The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for research on retirement economics. The research objectives of this Program Announcement include, but are not limited to: 1) the determinants of retirement behavior, 2) the variation in work patterns in later life, 3) the evolution of health and economic circumstances of individuals through retirement and into later life, 4) time use and life satisfaction before and during retirement, 5) the implications of retirement trends, 6) retirement expectations, 7) international comparisons of retirement and 8) the development of innovative retirement modeling techniques. PA-05-036 (NIHG 12/31/04)
The National Institutes of Health invites applications in support of research on mind-body interactions and health. Mind-body interactions and health refers to the relationships among cognitions, emotions, personality, social relationships, and health. A central goal of this program is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation towards understanding the processes underlying mind-body interactions and health as well as towards the application of such basic knowledge and interventions and clinical practice in the promotion of health and the prevention or treatment of disease and disabilities. PA-05-027 (NIHG 12/10/04)
The National Institutes of Health invites applications for NIH National Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways (TCNP). These centers will cooperate in a networked national effort to develop highly novel, integrated, and broadly applicable proteomics technologies, to include instrumentation, biophysical methods, reagents, and infrastructure. These technologies will be specifically directed at the fundamental technological challenges inherent in acquiring quantitative information at the high anatomic resolution (subcellular) and biologically relevant timescales necessary for temporal and spatial characterization of complex biochemical pathways and molecular interactions. Beyond cataloging of proteins and their binary interations, these methods will be directed toward quantitatively defining the dynamics of complex systems. RFA-RM-04-019 (NIHG 8/13/04)
The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a grant to administer the American Music Abroad Program (formerly known as Jazz Ambassadors). The Program will consist of concert tours for a selected number of professional American jazz and urban music performers in countries where there is limited exposure to American culture. The musicians selected for this program must demonstrate high artistic ability and be conversant with broader aspects of contemporary American society and culture. ECA/PE/C/CU-05-14 (FR 12/23/04)
The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites applications for exchanges that build relationships between U.S. nonprofit arts, educational and cultural organizations and their counterparts overseas. Applicants should propose two-way people-to-people arts exchanges on international issues that aim to break down stereotypes, enhance understanding of democratic processes and contribute to conflict resolution. (FR 12/16/04)
This solicitation continues a comprehensive effort on the part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance formal and informal education in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Its goals are to develop strong partnerships linking science educators with nanoscale science and engineering researchers, and to increase knowledge of advances in nanoscale research and technology and their impact on society. To attain the overarching program goals, NSEE encompasses two independent components: (A) Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE); and (B) Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE). For NISE, an eligible organization may participate in only one proposal, as either a lead or as a partner organization. For NUE, only one proposal may be submitted by any institution as the lead institution with the following exception: An institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental implications of nanoscale science and technology. Please contact Jim Guikema, 785-532-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 28 if you are interested in submitting to either program. NSF 05-543 (Posted 1/5/05)
The National Institutes of Health encourages submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to study restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder. The intent is to broaden the scope of RLS-related research as well as to build upon work on RLS-related dysfunctions in dopamine systems and iron transport mechanisms. Of particular relevance to this PA are applications that address the sensory gating and circadian timing aspects of RLS which are defining features of the condition. Studies in both humans and animal models are encouraged. PA-05-032 (NIHG 12/24/04)
The Sunflower Foundation has announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP 05-103). The Sunflower Foundation is seeking proposals that address its current program areas: 1) Access to Health Care; 2) Capacity Building; and 3) Healthy Behaviors and Prevention. For health care access, the Sunflower Foundation is seeking proposals under a pilot project entitled Bridge Grants. These Bridge Grants are intended to provide financial core support for nonprofit health organizations (public or private) that provide direct primary health or primary prevention services to children, adults or families most in need. For capacity building, the foundation is seeking projects that focus on strengthening health and human services organizations that provide primary care or primary prevention services to the poor, uninsured and/or underinsured. For healthy behaviors and prevention, the foundation is seeking proposals that address any one of the following areas: Programs that are designed to increase and sustain physical activity. Preference will be given to programs either; 1) target children and youth; or 2) target increasing physical activity in the work site. However, programs greated to nutritional health, other populations and sectors will also be considered. RFP 05-103
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for research projects involving the development and significant enhancement or adaptation of sample preparation methodologies and technologies, the development of assays to assess sample quality, and studies designed to elucidate the criteria by which to judge sample quality. The outcome will be products and methods designed to optimize sample utility. RFA-CA-06-004 (NIHG 12/10/04)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for research projects to evaluate the usefulness of emerging technologies that are ready for initial application to clinical or biological questions in cancer research. This RFA will use R21/R33 Phased Innovation and the R33 Exploratory/Developmental Phase 2 award mechanisms. RFA-CA-06-003 (NIHG 12/10/04)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for research projects to evaluate the usefulness of emerging technologies that are ready for initial application to clinical or biological questions in cancer research. This RFA will use NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental and the R33 Exploratory/Developmental Phase II award mechanisms. Technology encompasses methods and tools that enable research, including, but not limited to, instrumentation, techniques, and devices. RFA-CA-06-002 (NIHG 12/10/04)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences invites applications for university-based research and training projects focusing on the health risks and challenges posed by addressing Superfund hazardous waste sites. The program focuses on: methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; advancement techniques to detect, assess and evaluate the effect on human health of hazardous substances; methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; and basic biological, chemical and physical methods to reduce the toxicity of hazardous substances. RFA-ES-05-001 (NIHG 8/27/04)
This RFA requests applications to study the epidemiology and etiology of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as the utilization of alcohol and drug abuse services and the prevention of these behaviors. Data are to be drawn from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) or the National Survey of Parents and Youth (NSPY). RFA-DA-05-005 (NIHG 12/24/04)
The Dirksen Congressional Center, a private, non-partisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders, invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership in the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible to apply. The Dirksen Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Research teams of two or more individuals also are eligible.
The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. This announcement invites applications to (a) elucidate basic social and cultural constructs and processes used in health research (b) clarify social and cultural factors in the etiology and consequences of health and illness, (c) link basic research to practice for improving prevention, treatment, health services, and dissemination, and (d) explore ethical issues in social and cultural research related to health. PA-05-029 (NIHG 12/17/04)
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences invites applications for the first annual Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and is intended to support and encourage an aspiring upper division or graduate student to pursue a career in children's media that furthers the values of Fred Rogers. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development/child psychology, film/television production, music, and animation.