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Funding Bulletins - March 13, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 11)



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    11-1 Alzheimer's Disease Data Coordinating Center (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites cooperative agreement applications from qualified institutions for support of an Alzheimer's Disease Data Coordinating Center which is designed to serve as a shared research resource to facilitate research in Alzheimer's disease. The data coordinating center will assemble, maintain, analyze and disseminate data; catalog brain tissue and other biological samples stored at the Alzheimers' Disease Centers (ADCs); serve as a study design and statistical consulting resource for ADCs utilizing the database; and coordinate semi-annual meetings of the ADCs to discuss progress and planning for shared initiatives. AG-98-004 (NIHG 02/05/98)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 05/15/98, Application 08/12/98

    11-2 National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Many of the NIH Institutes and Centers use this grant mechanism exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. In addition, the Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant can be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging, scientific areas relevant to the mission of the funding NIH institute or center.The training should be of sufficient depth to enable the trainees to have a thorough exposure to the principles underlying the conduct of research. (NIHG 02/02/98)

    Deadline: 01/10, 05/10, 09/10

    11-3 National Library and Museum Leadership Grants (IMLS)

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is inviting proposals from museums and libraries to enhance library information systems, in areas including education and training for library and information science; research and demonstration projects in library and information science; preservation and digitization of library materials; and model programs of collaboration between libraries and museums.

    Deadline: 04/17/98

    Arts & Humanities

    11-4 Spanish Culture Grants (Spain's Ministry)

    The program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and U.S. Universities has as its goal the dissemination of Spanish culture in the United States. To do that it offers matching fund grants under the following categories: programs for visiting professors, individual research, dissemination of Spanish Culture in the U.S. through the Print Media, dissemination and study of Spanish cinema, symposia and seminars, subsidies for professional associations, and generation of `98.

    Deadline: 04/01/98

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    11-5 Market Developer Coordinator Program (DOC)

    The Commerce Department's International Trade Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications under the Market Developer Coordinator program to build public/private export marketing partnerships. (FR 03/09/98)

    Deadline: 05/04/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    11-6 Comparative Planetary Research: Origin and Evolution of Terrestrial-Planet Atmospheres (NSF)

    NSF and NASA share the primary Federal responsibility for support of research in astronomy and planetary science, and the two agencies have previously supported highly successful joint initiatives in these areas. The Divisions of Astronomical Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences of NSF, in coordination with NASA's Office of Space Science, are now prepared to accept proposals for research on some comparative aspects of the atmospheres of the planets and satellites in the Solar System. Within this framework, NSF and NASA anticipate maintaining coordinated support for a series of targeted competitions, at least for three years (1998, 1999, and 2000), depending upon the availability of funding, with a different focus in each year. In the 1998 competition NSF will support proposals that address broadly related issues concerning the atmospheres of the terrestrial planets and satellites in the Solar System. NASA support will target proposals on the origin and evolution of the atmosphere of Mars, and NASA's Research Announcement reflects that tighter definition. (NSF 98-71)

    Deadline: 05/13/98

    11-7 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Guest Investigator Program Cycle 8 (NASA)

    NASA's Office of Space Science is soliciting basic research proposals for participation in a program to analyze scientific data from the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) and to conduct correlative research closely tied to Compton GRO observations. The Compton GRO is studying the various astrophysical processes and sources that produce high-energy electromagnetic radiation. Proposals are solicited for Cycle 8 of the mission which will begin December 1, 1998 and last approximately one year. Observing time is available to Guest Investigators during this phase and, in addition, opportunities exist for analysis of data obtained during earlier mission cycles, and correlative research related to Compton GRO observations. NRA 98-OSS-01

    Deadline: 05/07/98

    11-8 Research Opportunity for the United States Antarctic Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) intend to solicit proposals for scientific investigations in support of Office of Earth Science program and the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) specific to investigations of Antarctic atmosphere/ice/ocean interactions that affect climate or the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet. This Interagency NASA/NSF Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals to investigate either of the above topics using data primarily from satellites, or using theoretical models to improve either data interpretation or understanding of important processes. NRA-98-OES-03

    Deadline: 05/20/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    11-9 Antiretroviral/Immune Prophylaxis Against HIV-1 Transmission (NIH)

    The Division of AIDS (DAIDS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), invites applications to carry out basic laboratory research addressing the use of antiretroviral and immunotherapeutic agents for prevention of HIV-1 transmission related to high risk sexual, perinatal or parenteral exposures. This program announcement is designed to stimulate investigator-initiated laboratory research related to pre- and post-prophylaxis regimens used to reduce HIV-1 transmission. The types of applications encouraged under this PA would include laboratory studies using samples from animal model research; and from ongoing human clinical trials or observational cohort studies in which antiretroviral or immunotherapeutic agents are used for prophylaxis of high risk HIV-1 exposures. PA-98-038 (NIHG 03/06/98)

    Deadline: 01/02, 05/01, 09/01

    11-10 Applied Research in Emerging Infections: Hepatitis C Virus Infection-Sexual Transmission (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 1998 funds for competitive cooperative agreements and/or grants to support applied research on emerging infections-epidemiologic studies of sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The purpose of this grant/cooperative agreement program is to provide assistance for projects addressing the sexual transmission of HCV infection between steady partners. Specifically applications are solicited for projects aimed at determining if there is an increased risk of HCV infected persons and identify potential risk factors responsible for transmission. Announcement 814 (FR 02/18/98)

    Deadline: 05/15/98

    11-11 Impact of HIV Variation on Immunological Recognition (NIH)

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites applications through this program announcement to support research to address the impact of HIV variation on immunological recognition. The objective is to foster investigations to provide information that will ultimately be useful for identifying the strain(s) of HIV that should be used for vaccine development. Increased understanding of the mechanisms of HIV neutralization, identification of neutralization immunotypes, and understanding of the impact of viral variation on CTL recognition is sought. PA-98-011 (NIHG 11/21/97)

    Deadline: 01/02, 05/01, 09/01

    11-12 Body Weight Supported Ambulation Training After Spinal Cord Injury (NIH)

    The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to initiate a clinical trial of body-weight-supported ambulation training following spinal cord injury. The purpose of this Rehabilitation Clinical Trial is to examine the use of variable lower extremity loading during ambulation to enhance neurophysiologic control and facilitate the individuals ability to walk. Medications and electrical or magnetic stimulation techniques may be used as adjuncts for weight-supported ambulation training. The primary outcome measures must include functional walking in a natural environment without assistive devices other than simple canes or a walker. HD-98-005 (NIHG 03/05/98)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 05/11/98, Application 06/11/98

    11-13 Molecular Genetics of Mental Disorders (NIH)

    This request for applications solicits applications for multidisciplinary, collaborative research projects that employ state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and analytic methods to 1) collect and clinically characterize a large pedigree sample of adequate statistical power for identifying genomic regions which may harbor loci conferring susceptibility to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or early-onset recurrent unipolar depression, and 2) conduct a whole-genome scan to establish the chromosomal localization of such loci. Data and biological materials collected and produced in projects funded under this RFA will augment existing resources distributed by the National Institute of Mental Health for genetic analyses by the wider scientific community. MH-98-010 (NIHG 03/06/98)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 04/14/98, Application 05/19/98

    11-14 Macromolecular Structure Database (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation has identified support for the design, development, implementation and use of biological information resources as a priority. The Biological Database Activities Program announces a special re-competition for an award to establish, maintain and distribute a Macromolecular Structure Database (MSD). The MSD will serve as an archive for the three-dimensional Cartesian coordinates and related information, including structure factors, for those biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies whose structures have been determined to atomic resolution. (NSF 98-66)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent: 04/10/98; Proposals 05/27/98

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    Small Business Collaborations

    11-15 Small Business Innovation Research Program (NIH)

    The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research is soliciting contract proposals to conduct Phase I of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for AHCPR. This solicitation invites contract proposals in the following areas: Assisting Purchasers to Use Information on Health Plan Performance; and Assisting Chronic Care Management. AHCPR-98-0008 (NIHG 02/13/98)

    Deadline: 04/98

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    Social Sciences

    11-16 University-Head Start Partnerships Research Projects and Head Start Research Scholars (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families announces the availability of funds for two Priority Areas; University-Head Start Partnerships (1.01) and Head Start Research Scholars (1.02) to support research activities in the areas of infant and toddler development within the cultural context, the promotion of mental health in Head Start and Early Head Start, or field-initiated research areas which will increase our knowledge of low-income children's development for the purpose of improving services or have significant policy implications. (FR 02/19/98)

    Deadline: 05/05/98

    11-17 Food Stamps: Grants for Nutrition Education (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting grant applications for collaborative efforts to integrate and coordinate nutrition education into health, social service and food distribution programs to reach large numbers of food stamp participants and other low-income households.

    Deadline: 05/08/98

    11-18 Violence-Related Injury Prevention (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting grant applications for research on violence-related injury prevention, with a focus on injuries caused by suicidal behavior, gun violence, sexual violence or intimate partner violence. (FR 03/03/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/27/98; Applications 04/27/98


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