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Funding Bulletins - April 16, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 15)


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    15-1 International Affairs Grants for Junior Faculty (Richardson)

    The Smith Richardson Foundation's International Affairs Program is pleased to announce its annual grant competition to support junior faculty research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. Grants support untenured, junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community.
    Deadline: 6/1/99

    15-2 Bellagio Center Grants (Rockefeller)

    Located in northern Italy on Lake Como, the Ballagio Study and Conference Center provides a stimulating international environment for weeklong conferences; monthlong study residencies for scholars, scientists and artists; and team residencies of five to 28 days for creative and problem solving groups.
    Deadline: 5/6/99, 9/1/99, 1/10/00, 5/10/00

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    15-3 Rural Coop Development (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is seeking preproposals to establish and operate centers for rural cooperative development. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate the ability to assist in the retention of business, facilitate the establishment of cooperatives and new cooperative approaches, and generate employment opportunities that will improve the economic conditions of rural areas and demonstrate the ability to create horizontal linkages among cooperative businesses within and among various sectors in rural areas of the U.S. and vertical linkages to domestic and international markets. (FR 04/12/99)
    Deadline: 5/28/99

    15-4 Research on Rural Cooperative Opportunities and Problems (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department is inviting proposals for cooperative agreements to conduct research related to agricultural and non-agricultural cooperatives serving rural communities. The intent of the funding is to encourage research on critical issues vital to the development and sustainability of cooperatives as a means of improving the quality of life in America's rural communities. (FR 04/12/99)
    Deadline: 6/30/99

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    Arts & Humanities

    15-5 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)

    The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts provides residential Fellowships of two weeks to two months in a rural setting where artists may work, free from the distractions and responsibilities of day-to-day life. Fellows have private bedrooms in a modern, comfortable residential building and separate studios in the Studio Barn. Fellowships are available for writers, visual artists, and composers.
    Deadline: 5/15/99, 9/15/99, 1/15/00

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    15-6 University-Head Start Partnerships and Head-Start Research Scholars (ACF)

    The Administration for Children and Families announces the availability of funds for two priority areas: University-Head Start Partnerships and Head Start Research Scholars. These priority areas will support research activities in the areas of infant and toddler development within the cultural context, the promotion of mental health in Head Start and Early Head Start, family literacy or field-initiated research which will increase our knowledge of low-income children's development for the purpose of improving services or which have significant policy implications. For the Head Start Research Scholars program, institutions of higher education must apply on behalf of graduate students who have been accepted into a doctoral program. (FR 04/13/99)
    Deadline: 6/14/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    15-7 Environmental Studies (DOI)

    The Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior, is soliciting white papers to address research of physical oceanographic processes of the slope and rise in the Gulf of Mexico using numerical models. Physical processes of interest are: 1) generation and behavior of topographic Rossby waves in the Gulf of Mexico; 2) mid-water column jets; 3) eddy-topography interactions; 4) bottom and surface boundary layers behavior; 5) kinematic and dynamical evolution of eddies in the Gulf of Mexico; and 6) effects of submarine canyons on flows. (CBD 04/09/99)
    Deadline: 5/7/99

    15-8 Digital Government (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation's Digital Government Program is designed to fund research at the intersection of the computer and information sciences research communities and the mid-to long-term research, development, and experimental deployment needs of government information service communities. Projects should effectively and broadly address through research the potential improvement of agency, interagency, and intergovernmental operations and/or government/citizen interaction. (NSF 99-103)
    Deadline: 7/15/99

    15-9 Multilingual Information Access and Management (NSF)

    The Multilingual Information Access and Management effort is intended to further the knowledge required to build information systems that operate in multiple languages; to provide the technologies required for their application in a number of social and organizational contexts; and to demonstrate the validity of the approaches chosen. Proposals will be simultaneously considered by both the NSF and a corresponding European Union (EU) program. Multi-partner projects should include teams from at least two countries participating in the EU Fifth Framework Program and at least one team from the U.S. Both collaboration partnership projects and planning grants are supported. (NSF 99-102)
    Deadline: 7/5/99

    15-10 Improved Natural Gas Storage Well Remediation (DOE)

    The Department of Energy is seeking applications for research and development efforts that address storage well damage issues associated with underground geologic reservoirs, such as depleted oil/gas fields, aquafers, etc. The general objectives of this research and development effort are to 1) characterize the geochemical conditions of underground geologic natural gas storage reservoirs and injection/withdrawal wells for a selected set of damage mechanisms that lead to decreased performance characteristics and 2) design and successfully demonstrate practical and cost effective remedial techniques for those damage mechanisms. DE-PS26-99FT40060 (FR 03/26/99)
    Deadline: 5/15/99

    15-11 Large Scientific and Software Data Set Visualization (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation's Large Scientific and Software Data Set Visualization program supports research to improve our ability to understand large data sets, simulation results, and software systems. It encourages use of these improved methods on data sets from experiments and simulations of real scientific interest and on large software systems. This initiative focuses on two specific areas: very large visualizations of at least 100 gigabytes of data or simulation output, and visualization as a tool for assisting software robustness and usability. (NSF 99-105)
    Deadline: 7/6/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    15-12 Exploratory Grants in Pediatric Brain Disorders: Integrating the Science (NIH)

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development invite exploratory/developmental research grant applications to facilitate the translation of fundamental neurobiology to pediatric brain disorders of anomalous development, neurodegeneration, and injury. Emphasis is placed on cross-discipline collaborations, novel hypotheses, and unique approaches in applying fundamental neurobiological concepts to pediatric brain disorders. Special consideration will be given to proposals that enhance the application of our scientific knowledge to understanding the pathobiology and treatment of these clinical disorders. PAS-99-080 (NIHG 04/01/99)
    Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

    15-13 Mouse Mutagenesis and Phenotyping: Nervous System and Behavior (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications is to establish facilities for large-scale mutagenesis and phenotyping of nervous system functions and complex behaviors in the laboratory mouse. Neuroscience-focused mutagenesis and phenotyping facilities established by this RFA are expected to serve as a national resource by producing a bank of mouse strains that harbor a wide range of mutations affecting murine nervous system function and behavior. Data and biomaterials produced in projects supported under this RFA will be made widely available to the scientific community. NIH will hold a Public Briefing June 21, 1999. RFA MH-99-007 (NIHG 03/31/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/2/99, Applications 10/14/99

    15-14 Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Project (NOAA)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with several other federal agencies, is soliciting research proposals of 1 to 5 years for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program. This program provides support for research on all aspects of harmful algal bloom (HAB) ecology and oceanography in U.S. coastal waters. The primary objective is for research on the environmental processes that facilitate and regulate HABs in the coastal ocean. (FR 04/07/99)
    Deadline: 6/7/99

    15-15 Young Worker Safety and Health Risks in Construction (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications for research on safety and health risks to young workers associated with specific jobs or tasks in the construction industry. The purpose of the program is to provide empirical data that can guide efforts to prevent deaths and injuries of youth less than 18 years of age working in construction in the U.S. Announcement 99064 (FR 04/09/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/28/99, Applications 6/30/99

    15-16 Beryllium-Induced Diseases (NIH)

    The purpose of this initiative is to encourage the support of scientific projects designed to understand the cellular and molecular events that underlie the transition from antigen sensitization to beryllium to chronic beryllium disease in order to improve identification of markers of disease initiative and progression for early therapeutic intervention and effective environmental control strategies. PA-99-075 (NIHG 03/18/99)
    Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

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    Social Sciences

    15-17 Victims of Crime Act Grants (KS)

    Grant funds are available for Kansas from the Federal Victims of Crime act (VOCA) for federal fiscal year October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. The purpose of this grant program is to fund public and private not-for-profit agencies that provide direct assistance to crime victims. For the purposes of this grant program, a crime victim is a person who has suffered physical, sexual and emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime. Direct services are defined as efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety such as boarding-up windows and replacing or repairing locks, etc. (KR 04/08/99)
    Deadline: 5/17/99

    15-18 Evaluation on Sentencing in Corrections (DOJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for research and evaluation to promote further understanding about correctional policies and programs, sentencing and impacts related to sentencing legislation. Sol. SL000331 (FR 04/05/99)
    Deadline: 6/30/99

    15-19 S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Grant Program (KS)

    Grant funds are available from the Federal S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Grant Program for federal fiscal year October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. The purpose of this grant program is to fund units of state or local government and private not-for-profit organizations in developing strategies and enhancing victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.(KR 04/08/99)
    Deadline: 5/31/99

    15-20 Research on Ethical Issues in Human Studies (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite research grant applications for support to conduct research on ethical issues that arise with research involving human participants. Because of rapid advances and complexity of the research enterprise, more empirical work is needed to guide researchers and Institutional Review Board (IRB) members towards selecting optimal ways that promote appropriate protections for research participants. The focus can be on potential, current, or former research participants, investigators, and/or institutional review boards. PA-99-079 (NIHG 03/31/99)
    Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

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