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Funding Bulletins - May 21, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 20)


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    20-1 Tele-Learning/-Medicine (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department (USDA) is inviting proposals for its distance learning and telemedicine loan and grant program. The program funds telecommunications facilities and equipment in rural communitites to improve delivery of education and healthcare services. Funding is available for grants, for loans, and for a combination of grant and loan money. (FR 05/12/99)
    Deadline:   Grants 7/9/99; Grant/Loans 9/30/99

    20-2 William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Program (Grant)

    The William T. Grant Foundation announces the nineteenth annual international competitive program to promote the research development of promising junior scholars who investigate topics relevant to understanding and promoting the development, mental health, and well-being of adolescents and youth. The Foundation supports original empirical research and the evaluation of innovative programs that help the nation value youth as a resource. The Foundation is interested in fostering research in social and behavioral sciences, such as anthropology, economics, education, political science, history, and sociology, as well as in those fields traditionally concerned with child development and mental health ---e.g., pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, and social work. Only one candidate may be nominated in one year from any major division of a university (e.g. College of the Arts and Sciences, Medical School). Faculty so nominated should be in their first level or rank of appointment (e.g., the assistant professor level in a tenure track faculty appointment). Please contact the Dean of your school if you are interested in being nominated for this competition.
    Deadline:   7/1/99

    20-3 Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reannounces a program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to reenter an active research career after taking time off the care for children or parents or to attend to other family responsibilities. The aim of these supplements is to encourage fully trained individuals to reenter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. This program will provide administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants for the purpose of supporting full-time or part-time research by these individuals in a program geared to bring their existing research skills and knowledge up to date. It is anticipated that at the completion of the supplement, the reentry scientist will be in a position to apply for a career development (K) award or for a research (R or P) award. PA-99-106 (NIHG 05/14/99)
    Deadline:   6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

    20-4 Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minorities (NIH)

    The NIH is emphasizing the use of administrative support to attract underrepresented minorities into biomedical and behavioral research. These mechanisms have been endorsed by all the awarding components of the NIH and are designed to provide support for research experiences at grantee institutions for minorities throughout the continuum from high school to the highest level. All Principal Investigators holding NIH research grants may apply for funds for administrative supplements to existing grants for the support and recruitment of underrepresented minority investigators and students. The aim of the supplements is to attract and encourage minority individuals to enter the pursue biological and behavioral research careers by providing supplemental funds to ongoing research grants. PA-99-104 (NIHG 05/14/99)
    Deadline:   6/1/99,10/1/99, 2/1/00

    20-5 Research Supplements for Individuals with Disabilities (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its awarding components have developed an initiative that is designed to extend opportunities to individuals with qualifying disabilities who are capable of entering or resuming research careers. The NIH is notifying Principal Investigators holding NIH research grants of the availability of funds for administrative supplements to existing grants for the support and recruitments of scientists and students with disabilities. Supplemental awards are available to support individuals with disabilities from each of the following population groups: High School Students; Undergraduate Students; Graduate Research Assistants; Individuals in Postdoctoral Training; Investigators Developing Independent Research Careers; and Established Investigators Who Become Disabled. PA-99-105 (NIHG 05/14/99)
    Deadline:   6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00

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    20-6 Increasing Marketing Opportunities of Lesser Known Wood Species (USDA)

    In an attempt to reduce the logging pressure on traditional tree species, such as mahogany and Spanish cedar, in natural forests of Latin America, and to promote the efficient and sustainable management of these forests, the US Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry is seeking to contract for a study to be performed in identified countries of the region. An emphasis is placed on improving marketing of lesser-known species (LKS) timber, and secondary products made from `waste' pieces of the well known species. This project requires four general activities: 1) gather and compile existing, and identify lacking, information on lesser known species, products, volumes and market dynamics, 2) conduct personal interviews with timber producers and wood manufacturers in the identified countries, and, if appropriate, international distributors and manufacturers, 3) interview suppliers of LKS wood products, 4) determine the feasibility and process for establishing output channels, and 5) publish a report with specific, prioritized recommendation for improved marketing linkages. RFP 8-3-99-28 (CBD 05/14/99)
    Deadline:   6/30/99

    20-7 Regulatory Development of Feedlot and Urban Runoff (EPA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, requires support services for information and material as well as factual studies of a technical, scientific, and engineering nature to support the development, review, and revision of effluent limitations guidelines and standards for feedlot and runoff of animal wastes and urban stormwater discharges. The technical services will provide the Office of Water with necessary information required to evaluate regulatory and technology options being considered and to provide necessary technical and support to implement related program objectives. Major activities involved in this acquisition include: data collection and summarization; technical analysis; preparation of technical information, report formats, and public comments; litigation support; preparation of training materials; and technical support to permit and control authorities. The RFA is expected to be released shortly. SOL PR-CI-98-10463 (CBD 04/15/99)
    Deadline:   N/A

    20-8 Pork Odor Solutions Initiative (NPPC)

    The National Pork Producers Council Odor Solutions Initiative Committee is soliciting laboratory evaluation of feed and/or water additives that reduce odorous emissions from swine facilities. Several companies have submitted products for evaluation.
    Deadline:   6/15/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    20-9 Dreyfus Foundation Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences (Dreyfus)

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences offers support to eligible institutions for innovative projects. The Special Grant program is intended to advance the science of chemistry, with the expectation that grant recipients will find continuing funding from other sources. However, proposals are invited in any area consistent with the Foundation's basic objectives in the chemical sciences and not covered by other Foundation programs. Projects not already embraced by substantial support from government agencies or other foundations are preferable; research grants would therefore not customarily qualify.
    Deadline:   6/15/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    20-10 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NIH)

    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences recognizes the increasing trend toward the use of interdisciplinary approaches to advance the nation's research endeavor and thus the need to encourage cross disciplinary training for the next generation of researchers. Therefore, this RFA seeks to encourage cross training of undergraduate students by providing opportunities for those in the quantitative and physical sciences to take part in mentored biomedical research experiences with NIH-supported investigators. Such programs should provide innovative, mentored, realistic summer laboratory research experiences for an appropriately targeted (as defined by the applicant) group of undergraduate students in biomedical research projects at the institution. The application should include strong faculty involvement, interactive group activities, presentations and seminars. Applications are sought for programs that recruit students from the quantitative and physical disciplines such as, but not limited to, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physics, to participate in biomedical and/or translational research. GM-99-006 (NIHG 05/13/99
    Deadline:   11/15/99, 2/17/00

    20-11 Muscular Dystrophy Research Grant Program (MDA)

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association supports research into forty diseases of the neuromuscular system to identify the causes of, the effective treatments for, the muscular dystrophy's and related diseases. MDA supports research which includes spinal muscular atrophies and motor neuron diseases, peripheral neuropathies, inflammatory myopathies, metabolic myopathies and diseases of the neuromuscular junction.
    Deadline:   6/15/99,12/15/99

    20-12 Vision Grants and Fellowship Programs (PVF)

    Funds raised by the Pearle Vision Foundation are donated to nonprofit organizations for vision-related causes including: Eye exam and eyeglasses assistance programs; Eye surgery grants; Vision-related research; Educational programs; Equipment for testing and improving vision; and Museum, park and media programs that improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.
    Deadline:   6/15/99,12/15/99

    20-13 NIAMS Small Grant Program for New Investigators (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into areas of research supported by the NIAMS. Appropriate research aras may include, but are not limited to, the following: Vascular manifestations of rheumatic, connective tissue, and skin diseases; studies of vasculitis and vasculopathies in animal models of rheumatic diseases, with emphasis on identification of pathogenetic mechanisms and molecular targets for therapeutic intervention; stem cell biology as related to skin, cartilage, bone, and muscle; growth and repair of connective tissues, including skin, bone cartilage, tendon, ligament, muscle, and the intervertebral disc; mechanisms of bone, cartilage, muscle, and connective tissue responses to mechanical loading; and molecular mechanisms underlying the responses of muscle to physical activity. PAR-99-099 (NIHG 05/07/99)
    Deadline:   6/22/99, 10/19/99

    20-14 NIA Pilot Grant Program (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications in specific areas to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into aging research, and to encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this research field. This Small Grant Program provides support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01) and/or a significant advancement of aging research. Investigators may apply for a small grant in a number of areas, including: HIV/AIDS and Aging; Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Aging; Glial Cells in Aging and Neurodegeneration; Neural Modeling; Sensory and Motor Processing; Nutrient Modulation; Basic underlying mechanisms of musculoskeletal and aging (muscle, bone, cartilage, neuromuscular junction, peripheral nerve, and motorneuron); and Animal Models of Aging. PA-99-049 (NIHG 05/07/99)
    Deadline:   7/16/99, 11/17/99

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    Social Sciences

    20-15 Teen Family Life Demos (HHS)

    The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Adolescent Pregnancy programs is inviting applications for community-based demonstrations that offer care to pregnant teen and their families and provide prevention and combined services. Required care services include pregnancy testing, maternity counseling and adoption counseling. Prevention projects develop and test approaches to encourage abstinence; and develop curricula and provide family life education. (FR 05/12/99)
    Deadline:   6/28/99

    20-16 Abstinence Education (HHS)

    The Health and Human Service Department's Office of Adolescent pregnancy Programs is seeking applications for community-based demonstration projects to provide age-appropriate education to encourage adolescents to abstain from sex. OAPP is particularly interested in projects that target youths aged nine to 14. Abstinence education projects are dedicated to teaching the social, psychological and health gains of abstention; teaching young people that sex and childbearing outside marriage is likely to have harmful effects; how to reject sexual advances; and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances. (FR 05/12/99)
    Deadline:   6/28/99

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