The Major Research Instrumentation Program encourages the development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared use across academic departments, among research institutions, and in concert with private sector partners. The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. An institution may submit up to three proposals to the MRI program, with up to two for instrument acquisition. In addition, an institution may be included as a member of a legally recognized consortium submitting a separate proposal. Please notify Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 20 if you are interested in submitting an MRI proposal. (NSF 01-171) revised 11/12/02
Communicating Research to Public Audiences is a component of the Informal Science Education program (ISE) in the Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education. ISE projects provide rich and stimulating contexts and experiences for individuals of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to increase their appreciation for, and understanding of, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in out-of-school settings. Requests for up to $75,000 will be considered to support projects that communicate to public audiences the process and results of current research that is being supported by any NSF directorate through informal science education activities, such as media presentations, exhibits, or youth-based activities. NSF 03-509
NASA Headquarters plans to issue a Request for Offer (RFO) to complete a scholarly book-length manuscript on the history of the access to space. The NASA History Office will administer this project and manage professional review and oversight of the final publication of the work. The scope of work shall include, but is not limited to the preparation of a book-length manuscript on Access to Space: The Evolution of an Idea and Technology. The goal of this research project is to produce an approximate 500-page manuscript history of the views of scientists, engineers, policymakers, enthusiasts, and the general public regarding the various methods conceivable and available to put humans and payloads into space. RFOW-08072 (FBO 11/20/02)
NASA intends to issue a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) to solicit proposals to assume responsibility in assisting NASA in the management of the GLOBE Program (www.globe.gov), which includes both worldwide implementation and coordination in the United States. The purpose of the GLOBE Program is to improve student achievement in science and mathematics and enable student involvement in providing research-quality environmental observations that would otherwise be unavailable to the Earth science community. GLOBE currently operates in the United States and 97 other countries and involves measurements in the study of the atmosphere, biosphere, and the water and energy cycle. Offerors may propose to be the Worldwide Implementation Organization or the GLOBE US Country Coordinator, or both. CAN-02-OES-02 (FBO 09/26/02)
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), invites proposals for the 2003 grant program, Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions. The goals of the program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators and to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education. The grant program has four components: 1) Dissertation fellowships; 2) Research grants; 3) Senior fellow proposals; and 4) The Data Policy Institute, which will be held in the Washington D.C. area from June 16-26, 2003. The Institute includes hands-on instruction on the NSF and NCES postsecondary databases and seminars on postsecondary education policy.
The Vicksburg Consolidated Contracting Office is issuing a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Research interests include the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, instrumentation, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. BAA-FY-2003 (FBO 11/25/02)
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for research grants in the Joint Interagency Program on Phytoremediation Research. The DOE is cooperating with the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program in this joint announcement. The focus of the program is on basic research projects that address the fundamental mechanisms of interactions between plants, microorganisms, and contaminant chemicals in soils, sediments and water (potentially marine, estuarine, or freshwater systems) that result in the degradation, extraction, volatilization, or stabilization of the contaminant. Contaminants of interest include organic pollutants, radionuclides and metals. DE-FG01-03ER03-04
43-9 Information Technology for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Applications (AFRL)
The Information Directorate, Systems Concepts and Applications Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome Research Site, is soliciting white papers under this announcement for innovative technologies to support Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) applications. Of particular interest are technologies that can significantly reduce the time between information technology availability and its employment into the research and development programs that support legacy and new military electronic systems. Also of interest are commercial technologies that can improve the functionality, performance, reliability, longevity, and usability of these new and legacy military electronic systems. BAA-03-02-IFKA (FBO 11/29/02)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) solicits exploratory/developmental (R21) grant applications that facilitate the application of innovative/emerging technologies or established state-of-the-art technologies to augment NIAID funded research projects related to the study of infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic), HIV/AIDS, basic immunology, and immune mediated conditions (autoimmunity, asthma, allergy, organ/tissue transplant rejection). Studies focused on biodefense research are not eligible for this announcement. PAS-02-160 (NIHG 08/30/03)
The Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for research in the following areas that support the Genomes to Life research program: 1) Technologies and strategies to image individual proteins and multi-protein complexes in microbes and to image complex microbial communities; 2) Technologies for the high-throughout synthesis of proteins and their biological characterization; 3) Molecular tags to identify individual proteins and to characterize multi-protein complexes in microbial cells; 4) High resolution, quantitative microbial cells; 5) New genomic strategies and technologies for studying complex microbial communities; 6) Pathway inference in prokaryotes; 7) Implications for society, the law, education, and technology transfer; and 8) Other novel and innovative technologies and research strategies to address the core goals of the Genomes to Life research program. DE-FG01-03ER03-05
The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to elucidate the relationship of sleep deprivation and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to characteristics of the metabolic syndrome including obesity, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and vascular inflammation. Specific objectives include identifying the pathophysiological mechanisms and genetic risk factors liking sleep deprivation and SDB to these characteristics. HL-03-008 (NIHG 10/18/02)
The Sunflower Foundation, whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansas, has issued a new Request for Proposals to provide funding for strengthening the organizational capacity of providers of care for the state's most vulnerable populations. Typically these are safety net providers that deliver the majority of their health care services to the uninsured, those covered by Medicaid and other vulnerable clients, providing care regardless of their patients' ability to pay for those services. While the applicant must be a provider organization, funding provides for consultant services in development of strategic planning, governance, fund development, management, client management services, and evaluation.
The National Association of Broadcasters makes grants for research in broadcasting to stimulate interest in broadcast research, especially research on economic, business, social or policy issues of importance to the U.S. commercial broadcast industry. The agenda is not simply the relationship between broadcasting and the public, but also the creation and maintenance of competitive and efficient industry structures and practices. The competition is open to all full-time academic personnel and graduate students.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) encourages research on the economics of HIV/AIDS services that are utilized in conjunction with drug abuse treatment and/or prevention services. Research to achieve these goals must involve an economic component concerned with the economic behavior of consumers, providers, government agencies, and third party payers. Applications are sought that would employ the methods of economic analysis to pressing problems in the financing and delivery of HIV/AIDS services and drug abuse treatment and/or prevention services. PA-02-164 (NIHG 09/13/02)