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Funding Bulletins - March 12, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 10)


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    10-1 Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation has issued its solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. The primary objective of the SBIR/STTR Program is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high risk, high quality scientific, engineering, or science/engineering education research that would have a high potential economic payoff if the research is successful. The STTR program fosters opportunities for joint ventures by small businesses and non-profit research institutions and requires researchers at universities to play a significant part in the project. Research areas for both programs are: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Electronics, and Information-Based Technologies. (NSF 99-57)
    Deadline: 6/9/99

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    10-2 Food Safety and Quality National Initiative (CSREES)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the Department of Agriculture announces funding for two types of projects for the Food Safety and Quality National Initiative. Applications may be submitted for Plan of Work Projects and also for Competitive Projects. Only one Plan of Work project, designed to establish and build the capacity of each eligible institution to provide effective, science-based food safety education to consumers, farmers, industry, educators, health professionals, and other key audiences, can be submitted. This will be coordinated through the Department of Agriculture. Competitive Projects (no limit per institution), should address one of eight priority areas, including Food handler education, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points in various environments, Home food preservation, Integrating programs in food safety, water quality, animal waste management, integrated pest management, small farms management, sustainable agriculture, and programs for high-risk and low-income audiences, and Capacity-building in food safety education.
    Deadline: 4/12/99, 4/26/99

    10-3 Income Generation Activities (USAID)

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Guatemala/Central American Programs is seeking qualified U.S. organizations interested in implementing, under contract, the activity ``To achieve sustainable increases in household income and food security for a significant number of the rural poor in selected geographic areas of the country.'' The new activity will help generate sustainable increases in income by facilitating growth in the economic activities underlying household income. SOL Guatemala 520-99-P-008 (CBD 03/05/99)
    Deadline: 4/30/99

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    Arts & Humanities

    10-4 Cultural Cooperation with Spain (Spain)

    The Program for Cultural Cooperation invites proposals for projects relating to the dissemination of Spanish Culture in the U.S. Categories funded are: Visiting Professors; Individual Research; Publications; Dissemination and Study of Spanish Cinema; Symposia and Seminars; Subsidies for Professional Associations; and Dissemination of Spanish Culture through the Arts.
    Deadline: 4/1/99

    10-5 Historical Publications and Records Grants (NARA)

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration. Its purpose is to ensure understanding of our nation's past by promoting, nationwide, the identification, preservation, and dissemination of essential historical documentation. NHPRC makes grants nationwide to help identify, preserve, and provide public access to records, photographs, and other materials that document American history. Proposals that involve the use of electronic preservation should be submitted for the June 1 deadline.
    Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99

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    10-6 Strategic Planning, Technical Assistance and Monitoring Services for USAID/Peru (USAID)

    The Agency for International Development in Lima, Peru is seeking proposals from U.S. entities to provide strategic planning, technical assistance and monitoring services to two Peruvian Organizations receiving Cooperative Agreements from the Agency, the Peruvian Association of Exporters (ADEX), the Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP), and their counterpart organizations in the implementation of both the ongoing Microenterprise and Small Producers Support (MSP) Project and the new Poverty Reduction and Alleviation Activity (PRA). SOL 527-99-P-007 (CBD 03/05/99)
    Deadline: 5/3/99

    10-7 Technical Assistance for the Honduran Productivity and Policy Enhancement Program (USAID)

    The U.S. Agency for International Development in Honduras is seeking proposals from Institutional contractors to provide technical assistance under the Productivity Enhancement Program (PROPEP). The overall objective of the contract for which this RFP is being issued is to assist USAID and its partners to achieve results under the Mission's Strategic Plan and specifically under the PROPEP strategic objective agreement Results Framework. The contractor will provide technical assistance to several key public sector institutions. This include GOH Economic Cabinet, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Planning Unit, along with more limited/focused support to the General Directorate of Statistics and Census (DGEC). RFP 9920 (CBD 03/05/99)
    Deadline: 4/26/99

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    10-8 Adult Education (KS)

    Funding is available from the Kansas Board of Education for the Adult Education Basic Grant Program. Grants are to enable eligible providers to develop, implement and improve adult education and literacy activities within the state. Services or instruction should be provided in one or more of the following categories: 1) Adult education and literacy services, including workplace literacy services; 2) Family literacy services; and 3) English literacy services.
    Deadline: 5/10/99

    10-9 Research and Innovation to Improve Disabilities Services (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting proposals to provide research, innovation and technical assistance to improve services for children with disabilities. Projects must address one of five designated priorities for establishing a national center on access to the general curriculum aiding higher education institutions in preparing scholars for careers in research on early intervention, special education and related services. CFDA 84.324H, J, P, L 84.326C, M (FR 03/03/99)
    Deadline: 4/23/99, 4/30/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    10-10 Space Solar Power (SSP) Exploratory Research and Technology (NASA)

    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is soliciting proposals to award contracts, grants and cooperative agreements for Space Solar Power (SSP) technology development. Products from proposed investigations might include conceptual designs with accompanying analysis, hardware prototypes, ground or space demonstrations, or analytical software for SSP concepts. SOL NRA8-23 (CBD 03/09/99)
    Deadline: 4/19/99

    10-11 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Guest Investigator Program, Cycle 9 (NASA)

    This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits basic research proposals for participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program to analyze scientific data from the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (Compton) and to conduct correlative and theoretical research closely tied to Compton observations. This NRA is the ninth announcements for the Compton GRO Guest Investigator Program and solicits proposals for Cycle 9 of the mission which will begin in December 1999, and last approximately 18 months. Observing time is available to Guest Investigators during this phase and, in addition, opportunities exist for analysis of data obtained during previous mission cycles and for correlative research or for services such as software development or catalog preparation related to Compton GRO research. NRA 99-OSS-02
    Deadline: 5/6/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    10-12Implementation of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NIH)

    The overall purpose of this grants program is to develop knowledge that can be use in preventing occupational diseases and injuries and to better understand their underlying pathophysiology. The following types of applied research projects will be supported: causal research to identify and investigate the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational disease and injury; the nature and magnitude of special risk factors experienced by older and/or minority workers; methods research to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites; and evaluations of the effectiveness of techniques such as control technologies, personal protective equipment and changes in work organization factors, which have been developed and implemented in workplaces. OH-99-002 (NIHG 03/04/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/19/99, Applications 6/10/99

    10-13 Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD)

    Proposals are sought by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command across all areas of laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological breast cancer research. Research proposals that address the needs of minority, elderly, low-income, rural, and other under-represented and/or medically under-served populations are encouraged. The programmatic strategy for the FY99 BCRP is to fund proposals in two categories: Research Awards and Training/Recruitment Awards. SOL CBD&&&-9902-0007 (CBD 03/04/99)
    Deadline: Preproposals 4/7/99, Proposals 7/28/99

    10-14 Technologies for Generation of Full-Length Mammalian cDNA (NIH)

    The purpose of this RFA is to support the development of technologies that will facilitate the generation of a complete set of full-length human cDNAs as well as other mammalian cDNAs. Current methods of cDNA clone and library production favor shorter, more heavily represented genes. Use of human tissues may be necessary. Reliable, high-throughput methods to determine whether clones contain a copy of the full transcript, the full coding region, or a partial transcript are needed. CA-99-005 (NIHG 03/05/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/6/99, Applications 5/13/99

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    Social Sciences

    10-15 Evaluation of Parents Anonymous (DOJ)

    The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is inviting applications to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of Parents Anonymous-- the nation's oldest and largest child abuse prevention program--in diminishing the impact of risk factors, increasing resiliency of parents and children, preventing and treating child abuse and neglect and preventing juvenile delinquency. (FR 03/08/99)
    Deadline: 5/7/99

    10-16 Community Action; Comprehensive Treatment; Service Change (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund grants under a variety of programs designed to improve substance abuse services. Community Action Grants for Service Systems Change (CSAT action grant) fund adoption of specific exemplary practices in service delivery for youths and adults. The Comprehensive Community Treatment Program funds efforts to develop or modify treatment approaches for special populations and/or service settings through research and enhancement and expansion of projects. Community Action for Service Systems Change basic action grants promote adoption of exemplary practices related to delivery and/or organization of services for children with serious emotional disturbance and adults with serious mental illness who may have co-occurring disorders, and establishes a priority initiative for Hispanic communities. 99-003, 99-050, 99-007 (FR 03/08/99)
    Deadline: 5/10/99

    10-17 Gulf War Illnesses Research: Integrated Psychosexual Research (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is soliciting proposals for studies intended to predict, prevent, and treat somatic consequences of psychological stress relevant to chronic undiagnosed symptoms reported by many Gulf War veterans. This research is intended to advance the understanding of personal and environmental factors which contribute to a servicemembers's health and perception of well-being during and after military deployment. Proposals must clearly represent multidisciplinary research, incorporating major contributions from both psychosocial and physiological/neuroscience research disciplines, and must define a well integrated hypothesis-driven research effort. SOL 074&&&-9902-0004 (CBD 02/12/99)
    Deadline: 5/5/99

    10-18 Evaluation of Treatment Models for Adolescents (SAMHSA)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications for projects to identify and evaluate effective treatment programs or models of care for adolescents. (FR 03/04/99)
    Deadline: 5/10/99

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