Funding Bulletin - August 22, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 33)

GENERAL

33-1 Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences (NCI)

The purpose of the NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral and Population Research (K05) is to provide established investigators protected time to devote to research and to act as mentors for new investigators and junior faculty members. The target candidates are outstanding established scientists who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of research productivity and significant contributions to cancer prevention, control, behavioral and/or population cancer research. They must demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their own research and a commitment to serve as mentors to new scientists. The award provides salary support for up to five years and it is renewable for one additional five-year period. PAR-03-149 (NIHG 07/08/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

33-2 Cooperative International Projects to Introduce American and Foreign Participants to Each Other's Social, Economic, and Political Structures. (STATE)

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for cooperative international projects that introduce American and foreign participants to each others' social, economic, and political structures and international interests. The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces this Open Competition for proposals for assistance grants for all world regions except Western, Central, Southeast Europe and Russia/Eurasia. (FR 07/10/03)

Deadline: 10/3/2003

33-3 Biobehavioral Pain Research (HHS)

The purpose of this biobehavioral pain research program announcement (PA) is to inform the scientific community of the interests of the various institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic and clinical studies on pain as they relate to the missions of these Institutes. Applications are encouraged to study individual differences in pain responses that may be due to factors such as genetic differences, endocrine activity, neural activity, immune function, psychological state, developmental stage, cognitive capacity, disability state, age, gender, social context and cultural background. The pain experience needs to be examined at all levels of research including the gene, molecule, cell, organ, and individual with the goal of developing biobehavioral interventions to manage or prevent pain. PA-03-152 (NIHG 07/11/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

ARTS & HUMANITIES

33-4 The Arts on Radio and Television (NEA)

The National Endowment for the Arts seeks applications for grants to support the development, production and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts, for example, multi-part television and radio series, single documentaries and arts segments for use within existing series. All phases of projects are eligible for support. NEA welcomes proposals that include ancillary activities that are intended to increase public knowledge, understanding and access to the arts, such as interactive Web sites, collaborations with arts organizations and distribution to schools.

Deadline: 9/12/2003

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

33-5 Test and Evaluation (T&E) Research Program (DOD)

The tasks listed below represent basic research needs identified by the Air Force Test and Evaluation Community: 1) Ultra High Pressure Air Properties and Ultra High Pressure CFD Code; 2) Investigation of Flow Control Methods for Direct-Connect Turbine Engine Test and Evaluation; 3) Low Temperature Material Outgasing and UV Effects Study; 4) Research and Evaluation of Algorithms and Models for Communications Signal Propagation; 5) Spectrally Non-Interfering Test Corridor Identification Techniques; 6) Improved Telemetry Through Plasma During Hypersonic Flight; 7) Aeroelastic Simulation of Fixed Wing Aircraft with Deployable Control Surface; 8) Prediction of Limit Cycles Oscillations; 9) Rail Gouging-High Speed Test Track; 10) Large Aircraft High Power Microwave T&E Chamber Capability; 11) Analysis of Micro Mirror Array Applications to Time Delayed Light Pulses; 12) High Accuracy GPS/INS-Based TSPI for T&E Missions in CPS Jamming; 13) Advanced Time Domain Modeling of RCS Phenomenology; 14) Improved Calibration Techniques and Artifacts for Outdoor Static Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurements. AFOSR2003BAA6 (FBO 08/18/03)

Deadline: 9/18/2003

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

33-6 Kansas-NIH COBRE-PSF Pilot Project Grants (KU)

COBRE-PSF Pilot Project Grants are intended to support new research initiatives by faculty researchers who are early in their careers, or whose past and current funding has come primarily from non-NIH sources, or whose research is turning to a new direction that would be appropriate for NIH funding. COBRE PPGs are intended to support proposals of high quality in terms of originality, scientific interest, feasibility and likelihood of growing into a larger project that would be competitive for funding through the NIH R01 mechanism. Sound proposals in any area of research eligible for NIH funding will be considered, but preference will be given to projects that complement the COBRE theme of Protein Structure and Function. Applicants may, but are not required to, propose utilization of the COBRE Core Laboratories as part of their proposals. Projects must have a single Principal Investigator who is responsible for scientific direction and management of the project. Proposals for collaborative projects are encouraged, particularly when they combine complementary investigator strengths and approaches. However, all collaborators should be from Kansas institutions, and collaborative proposals will not necessarily be ranked higher than individual proposals for that reason alone.

Deadline: 10/17/2003

33-7 Insulin Signaling and Receptor Cross-Talk (HHS)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) invite investigator-initiated research grant applications that will investigate crosstalk in insulin responses at molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate novel and innovative research into the fundamental mechanism(s) of action of the insulin receptor in target tissues in the context of other cellular receptors and signaling pathways, and to broaden our understanding of how insulin signals act to regulate coordinated responses between and among insulin responsive tissues. Of particular interest is how such signaling and interactions may affect the development and/or progression of diabetes and its complications. PA-03-156 (NIHG 08/01/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

33-8 Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms (NIH)

This program announcement is to solicit applications on biological mechanisms of aging in tissues and organs. Projects are encouraged that significantly advance basic biology research to understand how and why changes take place in tissues with age and how those changes relate to altered tissue and organ function. Projects that focus on molecular aspects, as well as cellular aspects of tissue aging, are encouraged. Projects that emphasize molecular and cellular changes that are common among tissues with aging are also encouraged, as are projects that compare mechanisms of aging change in different tissues. PA-03-147 (NIHG 07/11/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

33-9 Erythroid Lineage Molecular Toolbox (NIDDK)

The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announces a new program designed to stimulate research in erythroid cells. The aim of this program is to contribute to a complete description of expressed erythroid molecular biological components and to create reagents useful for study of the erythroid cell lineages. Components include genes that are expressed in erythroid cells, either during development or during potentially with post-translational modifications or subcellular localizations that are unique to erythroid cells. PA-03-150 (NIHG 07/11/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

33-10 Proteomics in Auditory Developmental and Disease Processes (NIDCD)

This serves as an initial program announcement of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to expand support of proteomic research in the auditory system. This announcement seeks to promote the use of proteomic technologies to investigate the molecular and as well as specific disease states of hearing tissues and sensory organs. The utilization, development and improvement of innovative proteomic technologies to address these issues are encouraged through applications relevant to these biological areas. PA-03-151 (NIHG 07/11/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 10/1/2004

33-11 Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-Like Modifications Regulating Disease Processes (HHS)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invite investigator-initiated research projects (R01 and R21) focused on elucidating the various roles of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications in the development, normal physiology and/or disease progression in cells, organs, and tissues of interest to NIDDK, NCI, and NIA. The NIDDK supports research pertaining to diabetes, endocrine and metabolic diseases; nutritional disorders, obesity and digestive diseases; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. The NIA supports research pertaining to the basic biology of aging and age-associated diseases in various models including, but not limited to, tissue culture models and other cell-based paradigms, and tissues such as heart, muscle, brain and prostate. The Division of Cancer Biology of the NCI supports basic research projects covering a broad spectrum of topics directed at understanding the biological basis of cancer. PA-03-145 (NIHG 07/03/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

SOCIAL SCIENCES

33-12 Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), through the issuance of this PA seeks to facilitate the entry of beginning investigators into the field of behavioral science research. NIDA invites newly independent investigators to submit applications for small-scale, exploratory, or pilot research projects related to NIDA's behavioral sciences mission. Funding of B/START awards is relatively rapid, i.e., within approximately six months of the date of receipt of the application. PAR-03-146 (NIHG 07/11/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2004

33-13 Peace Research (USIP)

The United States Institute of Peace has announced Fall 2003 competitions for solicited and unsolicited grants. Unsolicited Grants offers support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. Solicited Grants should address the following themes/topics: Solicitation A: Responding to Terrorism; Solicitation B: New Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. (FR 07/14/03)

Deadline: 10/1/2003

STUDENTS

33-14 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Arts, Sciences, and Professions (MI)

The Michigan Society of Fellows provides financial and intellectual support for individuals selected for outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests in the humanities and the arts, in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers and have received the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2001 and September 1, 2004.

Deadline: 10/3/2003

33-15 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. CFDA No.84.170A (FR 08/01/03)

Deadline: 10/3/2003