EPA seeks applications from eligible entities to implement outreach, communication and education activities to support the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in achieving its mission to improve health, livelihood, and quality of life by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution from household energy use in developing countries. EPA solicits proposals from entities with experience implementing outreach and communication efforts that have achieved positive outcomes in the international household energy and health sector. EPA-OAR-IED-05-20 (FG 10/26/05)
USAID/DCHA/OFDA's mandate is to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the economic impact of disasters. In order to achieve this goal, USAID/DCHA/OFDA's strategy in Ethiopia in FY-2006 will be to meet the critical needs of populations affected by the ongoing complex food insecurity crisis and increase household level resilience to climatic, economic, and health shocks resulting in humanitarian crises. The broad goals of this APS are to: Provide emergency, life-saving assistance to those populations most at-risk from food insecurity; Increase the capacity of households and communities to cope with recurrent drought, economic, and health shocks to reduce the need for large emergency interventions in the future; Prepare communities to transition to longer-term development initiatives that will further reduce vulnerability to food insecurity by addressing its root causes; and Assist affected populations in the recovery process to promote self-sufficiency and minimize dependence on external assistance. APS-06-001 (FG 10/26/05)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in cooperation with its partner agencies, requests pre-proposals from nonprofit organizations; universities; Native American tribes; and local, state, and federal agencies interested in restoring native populations of sensitive or listed aquatic species for its Bring Back the Natives (BBN) program. The initiative funds on-the-ground efforts to restore native aquatic species to their historic range. Projects should involve partnerships between communities, agencies, private landowners, and organizations that seek to rehabilitate streamside and watershed habitats, and should focus on habitat needs of species such as fish, invertebrates, and amphibians that originally inhabited waterways across the United States.
The Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, New Jersey, seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations often excluded from mainstream opportunities. The foundation makes grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works, due to their genre and/or social philosophy, might have difficulty being aired. The foundation does not have the means, however, to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. An institution is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal. Please contact Jim Guikema by NSF 06-502 (Posted 10/20/05)
Three competitive Brownfields grant types are available: assessment grants, revolving loan fund, (RLF) grants, and cleanup grants. Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize, assess and conduct cleanup and redevelopment planning and community involvement related to Brownfield sites. Applicants may apply for both Community-Wide and Site-Specific assessment. However, an applicant is limited to submitting only ONE hazardous substance assessment grant proposal and ONE petroleum assessment proposal. In the event that an applicant submits more proposals than allowed, EPA will contact the applicant and require that it withdraw the excess proposal(s) from the grants competition. An eligible entity may submit no more than 2 assessment proposals. Please contact Jim Guikema by November 15 if you are interested in applying. EPA-OSWER-OBCR-06-01 (FG 10/20/05)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks concept papers for research and development to enhance forensic crime scene examinations, specifically: 1) Small, rugged, less costly, less labor intensive, and nondestructive analytical tools and technologies for onsite presumptive and/or confirmatory analysis of forensic evidence at a crime scene; 2) Sample location, identification, capture, and stabilization technology suitable for recovering trace particulate, liquid, chemical, and biological evidence at a crime scene; 3) Improving basic and fundamental understanding of chemical and biological signatures found at crime scenes. Forensic crime evidence typically consist of, but is not limited to: latent prints, blood splatter, blood, semen, hairs, fibers, gun shot residue, explosive residue, and fire debris. 2006-NIJ-1140 (FG 10/26/05)
The Energy Department has issued its annual omnibus investigator-initiated grant announcement, which encourages investigators from multiple disciplines to submit applications for work across the agencies programmatic interest areas and outside the limitations of specific target solicitations. For the first time, applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for an award. General areas are: basic energy sciences, which supports fundamental research in natural sciences and engineering leading to new technologies; high energy physics, nuclear physics, advanced scientific computing, fusion energy sciences, biological and environmental research and energy research analyses. DE-FG01-06ER06-01
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; German Research Foundation), which are counterpart national funding organizations in the U.S. and Germany, respectively, seek to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in chemistry between U.S. and German investigators. The NSF and DFG will accept collaborative research proposals that establish new partnerships between principal investigators from the U.S. and Germany. NSF 05-604 (Posted 8/3/05)
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) invites applications for International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development awards to develop graduate level curricula and provide opportunities for developing country academics, researchers and health professionals in international research ethics related to performing research involving human subjects. New applications focusing on research ethics education/training for Mexico, Central America, China, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russian and the countries of the former Soviet Union are especially encouraged. An institution may submit only one application and only one new or existing program will be supported at an institution. Contact Jim Guikema if you wish to apply. RFA-TW-06-003 (NIHG 10/28/05)
The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that not have been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale health-related research projects. Eligible Project Director/Principal Investigators may not be the PD/PI of any active NIH research grant, including another AREA grant, at the time of award of an AREA grant. Only the School of Veterinary Medicine at K-State is eligible to submit grants to this program. Note that applications for this program are transitioning to SF425 (Research and Related (R&R) forms) and electronic submission through Grants.gov is required. PA-06-042 (NIHG 10/28/2005)
The goal of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit applications that examine epigenetic changes as a part of the mechanisms of action of environmental agents in the etiology, prevention, or progression of disease dysfunction. Applicants may use in vitro systems, eukaryotic animal models or human specimens. RFA-ES-05-007 (NIHG 10/21/05)
This initiative is intended to support collaborations between scientists with basic and clinical expertise to advance understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of environmentally-induced human diseases. Through this initiative, the NIEHS will support both the development of new collaborations between researchers with basic and clinical expertise and the continued efforts of existing collaborations. PAR-05-168 (NIHG 9/23/05)
41-14 Short Courses on Application of Genomics and Proteomics to Complex Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders (NIH)
The National Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Institute invites applications for education projects to develop, conduct, evaluate, and disseminate short-term courses on application of genomics and proteomics to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. The courses should provide hands-on training to investigators interested in leveraging genomic and proteomic technologies and resources to advance the understanding of disease mechanisms of interest to the institute. RFA-HL-05-012 (NIHG 8/12/05)
The goal of this program is to foster biomedical research leading to a better understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical aspects of anemia in the elderly. Ultimately, information from the research supported by this initiative should improve the health and well-being of elderly patients with anemia and decrease the functional impairment and morbidity associated with anemia in this population. RFA-AG-06-002 (NIHG 8/12/05)