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Funding Bulletin - May 1, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 18)



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    18-1 Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation has announced a change in deadlines for full proposals for the Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence (KDI) initiative. The new deadlines are: Knowledge Networking (KN) proposals: May 11, 1998; New Computational Challenges (NCC): May 12, 1998; Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS): May 13, 1998. (NSF 98-55)
    Deadline: KN 05/11/98; NCC 05/12/98; LIS 05/13/98



    18-2 NICHD Career Transition Award (NIH)

    The overall goals of this program are to enable outstanding individuals to obtain research training experience in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Division of Intramural Research and to facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers. The Career Transition Award will provide two years of support for research training in an NICHD intramural laboratory followed by two years of support for an independent research project in an extramural institution. (NIHG 02/02/98)
    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    18-3 Canadian Studies Grant Program (Canadian Embassy)

    The Canadian Studies Grants are designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of Canada in the United States through the support of teaching, research, and program activities in a wide range of disciplines. The Canadian government is particularly interested in projects that focus on current Canada-US relations and Canada's place in North America. Priority topics include trade, economic, and business issues such as environment, natural resources, (energy, fisheries, forestry, etc.), national and international security, Canadian values and culture, and communications. The Matching Grant Program provides matching support for Canadian Studies programs and projects that receive funding from foundations or other funding institutions. Applications are due June 15, 1998. Also available are Conference Grants, due June 15, 1998, Program Enhancement Grants, and Research Grants, due September 30, 1998. The Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program provides faculty members with an opportunity to develop or redevelop a course with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load. Applications are due October 31, 1998. Graduate Student Fellowships are also due October 31, 1998.
    Deadline: Varies; Earliest 06/15/98

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    18-4 Commercial-Scale Odor Solutions Initiative Projects Targeting Swine Odor Reduction (NPPC)

    Proposals are invited for consideration in the area of technology development for innovative, new, basic, and applied approaches to swine odor management, with emphasis on air quality applications. Each proposal must involve a commercial-scale evaluation of technology which exists for these applications or which exists and is adaptable for swine odor management. Each technology will be evaluated relative to its `claims' of odor reduction. Changes in odor measurements will be monitored on similar untreated `control' farms. Comparison of odor changes between control farms and technology farms will be used in the final evaluation.
    Deadline: 06/05/98

    18-5 Conservation Farm Option Pilot Programs (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting applications to establish conservation farm option pilot programs to conserve natural resources and improve water quality. (FR 04/21/98)
    Deadline: 06/01/98

    18-6 Rural Cooperative Development Grants (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting preapplications for rural cooperative development grants to establish and operate centers for rural cooperative development. Nonprofits and higher education institutions are eligible to apply. USDA will favor applicants with relevant experience and expertise; demonstrated ability to facilitate business and employment opportunities to improve the economic conditions of rural areas; demonstrated ability to create links between domestic and international markets; commitment to serving underserved areas; and replicable and environmentally-sound project plans. (FR 04/23/98)
    Deadline: Preapplications 06/15/98

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    18-7 Economic Development (DOC)

    The Economic Development Administration is inviting applications for national technical assistance and research and evaluation projects on economic development. EDA seeks projects for development and dissemination of cutting-edge and innovative techniques in economic development; evaluation of technology transfer and commercialization efforts; evaluation of the impact of EDA revolving loan fund investments; and development of information on effective American Indian economic development projects and practices. (FR 04/21/98)
    Deadline: 05/28/98

    18-8 College and University Partnerships for Turkmenistan (USIA)

    The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals to develop a partnership with Magtumguli University in Turkmenistan in the field of business administration, focusing on curriculum, faculty and staff development. E/ASU-98-08 (FR 04/16/98)
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    18-9 Disseminating Proven Reforms (ED)

    The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) invites the directors of innovative postsecondary education programs that became fully institutionalized between 1988 and 1997 to apply for funds to disseminate their work by becoming mentors to institutions committed to adapting their models. Funding will be available to support about eight mentor institutions, each to work with three to six adapting institutions over a 17-month period, to disseminate their reforms by coaching the adapters as they set up the new programs. Proposals should be submitted by the mentor institution on behalf of itself and the adapting partners.
    Deadline: 06/05/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    18-10 Jovian System Data Analysis Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Space Science is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA 98-OSS-05) entitled Jovian System Data Analysis Program. This NRA solicits proposals for basic research in the area of analysis and interpretation of data related to understanding the Jovian system. The objective of this program is to enhance the scientific return from the Galileo mission by broadening the scientific participation in the analysis and interpretation of orbiter and probe data from the primary Galileo mission. (NRA-98-OSS-05)
    Deadline: 06/19/98

    18-11 Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Centers (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting proposals to establish and operate centers to conduct training and technical assistance relating to the information, performance and technical needs of small public water systems or public water systems serving American Indian tribes. (FR 04/23/98)
    Deadline: 06/08/98

    18-12 Information Technology Applications (DOD)

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate is soliciting white papers for new and creative research and development solutions pertaining to the development, insertion, evaluation and transition of information technologies to support Global Awareness, Dynamic Planning and Execution, Global Information Exchange, Information Dominance, Precision Engagement, and Full Dimensional Aerospace Protection. The goal is to advance and apply state of the art in the sciences and technologies pertinent to full dimensional Command, Control and Combat Systems.
    Deadline: White Papers 05/29/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    18-13 Strategies to Augment Alveolization (NIH)

    This solicitation invites research grant applications focused on regulation of alveolar formation in the lung. The goal of the program is to generate genetic, cellular and molecular information about alveolar formation that will ultimately lead to the development of rational clinical interventions in aberrant lung development, injury, or disease processes. Among the disciplines and expertise that may be appropriate for this program are developmental biology, molecular biology, physiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, morphometry, pathology, pediatrics and pulmonary medicine. HL-98-011 (NIHG 04/17/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/15/98, Applications 09/04/98

    18-14 Transition to Independent Positions (TIP) (NIH)

    Human health and human disease result from three interactive elements: 1) environmental exposures, 2) individual susceptibility, and 3) time. The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental exposures by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate. The NIEHS TIP Program is a pilot Research Scholar Development Award (K22) program targeted to talented postdoctoral scientists. Individuals with a research or health professional doctoral level degree or equivalent with no more that five years of postdoctoral research training at the time of application, and with demonstrated outstanding abilities in basic, clinical or population-based (e.g., epidemiologic) research, are eligible to apply. ES-98-001 (NIHG 02/13/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/15/98, Applications 07/21/98

    18-15 Research on Topical Microbicides for Prevention of STDs/HIV (NIH)

    The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Branch of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), invites grant applications for program projects to conduct research necessary for the development of topical microbicides for intravaginal and intrarectal use to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The NIAID wishes to continue and expand research in this area through the conduct of multi-disciplinary research in microbiology, immunology, reproductive biology, reproductive toxicology, and cell biology. Basic and applied research that will lead to effective strategies for intravaginal/intrarectal protection against STDs, including HIV infection, are encouraged. AI-98-011 (NIHG 04/13/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/01/98, Applications 10/15/98

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    Social Sciences

    18-16 State Child Exchange & Visitation Center (Kansas)

    Grant funds are available from the State Child Exchange and Visitation Center Fund and the Federal State Access and Visitation Program for the fiscal year July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. The purpose of this program is to increase, enhance, expand or initiate programs that provide services and assistance to children and families in need of supervised exchange or visitation. Assistance may encompass a wide range of support services. Specific services to be provided and the specific target group should reflect local needs and priorities. Activities may include on-site supervision, exchange monitoring, therapeutic supervision, recording observations of visits, referrals to other services, and educational classes for parents. (KR 04/23/98)
    Deadline: 05/29/98

    18-17 Project: Youth Connect (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for study sites and a coordinating center to assess the effectiveness of mentoring/advocacy models focusing on high-risk youths ages 9 to 15 and their families. The program aims to prevent, reduce or delay substance abuse among youths by improving school boding and academic performance; improving life management skills; and improving family bonding and family functioning. The coordinating center will support effective evaluations and conduct secondary analyses of data across the study sites. SP 98-005 (FR 04/22/98)


    Deadline: 06/19/98

    18-18 Investigator-Initiated Research (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is soliciting proposals for investigator-initiated research on broad criminal justice and social themes, from examining how victims and communities respond to crime to the role of police, prosecutors, courts and corrections. Research themes are rethinking justice (improving justice delivery and responsiveness); understanding the nexus (theoretical aspects of crime); breaking the cycle (interventions to remedy recurring problems); creating the tools (new and transferable technologies, practices and techniques for the criminal justice system); and expanding the horizons (new definitions and understanding of crime and justice). SL0002440 (FR 03/18/98)
    Deadline: 06/16/98, 12/15/98

    18-19 Implementation of the National Occupational Research Agenda (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health are inviting applications addressing certain priorities of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to develop knowledge that can be used in the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries and to better understand their underlying pathophysiology. OH-98-044 (NIHG 04/24/98)
    Deadline: Optional Letters of Intent 05/01/98, Applications 06/23/98

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