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Funding Bulletins - March 20, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 12)



  • Arts & Humanities
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  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences


    12-1 Indoor Air Research (CIAR)

    The Center for Indoor Air Research (CIAR) accepts proposals for research on the sources, transformation and fate of constituents affecting indoor air quality; on factors governing human exposure to, and retention of those constituents; on the effects of those constituents on health, including exposure-response relationships; and on methods of preventing or abating the concentrations of indoor air contaminants. CIAR is interested in all relevant chemistry, physics, control strategies for, health effects caused or aggravated by, and psychosocial factors influencing the perception of indoor air quality. CIAR encourages interdepartmental collaborations and joint projects.

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/01/98; Proposals 06/01/98

    12-2 Community Builders Fellowship (HUD)

    Together with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the new HUD is launching the Community Builders Fellowship to get some of America's best minds together, educate and train them in all aspects of housing and community development, teach them innovative solutions that are working for communities across this nation, then send them out into the field to make a difference for America's cities. A Community Builder will receive four weeks of training at Harvard then begin work on the front lines in one of 81 communities across the country. You must be a U.S. citizen. Related experience is required; college degrees will be considered.

    Deadline: 05/01/98

    12-3 Chemical Plume Tracing (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research seek proposals in the area of Chemical Plume Tracing. Many animals, e.g., lobsters, moths, and dogs are capable of tracking chemical plumes to their source. It is believed that a careful understanding of how animals accomplish this task will lead to the development of artificial plume tracing systems that can be employed to locate the source of chemical plumes for a variety of applications, including the location of land mines, using plumes in air, and underwater unexploded ordnance, using plumes in water. Proposers should address the multi-disciplinary nature of this problem, from improved understanding of the local fluid dynamics to signal acquisition, processing, and interpretation of chemical information by plume tracing animals. Sol. RA98-09

    Deadline: Optional Preproposals 03/30/98; Proposals 05/04/98

    12-4 Nonprofits and Technology Project Awards and Grants (OMB Watch)

    OMB Watch's Nonprofits and Technology Project (NPT) is offering several grants and awards to nonprofit organizations employing innovative uses of technology in public policy efforts. For both the awards and grants, examples of `public policy participation' include, but are not limited to: public policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, legislative initiatives, lobbying, research and analysis around policy issues, alerts and calls to action, online mobilizations, internal strategizing, cross sector collaborations, online strategies as part of a more comprehensive outreach effort, and efforts that build the technology capacity of novices so they can participate actively.

    Deadline: Awards 05/15/98; Pilot Grants 06/01/98

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    12-5 Agricultural Marketing (USDA)

    Proposals to provide technical assistance aimed at improving market access for U.S. agricultural products are invited under the FY 1998 Emerging Markets Program. Proposed research may address market-specific issues such as: 1) responding to new or changed market opportunities requiring a rapid response; 2) addressing food safety and regulation issues; 3) sectorial assessments for trade and investment, orientation visits, feasibility studies, and market research for markets not already serviced by other Foreign Agricultural Service marketing programs; and 4) cross-commodity activities that focus on problems which affect more than one industry.

    Deadline: 04/20/98

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    Arts & Humanities

    12-6 NEH Fellowships for University Teachers (NEH)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities awards Fellowships for an uninterrupted period of from six to twelve whole months. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge, to the advancement of teaching, or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Such work might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book-length treatment of a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tool in either traditional or electronic format. A fellow must devote full time to the fellowship study and may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake any other major activity during the tenure of the fellowship.

    Deadline: 05/01/98

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    12-7 Technology Innovation Challenge Grants (ED)

    The Department of Education has published its Notice inviting applications for Technology Innovation Challenge Grants Program which provides grants to consortia that are working to improve and expand new applications of technology to strengthen school reform efforts, improve student achievement, and provide for sustained professional development of teachers, administrators, and school library media personnel. In FY 1998 the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant Program will focus on professional development by providing support to consortia that have developed programs, or are adapting or expanding existing programs, for technology training for teachers and other educators to improve instruction. (FR 03/05/98)

    Deadline: 05/29/98

    12-8 Field-Initiated Research for Bilingual Education (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting proposals for field-initiated research to improve bilingual education and special alternative instruction programs for limited English proficient children and youths. Grantees should conduct field research that involves longitudinal studies of students or teachers in bilingual education, monitoring the education of those students from entry in bilingual education through secondary school completion. Priority areas include projects that focus on research that leads to answering significant questions on assessment of language acquisition and academic achievement for LEP students. CFDA 84.292B (FR 03/13/98)

    Deadline: 04/29/98

    12-9 Special Education & Rehabilitative Services (ED)

    The Department of Education has invited applications for new awards for competitions under four programs authorized by IDEA: 1) Special Education--Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities; 2) Special Education--Technology & Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities; 3) Research & Innovation to Improve Services & Results for Children with Disabilities; and 4) Special Education--Personnel Preparation to Improve Services & Results for Children with Disabilities. (FR 02/24/98)

    Deadline: 04/24/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    12-10 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (DOD)

    The Environmental Security Technology Certification program (ESTCP) is a demonstration and validation program for environmental technologies that addresses Department of Defense requirements. The ESTCP is interested in receiving proposals for innovative technologies that address DoD cleanup requirements. ESTCP is seeking proposals for environmental technologies in the following cleanup related topics only: 1) unexploded ordnance detection and discrimination; 2) cleanup monitoring for soil, sediment and groundwater sufficient to meet regulatory levels of concern, and 3) in-situ remediation of groundwater contaminated with either chlorinated volatile organic compounds, metals, energetics or mixtures containing these contaminants. BAA 98-010 (CBD 03/09/98)

    Deadline: 05/08/98

    12-11 Research on Advanced NDE Methods for Aerospace Structures (DOD)

    Air Force Research Laboratory is interested in receiving proposals designed to lead to improved quantitative NDE capabilities. The emphasis of this program is to establish a bridge between the basic research output of both the in-house research group at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and other Air Force and DoD sponsored basic research, and the exploratory and advanced development contractual programs. The on-going technical effort of this program will be to establish the range of applicability of new advanced materials characterization NDE techniques, imaging methods/signal processing techniques and data analysis methods that are out-growths of the in-house research effort at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and other efforts. This effort will be conducted on-site in the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate's NDE Branch. PRDA #98-35-MLK (CBD 03/11/98)

    Deadline: 04/23/98

    12-12 Aging Aircraft (DOD)

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is inviting pre-proposals in the area of Aging Aircraft. Basic research topics are sought in the areas of non-destructive evaluation, impact of corrosion on mechanical behavior, and structural integrity. In the area of non-destructive evaluation, innovative concepts are desired that will lead to great improvements in the NDE quantification and characterization of hidden corrosion, small cracks associated with WFD, and/or cracks in multi-layer structures. Integrated computational and experimental approaches that are based on service environment are sought for the corrosion-related studies and assessment of mechanical response. Issues in structural integrity include novel approaches in probabilistic fracture mechanics, time to onset of widespread fatigue damage, residual strength prediction and mechanics of bonded composite repairs to composite structures. (CBD 03/12/98)

    Deadline: 05/01/98

    12-13 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program: Regional Grants (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for regional grants under the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program which supports efforts to reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the United States. (FR 03/06/98)

    Deadline: 05/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    12-14 Occupational Radiation and Energy-Related Health Research (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting research project grant applications addressing safety and health concerns associated with occupational exposures to radiation and other hazardous agents at nuclear facilities and in other energy-related industries. The focus of the grants should reflect the following topical areas, emphasizing field research: 1) retrospective exposure assessment, 2) radiation measurement issues, 3) non-cancer morbidity and mortality outcomes, 4) meta-analysis and combined analysis methodologies, 5) uncertainty analysis, 6) effects of measurement error on risk estimates, 7) studies of current workers, and 8) risk communication and worker outreach. Announcement 98030 (FR 03/12/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/24/98; Proposals 06/11/98

    12-15 Treatment for Adolescent Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in conjunction with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), seeks applications that propose research which will contribute to the identification and development of efficacious treatment interventions and services for adolescent alcohol abusers and alcoholics. Two types of treatment studies may be submitted under this RFA: 1) those that are theory driven and based on experimental design (efficacy studies) and 2) those that asses practice as usual in health service settings (effectiveness studies). The primary aim is to develop a knowledge base derived from efficacy research, i.e., manualized, theory-driven, randomized controlled clinical trials of adolescent treatment interventions. An important secondary aim is to assess the effectiveness of standard adolescent treatment practice utilizing an equally rigorous approach. AA-98-003 (NIHG 03/13/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/08/98, Applications 06/12/98


    12-16 Food Safety, Food Processing and Human Health (HHS)

    The Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, has a requirement for the study, evaluation, review and analysis of current and emerging knowledge and technology in selected areas of food processing, food safety, and human health issues. The successful contractor will be responsible for providing comprehensive reviews in the subject scientific areas and will emphasize the essential components of an independent scientific review and evaluation. The solicitation will be released on or about April 7, 1998. Sol. 223-98-2333

    Deadline: Approximately May 6, 1998

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    Social Sciences

    12-17 Creating Healthy Work Organizations (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to design, implement and evaluate organizational interventions to create healthy work organizations. The applications is to conduct field studies which identify characteristics of healthy work organizations. The major objectives should be the development, installation, and evaluation of interventions to create healthy work organizations. Announcement 98024 (FR 03/11/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/03/98; Applications 05/15/98


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