October 19, 2001 (Vol. 10, No. 37)
The KSU Community Service Program, funded by a Learn and Serve America: Higher Education grant from the Corporation for National Service, awards minigrants to higher education faculty for class projects that incorporate service-learning into an existing course. Preference will be given to faculty who attend professional development workshops. Allowable expenses for minigrant funds include, but are not limited to: instructional books, materials and supplies, communication, and travel.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) is seeking research grant applications on the mechanisms of action of treatments for alcoholism. Although advances have been made in the behavioral and pharmacological interventions for alcoholism treatment, limited information is known about how, why, and when these treatments are effective. Various research topics that need to be investigated include identification and evaluation of factors that mediate and moderate treatment efficacy, elucidation of causal chains underlying treatment effects, clarification of the additive and subtractive effects of complex therapies, and identification of the biological basis underlying the effectiveness of therapies. PA-02-007 (NIHG 10/05/01)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) seeks applications to support research to identify, characterize, and reduce through prevention, treatment, and health services interventions alcohol-related health disparities in American Ethnic and cultural populations and their subpopulations. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to address major aspects of alcohol-related health disparities through research on epidemiology, pathogenesis, metabolism, neuroscience, and prevention, treatment and health services. The NIAA encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in collaboration with clinicians and scientists at minority serving institutions. RFA-AA-02-002 (NIHG 10/05/01)
Participating Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic and applied multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological or medical research problems. A BRP is a multidisciplinary research team applying an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health & behavior. The partnership must include appropriate bioengineering or allied quantitative sciences in combination with biomedical and/or clinical investigators. PAR-02-010 (NIHG 10/12/01)
The Dow Creativity Center offers four fellowships each summer for individuals in any field or profession who wish to pursue an innovative project or creative idea. The ten-week residency is on the campus of Northwood University (Midland, Michigan) from mid-June to mid-August. Emphasis is placed on a totally creative learning experience independent of formal education. The residency provides each Fellow the freedom to pursue his/her own concepts through independent, non-scheduled study.
ASHRAE's Sponsoring Technical Committee, TC 9.10, Laboratory Systems, is requesting proposals for Airflow Measurement of Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs). Objectives of the project are to evaluate the current methods of measuring inflow and exhaust airflow through a BSC and, to determine a definitive field measurement method of inflow and exhaust airflow through a BSC. 1212-TRP
37-7 Investigation of Mechanism and Operating Environments that Impact the Filtration Efficiency of Charged Air Filtration Media (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE's sponsoring Technical Committee, TC 2.4, Particulate Air Contaminants and Particulate Contaminant Removal Equipment, is requesting proposals for the Investigation of Mechanism and Operating Environments that Impact the Filtration Efficiency of Charged Air Filtration Media. Objectives are: to identify and characterize the kinds of contaminants normally found in exhaust air intended for recirculation via air cleaning and in intake air; investigate and determine which of these contaminants impact filtration efficiency of charged fiber filter media and the mechanism by which they do so; determine if normal operating temperatures and relative humidities impact said media; provide HVAC system designers with a set of guidelines in the ASHRAE handbook which will assist in the proper selection and application of particulate air filters.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) solicits applications for multi-investigator research centers whose mission will be to develop efficient, general, state-of-the-art methodologies for the design, synthesis, analysis, and handling of chemical diversity libraries. The Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (CMLD) Centers will feature collaborations and team approaches that otherwise would not be established, including individuals from various sub disciplines within the field of chemistry and/or from cognate fields that will contribute toward the development of novel enabling methodologies. RFA-GM-01-006 (NIHG 06/22/01)
The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) supports collaboration in earthquake engineering research and education through the development of a national, networked simulation resource of geographically distributed, shared-use, next generation experimental research equipment installations, curated data repository, and access to leading edge computational resources. NEES will become operational by September 30, 2004, and operate for ten years under a NEES Consortium. NEES is developing through a series of solicitations. This solicitation, NEES Earthquake Engineering Research Equipment, Phase 2, requests proposals to complete the NEES research equipment portfolio that was started as Phase 1. NSF-01-164
The purpose of this Program Announcement (PA) is to encourage submission of new research project grant (R01) and exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications to research and develop innovative technologies, methodologies, or instrumentation for basic or clinical studies of the brain in human or non-human animals. Also solicited are applications for support to research, development, and significant enhancements to existing technologies important to understanding the brain. PA-02-003 (NIHG 10/5/01)
The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) invites applications through the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism from investigators with interests in selected areas of opportunity relevant to the mission of DDEM. The primary intent of this initiative is to foster the development of high-risk, high-impact pilot and feasibility research by established or newly independent investigators to develop new ideas sufficient to allow for submission of a full R01 application. PA-02-008 (NIHG 10/12/01)
The purpose of this Program Announcement (PA) is to encourage research grant applications aimed at novel approaches to discovery and preclinical development of therapeutic agents against opportunistic infections (Ois) and malignancies in people with AIDS. The intent is to seek investigator-initiated grant applications that involve creative and original preclinical research utilizing state-of-the-art technologies necessary to propel advances in new or improved therapies. No clinical trials will be supported under this PA. PA-01-113 (NIHG 06/29/01)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. PA-01-140 (NIHG 09/28/01)
The Population Council Fellowships in the Social Sciences support work leading to a doctoral degree, postdoctoral research, or midcareer training in the population field. The fellowships are for one year of research, except in the case of postdoctoral fellowships, which are made for two years. Fellowships will be awarded for advanced training in population studies, including demography and public health, in combination with a social science discipline, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography. Awards will be made only to applicants whose proposals deal with the developing world.
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) supports research on major traumatic events, such as combat and war, mass violence and shootings, terrorism, natural and technological disasters, refugee trauma, and torture, as well as exposure to other forms of violence and traumatic events across different settings. In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, NIMH RAPID applications and grants related to the tragedy will be administered with maximum flexibility. NOT-MH-01-012 (NIHG 10/12/01)
The Sexuality Research Fellowship provides dissertation and postdoctoral support for social and behavioral research on sexuality. The Program seeks to contribute to a more thorough understanding of human sexuality by encouraging researchers to formulate new research questions, generate new theories and apply new methods in sexuality research. The Program supports research that: a) contributes to a more thorough understanding of human sexuality in order to inform programmatic/community efforts and public policy regarding current social and health issues; b) develops interdisciplinary approaches, both theoretical and applied, in which researchers from different social science disciplines will participate; and c) proposes methodological innovation and diversity utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative research methods that generate new theories and test new methodology.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking research grant applications on the clinical use of behavioral therapies for alcoholism treatment. The term behavioral therapy is used broadly to include a range of non pharmacological therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, twelve-step facilitation, marital and family therapy, community-reinforcement approach, contingency management, and brief intervention. PA-02-012 (NIHG 10/12/01)