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January 9, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 2)





    2-1 Telecommunications Funds (DOC)

    The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration is inviting applications for information infrastructure grants to increase access to education, cultural and training resources; reduce the cost, improve the quality, and/or increase the accessibility of health care and public health services; promote responsive public safety services; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services; and foster communication, resource-sharing, and economic development within communities, both rural and urban. Matching funds are required. TIIAP will not support single-organization projects. (FR 12/22/97)

    Deadline: 03/27/97

    2-2 Hydrometeorological Participation in the Large-Scale Biosphere Experiment in Amazonia (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces the solicitation of proposals for participation in the Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere experiment in Amazonia. This is an international research initiative, lead by Brazil, designed to create the new knowledge needed to understand the climatological, ecological, biogeochemical, and hydrological functioning of Amazonia, as well as the impact of land use change on these functions, and the interactions between Amazonia and the earth system. Topics are: 1) global scale hydrometeorology, 2) continental and regional scale hydrometeorology, 3) mesoscale hydrometeorology, and 4) regional and continental scale surface hydrology. NRA-98-MTPE-01

    Deadline: Step Proposals 02/23/98

    2-3 W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (Upjohn Institute)

    The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research supports policy-relevant research on employment and unemployment at the national, state and local level. The institute is interested in studies that examine employment relationships between workers and firms, how they are changing, and the policy implications of these changes; low wages and public policy; and decentralization of government-sponsored employment programs.

    Deadline: Summaries 01/27/98

    2-4 Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)

    The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research invites proposals for its 1998 research program, consisting of research contracts for collaborative projects involving two or more U.S.-based postdoctoral scholars; and grants for postdoctoral research by an individual U.S.-based scholar. The Council funds high-quality research on Eastern Europe and the NIS, in the social sciences and humanities (including history, geography, demography and environmental studies). The program for 1998 focuses on research designed to contribute to an understanding of current developments, and analysis of their significance for the present and future.

    Deadline: 02/16/98

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    2-5 Sustainable Agriculture Extension Training Grants (USDA)

    The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) Program has a region-wide sustainable agriculture training initiative under the leadership of the University of Nebraska and the Ohio State University, and a regional Professional Development Program (PDP) Coordinator located at Michigan State University. The Administrative Council of NCR SARE is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY 1998 to select the next NCR SARE PDP Coordinator and region-wide training initiative in sustainable agriculture. The purpose of the region-wide professional development project is to provide professional development opportunities in sustainable agriculture for Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel, and other appropriate members of the NCR agricultural community. The Coordinator of NCR SARE PDP is responsible to the NCR SARE Administrative Council for providing leadership for the program.

    Deadline: 02/20/98

    2-6 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program (USDA)

    The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program (NCR SARE PDP) is seeking proposals for professional development initiatives in sustainable agriculture. Projects should focus on professional development for Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other appropriate agency and private sector personnel within the region, in the concepts, systems and practices of sustainable agriculture. Projects can include educational activities that will take place on commercial farms; workshops; conferences, including use of satellite or other interactive TV technologies; development of materials and fact sheets, handbooks and manuals, videos, etc.; or innovative combinations of these or other activities. Projects having a scope beyond a single state are encouraged.

    Deadline: 02/13/98

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    2-7 NAEP Secondary Analysis Program (ED)

    The purpose of the National Assessment of Education Progress Secondary Analysis program is to encourage eligible parties to prepare reports that would not otherwise be available utilizing new ideas of state-of-the-art techniques to analyze & report the information contained in NAEP and NAEP High School Transcript Studies. Analysis and reports prepared under this program should potentially be useful to the general public, parents, educators, educational researchers, or policy makers. CFDA 84.902B (FR 12/30/97)

    Deadline: 03/05/98

    2-8 Bilingual Education: Teachers & Personnel Grants (ED)

    This program provides grants for preservice and inservice professional development for bilingual education teachers, administrators, pupil services personnel, and other educational personnel who are either involved in, or preparing to be involved in, the provision of educational services for children and youth of limited English proficiency. Eligible applicants include one or more institutions of higher education which have entered into consortia arrangements with local educational agencies or state educational agencies. CFDA 84.195 (FR 12/30/97)

    Deadline: 02/23/98

    2-9 Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program (ED)

    This program provides grants to upgrade the qualifications and skills of noncertified educational personnel, especially educational paraprofessionals, to meet high professional standards, including certification and licensure as bilingual teachers and other educational personnel who serve limited English proficient students, and to help recruit and train secondary students as bilingual educational teachers and other educational personnel to serve limited English proficient students. CFDA 84.195E (FR 12/30/97)

    Deadline: 02/23/98

    2-10 Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs (ED)

    Applications are invited for new awards under the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs for FY 1998. This program provides financial assistance to train the staff and leadership personnel employed in, or preparing for employment in, projects under the Federal TRIO Programs. (FR 12/29/97)

    Deadline: 02/20/98

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    2-11 Investigations to Address the Radiative Impact of Aerosols on the Earth's Climate (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation for proposals for scientific studies focused on developing an understanding of aerosol radiative forcing of climate. This NASA Research Announcement is concerned with the climate forcing due to changing aerosol concentration and properties, both the direct radiative forcing by aerosols and the indirect radiative forcing caused by effects of changing aerosols on cloud properties. NRA-97-MTPE-16

    Deadline: 02/24/98

    2-12 Advanced Vehicle Management Technology Program (AFR)

    Wright Laboratory is interested in receiving proposals for the Advanced Vehicle Management Technology (AVMT) program to mature and reduce risk for high payoff photonic vehicle management system technologies. The objective is to develop and demonstrate critical aspects of the next generation Fly-By-Light architecture required to meet the needs of 21st century air vehicles. PRDA 98-02-FIK

    Deadline: 02/17/98

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    2-13 Cellular and Molecular Approaches to Achieving Euglycemia (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of AGing (NIA) invite investigator-initiated research grant applications to develop therapies to achieve euglycemia in people with type I diabetes. These applications could include: islet and beta cell transplantation; engineering of regulated insulin secretion in non-beta cell surrogates; hematopoietic stem cell therapy for the induction of tolerance; or development of technologies to preserve beta cell function and stimulate beta cell regeneration. Particular emphasis should be placed on the development of clinically applicable technologies. This request for application (RFA) is intended to stimulate the application of advances in cell biology, bioengineering, immunology, molecular biology, gene therapy and transplantation to the development of safe and effective therapies to regulate glucose homeostasis in humans. DK-98-007 (NIHG 11/21/97)

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

    2-14 Terrestrial Ecology and Global Change (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces the solicitation of proposals for the joint NASA/NSF/DOE/USDA/NOAA TECO program of research on terrestrial ecology as it relates to global environmental changes. Multidisciplinary research is solicited in three equally important areas: 1) the interactions and feedback between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere and among linked ecosystems as watershed and landscape scales; 2) the role of terrestrial ecosystems as a source or sink of carbon dioxide and other trace gases; and 3) the consequences of global-scale environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems, including plant and animal populations. NRA-97-MPTE-15

    Deadline: 02/20/98

    2-15 Glucose Sensors in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) and the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) invite investigator-initiated research grant applications to develop a glucose sensor or to create a closed-loop system for regulating blood glucose. This request for applications (RFA) is intended to stimulate the application of advances in chemistry, engineering, cell biology, biochemistry and endocrinology to the development of novel technologies (which may include a combination of cellular and mechanical approaches) to reliably and accurately measure glucose levels as part of a system to maintain euglycemia. This RFA allows for the submission of applications for two-year pilot and feasibility grants, regular research project grants, and interactive research project grants, which will support the efforts of several independent investigators working in a collaborative manner. DK-98-008 (NIHG 11/21/97)

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

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    2-16 Aging Research Grants (AARP)

    The AARP Andrus Foundation announces opportunities for funding in aging research in two areas: Aging and Financial Security and Living with Chronic Health Conditions. Proposals for Aging and Financial Security should address: Future Directions in Private Savings or The Economic Impact of Chronic Health Conditions. Proposals for Living with Chronic Health Conditions should address: New ways to Assess the Impact of Chronic Diseases or Maximizing Adaptation to Chronic Health Conditions. Letters of Intent will be considered for investigations outside these areas if the research questions are related to the overall concerns of the program initiative.

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 01/15/98

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    2-17 Jacob Javits Fellowship Program (ED)

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program is designed to assist students of superior ability to pursue graduate programs leading to the doctorate or the Master of Fine Arts in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Eligibility is limited to students who at the time of application have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school in academic year 1998-99.

    Deadline: 02/17/98

    2-18 The Albert Gallatin Fellowship (University of Virginia)

    The Albert Gallatin Fellowship in International Affairs was established by the FERIS Foundation of America and is now administered by the University of Virginia. The award for the coming academic year provides for up to nine months of study at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland by an American candidate for the Ph.D. who is actively engaged in dissertation research for the Doctorate within the field of International Relations.

    Deadline: 03/02/98

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