Funding Bulletin - March 3, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 9)

 

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  • General
  • Education
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • GENERAL

    9-1   Watershed and Ecosystem Planning Studies (DOD)

    DOD is soliciting Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity Watershed & Ecosystem Planning Studies contracts for studies dealing with flood damage reduction, restoration of abandoned mine and mill sites, navigation, and associated water and environmental resource problems related to Civil Works projects located primarily within the Sacramento District (parts of CA, AZ, NV, UT, WY, CO, ID and OR). Three contracts may be awarded from this solicitation. Services provided under these contracts may include: Watershed and ecosystem planning efforts including: identifying watershed problems and opportunities; inventorying, forecasting, and analyzing resource conditions; formulating alternative plans; preparing planning reports and environmental documents; developing public involvement programs; using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or Computer Aided Design (CAD) procedures to store, access, and display data information. SOL DACW05-00-R-0014 (CBD 02/23/00)

    Deadline:  4/13/00

    9-2   2000 SuperNOFA (HUD)

    The Housing and Urban Development Department last week issued its third annual omnibus grant announcement. Programs provide funding opportunities for grantees for activities ranging from health research under the residential lead-based paint program, to social services and mental health services under homeless and supportive housing programs, to skills training under Youthbuild. (FR 02/24/00)

    Deadline:  Varies

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    EDUCATION

    9-3   University-Head Start Partnerships and Graduate Student Head Start Research Grants (HHS)

    The Administration for Children and Families, Head Start Bureau, announces the availability of funds for two Priority Areas: University-Head Start Partnerships and Graduate Student Head Start Research Grants. These priority areas will support research activities in the areas of infant and toddler development within the cultural context; school readiness; mental health and field-initiated research which will increase our knowledge of low-income children's development for the purpose of improving services or having significant policy implications. ACF/ACYF/HS FY 2000-02 (FR 02/24/00)

    Deadline:  4/24/00

    9-4   Skills Shortage Consortia (DOL)

    The Labor Department is inviting applications to establish or strengthen regional consortia to address local employer identified skills shortages. In addition to partnership-building activities, grants will support assessment of community employment needs, designing or adapting training curricula based on specific "just-in-time" employer needs and operational testing of a training design. SGA/DFA-102 (FR 02/28/00)

    Deadline:  3/30/00

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    ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    9-5   Biomass Cofiring Opportunities (DOE)

    The Department of Energy is conducting a competitive program solicitation for grants for cost-shared research and development that seeks to develop technologies for cofiring biomass feedstocks with fossil fuels. Topics are: Biomass Cofiring as an Emission Reduction Technique; Gasification-Based Cofiring Strategies; Closed-Loop Biomass Cofiring; Low Rank Coal Cofiring--Subbituminous and Lignite; and University and Colleges Cofiring Applications. Sol. DE-PS26-00FT40775

    Deadline:  4/4/00

    9-6   Parabolic Trough Technology Development (DOE)

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is requesting proposals for the performance of research and development in the area of parabolic trough technology development for concentrating solar power markets. The primary objectives of the project are to advance the state-of-the-art of parabolic trough technology, integration, analysis, and services to improve the U.S. competitiveness of the technology and to increase the U.S. scope and/or quantity of near-term and long-term domestic and international trough projects. The scope for proposed work efforts may consider any of a wide range of topics relating to trough technology including, but not limited to, component design and/or development, systems analysis, development of advanced manufacturing processes, system integration, development of unique engineering capabilities, and development of unique data and analysis capabilities. Proposals for larger projects with potential for significant advances in the development of trough technology are desirable and will be given priority over smaller, less comprehensive project proposals. SOL RAA-0-30441 (CBD 02/24/00)

    Deadline:  4/18/00

    9-7   Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) Science Instrument Technology Development (SITD) (NASA)

    NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) releases this NASA Research Announcement (NRA) to solicit proposals for basic supporting research in the area of Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) mission-specific science instrument technologies and performance modeling. The primary goal of the NGST Science Instrument Technology Development (SITD) program is to advance and mature technologies that enable or enhance potential NGST science instruments. The intent of the SITD program is not to provide hardware for specific instruments or technology development for aspects of NGST other than science instruments, but rather to enhance available technologies and enable modeling studies for design of NGST science instruments that are expected to be solicited by NASA in 2001. (NRA 00-OSS-03)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 4/7/00; Proposals 5/5/00

    9-8   Global Climate Change (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Biological and Environmental Research is inviting applications for research that contributes to integrated assessment of global climate change, including specialized topics to improve specific features. Areas include technology innovation and diffusion; development of metrics and measures of economic costs of climate change policies; development of consistent international data; supply curves for non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gases; representation of anthropogenic release or sequestration of carbon dioxide through land use changes and carbon sequestration technologies; and representing adaption in integrated assessment models. (FR 02/28/00)

    Deadline:  4/24/00

    9-9   Unidata Equipment Grants (NSF)

    This initiative is aimed at providing computer equipment to the university community for upgrading obsolete equipment, enhancing computer capabilities, and drawing new institutions into the Unidata community. The Unidata Program Center (UPC) located in Boulder, Colorado offers software and services that enable universities to acquire and use atmospheric and related data on their own computers, often in real time. The UPC's software and services are available to any US college or university at no cost. Member institutions provide their own computers, network connections, human resources, and other requirements for participation, including access fees for certain data. (NSF 00-51)

    Deadline:  5/8/00

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    HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

    9-10   Membrane Properties: Exploration of Sperm/Microbe Susceptibility (NIH)

    The purpose of this program announcement is to encourage research to explore the similarities between membranes of spermatozoa and pathogens, and the properties that contribute to differential fusibility of membranes at the molecular level. The results may have implications for design of spermicidal microbicides for contraception and prevention of HIV and other viral or bacterial infections. Research supported under this announcement would identify the components that cause spermatozoa, HIV, and other pathogens to be targets of antimicrobial agents that spare epithelial cells. Such information would be useful in the design of spermicides with microbicidal activity. Additionally, research to assess, at a molecular level, the process involved in cell fusion and the properties of membranes that aid in viral adsorption is encouraged. PAS-00-067 (NIHG 02/24/00)

    Deadline:  5/1/00, 9/1/00, 1/2/01

    9-11   NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students (NIH)

    The National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, or health services research. These fellowships are designed to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and health services research labor force in the United States. Accordingly, academic institutions are encouraged to identify and recruit students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who can apply for this fellowship. PA-00-069 (NIHG 02/24/00) 5/1/00, 11/15/00

    9-12   Breast Cancer Research Concepts (DOD)

    The Breast Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense has developed the Concept Awards program as a new and innovative means of expediting research. The intent of Concept Awards is to fund an initial concept or theory that could give rise to a testable hypothesis. The proposal should represent a new paradigm in the study of breast cancer, challenge existing paradigms, or look at an existing problem from a new perspective.

    Deadline:  4/21/00

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    SOCIAL SCIENCES

    9-13   Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (DOJ)

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is soliciting applications for a variety of interrelated activities designed to: 1) improve knowledge about the nature and prevalence of mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders among youth in the juvenile justice system and 2) support the development of a comprehensive model for the provision of mental health services to this population. (FR 2/9/2000)

    Deadline:  4/10/00

    9-14   Intervention Effectiveness Research in Occupational Safety and Health (NIH)

    The Centers for Disease control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 2000 funds for grant applications to accomplish research in the National Occupational Research Agenda Priority area of intervention effectiveness. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research on the effectiveness of intervention techniques that have been implemented or proposed for reducing or preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. While many workplace interventions have been implemented, there has been little research on the effectiveness of these activities. Because the issue of intervention effectiveness is of importance to many membership groups (unions, professional associations, etc.), industries, and state health departments, collaborative research projects between these organizations and academic researchers are particularly encouraged. OH-00-002 (NIHG 02/23/00)

    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 3/23/00, Applications 4/26/00

    9-15   Welfare Reform (HHS)

    The Health and Human Services Department is seeking abstracts for policy research and studies related to welfare reform. The department is interested in analysis of the effect of welfare reform on families and children, the effects of state policies and practices and other issues related to low-income families with children. Topics include the composition of cash assistance caseload; patterns of use of government programs; effects on subpopulations; nonworking welfare leavers; sanctions; labor market experiences; employment stability; and the potential importance of marriage and family structure with respect to family well-being. (FR 02/28/00)

    Deadline:  3/29/00

    9-16   Valuation of Children's Health Effects (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), in cooperation with the EPA Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP) announces a new extramural grants competition supporting research leading to improved valuation of children's health effects. The competition encourages proposals from researchers from all behavioral, social, and economic sciences. It encourages collaborations with non-social science disciplines when needed to answer important social science questions. It will support both research conducted within single disciplinary tradition, and encourages as well , novel, collaborative, and interdisciplinary scientific efforts. To promote economic valuation research that would provide new knowledge on how to enhance valuation of the children's health effects, EPA requests applications for research funding in two areas: 1) Parental and societal willingness to pay (WTP) for reductions in risks to children's health, and 2) improved transfer of benefits from existing adult-oriented analyses to children. All proposals should clearly identify the environmental stressors and resulting health effects that will be investigated, as well as the attributes of children (as children and as future adults) that are altered by those effects. Examples of such attributes include intelligence, fertility, mobility, and life expectancy.

    Deadline:  5/8/00

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