Changes have been made to several of the PHS forms. PHS 398 revisions include overall format changes, changes on several Form pages, and several changes in the Instructions. The new instructions and forms may be used on or after December 2, 2004 and will be required after May 9. There are also revised versions of PHS 2271, Phs 3734, and HHS 568, all of which may be used immediately, and PHS 2590 which will be required on or after May 1, 2005.
Each year, the Higuchi-Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards honor great researchers at Regents Institutions in a diversity of fields. To select next year's Higuchi award winners, you are encouraged to nominate a colleague who is deserving of this high honor. Nominations from previous years remain active for five years and are considered along with new nominees in each year's review and recommendation process. Past Higuchi Award recipients may be re-nominated after ten years.
The Branch for the Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement the Study of the United States Institutes: U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism, U.S. Institute on Foreign Policy, U.S. Institute on Contemporary American Literature, and U.S. Institute on American Politics and Political Thought. These institutes, for a multinational group of 18 experienced university faculty, are intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of American life and institutions, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities abroad. The institutes should be designed as intensive academically rigorous seminars for scholars from outside the United States and should have a strong central theme and focus. Each should also have a strong contemporary component. ECA/A/E/USS-05-030RP, FP, AML, AP.
ArtsLink Projects supports U.S. artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations to undertake projects in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. In 2005, ArtsLink will accept applications in the categories of visual and media arts. Performing arts and literature applications will be accepted in 2006. Applicants must have been invited to undertake a project by an individual or organization in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
42-5 Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (Smithsonian)
The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage are designed to help expand and refine theoretical frameworks for cultural heritage to include grassroots voices. The primary focus of the 2005-06 fellowships is the relation between cultural heritage and economic pursuits. Applicants will be expected to focus their critical inquiry on such issues as cultural capital, intellectual property, community-based rights, cultural tourism, employment, and poverty reduction, and will demonstrate originality of approach and significant potential for making a contribution to the formulation of cultural heritage policy and practice. (RFPB 11/5/04)
This program represents a NOAA/NWS effort to create a cost-effective continuum of basic and applied research through collaborative research between the Hydrology Laboratory of the National Weather Service Office of Hydrologic Development and academic communities or other private or public agencies which have expertise in the hydro meteorologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic routing sciences. These activities will engage researchers and students in basic and applied research to improve scientific understanding of river forecasting. Ultimately these efforts will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of rivers and flash floods by applying scientific knowledge and information to NWS research methods and techniques, resulting in a benefit to the public. (FR 11/5/04)
EPA is requesting proposals for brownfields job training grants. The goals of the Job Training Program are to prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental field and facilitate cleanup of brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants and petroleum. Grants funds may be used to train residents for the handling and removal of hazardous substances, which includes training for jobs in sampling, analysis, and site remediation. Funds also may be used for the following: 1) training in the management of facilities at which hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants or petroleum contamination are located; 2) training for response activities often associated with cleanups - for example, landscaping, demolition, and groundwater extraction; and 3) development/refinement of existing curriculum for the training. Grant funds may be used to recruit job training participants from communities impacted by brownfields and for outreach activities directed toward engaging prospective employers to be involved in the job training program. EPA-GRANTS-110404-001 (FG 11/4/04)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is soliciting investigator initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding of non-occupational unintentional and violence-related injuries, and to minimize the consequences of injuries when they do occur. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC's) public health approach draws on biomechanics in seven topic areas: 1) Preventing Injuries at Home and in the Community; 2) Preventing Injuries in Sports, Recreation, and Exercise; 3) Preventing Transportation Injuries; 4) Preventing Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Maltreatment; 5) Preventing Suicidal Behavior; 6) Preventing Youth Violence; and 7) Acute Care, Disability, and Rehabilitation. CE05-023 (FR 11/4/04)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announce the pending availability of fiscal year 2005 funds for a grant program for Public Health Conference Support. This program addresses the Healthy People 2010 focus areas of Disability and Secondary Conditions; Educational and Community-Based Programs; Environmental Health; Injury and Violence Prevention; Maternal, Infant, and Child Health; Vision and Newborn Hearing (specifically newborn screening, evaluation and intervention); Public Health Infrastructure; Tuberculosis; Respiratory Diseases; and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD). CFDA #93.161 (FR 11/2/04)
42-10 Postdoctoral Research in Reproductive Biology As Related to the Regulation of Fertility (Lalor)
The Lalor Foundation makes grants to institutions for basic postdoctoral research in mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility. The goal of the Foundation is to promote intensive research in the areas indicated and to assist and encourage able recent postdoctoral investigators in academic positions to follow research careers in reproductive physiology.
42-11 Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research; Youth Violence, Suicidal Behavior, Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner violence, and Sexual Violence (CDC)
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding of violence, its causes, and prevention strategies. The following research themes are the focus of this investigator-initiated solicitation: 1) Conduct studies to build knowledge on methods, structures, and processes to implement evidence-based interventions, programs and policies to prevent intimate partner violence, child maltreatment and youth violence. 2) Evaluate the efficacy, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of primary interventions, programs and policies to prevent perpetration of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment (includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, youth violence or suicidal behavior. 3) Identify protective factors across at least two levels of influence (e.g., individual, family, peers, school/workplace, neighborhood, community) that reduce risk for the perpetration of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment, youth violence or suicidal behavior among populations at elevated risk for engaging in such behaviors. CE-05-012 (FR 11/4/04)
The purpose of this program is to provide psychologists an invaluable learning experience in research administration and policy, to contribute to more effective use of psychological knowledge within federal research funding agencies, and to broaden the awareness about the value of the psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government. The Fellow will spend one year working as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office. Past Fellows have worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.
Anheuser-Busch and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are seeking applications for the 2005 Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to eligible graduate and undergraduate students who are poised to make a significant contribution fo the field of conservation. To be eligible for consideration, a student must be a U.S. citizen, at least twenty-one years of age, and enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree (sophomores and juniors in the current academic year only) in environmental science, natural resource management, biology, public policy, geography, political science, or related disciplines. Recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. (RFPB 10/22/04)
Peace Scholars are outstanding doctoral students, from anywhere in the world, who are enrolled in American universities and conducting dissertation research in international peace and conflict management. Peace Scholars are based at their universities or in appropriate field research sites. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues.
National clothing retailer Talbots has announced the availability of applications for the 2005 Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Talbots Charitable Foundation, this scholarship program annually awards scholarships to women seeking a bachelor's or associates degree later in life. To be eligible, applicants must be women currently residing in the United States who earned their high school diploma or GED at least ten years ago; be seeking a degree from an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school. (RFPB 11/5/04)