Funding Bulletin - December 1, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 43)

 

Contents

  • General
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Student
  • GENERAL

    43-1 Biobased Products Industry Education Program Solicitation (DOE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies, is seeking applications from private and public institutions of higher learning to promote multidisciplinary education and training programs for graduate students at the Masters or Ph.D. levels in the area of biobased products. These grants will cover both the costs for establishing a new cross-cutting academic and research program in this field as well as full stipends for 2 or so deserving graduate students at the Masters or Ph.D. level. The objective of this new education initiative is to produce graduates who can enter the complex biobased products industry and effectively integrate knowledge from the wide range of technologies that are necessary for this industry to grow. DE-PS07-01ID14037 (CBD 11/20/00)
    Deadline:  1/17/01

    43-2 Senior, Postdoctoral, and Predoctoral Fellowships (Smithsonian)

    Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Predoctoral Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. (TGA 10/00)
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    43-3 Incumbent/Dislocated Worker Skill Shortages Demos (DOL)

    The Labor Department is inviting applications to test the ability of the workforce development system to create projects or industry-led consortia to upgrade current workers' skills. Projects will focus on designing or adapting training curricula in skills shortage occupational areas; regionally important business/industry areas, including manufacturing and machining; and specialized industrial areas such as plastics, telecommunications and the environment; and recruiting and retraining workers in these occupations. Projects may provide intensive training in basic core areas and offer supportive services to enable individuals to participate. (FR 10/31/00)
    Deadline:  1/16/01

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    AGRICULTURE

    43-4 Bedding Plants Foundation Grants (BPFI)

    The Bedding Plant Foundation, Inc. funds floriculture research and education to improve plant production for the benefit of people and the environment. The bedding and container plant industry relies upon the research funded by the Foundation to develop the scientific knowledge needed for the production of flowers, plants, and vegetables, as well as to fund scholarships to attract high caliber people to floriculture research, marketing, retailing, and related fields.
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    43-5 Potato Research (USDA)

    The Agriculture Department's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service is inviting applications for potato research that focuses on varietal development/testing. (FR 10/04/00)
    Deadline:  1/22/01

    43-6 Kansas Corn Commission Grants (KCC)

    The Kansas Corn Commission is soliciting research and education Pre-Proposals for FY 2002. Pre-Proposals will be accepted in the following areas: 1) Production/Environmental Programs should address cropping systems for the Kansas corn industry for the year 2001 and beyond and should focus on the most economical/efficient cropping systems with minimal impact on the environment. Pre-Proposals must include principal investigators from at least two disciplines including an economic impact analysis. 2) Animal/Human Nutrition Studies should address animal nutrition needs that will increase the utilization of corn in the livestock feeding industry in the U.S./Kansas. Human nutritional topics will be considered, if appropriate. 3) Value-Added Projects should be commercially significant and have the potential to use large quantities of corn. 4) Marketing Extension Program and Transportation should include extensive educational training of corn pricing, crop disappearance/market share, crop insurance options, yield protection, farm program considerations and options in marketing available to Kansas Corn producers.
    Deadline:  12/13/00

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    ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    43-7 Coal, Oil and Gas Resources Development (DOE)

    The Energy Department is soliciting cost-shared applications for research and development of technologies enabling development of energy resources to ensure the availability of affordable energy in the future. DOE expects to support applications in 17 areas under the broad categories of coal and environment systems; fuel processing; oil technologies; and a strategic center for natural gas. Applicants must select and target only one area of interest per proposal. DE-PS26-01NT41048 (FR 11/22/00)
    Deadline:  12/20/00

    43-8 National Brownfields Assessment Pilots; New Funds, Supplements (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting proposals for National Brownfields Assessment Pilots to test assessment models and facilitate coordinated assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites at the federal, state and local level. EPA also is seeking applications for supplements for existing National Brownfields Assessment Pilots. (FR 11/16/00)
    Deadline:  Supplements 1/8/01; Pilots 1/12/01

    43-9 Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals to encourage large-scale group efforts to advance research in the mathematical sciences and/or at the intersection of mathematics and other disciplines; address diverse opportunities and challenges to which mathematics can contribute; and integrate mathematics research and education. Examples of possible institute models are: an institute focusing on an emerging field of science in which fundamental mathematical research is essential, such as application to the biological and/or social sciences, geosciences, engineering and technology; and an institute that links the statistical sciences with other branches of the mathematical sciences to develop new statistical theory and methods. NSF 00-86
    Deadline:  1/16/01

    43-10 MARGINS (NSF)

    The MARGINS research program has been formulated to understand the complex interplay of processes that govern continental margin evolution globally. Mechanical, chemical, biological and fluid processes act in concert to govern the initiation, evolution and eventual destruction of continental margins, as well as accumulation of resources in these regions. MARGINS investigations must be aimed toward a comprehensive understanding of the observable system properties, together with self-consistent theory (or models) that relate these properties to processes which govern the evolution of the system. MARGINS projects should also enhance an understanding of the key processes relevant to societal concerns. NSF 01-17
    Deadline:  FY 2001 Support 1/16/01; FY 2002 Support 11/1/01

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    HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

    43-11 Pest Management in Schools and Day Care Centers (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications to establish a technical resource center for promoting adoption of integrated pest management in schools and day care centers. The Center will provide information, guidance, education, training and other tools for schools and day care centers to launch and sustain programs aimed at reducing children's exposure to pests and pesticides. (FR 11/17/00)
    Deadline:  12/15/00

    43-12 Neurobiology Grants (Whitehall)

    The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. Consideration is given, however, to applicants of all ages. The chief criteria for support are the quality and the creativity of the research.
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 1/15/01; Applications 6/1/01

    43-13 Airborne Particulate Matter Health Effects (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for research on airborne particulate matter (PM) health effects in areas where there are serious knowledge gaps, such as research on the combined effects of PM and co-pollutants, and on toxicity mechanisms. Research on co-pollutants should disentangle the effects of particulate matter from the effects of other pollutants and clarify the effects of exposure to PM in the presence of other pollutants. Topics include target tissue dose and new approaches to evaluating data. Research on mechanisms of injury should clarify the mechanisms by which PM produces toxicity, especially neurologic, systemic, immunologic and direct cardiac responses. Areas include studies to identify the molecular and physiological mechanisms by which PM generates adverse health effects and studies on health conditions that would enhance susceptibility to adverse effects. (FGCW 08/07/00)
    Deadline:  1/17/01

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    STUDENT

    43-14 Native American Congressional Internship Program (Udall)

    The Udall Foundation established the Native American Congressional Internship Program to give Native American college students an opportunity to learn about the federal government from the inside. Each year, twelve candidates are selected for a ten-week, intensive internship in Washington, D.C. Interns work full time in congressional offices, fulfilling a variety of tasks ranging from general support work to special research and writing projects. This enables interns to observe government decision-making processes on a daily basis, including attending hearings and votes in the House and Senate. Candidates for the internship program must: be an enrolled member of a recognized tribe; be a college junior, senior, graduate student, law student or graduating from a tribal college; have a minimum 3.0 GPA or "B" average; and, have an interest in tribal government and policy.
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    43-15 Chateaubriand Scholarships (France)

    The French government offers scholarships to doctoral students for research in France. Research can be in French Literature, Cinema, the Humanities, the Arts, History, Philosophy, Political Sciences, etc. Scholarships include a monthly stipend for a period of nine months, health insurance and a round trip ticket to France.
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    43-16 U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships (DOD)

    The purpose is to support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of war on land. For purposes of this program, the history of war on land is broadly defined, inciting such areas of biography, military campaigns, military organization and administration, policy, strategy, tactics, weaponry, technology, training, logistics, and the evolution of civil-military relations. In the selection of proposals for funding, preference is given to topics on the history of the U.S. Army. (TGA 10/00)
    Deadline:  1/15/01

    43-17 Graduate International Fellowships (NSEP)

    The National Security Education Program addresses the need to increase the ability of Americans to communicate and compete globally by knowing the languages and cultures of other countries. NSEP embodies a recognition that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but the new challenges of global society, including stainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. NSEP Graduate International Fellowships offer a unique opportunity to expand understanding of countries and languages critical to U.S. national security. Each year, NSEP makes it possible for 90-100 graduate students to pursue the study of languages and cultures in areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
    Deadline:  1/15/01
    R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
      Jim Guikema, Associate Dean
    Ruth Bennett, Secretary
     Preaward Section
      Paul Lowe, Director, PreAward Services
      Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
      Kathy Tilley, Lisa Duer, Carole Lovin, Rex Goff, Dawn Caldwell, Cheryl Brooks
     Information Specialist & Editor
    Beverly Page
     Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use, and Biosafety
        Gerald P. Jaax, University Veterinarian and Research Compliance Officer
        Marissa McClelland, Secretary
     Congressional Relations
    Sue Peterson, R. W. Trewyn

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