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Funding Bulletins - April 18, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 15)





    15-1 Faculty Early Career Development: New Deadline (NSF)

    The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a Foundation-wide award instrument for the support of junior faculty within the context of their overall career development. Junior faculty who intend to develop academic careers involving both research and education may apply under the CAREER program. NSF will select from the most meritorious awardees supported by the CAREER program the nominees for Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Applicants are required to submit the cover sheet using the FastLane electronic submission system. Applicants are encouraged to use FastLane to submit the entire application to NSF. Please contact PreAward Services in the early stages of proposal development so that a template in the FastLane system can be established for your proposal. (NSF 97-87)

    Deadline: 07/22/97

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    15-2 Cooperative Agreements to Support Head Start Disability Services Quality Improvement Centers (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children Youth and Families' Head Start Bureau announces the availability of competitively awarded cooperative agreements to assist qualified institutions and organizations in the provision of training and technical assistance (T/TA) on Head Start disabilities services activities. The cooperative agreements will support Head Start Disabilities Services Quality Improvement Centers (DSQICs). The major purpose of the DSQICs is to provide Head Start and Early Head Start grantees with technical assistance and training to enable them to include children with disabilities into these programs so that the special needs resulting from their disabilities and the special needs of their parents are met.

    Deadline: 06/09/97

    15-3 Cooperative Agreements to Support Head Start Quality Improvement Centers (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children Youth and Families' Head Start Bureau announces the availability of competitively awarded cooperative agreement grants to assist qualified institutions and organizations in the provision of training and technical assistance (T/TA) to local Head Start projects. The Head Start Quality Improvement Centers (HSQICs) created through this announcement will form a regionally-based system, composed of institutions and organizations whose common purpose will be to work with local Head Start programs through training and technical assistance (T/TA). This nationwide T/TA effort is designate agencies as they work to provide high quality and effective services to children and families and address the emerging priorities of child care partnerships, Head Start expansion and welfare reform. (FR 04/08/97)

    Deadline: 06/09/97

    15-4 National Institutes' Field-Initiated Studies Grant Program (ED)

    The Secretary invites applications for new awards for FY 1997 for the Field-Initiated Studies Grant Program supported by the five National Research Institutes: Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (84.305F); Education of At-Risk Students (84.306F); Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (84.307F); Early Childhood Development and Education (84.308F); Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (84.309F). The Field-Initiated Studies Grant Program will support educational research projects related to the missions of the Institutes. (FR 03/20/97)

    Deadline: 06/09/97

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    15-5 Inertial Fusion Science in Support of Stockpile Stewardship Grant Program (DOE)

    The Department of Energy Office of Defense Programs announces its interest in receiving grant applications for performance of unclassified innovative research in high energy-density science relevant to inertial fusion within the stockpile stewardship program. The objectives of this new Inertial Fusion Science in Support of Stockpile Stewardship Financial Assistance Program are to: 1) increase U.S. efforts in high-energy-density science relevant to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) through funding of small research projects at universities and other private sector institutions; 2) promote interactions between such investigators and scientists at the Department of Energy weapons laboratories, and; 3) assist in training scientists in areas of long-term research relevant to stockpile stewardship. DE-FG03-97DP00167 (FR 04/11/97)

    Deadline: 05/01/97

    15-6 The Role of Oceanic Processes in the Global Carbon Cycle (NASA/NSF)

    The Chemical and Biological Oceanography Programs of the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are soliciting proposals to synthesize results from the U.S. JGOFS program of regional process studies, oceanic time-series stations, and the global marine carbon dioxide survey into a set of models that can be used for prediction. The interagency partnership of NASA and NSF offers the opportunity to approach a number of tasks using satellite remote sensing and models. The list of possibilities includes, but is not limited to: 1) sea-air exchange of carbon dioxide, 2) seasonal and spatial patterns of global primary and new production, 3) seasonal and spatial color signatures of pigments and dissolved organize matter, and 4) modeling of satellite color data. (NSF 97-79)

    Deadline: 06/06/97

    15-7 Exploration of the Solar System: Research in Planetary Sciences (NASA)

    This NASA Research Announcement solicits proposals for basic research to conduct scientific investigations in the areas of: Planetary Astronomy; Planetary Atmospheres; Cosmochemistry (formerly Planetary Materials and Geochemistry); and Planetary Geology and Geophysics. Previously each of these areas was a separate solicitation. The Planetary Astronomy activity supports ground-based telescopic observations that contribute to the understanding of the general properties and evolution of the planets and their satellites, and of asteroids and comets. The Planetary Atmospheres activity supports scientific investigations that contribute to the understanding of the general properties, origins, and evolutions of the neutral and ionized atmospheres of planets and their satellites and of comets. The Cosmochemistry Program supports investigations that may involve laboratory studies of a variety of extraterritorial materials. The Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program supports investigations of the planetary surfaces and interiors, satellites and smaller solar system bodies. NRA 97-OSS-04

    Deadline: 06/06/97

    15-8 Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program (DOE)

    The Department of Energy announces that competitive applications will be solicited for regional field management of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program, formerly the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center Program. The IAC program provides practical training in industrial energy and waste management generating improvements while giving engineering students and young professionals practical experience in the application of these techniques. Estimated total funding in the amount of $33,000,000 will be provided over a five year period of performance. The field management responsibility will be awarded for an eastern field management region and a western field management region of the United States as divided by the Mississippi River. The purpose of the awards is to provide coordination and management of the schools participating in the IAC Program. In addition, the management of the national database of the audit and assessment data from the IAC program will be awarded. DE-PS01-97EE41240 (FR 04/10/97)

    Deadline: 05/97

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    15-9 Academic Research Enhancement Awards (NIH)

    The Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) are intended to support new research projects or expand ongoing research activities proposed by faculty members of eligible institutions. Only faculty from Vet Medicine at KSU may submit AREA awards this year. Principal investigators must not have active research grant support as the principal investigator at the time of award of an AREA grant; may not submit an application to NIH for a research project grant for essentially the same project as a pending AREA application; and are expected to conduct the majority of the proposed research at their own institution. Support is provided for feasibility studies, pilot studies, and other small-scale research. PA-97-052 (NIHG 04/11/97)

    Deadline: 06/25/97, 09/25/97

    15-10 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Aging: Biologic Actions and Effects of Administration (NIH)

    The National Institute of Aging (NIA) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is interested in receiving research project grant applications addressing gaps in our knowledge of the physiologic roles and effects of administration of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), or its sulfated derivative, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA(S), in middle-aged and older people, and of the mechanism of action of DHEA(S) at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels. PA-97-051 (NIHG 03/28/97)

    Deadline: 06/01, 10/01

    15-11 Technologies for Genomic Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis (NIH)

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), formerly the National Center for Human Genome Research, solicits applications for research projects to develop new technologies, and/or significantly improve existing technologies, that will facilitate and accelerate the genome mapping, sequencing and analysis goals of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in the most expeditious and economical manner. The resources produced will be used to further studies of diseases and other biological phenomena. The NHGRI continues to be interested in improving mapping technologies, particularly for high-throughput genotyping, expansion of genetic maps to higher density, and construction of high resolution physical maps that can serve as sequencing substrates. New approaches and technologies for both de novo sequencing and resequencing, as well as for optimization and integration of existing technologies, are still needed. PA-97-044 (NIHG 03/14/97)

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

    15-12 Basic Research on the Metabolism of Iron Chelation (NIH)

    The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate basic research on the biochemistry of iron chelation in iron overloaded patients. Transfusional iron overload is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with thalassemia (Cooley's anemia). These patients urgently need a safe, inexpensive, orally active chelating agent which effectively promotes iron excretion. This announcement seeks to encourage research applications which would improve the basic understanding of iron chelation, and thus would facilitate the development of new iron chelating drugs. PA-97-036 (NIHG 02/07/97)

    Deadline: 06/01, 10/01

    15-13 Pilot Projects or Feasibility Studies for Genomic Mapping, Sequencing and Analysis (NIH)

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), formerly the National Center for Human Genome Research, invites applications for pilot projects or feasibility studies to develop new, and/or to significantly improve existing, technologies that will accelerate the genome mapping, sequencing and analysis goals of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in the most expeditious and economical manner. The NHGRI is interested in supporting technological advances in several areas of research, including the following: Improved technologies for constructing genetic maps, such as developing new methods for rapid genotyping and developing new, easier-to-use markers; efficient technologies for identifying the nature and extent of sequence differences in human genomic DNA and for analyzing sequence variation within and among species; new conceptual approaches for constructing physical maps of the genomes of other organisms and for constructing higher resolution maps for DNA sequencing; improved technologies for reducing the cost of de novo sequencing and resequencing by at least an order of magnitude; novel approaches, both biological and computational, for interpreting the genome, with a special emphasis on technologies that are amenable to large-scale analysis and are genome-wide; and new methods and tools for the analysis and interpretation of genomic data, as well as new data management systems. PA-97-045 (NIHG 03/14/97)

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

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    15-14 Managing the Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment (NIH)

    The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are interested in facilitating investigator-initiated research into nonpharmacological intervention strategies designed to deal with symptoms associated with cognitive impairment in adults. The overall goals are to deter or delay symptoms requiring costly services or institutionalization and improve health-related quality of life for patients, caregivers, and families. PA-97-050 (NIHG 03/28/97)

    Deadline: 06/01, 10/01

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