Funding Bulletin - July 25, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 28)
There will be no Funding Bulletin published during summer break, August 4-August 18. Publication will resume August 25.
28-1 Institutional National Research Service Award in Sleep Research (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications for National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants (T32) to develop or enhance sleep research training opportunities for individuals selected by eligible institutions. A specific objective is to ensure that scientists, highly trained in sleep research, are available in adequate numbers to address important gaps in our biomedical and biological understanding of sleep including those outlined in the NIH Director's Sleep Disorders Research Plan. The overall goal of this training program is to increase the number of sleep researchers that are available to investigate the basic biology of sleep; to explore epidemiological, behavioral, and clinical aspects of sleep-related disorders; and to develop new approaches for the treatment and prevention of these conditions. PA-97-064 (NIHG 05/30/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
28-2 Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (USDA)
The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, in partnership with the EPA's Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE), is requesting preproposals for research and education activities that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the region and nation. SARE priorities include: emerging issues (examples include breeding plants or animals for sustainable and/or indigenous systems, sustainable energy sources for on-farm use, recycling and reuse of agricultural inputs); integration and diversification of farming systems; sustainable livestock systems; networking; and environmentally sound management practices.
Deadline: Preproposals 09/12/97
ARTS & HUMANITIES
28-3 Individual Artist Program (KAC)
The Kansas Arts Commission announces opportunities for artists who are Kansas residents through the Individual Artist Program for fiscal year 1998. The commission will award five Kansas Artist Fellowships of $5000 each to a qualified artist in each of the following disciplines: fiction, poetry, two-dimensional visual art, three-dimensional visual art, crafts, music composition, choreography, film/video, interdisciplinary/performance art, and playwriting. Individuals may apply for either a Kansas Artist Fellowship or Mini-Fellowship, but not both in the same year. A minimum of one full year of Kansas residence is required of fellowship applicants.
28-4 Rehabilitation Long-Term Training (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications to train rehabilitation specialists in a variety of areas to help individuals with disabilities. Grants will be made in the following areas: rehabilitation nursing; rehabilitation medicine; prosthetics and orthotics; rehabilitation administration; physical therapy; rehabilitation technology; vocational evaluation and work adjustment; rehabilitation of individuals who are mentally ill; undergraduate education in the rehabilitation services; speech pathology and audiology; specialized personnel for rehabilitation of individuals who are blind or have vision impairment; rehabilitation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing; and job development and job placement services to individuals with disabilities. (FR 07/14/97)
28-5 Preparing Teacher Candidates to Use Authentic Teaching and Learning Strategies to Improve Student Achievement (ED)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education, has a requirement for a firm to: 1) conduct a design conference to develop a framework describing the characteristics of preservice teacher programs that prepare teachers to use `authentic' teaching strategies to improve student achievement; 2) identify colleges and universities implementing the framework; 3) develop case studies of selected programs; and 4) carry out pro-active dissemination activities. RFP-97-037 (CBD 07/03/97)
28-6 Talent Search and Education Opportunities (ED)
The Education Department is inviting proposals under the Talent Search Program for projects to identify and encourage qualified potential first-generation college students to pursue and complete higher education, and under the Educational Opportunity Centers Program for projects to provide information and help to individuals applying for admission to higher education institutions. Talent Search grantees must identify qualified youths who are low-income and potential first-generation college students and encourage them to complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education; publicize the availability of student financial aid at the postsecondary level; and encourage individuals who have not completed secondary or postsecondary education to reenter these programs. Educational Opportunities Centers' grantees provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for individuals wishing to pursue postsecondary education and help individuals applying for admission to postsecondary education. CFDA 84.044 and 84.066 (FR 07/14/97)
Deadline: Educational Opportunity Centers 09/30/97; Talent Search 10/31/97
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
28-7 Aviation Research Grants (FAA)
The Transportation Department's Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting research proposals to address FAA's long-term technical needs. Areas of interest for the Aviation Research Grant Program include Capacity and Air Traffic Control Technology; Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance; Aviation Weather; Airports; Aircraft Safety Technology; System Security Technology; Human Factors and Aviation Medicine; Environment and Energy; Systems Science/Operations Research; and Commercial Space Transportation. No.97-2
28-8 Electromagnetic Scattering from Canoical Bodies (DOD)
This project, `Electromagnetic Scattering from Canonical Bodies,' is intended to define and demonstrate the current state-of-the-art in computational electromagnetics (CEM). The goal is to quantify model the monostatic scattering from a set of well-defined targets for which high-quality radar cross section (RCS) measurement data exists. Along with accuracy, the computational resources required by the CEM methods will be assessed as well. The objective of this project is to advance the state-of-the-art RCS measurement technology. The goal is to demonstrate the ability of current CEM techniques, as embodied in computer software, to accurately predict the RCS of several canonical bodies with the intent of using the bodies as calibration standards. (CBD 07/10/97)
28-9 Engineering Sciences for Modeling and Simulation-Based Life-Cycle Engineering (NSF)
This is an announcement for a collaborative research program to be funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia). There is concern that in some technical areas, computational power will soon advance beyond the knowledge base required to capitalize on this class of computational tools. In order to have confidence in these simulations, significant advances are required in the fundamental sciences and engineering that form the foundation of all computational analyses. These advances can be categorized generally into model fidelity, experimental discovery and validation, uncertainty quantification, high performance computing, and problem solving environments. FY98 focus areas have been defined for support within the above categories. The focus areas are: Thermal Transport, Solid Mechanics, Design and Operation of Engineering Systems (which includes the sub-areas of Design Theory and Modeling and Simulation Uncertainty), and Knowledge Modeling and Computational Intelligence. (NSF 97-120)
Deadline: Abstracts 08/18/97, Proposals 09/16/97
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
28-10 Bone Health & Military Medical Readiness (Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases (DOD)
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel command is soliciting research proposals for studies of bone physiology in populations of military age. The goal of this program is to advance understanding of methods to improve bone health of young men and women, enhancing military readiness by reducing the incidence of fracture during physically intensive training and reducing the incidence of osteoporosis later in life. Research insights into fundamental mechanisms of bone biology and pathogenesis of bone diseases (such as osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, and osteoporosis imperfecta) contribute to these goals. Proposals are solicited on a broad range of basic science and clinical issues related to biomechanical stress on the skeleton. (CBD 07/08/97)
28-11 Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowships (ADA)
The American Diabetes Association offers the Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support the training of scientists in an environment most conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. An award will be given to an established and active investigator in diabetes research for the annual stipend support of a postdoctoral fellow to work closely with the mentor. The term of the award is three years.
28-12 Cooperative Program for Research on Diabetic Retinopathy (NIH)
The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDFI) participate in an ongoing cooperative program of research support. The purpose of this effort is to stimulate basic cellular and molecular biological research on diabetic retinopathy. Applications submitted to the NIH will be assigned and reviewed according to the usual NIH peer review procedures. Meritorious application not funded by the NEI may be considered by the JDFI for possible funding. Although not participating in this specific program, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases continues to have a strong interest in the retinal complication of diabetes as indicated by its support of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and a study entitled the Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention and complications, which have diabetic retinopathy as one of their outcome measures. PA-97-061 (NIHG 05/23/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
28-13 Alzheimer's Disease Research (AHAF)
The American Health Assistance Foundation awards grants for basic research on the causes of or treatments for age-related and degenerative diseases. Applications will be accepted for up to two years and for amounts of up to $100,000 per year.
28-14 Secondary Analysis of Existing Health Services Data Sets (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is soliciting exploratory/developmental research grant applications (R21) to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets relevant to developing a knowledge base to improve the delivery of services for alcohol-related problems, including both treatment and preventive interventions. Exploratory/developmental grants for the Secondary Analysis of Existing Health Services Data Sets are intended to more fully utilize currently available data sets and to provide support for substantive exploratory or confirmatory studies that increase knowledge related treatment and prevention services. Research that employ s new analytic techniques that demonstrate or promote methodological advances in the area of alcohol-related health services research are of particular interest. PA-97-066 (NIHG 06/06/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
28-15 Social Cognition and Aging (NIH)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites qualified researchers to submit research and training grant applications on social cognition and aging. The social cognitive paradigm concerns the ways in which mental representations of social events, societal and cultural norms and personal characteristics influence behavior, reasoning, emotion and motivation. Specifically, the approach addresses attributions, self and social goals, mental representations of the self and others, and the role of social facilitation in decision-making, memory and judgment. The NIA encourages the application of social-cognitive approaches to research on middle-aged and older people. The ultimate goal of such research is to improve health maintenance and promotion, coping with age-related losses, social relationships, and adaptive functioning in daily life as people age. PA-97-065 (NIHG 06/06/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
28-16 Peace Scholar Awards (USIP)
The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for Peace Scholar awards offered by the Institute's Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. These fellowships support the research and writing of dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and the full range of ways to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace.
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