Funding Bulletin - October 1, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 35)
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35-1 Environmental Education Grants (EPA)
- The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting grant proposals to support environmental education projects. Support is provided for projects which design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, including assessing environmental and ecological conditions or specific environmental issues or problems. This program is geared toward providing seed money to initiate new projects or to advance existing projects that are new in some way, such as reaching new audiences or new locations. (FR 09/22/99)
- Deadline: 11/22/99
35-2 Information Technology Research (NSF)
- The National Science Foundation is announcing a new program, Information Technology Research (ITR) which will fund fundamental research in information technology, encouraging in particular research spanning information technology and scientific applications, and in the area of social, ethical and workforce issues. NSF encourages multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional proposals as well as proposals with international cooperation. NSF expects that proposals will address and include one or more community-extending concepts such as undergraduate education or links to minority serving institutions, or institutions in EPSCoR states. John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, will be happy to assist in proposal coordination. (NSF 99-167)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/15/99; Preproposals 1/5/00; Full Proposals 4/17/00
- The Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE) Program supports activities that promote the development of scholarly and institutional leaders in research and education. POWRE is a Foundation-wide program designed to increase the prominence of women in science and engineering and to enhance their professional advancement by providing them with funding opportunities that are not ordinarily available through regular research and education grant programs. POWRE activities are expected to be substantively different from those that a Principal Investigator would consider developing for a regular proposal submitted to a disciplinary program or to other NSF competitions. (NSF 99-164)
- Deadline: 12/9/99
35-4 Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF)
- The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in academic institutions. The MRI Program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus. An institution may submit up to three proposals: two proposals for instrument acquisition or development, plus a third solely for instrument development. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the MRI competition, please send to John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, by November 1, 1999, a short description of the instrumentation, whether is is to be purchased or developed, and approximate cost. Dr. Murray will coordinate selection of proposals to be submitted. (NSF 99-168)
- Deadline: KSU 11/1/99, NSF 1/18/00
- The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation announces a research initiative on Scalable Enterprise Systems. The primary objective of this initiative is to foster the development of a science base for enterprise-wide business automation. While the underlying concepts for this topic originated in the context of manufacturing systems, the application scope of the research is meant to address not only the manufacturing systems part of the enterprise but also in a coupled fashion the financial management, human resource management, sales and marketing aspects. Because the Internet looms large as a deployment environment, issues of scalability will be crucial in the development of this science base. (NSF 99-149)
- Deadline: 12/15/99
35-6 Swine Health Studies (USDA)
- USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting collaborative research opportunities to take advantage of the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) national swine study scheduled to begin in summer of 2000. Ways to collaborate with the NAHMS Swine 2000 study include: conducting research as a component of the Swine 2000 national study; requesting biological samples or other measurements be collected on selected farms; designing an add-on project to be conducted in one or more states as a subgroup of the Swine 2000 study; designing a follow-up study for selected case herds; creating questions or other data collection tools to be used in the Swine 2000 study.
Arts & Humanities
35-7 Public Art Grant (Gunk)
- The Gunk Foundation is interested in supporting art projects that make it out of museum, gallery, and alternative spaces, which are visited by those already supportive of art, and into the spaces of daily life. For example, Gunk supports work that is shown in the spaces of public transportation, city streets, or work places and is seen by people outside of the art and academic worlds. They are looking for non-traditional public works that are site specific: i.e., the context in which it is seen is essential to its meaning.
- Deadline: 10/31/99
- The Department of Education is inviting applications for the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs. The purpose of the Training Program is to provide grants to train staff and leadership personnel employed in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs to improve the operation of those programs and projects. Priorities are: 1) General project management for new directors; 2) Legislative and regulatory requirements for the operation of the Federal TRIO Programs; 3) Student financial aid; 4) The design and operation of model TRIO projects; 5) Use of educational technology; 6) Retention and graduation strategies; 7) Counseling; 8) Reporting student and project performance; and 9) Coordinating project activities with other available resources and activities. CFDA 84.103A (FR 09/21/99)
- Deadline: 12/10/99
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
35-9 Indoor Air Research Grants (CIAR)
- The Center for Indoor Air Research funds postdoctoral fellowships for scientific and technical research on the sources, transformation, and fate of constituents affecting indoor air quality; on factors governing human exposure to and retention of those constituents; on the effects of those constituents on health, including exposure-response relationships; and on methods of preventing or abating indoor air contaminant concentrations. Sponsorship of the fellow by an established investigator is required.
- Deadline: 10/31/99
- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Technology Center (DOE/FETC), intends to issue a program solicitation entitled Research and Development of Technologies for the Management of Greenhouse Gases. The DOE/FETC invites competitive applications for cooperative agreements for the conduct of research and development that addresses any of the following six elements of the FETC sequestration program: 1) Separation and Capture; 2) Sequestration of CO2 in Geological Formations; 3) Ocean Sequestration; 4) Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems; 5) Advanced Concepts; and 6) Modeling and Assessments. SOL DE-PS26-99FT40613 (CBD 07/15/99)
- Deadline: 8/1/00
- The objective of the Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences (IGMS) is to enable mathematical scientists to undertake research and study in another discipline so as to: expand their skills and knowledge in areas other than the mathematical sciences; subsequently apply this knowledge in their research; and enrich the educational experiences and broaden the career options of their students. Recipients of an IGMS award are expected to spend eleven months full time in a twelve-month period either in an non-mathematical academic science department or in an industrial, commercial or financial institution. The expected outcome is sufficient familiarity with another discipline so as to open opportunities for effective collaboration by the mathematical scientist with researchers in another discipline. (NSF 99-157)
- Deadline: 12/10/99
Health & Life Sciences
35-12 NIDDK Biotechnology Centers (HHS)
- The purpose of this RFA is to make comprehensive gene expression technologies widely available to researchers working in areas supported by NIDDK. This RFA seeks to establish Biotechnology Centers that will provide genomic profiling resources to investigators working in research areas within the NIDDK's mission. This RFA will allow the formation of support facilities that may include, but are not limited to: cDNA Microarrays; Oligonucleotide chips; and Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE). Creation and maintenance of these technologies may require the collaboration of investigators with expertise in many fields, such as molecular biology, robotics, bioinformatics, genomics, and statistics. DK-00-002 (NIHG 09/23/99)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/14/00; Applications 2/16/00
- The objective of this Request for Applications is to stimulate research on the relative roles of environmental, endogenous neurochemical and modifying genetic factors in the cause of Parkinson's disease. Recent evidence from twin studies has shown that genetics play less of a role and environmental factors a potentially greater role than previously thought in the development of late-onset Parkinson's disease. In response to this finding, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke invite scientists to submit research grant applications for research aimed at elucidating the role of the environment in the development of Parkinson's disease. ES-00-002 (NIHG 09/21/99)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/5/99, Applications 1/11/00
35-14 Peptide Regulation of Alcohol Intake (NIH)
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invites applications to identify peptides and their receptors that regulate alcohol consumption, ultimately leading to an understanding of their mechanism(s) of action. Although not exclusive, several areas have potential for further investigation including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, opioid peptides, the renin-angiotensin system, plus the group of peptides regulating food intake and energy balance, exemplified by leptin and neuropeptide Y. The goal of this initiative is to elucidate the role of peptides in pathological alcohol consumption, suggesting novel pharmacotherapeutic approaches for alcoholism. PAS-99-156 (NIHG 08/23/99)
- Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/24/99, Applications 12/22/99
35-15 Sexuality Research Fellowships (SSRC)
- The Social Science Research Council's Sexuality Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation and postdoctoral support for social and behavioral research on sexuality. The program seeks to contribute to a more thorough understanding of human sexuality by encouraging researchers to formulate new research questions, generate new theories and apply new methods in sexuality research. Projects in which researchers from different social science disciplines will participate and those that address community needs and/or are relevant to policy development and implementation are particularly welcome.
- Deadline: 12/15/99
35-16 Small Grants Program for Anthropology Research (Wenner-Gren)
- Grants for amounts up to $20,000 are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology. Grants are made to seed innovative approaches and ideas, to cover specific expenses or phases of a project, and/or to encourage aid from other funding agencies. The Foundation particularly invites projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology. A small number of awards is available for projects designed to develop resources for anthropological research and scholarly exchange.
- Deadline: 11/1/99, 5/1/00