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Funding Bulletin - November 19, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 42)



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    42-1   Centers for Teaching and Learning (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for a pilot research-based program to address critical issues in the K-12 instructional workforce through the creation of Centers for Teaching and Learning. Each center will involve multiple partners in implementing two major foci: 1) teacher professional development, and 2) development of infrastructure capacity. This solicitation for prototype Centers for Teaching and Learning requires the collaboration of different types of institutions and agencies involved in K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education. At least one partner must be a K-12 school district, and one partner must grant doctoral degrees. NSF 00-13
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/20/00, Full Proposals 3/1/00

    42-2   Market Mechanisms/Incentives for Environment Management (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance is inviting proposals for socioeconomic research on market mechanisms and incentives (MM&I) that will contribute to developing practical approaches for designing environmental programs to meet the nation's environmental goals cost-effectively. Research should: identify potential applications of MM&I approaches to environmental issues that federal, state and local agencies must address; estimate the impacts of MM&I programs on the environment, innovation, technological change, trade and competitiveness and consumer behavior; estimate or verify the costs, including transaction costs and cost savings, of MM&I applications in the United States and abroad; identify who will bear the costs or realize the savings of MM&I programs; investigate the underlying theoretical issues that will determine the relative effectiveness of MM&I programs in protecting the environment; and develop realistic models that will demonstrate the relative effectiveness of MM&I programs in novel situations.
    Deadline:  2/2/00

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    42-3   Herb Society Research Grants (HSA)

    The Herb Society of America awards research grants to further the knowledge and use of herbs and contribute the results of the study and research to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, art, and/or economics.
    Deadline:  1/31/00

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    Arts & Humanities


    42-4   Studies in Greece (ASCSA)

    The American School of Classical Studies offers both graduate students and scholars the opportunity to study Greek civilization at first hand, in Greece. Fellowships are available for a variety of projects, from studies of ancient Greek law to participation in School excavations or studies of Graeco-Roman culture.
    Deadline:  1/7/00

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    42-5   Field-Initiated Studies (ED)

    The Education Department's Office of Educational Research and Improvement is inviting applications under its field-initiated studies research program, which gives investigators the leeway to pursue their own research ideas to improve instruction and learning. This competition covers priority areas across OERI's individual institutes on student achievement and assessment, at-risk students, early childhood, educational governance and postsecondary education. CFDA 84.305T (FR 11/09/99)
    Deadline:  2/16/00

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences


    42-6   Experimental and Computational Biology (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting applications for experimental and computational biological studies on the structural biology of proteins involved in DNA repair or in bioremidiation. Topics in the DNA damage recognition and repair area include high-resolution three-dimensional structure of normal and mutated DNA damage recognition and repair proteins, using X-ray crystallography and NMR. Areas in bioremediation include high-resolution three-dimensional structure of proteins involved in critical functions of microorganisms relevant to bioremediation; and dynamic changes in protein structure related to the binding and reduction of metals and radionuclides. Topics in computational structural biology include development of high-throughput computational methods to predict or identify from sequence information proteins involved in recognition and repair of radiation-induced DNA damage or in the bioremediation of metals and radio-nuclides; and characterization or simulation of molecular interactions between proteins, proteins and DNA or proteins and ligand molecules involved in recognition or repair of radiation-induced DNA damage or in the bioremediation of metals and radionuclides, including changes due to genetically modified proteins. Notice 00-02 (FR 11/10/99)
    Deadline:  Preapplications 1/12/00, Formal Applications 5/2/00

    42-7   Lead Hazards Technical Studies (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting pre-applications for technical studies to minimize lead hazards to occupants from home improvement, repainting, renovation and remodeling projects. Examples of possible topics include efficacy of cleaning techniques; portable field testing; and the safe use of heat guns for paint removal. (FR 11/08/99)
    Deadline:  1/12/00

    42-8   Bio-Fluidic Chips (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting research proposals in the area of Bio-Fluidic Chips (BioFlips) and Simulation Tools for Chemical/Biological Microsystems. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices or systems. Specifically excluded is research which primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state or practice. The development of critical technologies that enable fully integrated, stand alone micro-fluidic chips for the processing of bio-fluids (fluids with bio-molecules included but not limited to body fluids) are of particular interest in Area 1 (BioFlips). The primary thrust of Area 2 (Simulation Tools for Chemical/Biological Microsystems) is to address bio-molecular transport and chemistry, and how it interfaces with electronics, photonics, mechanics, etc. in integrated microsystems. SOL 00-11 (CBD 11/09/99)
    Deadline:  1/25/00

    42-9   Windows on the Universe (NASA)

    The Challenger Center for Space Science Education is currently seeking enthusiastic, people-oriented research scientists and engineers to participate in Window on the Universe. This unique program, funded by NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise and Office of Space Science, uses the themes of human space flight and space science to inspire entire communities. Selected individuals will participate in Window on the Universe Week, a community-wide educational event where visiting scientists and engineers partner with educators to introduce students, teachers, and families to the thrills of exploring the nature of the cosmos.
    Deadline:  12/22/99

    42-10   Engineering Microsystems: "XYZ on a Chip" (NSF)

    The goal of this initiative is to stimulate fundamental research that will enable the development of advanced engineering micro-systems involving non-electronic processes and their integration with electronics. The initiative emphasizes exploration of non-electronic processes at the micro- and nanoscales, architectural and design issues of engineering micro-systems, materials and layering problems, rapid prototyping and novel applications. The initiative has strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches and applications and encourages co-operative and interdisciplinary activities as well as the use of shared facilities. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education and training are integrated within the research program. Each proposal should identify areas of application and potential impacts, and refer to specific criteria mentioned in this solicitation. (NSF 00-15)
    Deadline:  Pre-Proposals 2/14/00, Proposals 6/5/00

    42-11   Electrical Vehicle Field Test (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting proposals for matching funds to test electric and hybrid vehicles. Qualified vehicle testers must have the ability to develop new test procedures and/or modify existing test procedures, and perform testing on electric and hybrid vehicles in support of the DOE Field Operations Program. The testing will be used to determine the performance capabilities of state-of-the-art light, medium, and heavy-duty electric and hybrid vehicles. DE-PS07-00ID13859 (FR 11/10/99)
    Deadline:  12/21/99

    42-12   Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (DOE)

    The Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology is interested in receiving applications for financial assistance for innovative scientific and engineering research and development in the field of nuclear energy as part of the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI). NERI is designed to support innovative research, primarily to address the principal technical and scientific obstacles to future use of nuclear power in the U.S. NERI is also intended to reinvigorate the vital nuclear scientific and engineering infrastructure within U.S. universities, industry and DOE national laboratories. DE-PS00SF22016 (FR 11/16/99)
    Deadline:  2/17/00

    42-13   University Coal Research (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Federal Energy Technology Center is inviting applications to support advanced coal research in specific interest areas to complement and enhance research being conducted in related fossil energy programs. DOE is particularly interested in the following focus areas: sulfur by-products made from sulfur dioxide; improved synthesis gas contaminant cleanup; solid oxide fuel cells; fundamental data to support efficient design of advanced coal-based power systems; water gas shift with integrated H2/CO2 separation process; sulfur reduction; and Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. DE-PS26-00FT40676 (FR 11/02/99)
    Deadline:  12/13/99

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    Health & Life Sciences


    42-14   Interdisciplinary Research Teams for Molecular Target Assessment (NIH)

    The purpose of this initiative is to discover, develop and validate the research tools that will make mechanism assessment in clinical trial and preclinical cancer models a reality. Preclinical and clinical research with novel agents for cancer treatment and prevention requires usable tools to determine that the intended molecular target has been affected by the agent. This initiative's major objective is the development of methods to assess the effects of interventions directed at specific molecular targets that produce the cancer phenotype or are associated with it. We seek molecular assays, molecular and cellular imaging probes, and other tools that provide information on the extent to which molecular targets are affected in vivo by interventions in preclinical models and in proof-of-principle early clinical trials. This Request for Applications (RFA) invites investigators to form Interdisciplinary Research Teams. These Teams should include investigators with expertise in critical biological processes that encompass high-priority targets for cancer treatment or prevention; in chemistry; in molecular and cellular imaging science and technology; in invasive and/or non-invasive evaluation of the molecular effects of drugs; in preclinical models; and in early clinical trials. CAR-00-001 (NIHG 11/10/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 2/1/00, Applications 3/15/00

    42-15   AFAR Research Grants (AFAR)

    The American Federation for Aging Research funds pilot research projects in the basic mechanisms of aging, the role of aging processes in the pathogenesis of disease, and the nature of age-related deficits such as arthritis, memory loss, visual and hearing impairments, confusion and incontinence. This program is for junior faculty. AFAR/Pfizer Research Grants fund basic, clinical or epidemiological research that specifically focuses on age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Preference is given to applicants in the first or second year of a junior faculty appointment.
    Deadline:  12/15/99

    42-16   Basic & Applied Biomedical Research (DOD)

    The US Special Operations Command is soliciting pre-proposals directed at basic and applied biomedical research focusing on Special Operations Forces (SOF)-relevant aspects of medical care, particularly related to: combat casualty management; medical aspects of mission planning, biomedical training, environmental protection, vibration/shock injury, nutrition, hydration, diving procedures equipment and injuries, exercise and mission related physiology, field diagnostic and care equipment; and medical information management systems. SOL USZA22-00-R-0001 (CBD 11/12/99)
    Deadline:  11/30/99

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    42-17   President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (University of California)

    The University of California is pleased to announce the annual competition of the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for the academic year 2000-2001. The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars committed to careers in University teaching and research in areas that enhance our understanding of diversity, multi-culturalism and communities under-served by traditional academic research. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty and laboratory sponsorship on any one of the University of California's nine campuses and three national laboratories. In addition to financial support, the fellowships include mentorship and guidance in areas critical to success in an academic career, such as research, and writing.
    Deadline:  12/1/99

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