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Funding Bulletin - January 23, 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 4)





    4-1 NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant (NIH)

    The National Center for Research Resources is continuing the competitive NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program. The objective of the program is to make available to institutions with a high concentration of NIH-supported biomedical investigators expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and for which meritorious research projects are described. A major user group of three or more investigators who are principal investigators on NIH peer reviewed research grants at the time of the application and award must be identified. The instrument must cost at least $100,000 but less than $400,000. PAR-98-018 (NIHG 12/19/97)

    Deadline: 03/20/98

    4-2 Energy Biosciences Research (DOE)

    The Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites preapplications from potential applicants for research funding in the Energy Biosciences program area. The Energy Biosciences program has the mission of generating fundamental biological information about plants and non-medical related microorganisms that can provide support for future energy related biotechnologies. The objective is to pursue basic biochemical, genetic and physiological investigations that may contribute towards providing alternate fuels, petroleum replacement products, energy conservation measures as well as other technologies such as phytoremediation related to DOE programs. Notice 98-09

    Deadline: Preapplications 02/27/98; Applications 06/17/98

    4-3 Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (NSF)

    The Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (ESIE), National Science Foundation, supports projects that enable all students, pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, to succeed in science, mathematics, and technology and to increase the scientific and technological literacy of students and adults of all ages. Instructional Materials Development supports the development of high-quality course and curriculum material (preliminary applications deadline 05/01/98); Teacher Enhancement provides research experiences for students and their teachers (preliminary applications deadline 04/01/98); Informal Science Education provides stimulating opportunities outside of school to promote appreciation, interest, and understanding of science, mathematics, and technology for youth and adults (preliminary applications deadline 03/01/98); Advanced Technological Education strengthens the SMT preparation of students who will enter the advanced technological workforce (preliminary applications 04/15/98). NSF 98-4

    Deadline: See above

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    4-4 Kansas Arts Commission Major Grants (KAC)

    The Kansas Arts Commission has announced its deadlines for Fiscal Year 1999 for support of the arts in Kansas. The newly designed grants programs focus on core support through one application submitted by each grantee. Grant categories now include: Operational Support for Arts and Cultural Organizations (for programming and administrative costs); Arts Project Support (to assist community-based arts and non-arts organizations develop and present arts projects); and Special Opportunities (for financial and technical assistance for emerging organizations; arts programs, organizations, and artists residencies in underserved communities; Kansas Touring Program, and arts programs in school curriculum development.)

    Deadline: Operational Support 2/17/98; Arts Project and School Curriculum 02/02/98; Artist Residencies 05/01/98

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    4-5 National Assessment of Educational Progress (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting proposals to prepare reports using new ideas or state-of-the art techniques to analyze and report information in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and NAEP High School Transcript Studies. Priority projects will use NAEP achievement data alone or in combination with other data sets to assist policymakers and educators in making curriculum and instruction decisions; assist states in analyzing interpreting and reporting their NAEP results; include development of analytic procedures that improve the precision with which NAEP estimates group performance; develop and improve sampling procedures; or include development of statistical software. (FR 12/30/97)

    Deadline: 03/05/98

    4-6 Controlling the Cost of Postsecondary Education (ED)

    The Department of Education is inviting applications for new awards for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Special Focus Competition: Controlling the Cost of Postsecondary Education. Of particular interest are projects that are designed to deliver postsecondary education at less cost than in previous years, while maintaining high quality. Projects should develop or demonstrate new strategies that build on, or are alternatives to, existing strategies, and should be replicable. CFDA 84.116R

    Deadline: 03/20/98

    4-7 Welfare-to-Work Grants (DOL)

    The Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration is inviting applications for the first round of welfare-to-work grants, to support state and community efforts to move welfare recipients into unsubsidized jobs and toward economic self-sufficiency. Grants may be used to provide post-employment basic and/or vocational skills training, in conjunction with either subsidized or unsubsidized employment. Under the category of post-employment services, grantees may use funds for activities such as basic education instruction, occupational training, English-as-a-second language education and mentoring. (FR 12/30/97)

    Deadline: 03/10/98

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    4-8 Plasma Physics Junior Faculty Development (DOE)

    The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Office of Energy Research, Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Plasma Physics Junior Faculty Development Program. Applications should be from tenure-track faculty investigators who are currently involved in experimental or theoretical plasma physics research. Notice 98-06

    Deadline: 03/04/98

    4-9 CISE Educational Innovation Program (NSF)

    The Educational Infrastructure program will support the design, development, testing and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing the effectiveness of the undergraduate learning experience in CISE disciplines by integrating research results into undergraduate courses and curricula. The research, whether on-going or completed, may be drawn from any research project, not just those funded by the National Science Foundation. Since only one proposal per institution will be accepted in any one year, please coordinate through the Computer Science department head. (NSF 98-44)

    Deadline: 03/16/98

    4-10 Fire Suppression Technology (DOD)

    Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Department of Defense, is soliciting proposals to identify and test new concepts for new and more effective fire suppression technologies and for enhanced powder panel fire suppression technologies. The Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program (NGP) goal is to develop and demonstrate, by 2004, retrofitable, economically feasible, environmentally-friendly and user-safe processes, techniques, and fluids that meet the operational requirements currently satisfied by halon 1301 systems in aircraft, ships, land combat vehicles, and critical mission support facilities. BAA 99-01

    Deadline: Abstracts 02/06/98; Proposals 03/20/98

    4-11 US-Japan Cooperative Research in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation (NSF)

    NSF initiates a new competition of research proposals related to the mitigation of urban earthquake hazards to be funded through the Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems in the Directorate for Engineering and the Division of International Programs in the Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. Counterpart activities by Japanese researchers will be funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture and other relevant Japanese ministries and agencies. The purpose of this initiative is to foster, in cooperation with Japan, interdisciplinary research for mitigation of urban earthquake disasters. The research will involve structural, geotechnical and social systems and their interface and integration. (NSF 98-36)

    Deadline: 03/15/98

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    4-12 High Impact Communication Disorders Feasibility Studies (NIH)

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites grant applications from basic and clinical investigators who are interested in pursuing feasibility studies of high impact (HI) research focused on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language related to the specific mission of the NIDCD. HI research involves pilot/feasibility studies in which the technological, methodological, or theoretical approach to the problem lacks a traditional historical basis or pilot data, but which could have a major impact on a scientific area or field. PAR-98-015 (NIHG 12/05/97)

    Deadline: 03/12/98

    4-13 Supplements for Embryonic Cryopreservation of Rats in Hypertension Research (NIH)

    The objective of this supplement program is to preserve embryos from unique rat strains that have well-defined phenotypic and genotypic characteristics and that are employed in hypertension research. The rat model to be cryopreserved must already be in use in the parent grant at the time the supplement application is submitted. PAR-98-009 (NIHG 11/07/97)

    Deadline: 03/09/98, 11/09/98

    4-14 Basic Research on Biomechanical Signaling Mechanisms in Cartilage (NIH)

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) invite applications for basic research on mechanisms of biomechanical signaling in cartilage. The applications may be for individual research projects or for a group of independent research projects that use the interactive research project grant (IRPG) mechanism. The research should be specifically targeted towards understanding the signal transduction and regulatory pathways through which articular cartilage chondrocytes sense and respond to mechanical stimuli. This request for applications requests basic and applied research projects, but not epidemiological or clinical treatment projects. AR-98-005 (NIHG 12/19/97)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/15/98, Applications 04/28/98

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    4-15 Developing Alcohol-Related HIV Preventive Interventions (NIH)

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to stimulate the design, development, and testing of alcohol-related HIV preventive interventions that have the potential for reducing the risk of transmission of HIV in alcohol using, abusing, and dependent populations. The focus of this primary priority area is the behavior of HIV-infected individuals as it relates to further transmission of HIV and the prevention thereof (among alcohol and substance abusing populations). A commitment to multidisciplinary research and to research that focuses on a range of population groups is implicit in this priority. AA-98-001 (NIHG 01/09/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/20/98, Applications 04/21/98

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    4-16 Dissertation Research in International Relations (FERIS)

    The Albert Gallatin Fellowship in International Affairs provides for up to nine months of study at the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland by an American candidate for the Ph.D. who is actively engaged in dissertation research for the Doctorate within the field of International Relations.

    Deadline: 03/01/98

    4-17 NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program (NASA)

    NASA announces graduate student training fellowships for persons pursuing Master of Science or Doctoral degrees in Earth System Science. The purpose is to ensure continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of Earth as a system. Priorities include: Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability and Prediction; Long-term Climate Natural Variability and Change Research; Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Research; Atmospheric Ozone Research; Natural Hazards Research and Applications. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, ocean biology and physics, ecosystem dynamics, hydrology, geology, and geophysics are all acceptable areas of research.

    Deadline: 03/12/98

    4-18 Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship Awards (Rockefeller)

    The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of the overseas education received by African graduate students enrolled in US and Canadian universities, and to maximize its relevance to the process of economic development in Africa. The program enables African doctoral students to return to Africa to pursue dissertation research in association with a local university or research institution, thereby facilitating the transition to a productive professional career upon return to Africa.

    Deadline: 03/02/98

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