S&S considers proposals that examine questions that arise in the interactions of engineering, science, technology, and society. There are four components: Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology (EVS); History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (HPS); Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology (SSS); and Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology (SPS). The components overlap, but are distinguished by the different scientific and scholarly orientations they take to the subject matter, as well as by different focuses within the subject area. This program solicitation covers the following modes of support: 1) S&S Scholars Award; 2) Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research; 3) S&S Postdoctoral Fellowships; 4) S&S Professional Development Fellowships; 5) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvements Grants; 6) Small Grants for Training and Research; 7) Conference and Workshop Awards; 8) Other Funding Opportunities. NSF 05-588 (Posted 5/25/05)
The Agriculture Department invites applications for research, extension and education grants that address priority mission areas related to agricultural genomics, such as food safety, food technology and human nutrition, agriculture production and natural resource management. The focus in 2005 is large-scale translational genomics for U.S. crop or forestry improvement. The program seeks to bring together a multi-state, multi-institution and multidiscipline team to integrate discoveries and technology with breeding practice; train scientists in the practical application of genomics-based tools; and provide outreach efforts to inform consumers, producers, processors and scientists about the potential benefits of applied plant genomics.
20-3 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) - Research Fellowships Program (ED)
This program provides two categories of Research Fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate or other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either advanced professional training or independent study experience in an area that is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. In the most recent competitions, recipients of a Merit Fellowship had research experience at the doctoral level. CFDA #84.133F-3 (FR 4/25/05)
The Department of Defense (DOD) announces the Fiscal Year 2006 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. DURIP funds will be used for the acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities to support research in the technical areas of interest to the DoD. Individual proposals may request funding for more than one instrument if the requested pieces comprise a system that is used for a common research purpose. AFOSR-BAA-05-4 (FG 5/23/05)
This amendment establishes a new Program Element B. 23 in Appendix B entitled 2001 Mars Odyssey Participating Scientists. Principal Investigators of selected proposals for this opportunity will become Odyssey Participating Scientists during the Odyssey extended mission and will join the appropriate Odyssey science investigation depending on the nature of their proposals. Participating Scientist proposals include investigations that are instrument specific or interdisciplinary in nature and must include both science analysis and an operational component in order to be considered.
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is interested in receiving proposals for Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives, which offer potential for advancement and improvement of USSOCOMs intelligence and information operations capability including psychological operations. USSOCOMs is interested in funding research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines which have applicability to the production, distribution, and dissemination of information to mass markets including those over long distances. H92222-05-BAA-SCIENCEandTECHNOLOGY-INITIATIVE (FBO 5/12/05)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Spatial Data Insfrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program, has a requirement by which the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) will facilitate forming partnerships among the Federal and non-Federal sectors to assist in building the NSDI. The 2005 NSDI Cooperative Agreement Program is highlighting the following three areas of activity that qualify for funding. 1) Metadata: describes the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of data; 2) Geospatial One-Stop: a gateway for discovery which implements the foundation of the ISDI by providing an Internet portal to facilitate the data sharing to support decisions and by encouraging partnerships across organizations; 3) The National Map: provides integrated base geographic data content in partnership with data producers at all levels. CFDA #15.809 (FG 4/21/05)
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to develop and test innovative, informative, and cost-effective study designs and analytical strategies to perform genome-wide association studies on diseases such as those affecting the heart, lung, blood, and sleep. The strategies and tools obtained from this effort will contribute to the use of genome-wide association studies to understand the role of human genetic variation in health and disease. RFA-HL-05-011 (NIHG 5/13/05)
A program of the ADA (American Dental Association) Foundation, the Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health will award competitive grants to applicants whose oral health promotion programs are designed to improve and maintain children's oral health through community education programs. The grant program's main objective is to help children whose socio-economic status impacts on their access to professional oral care and adversely affects their oral health habits at home. The program philosophy seeks to increase access to, and education on, oral health care by encouraging volunteerism in the health professions community. (RFPB 3/4/05)
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership seeks to promote exchange and collaboration between Japan and the United States with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to improvements in the world's welfare. The foundation is currently accepting concept papers for the following grant programs: 1) The CGP Intellectual Exchange Program welcomes proposals for projects that address contemporary social issues of common concern to both the United States and Japan. Intellectual Exchange projects are intended to form new networks among individuals and institutions in the U.S. and Japan by incorporating in-depth policy study with public events and workshops. 2) The CGP Grassroots Exchange Program welcomes proposals for projects that address contemporary social issues of common concern to both the U.S. and Japan. Grassroots Exchange projects explore issues such as public health, labor practices, minority rights, social services, and volunteerism through networking, exchange of expertise, and collaborative action among practitioners and researchers in the U.S. and Japan. (RFPB 4/8/05)
The Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting application to provide support to public and private entities for the development and implementation of the Community-Based Abstinence Education Program for adolescents, ages 12 through 18, in communities across the country. This funding opportunity targets implementation of community-based abstinence educational programs designed to: a) Reduce the proportion of adolescents who engage in premarital sexual activity; (b) reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies among adolescents; and (c) reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents. HHS-2005-ACF-ACYF-AE-0099 (FR 5/20/05)
Youth Impacting Community (YIC), a youth philanthropy board initiated through a grant provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to the Manhattan Community Foundation, is again inviting non-profit agencies to apply for funding currently available. The board, composed of sixteen young people ranging from ages thirteen to eighteen, is responsible for setting the grant criteria, evaluating the grant proposals, distributing the grants, and following up on the progress their decisions have made within the community. The emphasis is placed on projects initiated, implemented, designed, involving, or created to benefit youth within the area.
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that meet one of the foundation's two basic purposes: 1) To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2) To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Grants must have the potential to help American children in a large geographic area (more than one state), and are awarded only to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations. (RFP 5/13/05)
20-14 Research and Evaluation on Abuse of Elderly Individuals, Older Women, and Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities (DOJ)
The Department of Justice is soliciting proposals for research and evaluation in the area of abuse of elderly individuals, older women, and people who are residents of long-term care facilities. Abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, abandonment and isolation, neglect, or financial or fiduciary abuse against these individuals. DOJ-GRANTS-050405-001 (FG 5/4/05)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants for the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF). ACF will award funds to experienced organizations to deliver capacity-building services to faith-based and community organizations through the provision of training, technical assistance, and sub-awards. Intermediary organizations will assist faith-based and community organizations with capacity-building activities in five critical areas: 1) leadership development, 2) organizational development, 3) programs and services, 4) funding, and 5) community engagement. Capacity-building activities are designed to increase an organizations sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services, diversify its funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. HHS-2005-ACF-OCS-EJ-0035 (FG 5/2/05)