November 20, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 42)
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The Office of Naval Research sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. These programs provide an opportunity for science and engineering faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy laboratories. The Summer Faculty Research Program is a 10 week program, beginning in May 2010. Stipends range from $1400 to $1900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will be reimbursed for his/her personal travel for an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring laboratory. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying fellows.
This FOA issued under the NIH Common Fund solicits grant applications that propose to continue the NIH National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC) program. These Centers, in conjunction with individual investigator awards, are creating a networked effort to build the computational infrastructure for biomedical computing in the nation. The NCBC program is devoted to all facets of biomedical computing, from basic research in computational science to providing the tools and resources that biomedical and behavioral researchers need to do their work. In addition to carrying out fundamental research, it is expected that the NCBC will play a major role in educating and training researchers to engage in biomedical computing. RFA-RM-09-002 (NIHG 11/13/09)
The Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program (YFSEC) supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent, and appropriate training to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production. The program has critical ties to the current regulation for youth employment in agriculture, especially the exemptions provided in 29 CFR Part 570, subpart E-1 for youth under the age of 16 employed in some agricultural occupations having obtained certification. Significant changes in agricultural production and in the agricultural workforce since this regulation took effect in the early 1970's have encouraged the USDA to consider training and certification innovations along with developing appropriate training and restriction on youth employment in hazardous agricultural jobs. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-002673 (GG 11/9/09)
The BIE Program provides grants to enhance international business education programs and to expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities. Competitive Preference Priority 1: Applications that propose projects that provide innovation and improvement of international education curricula to serve the needs of the business community, including the development of new programs for nontraditional, mid-career, or part-time students. Competitive Preference Priority 2: Applications that propose projects to internationalize curricula at junior and community colleges, and at undergraduate and graduate schools of business. CFDA 84.153A (FR 11/18/09)
The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Applications must be from institutions of higher education or combinations of these institutions that a) require entering students to have successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign language instruction; b) require each graduating student to earn two years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language or to have demonstrated equivalent competence in the foreign language; or c) in the case of a two-year degree granting institution, offer two years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language. CFDA 84.016A. (FR 11/17/2009)
This program provides fellowships in areas of national need to assist graduate students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution. A project must provide fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need: Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, and Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. CFDA 84.200A. (FR 11/17/09)
DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals to develop revolutionary new approaches to portable energy sources. The Department of Defense (DoD) is critically dependent on portable electronics and, by extension, portable energy sources such as batteries. However, the actual energy output of state-of-the-art (SOA) battery technologies, such as the BA5590 LiSO2 primary and BB2590 Li-ion secondary systems, fall short of their projected energy capacity under load, limiting run time of DoD electron systems to as little as 20% of theoretical capability. The DARPA Limits of Thermodynamic Storage (LOTS) of Energy program seeks to address inefficiencies in energy extraction by developing technologies that are capable of delivering the full expected run time of a SOA portable energy source. Utilizing the X590 form factor--BA5590 for primary or BB2590 for secondary energy sources--as a common initial goal, the LOTS of Energy program seeks to aggressively improve the performance of portable energy sources for the DoD. DARPA-BAA-10-15 (GG 11/18/09)
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program Medical Research and Development Office is soliciting proposals for the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development Awards to be funded beginning in fiscal year 2010. The goal of the DMRDP is to advance the state of medical science in the those areas of most pressing need and relevance to today's battlefield experience, for example in the areas of psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to the capability needs of the Joint Force Health Protection (JFHP) Concept of Operations (CONOPS), as delineated in the tasks described in this announcement. The objectives of the DMRDP are to discover and explore innovative approaches to protect, support, and advance the health and welfare of military personnel, families, and communities; to accelerate the transition of medical technologies into deployed products; and to accelerate the translation of advances in knowledge into new standards of care for injury prevention, treatment of casualties, rehabilitation, and training systems that can be applied in Theater or in the clinical facilities of the Military Health Systems (MHS). W81XWH-10-DMRDP-BRA
The principal objective of the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program (herein referred to as the "NESA UGRAD") is to provide a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. In this context, the recipient organization should ensure that participants are able to enroll full-time in courses at U.S. institutions alongside U.S. peers, and provide the participants with opportunities to understand the U.S. and U.S. citizens inside and outside the classroom. ECA/A/E/NEA-10-02 (FR 11/5/2009)
42-10 The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (Europe and Eurasia) and the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute With Asia (Central and South Asia) (DOS)
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for two grants for summer institutes for youth. Institutions may submit proposals to provide a three-to-four week U.S.-based institute for one of the two institute options in the summer of 2010 for up to 45 teenagers aged 16-18. One institute-the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute- is for participants from Europe, the European countries of Eurasia, and the United States. The other institute-the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute with Asia-is for participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States. Both institutes will focus on leadership development, critical thinking, diplomacy, community activism, and the media as ways that young adults can unite around their common goals. Support for individual or small group follow-on projects in the home communities of the exchange alumni will complete the program. ECA/PE/G/PY-10-03 (FR 11/5/2009)
Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale. The purpose of this trans-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that employ nanotechnology to enable the development of diagnostics and interventions for treating diseases. This FOA will utilize the STTR (R41/R42) grant mechanisms for Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track applications and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-09-267, that encourages applications under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) (R43/R44) grant mechanisms. PA-09-266 (NIHG 10/2/09)
Summer of Service grants will support collaborative efforts to implement community-based service-learning projects during the summer months. Programs will engage middle school students (students who will be enrolled in grades 6 through 9 in the school year following the end of the summer) in community-based service-learning projects that are intensive, structured, supervised, and designed to produce identifiable improvements to the community. This opportunity should provide youth, particularly those from disadvantaged circumstances, with service-learning experiences that will motivate them to become more civically engaged and aspire to obtain higher education. Program participants must complete at least 100 hours of service within the summer program. For this competition, service activities should address environmental and/or disaster preparedness issues relevant to the community served. CNCS-GRANTS-111709-001 (GG 11/17/09)