Funding Bulletin - October 29, 2004 (Vol. 13, No. 40)
NIH, the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW), and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio will present the SCAW Winter Conference, 21st Century Challenges: Keeping Pace with Changing Research Programs and Technology. The meeting is December 7-7 in San Antonio and will include topics such as Infectious disease research, biohazards and select agents, facility construction and renovation, and new animal enrichment practices.
40-2 Professional Exchanges Programs in Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Europe, the Near East/North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere (STATE)
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants that support exchanges and build relationships between U.S. non-profit organizations and civil society groups in Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, the Near East/North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. Proposals should support the goals of the The Professional Exchanges Program: to promote mutual understanding and partnerships between key professional groups in the United States and counterpart groups in other countries through multi-phased exchange projects taking place over one-three years. ECA-PE-C-05-01 (FG 10/13/04)
The Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting white papers under this announcement for innovative technologies to obtain technical and analytical support for the conduct of research at AFRL/HE. This includes all three operating locations -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH; Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX; and Mesa Research Site in Mesa, AZ. Such support should take the following forms: a) provide appropriately trained and experienced undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty for direct work on AFRL/HE research, analyses, and studies; b) provide faculty to supervise students to perform advanced research, analysis, and studies; c) match faculty expertise to designated research and study needs with AFRL/HE; d) provide a pool of subjects for research and studies. BAA 05-01-HE (FG 10/18/04)
Within the oceans and on land, microbes exert their impact through active interactions with earth materials (including minerals, rocks, hydrates, soils and dust). Proposers should seek: to increase our understanding of microbial processes at the interface with such materials; to elucidate the geologic record of microbial activity at that interface at any time scale including the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere through such interactions; to better understand the impact of microbes on biogeochemical processes operation at that interface with such materials; to elucidate the geologic record of microbial activity at that interface at any time scale including the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere through such interactions; to better understand the impact of microbes on biogeochemical processes operating at that interface; or to develop new methods and research techniques for the study of geomicrobial processes. NSF 05-511 (Posted 10/22/04)
A ten-week summer residency fellowship program offers time, space and support for those with highly creative/innovative ideas. Project ideas are welcomed from all disciplines, including the arts, humanities, architecture, and sciences. (COHE 10/15/04)
Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society.
A program of the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, the Craft Research Fund seeks to advance scholarship in the field of craft by supporting high-quality research undertaken by university faculty, graduate students, museum curators, artists, and independent scholars. The fund, which aims to increase the number of creative scholars and practitioners interested in pursuing craft studies and research, supports research that demonstrates the relevance of craft within contemporary culture.
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Grant Programs offer opportunities for advancing research on postsecondary education under two programs this year. The AIR/National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) Focused Grant is a new grant program that supports research projects using any methodology that promises a significant contribution to a specific issue area identified by NPEC as critically important to the postsecondary education community. The 2005 program focus is student success, broadly defined, at all levels of postsecondary education. The Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions program provides grants to conduct research on postsecondary education using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) national databases. (COHE 10/15/04)
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The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (NSARPA) invests in programs offering the potential for revolutionary changes in technologies that promote homeland security and accelerates the prototyping and deployment of technologies that reduce homeland vulnerabilities. This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) addresses a need that is becoming more serious as the nation's emergency responder community prepares to combat the results of future terrorist attacks, highly innovative/revolutionary protective materials and materials systems that can be used by emergency responders and Homeland Security Operations professionals in multi-hazard environments. HSSCHQ-05-10184 (FBO 10/18/04)
This Solicitation invites proposals for candidate sites and for the development of a conceptual design of the infrastructure for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The purpose of a DUSEL is to enable the broad range of science and engineering research that requires a deep underground location for reasons such as shielding from cosmic rays or direct access to physical/chemical/biological/engineering processes that occur deep underground. The scientific scope of the multidisciplinary program enabled by such a DUSEL and the resulting infrastructural requirements are the subject of a parallel solicitation (Solicitation-1): Deep Underground Science and Engineering Program and Technical Requirements. Responses to the present solicitation (Solicitation-2) will propose a specific site or sites and plan to develop a conceptual design of the infrastructure necessary to meet the technical requirements being developed in response to Solicitation-1. In addition, the conceptual design will include the identification of an initial suite of experiments that could be installed in the proposed site(s) and the vision for a longer-term (30 year) program. NSF 05-506 (Posted 10/12/04)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. The program provides an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories. This is a 10 week program, beginning in May 2005. There are three levels of appointment: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. Sabbatical funding is also available.
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command will fund New and Innovative Ideas for Advanced Technology Opportunities. White papers/proposals submitted should include new ideas and advanced and innovative concepts for current and emerging principles. The technology categories include: 1) Command, Control, Communications and Computer Technologies; 2) Weapon Technologies; 3) Sensor Technologies; and 4) Innovative Technologies. DASG60-00-0005 (FG 10/13/04)
Libraries for the Future, with support from the MetLife Foundation, is sponsoring Get Real, Get Fit!, a program of library-based activities and discussions focused on physical fitness and healthy eating for teens and their families. Public libraries of all sizes and types are eligible to apply.
The American Federation for Aging Research seeks to promote healthier aging through biomedical research. AFAR is currently accepting applications for the following award programs: AFAR Research Grants: One to two year awards to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) for research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics, including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and more. The AFAR/Pfizer Innovations in Aging Research Award Program offers support for promising junior faculty scientists who wish to start highly innovative projects focused on the basic biology of aging and its relationship to human disease.
International Collaborative Research grants are available to assist anthropological research projects under taken jointly by two (or more) investigators from different countries. The purpose of the program is to encourage new collaborations in which the principle investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills. Priority is given to new collaborations, but an independent project within a larger, long-term collaboration can be considered. Projects must involve at least one principal investigator from outside the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.
The State Department seeks new and innovative proposals to promote and support positive change in economic, political, education programs and empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa. The State Department is looking for creative ideas that can be implemented relatively quickly to produce concrete results. Proposals may be regional programs or programs in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza and Yemen.
The Eurasia Program is pleased to announce a fellowship program for research on the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the New States of Eurasia. Research related to the non-Russian states, regions, and peoples is particularly encouraged. Regions and countries currently supported by the program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The following fellowships are currently available: Predoctoral (Pre-dissertation Training Fellowship, Dissertation Write-up Fellowship) and Postdoctoral (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Teaching Fellowship).