Funding Bulletin - March 31, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 13)

 

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

    13-1   Sensor Integration and Modeling for Biological Agent Detection (DOD)

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Special Projects Office (SPO) is soliciting proposals (technical and cost) for the Sensor Integration and Modeling for Biological Agency Detection (SIMBAD) program. Under the SIMBAD program DARPA seeks to develop well-characterized sensor systems for BW and CW agent detection. (BW agent sensors are the primary focus of SIMBAD with CW sensors a secondary focus.) These well-characterized sensor systems may be developed by maturing current and emerging BW and CW sensor technologies or developing new technologies as required. In this context, a sensor system is a complete end-to-end capability of fully integrated technologies capable of monitoring the environment and providing and automated decision output regarding the presence or absence of a threat. As part of producing fully integrated and well-characterized sensor systems, this effort will develop tools and methodologies that result in a significant increase in our understanding of these systems and technologies. DARPA believes this expertise and understanding can be achieved through the formation of multi-disciplinary teams, or consortia, consisting of such disciplines as biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, physics, fluid dynamics, computational science, and engineering, including systems engineering. BAA 00-17 (CBD 03/24/00) Deadline:   5/12/00

    13-2   Research, Development, and Evaluation (DOT)

    The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Research and Development conducts a variety of research programs for improving rail transportation efficiency and safety. Frequently, these programs are derived from short term reactive conditions requiring the research to be performed as expeditiously as possible. This proposed acquisition is intended as a mechanism for providing timely responses in such instances, as well as to provide a mechanism for the support of programed research. As discrete research requirements are defined, individual task orders will be established under this contract to address specific research needs. General topic areas which may be included in a task order are: Railroad Vehicles; Non-electric Motive Power and Components; Hazardous Materials Transportation by Railroad; Railroad Operating Practices; Human Factors; Railroad Track, Structures and Components; Track-Train Interaction; Passenger and Freight Operations; Advanced Rail Systems Technology, including Positive Train Control; Railroad Signal, Communication, Control; and Electric Traction Power. DTFR53-00-R-00017 (CBD 03/24/00)
    Deadline:   5/29/00

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    AGRICULTURE

    13-3   Partnerships for Food Industry Development (USAID)

    USAID is planning to make available on or about April 11, 2000 a Request for Applications to enter into Leader with Associates (LWA) Type Cooperative Agreements for a Partnerships for Food Industry Development program. The purpose of this program is to contribute to economic growth of USAID client countries by mobilizing private and public sector expertise to add value, as well as meet safety and quality standards, in the production of food products for domestic and international markets. Agreements should focus on any one of the following categories: meat, seafood, poultry, fruits and vegetables, natural products/spices, bulk tree crop commodities, field crops, and broad multi-commodity approaches to effective food industry regulation or effective international food trade negotiations. RFA B/EGAD/AFS-00-002
    Deadline:   N/A

    13-4   Agricultural Telecommunications Program (ADEC)

    Cornell University and the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) are soliciting proposals under the Agricultural Telecommunications Program. Grants will be awarded competitively under this program to encourage the development and utilization of an agricultural communications network to facilitate and to strengthen agricultural extension, resident education and research, and domestic and international marketing of United States agricultural commodities and products through a partnership between eligible institutions and the Department of Agriculture. The network will employ satellite and other telecommunications technology to disseminate and to share academic instructions, cooperative extension programming, agricultural research and marketing information. Two types of projects may be proposed 1) Type I projects that contribute to the research development and/or utilization of an agricultural communications network or 2) Type II projects which develop research based programming to be delivered by the agricultural communications network.
    Deadline:   Preproposal 4/24/00, Proposal 6/15/00

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    EDUCATION

    13-5   Head Start Fellows (HHS)

    The Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children, Youth and Families is inviting cooperative agreement applications to design and implement the National Head Start Fellows program. The purpose of the program is to identify individuals with outstanding leadership qualities and develop their potential as the next generation of leaders for the early childhood and family services field. ACYF-PA-HS-2000-5 (FR 03/22/00)
    Deadline:   5/22/00

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    ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    13-6   Atmospheric Chemistry (DOE)

    The Department of Energy is inviting applications for participation in the Atmospheric Chemistry Program Science Team. The research program supports the Department's Global Change Research Program, and the Administration's goals to understand atmospheric chemistry associated with air quality and climate change. Of particular interest are experimental and theoretical studies of atmospheric chemistry processes affected by energy-related air pollutants, e.g., sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, organic aerosols, and tropospheric ozone. Notice 00-11 (FR 03/14/2000)
    Deadline:   5/3/00

    13-7   Regional Pesticide Environmental Sterwardship (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for research, public education, training and monitoring activities to reduce risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings. The purpose of the program is to establish integrated pest management as a tool in preventing pesticide pollution. Examples of projects include multimedia communication activities; providing technical assistance to pesticide users; and identifying regulatory and nonregulatory barriers to pollution prevention. (FR 03/22/00)
    Deadline:   5/22/00

    13-8   Earthquake Research (USGS)

    The Interior Department's U.S. Geological Survey is inviting applications for research under its Earthquake Hazards program to provide products for earthquake loss reduction and generate knowledge about earthquake occurrence and effects. USGS gives high priority to investigations in four areas of large populations that are exposed to significant risk: Southern California, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and the Central United States. Key activities include development of products that enable the public and private sectors to assess and mitigate earthquake hazards, such as maps, models and other devices; and research to increase understanding of earthquake occurrence in space and time, for example, studies on earthquake triggering and fault interactions. (FR 03/14/00)
    Deadline:   5/10/00

    13-9   Fundamental & Exploratory Research in Photovoltaic Technologies (DOE)

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory anticipates issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) to solicit research and development efforts from members of the photovoltaics community and related industries. The anticipated effort will be directed to include projects to support the portfolio of activities in industry, universities, and national laboratories needed to nurture innovation and increase the chances for breakthroughs leading to photovoltaic technologies competitive with conventional renewable and non-renewable energy technologies. The basic research in this project is directed toward the goal of generating inexpensive electricity from sunlight. It is expected to generate new knowledge with a purpose, not knowledge's sake. The Photovoltaic Technologies Beyond the Horizon solicitation will consider proposals in all areas of photovoltaic-related research, including, but not limited to, materials, devices, measurement and characterization techniques, theory, manufacturing processes, and systems. SOL 0-382 (CBD 03/27/00)
    Deadline:   N/A

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    HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

    13-10   Molecular Target Drug Discovery for Cancer: Exploratory Grants (NIH)

    The Cancer Institute (NCI) invites exploratory/developmental grant applications (R21) to exploit molecular targets for drug discovery. New insights into our understanding of cancer cell biology provide a new opportunity for a fundamental re-ordering of approaches to cancer drug discovery. Rather than depending on in vitro and in vivo screens for antiproliferative activity, investigators can now focus on new molecular targets and pathways essential for the development and maintenance of the cancer phenotype. As a result, the NCI is reorganizing its drug development programs from early drug discovery phases to the conduct of clinical trials in order to bring forward new types of agents based on strong rationales. Investigators are being asked to identify a novel molecular target, or to validate the target as a basis for cancer drug discovery, or to develop an assay for the target. PAR-00-060 (NIHG 02/16/00)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 6/6/00, Applications 7/18/00

    13-11   Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Other Motor Neuron Disorders (NIH)

    The purpose of this RFA is to solicit research on the etiology and treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, amyotophic lateral sclerosis, and other motor neuron disease. Considerable progress has been made in recent years toward understanding the biological bases of these diseases. In particular, important steps have been taken in identifying the genetic defects underlying certain motor neuron diseases. However, much remains to be learned about the mechanisms through which genetic mutations and other biological insults lead to pathology, and how these mechanisms may be manipulated therapeutically. This RFA will solicit novel approaches to understanding and treating motor neuron diseases, with emphasis on cellular, molecular, and high throughput approaches. NS-01-004 (NIHG 03/09/00)
    Deadline:   Letter of Intent 6/1/00, Application 7/26/00

    13-12   Molecular Target Drug Discovery for Cancer (NIH)

    The Cancer Institute invites cooperative agreement applications to exploit molecular targets for drug discovery. New insights into our understanding or cancer cell biology provides a new opportunity for a fundamental re-ordering of approaches to cancer drug discovery. Rather than depending on in vitro and in vivo screens for antiproliferative activity, investigators can now focus on new molecular targets and pathways essential for the development and maintenance of the cancer phenotype. As a result, the NCI is reorganizing its drug development programs from early drug discovery phases to the conduct of clinical trials in order to bring forward new types of agents based on strong rationales. Investigators are being asked to identify a novel molecular target, to validate the target as a basis for cancer drug discovery, and to develop an assay for the target. CA-00-002 (NIHG 02/16/00)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 6/6/00, Applications 7/18/00

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    SOCIAL SCIENCES

    13-13   Youth Violence Prevention (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting applications for centers to research, develop and disseminate effective youth violence prevention interventions. Applicants must have specific experience in risk and protective factors for youth violence or development; and capacity to forge a multidiscipline and multi-organization community response plan. Comprehensive centers must submit at least one research proposal under one or both of the following themes: developmental/risk factor research and efficacy/effectiveness research. Letters of intent must identify the research areas. Announcement 00043 (FR 03/23/00)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 4/24/00, Applications 5/22/00

    13-14   Federal Rape Prevention & Education Grant Program (Kansas)

    Grants funds are available from the Federal Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program for fiscal year 2001. The purpose of this grant program is to decrease the incidence of sexual violence against females. There are two purposes of the funds: 1) coordination of community-based activities that promote attitudes, behaviors and environments that are conducive to the prevention of sexual violence against females, and 2) prevention programs focusing on the potential offenders of sexual violence through the implementation of interventions that change or reinforce attitudes, behaviors and environments. (KR 03/23/00)
    Deadline:   5/12/00

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    STUDENT

    13-15   Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research (NIH)

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announces its continued interest in supporting the health services dissertation research small grant program. This program supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. The mission of AHRQ is to support, conduct, and disseminate research that improves access to care and the outcomes, quality, cost, and utilization of health care services. PAR-00-076 (NIHG 03/13/00)
    Deadline:   5/5/00, 9/15/00, 1/15/01, 5/15/01

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