Funding Bulletins - February 13, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 7)
7-1 KDI: Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence in the Information Age (NSF)
To achieve the aims of Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence, proposals are solicited from individuals or groups for research that is inherently multidisciplinary or that, while lying within a single discipline, has clear impact on at least one other discipline. In FY 1998, KDI will have three foci: Knowledge Networking (KN); Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS); and New Computational Challenges (NCC). KN will focus on attaining new levels of knowledge integration, information flow, and interactivity among people, organizations, and communities. LIS will emphasize research that advances basic understanding of learning and intelligence in natural and artificial systems and supports the development of tools and environments to test and apply this understanding in real situations. NCC will emphasize new computational approaches to frontier science engineering problems as well as problems involving data intensive computations and simulations. (NSF 98-55)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/01/98, Proposals 05/08/98
7-2 1999 Energy from Biomass Competition (CPBR)
The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. is soliciting preproposals for its 1999 Energy for Biomass Competition. CPBR has changed its fiscal year to coincide with the Federal fiscal year, October 1 through September 30. This will make a change in the CPBR competition schedule which will start in January rather than in August. Because 1998 competition participants will not know the outcome of that competition prior to the 1999 competition deadline for preproposals, submission of the 1998 preproposals in the 1999 competition is encouraged. Preproposals are requested for plant biotechnology research: basic biochemistry, physiology, genetic manipulation, cell/tissue culture techniques, and/or bioengineering research to address industrial problems and opportunities related to energy from biomass. The effects of the proposed research on greenhouse gas emissions should be spelled out in each preproposal.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
7-3 Astral Career Grants for Music and Dance (NFAA)
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts offers Astral Career Grants to meet modest expenses in response to external opportunities requiring timely action by an artist. The activity should be one that will directly further the applicant's artistic career and be urgent in nature. Examples of needs that would qualify are: travel to an audition or repair of an instrument. Artists must be in music (voice, piano or composition) or dance (ballet or choreography). Applicants cannot be full time students.
Deadline: 03/01; 06/01; 09/01; 12/01
7-4 Schools for a New Millennium Planning Grants (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites educators to refresh their commitment to excellent humanities teaching and learning by incorporating new technological resources into intensive professional development for teachers. The Millennium Schools special opportunity welcomes projects that will help teachers to engage their students in substantive study of the humanities using digital technologies. All projects should address how specific humanities topics are best taught and learned.
7-5 Museum and Library Grants (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is inviting applications for museum support grants and national leadership grants for libraries. Deadlines vary by program. The due dates are March 6, conservation project support; April 10, professional services program; April 24, museum assessment program (MAP); March 13, MAP II; Feb. 27, MAP III; June 19, museum leadership initiatives; and April 17, national leadership grants. (FR 02/06/98)
7-6 Local Systemic Change Through Teacher Enhancement in Science Grades 6-12 (NSF)
This targeted solicitation calls for the reform of the teaching and learning of secondary science, to more closely align it with the National Science Standards. This solicitation encourages schools, school systems, or collaborations of schools, with their partners, to initiate systemic efforts that will result in teachers of grades 6-12 making significant progress towards reaching national goals for the teaching of science. Projects must be designed to impact all teachers of grades 6-12 science or a subset thereof, such as all teachers of grades 9-12 science or all science teachers of grades 6-12 in a particular set of schools within a large system. School districts or coalitions of school districts in partnership with at least one outside organization with a scientific or educational mission may submit proposals. (NSF 98-53)
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 03/16/98, Full Proposals 05/04/98
7-7 Summer Institute for Educators from South Africa and Namibia (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications to develop a six-week summer institute to provide a training and development program for up to 28 educators implementing education reform in South Africa and Namibia. E/AEA-98-01 (FR 02/05/98)
7-8 Benin Primary Education (USAID)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Benin) is contemplating the award of a major three year cost-reimbursement, completion type contract in primary education. USAID requests proposals for improving the quality of primary education, improving the capacity of the primary school teaching force, increasing equity, promoting increased public and private participation in primary education and strengthening the institutional capacity of Benin's Ministry of Education to effectively plan and manage the education sector. REP No. 624-98-002 (CBD 02/02/98)
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
7-9 NSF Scholar-in-Residence at NIH (NSF)
The NSF, through its Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Directorate for Engineering, and the NIH are establishing the NSF Scholar-in-Residence at NIH activity as a partnership to enable investigators in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering to develop research collaborations within the intramural research environment at the NIH. This experiment is designed to help bridge the interests of the research communities served by NSF and the NIH, and to catalyze productive interactions which can enrich both. Participants in the program are expected to spend a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year working within the NIH intramural research Program. NSF 98-48
7-10 Water and Watersheds Research (EPA/NSF/USDA)
The Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation and Agriculture Department are inviting applications to conduct research on scientific, engineering and social principles for understanding, protecting and restoring water resources and watershed processes in the U.S. and the world. This year's competition will emphasize research that considers restoration and rehabilitation of damaged or degraded systems. Proposals should address several issues, including ecosystem and societal processes that need to be understood before undertaking rehabilitation efforts; and how relative risk and degrees of rehabilitation can be monitored and evaluated within their ecological and societal contexts.
7-11 Advanced Technology Program: Adaptive Learning Systems (NIST)
The Commerce Department's National Institute on Science and Technology is inviting applications under the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) for research and development on high-risk, high-payoff emerging and enabling technologies. The competition aims to promote U.S. economic growth and competitiveness by supporting high-risk research to accelerate development of Internet-focused, Web-based instructional systems, in order to make education and training more affordable, accessible and better adapted to the requirements of educators and learners. NIST especially seeks proposals which apply proven instructional paradigms; address the training and self-development needs of the American workforce; or offer innovative business models for delivery of education and training. 98-08 (CBD 02/02/98)
Deadline: Preproposals 03/11/98, Full Proposals 05/13/98
7-12 1998 Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its intent to support a competition in Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 as apart of a new program called Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT). The ultimate goal of EMPACT is to provide public access to clearly-communicated, time-relevant (timely or real-time), useful, and accurate environmental monitoring data in an ongoing and sustainable manner in 86 of the larger U.S. metropolitan areas. Environmental monitoring consists of the systematic measurement, evaluation and communication of physical, chemical, and biological information intended to give insight into environmental conditions.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/02/98, Applications 05/15/98
7-13 Precision Measurement Grants (DOC)
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is continuing a program of research grants, formally titled Precision Measurement Grants, to faculty members of U.S. universities or colleges for significant, primarily experimental research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. RIN 0693-ZA18 (FR 02/10/98)
Deadline: Abbreviated Proposals 03/12/98
Health& Life Sciences
7-14 Mycology Research Units (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for program project (P01) grants to conduct interdisciplinary research to increase understanding of the biology and host-pathogen interactions of the medically important fungi. This fundamental knowledge will be applied to the development of new and improved strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of the mycoses. Therefore, research must be focused on the identification and validation of targets for the development of diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics for systemic mycotic infections. (NIHG 02/02/98)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/09/98, Applications 06/16/98
7-15 Mental Health Research for Survivors of Torture and Related Trauma (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health is inviting applications for research to enhance the scientific understanding of the extent and nature of torture-related mental health problems within the United States, and to develop and test the effectiveness of interventions for survivors of torture. Topics range from studies of specific populations (e.g., informants, specific ethnic groups, children or witnesses) to determine similarities and differences within and across groups related to torture and its mental health consequences; to development of innovative, effective and ethical methods to obtain, maintain and support the research participation of torture survivors. (NIHG 02/06/98)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/01/98, Applications 05/15/98
7-16 Effects of Alcohol Advertising on Underage Drinking (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in conjunction with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), seeks grant applications to conduct longitudinal research that will determine whether alcohol advertising affects initiation and continued consumption of alcohol by youth. Such studies should include examination of the short- and longer-term relationships among exposure to alcohol advertising, alcohol expectancies and other mediating variables (e.g., personality and family norms), and actual consumption of alcohol among youth. The intent of this RFA is to stimulate comprehensive but focused research that takes into account as many threats to external and internal validity as possible given the resources available. AA-98-002 (NIHG 02/02/98)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/31/98, Applications 05/07/98
7-17 Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Student Intern Award Program (Pediatric AIDS Foundation)
The Pediatric AIDS Foundation has funds available for the eighth year of the Student Intern Award program. The primary objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for high-school seniors, college, graduate and medical school students to engage in clinical and research programs related to pediatric HIV/AIDS. The intern's work must consist of active participation--not merely attending clinical rounds and patient discussions, etc. Students must apply through a sponsor who has expertise in pediatric HIV/AIDS. Sponsors must be M.D.s, Ph.Ds or licensed clinical social workers. The program should be oriented toward basic medical research, clinical research (including epidemiological), psychosocial research or patient care. The sponsor must indicate the relevance of this internship to pediatric HIV/AIDS. The sponsor may not apply with more than one student for this program during the award period.
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