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Funding Bulletins - February 12, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 6)


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    6-1 Land Management Research Services (DOD)

    The United States Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) is interested in receiving proposals for research support pertaining to ecosystem-based, adaptive land management under the Land Management System (LMS). LMS is being developed to manage terrestrial and aquatic resources to achieve balanced resource use in support of military missions. The principle components of LMS are models that represent ecological, geophysical, risk and mission processes operating on the land base, and their interactions. Models will be applied to evaluate the consequences of alternative land use and management scenarios. Sol DACA88-99-R-0007 (CBD 01/20/99)

    Deadline: 3/22/99

    6-2 Complex and Collective Phenomena (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Basic Energy Sciences is inviting applications for innovative research on the topic of complex and collective phenomena. The initiative signals a switch from research to solve difficult problems in idealized, simple systems to focusing on complex systems. Areas include: Materials that are beyond binary, lack stoichiometry, are far from equilibrium; and have little or no symmetry or low dimensionality; functional synthesis; control of entropy; phenomena beyond the independent particle approximation; and scaling in space and time. Notice 99-13 (FR 02/03/99)

    Deadline: Preapplications 3/2/99, Applications 4/21/99

    6-3 Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research (Johnson)

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program requests proposals to interpret, develop, or substantially advance ideas or knowledge that can improve health or health care policy in the United States. Applications are encouraged from investigators in diverse fields, including economics, sociology, political science, education, public health, medicine, allied health, business, philosophy, ethics, journalism, social work, the management sciences, and other fields.

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/9/99, Applications 7/30/99

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    Arts & Humanities

    6-4 ArtsREACH (NEA)

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) developed ArtsREACH as a special project to provide more support to communities that have been underrepresented among the agency's grant recipients. ArtsREACH is a community cultural assessment and planning initiative to stimulate and strengthen the role of the arts in the economic and cultural development of communities. It aims to encourage the long-term development, availability, and preservation of artistic and cultural resources in targeted states, including Kansas. It is designed to help community-based coalitions to develop community cultural plans or undertake cultural assessments and to strengthen the capacity of participating arts organizations to seek and receive future support from private and public funding sources, including the Arts Endowment.

    Deadline: 4/26/99

    6-5 Grants for Visual Arts (AWF)

    The Andy Warhol Foundation is focused primarily on supporting work of a challenging and often experimental nature, while noting that the interpretation of those terms may vary from place to place and culture to culture. In this regard, the Foundation encourages curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to assist in the innovative and scholarly presentation of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production. The Foundation makes historic preservation grants to organizations working to preserve historic buildings, districts, and landscapes.

    Deadline: 3/15/99, 9/15/99

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    6-6 Teacher Quality (ED)

    The Education Department's Office of Postsecondary Education is inviting applications for the Teacher Quality Enhancements grant program. Partnership grants will bring teacher preparation programs, schools of arts and sciences and high-need school districts and schools together to improve traditional teacher education.(CFDA 84.336) FR 02/08/99

    Deadline: Preapplications 4/2/99, Applications 7/9/99

    6-7 Urban Systemic Program in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (NSF)

    The USP is a K-12 based program that promotes systemic reform of science and mathematics education for all students. To provide further assurance that significant improvement will occur district-wide at the K-12 level, the USP program includes programmatic options that seek to foster partnerships between urban school districts and two and four year colleges and universities. Submitting urban school districts must demonstrate how the system's plan will lead to full-scale implementation of a K-12 standards-based science and mathematics operation system-wide, inclusive of the curriculum, instruction and instructional materials, assessment, and professional development. The K-12 reform program may include a component that affords opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral personnel in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology disciplines to assist in expanding K-12 teachers' understanding and depth of content knowledge of fundamental principles of science and mathematics. (NSF 99-52)

    Deadline: 3/31/99

    6-8 NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (NSF)

    This program supports fellowships and associated training that will enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology to serve in K-12 schools as resources knowledgeable about both the content and applications of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Academic institutions apply for awards to support fellowship activities, and are responsible for selecting fellows. The fellows will serve as resources for teachers in science and mathematics instruction. Expected outcomes include improved communication and teaching skills for the fellows, enriched learning by K-12 students, professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers, and strengthened partnerships between institutions for higher education and local school districts. An institution may submit no more than two proposals in which it is the only participating institution in the prospective award, and no more than one proposal in which it is the lead institution in a multi-institution collaboration, per round of competition. Please contact John P. Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6191, e-mail jpm@ksu.edu, by March 1 if you are interested in submitting a proposal for this initiative. (NSF 99-75)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/1/99, Applications 5/5/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    6-9 Innovative Thermal Protection Materials (DOD)

    Air Force Research Laboratory, ARFL/MLBC, solicits research proposals on Innovative Thermal Protection Materials. The principle objective of this PRDA is to identify, select, develop, and characterize materials and processing (M&P) technology solutions which provide thermal protection in the extreme thermal and structural environment of atmospheric hypersonic flight, including an extended cruise segment. The program focus is on innovative M&P providing the necessary thermal protection at an affordable cost. SOL PRDA NO. 98-40-MLK (CBD 02/05/99)

    Deadline: 3/30/99

    6-10 EMPACT Grants (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites grant applications from partnerships between local and state governments, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and/or the federal government for the EMPACT Program. The goal of Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) is to assist communities to provide sustainable public access to environmental monitoring data and information that are clearly-communicated, time-relevant, useful, and accurate in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Environmental monitoring consists of the systematic measurement, evaluation, and communication of physical, chemical, and/or biological information intended to give insight into environmental conditions. Kansas City and Wichita are among the qualifying metro areas.

    Deadline: 4/8/99

    6-11 Engineering Sciences for Modeling and Simulation-Based Life-Cycle Engineering (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation and Sandia National Laboratories are offering a collaborative research grant program focused on advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to support advanced computer simulations. For FY 99 proposals should address modeling and simulation advances in the following focus areas: Thermal Transport, Solid Mechanics, Engineering Design, and Computational Intelligence and Engineering Systems. The Engineering Design area will consider only proposals which involve at least three Principal Investigators with diversity in research expertise and which address significant, broad-based engineering research problems requiring a synergistic approach, particularly at the interface of disciplines. (NSF 99-56)

    Deadline: Abstracts 4/12/99, Proposals 5/10/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    6-12 Environment/Infection/Gene Interactions in Autoimmune Disease (NIH)

    The NIH invites applications for innovative investigator-initiated basic or population based research to determine the role of environmental and infectious agents in the initiation and/or exacerbation of autoimmune diseases. Three specific areas of interest are: 1) the role of exposure to environmental and/or infectious agents in the development of autoimmune diseases, including timing of exposure; 2) the role of genetic factors in modulating the induction or perpetuation of autoimmune diseases by environmental or infectious agents and 3) the interaction of hormones and gender differences with environmental or infectious agents in development of autoimmune diseases. ES-99-003 (NIHG 02/04/99)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/12/99, Applications 5/7/99

    6-13 Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (NIH)

    The Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA) facilitates collaborative research between U.S. biomedical scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in the developing world as well as in Central and Eastern Europe, and countries of the former Soviet Union. Awards are made to the U.S. applicant institution to support a collaborative research project that will be carried out mainly at the foreign collaborator's research site. PAR-99-008 (NIHG 10/30/98)

    Deadline: 3/25/99, 7/25/99

    6-14 Nocturnal Asthma, Chronobiology and Sleep (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites research grant applications to conduct studies on the pathogenesis of nocturnal asthma and the role of circadian rhythm and/or sleep/sleep disturbances in this disease process. The overall goal of this program is to establish the cellular and molecular mechanisms which underlie the chronobiology of nocturnal exacerbations of asthma and airway inflammation, as well as the role played by sleep/sleep disturbances. Toward this goal, this initiative strongly encourages scientific collaborations among investigators with interest in asthma, chronobiology, sleep medicine, immunology, physiology, and neurophysiology. HL-99-011 (NIHG 01/20/99)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/12/99, Applications 6/16/99

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    Social Sciences

    6-15 Multiple Social Science Research Projects for the NPS (DOI)

    The help achieve the objectives of the National Park Service (NPS) Social Science Program, the University of Idaho (UI) is currently soliciting proposals for five research projects. These projects will be awarded and funded through subcontracts with the UI Cooperative Park Studies Unit (CPSU). Research Project 1 will focus on advancing the NPS Money Generation Model (MGM), a regional economic impact model that was developed to estimate the economic benefits of park visitor expenditures. Research Project 2 will focus on the development of advancement decisions that may limit visitor use. Research Project 3 will focus on the development and advancement of the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP) framework, a visitor use management and planning tool that has been use by several units of the National Park System. Research Project 4 will focus on the development and administration of a national survey of the American public to help answer key research questions related to the management of the National Park System. Research Project 5 will focus on evaluating the effect on the NPS Fee Demonstration Program on backcountry users in Grand Canyon and everglades national parks. SOL UI99-101H (CBD 01/20/99)

    Deadline: 4/1/99

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    6-16 Research Grants (Sigma Xi)

    Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research support original investigation in all areas of science, including social sciences, and engineering. Graduate and undergraduate students in degree programs may apply. Grants cover direct costs only for a research project.

    Deadline: 3/15/99,10/15/99


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