Funding Bulletin - August 30, 2002 (Vol. 11, No. 30)

GENERAL

30-1 Canadian Studies Research Grant Program (CE)

The Research Grant Program promotes research in the social sciences and humanities with a view to contributing to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada and its relationship with the United States and/or other countries of the world. Priority topics include bilateral trade and economics, Canada-U.S. border issues, cultural policy and values, environmental, natural resources, and energy issues, and security cooperation. In addition, projects that examine Canadian politics, economics, culture, and society as well as Canada's role in international affairs are welcome. The purpose of the grant is to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in scholarly publications, with a view to contributing to the development of Canadian Studies in the United States.

Deadline: 9/30/2002

30-2 Franklin Research Grants (APS)

This is a program of small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials, the costs associated with fieldwork, or laboratory research expenses.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/1/2002; Applications 12/1/2002

30-3 Analysis of Science and Technology (S&T) Resources (NSF)

The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is responsible for the development of statistical data, quantitative analysis, and indicators pertaining to the Nation's scientific and technological (S&T) endeavors. As part of the Division's analytical and statistical efforts, SRS supports the efforts by the research community to develop improved approaches to indicators construction and presentation, development of new S&T indicators, analytical or theoretical work S&T policy-relevant issues, strengthening the methodologies to collect, analyze, and disseminate S&T statistical data through surveys, censuses, and use of administrative records, and better understanding of the U.S. and global S&T enterprise. To that end, SRS invites proposals for research, workshops, and studies under its Grants for the Analysis of Science and Technology Resources. NSF 02-165

Deadline: 9/18/2002

AGRICULTURE

30-4 Aquatic Nuisance Species (DoC/NOAA)

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks preliminary proposals under the National Sea Grant College Program for research and outreach projects to prevent and control aquatic nuisance species; conduct innovative studies that yield technology and management strategies to combat oyster disease and restore the oyster industry; and undertake research to assist the oyster industry in Gulf states. Funding priorities range from basic biology to socioeconomic analysis. FR 08/09/02

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 9/17/2002

ARTS & HUMANITIES

30-5 Humanities Fellowships (NHC)

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. The following designated awards, however, are available for the academic year 2003-2004: three fellowships for scholars in any humanistic field whose research concerns religion or theology; a fellowship in art history or visual culture; a fellowship for French history or culture; a fellowship in Asian Studies. Both senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter should be engaged in research other than the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Fellowships are for the academic year (September through May). Scholars from any nation and humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life, as well as from all fields of the humanities, are eligible.

Deadline: 10/15/2002

30-6 Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers (AAS)

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applications are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Society's goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Deadline: 10/5/2002

EDUCATION

30-7 Assistive Technology Technical Assistance (ED)

The Education Department seeks applications to provide technical assistance to increase access to assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities. Grantee activities include addressing grantee requests for information on laws, policies, approaches to program coordination and consumer controlled systems; education and training; and outreach to underserved areas. CFDA #84.224B (FR 08/12/02)

Deadline: 9/11/2002

30-8 Rehabilitation Research Center on Disability in Rural Communities (ED)

The Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research will fund a rehabilitation research and training center (RRTC) on disability in rural communities. RRTC's conduct advanced programs of research aimed at improving rehabilitation methods and service systems; alleviating and stabilizing disabling conditions, and promoting maximum independence for individuals with disabilities. This center will focus specifically on a host of issues related to employment of individuals with disabilities in rural areas. Activities must address the following topics: rural employment and community and economic development policy; rural health and disability; and rural community transportation. Tasks include identifying and evaluating employment policies and strategies, including those used in state vocational rehabilitation systems, and their impact on individuals with disabilities. CFDA #84.133B (FR 07/29/02)

Deadline: 9/12/2002

30-9 Ready to Teach; Digital Educational Programming (ED)

The purpose of this program is to support grants to eligible entities to enable them to develop, produce, and distribute innovative educational and instructional programming that is designed for use by elementary schools or middle schools and based on challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards in reading or mathematics. Applicants may choose to develop programming for certain grades rather than all grades between kindergarten and eighth or for certain types of learners, such as students with limited English proficiency, students with learning disabilities, or students with low levels of readiness for reading or mathematics, rather than all learners. CFDA No. 84.286B (FR 7/17/02)

Deadline: 9/15/2002

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

30-10 Tests of Recycled Aggregates for Use in Unbound Pavement Layers (NCHRP)

The use of materials reclaimed from hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements and structures as aggregates in highway construction has become a widely accepted practice by many state highway agencies. Use of recycled aggregates in unbound pavement layers is one application that should provide technical, economic, and other benefits. Although a great deal of research has been preformed on the properties of aggregates used in pavement construction, limited research has addressed the use of recycled aggregates in unbound pavement layers. Research is needed to asses the validity of existing aggregate tests and, if necessary, to modify available tests or to develop new tests suitable for evaluating and selecting recycled HMA and PCC materials for use as aggregates in unbound pavement layers.

Deadline: 10/8/2002

30-11 Design Guidelines for Safe and Aesthetic Roadside Treatments in Urban Areas (NCHRP)

The objectives of this project are to develop 1) design guidelines for safe and aesthetic roadside treatments in urban areas and 2) a toolbox of effective roadside treatments that (a) balance pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety and mobility and (b) accommodate community values. The guidelines will be based on an evaluation of the effects of treatments such as trees, landscaping, and other roadside features on vehicle speed and overall safety. The guidelines will generally focus on arterial and collector-type facilities in urban areas with speed limits between 25-50 mph.

Deadline: 10/10/2002

30-12 Research and Development for the Rare Isotope Accelerator (DOE)

The Nuclear Physics Division, Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces interest in receiving applications for Research and Development (R&D) projects directed at the proposed Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA). RIA is proposed as a new accelerator facility to address emerging research opportunities in low energy nuclear physics, and DOE is sponsoring pre-conceptual R&D activities on the facility. DE-FG01-02ER02-27

Deadline: 10/2/2002

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

30-13 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (NIH)

The Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Division of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) re-announces the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Initiative that seeks to combine a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution with an opportunity to allow the candidate to develop teaching skills through innovative programs that involve mentored assignments at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The combined program would facilitate the progress of underrepresented minority postdoctoral candidates into research and teaching careers in academia. The objectives of this initiative are three-fold: 1) to enhance research-oriented teaching at MSIs; 2) to increase or enhance the research and other skills needed in developing scientists to conduct high quality research in an academic environment; and 3) to promote linkages between research-intensive institutions and MSIs that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching. PAR-02-152

Deadline: 10/1/2002

30-14 Postdoctoral Fellowships (LSRF)

Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology. Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or D.D.S.

Deadline: 10/1/2002

30-15 Prion Research (DOD)

The Department of Defense (DOD) National Prion Research Program (NPRP) is being established in fiscal year 2002 (FY02) to promote research in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). The priority goal of the NPRP is to develop antemortem diagnostic tests for TSEs. Proposals will be requested for the following award mechanisms: Idea Awards, Investigator-Initiated Research Awards (with optional Nested PostDoctoral Traineeships), Career Transition Awards, and Prion Techniques Fellowship Awards. Proposals with an emphasis on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk are particularly welcome. DAMD17-02-NPRP (FBO 08/07/02)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/30/2002; Applications 10/30/2002