

    Deadline: 06/01, 10/01

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    11-13 Neurobiological Substrates of Cognitive Functioning in Drug Addiction (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites applications for research projects on the neural substrates of the addictive process relating to cognitive brain functions. Powerful new approaches are now available for exploring brain mechanisms underlying cognitive functions as well as the addictive process and/or its consequences. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage the use of these approaches to broaden our understanding of the relation of drug abuse and addiction with brain mechanisms underlying cognition. The results obtained from these studies should ultimately guide the development of improved drug abuse prevention and treatment strategies by identifying the brain circuits and neurobiological mechanisms specifically affected in addiction disorders. DA-98-001 (NIHG 11-08-96)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/13/97, Applications 06/13/97

    11-14 Centers To Apply Prevention Technologies (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking cooperative agreement applications to develop and operate five regional centers for the application of prevention technologies in the areas of illicit youth drug use; underage drinking; alcohol, drugs and violence; and HIV/AIDS and drug use. CFDA 93.230 (FR 03/04/97)

    Deadline: 05/12/97

    11-15 Workplace Managed Care (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications to develop public/private workplace managed care prevention and early intervention programs for employee substance abuse and answer key policy questions about whether and how programs work in managed care settings. Grantees will collect, analyze and compare prospective data for a study group and at least one selected comparison group. Programs will evaluate their operational processes and outcomes, be part of a cross-site evaluation and develop a replication manual. CFDA 93.230 (FR 03/04/97)

    Deadline: 05/12/97

    11-16 Employment Discrimination Education (OSC)

    The Justice Department will fund public education programs on job discrimination victims' rights and employers' responsibilities under immigration law. CFDA 16.110 (FR 03/04/97)

    Deadline: 05/05/97

    11-17 Youth Drug Prevention (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications for incentive grants to coordinate and redirect state youth substance abuse prevention resources by adapting promising community-based models. CFDA 93.230

    Deadline: 05/12/97

    11-18 Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Projects (HHS)

    The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) requests applications for grants under the Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Projects Program. These grants are for community-based and community-supported demonstration projects to find effective means of preventing pregnancy by encouraging adolescents to abstain from sexual activity through provision of age-appropriate education on sexuality and decision-making skills. Although adolescents under age 19 are eligible for services, the OAPP is particularly interested in projects which target youth ages 9 to 14. (FR 03/13/97)

    Deadline: 04/28/97

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