The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites applicants to submit proposals for programs that promote volunteerism and cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation in the field of historical and cultural preservation. Proposals should include a two-way exchange that includes reciprocal volunteer experiences in U.S. and Russian communities for mixed teams of U.S. and Russian volunteers. ECA/PE/C/EUR-04-50 (FR 3/25/04)
The Climate and Global Change Program represents a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contribution to evolving national and international programs designed to improve our ability to observe, understand, predict, and respond to changes in the global environment. NOAA's program is designed to complement other agencies' contributions to that national effort. (FR 3/25/04)
To encourage innovative thinking about practical application of science and engineering for sustainability, EPA is launching the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability. The Network will be an informal partnership among academics, non-profits, communities, states, and EPA that explores and learns about new approaches to environmental protection that are systems-oriented, forward-looking, and preventative. The Network will be a testing ground for developing and applying tools necessary for practicing sustainability. The tools developed will draw on a scientific understanding of the consequences of decisions and actions. EPA-GRANTS-032304-001 (FG 3/23/04)
This RFA will create multidisciplinary teams capable of developing and applying nanotechnology and nanoscience solutions to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematopoietic and sleep disorders. Nanotechnology and nanoscience focus on materials at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels. The goal is to control and manipulate these new materials by precisely configuring atoms and molecules, producing novel molecular assemblies and designing systems of self-assembly to create supramolecular devices on the scale of an individual cell and smaller. RFA-HL-04-020 (NIHG 3/26/04)
EPA Region 7 is soliciting initial proposals which address the regional strategic priorities utilizing the Regional Geographic Initiative program. Regional Geographic Initiative grants fund unique, geographically-based projects that support the Agency's ability to protect human health and the environment. These projects may address places, sectors or innovative projects, and focus on the regional strategic priorities of critical ecosystems, sensitive populations, and agriculture. These projects may also address problems that: are multi-media in nature; demonstrate state, local, and/or other stakeholder participation; identify opportunities for leveraging other sources of funding; or support smart growth planning in communities. EPA-R7RGAD-04-006 (FG 3/23/04)
The Commodity Credit Corporation will accept applications for single-or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, from eligible entities, including Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and local governments, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. The five natural resource concerns for FY 2004 are: A) Water Resources; B) Soil Resources; C) Atmospheric Resources; D) Grazing Land and Forest Health; and E) Wildlife Habitat. CFDA: 10.912 (FR 3/29/04)
The Head Start Bureau is announcing the availability of funds and request for applications for professional development and training grants for institutions of higher education with experience and capability in educating and preparing professionals to work effectively with Hispanic/Latino young children and families, in partnership with Head Start, Migrant Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The program's purpose is to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of program services to Hispanic/Latino children and their families by developing academic and other training models and forming partnerships between institutions of higher education and Head Start, Migrant Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. CFDA: 93.600 (FR 3/29/04)
The Lumina Foundation for Education is dedicated to expanding access to an education beyond high school. The foundation believes that education is the best way to help people achieve their potential and improve the future of the nation. It will concentrate its efforts in three theme areas: 1) Addressing the issue of financial access to postsecondary education; 2) Supporting efforts that help postsecondary students identify appropriate options and remain in school until they attain their educational objectives; 3) Understanding and addressing the challenges faced by nontraditional students, including adult students, first-generation college goers, and underserved groups of students.
Three categories of proposals are solicited: A) Research Studies, B) Resources for Professional Development, and C) Conferences and Symposia. The Research Studies category includes two levels of projects: Exploratory Projects that are limited in scope and intended to encourage new researchers and Research Projects of larger scope and duration. The Resources for Professional Development category includes two levels of projects: Proof-of-Concept Projects focused on pilot-scale efforts in developing and testing prototype materials or tools and Full Development Projects to create new resources, demonstrate their effectiveness, and provide for national dissemination. NSF 04-568 (3/25/04)
13-10 Information on Technologies or Capabilities of Potential Use for Antiterrorism and Force Protection (Navy)
The U.S. Navy is seeking information on technologies or capabilities of potential use for Antiterrorism and Force Protection. The NATTCO is currently performing market research on technologies to address the following capability areas: attack assessment; early warning; reconnaissance; security surveillance; inspections; access control; determine contact intent; in-port/installation air defense; explosives detection; wide-area alert/notification; decision making system; operations center; C41; subsurface defense; waterside protection; counter-bomber; intrusion response; blast mitigation/passive defense; and NCW/MSF capabilities. DON-SNOTE-040326-001 (FBO 3/26/04)
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), through the Dahlgren Laboratory at Dahlgren, VA is soliciting scientific and engineering research "white papers" to identify capabilities of University and Non-Profit Institutions to conduct basic research, applied research, and advanced research projects in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Representative research areas include: A) Advance Data Mining and Visualization; B) Human-computer interaction at the individual, team, and organizational levels to include system engineering tools, human performance and workload modeling and evaluation, decision aids and advanced training technologies for the complex systems environment, control environments and intelligent aiding, and development of intelligent agents; C) Technologies for video and data compression, for use in real time and near real time scenarios; D) Pulsed Power Technologies including electrical energy storage and switching, electric and electro thermal guns, compact high-voltage sources, ultra-wideband technology, and photoconductive switches; and E) Technologies, evaluation methodologies, analysis techniques and test results for information transfer technologies applicable to navy shipboard use in areas that include but are not limited to, multicast communications, fault tolerance mechanisms, information assurance, wireless sensor networks, network resource management, and network time synchronization. N0017804Q3021 (FBO 3/25/04)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2004: 1) The Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; 2) the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; 3) the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grants Program; 4) the Physics Laboratory Grants Program; 5) the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; 6) the Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; and 7) the Fire Research Grants Program. CFDA: 11.609 (FR 3/26/04)
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) seeks investigator-initiated applications for research project grant awards (R01) or Exploratory/Developmental research grant awards (R21) to advance the design of speech processors for cochlear implants. The goal of this RFA is to support the development of innovation and enhancements for cochlear implants that will increase the level of patient performance. RFA-DC-04-001 (NIHG 3/26/04)
The goal of this program is to encourage and foster interactions among scientists to create new research directions or advance a field. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies are especially encouraged. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, institutional, and geographical boundaries. The proposed networking activities should have a theme as a focus of its collaboration. The focus could be on a broad research question, a specific group of organisms, or particular technologies or approaches. NSF 04-567 (3/24/04)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces that competing applications will be accepted for new grants for the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF). OCS will award funds to experienced intermediary organizations to deliver training and technical assistance to small faith-based and community organizations. Intermediaries will assist these organizations to increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services, expand their organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. In addition, recipients of awards under this announcement must issue sub-awards to a number of qualified faith-based and community organizations for a variety of capacity-building purposes.