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Funding Bulletins - April 3, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 14)



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    14-1 Industrial Competitiveness Through Energy, Environment, Economics (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting preproposals to reduce energy consumption, waste production and operating costs under the National Industrial Competitiveness Through Energy, Environment and Economics (NICE) program. Eligibility is limited to states, territories and possessions with an industrial partner. Local governments, state and private universities, private nonprofits, businesses and individuals not eligible as direct applicants may work with appropriate state agencies in developing projects and forming participation arrangements. (CBD 03/19/98)

    Deadline: Abstracts 05/15/98

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    14-2 Adult Basic Education (KS Dept. of Ed)

    The Kansas Department of Education has available federal funding for Adult Basic Education. The Basic Program Grant provides for the development of new programs for adults whose lack of basic skills renders them unemployable; keeps them, whether employed or unemployed, from functioning independently in society; and severely reduces their ability to have a positive effect on the literacy of their children. Two other grant programs are available: Staff Development Grants to provide training for full-time professional adult educators; training for minority educators; training for educators of adults with limited English proficiency; and training teachers to recognize and more effectively serve illiterate individuals with learning disabilities below the fifth grade level. In addition, mini-grants for research and special demonstration projects for staff development are available.

    Deadline: 05/11/98

    14-3 Heartland Works, Inc. Request for Proposals (Heartland Works, Inc.)

    Heartland Works, Inc. 117 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66612, is issuing a request for proposals to provide educational enrichment services to its summer youth participants located in the Lawrence area (Douglas, Franklin or Jefferson counties) and Manhattan area (Riley, Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee counties) for the period June 1-August 14, 1998. Heartland Works, Inc. is also issuing a request for proposals to provide educational enrichment services to an additional 10-30 summer youth participants located in Shawnee, Osage and/or Jackson counties for the period June 1-August 14, 1998. (KR 03/26/98)

    Deadline: 04/08/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    14-4 Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Energy Research is inviting applications under the Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change program for research to analyze the costs and benefits of potential actions to control greeenhouse gases and possible climate change. Priority topics are technology innovation and diffusion; emissions trading; supply curves for greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide; supply curves for land use; and representation of carbon management technologies. Notice 98-15 (FR 03/25/98)

    Deadline: Preapplications 04/20/98, Applications 05/21/98

    14-5 Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Energy Research is inviting research grant applications under the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program, for projects on assessment; biotransformations and biodegredation; community dynamics and microbial ecology; system engineering, integration, prediction and optimization; and bioremediation and its social implications and concerns (BASIC). (FR 03/25/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/15/98, Applications 05/13/98

    14-6 Announcement of Opportunity for Discovery Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the opportunity to conduct planetary science investigations through Discovery Program space flight missions that meet the goals of planetary system(s) exploration. Discovery missions are solar system science missions intended for travel to and exploration of solar system bodies, and/or for remote examination of the solar system and extrasolar planetary system environments. The Discovery program is designed to accomplish frequent, high quality planetary system(s) science investigations utilizing innovative, streamlined, and efficient management approaches. It seeks to reduce total mission cost substantially and to improve performance through the use of new technology and through commitment and control of design/development and operations costs, and to transfer new technology among space, nonaerospace firms, educational, other nonprofit organizations, and Government entities. AO: 98-OSS-04

    Deadline: Notices of Intent 04/30/98, Proposals 06/29/98

    14-7 Optimized Portable Algorithms and Application Libraries Initiative for Complex Physical Simulation (NSF)

    The Division of Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG)) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) plan jointly to support research and development of new approaches to the design and creation of efficient algorithms and optimized libraries for large-scale numerical modeling and simulation of physical phenomena arising in industrial applications. The Optimized Portable Algorithm and Application Libraries (OPAAL) initiative is an opportunity for researchers in the mathematical sciences to join with other scientists and engineers in the development of innovative mathematical techniques applicable to simulation of complex physical processes. An ideal team would include expertise in the mathematical sciences, materials processing, computer science, and engineering, and would have strong connections to industry. (NSF 98-64)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/22/98, Proposals 07/01/98

    14-8 Unidata Equipment Grants (NSF)

    The Division of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) will accept equipment proposals from academic institutions engaged in teaching and research in the atmospheric and related sciences for Unidata-supported systems. It is NSF's intent to assist those institutions that presently do not have interactive meteorological computer capability to participate in the Unidata Program. In addition, NSF will accept proposals for purchasing hardware and software to assist institutions whose Unidata-related computing equipment is becoming obsolete, especially institutions whose computers do not meet the minimum standards currently recommended by the UPC. NSF will also accept proposals for purchasing hardware and software that will enhance an institution's participation in the Internet Data Delivery system or a department's participation in NSF's Very high speed Backbone Network Service (vBNS). (NSF 98-69)

    Deadline: 05/15/98

    14-9 Risk-Assessment Research in Water-borne Pathogens (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting proposals for cooperative agreements to conduct biological and statistical research related to the assessment of human health risk due to pathogen and host factors. Areas include investigations into waterborne pathogen risk and health outcomes in human subpopulations, such as infants and the immuno-compromised, and development of severity indices, resultant costs, multi-route exposures, carrier states and uncertainty factors. NCEA-CIN-02 (CBD 03/19/98)

    Deadline: Preproposals 04/20/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    14-10 Basic and Clinical Research on Fibromyalgia (NIH)

    The Rheumatic Diseases Program of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other NIH Divisions invite research grant applications (R01) and exploratory/developmental grants (R21) from interested investigators for tightly focused innovative research studies related to all aspects of pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to relationships between FMS and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Improved understanding of the origins and the biological, neurological and psychosocial mechanisms underlying the clinical manifestations of fibromyalgia syndrome will have an impact on the development of more effective diagnostic tests and new therapies for both FMS and related disorders. AR-98-006 (NIHG 06/26/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/15/98, Applications 07/15/98

    14-11 Genetic and Molecular Basis of Longevity (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for new and competing renewal applications for research project grants to support basic research on the genetic and molecular basis of longevity. The goals of the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Longevity Request for Applications (RFA) are to identify genes that play a role in determining longevity and health span and to determine the cellular and biochemical functions, and molecular mechanisms of action of these Longevity Assurance Genes (LAGs). A multidisciplinary approach to the study of the complex traits of longevity and aging, including the application of genetic, molecular, and biochemical techniques, has accelerated research progress toward an in depth understanding of the molecular genetic basis of longevity and aging. The continued application of multidisciplinary approaches to the investigation of these areas of aging biology is strongly recommended in applications submitted in response to this RFA. AG-98-005 (NIHG 03/26/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/01/98, Applications 06/10/98

    14-12 Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites applications for research core centers in musculoskeletal disorders. The Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CCMDs) will provide the resources for a number of established, currently funded investigators, often from different disciplines, to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to common research problems in musculoskeletal disorders and to ensure greater productivity than from each of the separate projects. AR-98-004 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/15/98, Applications 07/15/98

    14-13 Opportunities for Research at Regional Primate Research Centers (NIH)

    The purpose of this program announcement is to offer mechanisms through which nonhuman primate resources can be more readily accessible to researchers. The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) invites investigator-initiated research project grants applications for research that utilizes nonhuman primates and other research resources at the seven Regional Primate Research Centers (RPRCs). The overall objectives of this initiative are to: 1) promote cutting edge scientific research; 2) enhance utilization of nonhuman primates and other resources within the RPRCs; and 3) promote coordinated research efforts with Center staff scientists who are located at the seven RPRCs. PA-98-036 (NIHG 03/06/98)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01 AIDS Related 01/02, 05/01, 09/01

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    Social Sciences

    14-14 Cognition and Behavior in Down Syndrome (NIH)

    The Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch (MRDD), Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC), of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Division of Fundamental Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders (DFNDD) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), in collaboration with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), invite research grant applications that address various aspects of cognition and behavior in individuals with Down Syndrome (DS). Areas of interest include the developmental and neurological mechanisms underlying characteristic loss of function, approaches toward preserving or improving level of function, and methods to assess effects of interventions. HD-98-007 (NIHG 03/27/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/01/98, Applications 06/11/98

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    14-15 Addendum - Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research (NIH)

    This addendum is to inform potential applicants of the 1998 receipt date, the submission location, and clarification to the review process for PAR-96-016 `Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research,' administered by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). This small grant (R03) program was announced in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 25, No. 1, January 26, 1996 and supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. AHCPR supports and conducts health services research to improve the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services. PAR-96-016 (NIHG 03/18/98)

    Deadline: 05/22/98

    14-16 NIDCD/ORMH Minority Dissertation Research Grants in Human Communication (NIH)

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the Office of Research on Minority Health (ORMH) announce the availability of small grants (R03) to support doctoral dissertation research in human communication for minority doctoral candidates. Grant support is designed to aid the research of new minority investigators and to encourage minority individuals from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. DC-98-001 (NIHG 03/18/98)

    Deadline: 05/22/98

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