October 12, 2001 (Vol. 10, No. 36)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and lead to more effective health interventions and services for individuals within these groups. High priority is placed on research with groups that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but thus far have received insufficient attention from investigators. This Program Announcement highlights a particular set of such groups: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and related populations (designed here as LGBT populations). PA-01-096 (NIHG 05/25/01)
The Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in public life and the professions. Its resident Fellowships support outstanding teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address questions of moral choice in such areas as business, education, government, law, and medicine Preference will be given to applicants at an early stage of their careers, normally no more than ten years from the terminal degree in their field.
The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on cancer prevention, control, behavioral and the population sciences. This mechanism provides support for three to five years of specialized didactic study and mentored research for individuals with a health professional or science doctoral degree who are not fully established investigators. Examples of relevant disciplines for this PA include any aspect of human cancer prevention (modifiable risk factors, new animal models and extrapolation of these models to human cancer, genetic predisposition to cancer and detection of precursor lesions, and behavioral research and behavioral intervention trials in cancer prevention), epidemiology (biochemical, genetic, molecular), biostatistics, human cancer genetics, human nutrition, behavioral and social sciences, health promotion, health services and health policy research. PAR-01-135 (NIHG 09/07/01)
The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission is soliciting research and education Pre-Proposals for FY 2003. Animal/Human Nutrition Studies and Value-Added Projects are identified for strong emphasis by the Commission. Specific Value-Added Projects of significant importance are: Opportunities for identity preserved grain sorghum marketing/processing technology; Energy and BTU efficiency of grain sorghum for uses in ethanol and heat generation; Research in grain sorghum advantages over corn and rice usage in pet food; and Opportunities for speciality grown grain sorghum in Kansas.
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites applications for its annual short-term fellowship program, which supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading.
The Witter Bynner Foundation is interested in promoting poetry as an important element in a balanced society. To that end, the Foundation encourages proposals which expand awareness of the possibilities of poetry in the lives of people. The Foundation supports programs that reaffirm our sense of community, respect for the natural world, and the free exchange of ideas, feelings, and concerns within the global community. Of interest is the development of transferable model programs which use poetry as a vehicle to deal with specific social, educational, and therapeutic concerns, and the nuturing of emerging poetic voices as well as established poets from diverse cultures.
Hagley/Winterthur Fellowships is a cooperative program of short- to medium-term research fellowships for scholars interested in the historical and cultural relationships between economic life and the arts, including design architecture, crafts, and the fine arts. Fellows receive a stipend, make use of the rich research collections of both Winterthur Museums, Gardens and Library and the Hagley Museum and Library. These fellowships are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars, as well as applicants without advanced degrees.
Each year the University Center supports outstanding scholars and teachers who are interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton to writing about ethics and human values and participating in various activities of the University Center. A central activity for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellows is participation with University Center faculty members in a Fellows Seminar, which discusses participants' work-in-progress. LSR Fellows also participate in other activities of the University Center, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. Fellows typically have a doctorate or professional post-graduate degree and a regular faculty position. They cannot be in the process of completing a dissertation.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's Imagining America Public Scholarship Awards offer grants to university-based artists and humanists who contribute to both our civic heritage and to our civic future. Support is given to projects by university-based artists and humanists working in collaboration with community partners to define a project that focuses on an issue of cultural or social significance at the local, regional or national level.
The Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship was established in 1986 to enhance the future of research in education by supporting young scholars working in critical areas of education. To that end, the Academy seeks to fund proposals that promise to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education and to enhance the careers of the recipients. Applicants must have their Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1,1996 and December 31, 2001. Applications from persons in education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines will be accepted provided that they describe research relevant to education.
The Department of Energy is soliciting applications to upgrade and improve U.S. nuclear research and training reactors. Funds support upgrading, purchasing or maintaining equipment and instrumentation related to the performance, control or operational capability of the reactor or facility; and radiation detection and measurement in laboratories directly related to the reactor facility. DE-PS07-02ID14238 (FR 10/02/01)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to solicit proposals for ocean, ice, and climate research contributing to a unified approach to studying the more slowly varying components of the earth's climate system. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) specifically seeks proposals for scientific investigators and activities contributing to the continuation and enhancement of NASA's Physical and Biological Oceanography and Cryospheric Sciences Programs. It also seeks proposals that utilize this knowledge in facilitating the development and evaluation of models and data assimilation systems that include representations of the oceanic and cryospheric aspects of the Earth System. In particular, this announcement solicits investigations that contribute to NASA's Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project (NSIPP). NRA-01-OES-03
The policies and priorities of the Allen Foundation Inc. are as follows: to make grants in the field of human nutrition and to fund relevant nutritional research anywhere in the world; to assist programs in human nutrition and training of children and young adults to improve their health and development; to support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices; to give financial aid in the publication of periodicals and articles regarding sound nutritional practices; to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits; in limited situations to make grants to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems.
The Office of Dietary Supplements, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases invite basic and clinical applications to study the role of chromium as adjuvant therapy in type II diabetes and/or impaired glucose tolerance. The purpose of this Program Announcement is to encourage 1) basic studies of chromium action in insulin secretary and signaling pathways and 2) clinical studies to assess the safety and efficiency of chromium as an adjuvant treatment of type II diabetes and/or impaired glucose tolerance. PA-01-114 (NIHG 07/16/01)
The State Justice Institute is seeking comments on proposed guidelines for fiscal 2002 grants for training, research and other activities to improve the operation of state courts. Broad interest areas are: improving public confidence in the courts; education and training for judges and other key court personnel; application of technology; enhancing court management through collaboration; substance abuse and the courts; children and families in court; improving the courts' response to gender-related violent crime; and the relationship between state and federal courts. (FR 08/23/01)
The Department of Defense supports graduate study through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG). Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the U.S. and at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering.