Funding Bulletin - March 14, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 11)

Notice

11-1 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (NSF)

The STEP Program, which seeks to increase the number of students pursuing and receiving associates or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, has an institutional limit of one on submissions for Type 1 proposals. Please notify Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, tknous@ksu.edu, by April 7 if you are interested in submitting a Type 1 proposal. (NSF 03-548)

Deadline: Internal 04/07/03

GENERAL

11-2 Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF)

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program enables innovative research and education projects of national importance that require a Center mode of support to achieve the research, education, and knowledge-transfer goals shared by the partners. STCs conduct world-class research in partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities to create new and meaningful knowledge of significant benefit to society. A single institution may submit no more than five preliminary proposals as lead institution. Based on preliminary proposals, NSF will invite full proposals. Please notify Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, tknous@ksu.edu, by April 4 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. NSF 03-550

Deadline: Preproposals 6/3/2003; Proposals 2/10/2004

11-3 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (NTIA)

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public radio and nonbroadcast facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). NTIA's highest priority is activation of public broadcasting facilities to provide a public broadcasting signal to unserved audiences. NTIA also encourages applications for innovative or unique distance learning projects which address demonstrated and substantial community needs. (FR 03/05/03)

Deadline: 4/4/2003

11-4 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (RUS)

USDA's Rural Utilities Service has announced its FY 2003 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program which provides grants, loans, and a combination of grants and loans for projects serving rural America using advanced telecommunications technologies. Funding can be used for acquiring eligible equipment, including computer hardware and software; acquiring instructional programming; and providing technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment, developing instructional programming, and providing engineering or environmental studies relating to the establishment or expansion of the phase of the project that is being financed with the grant. (FR 03/03/03)

Deadline: 5/2/2003

EDUCATION

11-5 TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program (ED)

The TRIO Dissemination Program provides grants to TRIO Program grantees to enable them to work with institutions and organizations that are serving low-income and first-generation college students but do not have TRIO Program grants. The purpose of this program is to promote the replication or adaptation of successful TRIO Program components, practices, strategies, and activities by institutions that are not TRIO Program grantees. Invitational priorities are: 1) Advance the Awareness of Underserved Groups in the Benefits of TRIO Programs; 2) Effective Use of Educational Technology; 3) Business and Community Partnerships and K-12 Collaborations; and 4) Increased Participation of Underrepresented Groups in Graduate Study. CFDA 84.344 (FR 03/06/03)

Deadline: 4/7/2003

11-6 Early Reading First (ED)

The purpose of the Early Reading First Program is to create preschool centers of excellence by improving the instruction and classroom environment of early childhood programs that are located in urban or rural high-poverty communities and that serve primarily children from low-income families. These programs will provide preschool-age children with high-quality environments and early reading curricula and activities, based on scientifically based reading research, to support the age-appropriate development of: oral language phonological awareness, print awareness, and alphabet knowledge. Full application submission will be invited, based on preapplication review. CFDA 84.359A, B (FR 03/11/03)

Deadline: Preapplications 4/11/2003; Applications 6/27/2003

11-7 Development of Innovation and Improvement Projects that Address the President's Initiatives within Head Start Programs (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families is inviting abstracts from organizations for Innovation and Improvement Projects that Address the President's Initiatives within Head Start Programs and other priorities which meet needs related to the comprehensive nature of Head Start, such as medical and dental needs and the needs of special populations served by the program. The priority areas include: Early Literacy Development; Improving Services to Rural Areas; Positive Youth Development; and Strengthening Families/Fatherhood. ACYF/HSB-2003-01 (FR 03/11/03

Deadline: 5/12/2003

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS and PHYSICAL SCIENCES

11-8 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) (NSF)

This program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program also promotes articulation between programs at two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities--in particular, articulation between two-year and four-year programs for prospective teachers (with a focus on activities and disciplines that have a strong technological foundation) and between two-year and four-year programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (also with a focus on disciplines that have a strong tehnological foundation). NSF 03-523

Deadline: Preproposals 4/23/2003, Proposals 10/15/2003

11-9 Pollution Prevention Grants (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency will award grant funds to programs that address the reduction or elimination of pollution across environmental media (air, land, and water) and to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of pollution prevention technical assistance programs in providing source reduction information to businesses. EPA has delegated grant making authority to the EPA regional offices. Programs should reflect comprehensive and coordinated pollution prevention planning and implementation efforts. (FR 03/10/03)

Deadline: N/A

11-10 Research in Innovative Approaches to Fusion Energy Sciences (DOE)

The Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Sciences has announced its interest in receiving grant applications for research in innovative approaches to fusion energy sciences. Projects should be responsive to the goal of resolving outstanding scientific issues and establishing reduced-cost paths to more attractive fusion energy systems by investigating a broad range of innovative magnetic confinement configurations, as recommended in the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Notice 03-19 (FR 03/04/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/4/2003; Applications 5/1/2003

11-11 Honda Initiation Grants (Honda)

The Honda Initiation Grant (HIG) program provides researchers with funding to push the envelope in science and technology frontiers, focusing on: a) Advanced personal-mobility concepts; b) New environmentally friendly materials that increase performance and reduce weight and costs; c) New personal-mobility propulsion systems such as fuel cell and beyond; d) Devices that provide for a new level of travel safety and security for the public; 3) New insights into understanding humans in tangible ways, as well as effective technology solutions that will enable machines to emulate and enhance human functions.

Deadline: 4/21/2003

11-12 Partnership for Advancing Technologies in Housing (PATH) (NSF)

The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a research program in support of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, or PATH. The objectives of PATH are to improve the affordability and value of today's new and existing homes through the support of research and development, information and outreach, and planning and barrier analysis. NSF 03-527

Deadline: 4/21/2003

11-13 Chemical Industry of the Future (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (ID) is seeking applications for cost shared research and development (R&D) of technologies that will reduce energy consumption, enhance economic competitiveness, and reduce environmental impacts of the domestic chemical industry. The R&D will focus on technology development in the areas of catalysis and catalytic engineering, and separations technologies. DE-PS07-03ID14453 (FBO 01/31/03)

Deadline: 4/30/2003

11-14 Radiation Decontamination Program (DOD)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Special Projects Office (SPO) is soliciting proposals for the Radiation Decontamination (RD) program under BAA 03-13. The overall goal of DARPA's Radiation Decontamination (RD) program is to develop a system of technologies that will allow for the detection, decontamination and controlled clean-up of radioactively contaminated buildings and military bases located downwind from an RDD event so that they can safely be reoccupied for military use. BAA03-13 (FBO 02/28/03)

Deadline: 4/21/2003

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

11-15 Intervention Research Grants to Promote the Health of People with Disabilities (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of FY 2003 research grant funds for intervention research directed to implementing health promotion programs for people with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to support research to develop, implement and measure the effectiveness of interventions that promote the health and wellness of people with disabilities and prevent secondary conditions. Program Announcement 03029 (FR 03/10/03)

Deadline: 4/10/2003; 5/13/2003

SOCIAL SCIENCES

11-16 Human and Social Dynamics (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is offering a special competition in the Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) priority area. This priority area aims to develop and apply multi-scaled, multi-disciplinary approaches to better understand the causes and ramifications of change and to increase collective capabilities to anticipate its complex consequences. In this initial year of a multi-year effort, the following topical areas will be emphasized: A) Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU), a part of the President's Climate Change Research Initiative; B) Enhancing Human Performance (EHP); and C) Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM). THE DMUU initiative is accepting proposals for Centers as well as for developmental activities. NSF 03-552

Deadline: 6/11/2003, 6/12/2003, 7/15/2003

11-17 Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant (KS)

The Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has announced the availability of applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program. The funding, flow-down from the U.S. Department of Justice, will be sub-granted to Kansas criminal justice agencies to assist effort in combating illicit drug use, violent crime, and system improvement needs. Cities, counties, state agencies, and native Indian tribes are eligible to receive grant funding. Program areas include: prevention, enforcement, treatment, criminal interdiction, adjudication, and criminal justice information systems improvement.

Deadline: 4/25/2003