Funding Bulletins - May 14, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 19)
19-1 Computational Neuroscience (DOD)
- The Office of Naval Research is seeking proposals to accelerate, within the university community, certain research activities related to computational neuroscience. Proposals are sought from institutions of higher education with strong research capabilities related to the use of multidisciplinary computational neuroscience to understand the impact of emotions on human information processing and to explore biomimetic machine vision. Relevant scientific issues of particular interest include 1) the mechanisms by which neural circuits involved in emotion affect learning, memory and cognitive skills, including computational analysis of the impact of emotional neural circuits on cortical information processing, and 2) biomimetic vision approaches to challenging machine vision problems related to human and vehicle recognition and tracking in complex scenes, human activity recognition, and autonomous vehicle navigation. BAA 99-019 (CBD 05/11/99)
- Deadline: 6/8/99
19-2 Computational Structural Biology Grants (DOE)
- The Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the Department of Energy is announcing its interest in receiving grant applications in its Computational Structural Biology subprogram. This solicitation seeks sophisticated prediction, modeling and simulation research for the exploration of the interrelationship of macromolecular sequence, structure and function. The goal will be to establish a robust computational process for predicting the three-dimensional architecture for gene products and for gaining further insight into their biological role. Notice 99-19 (FR 05/07/99)
- Deadline: Preapplications 6/15/99; Applications 10/5/99
- The Federal Highway Administration's Transportation and Community and System Preservation (TCSP) Pilot Program provides funding for grants and research to investigate and address the relationship between transportation and community and system preservation. States, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and other local and regional public agencies are eligible for discretionary grants to plan and implement transportation strategies which improve the efficiency of the transportation system, reduce environmental impacts of transportation, reduce the need for costly future public infrastructure investments, ensure efficient access to jobs, services and centers of trade, and examine development patterns and identify strategies to encourage private sector development patterns which achieve these goals. Grants will be awarded for activities that meet the purposes of the program. The research program is designed to investigate the relationships between transportation, community preservation, and the environment, and to investigate the role of the private sector in shaping such relationships. It also includes monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of projects carried out under the grant program.
- Deadline: 9/15/99
19-4 Twinning Program with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (NRC)
- The Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National Research Council is accepting proposals for two-year collaborative research projects that link individual U.S. scientists with their counterparts in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As funding for the Twinning Program is provided by the National Science Foundation, only proposals in fields normally supported by NSF will be considered. Priority will be given to new partnerships involving researchers who have not previously engaged in significant collaborative work. In the aim of encouraging regional collaboration, the program also allows American applicants to request up to $1,000 to support the costs of their side visits to consult with researchers in the Scandinavian countries.
- Deadline: 9/1/99
Arts & Humanities
19-5 Regional Humanities Centers (NEH)
- The National Endowment for the Humanities is holding a special competition for proposals to plan for the creation of Regional Humanities Centers where american traditions, cultures, and aspirations can be explored in the context of place. The centers will emphasize interdisciplinary learning in the humanities and new kinds of collaboration among humanities scholars, scholars in other disciplines, and the public. Through this initiative NEH seeks to provide venues for the exploration of a region's history, its people, its diverse cultural expressions, and its symbolic and physical environment. For the competition, 10 regions have been identified. The initial phase of the competition will be an open competition for planning grants, with up to two awards made in each of the ten regions. Faculty interested in collaborating on a KSU proposal are requested to call John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-3206.
- Deadline: 7/2/99, 7/16/99
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
19-6 Aviation Research and Development (DOD)
- The Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate is soliciting technical and cost proposals for conduct of Research and Development programs. Subject areas of interest include: Complex Composite Structural Concepts; Adaptive Landing Gear Concepts; and Dynamically Tailored Airframe Structures. Sol. DAAH10-99-0006 (CBD 05/11/99)
- Deadline: 7/2/99
19-7 Photoacoustic Detection Device (DOD)
- The Office of Naval Research is seeking proposals to accelerate, within the university community, certain research activities related to photoacoustic detection devices. As part of DOD's University Research Initiative program, proposals are sought from institutions of higher education with strong research capabilities related to the use of photoacoustic sensors for characterizing airborne biological and chemical warfare agents. Unresolved scientific issues include: 1) establishing the combination of laser light wavelengths, laser pulse energies and photoacoustic transducer frequencies necessary for complete particle identification; 2) optimizing the air-coupled transducers for airborne particle identification; 3) and optimizing microcyclone collection instrumentation. BAA 99-018 (CBD 05/11/99)
- Deadline: 6/8/99
19-8 Transportation Research (DOT)
- The Research Committee for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have selected new projects for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCRHP) for fiscal year 2000.Preliminary scopes of work for each project are available on the Internet now and Project Statements inviting proposals will be available beginning around August. Topics include: Application of Advanced Composites to Highway Infrastructure: Strategic Plan; Feasibility Study for an All-White Pavement Marking System; Use of Winter Pavement Friction in Snow and Ice Control Operations; Adaptation of the FHWA Integrated Climatic Effect Model to the Superpave Performance Models System; Construction Engineering Management Research and Development; Early Age Cracking on Durability of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements; Innovative Load Testing Systems; Environmental Management Information System for Transportation Projects. (CBD 05/10/99)
- Deadline: n/a
19-9 Source Water Protection (EPA)
- The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals to fund projects that support local ground water and source water protection efforts for small, rural or economically disadvantaged communities in priority watersheds. Proposals may support source water assessment and protection activities at the community level as well as activities related to stormwater, non-point source or wet weather related management activities, that: assist in the integration of ground water concerns into watershed assessment and restoration plans; support the implementation of local wellhead protection programs; and/or provide technical support to communities considering new ground or surface water protection or contaminant source management plans or ordinances targeted at high risk watersheds. All project proposals must address one or more of these activities to support ground water and source water protection efforts and must also serve as useful prototypes with results that can be transferred to other community-based drinking water protection efforts. (FR 05/06/99)
- Deadline: 6/7/99
Health & Life Sciences
- Physical impairments that limit mobility can dramatically reduce the opportunities for persons to participate in the activities of daily life that contribute to their well being. Unfortunately, primary disabling conditions are often associated with secondary conditions that further inhibit full participation, cause additional negative health consequences, and dramatically increase the burden of the disorder. This program announcement seeks research projects concerned with mechanisms of long-term injury, whole-body effects, long-term consequences, and potential interventions for secondary conditions that accompany primary disability. PA-99-096 (NIHG 05/07/99)
- Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00
- The Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award is the only named award in AIDS research. It is an international program which provides each investigator with $650,000 in direct cost for a period of five years. Scientists are selected on the basis of their knowledge, innovation and ability. The Foundation is particularly interested in the following research topics: Transmission of virus from mother to infant; Pathogenesis of HIV infection; Mucosal immunity to HIV; Characterization of immune response to HIV; Central Nervous system and HIV; Role of the placenta in facilitation of, or protection from, HIV infection; Host genetic factors that increase or decrease susceptibility of the neonate to perinatal HIV infection; Vaccine development; Other critical areas highly relevant to pediatric HIV/AIDS research; and Breast-milk transmission.
- Deadline: 6/10/99
19-12 Deafness Research Grants (DRF)
- The Deafness Research Foundation is committed to conquering deafness and other hearing disorders by funding research and educating government and the public. DRF annually awards grants to promising young researchers and to established researchers to explore new avenues of hearing science. DRF is the cutting-edge in the search for the causes, treatments, and prevention of deafness and hearing impairments.
- Deadline: 6/1/99
19-13 Pediatric AIDS Research Grants (PAF)
- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is offering grant support for the following programs: One and two year Pediatric Research Grants, Pediatric Scholar Awards (not available for tenured senior investigators), and Pediatric Short-Term Scientific Awards for a small project. The Foundation is especially interested in funding creative and innovative research ideas not yet suitable for funding by other agencies. Topics of particular interest include: Transmission of virus from mother to infant; Pathogenesis of HIV infection; Central nervous system and HIV; Host genetic factors that increase or decrease susceptibility of the neonate toperinatal HIV infection; Characterization of immune response to HIV; and Mucosal immunity to HIV.
- Deadline: 7/22/99
19-14 NIAA Small Grant Program (NIH)
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invites Small Grant applications relating to research on alcohol-related problems. These short-term awards are intended to provide support for pilot/feasibility projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analysis of existing data, or development of innovative or high-risk projects that could provide a basis for submission of a regular research project grant application. PAR-99-098 (NIHG 05/07/99)
- Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00
19-15 Canadian Studies Grants (Canada)
- The 1999-2000 competition for Canadian Studies Grants is now open. The programs are designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of Canada in the U.S. through the support of teaching, research, and program activities in a wide range of disciplines. The Canadian government is particularly interested in projects that focus on current Canada-U.S. relations and Canada's place in North America. Priority topics include business and economic issues, Canadian values and culture, communications, environment, national and international security, natural resources (energy, fisheries, forestry, etc.) and trade. Three of the programs have June 15 deadlines: Program Enhancement Grants to encourage the strengthening of Canadian Studies programs; Senior Fellowship Program to provide accomplished scholars an opportunity to complete and publish a major monograph; and Conference Grants. Other grant categories are: Faculty Enrichment (Course Development); Research Grants; and Graduate Student Fellowships.
- Deadline: 6/15/99, 9/30/99, 10/31/99
- The National Institute on Aging, in collaboration with some other NIH Institutes, is inviting researchers to submit applications to investigate issues relevant to medication use and outcomes among older people. Both basic and applied research proposals to investigate the multiple factors that influence medication use by the elderly are welcome. There is primary interest in understanding the influence that racial/ethnic, SES and gender play on the use of and outcomes of different drug regimens or unconventional medical products, and the need to develop and evaluate culturally sensitive interventions. PA-99-097 (NIHG 05/07/99)
- Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00