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Funding Bulletin - May 15, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 20)



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    20-1 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (NSF)

    The goal of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program is to enable the development of innovative, research-based, graduate education and training activities that will produce a diverse group of new scientists and engineers well-prepared for a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and academe. Supported projects must be based upon a multidisciplinary research theme and organized around a diverse group of investigators from U.S. Ph.D.-granting institutions with appropriate research and teaching interests and expertise. The research theme may draw upon investigators from two or more departments within one institution or from more than one institution. Applicants compete for support from the IGERT program in a two-stage process. In the first stage, applicants submit a preliminary proposal (preproposal) that outlines the planned IGERT activity; in the second, invited applicants submit a full proposal. (NSF 98-96)
    Deadline: Preproposals 07/01/98, Full Proposals 11/23/98

    20-2 Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process, in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. It combines in a single program the support of research and education of the highest quality and in the broadest sense. Applicants must be in their first or second full-time tenure-track academic appointment and have begun the first tenure-track or tenure-track equivalent appointment on or after July 1, 1994. NSF selects nominees for Presidential Early Career (PECASE) Awards from among new faculty who receive CAREER awards. (NSF 98-103)
    Deadline: 07/22/98

    20-3 Indian Studies Fellowships (AIIS)

    The American Institute of Indian Studies supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. Applications for study in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships for doctoral candidates to do dissertation research in India; Senior Research Fellowships to enable scholars specializing in South Asian studies to pursue further research in India; Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships for established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies; Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships for practitioners of the performing arts of India who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills.
    Deadline: 07/01/98

    20-4 Susan Harwood Training Grants: Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA)

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is inviting applications for Susan Harwood Training Grants, supporting workplace safety and health training and education. Applicants must address construction, silica in general industry, food processing, shipyards, logging or outreach to workers. (FR 05/11/98)
    Deadline: 06/26/98

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    20-6 Constraints Grant Program, IARCS Special Constraints Project (USAID)

    USAID is announcing a University/International Agricultural Research Centers Linkages (UNIARCL) program to engage U.S. agricultural scientists in collaborative research programs with the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs). The objectives of this program will be to develop technologies which will promote broad based economic growth as well as increase food security and help conserve global natural resources. Africa will be the major focus of the program, but USAID is also interested in global researchable topics which would have an impact beyond Africa. RFA G/EGAD/AFS98-001 (CBD 05/08/98)
    Deadline: N/A

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    Arts & Humanities

    20-5 ArtsReach (NEA)

    The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new initiative, ArtsReach, to provide funding to new and existing partnerships of cultural, business, social, government, religious and civic organizations to work together to integrate the arts more fully into all aspects of community life. Eligibility for this year's program is limited to states which have received five or fewer direct grants under the Grants to Organizations guidelines in FY 1997 or 1998 (which includes Kansas). Grants are to undertake a community cultural assessment and/or create a community cultural plan through a process that includes coalition building.
    Deadline: 06/26/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    20-7 Human Factors Support Services (U.S. Coast Guard)

    The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center intends to acquire Human Factors Support Services for the purpose of understanding the causality of human error within the maritime environment and developing rational approaches to reduce the number and severity of marine accidents. Services include human factors research, development, test, evaluation, and analysis for use in all Coast Guard mission areas. This work requires a broad background in human factors, experimental psychology, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, risk assessment and management methodologies, modeling, and statistics. DTCG39-98-R-E00110 (CBD 03/10/98)
    Deadline: 07/06/98

    20-8 Reducing the Incidence of Illegal Passing of School Buses (DOT)

    The Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is inviting applications to conduct demonstration and evaluation of programs to reduce the incidence of illegal passing of school buses. NTS-01-8-05130 (FR 05/08/98)
    Deadline: 06/10/98

    Health & Life Sciences

    20-9 A Medical Research and Evaluation Facility (MREF) and Studies (DOD)

    To augment the Army's in-house scientific endeavors at improving the survivability of soldiers in chemically-contaminated environments, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit a contractor to provide a contractor-owned, contractor-operated facility to answer and validate basic, applied, and developmental biomedical questions critical to providing medical countermeasures against known and emerging chemical threats. The RFP work statement requires writing study protocols and conducting tests for potential decontamination and protective systems, as well as antidotal and therapeutic compounds against chemical agent contamination. SOL DAMD17-98-R-0014 (CBD 05/12/98)
    Deadline: 07/01/98

    20-10 Mining Occupational Safety and Health Research (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks hypothesis-testing research to identify and quantify occupational health and safety hazards to miners; develop methods and technologies to measure and control these hazards; and translate findings to help solve these problems. Priorities, in order of importance, are hearing loss prevention, mining injury prevention, dust and toxic substance control, social and economic consequences of mining illness and injury, and surveillance. Announcement 98056 (FR 05/08/98)
    Deadline: 06/25/98

    20-11 Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop and evaluate demonstration projects to prevent and control the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Projects should use a combination of approaches to achieve more judicious antimicrobial use and other desired changes, and should conduct a multifaceted program evaluation. CDC has reserved about 50 percent of funds for community-based projects, and 50 percent for projects focused on integrated healthcare delivery systems. Projects may encompass both areas, but applicants should specify which area they primarily plan to address. Announcement 98039 (FR 05/07/98)
    Deadline: 06/29/98

    20-12 Research Network for Large-Scale Sequencing of the Human Genome (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to seek applications to participate in a Research Network, the goal of which is to make a major contribution to the completion of the first human genome sequence by 2005. This Research Network will be comprised of sequence production centers, specialized sequencing projects and a quality control center. The Research Network's goal will be to complete 1.8 billion base pairs (60%) of human DNA sequence by 2005 (it is anticipated that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and international partners in the HGP will complete the remaining 1.2 billion base pairs (40%) of the human genome sequence). HG-98-002
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/01/98, Applications 10/09/98

    20-13 Cellular and Molecular Interrelationships of Atherosclerosis and Hypertension (NIH)

    The goal of this RFA is to develop new animal and cellular models to study the interrelationships of atherosclerosis and hypertension, to encourage basic research on cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to the concurrent development of high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, and to identify the pathways by which either one of these conditions might influence the severity of the other. HL-98-009 (NIHG 04/17/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/01/98, Applications 08/26/98

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    Social Sciences

    20-14 Violence Against Women: Research and Evaluation (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is inviting applications for research and evaluation projects on violence against women, including practitioner-researcher collaboration; evaluation of policies and programs, including experimental research designs; longitudinal studies of women's experience with violence; and basic research. SL000279 (FR 05/04/98)
    Deadline: 07/07/98

    20-15 Field Initiated Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation (HHS)

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) announces that applications are being accepted for funding to augment existing evaluations of teen pregnancy prevention interventions that are rigorous in design and already have funding. The primary goal of the proposed grants is to further the understanding of teen pregnancy prevention interventions and the extent to which these interventions meet their goal of reducing teenage pregnancies. Federal funding under this announcement is intended to support evaluation exclusively, not program operation of service provision. (FR 05/06/98)
    Deadline: 07/06/98

    20-16 Center for Prevention of Violence Against Women (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to establish an interdisciplinary research center addressing prevention and policy issues relevant to violence against women. Announcement 98036 (FR 05/06/98)
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    20-17 Transformation to the Information Age for Associations (ASAE)

    The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation will make grants in four areas with the goal of creating new knowledge or information of value to the association community: Leadership, Organizational Culture and Governance; Strategic Research and Planning; Partnership and Collaboration; Information-based Products and Delivery Systems.
    Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 06/26/98

    20-18 Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States (USAID)

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking proposals to provide technical services. The IQC Contracts which will be awarded under this Local Government Assistance Initiative (LGA) RFP are in support of the Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States (ENI) Bureau's Strategic Objective 2.3 `More Effective, Responsive and Accountable Local Government'. The overall goal of this Local Government Assistance Initiative is to support ENI Missions with SO 2.3 or related programs by providing a source of expertise and leadership in critical technical areas related to local government where the need is likely to be greatest and there is the best potential for success. SOL M/OP-98-887 (CBD 05/08/98)
    Deadline: 06/30/98

    20-19 Community Outreach Partnership Centers (HUD)

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide funding for a demonstration program to establish and operate Community Outreach Partnerships Centers (COPC). The program should provide outreach, technical assistance, applied research, and empowerment to neighborhoods and neighborhood-based organizaitons. Components of the program may address metropolitan or regional strategies if neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations are involved in the development of the strategies. (FR 03/31/98)
    Deadline: 07/08/98

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