Funding Bulletin - August 21, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 29)
29-1 NSF EPSCoR Grants (NSF/K*STAR)
Kansas Science and Technology Advanced Research (K*STAR) is requesting preproposals for EPSCoR Grants, formerly called EPSCoR Standard Grants (ESGs). K*STAR will select, through a merit review process, two to three preproposals to be submitted to NSF. EPSCoR grants are non-renewable grants with a 24-month duration. Projects should be focused on research and development linkages with industry in science and technology areas critical to technological developments in the state, focus on areas dealing with technology transfer, link institutions to develop significant science and technology capabilities, and be large-scale cooperative projects that become self-sustaining with a one-time investment.
29-2 Hoechst Celanese Environmental Grants (Hoechst Celanese)
The Hoechst Celanese Grant Program provides support for the preservation of the natural environment. Priority is given to programs that: conduct scientific research on existing and potential hazards to the environment and impartially communicate the findings; preserve the diversity and beauty of our natural lands and resources; and improve cooperation and understanding between business and conservation groups.
29-3 Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) (NSF)
The National Science Foundation, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), invites the submission of proposals for participation in the Science and Education component of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. GLOBE is seeking proposals in five specific areas: 1) Scientific Involvement in GLOBE and its Measurements; 2) Development of Learning Activities; 3) Design of U.S. Student Assessment Tools for Protocols and Learning Activities; 4) Evaluation; 5) Development and Integration of Educational Materials. All proposals must be from scientist-educator teams. NSF 97-129
29-4 Innovative Approaches to Developing New Technologies (NIH)
The mission of the Biomedical Technology area of the NCRR is to support research to identify, create and develop innovative technologies and to provide these technologies for biomedical research. The purpose of this program announcement is to encourage submission of new Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) applications to explore new research paradigms in engineering, instrumentation, physical sciences, mathematics or computer science as applied to biomedical research. The projects should provide the opportunity to develop new technologies, methods, devices, and materials that provide greater understanding of fundamental elements of biological phenomena. PAR-97-074
29-5 Research and Demonstration Grants (CDC)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting grant applications for research and demonstration projects related to occupational safety and health. NIOSH will support the following types of applied research projects: causal research to identify and investigate the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries; methods research to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites, as well as methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and injuries; control research to develop new protective equipment, engineering control technology, and work practices to reduce the risks of occupational hazards; and demonstrations to evaluate the technical feasibility or application of a new or improved occupational safety and health procedure, method, technique, or system. Announcement 729
29-6 Rural Information Infrastructure: Fund for Rural America (USDA)
The Agriculture Department is inviting applications for grants for telecommunications research to improve economic opportunity in small towns and rural cities. Projects should respond generally to the purposes of the Fund for Rural America, which include enhancing competitiveness of U.S. agriculture, developing new uses and products for agricultural commodities and supporting agricultural research and extension. The telecommunications program will support projects in three program categories: rural telecommunications technologies and systems; information infrastructure; and human capacity building. Rural telecommunications applications must target needs of rural citizens not currently on the Internet; information infrastructure applicants must clearly target the development of information and education content of the National Information Infrastructure relating to rural and agricultural research, education and extension, such as distance learning opportunities; and human capacity building applicants must focus on the human interface with technology, for example, development of new and more user friendly applications. (FR 07/31/97)
29-7 Field-Initiated Research (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for field-initiated research to improve services for children with disabilities. Projects should address one or more of the following: 1) address the specific problems of over and under-identification of children with disabilities; 2) develop and implement effective strategies for addressing inappropriate behavior of students with disabilities in schools, including strategies to prevent children with emotional and behavioral problems from developing emotional disturbances requiring the provision of special education and related services; 3) study and promote improved alignment and compatibility of general and special education reforms; 4) advance knowledge about the coordination of education with health and human services. CFDA 84.023C (FR 08/04/97)
29-8 Initial Career Awards (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for research projects by individuals in the early phases of their careers to improve services for children with disabilities. Projects must: 1) pursue a line of inquiry within a conceptual framework; 2) involve nationally recognized experts in the proposed field, as well as individuals with disabilities, in planning, implementing and evaluating the project; 3) prepare its procedures and findings in a manner informative to other researchers and useful for advancing professional practice or improving programs and services to children with disabilities and their families; and 4) disseminate project procedures, findings and conclusions to appropriate research institutes and technical assistance providers. CFDA 84.023N (FR 08/04/97)
29-9 Special Education and Intervention Services Training (ED)
The Education Department is inviting proposals under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support preparation of special education and early intervention personnel to serve infants, toddlers and children with low-incidence disabilities. Projects should increase number and quality of personnel serving children with low-incidence disabilities from multiple cultural backgrounds, including early childhood, speech and language and adapted physical education and assistive technology personnel; related services personnel to provide developmental and corrective services; and those providing early intervention services for children through age two and their families. projects also must incorporate best practices in program design; incorporate results-oriented curricula; promote high expectations for students and foster access to general curriculum in the regular classroom; develop links with ED technical assistance providers to communicate information on program effectiveness; and prepare personnel to provide services, if necessary, to students using Braille. CFDA 84.029A (FR 08/04/97)
29-10 Preparation of Leadership Personnel (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for leadership training grants to prepare personnel to improve services to children with disabilities or provide interdisciplinary training for various types of leadership personnel. Projects should do one or more of the following: 1) foster successful coordination between special education and regular education teachers, administrators, related services personnel, infant intervention specialists and parents; 2) coordinate their professional development programs for regular and special education personnel; 3) recruit leadership personnel from groups underrepresented, including individuals with disabilities, in leadership positions. CFDA 84.029D (FR 08/04/97)
ENGINEERING, MATNEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
29-11 Chemical Industrial Initiative (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting cooperative agreement applications for innovative research and development to improve energy efficiency and minimize the generation of wastes. DE-SC02-97CH10885 (FR 07/31/97)
Deadline: Preapplications 10/97, Applications 01/05/98
29-12 Mining Occupational Safety and Health Research (CDC)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is inviting applications for research grants relating to occupational safety and health concerns associated with mining. Announcement 807 (FR 08/11/97)
Deadline: Preapplications 09/11/97, Applications 11/11/97
29-13 Augmentation Awards for Science & Engineering Research Training (DOD)
The Defense Department is inviting proposals under the Science and Engineering Research Training program (AASERT) to add graduate students to a Defense-funded research grant or contract in effect on December 19, 1997. AASERT funding will provide support for one or two additional graduate students and their research work toward their advanced degrees. AASERT awards will be for three years, paralleling the usual duration of the parent awards to which AASERT funding will be linked.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
29-14 Innate Immunity (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), National Institute of Health (NIH), invite applications for research studies of the innate immune system. Two general systems of immune recognition have been selected through evolution: innate immunity and acquired immunity. The purpose of the PA is to support basic and preclinical studies of the mechanisms of innate immunity in order to: a) develop new strategies to augment antimicrobial defenses; b) develop novel approaches for immunomodulation in chronic infectious and inflammatory disorders; and c) identify new methods, based on mechanisms of innate immunity, to modulate acquired immune responses (e.g., to enhance vaccine efficacy). PA-97-079 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
29-15 Energy from Biomass and Electric Power from Biomass (CPBR)
The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. supports basic biotechnology research and technology transfer through research interactions among academic, government, and industrial scientists. Preproposals are requested in plant biotechnology research areas that will develop and improve alternative renewable energy sources, such as liquid transportation fuels and electric power from biomass. Preproposals should propose basic biochemistry, physiology, genetic manipulation, cell/tissue culture techniques, and/or bioengineering research to address industrial problems and opportunities related to energy from biomass and/or electric power from biomass.
Deadline: Preproposals 09/30/97
29-16 Diabetes Research Grants (JDF)
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International announces the availability of grants in diabetes research for 1998-99. The mission is to support the highest quality of research in order to find a cure, to advance therapy and to prevent complications. Research emphasis is on studies relevant to Type I diabetes. Among the topics of special interest are efforts to provide clinically useful non-invasive glucose sensor/closed loop insulin pump devices. Grants are now accepted for review and funding twice each year.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 09/15/97; Applications 10/01/97; 03/01/98
29-17 Developmental and Genetic Defects of Immunity (NIH)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), invites investigator-initiated research grant applications for basic studies to identify the genes and elucidate the molecular and genetic mechanisms that are responsible for normal and defective development of the fetal, neonatal, and infant/child immune system. PAS-97-072 (NIHG 06/20/97)
Deadline: 10/01/97, 02/01/98
29-18 Child Care Payment Rate Study (SRS)
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is soliciting proposals for a Child Care Payment Rate Study. The Proposal should study reimbursement of special purpose child care. SRS intends to contract for the collection of data, analysis and making of recommendations about the costs to provide special purpose child care, and whether the present reimbursement by the Department for special purpose child care is reasonable and adequate.
Last Modified: 11:47am , August 25, 1997