Funding Bulletin - March 24, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 12)

 

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  • General
  • Agriculture
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Education
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Small Business
  • GENERAL

    12-1   Big 12 Faculty Fellowships (KSU)

    Tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for big 12 Faculty Fellowships which allow the faculty member to visit any Big 12 university. Visits are ordinarily for two weeks, but shorter or longer visits are possible. The visiting fellow may consult with faculty and/or students, offer lectures or symposia, or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host institution.
    Deadline:   5/1/00

    12-2   Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invite applications for participation in a Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research. The purpose is to establish an innovative and flexible research network that will be responsive to the most critical existing and emerging health needs and public health problems of women and children, globally. Through competitive cooperative agreements, international, multidisciplinary teams of investigators will work collaboratively to answer scientific and/or public health questions to help improve health, and to prevent premature disease and death among women and children, primarily in developing countries. Initial efforts will focus on safe pregnancy and birth outcomes. RFA HD-00-007 (NIHG 05/15/2000)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/14/00; Applications 7/13/00

    12-3   International Bioethics Education and Career Development Award (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health invites applications to develop or expand on current graduate curricula in international bioethics related to performing research in low- and middle-income nations. The curricula will provide a core set of advanced study courses that primarily focus on the internationally relevant aspects of the ethical, legal and social principles guiding the responsible conduct of research in developing countries, particularly on scientific integrity and the protection of the interests of research participants. Support will be provided for advanced multi-disciplinary training for developing country health professionals working at institutions conducting biomedical, behavioral or public health research involving human and animal subjects as well as ethicists or philosophers from developing countries with no prior experience in biomedical/clinical research. RFA TW-00-008 (NIHG 03/13/2000)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/7/00; Applications 5/5/00

    12-4   Medical Applications Program (DOE)

    The Department of Energy is inviting applications for research on imaging gene expression in real time in tissue culture and whole animals. Special consideration will be given to applications arising from a well integrated, multidisciplinary team effort of scientists with skills to address the needs, issues and importance of nucleic acid biochemistry, radioligand synthesis and macromolecular interactions; functional consequences of gene expression by targeting and perturbing the activity of a particular gene; and biological applications of optical and radio nuclide imagining devices. Notice 00-013 (FR 03/17/00)
    Deadline:   Preapplications 4/14/00; Applications 5/30/00

    12-5   Lindbergh Foundation Grants (Lindbergh)

    The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is inviting applications for grants. The Foundation supports pilot projects for innovative ideas at an early stage of their development. Projects should exhibit a critical balance between our scientific and technological achievements and the preservation of our natural world.
    Deadline:   6/13/00

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    AGRICULTURE

    12-6   Agriculture and Food Sector Research (IMBA)

    The Executive Management Committee of the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance (IMBA) is soliciting proposals for research projects consistent with the IMBA mission. The two programmatic objectives of IMBA are: enhancing profitability of the American agriculture and food sector by improving the quality, safety, and affordability of agricultural and food products (The Enhanced Profitability Program); and maximizing the benefits of agricultural biotechnology for the domestic agriculture and food sectors and ultimately the American public (The Socioeconomic Research Program).
    Deadline:   5/15/00

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    ARTS & HUMANITIES

    12-7   Cultural Exchanges with Mexico (Mexico)

    The U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture is accepting applications for grants for projects that involve cultural exchanges and collaboration between Mexico and the United States. The fund supports exemplary projects that reflect the artistic and cultural diversity of the two countries, that deepen cultural exchange and that promote lasting ties among artists, scholars, independent groups and cultural institutions in both nations. Projects may be in the following disciplines: dance, theater, music, visual arts, literature, media arts, cultural studies, and libraries.
    Deadline:   4/28/00

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    EDUCATION

    12-8   Bilingual Field-Initiated Research (ED)

    The Department of Education is inviting applications for investigator-initiated research activities related to improving bilingual education and special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient children and youths. ED is especially interested in research on assessment of academic achievement. Research may provide for longitudinal studies of students or teachers in bilingual education, or monitoring the education of those students from entry in bilingual education through secondary school completion. CFDA 84.292B (FR 03/17/00)
    Deadline:   4/17/00

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    ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    12-9   Terrestrial Carbon Processes (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting research applications for research on terrestrial carbon processes, with primary emphasis on measurements of the net exchanges of CO2 between the atmosphere and the biosphere and fundamental regulatory processes. Notice 00-12 (FR 03/17/00)
    Deadline:   4/27/00

    12-10   Mitigation of Indoor Air Pollution (EPA)

    The Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, EPA, plans to enter into a cooperative agreement with a qualified nonprofit research organization to support and stimulate their research into mitigation of indoor air pollution. Research areas include: 1) air cleaning systems research; 2) research into the impacts of cleaning materials and maintenance products; 3) building system research in such areas as construction materials, materials introduced by occupants and visitors, HVAC, and air filtering systems, movement of air from outside as well as within the building; and 4) aerosol and fine particulate matter research. Sol. APPCD 2000-2 (CBD 03/15/2000)
    Deadline:   5/18/00

    12-11   Transportation Statistics (DOT)

    The Bureau of Transportation Statistics announces a new Transportation Statistics Research Grants program to support its goal of advancing the field of transportation statistics. Applications for projects should 1) support the development of the field of transportation statistics; and/or 2) involve research or development in transportation statistics. (FR 03/14/00)
    Deadline:   4/27/00

    12-12   Electro-Optics Sensors and Acoustics Technology (DOD)

    The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuzent River Maryland is interested in receiving proposals for technical/cost proposals for research support in technologies that are applicable to Electro-Optical (EO) and Acoustic Sensor systems for Navy Aircraft. Major areas of interest include: 1) Signal Processing, 2) Non-Acoustic ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Sensors and Systems, 3) Information Processing, 4) Devices and Materials, 5) EO Systems Engineering Methodologies, 6) LIDAR Components and Systems, 7) Hyperspectral Components and Systems, 8) LASER Components and Systems, 9) EO Senors and Systems for Reconnaissance and Surveillance, 10) Magnetic Sensors and Systems, 11) Laser based IRCM systems, 12) Acoustic ASW Sensors and Systems, 13) Acoustic MCM (Mine Counter Measures) Sensors and Systems, 14) Research involving the interrelationship of acoustic and non-acoustic phenomena applicable to ASW, 15) Telemetry methods for offboard sensors to and from various platforms, 16) Mathematical modeling and techniques for analyzing ASW effectiveness and performance, and 17) In-sensor acoustic signal processing. SOL N00421-00-R-0250 (CBD 11/19/99)
    Deadline:   1/16/01

    12-13   Environmental Research (EREF)

    The Environmental Research and Education Foundation awards grants for research or education in topics pertaining to any aspect of solid waste management. Topic areas include: Waste generation rates and composition; Waste minimization; Collection and transport; Sorting, recycling, and remanufacture; Disposal options; Waste or energy recovery; Sustainability of resources; Life-cycle assessment of waste management; Development of high school and college educational programs. Grant proposals are evaluated four times a year.
    Deadline:   Open

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    HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

    12-14   Collaborative Program for the Identification and Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (NIOSH)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of funds for cooperative agreements for single institutions or consortia of institutions who are capable of participating in a Musculoskeletal Disorders Consortium (MSDC). The goal of the MSDC is to conduct a prospective cohort study to quantify the risk for upper limb and low back MSDs at varying levels of exposure to physical job stressors. This research will involve multiple work sites from the service and manufacturing industries with job tasks that represent a range of exposures to physical job stressors that can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, hand-wrist tendinitis, medial and lateral epicondylitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and low back pain. RFA OH-00-003 (NIHG 03/15/2000)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/12/00; Applications 5/15/00

    12-15   Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (NIH)

    NCRR continues to offer the K01 award: Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) in Pathology and Comparative Medicine. An important eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess a D.V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a School of Veterinary Medicine which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) in Pathology and Comparative Medicine is intended to assist graduate veterinarians who have experience in laboratory animal science-related activities to become independent biomedical research investigators in research related to comparative medicine. The SERCA award emphasizes in-depth research experience in a variety of basic and clinical scientific disciplines. The overall program should be focused around a central research question; for example, the elucidation of disease mechanisms of induced and spontaneous mutant animals such as mice, rats, or zebrafish and other aquatic species. Deadlines vary. RR-00-005 (NIHG 02/29/00)
    Deadline:   Varies

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    SOCIAL SCIENCES

    12-16   Interventions for Suicidal Youth (NIH)

    The National Institute of mental Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse invite research grant applications to study interventions to reduce suicidal behaviors in youth. Although youth suicidal behavior has been recognized as a significant public health problem for several decades, there are few effective treatments or preventive interventions that have been developed and specifically tested to reduce such behavior. The purpose of this announcement is to support efforts to develop and test such interventions that build on both risk and protective factors. This PAS identifies the need to test the effectiveness of interventions for reducing suicidal behavior from a number of approaches, ranging from broad-based community or school-based prevention efforts, to more targeted approaches that reduce suicidal behavior in youth with identified mental disorders or substance use disorders. PA-00-077 (NIHG 03/13/2000)
    Deadline:   6/1/00, 10/1/00, 2/1/01

    12-17   Research on Aging (AARP)

    The AARP Andrus Foundation offers funding for grants that develop new research information on aging, test the connections between research and practice, disseminate research information, and train the next generation of researchers in aging. The current priority areas for the Foundation are: Living with Chronic Health Conditions and Aging and Living Environments.
    Deadline:   Open

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    SMALL BUSINESS

    12-18   Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs FY 2000 (NSF)

    The primary objective of the NSF SBIR/STTR Program is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high risk, high quality scientific, engineering, or science/engineering education research that would have high potential economic payoff if the research is successful. The STTR program includes joint venture opportunities for small businesses and non-profit research institutions. At least one research investigator is employed by the small business concern and at least one investigator is employed by the research institution. NSF's topics for SBIR/STTR are: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing systems; Biotechnology; Electronics; and Information-Based Technologies. (NSF 00-48)
    Deadline:   6/8/00, 2/4/01

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