Funding Bulletin - September 20, 2002 (Vol. 11, No. 33)
The Kansas NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will award grant funding for Planning and Workshop Grants. Planning and Workshop Grants are designed to stimulate development of: Multi-investigator and/or multi-disciplinary research grant proposals, and Grant proposals in response to an NSF Request for Proposals for a major (>$500,000) initiative, although proposals in anticipation of an NSF RFP will be considered. Examples of items and activities consistent with the Kansas NSF EPSCoR program objectives are: Multi-disciplinary and/or multi-institutional planning workshops and Travel expenses related to planning.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides grant support for Alcohol Research Centers to conduct and foster interdisciplinary research on alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The Center program is interrelated with and complementary to all other research support mechanisms and scientific activities that comprise the programs of research on the nature, causes, and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism, including diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and health services research related to prevention and treatment of alcoholism. Research within each of these Centers is organized around a central theme. RFA AA-03-001 (NIHG 07/19/02)
The U.S.-Egypt Board on Scientific and Technology Cooperation supports collaborative research grants aimed at strengthening relations between the science communities in both countries around common priority issues. Priority areas include: biotechnology; standards and metrology; environmental technologies; manufacturing; information technologies; energy and other fields such as geology, anthropology, new materials, nanotechnology, economics, and social sciences. FR 08/06/02
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Grants are considered especially suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
The Interior Department's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks applications for matching grants for wetland conservation projects under the small grants program. The program promotes partnerships for long-term conservation of North American wetland ecosystems and the birds, fish and other wildlife that depend on them. Principal activities are acquisition, enhancement and restoration of wetlands. Priority will be given to new grant applicants. FR 06/03/02
The Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) seeks applications to provide broadband transmission service to rural communities. Grantees will provide broadband service that will connect critical community facilities- schools, libraries, education centers, health care providers, law enforcement agencies, public safety organizations- as well as residents and businesses in rural, economically-challenged areas. Service will be free for at least two years, and grantees will provide community access centers. FR 7/08/02
The Education Department is seeking applications to strengthen undergraduate programs of international studies and foreign languages. ED is particularly interested in activities involving Central and South Asia, the Middle East, Russia, the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and Africa. Projects should be integrated into the curricula of the home institution(s). CFDA 84.016A (FR 08/30/02)
Collaborative Research Grants provide opportunities for teams of scholars to pursue interpretive research projects that offer new explanations of art and its history. Collaborations that foster a cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies are particularly encouraged. Teams may consist of two or more art historians, or of an art historian and one or more scholars from other disciplines. Funding is also available for the research and planning of scholars from both museums and universities.
At its principal site in Rome, the Academy operates a program of fellowships and residencies that has at its core the development of gifted American artists and scholars. Each year, through a national competition, the Academy awards fellowships in the fine arts and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities. To complement their work, a series of walks, talks and tours in and around Rome, Italy and the Mediterranean is offered during the year. The Academy's Rome Prize winners are part of a residential community of 65 to 70 people each year. The artists and scholars who make up this multi-disciplinary community also have the opportunity to foster their work through exchanges with members of the Italian and newly-united European artists and scholarly communities.
The Energy Department is seeking applications to support the development of outstanding scientists early in their careers in nuclear physics. Applicants must currently be involved in experimental or theoretical nuclear physics research or research associated with the U.S. nuclear data program. DE-FG01-03ER02-28
The objective of this study is to provide transportation decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels with guidelines to evaluate the projected costs and benefits of bicycle-facility investments. The guidelines should include a methodology capable of evaluating when facilities are warranted, which particular facility is most appropriate, how investments in bicycle facilities compare with investments in other models, and how to integrate bicycle-facility cost-benefit analysis into the overall transportation planning process. Project 7-14
The intent of this solicitation is to invite proposals from the community to provide four key DLESE services, which together with the DLESE Program Center (a fifth core service), will constitute the comprehensive operational facility needed to support the building of the library. The four services addressed in this solicitation are: 1) Collection Services; 2) Community Services; 3) Data Services; and 4) Evaluation Services. NSF 02-158
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Small Grants Program provides research support of up to $75,000 per year (direct costs) for up to two years for new research projects in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NLM. Small grants are short-term awards designed to support basic and clinical research to answer specific, targeted research questions or to perform pilot or feasibility testing. Both new and more experienced investigators are encouraged to apply for grants under this announcement. Critical research areas include: representation of medical knowledge in computers; organization and retrieval issues for image databases; enhancement of human intellectual capacities through virtual reality, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; medical decision-making; linguistic analyses of medical languages and nomenclatures; investigations of topics relevant to health information or library science; and bioinformatics issues relevant to genomics or other large research data-sets. PAR-02-148 (NIHG 08/16/02)
This announcement updates the 1998 Program Announcement PA-98-078, Genetic Architecture of Complex Phenotypes. This program announcement is to solicit applications for new studies on genetic variation and the architecture of complex phenotypes. It restates the interest of several components of the National Institutes of Health in studies of the underlying causes and architecture of complex phenotypes, including human diseases. It is motivated by the amount and complexity of biological data that are being generated and by the understanding that complex phenotypes involve many genetic components that evolve in a variety of environments. PA-02-110 (NIHG 05/31/02)
With this Program Announcement, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites research grant applications (R01) that address the development and treatment of dopamine-induced dyskinesias, a major complication of current pharmacotherapy of Parkinson's disease. The purpose of this initiative is to 1) support the study of the pathophysiologic basis of dopamine-induced dyskinesias; and 2) support the study of non-dopaminergic pharmacologic agents for the treatment of dopamine-induced dyskinesias. PAS-02-129 (NIHG 07/19/02)
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) seek research grant applications that will improve the quality of life for people living with mobility limiting disorders. Persons with limited mobility may also experience secondary conditions that further limit mobility. These secondary symptoms or sequelae include pain, fatigue, spasticity, weakness and depression. This Program Announcement will focus on improving the quality of life in persons with limited mobility by managing the physical symptoms and psychosocial consequences that occur as a result of the primary or secondary condition. PA-02-111 (NIHG 05/31/02)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks applications for graduate fellowships in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which support maintaining healthy ecosystems. Research must address coastal management issues identified as having local, regional, and/or national significance. Areas include: eutrophication, effects of non-print source pollution and/or nutrient dynamics, habitat conservation and or restoration; biodiversity and/or the effects of invasive species; mechanisms for sustaining resources within estuarine ecosystems; or economic, sociological and/or anthropological research applicable to estuarine ecosystem management.