Funding Bulletin - October 22, 2004 (Vol. 13, No. 39)

NIH Notice

39-1 Updated Criteria for Evaluating Research Grant Applications (NIH)

The goals of NIH's supported research are to advance our understanding of biological systems, to improve the control of disease, and to enhance health. New Peer Review Criteria for investigator-initiated research grant applications will better accommodate interdisciplinary, translational, and clinical projects. The updated review criteria will be effective for research grant applications received on or after January 10, 2005 for investigator initiated research grant applications and investigator initiated research grant applications submitted in response to Program Announcements. Criteria include: Significance; Approach; Innovation; Investigators; and

Environment. NOT-OD-05-002 (NIHG 10/15/04)

Deadline: 1/10/2004

GENERAL

39-2 New Century Scholars (NCS) Program (CIES)

The New Century Scholars program provides a platform for scholars from the United States and around the world to engage in debate and dialogue based on multidisciplinary research and to develop new global models for understanding the social context within which nations and communities shape their responses to the many challenges of the 21st century. This particular aspect of the NCS program is a unique feature that distinguishes it from the core Fulbright Scholar Program. To create this platform for collaborative thinking and pursuit of tangible solutions to issues of universal concern, NCS combines the traditional Fulbright research exchange experience with a series of three in-person seminar meetings and ongoing virtual communication among the multinational and multidisciplinary participants under the guidance of the NCS Distinguished Scholar Leader. At the end of the program year, NCS scholars share the results of their collaborative interaction and engagement in a public forum at which they present their conclusions and recommendations for initiatives that will translate the results of their collaborative thinking into tangible impact on the local, regional, or global level. The NCS program research theme for 2005-2006 is Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response.

Deadline: 12/15/2004

39-3 Fellowships For Advanced Multi-Country Research (CAORC)

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) announces a fellowship program that supports advanced regional research. The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Deadline: 12/31/2004

39-4 Scholars-In-Residence Program (Schomburg)

The Schomburg Center residency program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other research units of The New York Public Library. The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to: 1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, 2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and 3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' fundings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series.

http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scholars/index.html

Deadline: 12/1/2004

AGRICULTURE

39-5 Potato Research (USDA)

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service requests applications for the Special Research Grants Program, Potato Research for fiscal year (FY) 2005 to facilitate or expand ongoing State-Federal food and agricultural research programs. The purpose of this grant program is to support potato research that focuses on varietal development/testing and whose output will be or include potato varieties. As used herein, varietal development/testing is research using traditional and biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato variety(ies). Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support or complement that development of improved varieties. USDA-GRANTS-100404-001 (FG 10/4/04)

Deadline: 11/30/2004

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

39-6 University Nanosat Program (DoD)

AFOSR, in conjunction with the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/VS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), announces a program to promote and sustain university research and education focused on small satellites (nanosats) and related to technologies. The primary outcome of individual projects funded under this program is the design, fabrication and functional testing of a nanosat. Secondary objectives are to foster research in enabling technologies for nanosats and the design of experiments that can be performed by nanonsats in orbital. In related activity, AIAA will sponsor a competition to select a small number of nanosats to be prepared for space launch and operation. AFOSR-BAA-2005-2 (FG 9/27/04)

Deadline: 12/2/2004

39-7 Advanced Detector Research Program (DoE)

The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Advanced Detector Research Program. Applications should be from investigators who are currently involved in experimental high energy physics, and should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution. The purpose of this program is to support the development of the new detector technologies needed to perform future high energy physics experiments. DE-FG01-04ER04-26 (FG 8/31/04)

Deadline: 12/1/2004

39-8 Air Force Research (DOD)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate (VS) with locations at Kirtland AFB NM and Hanscom AFB MA, is interested in receiving proposals from all offerers to advance the state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge in space and missile technology. Proposals that either enable future space systems to meet performance, reliability, maintainability, supportability and affordability goals, or which enhance performance or significantly reduce cost, schedule, or risk of existing technologies, are of particular interest. VS-04-01 (FG 12/19/03)

Deadline: 12/19/2004

39-9 Enterprise Services and Applications (DOD)

The Air Force Electronic Systems Center (ESC) Enterprise Services and Applications Directorate (NI2) issues this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the competitive selection of research proposals. The requirement for R&D conducted under this BAA is to explore unique Enterprise and COI services and infrastructure components which are needed to transform Air Force operations to provide net-centric capabilities. Technology projects may include empirical research, prototypes, test beds, and proof of concept demonstrations. Projects should provide insight to ESC/NI2 personnel to optimize the C2 Enterprise Reference Architecture (C2ERA) and development and deployment of Enterprise services and COI services for Air Force use and be capable of productization. FA8727-04-R-0001 (FBO 12/20/03)

  • URL: http://www.herbb.hanscom.af.mil/esc_opps.asp?rfp=R727

Deadline: 12/31/2004

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

39-10 Active Living Research (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is engaged in multiple strategies to promote healthier communities and lifestyles and to reduce the growing rate of obesity in the United States. As part of this effort, the foundation seeks proposals for Active Living Research, a national program to stimulate and support research that will identify environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity. The program is seeking case studies of community efforts to change environments or policies that are relevant for active living. Proposals must address either: 1) the policy change process, or 2) policy innovations.

Deadline: 12/1/2004

39-11 Cancer Prevention Research Small Grant Program (NIH)

The Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications that address developmental research in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early detection, and nutrition science. The Small Grants Program is designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of research expertise in cancer prevention research. It is anticipated that these Small Grant Programs may lead to the submission of subsequent individual research project grants (RO1). PAR-04-147 (NIHG 8/20/04)

Deadline: 2/20/2004, 3/21/2005, 7/21/2005

SOCIAL SCIENCES

39-12 Research Fellowship Program (GMFUS)

The 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.

Deadline: 11/12/2004

39-13 Maternal and Child Health Continuing Education (HRSA)

This grant program supports the development, implementation, creative utilization, application and evaluation of distance education opportunities for maternal and child health (MCH) professionals. Consistent with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Strategic Plan (MCH Training), MCHB is particularly interested in topics such as MCH competencies, model MCH leadership curricula, cultural competency and family centered care, best practices in interdisciplinary training, and integration of new evidence-based knowledge into policy and practice. Projects must provide continuing education to a regional (multi-state) and/or national audience. HRSA-05-016 (FG 9/15/04)

Deadline: 12/17/2004

39-14 Sexuality Research Fellowships Program (SSRC)

The Sexuality Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) seeks to promote research collaboration, strengthen research networks, and encourage a wide dissemination of research findings. Both within and outside of academia, the SRFP endeavors to forge new links between sexuality research and policy arenas; promote research efforts designed to ensure effective application of sexuality research to local, state, and national policy issues; endorse an increased inclusion of sexuality issues in current policy work; and encourage researchers to engage in meaningful research on policy related issues as an integral part of their professional and academic careers.

Deadline: 12/11/2004

39-15 Supplemental Sabbatical Awards For Psychologists (Cattell)

For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology. The Fund offers a program of supplementary sabbatical awards (James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships). These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one of two semesters.

Deadline: 12/1/2004

39-16 Developmental Infrastructure for Population Research (NIH)

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for developmental infrastructure grants in support of population research relevant to the DBSB mission. Applicants may request funds to support infrastructure development 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. PAR-04-138 (NIHG 8/13/04)

Deadline: 12/15/2004, 11/23/2005, 11/22/2006