Funding Bulletins - February 20, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 8)
8-1 Fulbright Scholars in Vietnam (CIES)
The U.S. Information Agency recently announced that money has become available to inaugurate a Fulbright scholar program in Vietnam in 1998-99. In order to have grantees in place by September 1998, the competition is being conducted quickly. Five of the awards are open to scholars in the following fields: American studies/American history; international and agricultural economics; law, with a preference for specialists in commercial, international and environmental law; and environmental policy. The sixth award is in the field of higher education administration. The grantee will advise the Ministry of Education and Training and conduct workshops on U.S. higher education models.
8-2 National Security Education Program Institutional Grants (USIA)
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) institutional grants provide opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education to develop or strengthen their capabilities to enhance the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens in critical languages, cultures, area, and international fields, thus strengthening the nations ability to operate effectively. The emphases for institutional grant applications are: Improving Language Acquisition and Cultural Knowledge; Improving Study and Work Opportunities Abroad; Stimulating Faculty Involvement; Improving Information Dissemination and Linkages Across Institutions; Broadening the Base of Interdisciplinary and Institutional Relationships.
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 04/10/98
USAID/Russia is seeking a contractor to implement a multi-year program of technical assistance, training and partnerships for NGOs. The partners or clients for this assistance will include selected Russian NGO resource centers, sector-specific NGOs, municipal associations and other private institutions that support the NGO sector. The objective of these activities is to assist in the growth of a vibrant civil society in Russia that is contributing to and promoting democratic reform. The focus is on developing an operationally and financially self-sustaining NGO sector capable of helping citizens solve community and social problems; lobbying government at all levels on behalf of citizens rights and concerns; promoting an awareness of those concerns among public decision-makers from the media, government and business; and pressing for transparency in government and business practices. RFP 118-98-003 (CBD 02/13/98)
8-4 Kansas Crop Improvement Association (KCIA)
The Kansas Crop Improvement Association (KCIA) Research Support Committee is now seeking proposals for research projects from several agencies. Commitments to continuing projects will be given first consideration. Currently supported projects with additional years on original proposals need only write a letter specifying changes or to continue as is. Priorities adopted by the KCIA Board are: 1) improved variety development; 2) seed technology--testing, processing, etc.; 3) certified seed marketing research; 4) further priority will be given to proposals that are likely to result in early benefit to growers.
8-5 Risk Management Education (USDA)
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is soliciting proposals for projects in the following areas: 1) the delivery of risk management education programs to producers and related agribusiness operators in the U.S. agricultural sector; 2) the development of agricultural risk management educational curricula and materials; and 3) supporting research that leads to improved risk management strategies and decision aids for agricultural producers or that improves access to risk management information. (FR 02/10/98)
8-6 Creative Arts Exchange Program (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications to develop international projects for visual and/or performing artists, educators and arts administrators, consisting of residencies and programs in which selected U.S. and foreign participants work, learn or create together. Projects may involve arts administrators, playwrights, theater directors, arts managers, copyright protection experts, choreographers, film makers, cultural tourism specialists, visual artists, writers and poets. E/P-98-29 (FR 02/05/98)
8-7 Vocational and Applied Technology Grants (KSDE)
The Kansas State Department of Education has issued a Local Application for the support of vocational and technical education activities for FY 99. Universities may apply for the following categories: Displaced Homemakers/Single Parents/Single Pregnant Women and Skill Training/Supportive Services for Young Women.
8-8 Small Business Innovation Research Program (ED)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) invites small business firms to submit research proposals under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Firms with strong research capabilities in educational technology, science, or engineering in any of the topic areas listed below are encouraged to participate. Awards are for periods up to six months in amounts up to $50,000. The anticipated federal research topics available under this Ed/SBIR Program solicitation include: Development of Strategies or Adaptation of Assistive Devices, Mechanisms, Technologies, or Techniques for Individual with Disabilities; Development or Adaptation of Devices, Mechanisms, or Techniques for Individuals with Hearing Disabilities; Innovative Technologies to Enhance Self-Determination, Job Development, Job Modification, Job Opportunities, or Transition from School-to-work for Individuals with Disabilities; and many other topics. Program # 98-025
8-9 European Community/United States Joint Consortia (ED)
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) has announced its Special Focus Competition: European Community/United States of America Joint Consortia for Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Education for FY 1998. The competition includes an invitational priority to encourage proposals designed to support the formation of educational consortia of institutions in the U.S. and the European Union to encourage cooperation in the coordination of curricula, the exchange of students and the opening of educational opportunities between the U.S. and the European Union. Each consortium must involve a minimum of 6 partners--three active partners in the U.S. and three in the E.C. CFDA 84.116J (FR 02/10/98)
8-10 FAR Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Guest Investigator (NASA)
NASA's Office of Space Science solicits basic research proposals for participation in the NASA program for space science observations and subsequent analysis of the resultant data from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). The primary goal of the FUSE mission is the investigation of the nature and physics of interstellar and intergalactic gas through the use of high-resolution absorption spectroscopy of the far untraviolet emission of distant sources. The FUSE Guest Investigator Program is intended to enhance the scientific return from the mission and to allow a larger part of the astronomical community to use FUSE to conduct independent investigations. NRA 98-OSS-02
Deadline: Notices of Intent 03/09/98; Proposals 05/08/98
8-11 Enabling Technologies for Micro Adaptive Flow Control (DOD)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office solicits proposals for research, development and demonstration of Enabling Technologies for Micro Adaptive Flow Control (MAFC). MAFC is defined as the ability to control the behavior of large scale flow fields by exploiting natural flow response to small scale disturbances triggered by small scale actuators. MAFC combines innovative actuator technologies with active flow control strategies. The long term program goals are to: 1) develop and validate enabling MAFC technologies, and 2) integrate MAFC technologies into high pay-off, aero and hydro prototypical systems-level demonstrations. Potential MAFC applications in four broad systems areas are of interest; aircraft gas turbine engines, munitions, and maritime vehicles. BAA 98-19 (CBD 02/17/98)
8-12 Dual Use Application Program Science & Technology Initiatives (DOD)
The U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC announces a program in the area of Dual Use Applications Program (DUAP), Science and Technology (S&T) Initiatives. The topic areas of this BAA are: Acoustical Signal Enhancement Module for Improving Speech Recognition Accuracy in High Noise Environments; Photon Battery for Fire Control Applications; Improved Luminous Sources for Fire Control Devices; Model Based Control Systems for the Production of Energetic Materials; Manufacturing Integration of Open Architecture Controllers Using Totally Integrated Munitions Enterprise Techniques; Flexible-Integrated Robotic Welding System; Thermoplastic Laminate Modeling and Fabrication; Lightweight, Cost Efficient Highly Loaded Composite Structures; Ion Beam Processing for Increased Wear Life of High Value Chrome Plated Parts; and Application of Multiple Explosively Formed Penetrator (MEFP) Technology to Down hole Penetrator Warheads. DAAE30-98-BAA-0102 (CBD 02/10/98)
8-13 Quantitative Methods to Map Genes for Complex Diseases (NIH)
The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit applications for innovative research projects that will develop new quantitative methods for mapping sets of genes that influence susceptibility to complex human diseases. The specific objectives to be accomplished are: 1) the development of powerful and flexible statistical methods that will enable researchers to localize and map multiple disease susceptibility genes; and 2) the implementation of these new, sophisticated methods in highly efficient and well-documented computer programs widely disseminated for use by a broad range of biomedical researchers. MH-98-017 (NIHG 02/11/98)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/06/98, Applications 05/06/98
8-14 Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Resource Center (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health invites cooperative agreement applications to support research and education through a resource center for osteoporosis and related bone disorders in order to facilitate and enhance knowledge and understanding on the part of health professionals, patients, and the public through effective dissemination of information. Awardees will be expected to participate actively in carrying out a national bone diseases educational and information program whose objectives are to: document the barriers and test strategies to improve the appropriate identification, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases; design, implement, and evaluate the bone diseases education and information program in several regions of the U.S.; organize working groups of medical experts and consumer representatives to review available data and prepare publications relevant to osteoporosis and related bone diseases education. AR-98-007 (NIHG 02/11/98)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 03/15/98, Application 04/28/98
8-15 Criminal Justice Grants (KS)
The State of Kansas is receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to be subgranted to Kansas criminal justice agencies to assist their efforts in combating illicit drug use and violent crime. Cities, counties, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and Native American tribes are eligible to receive grant funding. Program areas for which applicants can apply include prevention, law enforcement, treatment, criminal interdiction, and criminal justice information systems improvement.
8-16 Cooperative Agreements for Mental Health Care Provider Education in HIV/AIDS Education (SAMHSA)
The purpose of the Cooperative Agreement for Mental Health Care Provider Education in HIV/AIDS from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is twofold: 1) to disseminate to mental health care service providers state-of-the-art knowledge about how to identify and treat the psychological and the neuropsychiatric sequelae of HIV/AIDS; and 2) to develop knowledge on how to be more effective in the dissemination of this knowledge. CFDA 93.230
8-17 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (DOC
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), will provide an opportunity for the Physics Laboratory (PL) and the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to join in partnership with American colleges and universities to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The MSEL programs provides research opportunities in ceramics, solid state chemistry metallurgy, polymers, neutron condensed matter science, and materials reliability. The PL program exposes students to atomic, molecular, optical and radiation physicists and facilities. Two nominations per institution are accepted.
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