Funding Bulletins - February 26, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 8)
8-1 Urban and Rural Economic Development (HHS)
- The Health and Human Services Department is inviting applications for anti-poverty projects, especially community and economic development activities. Funding is for operations grants to provide employment and ownership opportunities for low-income people through business, physical or commercial development; pre-development grants for new community development corporations to evaluate potential projects and identify needs; developmental grants to provide employment and community development opportunities for low-income individuals through business and commercial development; and grants for rural community development activities. OCS.99.01 (FR 12/28/98)
8-2 Research on Care at the End of Life (NIH)
- The National Institutes of Health seek research grant applications that will generate scientific knowledge to lead to improved care for those at the end of life. Research applications may include basic, clinical or health care studies focused on the clinical management of physical and psychological symptoms, patient-provider and patient-family communication, ethics and clinical decision-making, caregiver support, or the context of care delivery for those facing life-limiting illnesses. NR-99-004 (NIHG 01/20/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/30/99; Applications 5/21/99
- IREX is pleased to announce grant opportunities for librarians, archivists, and information specialists pursuing projects relating to Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This program is designed to support information professionals who wish to undertake collaborative activities to increase access and improve working conditions for American scholars working at libraries, archives, or on other information resources in the region.
- The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, is announcing a new interagency competitive grants program--The United States Rice Genome Sequencing Project. Through this Project, the U.S. will participate in an international effort to sequence the rice genome, coordinating U.S. efforts with other national and transnational programs, including the Rice Genome Program of Japan. (FR 02/03/99)
8-5 SARE Producer Grant Program (NCR)
- The North Central Region (NCR) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program of the USDA is inviting proposals for the 1999 Producer Grant Program. Competitive grants are available for individual farmers and ranchers or groups of three or more independent and separate operations of farmers and ranchers, interested in exploring sustainable agriculture production and marketing issues. Producers are invited to submit proposals that test, evaluate and adapt sustainable agriculture practices for their operations; conduct learning circles, educational events, field days or demonstrations to further disseminate information to producers; develop new marketing strategies; develop new technologies; or create or modify equipment.
8-6 Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products (Rainforest)
- The Rainforest Alliance offers the Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products to promote research into the practical means of managing and using tropical forest resources without destroying the integrity of the forest ecosystem. The research will synthesize elements of conservation and business and must lead to the development of a product or marketing technique that can provide incomes for community-based groups living in or near tropical forest areas. Research involving any tropical forest type, wet or dry, in Latin America is eligible.
Arts & Humanities
8-7 Governor's Arts Awards (KAC)
- The Kansas Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 1999 Governor's Arts Awards. Nominations may be made in one of six categories: Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Art Educator, Arts Advocate, Individual Patron, or Patron Organization. Individual artists may be in the visual, performing, literary, folk or media arts.
8-8 GEAR UP (ED)
- GEAR UP is a national effort to encourage more young people to have high expectations, stay in school and study hard, and go to college by supporting early college awareness and preparation activities and providing academic support for low-income students. Funding will be divided between Partnership Grants and State Grants. Partnership projects must serve entire grades of students and begin no later than the 7th grade, and are encouraged to provide college scholarships although they are not required to do so. Partnership Grants will be awarded to locally-designed partnerships among colleges, low-income middle schools and the secondary schools these students would normally attend, plus at least two other partners, such as community organizations, businesses, religious groups, State educational agencies, parent groups, or non-profits.
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
- In order to build an underlying science and technology base that enables further wireless mobile communications advances and applications, the National Science Foundation encourages proposals for research projects in wireless information technology and networks. The focus of this initiative is to address fundamental research issues, which are critical to these future generation wireless systems. (NSF 99-68)
8-10 HARC: Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (NSF)
- The goal of the Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) is to enhance understanding of human interaction with physical and biological environmental change in the Arctic. Therefore HARC research must build on the results of previous and ongoing global change studies of the paleo- and contemporary environment to integrate physical, ecosystem and climate research with a broad range of social sciences. HARC research will focus exclusively on current and potential impacts on or by human activity that may be expected to occur in response to global change. (NSF 99-61)
- The Naval Research Laboratory has issued its 1999 Broad Agency Announcement which solicits proposals for long-range projects that offer potential for improvement of naval operations. There are numerous areas of interest, including: Nonlinear Microwave Dielectrics, Artificial Intelligence Technologies; Research in Software Engineering, Optical Sciences R&D; Fiber Optics Technology; Innovative Applications of Magnetic Resonance; Development of Micromachined Sensors for Physical, Chemical and Biochemical Applications; Thermoelectric Materials and Devices; Ceramic Materials; Condensed Matter Theory; Mapping, Charting and Geodesy; and Remote Sensing of the Littoral Zone. BAA 01-99
- The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) of the Department of Defense focuses on Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation, and Pollution Prevention technologies. SERDP strives to provide research and development products which, when fielded, minimize, mitigate, or remove major negative environmental impacts on DOD's ability to conduct its missions. Areas of need for 2000 are: 1) Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Discrimination; 2) Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated with Explosives; 3) Environmentally Benign Alternatives/Substitutes for Cadmium Applications; and 4) Determination of Indicators of Ecosystem Health. BAA 99-003 (CBD 02/22/99)
- The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting research grant applications in the following five areas of special interest for its 1999 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Environmental Research Grants Competition: 1) Airborne Particulate Matter Health Effects (deadline June 19, 1999); 2) Drinking Water (deadline May 19, 1999); 3) Combustion Emissions (deadline May 19, 1999); 4) Computing Technology for Ecosystem Modeling (deadline May 12, 1999); and Exploratory Research (deadline June 23, 1999).
Deadline: 5/12/99, 5/19/99, 6/2/99
Health & Life Sciences
- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications for research project grants to conduct innovative research to advance fundamental understanding of eliciting optimal protective immune response with candidate malaria vaccines. NIAID seeks to identify and validate methods and strategies for improved antigen delivery, processing, and presentation or enhancement of protective immunity with existing candidate antigens. AI-99-006 (NIHG 02/19/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/22/99; Applications 5/20/99
8-15 Injury Prevention (CDC)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting applications for a cooperative agreement to promote collaborative educational and scholarly activity in areas of defining research and training needs in injury control. The purpose of the project is to define the training needs of the injury prevention and control field, synthesize the expertise of the multiple disciplines involved in injury control, disseminate injury research findings and serve as a resource for injury researchers and practitioners. Announcement 99015 (FR 02/17/99)
8-16 Mouse Brain Atlas for Functional Genomics (NIH)
- The Brain Molecular Anatomy Project (BMAP) is a multi-institute initiative that supports research on the genomics of the nervous system, with initial efforts focussing on the discovery of new genes and the study of gene expression patterns in mouse and human brains. This initiative will provide the capability to quantify and track the expression of tens of thousand of genes in space and time, and will generate enormous amounts of such data. Given the nature of the research and development solicited under this PA, hypothesis-driven as well as design-driven efforts are considered appropriate. PAS-99-060 (NIHG 02/03/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/19/99; Applications 5/19/99
8-17 Gulf War Illnesses Research: Innovative Toxicology Methods (DOD)
- The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is soliciting proposals for studies on innovative biologically-based toxicological methods and models that will lead to the development of simple and effective methods to assess exposures of deployed military personnel to non-threat agent toxic chemicals and chemical mixtures, including those chemicals and mixtures which were a concern during the Gulf War. The intent of this research effort is to develop biologically relevant, reliable, and rapid methods and models that will lead to biological-based detectors and monitors that can be used in health risk assessment. SOL 074&&&-9902-0002 (CBD 02/12/99)
8-18 Family Violence Prevention (ACF)
- The Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children and Families is inviting applications to help prevent domestic violence. OCS-99-06 (FR 02/17/99)
8-19 Retirement Research Grants (RRF)
- The Retirement Research Foundation's purpose is to improve the effectiveness and ability of community programs to maintain older adults in independent living environments. Historically, the Foundation has been interested in innovative projects which develop and/or demonstrate new approaches to the problems of older Americans and have the potential for national or regional impact.
Deadline: 5/1/99, 8/1/99
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites newly independent investigators to submit applications for small-scale, exploratory (I.e., pilot) research projects related to NIAAA's behavioral sciences mission. The Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START-NIAAA) will provide rapid review and funding decisions of applications. Experimentally-based research applications are encouraged across a wide variety of behavioral factors in alcohol abuse and its sequelae, including neurocognitive, cognitive and perceptual processes and psychosocial influences such as motivational, social and community factors. Both animal and human studies are encouraged. PAR-99-043 (NIHG 01/20/99)
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