Funding Bulletin - October 24, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 42)

GENERAL

42-1 Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2004 (HHS)

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD) Branch Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine (CDBPM), invites Center Core Grant (P30) applications to advance diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. This Request for Applications (RFA) seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a program of MRDD research. The primary objective of the NICHD Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (MRDDRC) Program is to provide core support and facilities for cohesive, interdisciplinary research and research training. Funds for the research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations. RFA-HD-03-027 (NIHG 09/12/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/19/2003; Applications 12/19/2003

AGRICULTURE

42-2 North American Wetlands Conservation: Small Grants (DOI/USFWS)

The Interior Department's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands Conservation Council are seeking proposals for small grants for wetland and wetland-associated upland conservation projects. Activities include wetlands acquisition and restoration projects. Under a broadened definition of wetlands, projects may involve almost any type of wetland system, including riparian and lake habitats, and range of birds. (FR 07/31/03)

Deadline: 11/28/2003

ARTS & HUMANITIES

42-3 Islamic World Arts Initiative (IIE)

The Islamic World Arts Initiative provides grants in support of projects that foster cultural understanding between the Islamic World and the United States. It is grounded in the belief that through the exchange of art and artists and the development of related opportunities for dialogue and learning, lasting bridges between cultures can be built and sustained. The Islamic World Arts Initiative will make grants to artists, scholars, and arts organizations in support of presentations, exhibitions, symposia, creation of new work, and collaborative projects by contemporary performing, literary, media and visual artists. Projects eligible for support in Round I: Commissioning Projects; Consortium Projects; and Residency Projects. Applications are restricted to one per organization/artist. Please contact Ted Knous, 532-6195, tknous@ksu.edu by November 7 if you are interested in applying.

Deadline: Internal 11/7/03; 12/15/2003

EDUCATION

42-4 Fulbright American Studies Institute (STATE)

The State Department's Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs seeks proposals for Fulbright American Studies Institutes for foreign university faculty and secondary educators. The six-week programs, scheduled for the summer of 2004, are designed as intensive, academically rigorous seminars intended for an experienced group of fellow scholars from outside the United States. On institute will be funded in each of the following thematic areas: American Civilization, meant to provide a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values and institutions for foreign faculty attempting to develop or enhance courses focusing on the U.S.: U.S. Political Economy and the Global Economic System, to include topics such as philosophical assumptions and social norms underpinning the democratic market system, the evolution of post-war American economic thought on the role of the market and the state, the roles of Congress, the executive branch, private corporations and interest groups in economic policy making and regulation; and American Studies for Foreign Secondary School Educators, designed for a multinational group of up to 30 experienced educators, including teachers and curriculum developers, and addressing both the history and evolution of institutions and values and contemporary issues. ECA/A/E/USS-04-02C (FR 08/21/03)

Deadline: 11/24/2003

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

42-5 NSF Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships (NSF)

This program supports scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the high technology workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in computer science, computer technology, engineering, engineering technology, or mathematics. Academic institutions apply for awards to support scholarship activities, and are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the CSEMS project at the institution. An institution may submit no more than one proposal per competition. Please contact Ted Knous, 532-6195, tknous@ksu.edu, by November 14 if you are interested in submitting. NSF 04-506

Deadline: Internal 11/14/03; Letters of Intent 12/3/2003; Proposals 1/28/2004

42-6 Chemicals and Forest Products Industries of the Future (DOE)

The Energy Department's Golden, Colo., field office is seeking applications for research and development projects related to reducing energy consumption, enhancing economic competitiveness and mitigating environmental impacts of the domestic and forest products industries. At least two chemical or forest products organizations must be involved in each application. PS36-03GO93015 (FR 09/08/03)

Deadline: 11/30/2003

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

42-7 K-BRIN Research Support Core (KS)

The University of Kansas Medical Center's Research Support Core for the K-BRIN is calling for proposals to support: 1) pilot and bridging grants; 2) recruitment packages; and 3) institutional core facilities. Eligibility is limited to Core Directors, Campus Coordinators or the designates, members of the K-BRIN Research Training Faculty, and other faculty active in Biomedical Research.

Email: hchapman@kumc.edu

Deadline: 11/5/2003

42-8 High Risk Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research (HHS)

The purpose of this initiative is to broaden the base of inquiry in fundamental biomedical, biobehavioral, and biomedical technology research by encouraging applications for research projects that involve an especially high degree of innovation and novelty and, therefore, require a preliminary test of feasibility. The goal is to solicit research applications with the potential for developing ground breaking technology or methodology that may lead to significant expansion of biomedical research horizons, precipitate a paradigm shift in research, or lead to substantial improvements in human health. Research projects proposed under this Request for Applications (RFA) may involve substantial experimental risks such that their potential for highly significant outcomes may be difficult to judge by the standard criteria used in evaluating investigator initiated (R01) proposals. Preliminary data are not required. RFA-AR-04-002 (NIHG 10/17/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/17/2003; Applications 12/16/2003

42-9 The Role of Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease (NIH/EPA)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite research applications to address the mechanisms by which air pollutants, especially particulate matter, contribute to the development, progression, or exacerbation of cardiovascular disease. The major purposes of this initiative are to: 1) support innovative, multidisciplinary in vitro and in vivo research, in laboratory animals and humans, on the specific cellular, molecular, and physiologic mechanisms by which air pollutants mediate adverse cardiovascular effects; 2) identify and investigate factors, such as age, pre-existing diseases, and genetics, that make individuals more susceptible to the cardiovascular effects of air pollutants; and 3) encourage collaboration between cardiovascular researchers and environmental health researchers in the application of the state-of-the-art tools and models to the problem of environmentally related cardiovascular disease. RFA-ES-03-010 (NIHG 09/12/03)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/24/2003; Applications 12/19/2003

SOCIAL SCIENCE

42-10 Research Fellowship Program (GMF)

German Marshall Fund offers grants for research to improve the understanding of significant contemporary economic, political and social developments relating to Europe, European integration and relations between Europe and the United States. Projects should involve either comparative analysis of a specific issue in more than one country or the exploration of an issue in a single country in ways that can be expected to have relevance for other countries. Projects with direct relevance to current public policy issues with a transatlantic dimension will be given special consideration. The geographic scope of the program includes Western, Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and Turkey as they relate to Europe, but not the Central Asian countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Deadline: 11/14/2003

42-11 Human Rights and Democratization Cross-Regional Initiatives in the Non-Arab Muslim World (STATE)

The Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights Labor (DRL/PHD) announces an open competition for assistance awards. Organizations may submit grant proposals that focus on promotion of human rights, political participation and freedom of opportunity in the non-Arab Muslim World. Regions that fall into this category may include Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, and Eurasia. Projects must be targeted at multiple countries, either within a single region or across regions. Projects may also include countries with sizeable Muslim minority populations, such as Russia, India and Thailand, among others.

Deadline: 11/13/2003

STUDENTS

42-12 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in the Humanities in Original Sources (CLIR)

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for graduate students who: are enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States, will complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research for it as early as June 1, 2004 and no later than September 1, 2004, with approval of the dissertation proposal six months before the starting date, plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination, will write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences.

Deadline: 11/14/2003

42-13 Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (NPSC)

The fellowship program of the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is again open for receipt of applications. NPSC offers six year, fully-funded, doctoral fellowships. The Consortium comprises leading universities (who provide tuition and fees) and private corporations and governmental research laboratories (who provide stipends and two summers of employment.) NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on female and underrepresented minority science and engineering students.

Deadline: 11/15/2003

42-14 Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities (NRC)

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities provide funding for predoctoral students, dissertation funding, and postdoctoral funding for U.S. citizens or nationals who are Native American Indian, Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano, Alaska Native, Native Pacific Islander, Black/African American, or Puerto Rican who are planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

Deadline: 11/19/2003; 12/3/2003; 12/17/2003

42-15 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. Applicants must be citizens of the United States for permanent residence.

Deadline: Preapplications 11/20/2003