November 14, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 41)
41-1 Hearing Aid Improvement Program (NIH)
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seek research grant applications from multidisciplinary teams to support research needed to transfer federally developed technology to hearing aids, including, but not limited to, the following areas: (1) novel algorithms for signal processing; (2) technologies applicable to hearing aid hardware; and (3) advanced microelectronics. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has a strong interest in the development of hearing aids that would significantly improve the quality of life on the many elderly persons who suffer from age-related hearing loss; NIA supports both basic and technology-related research in this area. PA-97-087 (NIHG 08/01/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
ARTS & HUMANITIES
41-2 Representing the Passions (Getty)
The theme of the Getty Research Institute's Residential Scholar Program from September 1998 to June 2000 is Representing the Passions. Applications for two-year predoctoral and postdoctoral residential fellowships are invited. Applications--welcome from any discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences - will be evaluated in terms of how the proposed dissertation or book bears upon the theme. Research projects which lead from the passions to issues about the nature and history of the humanities will be of especial interest.
41-3 Student-Initiated Disabilities Research (ED)
The Education Department is inviting proposals under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support student-initiated research projects focusing on special education and related services for children with disabilities and early intervention services for infants and toddlers. Projects must comprise short-term research; develop research skills in postsecondary students; and include a principal investigator who serves as a mentor to the student researcher. CFDA 84.023B (FR 08/04/97)
41-4 Summer Institute for the Study of the United States for Foreign Secondary School Teachers and Teacher Trainers (USIA)
The Branch for the Study of the U.S. of the Office of Academic Programs of the United States Information Agency's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for an assistance award program entitled `Summer Institute for the Study of the United States for Foreign Secondary School Teachers and Teacher Trainers.' The goal is to develop a six-week graduate-level program designed for a multinational group of up to 30 secondary school teachers and teacher trainers. The program is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the United States so that textbooks, curricula and teaching about U.S. society, culture and institutions in foreign secondary schools and teacher training institutions will be improved. E/AAS-98-10 (FR 11/06/97)
41-5 New Funding Initiative to Recognize Role of Technology (Hitachi)
The Hitachi Foundation's new initiative promotes the role of technology in education. The foundation's Request for Letters of Intent targets education institutions, including education and K-12 schools, and community-based organizations whose projects evaluate the role of technology in education; advance current teaching and learning; and identify critical gaps on using technology to strengthen teaching and learning. The foundation is looking for projects that demonstrate how technology is being used to make possible new methods and advancements in teaching and learning, including new ways to create products, gain knowledge and encourage people to collaborate in the educational process.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
41-6 Interaction in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (NSF)
The purpose of the NSF-NIST Interaction in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is to provide the opportunity for faculty and graduate students who are supported on NSF grants to participate in research at NIST facilities. Conditions for participating are: The research area must be of interest to both NIST and NSF; the work proposed at NIST must be directly related to an NSF grant and have the potential for enhancing the quality or scope of the project; and Participant Support for per diem and travel expenses associated with work at NIST can be requested as a supplement to an existing NSF grant. (NSF 97-109)
41-7 Decision-Making and Valuation for Environmental Policy (EPA/NSF)
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation announce their intent to support a special awards competition in a Star Partnership for Environmental Research. This year's EPA/NSF Partnership will include the following four research areas: 1) Water and Watersheds; 2) Technology for a Sustainable Environment; 3) Decision-making and Valuation for Environmental Policy; and 4) Environmental Statistics.
41-8 Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (NSF)
The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides funds to research institutions and consortia for the purchase of multi-user instruments, for Junior faculty, for major instrumentation development and construction, and for the establishment and support of multi-user research facilities in the chemical sciences. The CRIF Program is designed to support the following types of academic instrumentation research needs: purchase or upgrade of departmental multi-user instrumentation; purchase of departmental research instrumentation for use by junior faculty in establishing their academic careers; instrumentation development, including the construction of new prototype instruments; and establishment and support of unique national or regional instrumentation facilities. (NSF 98-10)
Deadline: Instrumentation Development & Multi-User 01/12/98
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
41-9 Regulation of the Immune Response (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications to enhance our knowledge of mechanisms that control the immune response, age-related changes in the regulation of immune responses, and the underlying mechanisms responsible for these changes. Enhanced knowledge in these areas is needed for the generation and control of immune responses to antigenic challenges and for the development of new strategies to treat and prevent immunologically based diseases. Support will be provided for basic and preclinical studies using molecular and cellular approaches to dissect the immune response. PA-97-100 (NIHG 08/29/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
41-10 Basic Mechanisms of Vaccine Efficacy (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Health (NIH), invite applications that utilize basic knowledge of antigen presentation pathways, lymphocyte activation and immunoregulation to define fundamental principles of vaccine efficacy. Innovative studies are sought to develop vaccination strategies applicable for broad classes of pathogens or to define approaches to direct specific immune responses in order to enhance vaccine effectiveness for infectious pathogens. PA-97-101 (NIHG 08/29/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
41-11 Gene Therapy in Aging (NIH)
The objective of this initiative is to encourage research on strategies to prevent or delay adverse aging-related changes and diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, using genetic and cellular engineering approaches. In particular, the NIA encourages experimental research which could contribute to therapies or preventive interventions based on altering the underlying aging processes that contribute to or cause age-related disorders. Identification of genetic factors controlling pathophysiologic aging processes may then contribute to development of more fundamental and definitive therapy and prevention of age-related diseases. PA-97-092 (NIHG 08/08/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
41-12 Teaching Materials Program (Whitaker)
The Whitaker Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving human health through the support of biomedical engineering. The Teaching Materials Program is designed to enhance the education of biomedical engineers through the development of high-quality teaching materials. Grants will be made for writing textbooks for core biomedical engineering courses at the undergraduate or early graduate levels. The awards will support selected authors through institutional grants for release time or sabbaticals during the later stages of textbook writing.
Deadline: 02/03/98, 06/02/98, 10/01/98
41-13 Cancer Research (AACR)
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is please to announce the availability of Research Fellowships for clinical and postdoctoral fellows: The AACR Research Fellowships in Clinical and Traditional Research; the AACR Research Fellowship in Prevention; the AACR Research Fellowships in Basic Research; and an additional AACR Research Fellowship. The purpose of these awards is to foster meritorious clinical, translational, basic, and prevention research by scientists at the beginning of their careers in the cancer field.
41-14 Science to Achieve Results Program (EPA)
As part of its 1998 Science to achieve Results (STAR) program, the Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for the following areas of special interest to its mission: 1) Ecological Indicators; 2) Drinking Water; 3) Air Pollution Chemistry and Physics; 4) Urban Air Toxics; and 5) Health Effects and Exposures to Particulate Matter and Associated Air Pollutants.
Deadline: Air Pollution and Health Effects, 01/29/98, Others 02/26/98
41-15 Global Security and Sustainability (MacArthur)
The Program on Global Security and Sustainability of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces an annual competition for grants for Research and Writing. Grants are available for the following purposes: to support innovation and excellence in the analysis of the causes, nature, and consequences of international conflict and cooperation, and in the development of improved understanding of human security; and to broaden and strengthen the community of writers and scholars engaged in work on global peace, security and sustainability. The Program seeks to support research and writing projects, in any academic discipline or profession, that promise to illuminate the dynamics of international security or multilateral cooperation. It also fosters creative work conducted outside of traditional disciplinary and professional approaches.
41-16 Crime Mapping Research Fellowships (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice, through its Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC) is inviting applications for fellowships to support research and development in computerized crime mapping. Fellows investigate new approaches and applications of GIS technology in the criminal justice community. Current research topics include development of crime mapping algorithms, theory of crime and place and use of maps by criminal justice professionals. Fellows are expected to prepare reports, suitable for publication by NIJ, summarizing the results of their research. NIJ especially seeks applications from geographers, Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists, criminologists and senior researchers in other related disciplines. (FGCW 08/18/97)
41-17 Advanced Simulation & Training (Link)
Grants of $18,000 will be awarded to doctoral students to foster advanced level study in simulation and training research; to enhance and expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to train the operators and users of complex systems and how to simulate the real-world environments in which they function; and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.
41-18 Biology of Aging (AFAR)
Scholarships for research on the biology of aging are available for 3-month projects related to the basic sciences and aging. The program allows both M.D. and Ph.D. students an opportunity to conduct research projects under the auspices of a mentor.
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