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The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological record. NSF 08-505 (Posted 11/6/07)
1-2 Translation Research to Prevent Motor Vehicle-Related Crashes and Injuries to Teen Drivers and Their Passengers (R01) (CDC)
The announcement of this research opportunity represents a critical step in moving effective interventions into practice to ultimately save the lives of teen drivers and their passengers. The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications to conduct translation research to understand the best ways to promote the widespread adoption and institutionalization of evidence-based teen driving interventions. RFA-CE-08-004 (NIHG 12/21/07)
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding of violence, its causes, and prevention strategies. The following research objectives are the focus of this solicitation: 1) Dissemination/Implementation Research; 2) Efficacy/Effectiveness Research; 3) Etiologic Research. RFA-CE-08-003 (NIHG 12/21/07)
The KSU Ecological Genomics Institute invites research proposals from scientists at Kansas State University for seed grants ranging up to $75,000 over a two-year period. Ecological Genomics seeks to understand the genetic mechanisms that underlie responses of organisms to their natural environment. This initiative will support interdisciplinary research that combines genomic and ecological approaches. Priority for funding will be given to those applications that show promise of attracting extramural funds. Potential applicants should visit the KSU Ecological Genomics website, www.ksu.edu/ecogen, to gain a better understanding of the scope of the program. These grants may fund research by new and established KSU faculty. Funding for these seed grants has been made possible through the support from Targeted Excellence.
The Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV) is a partnership-based conservation program under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan that promotes the conservation of Black Ducks by providing greater knowledge for effective management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a partner in the BDJV, administers grants and purchase orders on a competitive basis for projects/studies that advance both our and the general scientific community's understanding of Black Duck biology and ecology and is seeking proposals from interested parties. In Fiscal Year 2008 the BDJV is particularly interested in proposal addressing questions about the apparent decline in black duck productivity and projects linking black duck vital rates to habitat features. GG 12/11/07 (122008)
The USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC), located in Princeton, WV, is accepting applications for cost-share demonstrations projects that assist the WERC in meeting its mission of facilitating interaction and information exchange with the forest products industry that will enhance opportunities for sustained forest products production in the eastern hardwood forest region ( Kansas is included). USDA-FS-WERC-2008 (GG 12/4/07)
This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-aged children, especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. The Secretary is especially interested in preschools programs that operate full-time, full-year early childhood educational programs, at a minimum of 6.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, 46 weeks per year, and that serve children for the two consecutive years prior to their entry into kindergarten. For applicants serving children with limited English proficiency, the Secretary is especially interested in applications that include a specific plan for development of English language proficiency for these children from the start of their preschool experience. CFDA#: 84.359A and B (FR 12/28/07)
Today we have systems with extensive formal reasoning capabilities. In addition, information in the form of electronic text is becoming increasingly available. Unfortunately, today's formal reasoning systems cannot operate with a textual input. Thus, the purpose of this RFI is to explore general purpose bridges between the corpus of electronic text and formal reasoning systems. The ability to perform a deep-level semantic analysis on the enormous available body of human knowledge that is available electronically would provide significant advantages in heightening situation awareness and recognizing and responding to asymmetric threats. Thus, capturing natural text as formal knowledge would, by itself, constitute a fundamental advancement that would afford extensive military benefits. The information Process Technology Office (IPTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) requests information in the following area: Automated systems that accept natural language (English) text as input and provides some kind of formal, usable output. RFI-08-11 (FBO 11/26/07)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Precision Measurement Grants Program is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. The Precision Measurement Grants Program is seeking proposals for significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. (FR 12/14/07)
1-10 Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Cyberinfrastructure and Research Facilities (CRIF: CRF) (NSF)
The Division of Chemistry of the National Science Foundation, under the umbrella of the Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF), has provided support to research institutions and consortia for the establishment of regional or national instrumentation facilities, the purchase of departmental research instrumentation, and the development of the state-of-the-art equipment. In FY05, the instrumentation facilities component of the CRIF Program was expanded to address the growing importance of cyber-enabled chemistry in the research endeavor. The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Cyberinfrastructure and Research Facilities (CRIF:CRF) Program provides funding to build a foundation for cyber-enabled chemical research education, and to establish and support multi-user instrumentation research facilities with unique capabilities in the chemical sciences. NSF 08-504
NASA Analog Missions research addresses the need for integrated interdisciplinary field experiments as an integral part of preparation for planned human and robotic missions to the Moon and Mars. The focus of this program will be on providing real scientific investigations, scientific input, and science operations constraints in the context of existing large-scale technology development and testing activities being carried out by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Funding provided in this program element is intended to supplement existing funded projects to enable researchers to integrate their instruments, projects, and/or protocols into field activities designed to help NASA achieve the Vision for Space Exploration. NNH07ZDA001N
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes applications for support of studies related to multiple sclerosis which may serve in any way to advance the mission of the Society. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the Society's mission.
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.
CISAC's pre- and postdoctoral fellowships provide opportunities for concentrated study in a multidisciplinary environment. The center, part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, serves as a collegial forum for scholars, government officials, military officers, and business leaders to explore innovative solutions to complex international problems. Visiting fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University, where they will participate in seminars, interact with each other and faculty and researchers, and will be expected to produce a research product (e.g., dissertation chapters, draft articles, a book manuscript). The center considers applicants working within a broad range of topics related to peace and international security.