Funding Bulletin - May 9, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 18)
18-1 Fulbright Scholar Program (Fulbright)
Applications are available for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, or study abroad. The Fulbright serves two primary purposes: (1) it enables Americans to learn first hand about other countries and cultures, and enables the people of other countries to learn more about the United States and its citizens and (2) it promotes academic and professional development. The program offers grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals and independent scholars.
18-2 Faculty Scholars Awards (Grant Foundation)
The William T. Grant Foundation announces the seventeenth annual competitive program to promote the research development of promising junior scholars who investigate topics relevant to understanding and promoting the development, mental health and well-being of children, adolescents and youth. The Foundation is interested in fostering research in social and behavioral sciences, such as anthropology, economics, education, political science, history and sociology, as well as in fields traditionally concerned with child development and mental health. Applicants should be junior faculty, pre-tenure in tenure-track positions. Since only one nominee from each major division of the university (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences), is allowed, R.W. Trewyn, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will coordinate selection of nominees.
18-3 National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of funds for a cooperative agreement program to support a national center to serve as a leader to facilitate activities and efforts toward childhood agricultural injury prevention. The center should provide or enhance efforts to prevent injuries and illnesses occurring to children who visit, live or work on farms, or are associated with other agricultural activities that pose a risk to children; establish linkages and partnerships with the agricultural community to facilitate the implementation of the National Action Plan; and identify and facilitate the use of state-of-the art information and programs to prevent childhood agricultural injuries.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/01/97; Applications 06/30/97
18-4 Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (NSF)
The Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE) program is a new initiative by NSF to increase women's prominence in science and engineering and to enhance their professional advancement by providing women with funding opportunities not ordinarily available through regular research and education grants. The former Visiting Professorships for Women, Faculty Awards for Women, Research Planning Grants and Career Advancement Awards have been integrated into the POWRE program. The program supports visiting professorships, visiting researchers, research/educational enhancements and supplements for additional research and/or education activities for women P.I.s on NSF grants. (NSF 97-91)
18-5 Indian Studies Fellowships (AIIS)
The American Institute of Indian Studies offers a variety of fellowships for research in India: Senior Research Fellowships to academic specialists in Indian studies who will be formally affiliated with an Indian university; Fellowships for Senior Scholarly Development to encourage established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies; Junior Fellowships for graduate students whose dissertation requires study in India; Senior Performing Arts Fellowships to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India.
18-6 Transcoop Program (GAACF)
Funds are available to support cooperative projects among and between German, U.S., and/or Canadian scholars and/or groups of scholars (Ph.D. required), above all from universities. Projects in the humanities and social sciences, including law and economics, selected for funding can receive up to $60,000 each over a three-year period. Projects may also relate to problems of the natural sciences, including the engineering and life sciences. Project funds can be used to finance short-term research visits, special conferences and workshops, material and equipment, printing costs, and research assistance.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
18-7 Pardee Foundation Grants (Elsa U. Pardee Foundation)
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation focuses grants on promoting the control and cure of cancer. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.
18-8 Tissue Engineering, Biomimetics, and Medical Implant Science (NIH)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invite applications to design and engineer natural and novel approaches for the repair, restoration, and replacement of tissues and whole organs based on a comprehensive scientific understanding of biological structures and their function. The overall goal of this RFA is to facilitate multidisciplinary research, design, and training aimed at development of a new generation of natural and synthetic medical implants, including totally biological solutions for instances in which synthetic implants have historically been used. RFA HL-97-005 (NIHG 04/25/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/01/97, Applications 08/25/97
18-9 Living Stock Collections (NSF)
Requests for support by the Program are expected to describe stock collection activities that emphasize maintenance and provision of organisms needed for basic research in the biological sciences. In addition to the collected organisms, biological reagents relevant to their study (such as isolated DNAs and libraries of DNSs, antibodies, etc.) may be included in the collection when appropriate. Collections supported on a longer term basis by the LSC Program are expected to develop and make available an electronic database listing the contents of the collection as a means to facilitate public access to the collection. (NSF 97-80)
18-10 NIA Pilot Research Grant Program in Neuroscience and Biology (NIH)
The National Institute on Aging is seeking small grant (R03) applications to: (1) stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the neuroscience and biology of aging and (2) encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in these research fields. For 1997, investigators may apply for a small grant to support research on one of the following topics relevant to aging research: Immunobiology of aging including cellular and molecular approaches, as well as neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms and pathways modulating the aging immune system; Molecular mechanisms regulating age-related alterations in gene expression including transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational processes and protein structural or conformational changes in either neural or non-neural tissues; development of novel biological resources for aging research (e.g., animal models, other models, molecular reagents and probes); Basic underlying mechanisms of musculoskeletal aging (muscle, bone, cartilage); and many others. PAR 97-040 (NIHG 03/07/97)
Deadline: 07/17/97, 11/17/97
18-11 Arthritis Research Grants (Arthritis Foundation)
The Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter, is proud to announce that funds for qualified and selected grants are now available. Grants may be for partial or full support. Applications must be approved by the National Arthritis Foundation Peer Review Service and Chapter Research Committee. The Chapter Research Committee will then select and make the grant award.
18-12 Pilot Grants in Geriatrics (NIH)
The Geriatrics Program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate research in underdeveloped topics in specific areas of aging research. The Small Grant program is designed to support new, junior, and established investigators interested in conducting research on underdeveloped topics in geriatrics and aging research. Preliminary studies are needed for epidemiologic research projects on genetic factors affecting longevity, active life expectancy, or rate of progression of age-related pathologies. Preliminary clinical studies can explore potential benefits, feasibility, and/or risks of administering gonadal or adrenal audrogens (e.g., testosterone, DHEA) or their analogs or secretagogues, to older persons whose levels of these factors are diminished or dysregulated relative to younger persons (either chronically or acutely) or to test other potential therapeutic benefits or risks of administering these agents to older people. Clinically related studies may focus on a systems physiology or integrative approach in defining age-associated changes in the cardiovascular system and how these changes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Preliminary clinical studies may be designed to contribute to the improvement of vaccines for use in elderly populations. PAR-97-041 (NIHG 03/07/97)
Deadline: 07/17, 11/17
18-13 Pediatric Aids Foundation Grants (PAF)
The Pediatric AIDS Foundation announces the availability of funding for one-year Pediatric Research Grants, Two-year Pediatric Research Grants, Two-year Pediatric Scholar Awards, and Pediatric Short-term Scientific Awards. The Pediatric AIDS Foundation is especially interested in funding creative and innovative research ideas not yet suitable for funding by other agencies. All proposals must have direct relevance to pediatric HIV/AIDS and its related issues.
18-14 Evaluation Model of Family Violence Prevention Programs (USAF/CSREES)
The United States Air Force Family Advocacy Program (USAF-FAP) and the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have entered an agreement to develop a family advocacy prevention program evaluation model that can be used to guide the design, implementation, and management of evaluations of USAF-FAP prevention programs; and conduct program evaluations of selected USAF-FAP prevention programs. This project consists of two tasks: (1) development of a general family advocacy prevention program evaluation design model, and (2) program evaluations of selected USAF-FAP family violence prevention programs.
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 06/02/97
18-15 Development of a Family Violence Severity Measure (USAF/CSREES)
The United State Air Force Family Advocacy Program (USAF-FAP) and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have entered an agreement to fund development of an objective family violence severity measure to be used by USAF-FAP to assess severity of married partner violence and child maltreatment in USAF families; and development of a family violence rate estimation model to be used by USAF-FAP to estimate the incidence of married partner violence and child maltreatment in Air Force communities.
18-16 Data Resources Program (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applicants to conduct original research using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), especially those from previously NIJ-funded projects. Researchers from all disciplines interested in addressing topical criminal justice policy concerns through the exploration and analysis of archived data are encouraged to apply. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that provide direct applications to criminal justice policy or practice or that suggest innovative applications of emerging statistical techniques and analytic methodologies.
18-17 Archaeology/Anthropology General Grants (Leakey)
The Leakey Foundation supports the exploratory phase of promising new research projects related to human origins, behavior, and survival. Priority is given to research into the environments, archaeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; into the behavior, morphology, and conservation of the great apes and other old world primate species; and into the ecology and adaptations of living hunter-gatherer peoples.
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