Funding Bulletin - September 1, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 31)
To receive program descriptions and application forms for funding opportunities, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program. Currently posted Internal Deadlines:
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences invites post-doctoral scholars and nontenured junior faculty to apply for research fellowships for the 2007-2008 year. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy is an international learned society and research institute composed of distinguished individuals from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts. The Academy seeks proposals that relate to its current research. Projects that address American cultural, social, or political issues from the founding period to the present are welcome, as are studies that examine developments in public policy from a multidisciplinary and/or comparative perspective.
The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe's historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2007 through June 30, 2008. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal.
The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received their PhDs. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad.
The TransCoop Program from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides one half of the funding for a proposed collaboration of German, American and/or Canadian researchers. U.S. and/or Canadian funds must cover the balance of the cost of the project. TransCoop funds, supplied by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, may be used by all partners for: Short-term research stays at the partner's institution (up to three months per year); Travel expenses; Conference organization; Material and equipment; Printing costs; Research assistants. Scholars at research institutions in Germany, the United States, and Canada who are working in the humanities, social sciences, law and economics may apply. Applications from the natural sciences--including engineering and the life sciences--may be considered if the topic has a social or humanistic dimension.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing studies of PM10-2.5 evaluating potential health effects, sources, composition, and variability. PM10-2.5 represents the subset of course particles that is inhaled into the lungs and penetrates into the thoracic region. Sources of PM10-2.5 include construction and demolition activities, mining and mineral processing, agricultural activities, sea spray, wind-blown dust, and resuspension of settled biological material from soil surfaces and roads (EPA, 2005a; EPA, 2004). EPA-G2006-STAR-Q1
The K-State Arthropod Genomics Center invites research proposals from scientists at Kansas State University for two year seed grants. The Arthropod Genomics Center supports arthropod genomics research at K-State by funding research that will lead to the generation of preliminary data for extramural grant proposals involving arthropod genomics, including the development or use of tools (such as libraries and microarrays) for genome-based analysis of gene expression. Priority for funding will be given to those applications that show promise of attracting extramural funding. Proposals involving genomic studies primarily of non-arthropod species will not be considered. These grants may fund research by new and established K-State faculty. Funding for these seed grants has been made possible through support from Targeted Excellence. For more information on the Arthropod Genomics Center, potential applicants are invited to visit http://www.ksu.edu/agc. Submit proposals to D. Merrill (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Division of Biology in 104 Ackert Hall. Awards will begin February 1, 2007.
The Kansas Corn Commission is soliciting research and education proposals for FY2008. Proposals will be accepted in the following areas: 1) Value-Added Projects; 2) Animal/Human Nutrition Studies; 3) Marketing Extension Program and Transportation; and 4) Production/Environmental Programs. An individual may be listed as a principal investigator on only one proposal.
The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for projects to provide foreign language instruction overseas for American high school students in Summer 2007. Organizations may submit proposals to implement six to eight week summer institutes in China or in an Arabic speaking country that offer U.S. high school students formal and informal language instruction through a comprehensive exchange experience. ECA/PE/C/PY-07-03 (FR 8/10/06)
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis. Approximately ten fellowships will be offered for the 2007-2008 fellowship year to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields: Visual Arts, Media Studies, and the History of Art and Architecture. Stipends for one year (normally) are $25,000. The intention of the Foundation is to support people in the middle stages of their careers whose achievements to date demonstrate promise of future distinction. Nominees should generally have the rank of associate (or advanced assistant) professor or their non-academic equivalents.
31-10 Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program (ED)
The purposes of this program are to: 1) Help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education to work the children with disabilities; and 2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge--derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful--that are needed to serve those children. CFDA #84.325K (GG 8/11/06)
31-11 Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program (ED)
Applications are available for New Awards for Fiscal year (FY) 2007. The purposes of this program are to: 1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with infants and toddlers with disabilities, or children with disabilities; and 2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge--derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful--that are needed to serve those children. CFDA #84.325D (GG 8/11/06)
This BAA seeks to enhance the space situational awareness (SSA) research being conducted within the Air Force Research Laboratory. The objective of this research initiative is to further explore and develop many of the basic sciences that form the basis for SSA and related technologies that will ultimately support AF mission areas. The focus of this initiative is basic research associated with the characterization of space objects from ground and space based sensors. Areas of interest covered by this BAA include: 1) new and novel approaches to obtaining SSA - using passive or active radiation in the visible to far infrared wavelength regime; 2) image and signal processing research that will result in new or improved algorithms that generate SSA related information from observational data; 3) enabling mathematics that support the generation, characterization, and interpretation of SSA-related information, and 4) the application of high-performance computing methods to areas (1) and (3). AFOSR-BAA-2006-05 (FBO 8/23/06)
The Innovator Award seeks to identify and fund uniquely gifted individuals who have a history of visionary scholarship, leadership and creativity. Applicants must be nominated to be considered for this award; however, self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations will be screened to determine which nominees meet the intent of the award and selected nominees will be invited to prepare a complete proposal
The purpose of the JKJ Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a masters degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. Within the eligible fields under Humanities, the Secretary is particularly interested in receiving applications from students studying non-American history, especially the modern history of the Middle East, Asia, India, and Latin America. Within the eligible fields under Social Sciences, the Secretary is particularly interested in receiving applications from students studying criminology, especially as it relates to issues surrounding homeland security. CFDA #84.170A (FR 8/25/06)