Funding Bulletin - July 30, 2004 (Vol. 13, No. 29)

Notice

29-1 State EPSCoR Conference (KS)

Each year the Kansas Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) holds a Statewide EPSCoR Conference to showcase EPSCoR-funded research, foster research collaborations, and discuss topics of importance to researchers and economic development professions in the state. The keynote address and panel discussion will focus on the biosciences and the Kansas Economic Growth Act. The day-long conference this year is in Manhattan, September 8, at the Alumni Center. Registration is free but is required since participation is limited to the first 150 registrants.

Deadline: Registration 8/27/2004; Conference 9/8/2004

 

GENERAL

29-2 Alcohol Education Project Grants (NIH)

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports research programs to advance understanding of the biological and behavioral processes involved in the development, expression, and consequences of alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems. The Institute also supports prevention, treatment, and health services research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. A part of the NIAAA mission is the dissemination of new knowledge acquired from alcohol research to diverse audiences including scientists; educators; clinicians and other health and social service providers; patients and their families; professionals within the criminal justice system; and the general public. This Program Announcement (PA) identifies health education activities that NIAA will consider for award through Education Project Grants. PAR-04-129 (NIHG 7/23/04)

Deadline: 10/1/2004, 2/1/2005, 6/1/2005

29-3 Molecular Libraries Screening Instrumentation (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health invites research applications to develop innovative instrumentation to accelerate the pace and maximize the efficiency of molecular library high throughout screening. This RFA is one component of the Molecular Libraries and Imaging Initiative of the NIH Roadmap. Investigators are encouraged to collaborate, as appropriate, with investigators working on assay development and on establishment of screening centers for the Molecular Libraries and Imaging Initiative. The NIH Roadmap initiatives encourage multidisciplinary approaches. Investigators who may be new to NIH and biomedical research, from fields such as physics, chemistry, or engineering, are encouraged to participate in this program. RFA-RM-04-020 (NIHG 7/16/04)

  • URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-020.html

Deadline: Letter of Intent 9/22/2004; Applications 10/22/2004

AGRICULTURE

29-4 Proposals for Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (FND)

A grant making program of the First Nations Development Institute, the Eagle Staff Fund provides support to help address the economic development needs of rural Native communities. The fund's Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) has announced a Request for Letters of Intent for its fourth grant cycle, with a focus on three specific areas of priority: 1) local community food systems projects; 2) agriculture-related business enterprises; and 3) community connections around culture, food, diet, and health. Successful projects should draw upon traditional knowledge in the local community, build relationships between youth and elders, and explore traditional approaches to food and agriculture. RFPB 7/24/04

Deadline: 7/30/2004

BUSINESS

29-5 National Technical Assistance, Training, Research, and Evaluation (DoC)

The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Through the National Technical Assistance, Training, Research and Evaluation Program (NTA Program), EDA will work towards fulfilling its mission by funding research and technical assistance projects to promote competitiveness and innovation in urban and rural regions throughout the United States and its territories. By working in conjunction with its research partners, EDA will assist states, local governments and community based organizations to achieve their highest economic potential. EDA is soliciting proposals to undertake research and provide technical assistance: 1) Addressing Competitiveness and Innovation in Rural U.S. Regions and Developing and Analyzing Rural Clusters of Innovation and Linking Rural and Metropolitan Regions; and 2) Information Dissemination to Practitioners Serving Distressed Areas. (FR 7/26/04)

Deadline: 8/25/2004

EDUCATION

29-6 Education Finance, Management (ED)

The Education Department invites proposals for research on systematic approaches to improving education at all administrative levels that are likely to yield substantial gains in academic achievement for all students. Issues of interest include tools and strategies for allocation of resources; professional development of school and district administrators; alignment of standards, assessment and instruction known to enhance student achievement. CFDA #84.305E (FR 7/1/04)

Deadline: 12/16/2004

29-7 Cognition and Student Learning (ED)

The Education Department invites applications for research to bring recent advances in cognitive science to bear on significant problems in education. The goal is to develop research-based approaches to instruction grounded in the principles of learning and information processing gained from cognitive science and offer evidence of their usefulness in education settings. CFDA #84.305H (FR 7/1/04)

Deadline: 12/16/2004

29-8 Teacher Quality Research (ED)

The Education Department solicits applications for research to identify effective strategies for improving the performance of classroom teachers in ways that increase student learning and achievement in reading, mathematics and science. The program supports research on key issues of teacher quality that are likely to lead to substantial gains in academic achievement for all students and reduce the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students and economically disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers. CFDA #84.305M (FR 7/1/04)

Deadline: 12/2/2004

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

29-9 Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is working together with counterpart national and multinational funding organizations worldwide to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in materials research between US investigators and their colleagues abroad. This solicitation describes an activity to foster opportunities for collaboration in materials research. It includes joint activities between NSF funding organizations in (a) the Americas, through the InterAmerican Materials Collaboration (CIAM); (b) Europe, including national European funding organizations, the European Science Foundation, and the European Commission; and (c) other countries or regions. NSF 04-599 (Posted 7/13/04)

Deadline: 10/14/2004

29-10 Collaborative Research in Chemistry (NSF)

The Collaborative Research in Chemistry Program (CRC) is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaborative research in a coherent, defined project at the forefront of the chemical sciences. CRC proposals will involve three or more investigators with complementary expertise. Co-investigators may include researchers with backgrounds in diverse areas of chemistry and other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The use of cyber-infrastructure to enable and enhance collaborations is encouraged. In Fiscal Year 2005, the CRC Program will use preliminary proposals to identify promising projects. Full CRC Proposals will be considered by invitation only. NSF 04-601 (Posted 7/16/04)

  • URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04601

Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/14/2004 Applications 2/16/2005

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

29-11 Biodefense Countermeasure Development: Project BioShield(HHS)

The Project BioShield Act of 2004 authorizes the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), through the program carried out by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to expedite peer review of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to perform, administer, or support research and development countermeasures determined by the Secretary to be a priority to treat, identify, or prevent harm from any biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear agent that may cause a public health emergency. Consistent with this new authority, the NIAID is announcing two new grant initiatives, 1) Therapeutics for CDC Category A Agents: BioShield Accelerated Product Development. 2) Protecting the Immune System Against Radiation: BioShield Accelerated Product Development. NOT-AI-04-044 (NIHG 7/23/04)

  • URL: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/biodefense/bioshield.htm

Deadline: 9/23/2004

29-12 Collaborative Research In Stem Cell Biology (NIH)

This Program Announcement with Set-Aside fosters co-operation between investigators and joint research projects to understand how fate choices are made by stem precursor cells in the nervous system, and to design, refine, and improve upon the use of stem cells for diagnostic or therapeutic applications for neurological disorders. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is interested in supporting research that combines the unique complementary expertise of laboratories from the United States and abroad, applying different disciplines, techniques, model systems or tissues. PAS-04-130 (NIHG 7/23/04)

Deadline: 10/1/2004, 2/1/2005, 6/1/2005

29-13 Cell Lineage and Developmental Studies In Hearing and Balance (NIH)

This serves as a program announcement of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to expand developmental research in the auditory and vestibular sensory systems. Investigator initiated applications responsive to this announcement would promote cellular and molecular approaches applied to developmental events important for hearing and balance sensory function. PA-04-118 (NIHG 6/25/04)

Deadline: 10/1/2004, 2/1/2004, 6/1/2005

29-14 Disparities in Health and End-of-Life Care (Aetna)

The Aetna Foundation has announced the Quality of Care Grants Program to support initiatives focused on Disparities in Health--Programs to improve the quality of health care delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations; End-of-Life Care--Programs to enhance care and services for both caregivers and patients at the end of life. Priority consideration will be given to programs that address both areas of interest (i.e., end-of-life care for racially and ethnically diverse populations. (RFPB 6/25/04)

Deadline: 10/1/2004

SOCIAL SCIENCES

29-15 OJJDP Safe Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to Violence (DoJ)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is requesting applications for the Safe Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to Violence project. This project will help local communities implement collaborative cross-agency strategies for effectively reducing the impact for children's exposure to violence. For the purpose of this project, exposure to violence includes both direct victimization (e.g. child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment) and indirect victimization (e.g. witnessing domestic violence or community violence). Children's exposure to other forms of violence-such as violence in the media, terrorism, and war- is beyond the scope of this project. DOJ-GRANTS-071604-001 (FG 7/16/04)

Deadline: 9/10/2004

STUDENTS

29-16 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (ED)

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, & exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in selected fields on the arts, humanities, & social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the masters's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded. CFDA #84.170A (FR 6/29/04)

Deadline: 10/8/2004