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Funding Bulletin - April 24, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 17)



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    17-1 Food Assistance and Nutrition Research (USDA)

    The Economic Research Service, USDA, is soliciting proposals for the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) Competitive Research Grant and Cooperative Agreement Program. The program focuses on: dietary and nutrition outcomes; food program targeting and delivery; and program forecasting and budget analysis. Priority research issues are identified for each category; however, proposals are welcome on other topics within a category.

    Deadline: Food Program Targeting 06/01/98; Dietary 06/03/98; Forecasting 06/05/98

    17-2 Beef Steak Evaluation (USDA)

    An in-home evaluation of beef steaks is required for the USDA, ARS, US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE. The contractor shall supply all labor, material, and equipment necessary to conduct the evaluation. The contractor shall recruit 640 households from the populations of two major metropolitan areas, provide questionnaires and instructional materials, conduct an orientation with at least one panelist per household, collect data, and shall deliver to the Government appropriate computer files and all completed questionnaires. SOL RFQ-15-82HW-98 (CBD 04/14/98)

    Deadline: 06/02/98

    17-3 Microbiological Hazards of Food Animal Production (FDA)

    The Food and Drug Administration's center for Veterinary Medicine is inviting cooperative agreement applications to investigate the microbiological hazards associated with the food animal production environment, including animal feeds, with a focus on improving knowledge of human foodborne pathogens, such as salmonellae, Escherichia coli and campylobacteria. Research areas range from transmission and fate in animal agriculture to antibiotic resistance development and dissemination in the animal production environment. (FR 04/16/98)

    Deadline: 06/01/98

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    Arts & Humanities

    17-4 Inroads Planning Residencies for International Collaborations (Arts International)

    In order to improve and expand planning opportunities for international collaborations, INROADS will make grants of up to $30,000 in support of planning residencies of three to four weeks that bring performing artists from Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific Islands to the U.S. to explore the potential for creating new work made in collaboration with U.S. performing artists. These planning residencies will be based at U.S. organizations interested in developing multidisciplinary performing arts projects. INROADS encourages applications from groups of organizations applying as consortia.

    Deadline: 06/08/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    17-5 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (DOD)

    The Office of Naval Research is inviting white papers outlining team projects to perform basic science and engineering research and related education in areas critical to national defense. The competition is limited to 13 areas, from hybrid molecular and spin semiconductor-based research to non-classical information representation and manipulation; and science-base for nanolithography. BAA 98-012 (CBD 03/27/98)

    Deadline: White Papers 06/11/98, Full Proposals 10/27/98

    17-6 Western Arctic Shelf Basin Interactions (NSF/DOD)

    National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research are inviting applications to conduct research in the Arctic Ocean, with priority on studies of shelf/slope water mass modification and exchange processes and biogeochemical cycles, to improve capacity to predict environmental change. A coordinated research program has been formulated to address the processes and their interactions that occur on many Arctic shelf seas: Shelf Basin Interactions (SBI). Phase I will involve analyses of historical data, instrument and technique development, opportunistic field investigations, modeling and appropriate workships. (NSF 98-77)

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    Health & Life Sciences

    17-7 American Heart Association Grants (AHA)

    New application forms are available for American Heart Association Grants. Scientist Development Grants support beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can serve to bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator. No more than 4 years should have elapsed since an applicant's first faculty/staff appointment. The Established Investigator Grant is for Assistant or Associate Professors with at least 4 years but no more than 9 years since the first faculty appointment. Grant-in-Aid awards fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.

    Deadline: 06/15/98

    17-8 Cancer Survivorship Studies in Established Epidemiologic Cohorts (NIH)

    The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites investigator-initiated grant applications (R01s) and applications for competing supplements to existing NIH-funded research project grants (R01s, P01s) or cooperative agreements (U01s) for innovative, interdisciplinary research using existing epidemiologic study populations to address issues related to long-term survivorship of cancer, particularly in the areas of specific health or lifestyle outcomes and their modulation by common risk factors or other exposures. PA-98-027 (NIHG 02/18/98)

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

    17-9 Genome Instrumentation Research Program (DOE)

    The Energy Department is seeking proposals for instrumentation research supporting the Human Genome program, including both new and existing strategies. Grants will support new instrumentation and technical approaches for DNA sequencing, automation and integration of DNA sequencing systems, validation of DNA sequencing accuracy and the determination of gene function of newly sequenced DNA. Goals are to reduce costs and increase throughput while maintaining accuracy for production DNA sequencing and related analyses. 98-16 (FR 04/20/98)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/08/98, Applications 08/19/98

    17-10 HIV/STD/TB Research (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to conduct research related to HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and tuberculosis (TB), focusing on control and prevention. Priorities include the impact of managed care on TB control activities; the impact of peer and community education programs on health-seeking behaviors of high-risk populations; correctional healthcare, especially the impact of managed care or privatized care providers, and its impact on healthcare use in the community; evaluation of non-abstinence-based strategies for drug users who cannot or are unwilling to stop drug use; and development, piloting, evaluation or improvement of HIV prevention interventions. Announcement 98023 (FR 04/15/98)

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 05/18/98, Application 07/20/98

    17-11 Pilot Studies to Develop Novel Systems for Gene Delivery (NIH)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite applications for pilot and feasibility studies proposing innovative strategies for gene delivery that could ultimately lead to treatments for genetic metabolic diseases including cystic fibrosis. This program announcement replaces PAR-97-002 published October 18, 1996 and is designed to permit investigators to obtain preliminary data on novel approaches to gene therapy. Topics for this Program Announcement will be limited to pre-clinical studies designed to increase the level and the duration of gene expression in vivo. Research to elucidate the basic mechanisms and cellular factors involved in the processes of vector entry and gene expression will also be responsive to this program announcement. PAR-98-026 (NIHG 02/11/98)

    Deadline: 06/09/98

    17-12 The Pathogenesis of Chronic Sinusitis (NIH)

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications for basic, preclinical or clinical studies to investigate the mechanisms of inflammation in chronic sinusitis and, in particular, the role of viral and bacterial infections and of non-infectious stimuli. This knowledge will be used to develop new strategies to prevent or treat sinusitis. PA-98-034 (NIHG 02/25/98)

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

    17-13 Mechanisms and Pathogenesis of Pediatric HIV-1 Infection (NIH)

    The Division of AIDS (DIADS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), invites applications for basic research to study mechanisms of perinatal HIV-1 transmission and pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection in infants and children. The NIAID seeks applications for research studies that utilize advances in virology, immunology, and genetics to address these research areas. Of special interest are those basic research studies that hold promise for improvement of clinical strategies to prevent mother-to-infant transmission of HIV-1 or to treat perinatally infected children in order to prolong and improve the quality of their lives. PA-98-048 (NIHG 03/25/98)

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

    17-14 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Metastatic Tumor Cells (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites exploratory/developmental grant applications to study the molecular and cellular biology of metastatic tumor cells. This special initiative is designed to promote collaborations and facilitate scientific interchange between investigators, one with experience in the biology of metastasis and the other in a more basic scientific discipline such as molecular or cellular biology, or biochemistry. Therefore, prospective Principle Investigators need to identify a research collaborator. The goal of this initiative is to provide funds for preliminary research projects that will form the basis of future R01 applications to investigate metastasis. PA-98-029 (NIHG 02/23/98)

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

    17-15 Brain Molecular Anatomy Project: Feasibility Studies (NIH)

    The purpose of this requirement is to establish a technology and informatics system to decipher the molecular anatomy of the brain. The ultimate goal of this research is to produce a catalog of all the genes expressed in the nervous system, and potentially to provide, as a public resource, a clone bank of these genes. The initial start-up component will be a two year feasibility contract initiative. Personnel in highly specialized areas of science, such as neuroanatomy, molecular biology, and genetics, along with the capabilities to use current informatics structures will be required. Offerors, including proposed subcontractors, may apply for one or any combination of the objectives. One important aspect is the integration between the separate objectives. NIH-NIMH-98-DB-0010 (NIHG 04/03/98)

    Deadline: 06/98

    17-16 Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award (PAF)

    The Pediatric AIDS Foundation will award the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award to five outstanding scientists whose research will greatly impact children with HIV/AIDS. Each candidate must have an M.D., Ph.D. or D.V.M. degree and be at the assistant professor level or above. All applications must have a direct relevance to pediatric AIDS. While the Pediatric AIDS Foundation supports basic medical research using clinical material, they do not fund the pharmocologic development of drugs.

    Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/10/98

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    Social Sciences

    17-17 Drug Abuse Recovery and Treatment Programs (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications to establish tests and evaluate community-based approaches to drug abuse treatment, recovery and assisting specific populations affected by drug abuse. (FR 04/16/98)

    Deadline: 06/08/98

    17-18 Recovery Community Support Program (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting grant applications for programs to foster the participation of recovery communities (i.e., people in recovery from substance abuse/dependence or using substance abuse services and their families) in the development of programs, policies and quality assurance at the state and local level. (FR 04/16/98)

    Deadline: 06/08/98

    17-19 Exemplary Treatment Models for Adolescents (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting grant applications for projects to identify current models of adolescent treatment that demonstrate effectiveness in treating adolescents when evaluated for client outcomes and cost. Awardees should identify existing, potentially exemplary treatment models for adolescents; develop an evaluation plan and produce a short-term evaluation of outcome measures; develop documentation for these models; and offer the programs for possible replication. The target population is adolescents with a substance abuse problem, with priority on treatment programs for adolescent heroin abusers. CFDA 93.230 (FR 04/08/98)

    Deadline: 06/08/98

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