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January 2, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 1)


    KSU Conference on Undergraduate Science Education

    Kansas State University will offer `Shaping the Future--New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology,' January 12-13 on the KSU campus. The conference will consist of workshops and presentations, including a workshop by Robert Watson, Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, on preparing proposals for the NSF Undergraduate Division. Other presenters include Mel George, chair of the committee that wrote `Shaping the Future,' James Coffman, provost KSU, Dwight Neuenshwanter, Southern Nazarene College and former director, Society of Physics Students; Elaine Seymour, author of a study on why students drop out of science, mathematics and engineering; and Alice Krueger, Mid-Continent Regional Education Laboratory. For more information about the conference, contact Kim Coy, Department of Physics, 532-1612.

    Deadline: 01/12/98

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    1-1 National Air & Space Museum Fellowships (Smithsonian)

    The A. Verville Fellowship is a competitive nine- to twelve-month in-residence fellowship intended for the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. The fellowship is open to all interested candidates with demonstrated skills in research and writing. An advanced degree in history, engineering, or related fields is not a requirement.

    Deadline: 01/15/98

    1-2 Summer Faculty Research Program (DOD/AFOSR)

    Support is provided for faculty members and graduate students to conduct research at Air Force facilities in areas of interest to the sponsor. Appointments are for eight to twelve weeks at one of 8 Air Force R&D Laboratories. Some research areas include: Psychology/Human Factors; Physics; Optics/Electro-optics; Mechanical/Structural Engineering; Mathematics/Statistics; Manufacturing; Management Science; Physiology/Microbiology; Earth Science; Computer Science; Communications; Civil/Industrial Engineering and Chemistry. Follow-on research grants may be available for selected participants to continue research at their academic institutions.

    Deadline: 01/16/98 (faculty) 03/06/98 (grad students)

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    1-3 Higher Education Challenge Grants (USDA)

    USDA has announced its 1998 Challenge Grants Program. Support is provided to colleges and universities for strengthening higher education in the food and agricultural sciences. Proposals must be directed to undergraduate studies or the first professional degree in veterinary medicine and be directed to the following targeted need areas: (1) Curricula Design and Materials Development; (2) Faculty Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching; (3) Instruction Delivery Systems; and (4) Student Experiential Learning. For FY 1998 proposals must be directed to undergraduate studies leading to a baccalaureate degree or the first professional degree in veterinary medicine.

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 01/22/98; Proposals 02/23/98

    1-4 Technical Assistance to Promote a Landscape Approach, Strengthen Capacity for Adaptive Management and Improve Management of Critical Biodiversity Habits (USAID)

    USAID/Madagascar through the Regional Contracting Officer in Nairobi, REDSO/ESA, plans to issue a request for application to achieve the strategic objective no. 3 (S03), biologically-diverse ecosystems conserved in priority conservation zones of Madagascar, result package no. 1 (Rp#1): landscape ecology approach. Activities under rp#1 are based on applied landscape ecology approach to conservation of natural resources. USAID plans to award a four year technical assistance cooperative agreement to promote a landscape approach and strengthen capacity for adaptive management and improve management of critical biodiversity habits within rp#1. (CBD 11/05/97)

    Deadline: 03/03/98

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    1-5 America Reads (CNCS)

    The Corporation for National and Community Service is inviting applications for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) grants focusing on the America Reads initiative, to create in-school, after school, weekend and summer tutoring programs in reading. Priorities range from community-based children's literacy programs in economically disadvantaged areas, to support for computer-technology in underserved areas. (FR 12/18/97)

    Deadline: 01/28/98

    1-6 IDEA Grants (ED)

    The Department of Education has announced the availability of grants for two programs authorized by IDEA: Special Education--Research and Innovation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities, and Special Education--Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Priorities for the Children with Disabilities program include: Outreach Projects for Children with Disabilities, and Research Institute to Accelerate Learning for Children with Disabilities with Curricular and Instructional Interventions in Kindergarten through Grade Three. Priorities for the Technology and Media Services include: Closed-Captioned Daytime TV Programs; Cultural Experiences for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals, and Video Description Projects. CFDA 84.324R, 84.324V, 84.327S, 84.327T, 84.327C (FR 12/18/97)

    Deadline: 02/23/98

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    1-7 Dual Use Program (AFR)

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is interested in receiving proposals in the area of Dual Use Science and Technology. Technical Topic Areas include: Ground-Based Imaging and Inspection of Orbiting Satellites; Ultra-High Data Rate Optical Communications; Compact Diode-Pumped Laser Sources; Environmental Monitoring Using Semiconductor Lasers; Economical Occupant/Seat Restraint Model; High Brightness Emissive Miniature Display Development; Direct Broadcast Satellite Antenna Technology; Computer Forensics; Multimedia Content Addressing & Retrieval Exploitation; Wireless Rapid Prototyping Technology; Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Substrates; Low Fuel Consumption Concepts for Small Turbine Engines. BAA-98-04 PRK

    Deadline: 02/18/98

    1-8 Combined Research-Curriculum Development (NSF)

    The Directorate for Engineering and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering announce a continuation of the program supporting Combined Research-Curriculum Development (CRCD). Each proposal submitted to the FY 1998 CRCD program competition must focus on a particular topic which is of industrial and national importance in research areas supported by either the Directorate of Engineering or the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.CRCD projects should incorporate learning theory and cognitive sciences research that promotes student-based learning styles; integrate their education and research roles; and stress active, collaborative learning. NSF 98-38

    Deadline: Statements of Intent 01/30/98; Proposals 03/31/98

    1-9 Research Equipment Funding--Chemical & Transport Systems (NSF)

    Research equipment with total cost of less than $200,000 can be funded by individual or multiple programs within the Chemical & Transport Systems Division of the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation or via joint funding with other programs in other divisions or directorates. Equipment that will be used by a number of faculty and students and on projects other than the proposed research will be considered favorably; especially for more costly items. At least 1/3 cost-sharing is encouraged. Proposals for equipment funds up to $25,000 or 20% of the grant amount can be submitted as a supplement to an existing grant. (NSF 98-32)

    Deadline: Target date 01/15/98

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    1-10 Origins of Asthma in Early Life (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites grant applications for research on the maternal, fetal, and early childhood risk factors for the onset of asthma and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that cause them. The overall goals of this initiative are to define how genetic and environmental factors interact in the developing lung and lead to the onset of asthma. The initiative is aimed at defining the interrelationships between maternal factors and early life events that influence lung and immune system development and the expression of the inflammatory and structural changes in the airways that are characteristic of asthma. The research will pursue the mechanisms by which specific risk factors could result in the condition of asthma. HL-98-005 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 02/02/98, Applications 03/17/98

    1-11 Pathogenesis and Therapy of Complications of Diabetes (NIH)

    The Institutes invite investigator-initiated research grant applications to study the mechanisms by which hyperglycemia results in the late complications of diabetes and to apply this information to the development of interventions to prevent, limit or reverse complications associated with type 1 diabetes. The Request for Applications (RFA) addresses pathogenic mechanisms common to the spectrum of complications of diabetes, as well as research directed specifically at diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy, and macrovascular and oral complications. A particular area of scientific opportunity, which is emphasized in this RFA, is the role of growth factors in the pathogenesis and/or therapy of complications of diabetes. DK-98-009 (NIHG 11/21/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 02/19/98, Applications 03/19/98

    1-12 Genomic Resources for the Zebrafish (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit applications as part of an effort to create resources that will facilitate the mapping and positional cloning of genes in the zebrafish. The specific objectives to be accomplished are: (1) the generation of a genetic map with a resolution of 0.3 cM of better; (2) the development of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) both from existing libraries and also from new cDNA libraries from specific development time points and tissues generated under this RFA; and (3) creation of a physical (radiation hybrid) map of the zebrafish genome. DK-98-006 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/06/98, Applications 04/10/98

    1-13 Research Travel Grants (Burroughs Wellcome)

    The Burroughs Wellcome Fund provides grants in the biomedical sciences and history of medicine to enable established U.S. medical scientists to visit colleagues in Britain and Ireland in order to conduct collaborative research, exchange scientific information, or acquire new research techniques. These grants provide travel and subsistence support for visits of up to six months.

    Deadline: 03/01/98; 07/01/98; 11/01/98

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    1-14 Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use by Children and Youth in the U.S (NIH)

    Several Institutes at NIH are collaborating to seek grant applications for innovative research that have clear implications for the immediate and significant reduction of tobacco use by children and youth in the United States. The term `Innovative Research' refers to studies that address the problem of tobacco use by children and youth from a new perspective and do not merely add to the scientific literature in areas where the needs and challenges are more clearly in the realm of how the programs developed through previous research can be adopted on a broad scale, e.g., school-based interventions to prevent tobacco use. All applications should include a detailed discussion of (a) why the results of the research being proposed, if disseminated and adopted on a large scale, could have an immediate and significant effect on the reduction of tobacco use by children and youth in the U.S. and (b) how the results of the research being proposed can, either immediately or in the near-term, be disseminated and adopted on a large scale. CA-98-002 (NIHG 12/19/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 02/19/98, Applications 03/27/98

    1-15 Tinker Foundation Institutional Grants (Tinker)

    Grants provide support for research, conferences and workshops, training of specialists, and other activities to organizations concerned with topics related to Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America, or Antarctica. Emphasis is on activities with strong public policy implications, and that address environmental, economic, political, and social issues. The Foundation also promotes collaboration between organizations in the United States and Iberia or Latin America and among institutions in those regions

    Deadline: 03/01/98; 10/01/98


    1-16 Undergraduate, Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Management (EPA)

    The National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) offers fellowship opportunities to participate in research projects at a participating EPA headquarters or regional program office. Projects are sufficiently narrow in scope to allow the student to complete the research by working full-time during the summer or part-time during the school year. Research fellowships fall into the following categories: Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Management and Administration; Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications; Computer Programming and Development.

    Deadline: 01/31/98

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