Funding Bulletin - September 19, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 33)
33-1 Women's Fellowship Programs (Bunting Institute)
The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, a program of the Radcliffe Institutes for Advanced Study, is a multidisciplinary research center for women scholars, scientists, artists, and writers and is one of the major centers for advanced study in the United States. Fellowship programs are designed to support women of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Office or studio space, auditing privileges, and access to libraries and most other resources of Rad cliffe College and Harvard University are provided. Science scholars are funded by the Office of Naval Research.
Deadline: General, Science, Biomedical 10/15/97
33-2 Alcohol Research Center Grants (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides grant support for Alcohol Research Centers to conduct interdisciplinary research on alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The NIAAA currently supports 14 Centers and anticipates that the level of support for this program will not expand during this competition. Support for three of the current 5-year Center grant awards will expire in late 1998. Research within each of these three Centers is organized around a central theme: medical epidemiology of alcohol abuse, clinical implications of alcohol in aging and the impact of alcohol on infectious disease. Applications for new Centers in these and other research areas will be accepted with applications for currently funded Centers seeking renewal support. AA-97-005 (NIHG 04/25/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 11/19/97, Application 12/19/97
33-3 Environmental Education (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency will fund projects to design, demonstrate or disseminate practices, methods or techniques for environmental education. Projects may train and educate teachers and faculty, design and demonstrate environmental education practices, field methods and techniques, including assessing environmental and ecological conditions or specific environmental issues or problems; design, demonstrate and disseminate environmental curricula; and foster international cooperation in addressing environmental issues and problems in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (FR 08/22/97)
33-4 Lectureship Grants for German and American Scientists (GAAC)
The German-American Academic Council Foundation (GAAC) will award lectureship grants for distinguished German and American scientists and scholars. The awards are to enable German scientists to give lectures in the U.S. and for American scientists to give guest lectures in Germany. The program aims at improving the exchange of information on current aspects of research and technology, and illuminating the political, social, and economic conditions and consequences in the lecturers' home countries. Special emphasis is placed on involving young scientists and scholars in the program. All fields of science and the humanities are eligible.
33-5 Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation offers challenge grants in five areas: 1) Conservation Education; 2) Fisheries Conservation and Management; 3) Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation; 4) Wetlands and Private Lands; and 5) Wildlife and Habitat Management. Grants in these initiatives generally fall in one or more of the following areas: habitat protection and restoration; species conservation--applied conservation; applied research and policy development; education; and training for natural resource professionals. Basic research is not funded.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
33-6 Humanities Fellowships (Rockefeller)
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships support scholars and writers engaged in research on transnational issues, non-Western cultures, and the diverse cultural heritage of the U.S. Institutional applications are particularly encouraged from programs that address the social construction of race, gender and ethnicity; the circulation and interpretation of cultures; the consequences of diasporas, immigration and new forms of citizenship; and communal conflict and intergroup relations. Individual fellowships involve participation in seminars, conferences, or other collaborative activities within the host program, as well as pursuing individual research toward publication. Individuals apply to host institutions which have varying deadlines.
Deadline: Institutions Letters of Intent 12/01/97, Applications. 02/02/98
33-7 Visiting Research Fellowships (U of Edinburgh)
Applications are invited for fellowships of between 2 and 6 months at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, tenable in the period May 1998 to September 2000. No limitation will be placed on the area of research within the humanities. The Institute will also award 100 Visiting Fellowships to leading scholars from any discipline whose work concerns the European Enlightenment.
33-8 Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for vocational rehabilitation counseling under its Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program. Projects must provide training in vocational rehabilitation counseling. ED will favor programs that offer training at either the master's or doctoral level through established graduate rehabilitation counseling programs that are accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education CFDA 84.129B (FR 09/11/97)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS,& PHYSICAL SCIENCES
33-9 Space Test Program DoD SERB Experiments (DOD)
The Space and Missile Systems Center is soliciting proposals to identify and leverage new and innovative technology solutions to provide timely and cost-effective spaceflight and integration of DoD experiments on existing spacecraft. Proposals should provide low-cost spaceflight and delivery of the experiment data (for minimum of one year) for one or more of the following experiments: Solar Mass Ejection Imager; Atmospheric Density Specification; Ionosperic Mapping and Geocoronal Experiment; Thermospheric Temperature and Nitric Oxide Spectrograph; Silicon X-ray Imager; Miniature Imager of the Ionosphere; Global Imaging Monitor of the Ozone Layer; Stellar Occultation and Limb Scattering Spectrometer; or Small On-Board Environmental Diagnostic System. PRDA 97-03 (CBD 08/22/97)
33-10 Central and Eastern Europe Training Programs (USIA)
The United States Information Agency is inviting applications to develop democracy-related training programs in several Central and Eastern European countries. Projects are limited to the following priorities: Slovakia--free-flow of information for Slovak libraries; Slovenia--municipal administration and developing greater administrative power from the federal level to municipalities; Bosnia/Croatia/Serbia--diversity in a democracy, human rights law and protection of minority rights; Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania--intellectual property rights, with a special focus on copyright protection for films/videos, etc.; Poland--intellectual property rights and copyright law and economics of small press operations. (FR 09/04/97)
33-11 Mental Health Education Grants (NIH)
The purpose of these grants is to provide innovative educational programs to encourage individuals to pursue mental health research or to enhance research and career skills in critical areas of need. Applications must propose one or more of the following educational objectives: Providing educational experiences to motivate high school students, college students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other scientists to pursue careers in mental health fields; Providing research and related experiences for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other scientists (at any stage of their career), to enhance and broaden their skills in order to contribute significantly to basic and clinical neuroscience, behavioral research, and mental health services, treatment and prevention research; Providing experiences that will enhance more experienced investigators' research, career, and mentoring skills and success; or Developing and evaluating new curricula or approaches to advance any of the above goals. PAR-97-095 (NIHG 08/15/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/01, 04/01, 08/01 Applications 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
33-12 Effectiveness of Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in the General Health Sector (NIH)
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), in cooperation with the: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites applications for research on the effectiveness and/or cost-effectiveness of child mental health and substance abuse treatment interventions and guideline-based treatment strategies for children, adolescents, and youth in the general health sector. Guideline- and other evidence based aids for clinical decisionmaking may go beyond specific treatment interventions to include possible combinations of specific treatments. Guideline and other evidence-based aids may include algorithms, practice guidelines, treatment protocols, and practice parameters. HS-98-004 (NIHG 06/13/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/13/97, Applications 01/06/98
33-13 State Justice Institute (SJI)
The State Justice Institute will fund project grants, cooperative agreements and contracts to improve the administration of justice in American state courts under a fiscal 1998 program plan. Project grants should support innovative education, research, demonstration and technical assistance projects to improve the administration of justice in state courts; technical assistance projects should diagnose, develop and implement a response to a jurisdiction's problems; curriculum adaption grants should replicate or modify a model training program developed with SJI funds; and scholarships should enable judges and court managers to attend out-of-state education and training programs. (FR 08/20/97)
Deadline: Project Grant Concept Papers 11/24/97
33-14 Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is requesting proposals for research projects for the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. Projects should produce policy relevant information about ways to reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, and other behavioral and policy sciences are encouraged to submit proposals. Projects will be funded in the areas of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs, or in any combination thereof.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/07/97; Proposals 03/02/98
33-15 Predoctoral Fellowships for Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Howard Hughes)
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces the 1998 competition for fellowship programs that support training in fundamental biological and biomedical research. Awards, based on international competitions, focus on research directed to understanding basic biological processes and disease mechanisms. Fellowships may be held at academic or nonprofit research institutions. Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences support up to five years full-time graduate study toward a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, structural biology, and virology.
33-16 Graduate Student Fellowships (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites applications for graduate fellowships in academic disciplines relating to environmental management including physical, biological, and social sciences; mathematics and computer science; engineering; and environmental law. These fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with advanced environmentally-oriented study leading to the masters or doctoral degree. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
33-17 Ford Foundation Predoctoral & Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (NRC)
Predoctoral Fellowships and Dissertation Fellowships will be awarded by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), or Puerto Rican. Awards will be made for doctoral programs (PhD or ScD) in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, or for interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines.
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