Funding Bulletin - January 20, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 3)
Limited submission programs have sponsor restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted by a single institution and will require institutional screening to determine which applications will be submitted. Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice Provost for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 3-1, 3-2) or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program.
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. An individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposal submission. An organization is limited to four required preproposal submissions. Full proposals are by invitation only. NSF 06-525 (Posted 12/23/2005)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 06-527 (Posted 1/3/06)
The P3 competition will provide grants to teams of college students to research, develop, and design solutions to challenges to sustainability. P3 highlights people, prosperity, and the planet - the three pillars of sustainability - as the next step between the public and private sectors to progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the natural systems of the planet, and providing a higher quality of life for its people. Public nonprofit institutions/organizations and private nonprofit institutions/organizations located in the U.S. are eligible to apply to become the recipient of a grant to support teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Resources for the Future (RFF) will award resident fellowships for the 2006-2007 academic year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired chairman of the RFF Board of Directors, distinguished geographer, and statesman of science. The fellowships are intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. Social scientists as well as natural scientists interested in policy-relevant interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Typically, visiting fellows have sabbatical support from their home institutions.
The Agriculture Department's Food and Nutrition Service seeks applications to study effective strategies to inform and educate low-income individuals not now receiving food stamps about the program's benefits, eligibility requirements and application procedures. Activities include: participation in community events to promote the program; distribution of educational and informational material at community sites; and visits by outreach workers to, or partnerships with, food retailer sites, public housing locations, schools, employers of low wage workers, or places of worship to educate and inform potentially eligible people.
3-6 Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Schoolteachers; Community College Teachers (NEH)
As part of its We the People initiative, NEH seeks proposals for a series of one-week, residence-based workshops for K-12 educators that use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, history and other related subjects in the humanities. Also, NEH seeks proposals for a series of one-week residence based workshops at historic sites for community college educators teaching the introductory college course in American history, government, literature, art history, or other related subjects in the humanities. NEH-BH-03152006 (FG 1/13/06)
NEH supports radio programs that address significant figures, events, or developments in the humanities and draw their content from humanities scholarship. Grants are made to radio organizations and stations, as well as independent radio producers affiliated with non-profit institutions. Development grants enable producers and scholars to develop the content and format and to prepare the programs for production. These grants cover a wide range of activities, including meetings and individual consultation with humanities scholars, field and archival research, preliminary interviews, preparation of program treatments, and, if desired, production of pilots. (FG 12/1/05)
The Mineral Resources Program (MRP) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a grant and/or cooperative agreement opportunity to universities, State agencies, Tribal governments or organizations, and industry or other private sector organizations that have ability to conduct research in topics that meet the goals of the Mineral Resources Program. The long-term goals of the MRP are: 1) Ensure availability of up-to-date quantitative assessments of potential for undiscovered mineral deposits.; 2) Ensure availability of up-to-date geoenvironmental assessments of priority Federal lands; 3) Ensure availability of reliable geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral locality data for the United States; 4) Ensure availability of long-term data sets describing mineral production and consumption. 06HQPA0006 (FG 1/12/06)
The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF:CRF) Program provides funding to build a foundation for research facilities with unique capabilities in the chemical sciences. This is structured to enable NSF, through its Division of Chemistry, to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure to support basic research and education in chemistry. For FY06, CRIF:CRF is soliciting proposals ONLY for the cyberinfrastructure component of this program. Facilities proposals will not be accepted in FY06. NSF 06-512 (Posted 11/30/05)
The Network Technology and Systems Program (NeTS) solicitation invites research proposals in the field of networking and covers all aspects of networking research. It includes research on future end-to-end Internet architectures; sub-network architectures enabled by disruptive technologies such as programmable wireless, mobile wireless, wireless sensors, and optical networks; and strategic research on current Internet including measurement, modeling, and understanding of complex networks. The NeTS program also seeks to develop innovative curricular and educational materials that will help prepare the next generation of networking professionals. An individual may appear as PI, Co-PI, Senior Personnel, or Consultant on no more than two NeTS proposals. NSF 06-516 (Posted 12/2/05)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Special Projects Office (DARPA/SPO) researches, develops, demonstrates and transitions technologies focused on addressing present and emerging national challenges. Innovative concepts are sought for research efforts to enable U.S. dominance over the proliferating threat posed by our adversaries use of underground structures. Emphasis is on the development and demonstration of technologies to find unknown facilities on both strategic and tactical timescales; to identify facility function, to monitor pace of activity, to determine structural layout or locations of specific vulnerabilities; and to enhance post-attack bomb damage assessment (BDA). BAA06-02 (FG 11/16/05)
The Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program announces Investigator-Initiated Research Awards. This award supports basic or clinical studies by established researchers that will provide insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of NF and lead to substantial improvements over today's approach to the diagnosis and treatment of NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis. Nested Postdoctoral Traineeships are also available under this award mechanism to prepare recent doctoral graduates for a career in NF research through a mentored training experience.
The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State strives to support and enhance cancer-related research and training at K-State. K-State scientists performing cancer-related research, even if it's only potentially relevant to cancer biology, are invited to become affiliated scientists and apply for various cancer center awards. Innovative Research Awards provide funds for seed money projects to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment not covered by other funding but crucial for modernizing the laboratory. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts to affiliates who must travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit with collaborators at other institutions.
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities an societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression.
3-15 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer-Relevant Research, Training, and Travel (KSU)
The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports undergraduate students wishing to participate in cancer-related laboratory research are encouraged to apply along with a cancer center-affiliated faculty scientist for a Cancer Research Awards. Student winners work in their faculty mentors' laboratories and receive $1,000 awards in the spring. Mentors also receive $1,000 per student to support research expenses. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of affiliated scientists may apply for Travel Awards to support travel to professional meetings or workshops.