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Funding Bulletin - April 17, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 16)



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    16-1 Supplements for the Study of Complex Biological Systems (NIH)

    The purpose of this initiative is to support new quantitative approaches to the study of complex, fundamental biological processes by encouraging non-traditional collaborations across disciplinary lines. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will provide supplements to existing NIGMS grants to support the salary and expenses of collaborating investigators such as physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and other experts with quantitative skills relevant to the analysis of complex systems. PA-98-024 (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    16-2 Research on Origins and Pathways to Drug Abuse (NIH)

    The purpose of this notice is to emphasize the following research area, in conjunction with PA-97-043, Research on Origins and Pathways to Drug Abuse from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, published in the NIH Guide, Vol. 26, No. 8, March 14, 1997. The research objectives are modified to include: studies on childhood psychopathologic and developmental conditions that are associated with vulnerability to later development of drug abuse and dependence, including disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, learning and language impairments, cognitive dysfunction, and their co-occurrence. (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    16-3 Clean Cities Program (DOE)

    Through this solicitation, the Department of Energy is supporting private and/or public sector efforts to improve the organizational and business practices of local Clean Cities coalitions organized to achieve Energy Policy Act of 1992 objectives for accelerating the use of alternative fuels (AFVs). DOE's Clean Cities program has encouraged the formation of public and private sector coalitions in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. for the purposes of working together cooperatively to expand rapidly both production and utilization of AFVs and development of the necessary refueling infrastructure to support such vehicle use. The scope of the Clean Cities Program will require expertise in the following exemplary areas of support: a) Alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles; b) Alternative fuels and air quality legislation and regulations; c) Knowledge of key members of industry; d) Intergovernmental organizations; e) Training and curricula development and materials; f) Marketing, advertising, and public outreach; g) Organizational planning; and h) Meetings and workshop facilitation. SOL DE-PS36-98GO10295 (CBD 04/01/98)

    Deadline: 05/12/98

    16-4 The Innovation Grants Competition (Merrill Lynch Forum)

    The Merrill Lynch Forum will award up to $150,000 in grants to recent PhD degree recipients from universities worldwide through the Forum's Innovational Grants Competition. The Competition seeks to spark new levels of creativity and ingenuity at the world's research universities by challenging doctoral candidates in the sciences, liberal arts and engineering disciplines to examine their dissertations in light of their commercial potential. The Forum's goal is to encourage `entrepreneurial literacy' among the academic research community fostering greater awareness of market opportunities and highlighting the wealth of intellectual capital being created at the world's institutions of higher learning. Only doctoral candidates who successfully defended their doctoral dissertations between January 1, 1996, and May 31, 1998, and who have received their PhD from an accredited university in any country are eligible to apply.

    Deadline: 06/01/98

    16-5 Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Administrative Projects (DOI)

    The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting applications for administrative projects in sport fish and wildlife restoration. Focus areas are outreach, education, management, administration and research in areas related to fish and wildlife and responsible use of resources. (FR 04/10/98)

    Deadline: 06/01/98

    16-6 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (USDA)

    The Rural Utilities Service announces the deadline for submitting applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program for 1998. The maximum amount of a grant will be $350,000 and the maximum amount for a loan is $6,000,000.

    Deadline: Grants 06/01/98; Loans 08/14/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    16-7 Instrumentation Grants (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting grant applications to upgrade, purchase or maintain equipment or instrumentation relating to the performance, control or operational capability of nuclear research reactors at university facilities; or for radiation detection and measurement at laboratories directly related to the reactor facilities. DE-PS07-98ID13671 (FR 04/08/98)

    Deadline: 05/12/98

    16-8 Antarctic Proposals (NSF)

    Competition for LC-130 research support is expected to be intense for the next three field seasons because construction is anticipated to begin on the South Pole Station. Moreover, Naval Support Force Antarctica is no longer supporting Antarctic logistics support. The Air National Guard will now handle transport but NSF aircraft will require reconfiguration to meet Air Force standards, reducing the number of LC-130s available for transport. Scientists are encouraged to develop new proposals that do not require LC-130 support. (NSF 98-89)

    Deadline: 06/01/98

    16-9 Space Applications Technology Program (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) is seeking Concept Papers/Proposals to fulfill the space requirements for scientific study, development, and experimentation which will permit the exploitation of space-related technologies, capabilities and/or products to increase the combat effectiveness of the warfighter. This BAA solicits innovative space technology approaches to address the following Topical Areas: (1) Reconnaissance, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RISTA); (2) Satellite Communications (SATCOM); (3) Early Warning and Defense (EWD); (4) Weather, Terrain, and Environmental Monitoring (WTEM); (5) Battle Management C4 (BMC4); (6) Modeling and Simulation (M/S); and (7) Innovative Space Technology Applications. BAA 98-01 (CBD 07/21/97)

    Deadline: 05/31/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    16-10 NIH Sponsored Program Announcements in Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer (NIH)

    This notice is to remind the scientific community of the ongoing jointly sponsored `Aging Women and Breast Cancer' and the ongoing jointly sponsored `Aging, Race, and Ethnicity in Prostate Cancer' Program. The National Institutes of Health invite research applications to focus on the unique problems of older women with breast cancer. The purpose of this broad-based program announcement is to expand the knowledge base on breast cancer in older women through studies in the fields of biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, and the behavioral sciences. The NIH also invites research grant applications to expand the understanding of biological and clinical factors leading to the development, progression, and treatment of prostate cancer in aging men. PA-97-019, PA-96-034 (NIHG 12/20/96, 04/19/96)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    16-11 The Generation and Maintenance of Immunological Memory (NIH)

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications for basic immunological research on the generation, maintenance and functional diversity of memory B and T lymphocytes that will define basic mechanisms responsible for the generation, maintenance and functional diversity of memory T and B lymphocytes, in order to provide information needed for improved vaccine development for infectious diseases, and for development of novel therapeutic approaches to the treatment of autoimmune and allergic diseases, as well as transplant rejection. PA-98-013 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    16-12 ILSI N.A. Future Leader Awards (ILSI)

    The North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI N.A.) is soliciting nominations of persons to be considered as recipients of its 1999/2000 Future Leader Awards. These awards, given to promising nutrition and food scientists, allow young investigators the opportunity to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science. Letters of nomination must be submitted by the department head and two other senior staff or former professors.

    Deadline: 06/01/98

    16-13 Exploratory Studies in Cancer Diagnostics (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites research grant applications from interested investigators to conduct innovative studies in cancer diagnostics. The major goal of this initiative is to promote the discovery of new molecular or cellular abnormalities in tumors that will be useful for cancer diagnosis. Investigators are encouraged to consider the broadest range of biological alterations in tumor cells and tissues, not simply conventional genetic or immunologic markers, and to explore the application of emerging new technologies. The emphasis is these applications should be on discovery, rather than incremental improvements in existing strategies. PA-98-022 (NIHG 01/16/98)

    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

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    Social Sciences

    16-14 Stress in Corrections Personnel (NIJ)

    Grants are available from the National Institute of Justice for research and demonstration projects focusing on stress in law enforcement and corrections personnel and their families. NIJ seeks proposals to: develop and test innovative stress prevention or treatment programs for state or local law enforcement personnel and their families; conduct research on the nature, extent and consequences of stress experienced by correctional officers and their families, and evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement or correctional prevention or treatment programs; and develop and test effective ways to change law enforcement or correctional agency policies, practices and organizational culture to ameliorate stress experienced by officers and their families.

    Deadline: 05/18/98

    16-15 Research on Violence Against Women: Syntheses for Practitioners (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is inviting applications to develop critical reviews and syntheses of research and evaluations on violence against women for justice system and public health audiences. Violence against women includes domestic violence or intimate partner violence, sexual assault, other assualtive behaviors against women and stalking. Applicants should assemble a team of expert authors from both the criminal justice and public health fields. Practitioner insight also must be incorporated into the proposed approach. SL000271 (FR 04/02/98)

    Deadline: 06/01/98

    16-16 Rural Domestic Violence/Child Victimization Enforcement (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for a national evaluation of the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement grant program. A multi-method evaluation including both quantitative and qualitative approaches is required. Evaluating effectiveness and capturing the voices of the victims will both be essential components. One grant of up to $375,000 will be awarded in FY 98, with supplemental funding of up to $325,000 for subsequent years, for a total project funding level of up to $700,000. The duration of the project will be up to 36 months. SL000270 (FR 04/02/98)

    Deadline: 06/08/98

    16-17 Family Support Systems (SRS)

    The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services/Children and Family Services announces a release of a request for proposals March 2 for new family support programs. Family support programs are community-based, family-centered and family-driven support systems, composed of a collaborative network of local agencies, advocacy groups and volunteers. (KR 02/19/98)

    Deadline: 06/05/98

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    16-18 Young Inventors Program (BFGoodrich)

    The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program recognizes and rewards college and university students (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate) whose innovations, discoveries and research are deemed the year's most outstanding. The invention, idea or process submitted must be original, and the result of work completed by a student (or team) with his or her faculty advisor. In addition, the invention should be reproducible, and may not have been: (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process or (2) patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition.

    Deadline: 06/02/98

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