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Funding Bulletin - May 16, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 19)





    19-1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

    The National Science Foundation and The Department of Defense have released new guidelines for their SBIR programs. The SBIR award is for small, creative science-and technology-oriented firms to conduct innovative high-risk research that could have significant benefits to the public. University researchers may collaborate with the small business.

    Deadline: NSF 06/14/97; DOD 07/16/97

    19-2 NHLBI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Minority Faculty (NIH)

    This program provides support to underrepresented minority faculty members with varying levels of research experience to prepare them for research careers as independent investigators. The research development programs of the candidates are based on scholastic background, previous research experience, past achievements, and potential to develop into an independent research investigator. The objective of the award is to develop highly trained minority investigators, whose basic or clinical research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary and blood diseases, transfusion medicine, and sleep disorders. HL-97-006 (NIHG 05/02/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 07/01/97, Application 08/25/97

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    19-3 African Violet Research Grants (African Violet Society)

    The African Violet Society of America is offering grants through the Boyce Edens Research Fund. Grants will support research projects related to African Violets. Though a wide variety of topics will be considered, the society has a special interest in funding projects of value to the hobby grower, including studies involving fertilizer/nutrients/ pH, pest control, and propagation/hybridization techniques.

    Deadline: Open

    19-4 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (EPA)

    The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Initiative Grants' goal is to reduce the risks and use of pesticides in agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the U.S. Projects must address the risk/use reduction goals of the PESP. The type of projects that will be considered include education, demonstration, outreach, and technology transfer.

    Deadline: 06/06/97

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    19-5 Creative and Innovative Working Prototype Earth Science Information Partnerships in Support of Earth System Science (NASA)

    This NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) solicits proposals from all sources for Working Prototype Earth Science Information Partners. Through this solicitation NASA seeks to support and stimulate public purposes to invigorate the EOS community and encourage it to explore and demonstrate alternate ways for ensuring the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides the most valuable, current Earth science data to the research community in a cost-effective, innovative and useful manner. CAN-97-MTPE-01

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/11/97; Proposals 07/14/97

    19-6 Small Explorer Program and Missions of Opportunity (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the opportunity to conduct space science investigations through Small Explorer space flight missions and through Missions of Opportunity. Space Science encompasses the scientific objectives of the following NASA science themes: Astronomical Search for Origins and Planetary Systems; the Sun-Earth Connection; and Structure and Evolution of the Universe. Proposals submitted in response to the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) must be for complete investigations encompassing all mission phases. (AO-97-OSS-03)

    Deadline: Notice of Intent 05/12/97; Proposals 06/16/97

    19-7 Investigations of Arctic Atmosphere/Ice/Ocean Interactions that Affect Climate or the Mass Balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation of proposals for scientific investigations in support of the Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) program specific to investigations of Arctic atmosphere/ice/ocean/interactions that affect climate or the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet. This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals to investigate either of the above topics using data primarily from satellite and/or NASA aircraft sensors, or using theoretical models to improve either data interpretation or understanding of important processes. NRA-97-MTPE-06

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/13/97; Proposals 07/14/97

    19-8 Fire Research Grants Program (DOC)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications for research in fire modeling and applications, large fire events, advanced fire measurements, materials fire research and fire sensing and extinguishment. (FR 01/23/97)

    Deadline: 09/30/97

    19-9 Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (NSF)

    The Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation will support institutes to develop intellectual capital and promote the integration of research and graduate education. The institutes are intended to be foci of excellence in the mathematical sciences that reach out to other scientific and engineering disciplines and across the mathematical sciences. NSF encourages the exploration and demonstration of linkages and partnerships with research groups in other disciplines, other kinds of research institutions, e.g., National Labs, and industry. NSF 97-23

    Deadline: 02/28/98

    19-10 Analysis, Interpretation, Modeling and Synthesis (AIMS) (NSF/NASA)

    The goals of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) are to understand the general circulation of the ocean well enough to be able to model its present state and to predict its evolution in relation to long-term climate changes. The NSF Division of Ocean Sciences and the NASA Office of Mission to Planet Earth will collaborate to consider proposals from U.S. scientists under this announcement. This announcement addresses U.S. participation to 1) assemble, quality-control, and integrate all data sets collected during WOCE with each other and with other data sets relevant to understanding the ocean circulation and its relation to climate and 2) assemble an archive of the overall results of WOCE. NSF 97-88

    Deadlines: Target Dates 08/15/97; 02/15/98

    19-11 Centers of Excellence in Applications of Remote Sensing to Regional and Global Integrated Environmental Assessments (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation of proposals for Centers of Excellence in Applications of Remote Sensing to Regional and Global Integrated Environmental Assessments. This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) plans a limited number of grants for the acquisition of research equipment, instruments, or software for teaching/training and research centers of excellence in the application of remote sensing to regional or global integrated environmental assessments. NRA 97-MTPE-05

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/21/97; Proposals 06/27/97

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    19-12 Cancer Drug Discovery: Diversity Generation and Smart Assays (NIH)

    The Development Therapeutics Program (DTP), Division of Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis and Centers (DCTDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites Program Project grant applications (P01s) proposing innovative combinatorial approaches to the generation of structural diversity and smart assay development for cancer drug discovery. Applications responsive to this RFA will bring together chemists and biologists who will propose novel approaches to the discovery of compound classes potentially active against cancer. This initiative seeks to catalyze the formation of multidisciplinary teams for the discovery of new agents that will exploit opportunities presented by the rapidly advancing state of contemporary chemistry and biology. CA-97-006 (NIHG 05/09/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/20/97, Application 08/22/97

    19-13 The NCI Scholars Program (NIH)

    The purpose of the NCI Scholars Program is to provide outstanding new research investigators who are ready to initiate their first independent program in cancer research with an opportunity to develop their program in the supportive and uniquely interactive intramural environment of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The overall goal is to facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers. This program is also intended to continually enhance and invigorate the NCI intramural community by providing a cadre of new, creative scientists who will interact with the expand the collaborative research opportunities of NCI intramural scientists. CA-97-007 (NIHG 05/09/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/27/97, Application 07/30/97

    19-14 Male Germ Cell Growth and Differentiation (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Heath and Human Development (NICHD) invites research project grant (R01) applications for the support of studies of male germ cell growth and differentiation. One particular goal of this initiative is to improve our ability to culture and self-renewable spermatogonial stem cells in order to be able conduct cause and effect experiments. It may also be possible to establish lines of these potentially immortal stem cells. This system also would provide the opportunity to study ways to genetically alter male germ cells such that these alterations can be passed on to the next generation through mature sperm and fertilization. It is expected that the new knowledge derived from these studies will lead to the alleviation of certain forms of male infertility and to the discovery of novel contraceptive approaches as well as to a wide array of other potential benefits. HD-97-004 (NIHG 05/02/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 05/30/97, Applications 06/13/97

    19-15 Self-Care Behaviors and Aging (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites qualified researchers to submit applications to investigate the nature, use and outcomes of self-care activities. `Self-Care' includes positive steps taken by individuals to either prevent disease or promote general health status through health promotion or life-style modification; medical self-care for the identification or treatment of minor symptoms of ill-health or the self-management of chronic health conditions; and steps taken by laypersons to compensate or adjust for functional limitations affecting routine activities of daily living. Research is encouraged on issues pertaining to the nature and extent of self-care practice by older adults; on stability and change of self-care behaviors over time; on the social, behavioral, and technological factors which facilitate or impede the development and maintenance of selfcare; on the impact of self-care practice on health outcomes, including the potential for independent living and the relationship of self-care practice to the types and costs of formal health care utilization; and on the effectiveness of interventions to promote self-care, in response to acute conditions, and for the management of chronic illnesses and disabilities. PA-97-048 (NIHG 03/21/97)

    Deadline: 06/01, 10/01

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    19-16 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology (NIH)

    This request for applications (RFA) seeks applications in support of the Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology. The Roybal Centers program's purpose is to facilitate the process of translating basic behavioral and social research theories and findings into practical outcomes that will benefit the lives of older people. The Roybal Centers focus on strategies to improve quality of life, enhance productivity, and minimize the need for care. The focus of this initiative is on translating research results from basic behavioral and social science into practical benefits for older adults. Each Center should focus on a single organizing theme, rather than cover the spectrum of problems that may be addressed by the initiative as a whole. AG-97-005 (NIHG 05/02/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 07/24/97, Application 10/24/97

    19-17 Priorities in Behavioral Research in Cancer Prevention and Control (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Institute of Dental Research invite researchers to submit research grant applications which address behavioral research issues in cancer prevention and control. Examples of priority areas for behavioral research in cancer prevention control areas which might be addressed by applicants are: Prevention and cessation of smoked and smokeless tobacco use among children, teenagers, and adults; Enhancing risk communication, comprehension, and informed decision-making under uncertainty; Integrating preventive and early detection services into changing health delivery systems; improving the outcomes of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility; Enhancing survivorship of cancer patients; and Promoting a health diet and physical activity. PA-97-055 (NIHG 04/25/97)

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

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