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Funding Bulletin - May 29, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 22)



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    22-1 Fulbright Scholar Program (Fulbright)

    Applications are available for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, or study abroad. The Fulbright serves two primary purposes: (1) it enables Americans to learn first hand about other countries and cultures, and enables the people of other countries to learn more about the United States and its citizens and (2) it promotes academic and professional development. The program offers grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals and independent scholars.
    Deadline: 08/01/98

    22-2 Minority Graduate Education (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to establish a Minority Graduate Education (MGE) program that will significantly increase the number of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students receiving doctoral degrees in the sciences (physical and life science disciplines), mathematics, and engineering (SME). NSF is particularly interested in increasing the number of minorities who will enter the professoriate in these disciplines. Specific objectives of the MGE program are (1) to develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority students in SME doctoral programs and (2) to develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers. (NSF 98-114)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/23/98, Proposals 07/15/98

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    22-3 Landscape Architecture Grants, Fellowships (LAF)

    The Landscape Architecture Foundation offers several grants and fellowships to recognize the importance of applied research to the growth of the profession. The JJR Research Grant is for research in areas relating to sustainable development. The AILA Yamagami Hope Fellowship is to support credit or non-credit courses, seminars or workshops, for travel, or for development of post-secondary educational materials or curriculum plans. The Toro Industry Advancement Award recognizes exemplary design projects, and the Ralph Hudson Environmental Fellowship is for research in areas relating to open space, parks and recreation.
    Deadline: 08/02/98

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    22-4 College/University Partnerships: Russian Regional Investment (USIA)

    The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals to develop partnerships in Russia with the Samara State Aerospace University's International Marketing Institute in the field of public administration; or with the Togliatti Academy of Business and Banking in the field of business education. Participating institutions exchange faculty and administrators for a combination of teaching, lecturing, faculty and curriculum development, collaborative research and outreach. The program also will support the establishment and maintenance of Internet communication facilities and distance learning programs at foreign partner institutions. E/ASU-98-09 (FR 05/21/98)
    Deadline: 07/17/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    22-5 Inventions and Innovation Program (DOE)

    The goals of the Inventions and Innovation Program are to improve energy efficiency through the promotion of innovative ideas and inventions that have a significant potential future commercial market. The Inventions and Innovation Program goals are also consistent with the mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which is to develop and promote the adoption of cost-effective renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies within the building, industrial, transportation, and utility sectors for the benefit of economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental quality of the nation. The following OIT focus industries, which are the dominant energy users and waste generators in the U.S. manufacturing sector, are of particular interest to the program: Aluminum, Chemicals, Forest Products, Glass, Metal-Casting, and Steel. SOL DE-PS36-98GO10293 (CBD 04/01/98)
    Deadline: 07/31/98

    22-6 Healthcare Worker Glove Protection Evaluation (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to evaluate healthcare worker glove protection during surgery and the effects of storage, chemicals and disinfectants on glove integrity. Applicants may address either or both of the following: evaluation of the degradation characteristics of examination and surgical gloves; and evaluation of the similarities and differences of natural latex rubber and non-latex gloves during surgery, including protection of wearer from needlestick and other sharp injuries (puncture and tear resistance) and worker acceptance. Announcement 98090 (FR 05/21/98)
    Deadline: 07/23/98

    22-7 Manufacturing Technology and Intelligent Processing of Materials Support (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) requires scientific, engineering, technical and administrative support to the ARL (Weapons and Materials Directorate) for studies, technology demonstrations, development of technical documentation packages, and prototype development. Areas of interest are: Material and Support Systems; Intelligent Processing of Materials; and Manufacturing Technology program planning and support. DAAL01-98-R-9184 (CBD 02/26/98)
    Deadline: n/a

    22-8 ROSAT Guest Observer Program (NASA)

    This announcement solicits proposals for participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Space Science program to acquire and analyze scientific data from the Rontgensatellit (ROSAT). The ROSAT mission consists of a cooperative X-ray astronomy program between the United States and Germany and a cooperative program between the United Kingdom and Germany. This Announcement is the ninth for ROSAT guest observations and solicits proposals for observations to be carried out during the U.S. observing time beginning about November 10, 1998, and lasting twelve months. Proposers should note that electronic submission of proposal text is required. AN-98-OSS-02
    Deadline: 07/31/98

    22-9 Research & Analysis on Energy (Energy Foundation)

    The Energy Foundation supports efforts to build new competitive and regulatory structures for the electric utility industry; innovative programs to encourage greater energy efficiency in buildings; regional transportation reform through analysis, policy research, regulatory work, and advocacy; policy research and advocacy to accelerate the commercialization of renewable energy; and development of policies that remove barriers to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
    Deadline: Open

    22-10 Innovative Approaches to Developing New Technologies (NIH)

    The purpose of this notice is to emphasize the importance of this research topic, innovative approaches to developing new technologies, to the Biomedical Technology area of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCRR encourages submission of applications for innovative approaches to the development of technologies that explore new research paradigms in engineering, instrumentation, physical sciences, mathematics or computer science applicable to all areas of biomedical research. (NIHG 05/15/98)
    Deadline: STTR 04/01, 08/01, 12/01; SBIR 04/15, 08/15, 12/15

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    Health & Life Sciences

    22-11 Role of Limbic System and Brain Ontogeny in Drug Abuse (NIH)

    This initiative is designed to support basic research into the fundamental mechanisms of development of the midbrain and basal forebrain structures that mediate the euphoric properties of drugs as well as understanding how drugs of abuse affect the cellular and molecular mechanism underlying nervous system development. In the past, vertebrate model systems (such as chick, frog, mouse, and zebrafish) and invertebrate systems (such as Drosophila and C. Elegans) have provided insights into mechanisms of development and are also likely to provide new information about the formation and specification of the limbic system. Approaches using these or other model systems both in vitro and in vivo are applicable to this program announcement. PA-98-032 (NIHG 02/25/98)
    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    22-12 Pardee Foundation Grants (Pardee)

    The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation focuses grants on promoting the control and cure of cancer. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.
    Deadline: Open

    22-13 Innovative Technologies for the Molecular Analysis of Cancer: SBIR/STTR Initiative (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites Small Business applications for research projects to develop novel technologies that will support the molecular analysis of cancers and their host environment in support of basic, clinical, and epidemiological research. This program will utilize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) mechanisms, but will be run in parallel with a program of identical scientific scope that will utilize the newly created Phased Innovation Award Mechanism (PAR-98-067). PAR-98-066 (NIHG 05/08/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/02/98, 11/05/98, 03/05/99, Applications 08/07/98, 12/10/98, 04/09/99

    22-14 Innovative Technologies for the Molecular Analysis of Cancer: Phased Innovation Award (NIH)

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for research projects to develop novel technologies that will support the molecular analysis of cancers and their host environment in support of basic, clinical, and epidemiological research. Technology encompasses methods and tools that enable research including, but not limited to, instrumentation, techniques, devices, and analysis tools (e.g., computer software). Technologies solicited include those that are suitable for the detection of alterations and instabilities of genomic DNA; monitoring of the expression of genes and gene products; analysis and detection of the cellular localization, post-translational modification, and function of proteins; and monitoring of major signal transduction networks involved in cancer. PAR-98-067 (NIHG 05/08/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/02/98, 11/05/98, 03/05/99, Applications 08/07/98, 12/10/98, 04/09/99

    22-15 Hitchings-Elion Fellowships (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)

    The Hitchings-Elion Fellowships have been expanded to cover five years of support for U.S. and Canadian biomedical scientists to engage in postdoctoral research training and begin faculty appointments. Scientists in the United States may study in the UK or the Republic of Ireland for two years; have one year of transitional training abroad or in North America; and receive two years of beginning faculty support at a U.S. or Canadian university. U.K. host institutions may include universities, medical or veterinary schools, scientific institutes, and government laboratories.
    Deadline: 08/03/98

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    Social Sciences

    22-16 Suicide Prevention Research Center (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to establish a suicide prevention research center. The center will represent CDC's largest national extramural investment in suicide prevention research and training, intervention development and evaluation; and will take an integrative, interdisciplinary approach. Research should identify and evaluate current and new interventions for the prevention and control of suicide-related injuries; bring the knowledge and expertise of the center to bear on the development and improvement of effective public and private sector programs for suicide prevention and control; and facilitate governmental and non-governmental suicide prevention efforts within a specific geographic area. Announcement 98067 (FR 05/21/98)
    Deadline: 07/21/98

    22-17 Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite qualified researchers to submit research grant applications on methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences. These include the processes that underlie self reports, research design, data collection techniques, measurement, data analysis techniques, and ethical issues in the above topics. The goal of this program announcement is to encourage research that will improve the quality and scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and social sciences, relevant to the missions of the NIH Institutes and Centers. Research that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues in studying sensitive behaviors, and issues in developing multidisciplinary and multimethod approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged. PA-98-031 (NIHG 02/25/98)
    Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01

    22-18 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, has released its proposed comprehensive plan for FY 1998. Program goals are: Delinquency Prevention and Early Intervention; Improvement of the Juvenile Justice System; and Corrections, Detention, and Community-Based Alternatives.
    Deadline: Open

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