Funding Bulletin - September 19, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 37)

Notice

37-1 University Small Research Grants (USRG) and President's Faculty Development Awards (FDA) (KSU)

The fall competition for FDAs and USRGs is open. FDAs are primarily travel awards for travel to international meetings, travel for foreign exchange, or travel to the office of potential external sponsors. Funds can also be used for matching funds on certain fellowships (such as NEHs). Travel should occur prior to July 1, 2004. USRGs support research, scholarly activity, and other creative efforts for faculty not eligible for AES or EES support. New faculty who have been at KSU for two years or less can apply twice a year. Other faculty are limited to one application a year. An informational meeting with Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will be help in the Union, Room 209, Friday, September 26 at 11:30.

Deadline: 10/6/2003

GENERAL

37-2 New Investigators Twinning Program (NAS)

The Office of Central Europe and Eurasia of the National Research Council (NRC) is accepting proposals for two-year collaborative research projects that link individual U.S. scientists with their counterparts in one or more countries of Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS). Eligibility will be limited to partnerships involving U.S. researchers who have received the PhD within the last 10 years. The goal of the Twinning Program is to foster the development of new international research partnerships whose participants will subsequently apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for longer-term support. This year the Twinning Program will accept proposals only within the following two topical areas of particular current interest: Human and Social Dynamics: research aimed at better understanding the causes and ramifications of change, the dynamics of behavior and the human mind, and the cognitive and social structures that create and define change; increasing our ability to anticipate the complex consequences of change; or helping people and organizations better manage profound or rapid change. Science of Learning: research aimed at understanding what learning is and how it is affected at all levels, ranging from the digital to the societal.

Deadline: 10/17/2003

ARTS & HUMANITIES

37-3 Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships (ACLS)

These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, languages and literatures, 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.

Deadline: 10/1/2003

37-4 Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers (AAS)

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, nonformulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences.

Deadline: 10/5/2003

37-5 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (ED)

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and geographic areas studies. All seminars are in non-Western European regions and are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country. Four to six week seminars take place every summer in late June to mid-August in countries around the world.

Deadline: 10/17/2003

BUSINESS

37-6 Market Mechanisms and Incentives for Environmental Management (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as a part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research leading to improved theoretically-sound empirical analyses of the feasibility and effectiveness of market mechanisms and economic incentives, market forces, or financial mechanisms to encourage regulated entities to reduce emissions, discharges and waste generation, or generally improve environmental performance. EPA is interested in supporting research on practical applications of MM&I approaches related to its mission, i.e., protecting environmental quality and human health.

Deadline: 10/22/2003

EDUCATION

37-7 Basic Education Activities in Cambodia (USAID)

The U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Cambodia is seeking cooperative agreement applications to support basic education activities in Cambodia. Activities will focus on developing and testing a life-skills curriculum for grades one through nine and training teachers to use the curriculum. The course is intended to provide the knowledge, skills and values necessary to effectively participate in community life, maintain good health and operate in the context of the agro-ecosystem. The life-skills curriculum also will reinforce language, math, science and critical thinking skills covered in the core basic education curriculum as students apply them at school, home and in the community.

Deadline: 10/22/2003

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

37-8 Integrated Carbon Cycle Research Program (ICCR) (NSF)

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to solicit innovative proposals to conduct basic research into the scientific aspects of the global carbon cycle in support of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan. Studies of the chemical, biological, ecological, and physical processes driving carbon distribution, transformation and transport within and between terrestrial, atmospheric, and oceanic environments are appropriate for this competition. The topical focus of this solicitation is drainage basin and ocean margin studies. NSF 03-582

Deadline: 10/22/2003

37-9 Development of High Resolution Probes for Cellular Imaging (NIH)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) invite applications for P20 Exploratory Center Grants to support multi-investigator teams to develop new technologies to enable higher sensitivity biological imaging in living cells. The purpose of this RFA is to encourage and facilitate novel, high-risk strategies to create fundamentally new probes with enhanced spectral characteristics with the goal of improving detection schemes by a factor of 10 to 100. Parallel improvements in probe targeting, cellular delivery, and signal detection will be required. RFA-GM-03-013 (NIHG 09/12/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/20/2003; Applications 11/20/2003

37-10 Passing Sight Distance Criteria (NCHRP)

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the design and operational criteria for determining minimum passing sight distance and to modify or develop new PSD criteria for the Green Book and the MUTCD. This research is needed to provide passing sight distances consistent with today's conditions and to resolve inconsistencies between existing criteria. The results will be valuable for highway design and operations nationwide and will be considered for incorporation in future editions of both the Green Book and the MUTCD. Project 15-26

Deadline: 10/20/2003

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

37-11 Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) (NSF)

The Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) Program supports integrative research that addresses major questions in the biological sciences. FIBR encourages investigators to identify major under-studied or unanswered questions in biology and to use innovative approaches to address them by integrating the scientific concepts and research tools from across disciplines including biology, math and physical sciences, engineering, social sciences and information sciences.

Pls, Co-Pls or senior Personnel may be involved with only one planning grant and one full proposal in the same year. The same team of investigators may not submit both planning grant proposals and preliminary proposals in the same review cycle. NSF 03-581

Deadline: 10/20/2003

37-12 Immune System Development and the Genesis of Asthma (NIH)

A considerable body of evidence suggests that abnormal function of the immune system is central to the pathogenesis of asthma, and recent studies indicate that the events that set the stage for the development of the asthma phenotype may occur during gestation and infancy. The purpose of this RFA is to stimulate research on immune function in early life in order to define the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the development of asthma and to use this new information to devise strategies for the effective prevention or reversal of the disease without compromising the integrity of the immune system. AI-03-041 (NIHG 07/25/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/21/2003; Applications 11/21/2003

37-13 Academic Public Private Partnership Program Planning Grant (HHS)

The Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites academic cancer researchers to participate in the Academic Public Private Partnership Program (AP4). The purpose of the AP4 initiative is to provide support for the formation of new partnerships or significant expansions of existing partnerships among academia, industry, non-profit institutions, and government entities. The partnerships will conduct novel cancer therapeutic, prevention, diagnostic, and imaging intervention-directed research. RFA-CA-04-005 (NIHG 08/01/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/21/2003; Applications 11/20/2003

SOCIAL SCIENCES

37-14 University Scholar-in-Residence (AAUW)

Colleges and universities in the United States may apply for funding for the University Scholar-in-Residence award to support a woman scholar to undertake and disseminate research on gender and equity for women and girls. Institutions may use the funds to bring a qualified scholar to the institution or designate a scholar currently at the institution to undertake research activities that would not occur without such support. Proposals must include research activities on gender and equity as well as a plan for dissemination of research findings. Successful proposals should strive to achieve impact nationally, rather than within a single university, department, or program.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/15/2003

37-15 Population Research Infrastructure Program (NIH)

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBSB) Center for Population Research (CPR), invites applications for infrastructure grants in support of population research relevant to the DBSB mission. Applicants may request funds to support infrastructure development and/or research designed to: 1) enhance the quality and quantity of population research conducted at an institution; and 2) develop new research capabilities to advance population research through innovative approaches. A central goal of this program is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in population research while providing essential and cost-effective core services in support of the development, conduct, and translation of population research based in centers or comparable administrative units. This announcement invites applications for two types of award: for full-fledged Research Infrastructure Awards and for Developmental Awards. RFA-HD-03-026

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/21/2003; Applications 11/21/2003