Funding Bulletin - October 3, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 35)
35-1 Advanced Study or Research in Scandinavia (The American-Scandinavian Foundation)
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
35-2 Small Business Innovation Research Program (PHS)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides support for research and development (R&D) of new or improved technologies and methodologies that have the potential to succeed as commercial products. Innovation and probability of commercial success are both important factors in funding decisions. While grants are given to small businesses, scientists at research institutions can play an important role in an SBIR project by serving as consultants and/or subcontractual costs to the small business concern. Normally, up to one-third of the Phase I budget may be spent on consultant and /or subcontractual costs, and up to one-half of the Phase II budget may be spent on such costs. National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration support a variety of research areas.
35-3 Commodity Commission Grants (Kansas Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Commissions)
The Kansas Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Commissions are soliciting research and education proposals for Animal/Human Nutrition Studies, Value-Added Projects, and Marketing Extension Programs. Please note that the format for the proposals has changed this year. New forms can be obtained from Charisse Powell in the Agriculture Experiment Station or from PreAward Services. An individual may be listed as the first principal investigator on only one proposal.The Soybean Commission is emphasizing best management practices for Breeding/Production/Environmental Programs and several topics under Value-Added Projects. The Corn Commission is interested in proposals\s for best management practices for Breeding/Production/Environmental Programs; several research and education programs for Animal/Human Nutrition Studies; and all subtopics for Value-Added Projects. The Grain Sorghum Commission is soliciting proposals for best management practices for Breeding/Genetics/Physiology/Environmental Programs; research and education programs for Animal/Human Nutrition Studies projects; and preserved grain marketing/processing technology or white food-grade sorghums for human consumption under Value Added-Projects.
Deadline: Dr. Ham 11/07/97; the Commission 11/14/97
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
35-4 Centennial Fellowships (AMS)
The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country in North America, have held their doctoral degrees for at least two years at the time of the award, must not have permanent tenure, and must have held less than two years of research support at the time of the award. Recipients are expected to spend some of the fellowship period at another institution which has a stimulating research environment suited to the candidates' research development.
35-5 Energy Harvesting (DOD)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals in the area of energy harvesting. The principal objective of the Energy Harvesting program is to exploit environmental (natural and man-made) energy sources for 1) remote or unattended devices and 2) to provide supplementary power for soldier systems. Examples of the former include: 1) very small robotic systems that require power for locomotion, navigation, processing, sensing and communication and 2) small stationary systems, (e.g., micro-unattended ground sensors) that require power for sensing and communication. BAA 97-44 (CBD 09/04/97)
35-6 Science to Achieve Results (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting research applications under its 1998 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Applications are desired in the following areas: exploratory environmental research; research into genetic and other influences on an individual's susceptibility to disease caused by pollution; and research that could be applied to provide indicators of global climate change. Exploratory research can include: Environmental Biology; Human Health; Environmental Chemistry; Physics; Environmental Engineering.
Deadline: Varies by topic (earliest 12/16/97)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
35-7 Gerontology Research (AFAR)
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) funds pilot research projects in the basic mechanisms of aging, the role of aging processes in the pathogenesis of disease, and the nature of age-related deficits such as arthritis, memory loss, visual and hearing impairments, confusion and incontinence. Projects investigating the epidemiology of certain age-related disorders are also considered. The primary goal of AFAR research grants is to fund investigators in the early stages of their independent research careers, enabling them to accumulate preliminary data to apply for major grant support.
35-8 The U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program (NSF/NOAA)
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) supports research projects focused on basic oceanographic and ecological processes and the study of natural systems. A component of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coastal Ocean Program (COP) focus is directed towards developing tools and capabilities to improve ecosystem management, and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the nation's living marine resources. An opportunity exists for U.S. scientists to propose modeling, broad-scale and process-oriented field studies, and synthesis/comparative analysis projects that address the broad intersection of basic and applied research interests of the Northwest Atlantic Georges Bank program. (NSF 97-163)
35-9 Health Effects Institute Research (HEI)
The Health Effects Institute has announced its 1997 Research Agenda. Funding is available for studies in one of the following areas: RFA 97-2 Assessing Personal Exposure to Selected Aldehydes Using chemical and Biological Techniques; and RFA 97-3 Health Effects of Exposure to Air Pollutants from Motor Vehicle Emissions. 97-2 is for studies to define speronal exposure to several aldehydes of interest from mobile and other sources. RFA 97-3 provides an application mechanism for investigators whose area of interest falls outside the topic targeted in RFA 97-2 but relevant to HEI's current priorities. The deadline is open.
Deadline: Letters of Intent for 97-2 10/15/97; Applications 12/10/97
35-10 Genes and Mechanisms Underlying Primary Immunodeficiency (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications for research studies to: identify and characterize genes that cause primary immunodeficiency diseases; characterize the molecular mechanisms involved in primary immunodeficiency diseases which are not the result of a single defective gene products and their normal counterparts; and, based on this knowledge, develop more effective approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these disorders. PA-97-099 (NIHG 08/29/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
35-11 Direct vs Indirect Antigen Recognition in Allograft Survival (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health invites applications for studies to further our understanding of the immune response to direct or indirect presentation of allogeneic major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens and to determine the contribution of each pathway to acute and chronic graft rejection. Research to date has focused on direct recognition of allogeneic MHS and therapies designed to block this pathway have been successful in reducing acute rejection of transplanted organs. Knowledge from basic, preclinical and clinical studies aimed at characterizing the relative role of the direct and the indirect allorecognition pathways in enhancing or preventing graft rejection could lead to the development of specific interventions to modulate immune recognition after transplantation and ultimately increase graft survival. PA-97-075 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
35-12 Quality of Care Under Varying Features of Managed Care Organizations (NIH)
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) invites applications for cooperative agreements that will assess the association between features of managed care organizations, health outcomes, and quality of care for patients with chronic diseases. Studies should focus on one or more conditions meeting the following criteria: high prevalence, association of outcomes with quality of care, ease of severity assessment with inexpensive measures, some outcomes measurable within a two-year time frame, and adequate patient numbers across the severity spectrum. Aggregations of conditions might be selected for study if the data are adequate and methodologies are sound, particularly if these conditions apply to special populations such as children, women, minority populations, or the elderly. HS-98-005 (NIHG 09/19/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/31/97, Application 01/06/97
35-13 Demographic Research on Sexual Behaviors Related to HIV (NIH)
NICHD, NIDR and NIMH invite qualified researchers to submit applications to study the social and behavioral aspects of the transmission of HIV through sexual intercourse, including oral sexual practices. This program announcement describes NICHD's, NIDR's and NIMH's programs of behavioral research in the sexual transmission of HIV, which includes four general areas: (1) demographic studies of sexual behaviors related to HIV transmission; (2) studies of the interrelationships among social, institutional, economic and cultural contexts and sexual behavior; (3) studies of the interrelationships between pregnancy prevention and HIV prevention; and (4) theoretically grounded intervention studies within these areas. PAS-97-093 (NIHG 08/15/97)
Deadline: 01/02/98, 05/01, 09/01
35-14 Behavioral & Social Sciences's Basic Research Program (DOD)
The Research and Advanced Concepts Office of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) solicits new proposals for its Fiscal Year 1998 contract program of fundamental research in behavioral science. The purpose of this research is to add new, fundamental knowledge to behavioral science subdisciplines and discover generalizable principles. Novel and state-of-the-art approaches to difficult problems are especially welcome, as are integrated programmatic efforts to develop and test theory. The areas of interest include: Leadership; Foundations of distributed, interactive simulation training; Individual Performance and Information Comprehension; Social Structures Affecting Army Performance.
Deadline: 11/04/97; 02/10/98
35-15 Advanced Forensic Development (DOD)
The Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory is soliciting white papers for innovative research and development projects in the advanced forensic development program (AFDP). The goal of this program is to employ innovative technological approaches to provide counterdrug enforcement and drug demand reduction agencies with increased forensic capabilities toward the presentation of reliable scientific evidence in courts of law under existing operational constraints. Projects addressing collaborative partnerships between forensic laboratories, universities, research institutes or commercial firms are preferred.
35-16 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for Women (Zonta International)
The Zonta International Foundation invites applications for the 1998-99 academic year from qualified women for Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards of $6,000 U.S. dollars each for graduate study in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. You must have a well-defined research program in aerospace-related engineering and clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace.
35-17 Integrated Manufacturing Predoctoral Fellowships (DOE)
12 Fellowships will be awarded for three years of full-time study toward the PhD in an area related to integrated systems of manufacturing, including but not limited to, large scale systems and integration of product design with manufacturing processes. Fellowship awards provide an annual stipend of $20,000 and a cost-of-education allowance of up to $15,000. Applicants must possess a master's degree by the beginning of the fall 1998 term, or have been admitted to a doctoral program prior to the fall 1998 term, or have professional industrial experience equivalent to a master's degree.
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