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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for a National Research Center that will: identify, develop, demonstrate and facilitate widespread acceptance and applicability of novel and innovative technologies and approaches to measure or treat groups of microbiological or chemical contaminants, or their precursors; apply novel new information technology systems; and improve the sustainability of small drinking water systems. While larger Community Water Systems (CWS) serve a greater proportion of the overall population, ninety-two percent of the nation's CWS serve communities with populations of 10,000 or less and supply drinking water for more than fifty-three million Americans. These small systems do not typically have the resources to seek out, evaluate and apply innovative approaches that could provide better drinking water contamination solutions and improve public health protection. Public health-associated violation rates are consistently more than 3 times higher among those CWS that serve less than 10,000 than the larger systems. Because it is so challenging for these small systems to comply with existing standards, progression of public health standards on a national level is hindered. This National Center for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems (Center) will: conduct research; develop and demonstrate innovative and sustainable technologies; advance the state-of-the-art nationally and internationally; leverage modern data and information systems; foster interaction among technology developers, end-users, and other stakeholders; provide education, training and technical assistance; and collaborate with local, regional (multi-state), and national water technology innovation efforts. To be successful, an application should demonstrate a macro-level understanding of: the current state of small systems in the United States; EPA regulations and factors contributing to non-compliance; financial and operational constraints; technologies generally used as well as cutting edge technologies; barriers and successful approaches to adoption of innovative technologies; and approaches to improve the long-term resilience of small systems in the face of constant economic and environmental challenges. Innovations in technologies and approaches must have strong potential for adoption by U.S. small drinking water systems. For example, proposed technologies and approaches should be able to efficiently treat or mitigate groups of contaminants or contaminant precursors in drinking water sources and systems, while allowing for a more cost-effective, streamlined approach. EPA-G2013-STAR-G1
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences (including marine biology), physics, or a related field; Candidates must hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada; Candidates must normally be no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) as of the year of their nomination. Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.
20-3 Data-Intensive Research to Improve Teaching and Learning - An Ideas Lab to Foster Transformative Approaches to Teaching and Learnining (NSF)
The goal of this activity is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the use of large data sets to create actionable knowledge for improving STEM teaching and learning environments (formal and informal) in the medium term, and to revolutionize learning in the longer term. These approaches will involve the work of learning scientists, STEM disciplinary experts, computer scientists, statisticians, database experts and educational researchers who design and study learning environments. Among the potential benefits of integrating approaches from these disciplines are improving student learning and engagement, optimizing personalized instruction, and supporting rapid decision making to help educators respond more effectively to the learning needs of individuals and groups of learners in multiple settings. These approaches may be risky but should have the potential to rapidly advance the field. The scope of this activity does not include infrastructure development focused on data base design and development for education domains. The new approaches envisioned in this solicitation will require the generation and use of data that range from micro-level data on individual learners, to data from online learning sources (such as massively open online courses), to meso-level data from the classroom that provide information to students and teachers about how learning is progressing, to macro-level data such as school, district, state, and national data, including data from federal science and policy agencies. Participants in the Ideas Lab, selected through an open application process, will engage in an intensive five-day residential workshop, the development of multidisciplinary collaborative proposals through a real-time and iterative review process, and, for the participant teams invited to submit full proposals, the subsequent submission of full proposals. NSF 13-565
Bringing Theory to Practice Project, an independent project established by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is accepting proposals from universities and colleges in the United States for projects aimed promoting the nexus of engaged learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college and university students. Seminar grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for projects that bring together diverse members of the campus community to discuss the civic mission of the institution and how the full expression of that mission can be achieved. Program Development grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to enhance or extend a program that is consistent with BTtoP's objective of promoting engaged learning, civic engagement, and the psychosocial well-being of students. Institutional matching support is required for all grants. (PND 5/24/13)
The ARP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ASD forward. Research projects should include a testable hypothesis based on a strong scientific rationale. This award is not intended to support the continuation of existing studies or the next logical extension and/or incremental step. The Pilot Award is designed to support innovative ideas with the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation. The existence of preliminary data suggests that the proposed research does not meet the intent of this award mechanism. Therefore, preliminary data are not allowed. The strength of the application should be based on sound scientific rationale and logical reasoning. W81XWH-13-ARP-PA (GG 5/13/13)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Through its Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders, the foundation will award grants for projects led by scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent). Priority will be given to projects that have potential applicability to one or more of the following crop or livestock species: maize, wheat, rice, millet, sorghum, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, beans, cowpeas, chickpeas, groundnuts, banana, chickens, small ruminants (e.g., goats), and cattle. (PND 5/24/13)
The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through provision of campus-based child care services. Each application must address these priorities-- Absolute Priority 1: Projects that are designed to leverage significant local or institutional resources, including in-kind contributions, to support the activities assisted under section 419N of the HEA. Absolute Priority 2: Projects that are designed to utilize a sliding fee scale for child care services provided under section 419N of the HEA in order to support a high number of low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution. ED-GRANTS-052413-001 (GG 5/24/13)
20-8 Improvement of Animal Models and Development of Technologies for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (SBIR) (R43/R44) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns that propose to develop or improve technologies for obtaining, characterizing and testing animal and human stem cells and their derivatives as models for stem cell-based regenerative medicine using animal models. The program is intended to support projects devoted to the creation of informative animal models for regenerative medicine, which will facilitate testing the safety and therapeutic potential of animal and human stem cells and their derivatives for pre-clinical evaluation. The initiative focuses on the following areas: 1) comparative analysis of animal and human stem cells to provide information for selection of the most predictive and informative model systems; 2) development of new technologies for stem cells and their derivatives, including production, characterization and transplantation; and 3) improvement of animal disease models for stem cell-based therapeutic applications. The ultimate objective of these efforts should be to provide commercial products and technologies that can help develop future clinical therapies. PA-13-223 (NIHG 5/17/13)
The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded for projects that provide direct services, advocacy, education and training for professionals working with elders, and research that investigates causes of and solutions to significant problems of older adults. Projects and the organizations leading them must have a local focus on communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. However, advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance are considered from organizations located anywhere in the United States. (PND 5/24/13)