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Funding Bulletins - March 6, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 10)



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    10-1 K*STAR Faculty Start-up and Equipment Grants (K*STAR)

    K*STAR is soliciting proposals for projects to be funded by the K*STAR Phase III program which will run from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2002, if approved by NSF EPSCoR. April 10 is the deadline for proposals to: A) Hire New Faculty; and B) Acquire or Upgrade Multi-User Major Instrumentation. Projects for new faculty are designed to recruit and hire junior faculty with excellent potential to develop rapidly a highly competitive research program, and mid-level and senior faculty with a proven track record in research and excellence in leadership. The Instrumentation grant is to acquire or upgrade multi-user major instrumentation which will enhance the research capability of KSU, KU and WSU.

    Deadline: 04/10/98

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    Arts & Humanities

    10-2 Governor's Arts Awards (KAC)

    The Kansas Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 1998 Governor's Arts Awards. Any Kansas citizen or organization may submit a documented nomination in one of six categories: Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Art Educator, Arts Advocate, Individual Patron, or Patron Organization. Individual artists may be in the visual, performing, literary, folk or media arts. Nominees must be Kansas citizens or Kansas-based organizations with records of outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth and support or availability of the arts in Kansas. (KR 02/26/98)

    Deadline: 05/01/98

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    10-3 U.S.-OSEAS Partnership Program (NAFSA)

    The Association of International Educators and the United States Information Agency are pleased to announce the 1998 competition for the U.S.-OSEAS Partnership, an overseas professional development opportunity for five U..S. based international education professionals to work with colleagues in overseas educational advising centers for a period of up to four weeks and to learn about the host country educational system and culture. Host sites are: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Bulgaria, and France.

    Deadline: 04/02/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    10-4 Crash Outcome Data Evaluation Systems (DOT)

    The Transportation Department is inviting applications for cooperative agreements to help states develop and use crash outcome data evaluation systems. The agency will make one award per state. (FR 02/09/98)

    Deadline: 04/30/98

    10-5 Engineering, Scientific, Technical, Logistical and Programmatic Support Services (DOD)

    The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) intends to negotiate, on a competitive basis for a five year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee (completion) contract for engineering, technical, scientific, programmatic and logistic support services in the multi-disciplinary areas related to U.S. Navy environmental compliance and pollution prevention, afloat and ashore. Specifically support shall be provided in the areas of solid waste management systems, oil and oily waste management systems, sewage and graywater treatment systems, thermal destruction systems, plasma arc systems, and in-service engineering. N00167-98R-0001 (CBD 11/28/97)

    Deadline: 04/30/98

    10-6 Multimedia Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention Grants (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting grant proposals under the Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention (EJP2) grant program. This grant program is designed to fund projects that have a direct impact on affected communities. Funds awarded must be used to support pollution prevention programs in minority and/or low-income communities. Projects funded may involve public education, training, demonstration projects, collaborative public-private partnerships, or innovative approaches to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non-regulatory strategies and technologies. (FR 01/23/98)

    Deadline: 04/20/98

    10-7 Low Cost Interceptor Seeker (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sensor Technology Office (STO), is soliciting proposals for the concept development phase of a low cost seeker system program, capable against a wide array of air vehicle threats. The relatively low cost and simple technology involved in building subsonic air vehicles, along with availability of low cost, highly accurate guidance and control systems, make the proliferation of cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), and low, slow flying, piloted aircraft likely threats in future conflicts. Proposed seekers (sensor, gimbal if applicable, signal and data processing, and guidance electronics) must be able to meet specific constraints when tactically packaged. In general, low cost, weight size, and power are highly desired features, as is the capability to operate in a wide variety of weather conditions. BAA 98-17

    Deadline: 04/13/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    10-8 Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology (NIH)

    The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites Small Grant (R03) applications relating to cancer epidemiology with a primary focus on etiologic cancer research. These are short-term awards intended to provide support for pilot projects, testing of new techniques, or development of innovative or high-risk projects that could provide a basis for more extended research. PAR-98-023 (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: 01/15, 05/15, 09/15

    10-9 Peroxisome Proliferators and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (NIH)

    Environmental health research carried out by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides a solid scientific foundation for understanding interrelationships between the environment, genetics and temporal factors as they relate to human disease and dysfunction. Research conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), centered at the NIEHS, focuses on the evaluation of environmental/industrial agents for their toxic effects using a broad array of assays and test systems and generates data to strengthen the scientific foundations for risk assessment. The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to provide scientifically based data to aid the NIEHS in understanding the mechanisms of action of agents under study by the NTP to further improve the risk assessment process, and, thereby, better protect the public health. This program utilizes the R03 Small Grants Program to encourage investigator-initiated applications that will utilize frozen tissues from an NTP study involving exposure to peroxisome proliferators. ES-98-003 (NIHG 02/23/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/01/98, Applications 05/20/98

    10-10 Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children (NIH)

    The primary goal of this initiative is to define abnormalities in airway structure and function responsible for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children (3-12 years of age) and to identify physiological and clinical measures associated with increased morbidity. Specific objectives include the identification of neural and soft tissue factors increasing airway collapsibility; soft tissue and craniofacial features that elevate airway resistance; defects in ventilatory control reflexes that compromise airway patency; the genetic and epidemiological risk factors for OSA; and the neuropsychological, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of OSA in children. It is anticipated that these studies will provide new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in children. HL-98-004 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 04/30/98, Application 06/23/98

    10-11 Small Grant Program for the NIAMS (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into targeted, high priority areas of NIAMS research. This one-time solicitation will provide support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01). AR-98-002 (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: 04/29/98

    10-12 Wetlands Conservation Projects (DOI)

    The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting proposals that request matching funds for wetland conservation under the small grants program. Program funds may be used only for wetlands acquisition, creation, enhancement and/or restoration. (FR 02/03/98)

    Deadline: 05/01/98

    10-13 Small Grant Program for the NIDCD (NIH)

    This program announcement (PA) supersedes all previous announcements of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Small Grant (R03) Program for support of pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant. The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of the NIDCD: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. PAR-98-010 (NIHG 11/21/97)

    Deadline: 04/23/98, 08/21/98

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    Small Business Collaborations

    10-14 Small Business Innovation Research Program (NIH)

    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides support for research and development (R&D) of new technologies and methodologies which have the potential to succeed as commercial products. The applicant organization must be a small business concern, and the primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of award and during the conduct of the proposed project. In accord with the intent of the SBIR program to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal R&D, scientists at research institutions can play an important role in an SBIR project by serving as consultants and/or subcontractors to the small business concern. Normally, up to one-third of the Phase I budget may be spent on consultant and/or contractual costs, and up to one-half of the Phase II budget may be spent on such costs. (NIHG 02/12/98)

    Deadline: 04/15, 08/15, 12/15

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    Social Sciences

    10-15 Crime Victims' Assistance and Child Abuse and Neglect Grants (KS)

    The Kansas Office of the Attorney General has announced the availability of funding for two justice programs. The State Crime Victims' Assistance Fund is designed to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in order to speed their recovery from the financial loss, physical suffering and emotional trauma of victimization; and to assure proper and sensitive treatment of crime victims in the criminal justice process. The Child Abuse and Neglect Program is to provide: 1) temporary emergency shelter for victims of child abuse and neglect; 2) counseling and assistance to those victims; 3) educational services directed at reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect and diminishing its impact on the victim.

    Deadline: 03/24/98

    10-16 Drug Abuse Prevention and Communications Research (NIH)

    This Request for Application encourages research to explore the role of mass media and communications in drug abuse prevention. It would serve to inform the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ONDCP has initiated a major national media campaign as part of its long-term strategy to reduce drug use in the United States. The media campaign seeks to reduce drug use by changing attitudes about the dangers and acceptability of drug use. Laboratory research on the cognitive and affective aspects of communication that enhance understanding and acceptance of messages is needed to form the basis from which prevention programming and media messages can be developed. Studies that elucidate various communication components such as audiovisual perceptions, motivations, and salience would provide helpful background information for designing and targeting messages. DA-98-006 (NIHG 02/20/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/07/98, Applications 05/07/98

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    10-17 James B. Pearson Fellowships for Graduate Studies Abroad (James B. Pearson Fellowship Fund)

    Applications are now being accepted for the James B. Pearson Fellowship for the 1998-99 academic year. The Pearson Fellowship provides stipends, ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 to assist graduate students with approved study abroad programs. Applicants must: have been a resident of the state of Kansas for a minimum of five years; be accepted to a graduate program at an accredited Kansas college of university; and be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a program of study, preferably related to foreign affairs. Appropriate fields of study include but are not limited to anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology.

    Deadline: 04/01/98

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