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Funding Bulletins - January 30, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 5)





    5-1 Pilot Research on Aging Grant Program (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications in specific areas to: 1) stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into aging research, or 2) encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this research field. This Small Grant Program provides support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01) and/or a significant advancement of aging research. Investigators may apply for a small grant in areas including: HIV/AIDS and aging; ethnic and racial differences; cartilage aging/osteoarthritis; behavioral, social, clinical, and biological studies of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular aging; molecular and cellular mechanisms of reproductive aging; mechanisms that underlie nutrient modulation of cellular, tissue and organ integrity during the aging process; enhancing self care and management; social and structural factors in health care; death and dying; social psychology of aging; sensory and motor processing; and cancer and aging. PAR-98-021 (NIHG 01/09/98)

    Deadline: 03/17/98, 07/17/98, 11/17/98

    5-2 Childhood Agricultural Safety and Health Research (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces that applications are being accepted for research on childhood agricultural safety and health. Projects are sought to conduct research on risk factors for agricultural injuries associated with child development, social and economic consequences associated with youth workers, and the design and/or evaluation of strategies to prevent childhood agricultural injuries. Announcement 817 (FR 01/21/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/03/98, Applications 04/16/98

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    5-3 Biotechnology Risk Assessment (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting applications for projects to help federal regulatory agencies make science-based decisions about the safety of introducing genetically modified plants, animals and microorganisms into the environment. Topics for FY 1998 are: 1) research on the introduction into the environment of genetically engineered organisms; 2) research on large-scale deployment of genetically engineered organisms, especially commercial uses of such organisms; 3) research to develop statistical methodology and quantitative measures of risks associated with field testing of genetically modified organisms; 4) partial funding to organize a scientific research conference to review the science-based evidence, if any, that the introduction of a pest resistance gene into a crop plant poses the risk of increasing the fitness of weedy, sexually compatible relatives of the crop plant.

    Deadline: 03/24/98

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    5-4 Hoover Presidential Library Grants (Hoover)

    The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association annually awards grants to researchers to cover the cost of trips to the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. Funds must be used for research at the Hoover Library. Current graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and qualified non-academic researchers are eligible to apply.

    Deadline: 03/01/98

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    5-5 Traumatic Brain Injury Research (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for new traumatic brain injury model systems research projects under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program. Projects should involve research, development, demonstration, training, dissemination, utilization and technical assistance. Proposals also should develop methods, procedures and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially those with severe disabilities. CFDA 84.133A (FR 01/21/98)

    Deadline: 03/23/98

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    5-6 Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope Instrument Technology Development (NASA)

    This NASA Research Announcement solicits technology demonstration proposals for the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Instrument Technology Development Program. The purpose of this program is to support scientific research efforts which define and develop, to the prototype stage, key technologies leading to the development of instruments for the GLAST mission. New measurement concepts can be proposed, as well as methods to significantly improve the performance of existing instruments and/or the development of technologies to enable integrated instrument packaging (architectures). NRA 98-217-02

    Deadline: 03/05/98

    5-7 Long Term Durability of Materials & Structures: Modeling & Accelerated Techniques (NSF)

    The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation announces a collaborative research initiative on the long-term durability of materials, machines and structures. The focus is on innovative accelerated tests and modeling of deterioration behavior, which will enable reliable prediction of long-term performance from short-term tests. A goal of the initiative is to provide close links between basic research and engineering applications in the field of deterioration science by coordinating research efforts and combining resources from a number of agencies including the Federal Highway Administration. This initiative aims to support fundamental research on new concepts and methods. (NSF 98-42)

    Deadline: 03/25/98

    5-8 Improved Thermal Control Surface Materials (DOD)

    Air Force Research Laboratory is interested in receiving proposals to develop innovative new approaches to thermal control surface materials as high payoff alternatives to traditional coating or optical solar reflector systems for current and future space system use. The materials developed under this program are not limited to coatings, but may include bonded optical solar reflectors, integral optical solar reflectors, film/membrane concepts, integral structural concepts, and other innovative concepts. Thermal control coatings are required to regulate the temperature of spacecraft systems. SOL PRDA #98-38-MLK (CBD 01/23/98)

    Deadline: 03/19/98

    5-9 Technology Development for the Constellation X-ray Mission (NASA)

    This NASA Research announcement solicits proposals for Technology Development for the Constellation X-ray Mission. The purpose of this program is to support scientific research efforts which define, develop, and demonstrate Constellation-X critical technologies prior to seeking new start authorization. This announcement is not for the acquisition of instruments but for the development of technologies. NRA 98-217-01

    Deadline: 03/09/98

    5-10 Dual Use Applications (ONR)

    The Industrial Programs Department of ONR announces a program in the area of Dual Use Science and Technology. ONR seeks projects to create and develop new product or process technologies which have potential for both Navy and commercial applications. The Proposer must be a for-profit company or have at lease one for-profit firm on its team. The topic area of interest is: Ship Service Fuel Cell Power System. The objective of the Ship Service Fuel Cell Power System (SSFC) project is to demonstrate that this commercially developed technology can be adapted to marine applications and provide the fleet with an affordable alternative source for ship service electrical power. BAA 98-005

    Deadline: 03/17/98

    5-11 Ballistic Missile Technology (AFR)

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is interested in receiving proposals on research to advance and demonstrate the use of technologies for ballistic missile technology. Areas of interest are: 1) precision strike of buried targets; 2) missile component reclamation systems; 3) missile aging and surveillance testing; 4) Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with anti-jam capability; 5) aero shell materials. PRDA 98-VI01

    Deadline: Areas 2, 3 02/27/98, Areas 1, 4, 5 04/30/98

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    5-12 A Resource of Arrayed BAC Clones for Fish Mapping of the Human Genome (NIH)

    This Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications to generate a resource that will facilitate the identification of chromosome aberrations in cancer and to provide reference points for the development of a `cancer chromosome aberrations' database. The Tumor Genetics Program, Cancer Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for research projects to generate a resource of mapped human large-insert Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes (BAC) clones that can be used for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) mapping studies, with a resolution of approximately 1 megabasepair, which is equivalent to 3,000-5,000 BAC clones for the whole human genome. CA-98-005 (NIHG 01/16/98)

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

    5-13 Methods for Discovering and Scoring Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications is to solicit applications for research grants to1) develop genomic-scale technologies, or 2) implement pilot-scale or large-scale for the discovery and scoring of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The pilot/large-scale projects may be for SNPs that are located throughout the genome or that are located in particular genome regions or in sets of genes related to particular processes, organs, or diseases. The availability of a dense collection of SNPs will stimulate many areas of biological research, including the identification of the genetic components of disease. HG-98-001 (NIHG 01/09/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/25/98, Applications 05/07/98

    5-14 Health Effects Institute Research (HEI)

    The Health Effects Institute has announced its Winter, 1998, Research Agenda. Funding is available for studies in one of the following areas: RFA 98-1: Characterization of Exposure to and Assessment of Health Effects of Particulate Matter; Preliminary Applications 98-2: Health Effects of Exposure to Air Pollutants from Motor Vehicle Emissions; Preliminary Announcement of Diesel Epidemiology Project and Intent to Issue a Request for Applications for Pilot Studies.

    Deadline: Letters of Intent for 98-1 02/18/98, Applications 04/01/98

    5-15 Pulmonary Immune Defenses and Their Regulation: Understanding Dysfunction with HIV Disease (NIH)

    This solicitation invites research grant applications focused on regulation of local immunity in the lung in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Studies might be directed at cellular and molecular mechanisms of regulation of local immunity in the airways and the lung tissue. Ultimately, the goal of the program is aimed at developing strategies for selectively regulating mucosal or surface immunity (cellular and humoral), both of which might be helpful in understanding acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related pulmonary complications. HL-98-006 (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/17/98, Applications 04/28/98

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    5-16 Energy Security in Armenia (NRC)

    The National Research Council is sponsoring a Young Investigator Program in 1998 on Energy Security in Armenia. This program will consist of a fifteen to twenty day session in Armenia in the summer of 1998. It will include five to seven American specialists and an equal number of foreign specialists; all participants must have earned their Ph.D. not earlier than January 1, 1990. In 1999 some American scholars will have the opportunity to return to Armenia to continue collaborations developed during the summer program. This YIP will focus on the political, economic, and environmental aspects of Armenia's options for long-term energy security. Specialists in energy planning, resource economics, environmental science, and political science are encouraged to apply.

    Deadline: 02/20/98

    5-17 Centers for Behavioral Science Research in Mental Health (NIH)

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications for Centers for Behavioral Science Research in Mental Health (CBSR). The purpose of these Centers is to provide integrated multidisciplinary research environments in which to pursue focused questions in basic behavioral science related to mental health and mental disorder. This mechanism is intended to encourage investigators from a variety of disciplines and approaches to contribute the full range of expertise and advanced technologies available in basic behavioral science toward the understanding of mechanisms underlying mental health and mental illness, and to begin the translation of basic behavioral findings and techniques to relevant clinical issues. PAR-97-104 (NIHG 08/29/97)

    Deadline: 03/23/98, 03/23/99

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