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Funding Bulletin - November 12, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 41)



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    41-1 The Human Brain Project (Neuroinformatics): Phase I & Phase II (NIH)

    The purpose of this initiative is to encourage and support investigator-initiated, neuroinformatics research that will lead to new digital and electronic tools for all domains of neuroscience research reflecting normal and diseased states across the life span. Neuroinformatics combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop and apply advanced tools and approaches essential for a major advancement in understanding the structure and function of the brain. Research in informatics includes databases, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, information retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, synthesis, and tools for electronic collaboration. In computational research, the focus is on development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations. The approaches and technologies solicited under this announcement should be generalizable, scalable, extensible, interoperable and use sophisticated powerful computational resources and be integrated with significant neuroscience research at and across all levels of analysis of brain function. PAR-99-138 (NIHG 08/05/99)

    Deadline:   Letter of Intent 4/1/00, Application 7/11/00

    41-2 Dual-Use Opportunities (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC or "the Army") at Natick, Massachusetts has been an important Research and Development facility for the nation's armed forces since opening in 1953. Natick Labs have always been devoted to study of the American warfighter in a tactical environment, with the objective of developing and delivering the food, equipment, personal protection and shelter that would enable soldiers to survive and win in combat anywhere in the world. The SSC includes a world class workforce with R&D facilities and equipment that have produced innumerable innovative developments in the fields of food, textiles, clothing, tents, airdrop equipment, organizational field equipment and a multitude of beneficial spin-off products for industry and consumers throughout the world. Under this announcement the Army solicits innovative suggestions and proposals from all interested parties in order to leverage the intellectual and physical capital at the SSC, and so maintain technological superiority of the U.S. fighting forces in a constrained budget environment. The Army is not soliciting proposals to "privatize" the Natick installation or mission, but desires to increase or develop new "dual-use" facilities, technologies, services, and programs at that site, consistent with the SSC's military mission. (In this context, dual-use means "having potential application to both the commercial and military customer.") (CBD 09/23/99)
    Deadline:   Open

    41-3 Health Disparities: Linking Biological and Behavioral Mechanisms with Social and Physical Environments (NIH)

    The purpose of this solicitation is to foster multidisciplinary research that will elucidate underlying mechanisms by which the interaction of social and physical environments leads to health disparities. For purposes of this Request for Applications (RFA), the physical environment includes physical agents (e.g., radiation), chemical agents (e.g., pesticides) and biological agents (e.g., pathogens, harmful algal blooms) to which individuals are exposed in a multitude of settings, including home, school, and workplace. The social environment includes individual and community-level characteristics, e.g., socioeconomic status (SES), education, coping resources and support systems, residential factors, cultural variables, institutional and political forces such as racism and classism, familial factors, and media influences. The ultimate goal of this research is to enhance our understanding of the causes and mechanisms responsible for disparities in health among the U.S. population, especially between lower SES and higher SES groups. ES-00-004 (NIHG 11/04/99)
    Deadline:   Letter of Intent 1/25/00, Application 4/26/00

    41-4 Advanced Technologies for Human and Information System Interaction (DOD)

    The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center -- San Diego (SPAWARSYCEN-SD) invites proposals for research in the area of human and information system iINTERACTION infrastructure. With a vision of ANYTIME-ANYWHERE information system resource accessibility, this invitation includes research in the areas of language dependent and independent communications between humans and information systems; procession by information systems of human originated inputs and queries; agent-based or other intelligent information query formation and processing; intelligent and rapid, domain dependent and independent information detection, extraction, and retrieval; and intelligent and dynamic information summarization and presentation. Also included in this request is research in the areas of information system infrastructure including networking technologies and architectures that support iINTERACTION between humans and information systems as well as collaboration applications. SOL N66001-98-X-6905 (CBD 09/02/99)
    Deadline:   9/2/00

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    41-5 CISE Research Infrastructure Program (NSF)

    The CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Research Infrastructure Program provides support to aid in establishment, enhancement, and operation of major experimental facilities planned to support all of the research areas in the CISE Directorate. It may also assist activities for integration of research and education. The Research Infrastructure Program recognizes the emergence of research groups requiring strengthening of experimental facilities in a variety of environments - those solely within a single academic department, those drawing from several departments in a single institution, and those spanning several different institutions. The areas of research supported by this program are those supported by the CISE Directorate as described in the NSF Guide to Programs. Only one proposal may be submitted for a project at a single university. Consortium or multi-institution projects may also be submitted and are not limited in number. Please notify John Murray (ORSP) by December 1st if you are interested in submitting a proposal. (NSF 00-5)
    Deadline:   1/25/00

    41-6 Pre-Proposals for the Inventions and Innovation Program (DOE)

    The Office of Industrial Technologies of the Department of Energy is funding a competitive grant program entitled Inventions and Innovation (I&I). The goals of the I&I Program are to improve energy efficiency through the promotion of innovative ideas and inventions that have a significant potential energy impact and a potential future commercial market. The I&I Program emphasizes funding projects within the following OIT focus industries: Agriculture, Aluminum, Chemicals, Forest Products, Glass, Metalcasting, Mining, Petroleum, and Steel. (FR 10/12/99)
    Deadline:   3/17/00

    41-7 New and Innovative Ideas for Advanced Technology (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Office, Huntsville, AL, announces interest in receiving new ideas and advanced and innovative concepts for current and emerging principles in the following areas: Sensor Technologies; Systems Technologies; and Hardware/Software Technologies. BAA DASG60-99-0009 (CBD 08/30/99)
    Deadline:   2/26/01

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    Health & Life Sciences

    41-8 Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of COPD (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites research grant applications to conduct studies on the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The overall goal of this program is to establish the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammatory and immune processes which play a role in the pathogenesis and progression of COPD. Toward this goal, this initiative strongly encourages scientific collaborations among investigators with interest in COPD, inflammation and immunology. HL-00-006 (NIHG 11/02/99)
    Deadline:   Letter of Intent 2/1/00, Application 3/10/00

    41-9 Electrical Remodeling: Novel Opportunities for Arrhythmia Control (NIH)

    The objective of this initiative is to elucidate mechanisms responsible for functional, molecular, and structural myocardial changes due to electrical remodeling and leading to arrhythmias. The overall goal is to stimulate innovative multidisciplinary research to develop new strategies for treatment of arrhythmias causing high rates of morbidity and mortality. HL-00-003 (NIHG 11/02/99)
    Deadline:   Letter of Intent 2/4/00, Application 2/25/00

    41-10 Efficacy Studies of Chemopreventive Agents in Animal Models (NIH)

    The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), intends to expand the existing Master Agreement (MA) pool for "Efficacy Studies of Chemopreventive Agents in Animal Models." Offerors selected for award of a MA may be solicited to provide the adequate capability and technical expertise to furnish all necessary services, qualified personnel, materials, supplies and facilities to carry out the order issued. Offerors should be capable of performing animal cancer model studies to evaluate the efficacy of various designated chemopreventive agents at several dose levels of models for chemopreventive studies. MAA RFP N01-CN-85051-72 (CBD 10/22/99)
    Deadline:   4/1/00

    41-11 Occupational Safety and Health Research (NIH)

    The Centers for Disease Control nd Prevention (CDC) invites grant applications for research related to the priority areas identified in the National Occupational research agenda (NORA). The overall purpose of this grant program is to develop knowledge that can be used in preventing occupational diseases and injuries and to better understand their underlying pathophysiology. NIOSH supports research to identify and investigate the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries; to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites, as well as methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and injuries; to develop new protective equipment, engineering control technology, and work practices to reduce the risks of occupational hazards; and to evaluate the technical feasibility or application of a new or improved occupational safety and health procedure, method, technique, or system. This program announcement will use the career development (K01) and the small grant (R03) award mechanisms. PA-99-144 (NIHG 08/18/99)
    Deadline:   3/1/00, 7/1/00, 11/1/00

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    Social Sciences

    41-12 Secondary Analysis in Demography and Economics of Aging (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to: (1) stimulate and facilitate secondary analyses of data related to the demography and economics of aging; (2) provide support for preliminary projects using secondary analysis that could lead to subsequent applications for other research project grant award mechanisms; (3) provide support for rapid analyses of new databases and experimental modules for purposes such as informing the design and content of future study waves; and (4) provide support for the development, enhancement and assembly of new databases from existing data. PA-99-160 (NIHG 09/02/99)
    Deadline:   2/1/00, 6/1/00, 10/01/00

    41-13 Dissemination Research in Mental Health (NIH)

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications for studies addressing factors influencing the dissemination of mental health research knowledge across mental health service settings. The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate research on the array of influences, and their mental health research findings into clinical practice, and to promote the development of a sound knowledge base on the effectiveness of knowledge dissemination interventions. PA-99-068 (NIHG 03/05/99)
    Deadline:   2/1/00, 6/01/00, 10/01/00

    41-14 NIMH Small Grants Program (NIH)

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Small Grants Program provides research support of up to $50,000 per year (direct costs) for up to two years for new research projects in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NIMH. Small grants are short-term awards designed to answer specific and targeted research questions. Both new and more experienced investigators are encouraged to apply for grants under this announcement. Newer investigators may use the award to generate new or additional preliminary data for future research grants (e.g. R01). More experienced investigators must justify support under this mechanism as either representing new research directions for the investigator or developing and testing new methodology. The award is also intended to support investigators at institutions that do not have extensive research resources. PAR-99-140 (NIHG 08/06/99)
    Deadline:   2/1/00, 6/1/00, 10/01/00

    41-15 Coping with AIDS as a Chronic Long-Term Illness (NIH)

    Managing the mental, emotional, and medical challenges of living with HIV/AIDS as a chronic illness is a new area for research study and intervention. The four broad areas of research include: (1) medical decision making and adherence; (2) practicing safer HIV-related sexual behaviors; (3) stress, and coping; and (4) quality of life. Researchers need not limit themselves to these topics. PA-99-026 (NIHG 12/15/98)
    Deadline:   2/1/00, 6/01/00, 10/01/00

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