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Funding Bulletin - June 26, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 25)



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    New fringe benefit rates for fiscal year 1999 have been received from Human Resource Services. These new rates are effective immediately and should be used when preparing budget estimates to be included in proposals for extramural support. The new rate table is available on the web at: http://www.ksu.edu/research/ Select Proposal Preparation; select Proposal Preparation Information; select Fringe Benefit Rates.

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    25-1 Population Research Centers (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBSB), Center for Population Research (CPR), invites applications for population research Center Core Grants (P30) in support of a large number of active research projects that are funded by a variety of NIH and outside sources, or Specialized Research Center Grants (P50) in support of an integrated group of research projects. The primary purpose of these Population Research Centers is to improve the understanding of the antecedents and consequences of population structure and change, including fertility, mortality, and migration, in an effort to develop knowledge that may produce knowledge useful for population policies. HD-98-014 (NIHG 06/19/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/18/98, Applications 11/10/98

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    25-2 Pest Management Alternatives Research (USDA)

    Proposals are invited for competitive grant awards under the Special Research Grants Program titled ``Pest Management Alternatives Program: Addressing Food Quality Protection Act Issues for Fiscal Year 1998.'' This program addresses anticipated changes in pest management on food, feed, livestock, and ornamental commodities resulting from implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The goals of this program are to: develop commodity profiles that summarize production practices, pesticide use/usage data, and available pest management alternatives for pesticides considered a high priority for tolerance reassessment under FQPA; and develop and demonstrate alternatives and possible mitigation strategies to ensure that producers have reliable methods of managing pests. (FR 06/18/98)
    Deadline: 7/20/98

    25-3 Agricultural Telecommunications Program (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting applications under the Agricultural Telecommunications program to aid in the development and utilization of an agricultural communications network to facilitate and strengthen agricultural extension; resident education and research; and domestic and international marketing of U.S. commodities and products through a partnership between eligible institutions and USDA. (FR 06/18/98)
    Deadline: 8/18/98

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    25-4 Automotive Integrated Power Modules (DOE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Transportation Technologies (OTT) plans to issue a financial assistance solicitation (FAS) for research and development on Automotive Integrated Power Modules (AIPM). This solicitation, which is due to be released on or about July 15, 1998, supports the Government/automotive industry Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). The Partnership is developing light-duty vehicles that achieve up to three times the fuel economy of comparable conventional vehicles, meet emission standards, and offer the same level of performance and cost as today's vehicles. The applicant shall develop and demonstrate their AIPM innovation by using open architecture concepts that permit scalable low-cost manufacturing to meet automotive goals and requirements. DE-SC02-98ee50525 (CBD 06/17/98)
    Deadline: 8/17/98

    25-5 Research and Development for Fuel Cells, Direct Injection Engines, and Fuels: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology for Transportation and Buildings (DOE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announces its interest in receiving financial assistance applications for research and development (R&D) on automotive fuel cells, direct injection engines, and fuels in support of the Government/automotive industry Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). In support of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy fuel cell cross-cutting technologies, the Office of Building Technologies also plans to acquire research and development of fuel cell technologies for building applications. DE-SC02-98ee50526 (FR 05/13/98)
    Deadline: 8/17/98

    25-6 TechSat 21 (DOD)

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is interested in sponsoring basic research that supports the Air Force Research Laboratory's revolutionary approach to performing space missions using large clusters of micro-satellites. One of these concepts, dubbed TechSat 21, involves satellites flying in formation that operate cooperatively to perform a surveillance mission. The five areas identified for basic research are: Micro-Propulsion; Sparse Aperture Radar; Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Ionospheric Effects; and Collective Behavior of Intelligent Systems. BAA 98-6 (CBD 06/11/98)
    Deadline: 7/31/98

    25-7 Next Generation High-Speed Rail Program (DOT)

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is soliciting pre-proposal concept papers for various research projects, technology advancements and/or demonstrations directed at enhancing the deployment of high-speed rail service in the United States. Technologies most likely to enhance the deployment of high-speed rail service in the U.S. are those which will (a) enhance the revenue-generating capability of high-speed operations; (b) bring about capital cost reductions and economy in producing equipment and facilities; (c) reduce operating costs of high-speed rail service; (d) improve the reliability of equipment and infrastructure components; (e) improve safety; and/or (f) enhance the social benefits and/or environmental aspects of high speed rail. BAA 98-01 (CBD 06/18/98)
    Deadline: 7/22/98

    25-8 American Water Works Research (AWWARF)

    The American Water Works Research Foundation (AWWARF) sponsors practical, applied and future-need based research for the drinking water community. AWWARF's research program embraces all aspects of water supply planning and operation: Analytical techniques and monitoring; Storage and distribution system operations; Development and maintenance of water resources; Treatment technologies; Health effects issues; and Utility planning and management. The AWWARF has issued 15 specific requests for proposals for this year's research program.
    Deadline: 7/15/98

    25-9 Aviation Research: Undergraduate Institutions and Technical Colleges (FAA)

    The Federal Aviation Administration is inviting applications for aviation research involving primarily undergraduate institutions and technical colleges in area including capacity and air traffic control technology; aviation weather; airports; and human factors and aviation medicine. (FR 06/19/98)
    Deadline: 7/31/98

    25-10 Climate and Global Change Program (NOAA)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting applications under the Climate and Global Change program for research addressing a range of priorities, to improve ability to observe, understand, and predict and respond to changes in the global environment. Priorities include Atlantic climate change, atmospheric chemistry, climate change data and detection, economics and human dimensions of climate fluctuations, education and Pan-American climate studies. (FR 06/16/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/16/98, Applications 9/30/98

    25-11 Special Projects in Networking and Communications (NSF)

    Special Projects in Networking and Communications provides increased opportunities in support of research in the areas of networking and communications, emphasizing their importance in the emerging convergence of communications and computing. Special projects meets this goal by funding 1) larger and/or multidisciplinary networking and communications theoretical and experimental research projects than typically supported through the Networking and Communications Research programs, 2) specialized infrastructure for networking and communications systems research, and 3) mechanisms for developing research agendas and enhancing community development. (NSF 97-108)
    Deadline: 8/15/98, 1/15/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    25-12 Access to Arabidopsis EST Microarray-DNA Chip to Benefit Academic Plant Biology Research (Monsanto)

    Monsanto Life Sciences Company, in collaboration with Synteni, Inc., is establishing this Plant Biology Microarray project to enhance plant genomics research in academia. The program will provide research the opportunity to access approximately 10,000 Arabidopsis Expressed Sequence Tags on a microarray. Studies in plant genetics, plant physiology, plant development, evolutionary biology, and plant metabolic regulation are particularly likely to benefit from this technology.
    Deadline: 8/15/98

    25-13 Wildlife Links (NFWF)

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through a cooperative agreement with the United States Golf Association, requests preproposals for research and management projects that address wildlife conservation needs on golf courses. Areas of interest include: examination of management and design options for increasing biodiversity on golf courses; research to determine the role of habitat characteristics in the designation of golf courses as wildlife corridors or barriers; preparation of management guidelines for specific species or species suites; programs to monitor the success of wildlife habitat conservation programs on golf courses; and the effects of golfer and maintenance activities on wildlife.
    Deadline: Preproposals 7/31/98, Full Proposals 9/1/98

    25-14 Advanced Diagnostics For Pathogens (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals for the development and demonstration of innovative advanced diagnostics for pathogens which will be a key component of DARPA's programs in Biological Warfare Defense. This BAA pertains only to the Advanced Diagnostics portion of the overall DARPA program and excludes environmental detection, environmental modeling and simulation, decontamination and external protection, medical informatics, and therapeutics. The goal of the Advanced Diagnostics Program is to provide the capability to detect in real time, in the absence of recognizable signs and symptoms and when pathogen numbers are still low, the presence of infections by any significant pathogen in the body (or exposure to the pathogen), under any environmental conditions. BAA 98-24
    Deadline: 8/12/98

    25-15 Epidemiologic Investigations of Human Populations Exposed to Diesel Engine Emissions: Feasibility Studies (HEI)

    The Health Effects Institute solicits applications for short-term feasibility studies designed to provide information that will support the development of applications for the full epidemiologic study mentioned above. Investigators may apply to one or both of the objectives of this RFA: (1) Identify study populations exposed to diesel emissions that could provide reasonably precise estimates of small to moderate excesses of lung cancer or chronic nonmalignant cardiorespiratory disease; (2) Develop an exposure assessment strategy that includes (a) validation of measurement techniques, and/or (b) development of approaches for using data generated by these techniques to make quantitative estimates of retrospective exposure to diesel engine emissions.
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/30/98, Applications 7/30/98

    25-16 Food Safety Research (USDA)

    CSREES announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Special Research Grants Program, Food Safety Research for fiscal year 1998. The purpose of this grant program is to support problem-solving food safety research that addresses National emerging issues in food safety. The first year of this program will focus on research needs under the President's Initiative to Ensure the Safety of Imported and Domestic Fruits and Vegetables. Proposals are encouraged that address: 1) developing safe and efficacious techniques to enhance or ensure safety of fresh and minimally processed imported and domestic fruits and vegetables; 2) developing means to prevent infection and cross-contamination of fresh and minimally processed imported and domestic fruits and vegetables by microbial pathogens during harvesting, handling, transportation, and distribution; 3) developing procedures for sampling fresh and minimally processed imported and domestic fruits and vegetables to accurately detect the presence of microbial pathogens. (FR 06/18/98)
    Deadline: 8/3/98

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    Social Sciences

    25-17 Violence Prevention for High-Risk Youths: Evaluation (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking applications to implement and evaluate interventions to prevent violence-related injuries among high-risk youth ages 13 to 21. Projects should assess the impact of efforts to target youths who are in alternative schools, who have been injured in a violent incident or who have been treated for violent assault or trauma. Announcement 98070 (FR 06/12/97)
    Deadline: 8/13/98

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