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Funding Bulletin - October 8, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 36)



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    36-1 Sabbatical Fellowship (APS)

    The American Philosophical Society announces a fellowship in the humanities and social sciences to supplement an awarded sabbatical/research leave. The Sabbatical Fellowship is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the parent institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had a financially supported leave during the past three years. The fellowship may be used to supplement other external awards of similar purpose.
    Deadline:  11/1/99

    36-2 Study in Japan (Japan)

    The Japan Foundation Fellowship programs give scholars, researchers, professionals and PhD candidates the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. Research Fellowships are intended for scholars, researchers, and professionals who wish to conduct research in Japan for periods ranging from 2 to 12 months. All projects related substantially to Japan in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including comparative research, are eligible.
    Deadline:  11/1/99

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    36-3 Research Funds Through the Species @ Risk Program (DOI)

    The U.S. Geological Survey is announcing the availability of funds through the Species at Risk Program (SAR). The basic purpose of SAR is to fund short-term research and assessment projects to generate information that allows development of conservation agreements, action plans, and management alternatives that provide for the protection of flora and fauna and their habitats and thereby reduce the need for listing species as threatened or endangered. (FR 09/28/99)
    Deadline:  11/1/99

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    36-4 Civic Education Curriculum Development and Teacher Training for Secondary Schools in Georgia (USIA)

    The United States Information Agency announces a competition for a Civic Education Curriculum Development and Teacher Training Program for Secondary Schools in the Republic of Georgia. The grantee will work with USIA in a three-year project to support the development and implementation of new curriculum units for fifth through ninth grade civic education courses in the Republic of Georgia. The program will have four activities phases: 1) selection of a small curriculum development team of Georgian educators and preliminary consultations in Tbilisi; 2) a three-month U.S.-based curriculum development workshop in which the team will produce draft curriculum units; 3) follow-up consultations in Georgia to assist in the review and field testing of the draft curricular materials and in the training of a larger group of Georgian practitioners; 4) cooperation with Gaia in the further review and dissemination of the draft materials as needed, and to provide broader training to Georgian teachers and administrators for utilization of the revised curriculum units in Georgian classrooms. E/ASU-99-21 (FR 09/16/99)
    Deadline:  12/15/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    36-5 New and Innovative Ideas in Sensor Technology (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), Sensors Directorate, announces interest in receiving research and development proposals with technical, management, and cost presentations. Proposals submitted should include new ideas and advanced and innovative concepts derived from current and emerging principles. The technology proposal categories are: Sensor Technologies including: Miniaturized Global Positioning System (GPS) electronics; miniaturized RF transceiver electronics; software position mapping/display using external data; data integration devices; missile detection systems (passive/active); 3D visualization devices; mobile, high power, coherent laser radars; laser component technology; compact RF power generators; lightweight optics; electronics packaging; advanced senor technologies; data fusion displays; fusion engine concepts; adaptive optics; optics mounts (gimballed and strapdown), electro-optics instrumentation; interferometrics; and optical telescopes.DASG60-99-0004
    Deadline:  11/20/99

    36-6 JILA Visiting Fellowship Program (JILA)

    The Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics operates the Visiting Fellowship Program to provide an opportunity for persons actively contributing to these fields, as well as applicants from commercial and other non-academic sectors, to come to the Institute to pursue their studies and research on a full-time basis. Visiting Fellowships (typically providing one-half of the salary support) are awarded to scientists with extensive research experience beyond the doctoral degree, although younger persons with significant scientific achievements are also encouraged to apply. Visiting Fellowship awards are based on the fields of scientific interest and the scholarly achievements or promise of the applicants; there are no restrictions as to citizenship. Interests at present are research and applications in the fields of laser technology, optoelectronics, precision measurement, surface science and semiconductors, information and image processing, and materials and process science, as well as basic research in atomic, molecular and optical physics, precision measurement, gravitational physics, chemical physics, astrophysics, and geophysical measurements.
    Deadline:  11/1/99

    36-7 Innovative Technologies for Environmental Problems (DOD)

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center is seeking innovative technologies and methodologies that reduce environmental impacts from past, present, or future military operations. The technology must be: 1) new and innovative; 2) in the Advanced Development State; and 3) capable of full scale implementation if the application is successful. The two topics included in this Broad Agency Announcement are: Technologies and Methodologies for Environmental Assessment, Restoration, and Cleanup and Technologies, Process Design Changes, and Management Practices for Pollution Prevention. Sol. N47408-98-3940 (CBD 08/03/99)
    Deadline:  12/30/99

    36-8 Forest Products Industries of the Future (DOE)

    The Department of Energy is soliciting 2-page technical proposals for research in the following areas: sustainable forestry, capital effectiveness, and sensors and control. Sustainable Forestry research must substantiate how enhancing wood quality may lead to increased energy efficiency in the handling and manufacturing processes for solid wood, pulp and paper products. Capital Effectiveness should cover Systems and Process Technologies and System Fabrication and Construction. Sensors and Control should address specific areas that have been defined. DE-PS36-00GO10480
    Deadline:  11/15/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    36-9 Imaging Pancreatic Beta Cell Mass, Function, or Inflammation (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications is to stimulate the development of techniques or reagents leading to the ability to image or otherwise nonivasively detect pancreatic islet beta cells in vivo, and measure their mass, function, or evidence of inflammation. Diabetes results when the insulin secretory capacity of the beta cell is lost or severely compromised. It is anticipated that research from funded projects will contribute to the eventual development of a clinical exam that can be used for monitoring disease progress and response to therapy in diabetics and in people strongly at risk for diabetes. Collaboration between researchers in imaging fields and beta cell biology or diabetology is strongly encouraged. DK-99-018 (NIHG 07/29/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 12/21/99, Applications 1/21/00

    36-10 Lung Research Grants (ALA)

    The American Lung Association awards Research Grants as starter or seed money to new investigators working in areas relevant to the conquest of lung disease and the promotion of lung health. Awards are targeted for individuals who have completed at least two years of research training and who are at the instructor or assistant professor level.
    Deadline:  11/1/99

    36-11 Consortium on Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurological Disorders (NIH)

    In response to the resurgence of interest in the application of neurosurgical approaches to the treatment of movement disorders and especially Parkinson's disease, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) invite qualified investigators to submit grant applications for a broad range of studies aimed at improving the use of deep brain stimulation as a therapy. The purpose of this Request for Applications is to encourage additional basic and clinical studies into the mechanisms of a potentially reversible, adjustable and long term electrical treatment of neurological disorders. This RFA will create a consortium of research program in deep brain stimulation that will serve as a focal point for collaboration and expansion of the field. Investigators in the consortium will conduct research within their areas of expertise and will also collaborate with other consortium members to develop interdisciplinary projects that pool results and expertise available in the individual projects. NS-99-006 (NIHG 09/27/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 11/15/99, Applications 2/16/99

    36-12 Interneuronal Circuits Underlying Voluntary Movements in Normal and Injured Spinal Cord (NIH)

    Many functional changes can result from traumatic spinal cord injury, including the loss of voluntary movements below the level of the spinal lesion. Research from a variety of animal models has shown that various spinal circuits, with appropriate ascending and descending input, are critical for coordinated voluntary and reflex movements including not only standing and walking, but also control of bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. Since many spinal cord injuries leave much of the spinal cold intact, reactivation of the spinal pattern generators to control at least some of these lost functions seems possible. Fundamental research, in mammalian systems, on the anatomy and physiology of intrinsic spinal circuits that are involved in volitional movements will play a key role in unlocking the potential to restore function after injury. NS-99-008 (NIHG 09/27/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 12/15/99, Applications 2/16/00

    36-13 Plant Genome Research Program - Collaborative Research on Functional Genomics (NSF)

    The goals of this program are to support research on plant genomics, and to accelerate the acquisition and utilization of new knowledge and innovative approaches to elucidate fundamental biological processes in plants. During the past two years, a significant investment has been made for building the plant genome infrastructure in the U.S. To take advantage of new technologies, databases, research tools, and biological resources that are resulting from the earlier awards, this year's competition focuses on functional genomics, the indentification of functions of a pathway or a cluster of genes at a genomic scale. Emphasis is placed on plants of economic importance and plant processes of potential economic value. (NSF 99-171)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 11/8/99, Proposals 1/7/00

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    Social Sciences

    36-14 Peace and Conflict Resolution (USIP)

    The United States Institute of Peace has announced its 2000 solicited grant competition for research, education, pilot projects, and training, and dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. For the 2000 grant competition, solicitation areas are: A--Great Power Relations: United States, China, and Russia; B--Intervention and Humanitarian Assistance; C--Africa; and D--Training. (FR 09/02/99)
    Deadline:  12/30/99

    36-15 Community Food and Nutrition Program (ACF)

    The Administration for Children and Families announces that competing applications will be accepted for new grants in the Community Food & Nutrition Program. Projects should: 1) Be designed to provide nutrition benefits to a targeted low-income group; 2) Provide outreach and public education to inform eligible low-income individuals and families of other nutritional services available; 3) Carry out targeted communications/social marketing to improve dietary behavior and increase program participation among eligible low-income populations; 4) Consult with local offices that administer other food programs such as W.I.C. and Food Stamps; 5) Focus on legislatively-mandated program activities. OCS-2000-03 (FR 09/29/99)
    Deadline:  12/6/99

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    36-16 Fellowships in Biological Sciences (HHMI)

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study toward a PhD or ScD degree. At the beginning of the fall 1999 term, applicants must not have completed one academic year or more of postbaccalaureate graduate study in the biological sciences. Fellows must pursue full-time study toward a PhD or ScD degree in selected biological sciences. The fellowships support training in fundamental research, that is, research directed toward an understanding of basic biological processes or disease mechanisms. The fellowship award is for five years.
    Deadline:  11/9/99

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