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Funding Bulletin - December 3, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 43)



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    43-1   Ecology of Infectious Diseases (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Agricultural Research Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey invite applications for the establishment of research programs to elucidate the underlying mechanisms that govern the relationships between anthropogenic environmental changes and the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. This RFA calls for the development of interdisciplinary research programs on the ecology of infectious diseases in the context of anthropogenic environmental changes such as biodiversity loss, habitat transformation, environmental contamination, climate change and other influences. The focus of this RFA is on discovery of basic ecological and biological mechanisms and development of predictive models for the emergence and transmission of diseases in humans and other animals, and ultimately the development of strategies to prevent or control them. RFA TW-00-002 (NIHG 11/16/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/15/99; Applications 3/14/00

    43-2   Interfaces between the Physical/Chemical/Computational Sciences and the Biological Sciences (BWF)

    The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced its FY2000 award program Interfaces Between the Physical/Chemical/Computational Sciences and the Biological Sciences. Awards will support the development of interdisciplinary training programs for graduate and postdoctoral students coming from quantitative and theoretical backgrounds so they can bring different approaches and new ideas into the biological arena. The program is intended to promote a different kind of training and a change in institutional behavior. Emphasis will be placed on supporting new or existing programs that will change graduate and postdoctoral training in a meaningful way. Only one proposal can be submitted from K-State. Please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by January 7 if you are interested in working on an initiative in this area.
    Deadline: Internal 1/07/00; BWF 4/10/00

    43-3   Research on Learning and Education (NSF)

    Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) from the National Science Foundation seeks to capitalize on important developments in a variety of fields related to human learning and to education. It will support research along a four-quadrant continuum that includes 1) brain research as a foundation for research on human learning; 2) fundamental research on behavioral, cognitive, affective and social aspects of human learning; 3) research on science, mathematics, engineering and technological (SMET) learning in formal and informal educational settings; and 4) research on SMET learning in complex educational systems. ROLE seeks gains at the intersections of these areas, where issues arising from research and educational practice can be reconciled, and hypotheses generated in one area may be tested and refined in others. (NSF 00-17)
    Deadline: Preapplications 3/1/00; Applications 6/1/00

    43-4   NASA's Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies Project (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration intends to solicit proposals for scientific investigations and activities contributing to the continuation of NASA's Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (SIMBIOS) project. Between 1996 and 2001, six major international satellite missions will be launched that are capable of providing routine global ocean color data. Several other experimental missions providing limited spatial and temporal coverage will also be launched. The global imagers involved (OCTS, POLDER on ADEOS-I and -II, SeaWiFS, MODIS on Terra and Aqua, MISR, MERIS, and GLI) are highly complementary in many important respects, but also exhibit significant differences in technical approach (e.g., sensor design) which have implication for calibration, atmospheric correction, and algorithm development and performance. This NRA solicits investigations in the areas of 1) satellite sensor characterization and calibration, 2) ocean bio-optical algorithm evaluation and development, 3) atmospheric correction algorithm evaluation and development, 4) field instrument calibration and in-situ measurement protocol refinement, and 5) data merger methodology development. NRA-99-OES-09
    Deadline: 1/30/00

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    43-5   Postdoctoral & Research Fellowships (BARD)

    This program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and senior scientists from the other. BARD prefers innovative research topics that are relevant to agricultural issues. Eligible applicants are citizens of the United States or Israel, who have fulfilled the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in their home country within the last three years before the award is made. Recipients will travel to the host country to do their research.
    Deadline: 1/15/00

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    43-6   Bilingual Education Program Development & Implementation Grants (ED)

    The purpose of this program is to provide grants to develop and implement new comprehensive, coherent, and successful bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students, including programs of early childhood education, kindergarten through twelfth grade education, gifted and talented education, and vocational and applied technology education. CFDA 87.288S (FR 11/17/99)
    Deadline: 1/7/00

    43-7   English Literacy & Civics Education Demonstration Grants (ED)

    The purpose of the English Literacy and Civics Education program is to support projects that demonstrate effective practices in providing, and increasing access to, English literacy programs linked to civics education. Grants may be used to support a variety of activities and costs related to English language and civics education instruction, including the costs of staff and instructors, materials, staff training, and support services such as child care and transportation costs for program participants. (FR 11/17/99)
    Deadline: 1/18/00

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    43-8   Earth Science Enterprise's Advanced Information Systems Technology Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration intends to solicit proposals in support of the Earth Science Enterprise's Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program. The Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) acquires, processes and delivers very large (gigabyte to terabyte) volumes of remote sensing and related data to public and governmental entities for use in understanding and solving major problems in the Earth Sciences, such as global change, environmental monitoring, agricultural inventory, etc. The emphasis for this NRA is for on-board, space-based applications in the following five information system technology categories: 1) On-board satellite data processing and intelligent sensor control; 2) On-board satellite data organization, analysis and storage, 3) Data Transmission and network configuration; 4) Intelligent platform control; and 5) Information system architectures and standards. NRA-99-OES-08
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/27/99; Proposals 1/25/00

    43-9   Engineering Grants for Exploratory Research (UEF)

    The United Engineering Foundation seeks to further engineering solutions to significant societal problems. Recognizing terrorism as an increasing factor in modern life, UEF invites proposals for exploratory research in technologies which make it easier to either 1) detect an imminent terrorist attack, or 2) protect against and minimize the effects of such an attack. Proposals which address the threat of chemical or biological weapons are particularly welcome.
    Deadline: Preproposals 1/15/00

    43-10   Research & Flight Opportunities in Microgravity Sciences: Microgravity Combustion Science    Program (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) solicits proposals for basic experimental and theoretical research using microgravity to advance scientific knowledge and technology in combustion science. In addition, proposals are sought to provide fundamental understanding of physical-chemical processes in extraterrestrial environments, particularly in the areas of fire safety, power generation, and use of in-situ resources. Proposals requested by this announcement may be for ground-based research investigations and/or limited types of space-flight experiments, with emphasis on early utilization of the International Space Station. NRA-99-HEDS-04
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/15/00; Proposals 2/15/00

    43-11   Bioenergy Projects (DOE)

    The Western Regional Biomass Energy Program invites qualified applicants to submit proposals for funding for bioenergy projects which encourage the development and use of biomass energy sources. Program objectives emphasized in this funding cycle include encouraging and developing biomass energy activities, projects, and technologies involving: Convined animals -- dairies, poultry, and feedlots; Food wastes -- cheese & other food processing waste; conversion of cellulose to ethanol; cellulase; and increasing the value of ethanol by-products and co-products; Environmental externalities and/or non-energy benefits; Forest thinnings-to-energy; Improvements in economics and/or efficiencies; Utility deregulation and/or green power; Biodiesel from waste oils and other waste materials; Municipal solid waste-to-energy; Small power, distributed generation, gasification and related technologies; Assessments of available sugar or starch waste streams from sugar production, sugar products and soft drinks, fruit and fruit products, brewing, and pharmaceuticals; and Biomass workshops. (CBD 11/18/99)
    Deadline: 1/28/00

    43-12   Strategic Environmental Research and Development (DOD)

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Office is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the areas of Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation and Pollution Prevention technologies. The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program is the Department of Defense's (DoD) corporate environmental R&D program, planned and executed in full partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. Within its broad areas of interest, the Program focuses on Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation, and Pollution Prevention technologies. Key objectives focus on high priority, mission related, defense needs (and congruent DOE needs); technical excellence; constant emphasis on technology transfer; and sound fiscal management. (CBD 11/22/99)
    Deadline: 1/13/00

    43-13   Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (NIST)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation offer a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Applications must be made from the university to the Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory. Students spend twelve weeks working at a NIST Laboratory working with NIST staff on selected projects.
    Deadline: 1/15/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    43-14   Plant and Microbial Research in Carbon Management (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting applications for fundamental research underlying potential strategies to reduce or limit gaseous carbon production form fossil fuel use. Areas of specific interest include fundamental understanding in photosynthesis, photochemistry, photosynthetic and nonphotosynthetic carbon fixation; plant and microbial carbon biochemistry; regulatory control of plant assimilate allocation and transport; molecular regulatory mechanisms controlling carbon metabolism; and related areas of bioscience. Program Notice 00-03 (FR 11/22/99)
    Deadline: Preapplications 1/12/00; Applications 3/1/00

    43-15   Gene Expression Profiling in the Nervous System (NIH)

    The purpose of this request for applications is to solicit feasibility studies for profiling gene expression patterns in the mammian nervous system. Exploratory research projects supported under this RFA will utilize neural tissue-specific cDNA reagents and state-of-the-art microarray technologies, in order to quanify in a highly parallel way expression profiles of genes in mammalian neural tissue. The creation of collaborative teams is encouraged, in which scientists with expertise in neuroscience research, genomics, and bioinformatics work to apply innovative approaches for analyzing microarray data. Such feasibility studies will permit functional analyses of mouse and human neural tissue that aim to understand genes influencing the nervous system in their full biological context. MH-00-002 (NIHG 11/22/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/28/00; Applications 3/29/00

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