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Funding Bulletin - May 8, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 19)



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    19-1   Chemical and Biological Defense (DOD)

    The Army's Edgwood Research, Development and Engineering Center (ERDEC) has issued its FY 1998 Broad Agency Announcement. The BAA areas of interest all support the acquisition of materiel that allows military personnel to continue a mission while under the threat of chemical or biological attack. Proposals would be for basic and applied research. Topics of interest include: a) Biotechnology, b) Aerosol Technology, c) Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces, d) Decontamination Research, e) Biological Detection, f) Chemical Detection, g) Standoff Detection, h) Individual Protection, i) Collective Protection, j) Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for CB Agent, Smoke and Obscurants.
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    19-2   Mental Retardation Research Centers (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites research center core grant applications (P30) as part of the Institute's Mental Retardation Research Program to develop new knowledge in the field of diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Two centers may be supported in response to this Request for Applications (RFA). These grants fund core support services, administration, and development of a limited number of new research programs. HD-98-010 (NIHG 04/30/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/12/98, Applications 07/30/98

    19-3   Lindbergh Grants Program (Lindbergh)

    Grants of up to $10,580 are awarded by the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation to researchers whose projects attempt to create a better balance between technology and the natural environment. Grant categories include: Aerospace/Aviation, Agriculture, Conservation of Natural Resources, Education, Exploration, Health, and Waste Minimization and Management.
    Deadline: 6/16/98

    19-4   Leadership Awards in Biomedical Engineering (Whitaker)

    The Whitaker Foundation announces a new program of Leadership Awards in Biomedical Engineering to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities for developing or enhancing the biomedical engineering infrastructure at major research universities. Applicants must already have or propose to establish a permanent academic structure for biomedical engineering, such as a department.
    Deadline: 06/30/99

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    19-5   Special Education Research (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting proposals to provide research and innovation to improve services and results for children with disabilities. Priority focus areas: beacons of excellence, to identify factors contributing to exemplary learning; sustainability of promising innovations; improving reading comprehension results for children with learning disabilities: models that bridge the gap between research and practice; inclusion of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment programs; improving delivery of special education and related services or early intervention services to children who are English-language learners; and educating children with disabilities in inclusive settings. CFDA 84.324 (FR 05/04/98)
    Deadline: 06/19/98

    19-6   Early Head Start (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families is inviting applications under the Early Head Start program to provide child and family development services for low-income families with children under age three and pregnant women. Programs should provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income families. The goal is to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; and support parents' efforts to move toward self-sufficiency. (FR 03/26/98)
    Deadline: 06/25/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    19-7   Space Applications Technology Program (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), is seeking innovative space related capabilities and approaches to enable information integration with rapidly deployable, early entry operations, force projection, and/or sanctuary support needs. Proposed capabilities will primarily be considered for demonstration in a field (tactical) environment; however laboratory type environments will be considered. Specific Areas of Interest are: Space Enhancement to Command and Control (C2); Intelligence; and Battlefield Visualization. BAA 98-03 (CBD 04/22/98)
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    19-8   Human Factors Assessment of Roundabouts (DOT)

    The Federal Highway Administration plans to issue a full and open competitive solicitation. The objectives of this study are to: 1) develop a set of driver characteristics for use in traffic simulation models to evaluate the design and operational features of roundabouts; and 2) develop human factors guidelines for roundabout signing, pavement markings, and design elements including guidance for safely accommodating pedestrians, bicyclists, and the disabled in negotiating roundabouts. DTFH61-98-R-00064 (CBD 05/01/98)
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    19-9   Microelectronics, OPTO-Electronics and/or Photonics Technology (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals (technical and cost) for research and development of microelectronics, opto-electronics and/or photonics technology. The proposed efforts should offer potential for significant impact on the current technology and the national defense. Proposed efforts are being sought which are aligned with existing programs of the Electronics Technology Office of DARPA to focus on electronics technology to produce smaller, lighter, and more mobile information systems. N66001-97-X-6900
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    19-10   Pulp and Paper Research Grants (TAPPI Foundation)

    TAPPI Foundation is awarding seed money for innovative fundamental research in pulp, paper, and related industries. Proposed research must be nonconfidential, precompetitive, and nonproprietary in nature and content. Areas of interest include: Energy, Environmental, Fibrous Raw Materials, Papermaking Processes, Pulping, Recycling, Sensors and Process Control, and Surface and Structure Treatments.
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    19-11   Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to solicit research proposals for science investigations to be carried out as part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP) of the Science Division of NASA's Office of Earth Science. Proposals for membership in a newly reconstituted science team for Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE II) satellite instrument are also solicited with this announcement. ACMAP supports research in computational modeling and data analysis for studies on the trace constituent distributions of the troposphere and stratosphere, as well as dynamical properties of the stratosphere, emphasizing large regional and global scales. The SAGE science team will support activities in eight areas: 1) validation; 2) trend studies; 3) algorithm improvement; 4) tropospheric aerosol studies; 5) water vapor studies; 6) nitrogen dioxide studies; 7) cloud studies; and 8) atmospheric transport studies. (NRA-98-OES-04)
    Deadline: 06/19/98

    19-12   Opportunity for Discovery Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Space Science is releasing a NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO 98-OSS-04) for investigations suitable for the next flight mission(s) in its Discovery Mission series with a mission launch date of no later than September 30, 2004. The Discovery Program consists of focused planetary system(s) exploration investigations of limited costs and duration utilizing medium class or smaller launch vehicles. (AO-98-OSS-04)
    Deadline: 06/29/98

    19-13 Solar-B Mission (NASA)

    The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan is proposing a new space mission for studying the Sun that is currently identified as Solar-B. It is planned for launch into a Sun-synchronous polar orbit in the year 2004. ISAS has invited participation by United States (U.S.) scientists in the Solar-B mission through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of the Solar-B mission is to advance our understanding of the origin of the outer solar atmosphere, the corona, and of the coupling between the fine magnetic structure at the photosphere and the dynamic processes occurring in the corona. (AO-98-OSS-05)
    Deadline: Notices of Intent 06/01/98, Proposals 08/03/98

    19-14   Explorer Program Medium-class Explorers (MIDEX) and Missions Opportunity (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Space Science announces the opportunity to conduct space science investigations through the Explorer program. Proposals submitted in response to this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) must be for complete investigations encompassing all appropriate mission phases. This AO invites proposals for the third and fourth Medium-class Explorer (MIDEX) missions and for participation in non-NASA space missions, identified in this announcement as Missions of Opportunity. MIDEX investigations are complete missions launchedoan expendable launch vehicles or Space Shuttle. AO 98-OSS-03
    Deadline: Notices of Intent 06/25/98, Proposals 08/21/98

    19-15   Instrument Incubator Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation of proposals for a new technology development program in support of the Office of Earth Science (OES). The Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) seeks proposals for technology development activities leading to new system and subsystem level airborne and space-based measurement techniques to be developed in support of OES science research. A major objective of the OES space flight program is to implement the program with small spacecraft and instruments. (NRA-98-OES-05)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/22/98, Proposals 06/22/98

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    Health & Life Sciences

    19-16   Targeted Research on Oral Microbial Biofilms (NIH)

    The National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), invite research grant applications to investigate basic research on microbial oral biofilms, specifically in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, gene transfer, and host defense. Collaborative projects that bring together investigators in diverse scientific disciplines studying biofilms, including microbiology, immunology (including mucosal immunology), biochemistry, pathology, engineering, imaging technology, and mathematical modeling are encouraged. DE-98-006 (NIHG 03/06/98)
    Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/23/98, Application 07/21/98

    19-17   Microbial Risk Assessment Modeling (FDA)

    The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is inviting cooperative agreement applications for research on risk assessment dose-response models for microbiological hazards associated with food. FDA seeks to support research to complement and expand controlled clinical infection by including additional strains, lower-dose levels, other subject samples to develop correlates and biomarkers of human susceptibility and develop correlative dose-response data from relevant animal surrogates using common bacterial strains and conditions as in human experiments. (FR 05/04/98)
    Deadline: 06/18/98

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    19-18   AmeriCorps Education Awards (CNCS)

    The Corporation for National and Community Service will provide funds for community service program sponsors to provide AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps members who participate in their community service programs. Projects should address unmet education, public safety, environmental and other human needs in the community served. (FR 03/27/98)
    Deadline: 04/23/98, 06/23/98

    19-19   Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Older Adults (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for multi-site evaluation of alternative models of delivering and financing mental health and/or substance abuse services for older adults through primary healthcare. In Phase I (year 1), study sites will develop a manual to identify and document service models using a referral or integrated approach to providing mental health/substance abuse services through primary healthcare. Phase II will be an outcome evaluation comparing service use and service system outcomes, clinical outcomes and costs among the most promising models under the referral and integrated approaches. SM 98-009 (FR 04/22/98)
    Deadline: 06/19/98

    19-20   Research and Evaluation on Sentencing and Corrections (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is soliciting proposals for research and evaluation to further understanding about correctional policies and programs, sentencing and impacts related to sentencing legislation. NIJ seeks proposals for impact studies, practitioner-researcher partnerships and topical research project that will contribute to the understanding of the impact and effectiveness of state, local and tribal correctional issues and sentencing initiatives that can be generalized to other jurisdictions. SL000276 (FR 04/24/98)
    Deadline: 06/29/98

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