July 30, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 30)
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30-1 Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS) (NSF)
The Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones. NSF 10-579
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are partnering to support a new research program to be administered by NSF. The Objective of the BREAD Program is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to small holder agriculture in the developing world. A significant distinction between BREAD and other NSF programs is that proposals to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. The Program's focus is on novel, transformative basic research at the proof-of-concept stage rather than its application or development. Especially encouraged are original proposals that address major constraints to the productivity of crops important to small holder farmers, or on the development of novel and efficient production practices. An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.
Colorado State University manages the Livestock-Climate Change CRSP under a five-year Leader with Associates Award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This Request for Applications (RFP) will fund proposals that develop connections between the US and Host Countries for scientific research, capacity building, and institutional strengthening to improve the livelihoods of small-scale livestock producers. Proposals are expected to reduce vulnerability, increase adaptive capacity, and augment the income of livestock producers in lower-income countries where agriculture systems are rapidly changing, available resources are shrinking, and climate change is having an impact. The host countries of interest for this RFP are semi-arid regions of livestock production in the priority countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.
Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. 20101028-RZ (GG 7/21/10)
This solicitation seeks proposals in areas that are scientifically timely, and that benefit from the intellectual contributions of researchers with expertise in a number of computing fields and/or sub-fields. The cross-cutting programs for FY 2011 are: Network Science and Engineering; Smart Health and Wellbeing; and Trustworthy Computing. NSF 10-575
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come. An individual may participate in no more than one preliminary or full proposal as PI, co-PI, or senior personnel. NSF 10-564
30-7 Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions (NASA)
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, Research and Technology Development to support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions, has been released and is available through the NASA Research Opportunities. This NRA jointly solicits ground-based, bed rest definition and flight definition proposals for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of Host-Microbe Interactions, Crew Microbiome, Workload Measures, Habitability Concept Tools, Psychosocial Aspects of Food Acceptability, Neurocognitive Performance, Team Autonomy, Behavioral Health and Performance ISS Utilization, Muscle: Gender and Hydration, Muscle: In-flight Changes, Nutrition and Exercise, Immunology, Pharmacology: Space Motion Sickness, Bone: Fracture Healing, and EVA Physiology: Suit Injury Countermeasures. Proposals are solicited by NSBRI in the areas of Cardiovascular Alterations, Human Factors and Performance, Musculoskeletal Alterations, Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors, Sensorimotor Adaptation, and Smart Medical Systems and Technology. NRA NNJ10ZSA003N
The goal of NASA's Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. Research is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere. This research is conducted in the context of NASA's ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications. Research in this area seeks to delineate the galactic and planetary conditions conducive to the origin of life. Research in the area of prebiotic evolution seeks to understand the pathways and processes leading from the origin of planetary bodies to the origin of life. The goal of research into the early evolution of life is to determine the nature of the most primitive organisms and the environment in which they evolved. Research associated with the study of the evolution of advanced life seeks to determine the biological and environmental factors leading to the development of multicellularity on Earth and the potential distribution of complex life in the Universe. NNH10ZDA001N-EXO (GG 6/10/10)
Foundation Leducq was created by Jean and Sylviane Ludecq in 1996. Having had significant business interests and personal connections in Europe and the United States, the Leducqs oriented the foundation towards collaborative medical research, believing that the battle against cardiovascular and neurovascular disease should be waged at the international level. By forging scientific alliances that transcend national borders, and promoting the education of young researchers who thrive in an international context, Foundation Leducq hopes to encourage innovative research, an efficient use of resources, and the development of long-term collaborations that will continue to meet the challenges of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.
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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites grant applications from institutions/organizations proposing to establish Centers of Excellence in Systems Biology. The goal of this initiative is to promote institutional development of pioneering research, research training, and outreach programs focused on systems-level inquiries of biomedical and biobehavioral questions within the NIGMS mission. PAR-10-200 (NIHG 5/21/10)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications from institutions/organizations to participate in a cooperative study group focused on immune defense mechanisms and immune regulation at mucosal surfaces including respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tract mucosa. The cooperative study group will be composed of a set of cooperative agreement grants governed by a Steering Committee, and will draw upon an Infrastructure and Opportunities to support a range of innovative, collaborative, and pilot/feasibility projects. RFA-AI-10-008 (NIHG 4/23/10)
The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology. PAR-10-168 (NIHG 4/16/10)
This FOA, issued by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop and evaluate a set of outcome measures to determine the success of hearing health care for adults with hearing loss. There is a compelling need to identify the variables contributing to successful hearing health care outcomes, particularly the patient-centered and instrument-centered variables contributing to successful hearing aid use. PAR-10-112 (NIHG 2/19/10)
The U.S. Institute of Peace announces its ongoing Priority Grant Competition. The Priority Grant Competition focuses on countries and topics as they relate to USIP's mandate. The Priority Grant Competition is restricted to projects that fit the themes identified for each priority area. Starting October 1, the Priority Grant Competition will focus on five countries and one topic: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, and Communication for Peacebuilding. FR 5/17/10