Funding Bulletin - September 6, 2002 (Vol. 11, No. 31)

Notice

31-1 USRG and FDA Q&A Session (K-State)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering a Q&A Session to assist faculty members in preparing applications for Faculty Development Awards and/or University Small Research Grants. The Q&A Session is Friday, September 13, K-State Union, Room 203, 11:30-12:30. Fall deadline for the FDAs and USRGs is October 7, 2002.

GENERAL

31-2 Transatlantic Research Cooperation Program (TRANSCOOP)

The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation supports transatlantic research cooperation among German, American and/or Canadian scholars (Ph.D required) in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and law by means of the TransCoop Programme. Prerequisite is that the amount granted by TransCoop is matched by funds from US and/or Canadian sources. Funds can be used to finance short-term research visits, special conferences and workshops, material and equipment, printing costs, and research assistance.

Deadline: 10/31/2002

31-3 Stigma and Global Health Research Program (NIH)

The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate investigator-initiated research on the role of stigma in health, and on how to intervene to prevent or mitigate its negative effects on the health and welfare of individuals, groups and societies world-wide. Collaborative interdisciplinary applications are particularly encouraged. Relevant issues include: 1) How stigma and its consequences, such as discrimination, affect health (e.g. through physical and psychological abuse, denial of economic opportunities, poor provision and seeking of health care); 2) How stigma associated with specific health conditions interacts with stigma associated with individual or group characteristics (such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and nationality); 3) How to prevent and mitigate the negative effects of stigma and discrimination on health and health care; 4) Development of quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques to investigate, measure and analyze the extent, degree and effects of stigma and the effectiveness of current and new interventions; 5) Examination of the cultural, social, political and economic dimensions of stigma and its manifestations; and 6) Methods and safeguards to ensure safety of vulnerable research subjects. RFA TW-03-001 (NIHG 06/21/02)

Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/14/2002, Applications 1/14/2002

31-4 Continued Development and Maintenance of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Software (HHS)

Biomedical research laboratories occasionally undertake a software development project to solve a problem the laboratory faces. These software packages sometimes evolve into a well-designed system that can be easily extended and that is useful to a much broader community other than the members of the originating laboratory. The goal of this PA is to support the continued development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of existing software. The proposed work should extend the applicability of existing bioinformatics/computational biology software to a broader biomedical research community. PA-02-141 (NIHG 07/26/02)

Deadline: 10/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 6/1/2003

AGRICULTURE

31-5 Kansas Wheat Commission Funding (KWC)

The Kansas Wheat Commission is interested in supporting work that will tangibly benefit Kansas wheat producers. Areas of Interest are: Breeding/Genetic Enhancement; Safe/Effective Management of Pests; Processes for Adding Value and Developing New Products; Profitability Enhancement. Specific research areas of interest are: Hard White Wheat; Testing Methods and Procedures; Biotechnology; Producer Profitability Enhancement; and Consumer Preferences.

Deadline: AES 10/18/2002; 11/1/2002

ARTS & HUMANITIES

31-6 Humanities Fellowships (ACLS)

The ACLS Fellowship Program welcomes applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, languages and literature, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law, and literature, political philosophy). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.

Deadline: 10/1/2002

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

31-7 University Research for the High Temperature Superconductivity Program (DoE)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (ID) is seeking applications for university research projects in partnership with a national laboratory in support of the High Temperature Superconductivity Program to expand the research base. The research must support Superconductivity for Electric Systems Program milestones, research objectives, and long-term goals. DE-PS07-02ID14265

Deadline: 10/25/2002

31-8 Guidelines for the Selection of Snow and Ice Control Materials to Mitigate Environmental Impacts (NCHRP)

The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for selection of snow and ice control chemicals and abrasives, based on their constituents, performance, environmental impacts, cost, and site-specific conditions. For the purpose of this study, environmental impacts include effects on human health; aquatic life; flora and fauna; surface-water and groundwater quality; air quality; vehicles; and physical infrastructure including bridges, pavements, railway electronic signaling systems, and power distribution lines.

Deadline: 10/3/2002

31-9 Design of Construction Work Zones on High-Speed Highways (NCHRP)

The objective of this project is to develop a methodology that assists designers in developing appropriate design and traffic control recommendations for safe and efficient movement of traffic through construction work zones on high-speed highways. For the purpose of this project, the definition of high-speed shall be consistent with AASHTO guidelines. This project includes both urban and rural highways. A design decision-making methodology should be developed to provide a comprehensive, systematic review of the components (e.g., horizontal and vertical alignment lane widths, reverse crowns/superelevations, drainage, and trucks) of design and traffic control plans for construction work zones.

Deadline: 10/9/2002

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

31-10 Neurobiology Research Grants (WF)

The Whitehall Foundation is a not-for- profit corporation which is focused exclusively on assisting basic research in vertebrate (excluding clinical) and invertebrate neurobiology in the United States. Investigations should specifically concern 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.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/1/2002, Applications 1/15/2003

31-11 DNA Analysis (FBI)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is soliciting proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement for innovative research and development projects to streamline and automate DNA analysis. The FBI laboratory conducts research to develop new techniques of forensic analysis. The FBI Laboratory must be in a position to provide prompt, accurate, and thorough responses to the thousands of requests it receives annually. However, as the scientific, technical, and legal aspects of forensic science continue to become more complex, it has become increasingly challenging for the FBI to stay on the cutting edge of technology. In order for the FBI Laboratory to continue to serve as the technical leader in the criminal justice community, it turns to outside expertise to address advanced forensic applications and initiatives. BAA-0034202 (FBO 08/09/02)

Deadline: 10/11/2002

31-12 Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes (HHS)

The National Institute of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Diabetes Association solicit research to translate recent advances in the prevention and treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes into clinical practice for individuals and communities at risk. This program announcement expands a diabetes prevention and control program established under PA 01-069, and seeks applications for clinical or behavioral studies to develop and test 1) improved methods of health care delivery to patients with or at risk of diabetes, 2) improved methods of diabetes self management, and 3) cost effective community-based strategies to promote healthy lifestyles that will reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity. PA-02-153 (NIHG 08/23/02)

Deadline: 10/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 6/1/2003

31-13 Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research (FF)

The Francis Families Foundation offers the Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research to support the development of outstanding investigators who plan careers in pulmonary research. The ideal candidate is one who shows evidence of strong aptitude in research and is in transition from post-doctoral trainee to independent investigator. It is essential that there be evidence of accomplishment and proficiency in research.

Deadline: 10/15/2002

SOCIAL SCIENCES

31-14 Peace Research (USIP)

The U.S. Institute of Peace is inviting applications under its solicited and unsolicited grant programs, which provide support for a variety of research, training and public education projects focusing on conflict resolution and peace building. Themes for the solicited grant category are: religion, conflict and peace building; and democratic governance and the role of the military. Activities include basic and applied research; curriculum development for all education levels; public information efforts; and strengthening of library resources. (FR 05/02/02)

Deadline: 10/1/2002, 3/1/2003

31-15 History, History of Science, Political Science (Howard)

The Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis. Ten fellowships will be offered for the 2003-2004 fellowship year to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields: History, History of Science, and Political Science. Eligibility: The intention of the Foundation is primarily to support people in the middle stages of their careers whose work to date is evidence of their promise and achievement. Nominees should generally have the rank of assistant or associate professor or their non-academic equivalents. An institution can nominate no more than three individuals. Please notify Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for Research, tknous@ksu.edu, 532-6804, if you wish to make a nomination.

Deadline: Nominations 10/17/2002; Applications 12/3/2002

31-16 Research to Improve Care for Dying Children and Their Families (NIH)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications for research grants to encourage research that will improve the quality of life for children who are approaching the end of life and the quality of the dying process and bereavement following the death for the children's families, friends and other care providers. RFA NR-03-003 (NIHG 08/02/02)

Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/28/2002, Applications 11/22/2002

STUDENTS

31-17 Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (SF)

Through its Dissertation Fellowships, the Spencer Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study at a graduate school in the United States, although they need not be United States citizens. Dissertation topics must concern education and all pre-dissertation requirements must be completed by June 1. 2003.

Deadline: 10/7/2002