February 6, 2008 (Vol. 18, No. 5)
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With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite research proposals whose outcomes will enable data stakeholders to detect the expected and discover the unexpected in massive data sets. Proposals should focus on creating fundamental research advances that will be widely applicable across scientific, engineering, commercial, and governmental domains that utilize visualization and analytics to gain insight and derive knowledge from massive, often streaming, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting, data sets. Research activities proposed should emphasize novel data transformations, while also demonstrating research relevance to visual analytics systems by including a research component in areas such as, but not limited to, visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology. An individual may appear as PI, co-PI, Senior Personnel, or Consultant on no more than two FODAVA-Partner proposals submitted to any annual FODAVA competition. (NSF 09-525)
The objectives of this Initiative are to develop: technologies and processes necessary for abundant commercial production of biofuels at prices competitive with fossil fuels; high-value biobased products to enhance the economic viability of biofuels and power; to serve as substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and products; and to enhance the value of coproducts produced using the technologies and processes; and a diversity of economically and environmentally sustainable domestic sources of renewable biomass for conversion of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products. (GG 1/30/09)
5-3 Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Community College Faculty and School Teachers (NEH)
As part of NEH's We the People program, the Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of community college educators and a series for school teachers. The workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art history, and other related subjects in the humanities.
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This Solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Only one proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 09-533
5-5 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI) (NSF)
In FY 2009, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will invest, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), in frontier research at academic institutions. This transformational research effort will be focused on detection systems, individual sensors or other research that is potentially relevant to the detection of nuclear weapons, special nuclear material, radiation dispersal devices and related threats. The joint DNDO-NSF effort, in coordination with the efforts of other agencies, seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new technologies for the detection of nuclear threats and to develop intellectual capacity in fields relevant to long-term advances in nuclear detection capability. An individual researcher may not be named as a participant on more than one proposal submitted to this solicitation. NSF 09-532
The purpose of the Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG) activity is to enable collaborative research at the intersection of mathematical sciences and geosciences, and to encourage cross-disciplinary education. Projects should fall within one of three broad themes: 1) mathematical and statistical modeling of complex geosystems, 2) understanding and quantifying uncertainty in geosystems, or 3) analyzing large/complex geoscience data sets. Research groups must include at least one mathematical/statistical scientist and at least one geoscientist. Proposals that address problems with relevance to global change and sustainability are especially encouraged. NSF 09-520
The FY09 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) is soliciting research applications across the following 19 congressionally-directed topic areas: alcoholism research; autoimmune diseases; blood cancer; childhood asthma; drug abuse; epilepsy; kidney cancer; listeria vaccine for infectious diseases and cancer; lupus; mesothelioma; molecular signatures in tumors; neuroblastoma; osteoporosis and related bone disease; Paget's disease; pediatric cancer; polycystic kidney disease; social work research; tinnitus; and West Nile virus vaccine. Applications submitted to the FY09 PRMRP must address one of these topic areas.
The Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Defense Autism Research Program (ARP) funds research to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The FY09 ARP encourages proposals that specifically address critical needs of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) community in the following areas: Co-morbidity: (e.g., manifestations such as disorders [gastrointestinal, sleep, behavioral, speech/language], psychiatric, seizures, immune dysfunction, motor and sensory deficits, metabolic dysfunction, and effects of ASD on intellectual ability); Predictors for Treatment Outcomes: Identification of biomarkers, clinical characteristics, or other phenotypic markers that predict outcomes of a treatment, or populations that will or will not respond to a treatment (traditional or complementary and alternative). (GG 2/1/09)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications to participate in the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium. The goal of the Consortium is to identify and characterize progenitor cell lineages, to direct the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells to desired cell fates, and to develop new strategies to address the unique challenges presented by the transplantation of these cells. The Consortium will assemble clusters of synergistic research projects, each with a multi-disciplinary team of Principal Investigators, to establish virtual Research Hubs focused on progenitor cell biology. The Consortium will also contain core research support facilities and skills development components. Research Hub applications must consist of a cluster of two to four synergistic applications, each of which must derive from a separate R03 application funded through RFA-HL-08-012. Applicants must submit only one application as PI/PD; participation in additional applications as co-investigator is permitted provided they are scientifically distinct. Only one Lead PI/PD application, and only two U01 applications in total, may be derived from any R03 application. RFA-HL-09-004 (NIHG 1/30/09)
The purpose of the program is to provide grants to or enter into cooperative agreements with eligible applicants to improve postsecondary education. This invitational priority is designed to support the formation of educational consortia of American and European institutions to support cooperation in the coordination of curricula, the exchange of students, and the opening of educational opportunities between the United States and the European Union (EU). This priority relates to the purpose of the European Union-United States Atlantis Program to develop and implement undergraduate joint or dual degree programs, or short-term exchange programs. ED-GRANTS-122208-001 (GG 12/22/08)
5-11 Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus (DOJ)
The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program). The Campus Program is designed to encourage institutions of higher education to adopt comprehensive, coordinated responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The OVW Campus Program strengthens on-campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses. OVW-2009-2061 (GG 2/2/09)
This FOA issued by NCRR (NIH) and ORI encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study research integrity as it relates to collaborative interactions and/or activities. The R21 exploratory/developmental mechanism will be used to foster research where there are few published data and where problem areas that would benefit from further investigation could be identified. Applications must address the influence of collaborative interactions and/or activities on research integrity in at least one of the following areas: the clarification of community norms and standards, the effectiveness of self-regulation, the societal, organizational, group, or individual factors that affect integrity in research, both positively and negatively, or the impacts of non-adherence to accepted codes of conduct. RFA-RR-09-004 (NIHG 10/31/08)
The high rates of mental health and behavioral adjustment problems among recent U.S. military combat veterans, and the increasing rates of suicide among Army soldiers, are of growing concern. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the U.S. Army, solicits cooperative research project grant (U01) applications aimed at conducting an epidemiologic study of mental health, psychological resilience, suicide risk, suicide-related behaviors, and suicide deaths in the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army and NIMH will fund one application submitted in response to this FOA. RFA-MH-09-140 (NIHG 1/9/09)