May 24, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 19)
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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorders share a cluster of impairments in reciprocal social interaction, communication, and the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests, or activities. The etiologies of these disorders are not yet understood, but may include a combination of genetic, metabolic, immunologic, infectious or other environmental influences. Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. Companion funding opportunities are PA-13-217, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant, and PA-13-218, R03 Small Grant Program. PA-13-216 (NIHG 5/3/13)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for Centers of Excellence in Modeling of Infectious Diseases. This FOA is a reissuance of a prior FOA (RFA-GM-09-003). The Centers will comprise a component of the Modeling of Infectious Disease Agents Study (MIDAS) network, consisting of Centers of Excellence, a centralized Information Technology Resource (announced separately), and research projects (announced separately). The overall objective of MIDAS is the coordination of a cadre of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to provide the U.S. scientific and public health communities better resources, knowledge, and tools to prepare for, identify and prevent the spread of infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense. The Centers will address four major thematic areas--infectious disease research; computational, statistical, and mathematical research; education and outreach; and public health policy. RFA-GM-14-009 (NIHG 4/12/13)
This FOA encourages R01 applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine co-addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages grant applications to examine mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine dependence. Research suggests that alcohol dependence and nicotine dependence have similar genetic, neurochemical and behavioral characteristics. It is not well understood, however, whether common mechanisms underlie the comorbidity of alcohol and nicotine use and dependence. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote research to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of dependence and how alcohol and nicotine use interact through these mechanisms to promote dependence. PA-13-194 (NIHG 4/12/13)
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly.
The National Center for Family Literacy is accepting applications from organizations and educational institutions for projects that engage families in literacy and mentoring. Through the Toyota Family Learning initiative, NCFL will award five three-year grants of $175,000 each, as well as a wide range of NCFL training and communications support, to implement services that engage families in learning together, mentoring other families in learning together, and family service learning projects. Priority will be given to projects that adapt existing family engagement in education programs to include the implementation of family mentoring and service learning components, including interactive literacy activities between parents and children, training for parents to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children, families mentoring other families to learn together and participate, and family service learning through projects and the sharing of those projects, activities, and experiences on the Toyota Family Learning community Web site. Eligible applicants include schools (traditional public and charter), community-based organizations, libraries, and other organizations providing services to families. (PND 5/17/13)
The Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have established a collaboration to jointly address the critical problem of water usage and consumption in power plant cooling. The water-for-energy issue is an important piece of the Energy-Water nexus. The goal of this collaboration is to leverage the complementary missions of applied research and commercialization (EPRI) and fundamental research and education (NSF) to foster enabling research and technology development that will lead to significant reductions or elimination of the use of water for cooling power plants. NSF 13-564
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Defense Sciences Office. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science and technology. Specifically excluded is research that results primarily in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. DARPA-BAA-13-20 (GG 5/2/13)
The purpose of the National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference is to advance the knowledge, practice and effectiveness of health and food safety educators in support of two Healthy People 2020 goals: FS-1: To reduce infections caused by key pathogens transmitted commonly through food; FS-5: To increase the proportion of consumers who follow key food safety practices. The proposed conference follows on prior successful conferences (1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010) that were jointly sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Food and Drug Administration for the purposes of enhancing public education and outreach to improve food handling practices, and for strengthening collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to prevent foodborne illness.
There is great potential to engage health and food safety educators more directly as partners in support of the government's efforts to prevent foodborne illness. A conference designed to activate field-based educators can be a powerful way to exponentially increase exposure of American consumers to critical evidence-based food safety practices that can reduce incidence of foodborne illness. RFA-FD-13-003 (NIHG 5/17/13)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. The Campus Suicide Prevention grants support an array of campus activities to help grantees build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Successful applicants will provide a roadmap of the process by which they have assessed or intend to assess suicide prevention needs and plan/implement infrastructure development strategies that meet those needs. SM-13-009 (GG 5/7/13)
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. (TGA 2/13)
This funding opportunity announcement issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks to develop innovative measurement tools for community engaged research efforts. The use of community engaged research (CEnR) methodologies, such as community-based participatory, community-based, and practice-based research are regarded as valid approaches to prevent disease and promote health. A collaborative effort between community partners and researchers to engage in research that benefits community is a central tenet to CEnR. Even though the use of these methodologies are commonly used, gaps remain in how these processes work or how the success of these programs can be measured, such as public trust, collaboration, capacity and empowerment. The knowledge gained by measuring trust, collaboration, and empowerment will inform future efforts when working within a community. A challenge to understanding the impact of engagement efforts and participation in health research, whether it is health promotion, intervention research, comparative effectiveness or, a clinical trial, is the paucity of measurement tools that are tested and validated. There is a need to develop valid and reliable tools that measure effective engagement when working with communities. A companion funding opportunity is PA-13-212, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grants. PA-13-209 (NIHG 4/26/13)