Funding Bulletin - May 3, 2002 (Vol. 11, No. 17)
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals and independent scholars, to lecture and conduct research in countries around the world. Over 140 countries participate in the program. Some awards call for a specific discipline or field, a specific host institution and prescribed grant activities, while other awards offer applicants great latitude. Hard copy Fulbright catalogs and application forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 102 Fairchild Hall. You can also request a copy by contacting Bev Page, Information Specialist, 532-5045, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is soliciting applications for FY2003 grants. Each year the Lindbergh Foundation awards grants for innovative ideas at an early state of their development and for pilot projects. Projects should seek to further a balance between scientific and technological achievements and the preservation of our natural world. Categories are: Agriculture; Aviation/Aerospace; Conservation of Natural Resources (including Animal Resources, Plant Resources, Water Resources, and General Conservation; Education, including Humanities/Education, the Arts, and Intercultural Communication; Exploration; Health; and Waste Minimization and Management.
The Canadian Government provides support for teaching, research, conferences and program activities that further the knowledge and understanding of Canada in the United States. Available grants are: Senior Fellowships for accomplished scholars to complete and publish a major monograph; Conference Grants; Program Enhancement Grants to strengthen Canadian Studies programs; Research Grants for writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality that contributes to a better understanding of Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, or Canada's place in North America; Faculty Enrichment Grants for course development; and Graduate Student Fellowships. The earliest deadlines are for Program Enhancement, Senior Fellowship and Conferences.
The State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs is inviting proposals to design and implement a three-phase academic project to build the skills of Afghan women teachers working in basic education. The grantee will: conduct an assessment of the relevant needs of teachers and the education system; recruit 10 master teachers and expose them to relevant basic education curricula; give the teachers train-the-trainer skills, education materials and technology; provide a grounding in education policy topics that would benefit basic education teachers in Afghanistan; and provide follow-up training, preferable in Afghanistan. ECA/A/S/X-02-06 (FR 4/11/02)
The Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is inviting applications to implement the national bicycle safety agenda, which aims to reduce the incidence of bicycle-related fatalities and injuries. (FR 04/16/02)
The Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Technologies is funding a competitive grant program entitled the Inventions and Innovation (I&I) Program. The goals of the I&I Program are to improve energy efficiency through the promotion of innovative ideas and inventions that have a significant potential energy impact and a potential, future commercial market. The following mission focus industries, comprised of the most energy intensive industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector, are of particular interest to the Program: Agriculture, Aluminum, Chemicals, Forest products, Glass, Metal-casting, Mining, Petroleum, and Steel. DE-PS36-02GO92008 (FBO 04/29/02)
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences offers support to eligible institutions for innovative projects. The Special Grant Program is intended to advance the science of chemistry, with the exception that grant recipients will find continual funding from other sources. Past areas of support include development of curricular and instructional materials, such as: new media; institutional enhancement of education and research; public understanding of the role of chemistry in society, and encouragement of high school students and teachers.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets relevant to diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition, including obesity and eating disorders; and kidney, urological, and hematological diseases. The goal of this NIDDK program is to facilitate performance of short term projects that explore innovative approaches that are not readily supported by other funding mechanisms and that can be conducted using existing data sets. PA-02-077 (NIHG 3/15/02)
This program is designed to enable academic institutions and their partners, as well as professional societies, to enhance access to careers in environmental biology for undergraduate students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Three types of projects may be supported: 1) Research-Mentoring grants providing support for talented undergraduate students; 2) Planning Activities for Research-Mentoring projects involving partnerships between or among institutions supported through supplements to existing NSF grants; 3) Travel to Meetings of professional societies by undergraduate students. NSF 02-066
The National Cancer Institute invites applications to develop Cooperative Specialized Centers for both basic and clinical research in areas related to dietary nutrients as modifiers of genetic pathways leading to cancer. This Request for Applications invites investigators to form Interdisciplinary Research Teams to resolve complex gene-nutrient interrelationships that relate to cancer prevention. All research approaches are encouraged, as long as they address the following essential features: a cancer focus, institutional commitment, organizational capabilities, facilities, and interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration. RFA-CA-03-001 (NIHG 01/25/02)
The Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites applications for new R01 grants to foster probing investigations that will define molecular targets for nutrients and connect those targets with phenotypic outcomes in prostate cancer prevention. Candidate targets for examination should not only be influenced by a nutrient but also be closely linked to a significant proportion of prostate tumors, be relatively specific for prostate cancer across various genetic backgrounds, and be related to changes in tumor risk and/or behavior when modified. Investigators are encouraged to use in vitro and in vivo studies with various levels of target expression and to address confounding factors that influence the overall physiological response to changes in a given molecular target. RFA-CA-03-003 (NIHG 2/15/02)
This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). FY02 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Program Announcement II calls for proposals in the following mechanisms: Electronic proposal submission is required: Innovator Awards and Exploration Awards, June 13, 2002; Idea Awards, June 11, 2002; Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Traineeship Awards and Undergraduate Summer Training Program Award, June 12. New this year: Exploration Awards are intended to fund an initial innovative concept or theory (with no preliminary data) that could give rise to a testable hypothesis.
This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical research Programs. Proposals are sought in the following four emphasis areas: etiology, prevention, early detection/diagnosis, and preclinical therapeutics. The FY02 OCRP Program Announcement has an electronic proposal submission deadline of June 18, 2002. This announcement calls for proposals in the following two new mechanisms: Idea Development Awards and Institutional Training Grants. Idea Development Awards are designed to encourage innovative approaches to ovarian cancer research. Institutional Training Grants are intended to encourage the initiation of new postgraduate training programs in ovarian cancer.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites applications for Obesity/Nutrition Research Centers (Core Centers) grants. The Obesity/Nutrition Research Centers (ONRC) grants provide a focus for increasing collaboration and improving the cost-effectiveness of supported research among groups of successful investigators at institutions with an established, comprehensive federally supported research base involving both basic and clinical research related to obesity. RFA-DK-02-007 (NIHG 10/5/01)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) seek grant applications to study the underlying cellular, biomechanical, and molecular mechanisms by which chronic ethanol ingestion leads to the initiation and development of alcoholic hepatitis. The institutes are also interested in research that elucidates interactions between alcohol and either HCV infection, obesity, or nutritional deficiencies which can potentiate the severity, and accelerate the course of alcoholic hepatitis. PA-02-078 (NIHG 3/15/02)
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation announces the availability of funding for the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award; Basic Research Grants; Scholar Awards and Short-term Awards. The Foundation is primarily interested in funding basic medical research areas which have direct and immediate relevance to pediatric HIV/AIDS.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting applications to increase the capacity of governments and service providers to provide intervention, early intervention and treatment services to meet emerging and urgent mental health needs of older persons. Targeted expansion grants help communities provide direct services and create the infrastructure to support providing services to meet diverse mental health needs of older persons. The technical assistance center will synthesize and disseminate the knowledge base for mental health outreach, prevention, early intervention, assessment and treatment services for older persons. (FR 04/23/02)