Funding Bulletin - October 17, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 37)
37-1 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities (NRC)
The National Research Council plans to award approximately 20 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities in a program designed to provide opportunities for continued education and experience in research for Native American Indians, Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians or Polynesians), and Puerto Ricans. Awards will be made in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and life sciences, education, or for interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines. Awards are not made in the professions such as medicine or law.
37-2 Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (USDA)
The mission of the National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (NAPIAP) is to promote informed regulatory decisions concerning registered pesticides. To do this, the program identifies and fills benefit data needs of presently registered pesticides on agricultural commodities. This program is jointly administered by USDA and the North Central Region. Areas of interest are: Pesticide Use Surveys, Benefits of Use, Benefits--Health/Welfare, Resistance Management, and PIM, Analysis of Worker Protection Standards on Pest Management Practices, Retrospective Analysis of Pesticide Cancellations, Economic Methods or Models, and Economic Analyses.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
37-3 Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship (Phi Beta Kappa)
Phi Beta Kappa announces the availability of the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for research in French language and literature. Applicants must be unmarried women between 25 and 35 years of age who either hold a doctorate or have completed all the requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. They must devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year that begins September 1, 1998.
37-4 Winterthur Research Fellowships (Winterthur Museum)
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library invites applications for research in the library and museum collections. Two categories of fellowships are available: National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, available to scholars pursuing advanced research for four to twelve months' work and Winterthur Research Fellowships, available to academic, museum and independent scholars, and to support dissertation research from one to six months. Winterthur supports research on the preindustrial crafts, furniture, textiles, ceramics and glass, metalware, painting and graphics, and Shaker history. It has become a center for the study of consumerism and foodways, the history of childhood, women's culture, and the history of everyday life.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCE
37-5 Pollution Prevention (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting cooperative agreement and grant applications under the Pollution Prevention Incentives for States Program for projects to address reducing or eliminating pollution in the air, land and water. Programs should reflect comprehensive and coordinated pollution prevention planning and implementation efforts state-wide. Applicants must demonstrate and document a partnership with at least one environmental and/or business assistance provider; describe how proposed activities will support the state's pollution prevention goals; show a correlation between the proposed activity and the objectives of the state environmental program; and describe the outreach and communication strategies that will be undertaken to ensure that the state's regulatory and environmental programs are made aware of the pollution prevention activities in their state and how those activities are addressing multimedia environmental management problems. CFDA 66.708 (FR 10/01/97)
Deadline: Varies by Region
37-6 Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry (NSF)
The goal of the Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry activity is to enhance fundamental, interdisciplinary research on chemical processes that determine the behavior and distribution of inorganic and organic materials in environments near the Earth's surface. Of particular importance are projects that characterize chemical parameters in both perturbed and unperturbed natural systems, clarify the chemical processes or behavior observed or combine observations and interpretations into predictive models. This research activity encourages integration of critical inquiry from disciplines of inorganic, organic, bioinorganic, and bioorganic chemistry, geochemistry, hydrology, colloid, interfacial, and transport engineering, biology, and mathematics to address environmental problems. NSF 97-172
37-7 Experimental Systems (NSF)
The National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) Directorate will fund grants to establish and maintain resources under the CISE Advanced Resources for Experiments (CARE) initiative, as well as general experimental systems research proposals. The CARE initiative will fund primarily resources in support of research and education, rather than self-contained research projects. It will support unique resources that, once established, can be accessed remotely by researchers around the country. The Experimental Systems program supports research projects that involve building, evaluating, and experimenting with an information-processing system. (NSF 98-5)
Deadline: CARE 01/15/98
37-8 CISE Postdoctoral Research Associates in Experimental Computer Science (NSF)
The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate of the National Science Foundation plans a limited number of grants for support of Postdoctoral Research Associateships. A central goal of this program is to provide opportunities for new doctoral degree recipients to broaden their knowledge through a change in institution or advisor(s). The institution should have an established laboratory performing research in CISE experimental areas. Associateship awards will be based on proposals submitted by the sponsoring institution. The principal investigator will serve as an unreimbursed scientific advisor for the research associate. (NSF 97-169)
37-9 Next Generation Internet (DARPA)
The Next Generation Internet initiative will develop novel network capabilities to enable a new wave of revolutionary applications. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s role involves: experimental research for advanced network technologies; and the development of ultra-high speed switching and transmission technologies that lay the groundwork for terabit per second networks. The former activity will be organized into two components: Network Engineering and Quorum (the SuperNet). Proposals are solicited for all three components. (BAA-98-02)
37-10 University Coal Research (DOE)
The Energy Department's Federal Energy Technology Center is inviting proposals for coal research to complement and enhance research being conducted in related fossil energy programs. DOE will accept applications in two subprogram areas: the University Coal Research Core Program and the University Coal Research Innovative Concepts Program. Under the core program, the agency is interested in innovative and fundamental research pertinent to coal conversion and use in six focus areas. Under the concepts program, DOE is interested in innovative research on these technical topics: fine particulate matter; materials development, specifically development of innovative protective surface oxide coatings; in-situ removal of contaminants from high-temperature fuel cells; prevention of catalyst carryover in three-phase reactors; advanced power generation cycles; and liquids from coal. DE-PS26-98FT98200.000 (FR 10/03/97)
37-11 Geothermal Reservoir Technology Research (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting applications for research directed toward the domestic use and development of new technologies for exploration, identification of fractures, location of fracture permeability, and reservoir engineering and chemistry. DOE will not consider proposals involving work in foreign countries. DE-PS07-98ID13589 (FR 10/01/97)
37-12 Land Surface Hydrology (NASA)
NASA's Office of Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) announces the solicitation of proposals for participating in the Land Surface Hydrology Program. The goal of the hydrology program is to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions, and to further the scientific basis of water resources management. Topics are: (1) flood hazards, (2) participation in field and numerical experiments related to land-atmosphere interactions, (3) snow hydrology, and (4) seasonal/interannual to decadal/century variability in terrestrial hydrologic systems. NRA-97-MTPE-12
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
37-13 Physiological Effects of Carbohydrates (ILSI)
The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Research Foundation's Human Nutrition Institute is soliciting applications from junior investigators for innovative supplemental studies aimed at identifying in vivo endpoints that link dietary carbohydrate intake to a physiological or health-related outcome. Some of the research topics needing further investigation that would be considered for funding include: 1) the impact of dietary carbohydrates on satiety and appetite control; 2) the influence of dietary carbohydrates on blood lipid concentrations, and 3) the role of carbohydrates in human health.
37-14 Planning Grants for NCI Cancer Research Centers (NIH)
The Cancer Centers Branch (CCB), Division of Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis, and Centers (DCTDC), of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites planning grant applications for the development of Cancer Research Centers in a variety of organizational settings. The purpose is to expand the scientific, geographic and demographic diversity of the Cancer Centers Program of the NCI by encouraging research-oriented organizations to develop the qualities of a strong cancer research center and become competitive for a Cancer Center Support Grant. Cancer center planning strategies may focus on a specific research theme (e.g. diagnosis, therapy, epidemiology) or integrate a broad spectrum of research to include the basic, clinical, prevention and control, and population sciences (i.e., an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center). PAR-97-063 (NIHG 05/30/97)
37-15 Endothelial Dysfunction in HIV Infection (NIH)
This solicitation invites research grants focused on how HIV infection alters the expression of endothelial cell genes thereby modifying the normal structure and function of the endothelium and exposing organs to HIV-infected cells and to circulatory factors that could cause damage. Ultimately, the goal of this solicitation is to contribute to knowledge that might lead to new approaches to prevent HIV associated dysfunction and degeneration caused by HIV to vital organs, including lungs, heart, bone marrow, and the vasculature. HL-97-014 (NIHG 08/15/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 01/05/98, Application 03/26/98
37-16 Population Fellowships (Population Council)
The Population Council, an independent international organization, supports advanced training in population studies (including demography and biostatistics), or for study plans in population in combination with a social science discipline, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, or public health. Awards will be made only to applicants whose proposals deal with the developing world. Fellowships are available for graduate dissertation work, postdoctoral study, or midcareer study.
37-17 Peace and Conflict Studies Grants (USIP)
The United States Institute of Peace has announced topics for its annual solicited grant competition. Topics for 1998 are international organizations, post-settlement peacebuilding, virtual diplomacy and arms control.
37-18 Native American Congressional Internship Program (Udall)
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy offers Native American or Alaska Native students from colleges, universities, and law schools the opportunity to intern in congressional offices and gain firsthand knowledge of decision-making events and government processes. Available are ten week summer internships. Applicants must be an enrolled member of a recognized tribe and have an interest in tribal government and policy.
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