The following Funding Bulletin entries have limited submission and require internal approval. If you wish to submit, please contact Jim Guikema. 532-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the listed Internal Deadline date: FB 19-1; FB 19-2; FB 19-9
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports over a five-year period, promising early career researchers from diverse disciplines. The award is intended to facilitate the professional development of early career scholars who have some demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Studies from these Scholars deepen and broaden the knowledge base on how to make a difference in the lives of young people. Applicants should be pre-tenure (if in a tenure track position. Only one nominee from each major division is allowed.
Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: 1) Junior Research Fellowships: available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. 2) Senior Research Fellowships: available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. 3) Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships: available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. 4) Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships: available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India.
The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development by Centers. RCDG grants are used to facilitate the creation or retention of jobs in rural areas through the development of new rural cooperatives, value-added processing and other rural businesses. CFDA #10.771 (FR 5/13/05)
The purpose of this program is to fund projects that provide women, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and other traditionally underserved producers of Priority Commodities with training, informational opportunities and assistance necessary to understand: 1) The kind of risks addressed by existing and emerging risk management tools; and 2) The features and appropriate use of existing and emerging risk management tools; and 3) How to make sound risk management decisions. Each partnership agreement awarded through this program will provide the applicant with funds, guidance and the substantial involvement of RMA to deliver outreach and assistance programs to producers in a specific geographical area. USDA-GRANTS-050905-001 (FG 5/9/05)
The East Asian Studies Program at KSU solicits applications from full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members for seven course development grants. Each grant is $2,500. Each recipient is eligible for an additional $500 stipend to participate in a one-day on-campus East Asian faculty workshop in October 2005. Faculty members must promise to develop a new course or revise an existing course dealing with China or Japan. These courses will be incorporated into the East Asian Studies minor, recently approved by the Faculty Senate. The funding is supplied by a grant from the U. S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program. Interested faculty members should submit a 500-word description of the course to Dr. Kenneth Holland, Associate Provost for International Programs, at email@example.com. Course development must be completed by June 1, 2006.
The purpose of this program is to provide grants to establish a facility to house, display, and interpret artifacts related to the history of the Underground Railroad, and to make the interpretive efforts available to institutions of higher education that award a baccalaureate or graduate degree. CFDA #84.345A (FR 5/13/05)
This is a request for proposals conducting or promoting the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, surveys and studies relating to the cause, effects, extent, prevention and elimination of nutrient related pollution. This announcement pertains to all EPA Regions, except EPA Region XI. EPA-GRANTS-050505-001 (FG 5/5/05)
With this amendment to ROSES-2005, NASA announces a new proposal opportunity--the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Participating Scientists program. This new program element solicits proposals for science investigations that broaden participation in the mission, augment the existing MER science team to include new investigations, and maximize the contribution of the Mars Exploration Rovers to the future exploration and scientific understanding of Mars. The MER Participating Scientists program will also provide additional scientists to participate in daily mission operations of the Mars Exploration Rovers. NNH05ZDA001N
The RSN program focuses on creating a capability to allow military operations to have GPS-level navigation functions in GPS-denied areas, including conditions of GPS denial world-wide. DARPA is looking to use the widely available, powerful, and economically important signals of opportunity (e.g. television, radio, and satellite-based broadcasts) to provide a robust non-GPS capability for geo-location of our stationary sensors and navigation for our mobile assets. The strength, availability, and diversity in frequency and direction of travel of these signals allows them to be used in environments that GPS will not currently work, such as under foliage, in urban canyons, and inside surface structures. What remains to be done is to develop a system architecture and set of algorithms that will allow user receivers to exploit the signals from these non-cooperative sources in highly multipathed environments. BAA05-32 (FBO 5/6/05)
This RFA has two components, A and B: Component A solicits applications for conducting multi-center, population-based research studies aimed at: assessing the incidence and secular trends of diabetes in youth; enhancing our knowledge of the natural history of diabetes and its complications in children; conducting research on health care utilization, processes of care, and quality of life of youth with diabetes; and developing and validating classification schemes of diabetes in youth suitable for public health surveillance. Component B solicits applications for a study Coordinating Center (CC) to provide the data management and analysis to support this multi-center research study. An applicant may submit only one application for either Component A or B, but not both under this funding announcement. RFA-DP-05-069 (NIHG 5/13/05)
The purpose of this RFA is to train the next generation of researchers who will utilize genomic and proteomic technologies to facilitate the understanding of the biology of hemoglobinopathies in order to prevent the disease and/or to develop effective therapeutic interventions. The purpose of this initiative is to create a multidisciplinary, institutional postdoctoral research training initiative in hemoglobinopathies and genomics/proteomics. The training and research initiative must include five components: 1) Didatic Training; 2) Laboratory Experience in Genomics/Proteomics; 3) Research Training in Hemoglobinopathies. RFA-HG-05-002 (NIHG 2/25/05)
The Economic and Social Research Council and the Social Science Research Council have announced a fellowship for U.S. and Canadian scholars to visit and engage in collaborative activities with members of ESRC-supported projects in Britain, or for British scholars at ESRC-supported projects to visit collaborators in the U.S. or Canada, between July 2005 and September 2006. This fellowship is the second round of a pilot projects designed to encourage communication and cooperation between social scientists in Great Britain and the United States and Canada. (RFP 4/29/05)
The Agency for International Development invites applications to establish partnerships between U.S. and Russian policy research institutions related to public policy analysis, public policy formulation and the application of policy studies through outreach, public dialogue and advocacy. Partnerships will include components such as professional exchange, joint policy study and public education. The objective is to generate independent nonpartisan analysis of Russia's most pressing public policy concerns and space for public debate around substantive policy recommendations. (FG 5/2/05)
19-15 The Effects of Shift Work Schedules on Police Officer Health, Safety, Performance and Quality of Life (DOJ)
NIJ is soliciting research to examine the influence of shift schedules and shift assignment policies on the safety, health, and performance of police officers in the United States. By informing police administrators about the relative risks and benefits of different shift schedules and shift assignment policies, this research will improve their ability to manage shift work and reduce the negative consequences of fatigue and stress on police officers and their families. DOJ-GRANTS-050405-002 (FG 5/4/05)
The Corporation for National and Community Service is making Next Generation Grants available to support innovative and demonstration national and community service proposals throughout the country. The intent of this funding is to help organizations implement innovative strategies or programs through service. An applicant's proposal must include one or both of the following strategies: 1) Engaging adults age 50+ in part-time and full-time service opportunities; and 2) Improving the lives if disadvantaged youth through service and mentoring. Applicants who have received any previous grant award from the Corporation are not eligible for a Next Generation Grant. CNCS-GRANTS-042205 (FG 4/29-05)
Funds are provided for Head Start - University Partnership Research Grants: Curriculum Development and Enhancement for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, for research activities to develop and test curricular approaches, adaptations or targeted curriculum enhancements for use by Head Start and Early Head Start programs. HHS-2005-ACF-OPRE--YF-0070 (FR 5/6/05)