The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Grants are considered especially suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
Sloan Research Fellowships provide support to early-career scientists and scholars who are endeavoring to set up laboratories and establish independent research projects with little or no outside support. Candidates are required to hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, relevant fields in the biological sciences, or in a related interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination, unless special circumstances such as military service, a change of field, or child rearing are involved.
The MURI program supports basic science and/or engineering research at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of critical importance to national defense. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 MURI competition is for 26 topics of interest to the Office of Naval Research (ONR); the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); or the Army Research Office (ARO). BAA05-017 (FG 6/21/05)
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of demonstration grant funds to test unique and innovative training strategies for services to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (those who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English) and Hispanic Americans, specifically, those who lack basic and occupational skills needed by high-growth occupations. This demonstration program is targeted to incumbent workers, new job entrants or youth who lack the language, basic skills, and occupational skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace. Applications must reflect a strategic partnership between the public workforce investment system, the employer community, the education and training community, and, if applicable, community-based or faith-based organizations. SGA/DFA PY-05-02 (FR 6/16/05)
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) invites proposals for basic research in support of the Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. The general areas of interest are: 1) Aerospace and Materials Sciences; 2) Physical and Electronics; 3) Chemistry and Life Sciences; 4) Mathematics and Space Sciences 5) Education and Outreach; e.g., United States Air Force Resident Research Associates Program; National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program; United States Air Force-Summer Faculty Fellowship Program; Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program; Window on Science Program; Window on Europe, Window on Asia, and Window on the Americas Program. AFOSR-BAA-2005-1 (12/16/04)
The NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program solicits applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $750,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, cryoelectron microscopes and supercomputers. There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit provided the applications are for different types of equipment. For purpose of eligibility, a major use group of three or more investigators must be identified. A minimum of three major users must be Principal Investigators on NIH peer reviewed research grants at the time of the application and award. PAR-05-124 (NIHG 6/17/05)
The Naval Research Laboratory is interested in receiving innovative proposals that offer potential for advancement and improvement in specific technical topic areas. Specific research topics of interest include: Artificial Intelligence Technologies; Advanced Information Technology; Computational Chemistry; Chemical, Biochemical, and Physical Sensing Materials, Transducers, and Sensor Systems; Radiation Effects Research; Research in Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering; Remote Sensors and Imaging Systems; and Mapping, Charting and Geodesy. BAA05-01 (FBO 12/30/04)
The Program for Research and Education with Small Telescopes (PREST) is designed to address a spectrum of research and teaching needs for a large number of individuals at institutions without observatories or the resources needed to make their existing observing facilities reliable and productive tools for research and training. The PREST activity provides funding and modest operational support for modern, instrumented telescopes in the range of 0.5 to 2.5 meters aperture to organizations or consortia presenting an integrated program of research, student training, and educational programming. NSF 04-557 (Posted 6/17/05)
The U.S. Special Operations Command is soliciting pre-proposals focused on applied biomedical research topics that may be of interest to Special Operations Forces (SOF)-relevant aspects of medical care, particularly related to: combat casualty management; medical aspects of mission planning, biomedical training, environmental protection, vibration/shock injury, diving procedures, equipment and injuries, exercise and mission related physiology, field diagnostic and care equipment; and medical information and management systems H92222-05-R-1BAA (FBO 6/15/05)
The goal of this Request for Applications is to solicit applications to elucidate the cell biology of proteins that have been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD) through genetic findings. Studies to identify genes in PD are rapidly outpacing the cell biological studies which would reveal how these gene products are part of the disease process in Parkinson's disease. This RFA is intended to stimulate studies devoted to understanding the functional role of these proteins in cells, or how these proteins may interact or share common pivotal molecular pathways. RFA-NS-06-001 (NIHG 4/29/05)
This Program Announcement (PA) encourages investigator-initiated applications designed to exploit the power of the zebrafish as a vertebrate model for biomedical and behavior research. Applications are welcome proposing to develop new tools or genetic or genomic resources of high priority to the zebrafish community that will advance the detection and characterization of genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development and aging, organ formation, behavior, sensory processing, physiological processes, and disease processes. An individual principal investigator may submit only one application per year in response to this announcement. There is no limit to the number of different applications that an applicant institution may submit. PAR-05-080 (NIHG 4/1/05)
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for P20 Exploratory Center grants that will support innovative research on wound healing by multidisciplinary teams of investigators. The objectives of this research program are to enable basic and clinical scientists to assemble research teams in order to initiate high-risk, high impact research in wound healing. It is anticipated that these projects will address problems that could lead to significant improvements in interventions that increase the quality and speed of wound healing and provide a greater understanding of the pathophysiology and systems biology of would healing. RFA-GM-06-002 (NIHG 5/13/05)
The goal of this initiative is to provide funding opportunities for the increasing pool of foreign biomedical and behavioral scientists, clinical investigators, nurses, and other health professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge of research methods to advance critical issues in global health upon their return to their home countries through behavioral and social sciences research. Eligible Principal Investigators include individuals from eligible institutions who: a) have at least two years of research training experience under an FIC-supported training grant; b) have one year of such D43 training experience coupled with one year of significant, well-documented mentored research experience; c) one year of the NIDA INVEST Fellowship plus one or more years of mentored research; or d) at least two years of research training experience through the NIH intramural Visiting Fellows Program. PAR-05-082 (NIHG 4/1/05)
An initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology, and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. Projects supported are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat, and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs--including the advantages, disadvantages, and potential impact of these policies. (RFPB 4/29/05)
The purpose of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. To that end, the program provides support for graduate study in a wide variety of fields. Under the terms of the program, a New American is an individual who: 1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card; or 2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen; or 3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society. A fellow may study at any accredited graduate program in the U.S., and may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. The fine and performing arts are included. RFPB 4/29/05