Funding Bulletins - February 19, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 7)
7-1 One-Stop Career Center System Grants (KS)
- The Kansas Department of Human Resources requests applications for the Kansas One-Stop Career Center System Grant program. Proposals should establish one-stop career centers across the state offering employment services in a consistent, customer-focused manner to address the needs of job-seekers and employers to build and maintain a strong, viable Kansas workforce. A pre-bid conference will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, February 24, at the Airport Hilton, Consulate #2, Wichita.
- The National Security Education Program (NSEP) seeks to facilitate the development and/or enhancement of innovative approaches to increasing the quantity and quality of participation in internationally-oriented curriculum development and international education opportunities. The NSEP's five areas of emphasis for FY99 are: 1) Improving Language Acquisition and Cultural Knowledge; 2) Improving Study and Work Opportunities Abroad; 3) Stimulating Faculty Involvement; 4) Improving Information Dissemination and Linkages Across Institutions; and 5) Broadening the Base of Interdisciplinary and Institutional Relationships.
Deadline: Preproposals 4/9/99; Proposals 8/20/99
7-3 Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities (NSF)
- In order to facilitate the development of innovative methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral science phenomena, the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research and the Division of Mathematical Sciences announces a joint competition for a limited number of mid-career research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences. The purpose of this fellowship is to facilitate interactions among statisticians and social, behavioral, or economic scientists. Awards made from this competition will cover release time and related expenses so that successful investigators can spend an extended period of time at a host location immersing themselves in an area of study outside their current areas of expertise. The host location may be a different institution from the investigator's home institution or a different department within the home institution. (NSF 99-33)
Deadline: 3/1/99, 9/15/99
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 1999 funds for a cooperative agreement program for Community Partners for Healthy Farming. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to utilize the special resources of researchers, workers, farm managers, local agricultural communities, and other stakeholders to evaluate farm safety and health interventions. Activities should include the development of an intervention with a clear prevention effect, evidence of community support, and strategies or adoption by the community and for sustainability and the development of a research proposal which is predicated upon an active partnership between experienced researchers, communities, agricultural workers, management and other stakeholders in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of intervention against known agricultural injuries, illness, or hazards. Announcement 99039 (FR 02/10/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/23/99, Applications 4/23/99
7-5 Crop Improvement Research Grants (KCIA)
- The Kansas Crop Improvement Association is offering research support for the purpose of encouraging and supporting research in the following areas: 1) Improved variety development; 2) Seed Technology-testing, processing, etc.; 3) Certified seed marketing research; 4) Proposals that are likely to result in early benefit to growers.
- The Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) is an initiative of the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, and the National Institutes of Health which is designed to build a knowledge base for improving educational practice by: 1) fostering innovative research on basic learning, teaching, and organizational mechanisms, and 2) developing and studying sustainable and scalable interventions in education. For FY 99 IERI proposals will be research directed toward understanding how to make substantial improvements in school readiness for learning reading and mathematics; K-3 learning in reading, mathematics and science; and education of preK-12 mathematics, reading, and science teachers in content knowledge and science underlying cognitive development and learning. (NSF 99-84)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/1/99, Proposals 5/14/99
7-7 Even Start Family Literacy (ED)
- The Education Department is inviting proposals to improve education opportunities for low-income families, including early childhood education, adult literacy and parenting education, to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. CFDA 84.258 (FR 02/12/99)
- The Education Department is inviting applications to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages; conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages and areas studies and strengthen higher education centers to improve capacity to teach and learn foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development and dissemination projects. CFDA 84.016, 84.017, 84.229 (FR 02/16/99)
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
- This solicitation seeks proposals for regional partnership projects in the following technical topic areas: Revolutionary NGI Applications and Innovative NGI Networking Techniques. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches and techniques that lead to or enable revolutionary advances in the state-of-the-art. Research should result in prototype hardware and/or software demonstrating integrated concepts and approaches. Proposals may involve other research groups or industrial cooperation and cost sharing. BAA 99-23 (CBD 02/12/99)
- The Physics Division of the US Army Research Office (ARO), together with the National Security Agency, solicits proposals for demonstrative or analytic studies of the possible physical realizations of quantum computers. Research proposals exploring implementations of quantum bits and quantum logic are sought. Experimental explorations should be tightly coupled to theoretical phenomenological studies with the common goal of elucidating the efficacy for implementing quantum logic in a specific physical system. There is also interest in exploring other aspects of quantum computing, especially demonstrations of error correction that result in a net reduction in noise with only moderate increases in storage and processing overhead. DAAD19-99-R-BAA3 (CBD 02/11/99)
Deadline: White Papers 3/3/99, Proposals 5/18/99
7-11 Advanced Technology Program (NIST)
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) is soliciting proposals for 1999. The single competition is open to all technology areas. ATP is designed for the Federal government to work in partnership with industry to foster the development and broad dissemination of challenging, high-risk technologies that offer the potential for significant, broad-based economic benefits for the nation. All fiscal year 1999 proposals will be distributed to technology-specific source evaluation boards in areas such as advanced materials, biotechnology, electronics, information technology, etc. CBD99-01
7-12 New Research Opportunities in Space Science (NASA)
- This amendment to NASA Research Announcement (NRA) 99-OSS-01, entitled Research Opportunities in Space Science - 1999 (ROSS-99), solicits basic research proposals for two new program elements in addition to those presented in the original NRA. The new program elements are: Energetics and Dynamics of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere: TIMED/CEDAR Collaborative Studies, and Planetary Suborbital Research. NRA-99-OSS-01 (CBD 02/12/99)
Deadline: Notice of Intent 4/2/99, Proposals 6/1/99
- The Combined Research-Curriculum Development Program, a joint initiative of the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), supports multidisciplinary projects that integrate new, state-of-the-art research advances in emerging technology areas into upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate engineering and computer and information science curricula. Projects address a need for innovative curricula, courses, textbooks, instructional modules and instructional laboratories by integrating the research and education interests of faculty through involvement in curriculum change. Since an institution may submit no more than three proposals in response to this announcement, please send a one page letter of intent with a short description of the proposed project and an approximate budget total to John P. Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 103 Fairchild Hall, by March 5. (NSF 99-72)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/19/99, Proposals 5/21/99
Health & Life Sciences
7-14 Immunological Phenotyping of Mouse Mutants (NIH)
- Several Institutes of the National Institutes of Health invite applications to develop new technologies to rapidly screen normal and mutagenized mice in order to detect and characterize abnormal immune responses, with an emphasis on immunce dysfunction associated with autoimmune disease. This Request for Applications (RFA) addresses many of the recommendations of the NIH Committee on Priority Setting for Mouse Genomics and Genetics Resources. Applications for highly innovative exploratory/developmental projects are being sought. AI-99-005 (NIHG 02/11/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/15/99, Applications 5/6/99
- The Center for Population Research (CPR) of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) seek applications that address basic biomedical research on female pelvic floor structure and function with the purpose of stimulating research that can contribute to improving the understanding of pelvic floor disorders and their sequelae. HD-99-003 (NIHG 02/11/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/10/99, Applications 5/12/99
- The objective of this initiative is to stimulate development and validation of animal models of HIV-related lung disease and animal based research in these models. The models are needed to improve our understanding of the basic pathogenetic mechanisms of disease in the lung and to begin testing new treatment for consequences of HIV infections; HIV interactions with opportunistic infections in the lung; tuberculosis, with an emphasis on latency, reactivation, and resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis; and better animal models of Pneumocystis carinii for studying such things as attachment, phagocytosis, and killing, the role of the epithelial cell in pathogenesis of P. carinii pneumonia, the life cycle/cell cycle of P. carinii in the lung, and mechanisms of P. carinii-induced lung injury. HL-99-012 (NIHG 02/11/99)
Letters of Intent 3/29/99, Applications 4/29/99
7-17 Dispute Resolution Grants (KS)
- The Dispute Resolution Fund (DRF) was created to fund grants to carry out the Dispute Resolution Act and to promote, encourage and facilitate dispute resolution services that are appropriate, affordable and accessible to all Kansas citizens. Proposals are especially being sought that concentrate on providing mediation services to one or more of the following: rural, low-income or underserved areas or that provide direct services to Kansans.
7-18 James B. Pearson Fellowship for Study Abroad (KS)
- The Kansas Board of Regents is now accepting applications for the James B. Pearson Fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year. The Pearson Fellowship provides stipends to assist graduate students with approved study abroad programs. Applicants must have been a resident of the state of Kansas for a minimum of five years, be accepted to a graduate program at an accredited Kansas college or university, and be pursuing or plan to pursue, a program of study, preferably related to foreign affairs. Appropriate fields of study include but are not limited to anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology.