August 28, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 30)
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The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a group of thirty diverse youth that helps create and oversee a State Farm-funded grantmaking initiative for student-led service learning projects in the United States as well as Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Canada. Grants are available for projects that address the issues of environmental responsibility, natural and societal disaster preparedness, driver safety, financial education, and accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap. All nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations as well as Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities are eligible to receive grant funding. The primary applicant should be either an educator who currently teaches in a public K-12, public charter, or higher education institution; or a school-based service-learning coordinator whose primary role is to coordinate service-learning projects in a public, charter, or higher education institution.
The Science Master's Program prepares graduate students for careers in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies by providing them not only with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with research experiences, internship experiences, and the skills to succeed in those careers. The program is intended to catalyze the creation of institution-based efforts that can be sustained without additional federal funding. This program is also intended to encourage diversity in student participation so as to contribute to a broadly inclusive, well-trained science, and engineering workforce. There is a limit of one proposal per institution. If a state system submits a proposal, local institutions within that system may still submit one proposal. An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 09-607
The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program was created in response to a legislative mandate of increasing the numbers of underrepresented (UR) faculty, investigators and students engaged in biomedical and behavioral research, and to broaden the opportunities for their participation in biomedical and behavioral research. To accomplish this goal, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program provides institutional grants to establish research training programs at institutions with research intensive environments that will increase the preparation and skills of UR students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences as they academically advance in the pursuit of the Ph.D. degree in these fields. An applicant institution may not submit more than one application at any time. Eligible institutions may only receive one IMSD award. PAR-09-104 (NIHG 2/29/09)
The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the second annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. (TGA 8/09)
DARPA is soliciting innovative manufacturing proposals to develop revolutionary new fibers for use in structural composites. This effort is focused on moving to production, materials and processes which have already shown revolutionary lab-scale results. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. The fibers must be capable of being produced in a commercial process which is economically scalable. To meet this challenge it is envisioned that all aspects of fiber manufacturing must be considered. DARPA-BAA-09-70 (GG 8/17/09)
The NIH funded K-INBRE is offering Recruitment/Start-up packages for the purpose of assisting in the process of bringing in new faculty and helping in the establishment of their research laboratories to all K-INBRE partner institutions. Awards for new tenure track faculty are to be proposed by department/division chairs, deans or research administrators of UPI. A preliminary proposal documenting the establishment of a search for a researcher in Cell and Developmental Biology may be submitted for consideration. Preference will be given to applicants with a recruit ready to sign. Investigators in all areas of cell and developmental biology including reproduction and embryonic development, organogensis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies are eligible to receive these funds. There are no restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted per institution.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) solicits R01 grant applications to develop novel technologies that will enable extremely low-cost, high quality DNA sequencing. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the cost of sequencing a mammalian-sized genome to approximately $1000. Applicants may propose to develop full-scale sequencing systems or to investigate challenges underlying key system components. Exploration of methods other than those currently being pursued as potential $1,000 genome technologies are encouraged. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, RFA-HG-09-012 and RFA-HG-09-013 that solicit applications under the R21 and R43/R44 mechanisms. RFA-HG-09-011 (NIHG 7/17/09)
The Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) Department of Defense (DOD) Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) is pleased to announce the release of the Idea and Synergistic Idea Awards. The FY09 Defense Appropriations Act provides $5 million to the DOD BMFRP to understand and cure bone marrow failure diseases. The BMFRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will advance the understanding of inherited and acquired bone marrow failure diseases; to improve the health and life of individuals living with these diseases, with the ultimate goal of finding cures.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks research project grant (R01) applications from established, not-for-profit product development Public-Private Partnerships (PF PPs) in order to accelerate preclinical research and development of promising preventive, therapeutic, or diagnostic tools, or vector management strategies for neglected infectious diseases. PD PPPs should have a track record of development of interventions for neglected infectious diseases of global importance, and highest prevalence in low income countries for which commercial markets provide insufficient incentives for product development. These diseases include malaria, tuberculosis, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and where relevant, their vectors. Projects must include milestones and timelines to support projects on various aspects of preclinical development and IND enabling studies (e.g. validation of targets for intervention, process development, formulation, toxicology etc.) as well as a product development plan. RFA-AI-09-034 (GG 7/15/09)
This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity-research. The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together, on a cooperative basis, basic science and clinical investigators to enhance the effectiveness of their research related to nutrition and/or obesity. RFA-DK-09-006 (NIHG 5/1/09)
30-11 Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) solicits applications that propose research designed to test assumptions and hypotheses regarding social and behavioral factors with the aim of advising and guiding the design of potential interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical and behavioral research. NIGMS is particularly interested in those interventions that are specifically designed to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups entering careers in these disciplines. The proposed research need not be restricted to underrepresented minority students. Comparative research that analyzes the experience of all groups in order to place that of underrepresented students in context and to learn whether and how interventions should be tailored to make more underrepresented students successful in biomedical careers may well be particularly illuminating and is, therefore, encouraged. RFA-GM-10-008 (NIHG 8/14/09)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years.
The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (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 specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. CFDA 84.170A (FR 8/21/09)