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Funding Bulletin - October 10, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 36)





    36-1 Travel/Host Grants for American Scientists (NRC)

    The National Research Council, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, offers grants to individual American specialists who plan to establish new research partnerships with their colleagues from Central/Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. This program, Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE), is designed primarily to prepare these new partnerships for competition in National Science Foundation programs. Funding is available for short-term project development (a two-week visit for proposal preparation) and long-term grants (visits for collaborative research for a period of one to six months).

    Deadline: Project Development 12/29/97; Long Term 07/10/98

    36-2 NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants (CIES)

    Special Fulbright awards are being offered to promote advanced research leading to publication on political, security, and economic issues directly affecting the health of the NATO alliance. Research in one or more of the European member countries, with time spent at NATO headquarters, is strongly encouraged. Research should be in the following subject areas: internal and external problems arising for Western security; public perceptions of the Atlantic alliance; the alliance's role in contributing to peaceful international relations; European contributions to NATO; NATO strategy and emerging technologies; and function of democratic institutions and the political, economic, and social dimensions of democratic systems.

    Deadline: 01/01/98

    36-3 Training Program for the Newly Independent States (USIA)

    The U.S. Information Agency is inviting grant applications to develop training programs in the Newly Independent States (NIS) of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Priorities include: for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, women's leadership training; for Russia only, U.S.-based internships for Russian journalists and media managers, and distance learning in the field of business management; for Moldova only, creation of an independent broadcasters' association. E/PN-98-5 (FR 10/02/97)

    Deadline: 12/04/97

    36-4 Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology (NSF)

    This program supports research that links the expertise of engineering with the life sciences in order to provide a fundamental basis for the economical manufacturing of substances of biological origin. Projects are supported that utilize microorganisms for the transformation of organic raw materials (biomass) into useful products. Fermentation and recombinant DNA processes are important technologies to this program. Research on metabolic engineering, tissue engineering, and separation and purification processes, are major areas of activity. Food processing research, especially related to the safety of the nation's food supply, is also an emerging area. Engineers, or small groups of engineers and life scientists, are encouraged to apply. Other active research areas include, but are not limited to: cell culture systems; biosensor development; bioreactor design; monitoring, optimization, and control methods; and process integration and design. (NSF 97-114)

    Deadline: n/a

    36-5 Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DOD)

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has issued its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Fiscal Year 1998. AFOSR is particularly interested in research to support six future Air Force capability areas: Global Awareness, Dynamic Planning and Execution Control, Global Mobility in War and Peace, Projection of Lethal and Sub-lethal Power, Space Operations, and People. Proposals may be submitted for basic research in any of the following areas: Aerospace and Materials Sciences; Physics and Electronics; Chemistry and Life Sciences; and Mathematics and Geosciences. BAA 98-1

    Deadline: Open

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    36-6 Dibner Institute Fellows Programs 1998-1999 (Dibner Institute)

    The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology invites applications to its two fellowship programs for 1998-1999: the Senior Fellows program and the Post-Doctoral Fellows program. The Dibner Institute expects to have fifteen Senior Fellows each term and up to five Post-Doctoral Fellows each year. Candidates for Senior Fellowships should have advanced degrees in appropriate fields and offer evidence of substantial scholarly accomplishment and professional experience. Post-Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding young scholars of diverse countries of origin who have obtained the Ph.D. or equivalent within the previous five years.

    Deadline: 12/31/97

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    36-7 Small Business Innovation Research (DOC)

    The Department of Commerce has released its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program announcement for FY 1998. Technical topics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) include: Atmospheric and Hydrological Sciences; Ocean Observation Systems; Living Marine Resources; Ocean Science; and Cartography and Information Systems. Topics from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are: Quality Assurance, Advanced Technology Program, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Building and Fire Research, and Information Technology.

    Deadline: 01/14/98

    36-8 Academic Liaison With Industry (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation's Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) initiative serves as a catalyst for industry-university partnerships by making investment funds available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on 1) faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research in an industrial setting; 2) industry scientists and engineers working in academe; and 3) interdisciplinary industry-university team to conduct long-term projects. There is a target date of January 15 for the Faculty and Students in Industry program. Other target dates vary by directorate. (NSF 97-116)

    Deadline: Open

    36-9 Pan-American Climate Studies (NOAA)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is soliciting grant and cooperative agreement applications under the Pan-American Climate Studies Program to extend the scope and improve the skill of operational seasonal-to-interannual climate prediction over the Americans. Priorities are: Investigations into large-scale atmosphere-ocean interactions in the tropical Atlantic and eastern Pacific in the context of the climatological-mean annual march and/or seasonal-to-interannual climate variability; and investigations into the climatological mean and interannual variability of warm season rainfall over the Americas on spatial scales ranging from tens to thousands of kilometers, emphasizing links between the variability and the adjacent oceans. (FR 09/30/97)

    Deadline: 12/05/97

    36-10 Environmental/Ocean Systems (NSF)

    This program supports research on environmental systems with the goal of applying engineering principles to reduce adverse effects of solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges into land, fresh and ocean waters and air that result from human activity and impair the value of those resources. It also supports research on innovative biological, chemical, and physical processes used alone or as components of engineered systems to restore the usefulness of polluted land, water, and air resources. The program emphasizes engineering principles underlying pollution avoidance as well as pollution treatment and reparation. (NSF 97-115)

    Deadline: Open

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    36-11 Diabetic Nephropathy: Mechanisms, Genetic Determinants, Interventions (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) through its Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD) invites experienced and new investigators to submit research grant applications to pursue basic and applied investigations in order to better understand the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy, the genetic determinants of susceptibility, and cellular and molecular factors; mechanisms of glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis and renal scarring; development of experimental model systems that mimic human disease to better the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms and to test agents to prevent, stabilize or reverse complications. DK-98-001 (NIHG 09/26/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/09/97, Applications 01/09/97

    36-12 Immunological Aspects of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications for studies of the early stages of lymphoid lineage commitment and development from hematopoietic stem cells. Although much has been learned in recent years to enhance understanding of the later stages of T, B and natural killer (NK) cell development, definition of the complex processes that regulate lymphoid lineage commitment and early lymphoid progenitor cell differentiation requires expanded research efforts. Work in this area is expected to provide basic information needed for future applications to human immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and gene transfer therapy. PA-97-076 (NIHG 07/25/97)

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

    36-13 Wetlands Protection (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications to develop wetlands protection programs and refine and enhance existing programs. Activities may include research, investigation, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies related to the development of wetlands protection programs. Other EPA priorities include conserving state/tribal wetlands, Clean Water Act (Section 404) assumption assistance, streamlining regulatory programs, assessing and monitoring the ecological integrity of wetlands, conducting American Wetlands Month activities and developing wetland assessment models.

    Deadline: Varies by Region

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    36-14 Mental Retardation Grants (Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation)

    The mission to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is to provide leadership in the field of mental retardation and service to persons with mental retardation, both those born and unborn, and their families. The Foundation operates by providing `seed' funding that encourages new methods of service and supports, and through use of the Foundation's influence to promote public awareness of the needs of persons with mental retardation and their families.

    Deadline: Open

    36-15 Justice Investigator-Initiated Research (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is inviting investigator-initiated grant applications for basic and applied research on a broad range of issues such as violent crime, alcohol- and drug-related crime, community crime prevention and forensic science. Themes in this year's solicitation include rethinking justice, which encourages the research community to propose studies such as ways to benefit from victims' perspectives on justice system outcomes and involving the community in delivery justice; understanding the nexus, which focuses on such areas as juvenile drug and escalation of juvenile firearms violence and research on drugs and alcohol and their connections with domestic violence; breaking the cycle, which encompasses topics such as interventions in sex offender and spouse batterer behaviors and parenting skill interventions for parents and guardians in at-risk households and neighborhoods; creating the tools, which focuses on topics such as enhanced DNA technology to profiling; expanding the horizons, which invites researchers to move beyond traditional crime definitions and criminal relationships and consider such issues as law enforcement with nontraditional and creative partners such as health services or corporations. (SL00201)

    Deadline: 12/16/97, 06/17/98

    36-16 Bosnia Undergraduate Development (USIA)

    The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications for the USIA-Bosnia Undergraduate Development Program which enables Bosnian students to attend U.S. universities for a year. Recipient institutions may host two to five Bosnian students in a one-year, non-degree undergraduate program. USIA strongly encourages institutions to guide students to courses in American studies, or other courses which emphasize democracy, market economy and civic society. E/AEE-98-02 (FR 10/02/97)

    Deadline: 12/04/97


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