January 28, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 3)
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The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering. A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. NSF 11-522
These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should allow for a rigorous treatment of its topic. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote effective links between teaching and research in the humanities. The host site must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers. 20110301-FS (GG 1/4/11)
The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of community college educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and other related subjects in the humanities. The goals of the workshops are to increase knowledge and appreciation of subjects, ideas, and places significant to American history and culture through humanities readings and site study; build a community of inquiry and provide models of civility and of excellent scholarship and teaching; provide community college faculty with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical and cultural sites and of material and archival resources; and encourage historical and cultural sites to develop greater capacity and scale for professional development programs. 20110301-BI (GG 1/4/11)
The Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a computationally savvy 21st century workforce that positions the US to demonstrate a leadership role in the global economy. Innovations in computing and more broadly, information technology (IT), drive our economy, underlie many new advanced in science and engineering, and contribute to our national security. However, student interest in computing has declined dramatically over the last decade. The CE21 program seeks to reverse this troubling trend by engaging larger numbers of students, teachers, and educators in computing education and learning at earlier stages in the education pipeline. While interventions in primary education are within scope, the CE21 program focuses special attention on activities targeted at the middle and high school levels (i.e., secondary education) and in early undergraduate education. CE21 will fund three types of proposals: Type 1 proposals will contribute to the research base on the effective teaching and learning of computing, draw on partnerships of informed and committed stakeholders, and create and study the effectiveness of new instructional materials and interventions and/or strategies to develop K-14 teaching expertise. Type 1 proposals typically describe smaller scale efficacy studies. Type 2 Proposals demonstrate implementations at scale, where the interventions to be taken to scale have already proven effective in smaller-scale efficacy studies (studies that may or may not have been funded by NSF). Planning proposals support the establishment of new partnerships and collaborations necessary to develop Type 1 or Type 2 proposals. An individual may participate as PI or co-PI in no more than two (2) proposals submitted to a single deadline or target date in response to this solicitation, although an individual may participate in additional processes as a Senior Personnel. NSF 10-619
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Office of University Programs (UP) is announcing the fifth annual competition for the Homeland Security Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Career Development Grants (CDG). The CDG program enables U.S. accredited four-year colleges and universities with existing and/or proposed program in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering or mathematics to award undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships to qualified students who intend to pursue homeland security scientific, technology, engineering, or mathematics careers. HS-STEM curricula are homeland security specific programs of study or concentrations within existing and/or proposed science, technology, engineering, or mathematics programs. These curricula may lead to majors, minors, certificates, or recognized concentrations in HS-STEM. DHS-11-ST-104-001 (GG 12/22/10)
The overarching long-term NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) grant challenge can be summarized as documenting and enabling improved, observationally based, predictions of water and energy cycle consequences of Earth system variability and change. This challenge requires documenting and predicting trends in the rate of the Earth's water and energy cycling that corresponds to climate change and changes in the frequency and intensity of naturally occurring related meteorological and hydrologic events, which may vary as climate may vary in the future. NNH10ZDA001N
The Department of Defense's (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) released its FY 2012 solicitation requesting proposals for demonstration of environmental technologies. The DoD Call for Proposals requests pre-proposals related to: 1) Environmental Restoration; 2) Munitions Response; 3) Resource Conservation; and 4) Weapons Systems and Platforms. The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Non-DoD Federal Call for Proposals request pre-proposals for the following topics only:(1) Management of Contaminated Groundwater; 2) In Situ Management of Contaminated Sediments; 3) Military Munitions Detection, Discrimination, and Remediation; 4) Recovery of Threatened and Endangered and Sustainment of At-Risk Plant Species; 5) Inventory and Monitoring Technologies for Vertebrate Populations; and 6) Environmentally Sustainable Energetic Materials and Manufacturing Processes.
This new NASA program, the Summer of Innovation project, was designed to improve the STEM skills and enhance the STEM engagement of American students. The Summer of Innovation is a solicitation-driven project that is designed to support student interest in STEM by strengthening the capacity of community- and school-based organizations that inspire and engage middle school students in STEM content during the summer. SoI then continues to support follow-on/extended learning efforts designed to keep students involved in NASA-themed STEM activities during the academic year. The project will expand both the breadth and depth of school- and community-based partners' ability to provide meaningful, educational, and exciting STEM experiences to students entering grades 4-9 who have traditionally been underrepresented in STEM fields. SoI will leverage NASA funding, content in partnership with proven community and school-based summer and extended learning organizations to reach a greater number of underserved students and will seek to build the capabilities of those summer and extend learning program models that are viable for replication and/or scalability. SoI will also support projects that are seeking to strengthen current STEM education efforts through the use of NASA content resources. In addition, the SoI will require programs to utilize certified teachers as deliverers of a portion of their learning experiences that will provide professional development opportunities that extend into the school year to support their professional growth and ability to sustain engagement with students in NASA content in their classrooms. NNC11ZCE009C (GG 1/6/11)
This AFRI Challenge Area addresses the priority of childhood obesity prevention. Obesity is the number one nutritional problem in American. The U.S. food supply contains an abundant amount of foods that are high in energy with appealing taste, but which are low in nutrient content. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agriculture Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities. FY 2011 the program focuses on children ages 9-14. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003410
Pre-proposals are now being accepted for Canine Health Foundation's OAK grant program which supports canine health research projects. CHF accepts research applications for all areas of canine health, but applications that fall into priority areas will receive extra attention. Research grants are given to research projects that seek to improve the health of dogs. The research ranges from molecular research that may study the genetic causes of disease to clinical research that may test the efficacy of a drug. The research may develop new treatment methods or study the physiology to better understand a disease. Highlighted Disease Research includes: Canine Cancer; Orthopedic Conditions; Bloat; Disease Genetics; Clinical Advancements and Canine/Human Correlation.
This program seeks to enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or already involved in the juvenile system. While mentoring appears to be a promising intervention for youth, more evaluation work is needed to further highlight the components of a mentoring program that are most effective. In addition, research is needed to demonstrate specifically the components of mentoring programs that have a significant impact in reducing juvenile delinquency and offending. This solicitation seeks to fund research studies that will inform the design and delivery of mentoring programs. OJJDP-2011-2998 (GG 1/7/11)