Funding Bulletins - May 10, 1996
NSF Deadlines & Target Dates
June 1, 1996
Instrument Development for Biological Research. Biological Sciences. Deadline.
Division of Earth Sciences. Geosciences. Deadline.
Division of Atmospheric Sciences. Geosciences. Target Date.
Arctic Research. Office of Polar Programs. Deadline. (NSF 95-133)
U.S. Antarctic Research. Office of Polar Programs. Deadline. (NSF 94-62)
Arctic Social Sciences. Office of Polar Programs. Target Date. (NSF 95-133)
June 10, 1996
Coarse and Curriculum Development. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 96-10)
Institution-Wide Reform of Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 95-127)
Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 96-10)
June 12, 1996
Small Business Innovation Research. Engineering. Deadline.
June 15, 1996
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research, Including Short-Term Visits and Joint Seminars. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline (NSF 96-14)
U.S.-Germany Cooperative Research Co-Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
Ecological Studies. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-103)
Systematics and Population Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-103)
Research in Teaching and Learning. Education and Human Resources. Target Date. (NSF 95-138)
U.S.-France Cooperative Science Program. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
June 17, 1996
Networking Infrastructure for Education. Education and Human Resources. Target Date.
June 25, 1996
Advanced Technological Education. Education and Human Resources. Deadline (NSF 96-10)
July 1, 1996
Archaeology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
Cultural Anthropology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
Physical Anthropology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
July 5, 1996
Recognition Awards for the Integration of Research and Education. Office of Science Technology Infrastructure. Deadline.
July 10, 1996
Animal Behavior. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Animal Developmental Mechanisms. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Behavioral Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Biochemistry and Molecular Structure and Function. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Computational Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Developmental Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Genetics and Nucleic Acids. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Integrative Animal Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Integrative Plant Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Neuroendocrinology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Plant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms. Target Date.
Sensory Systems. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
July 15, 1996
Human Cognition and Perception. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Linguistics. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Social Psychology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-96)
Database and Expert Systems. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Target Date.
Research Collections in Systematics and Ecology. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-116)
Model Projects for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 93-44)
Information Dissemination Activities for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 94-44)
18-1 Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship (USIA)
The US Information Agency announces opportunities for regionally and professionally accredited US institutions offering degrees and executive education programs at the master's level in business administration, economics, law, and public administration programs, to host graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan for degree, certificate, or professional development programs under the auspices of the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program.
18-2 Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Administrative Projects (DOI)
The Service is announcing procedures for obtaining funding for Federal Aid administrative projects and availability of an estimated $1,600,000 for Wildlife Restoration projects and $750,000 for Sport Fish projects. The mission of the two grant programs is to strengthen the ability of State and Territorial fish and wildlife agencies to meet effectively the consumptive and nonconsumptive needs of the public for fish and wildlife resources. Focus areas include management--handling, directing, manipulating, and managing fish and wildlife populations; Education--teaching or training people about fish and wildlife resources and the wise use of the resources; Outreach--public information on fishing, hunting, trapping, and wildlife associated recreation; Research--investigations, inquiries, searches, examinations, and experiments for the discovery and interpretation of facts; and Administration--service, supervisory, and management responsibilities supporting fish and wildlife agency affairs. (FR 04/09/96)
18-3 Special Studies Program (ED)
The purpose of the program is to support studies to evaluate the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including efforts to provide a free appropriate public education to children and youth with disabilities, and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. This notice supports the National Education Goals by improving understanding of how to enable children and youth with disabilities to reach higher levels of academic achievement.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
18-4 Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (DOC)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology invites proposals from qualified organizations for funding projects to provide manufacturing extension services to small and medium sized manufacturers in the United States. Manufacturing extension centers must be affiliated with a U.S. based not-for-profit institution or organization. Support may be provided for a period not to exceed six years. (FR 05/06/96)
18-5 Environmental Restoration (DOE)
Applied research and development of technologies for environmental restoration and waste management are sought by the U.S. Department of Energy. Areas of interest include: 1) contaminant plume containment and remediation; 2) mixed waste characterization, treatment and disposal; 3) landfill stabilization; 4) sensor technology; and 5) robotic technology. Proposals should address new concepts, long-term technology needs, and barriers and gaps in current technology. (Sol. DE-AR21-96MC33204)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
18-6 Bioiron Research: Role of MRNA and Protein Structure in Iron Nutrition and Metabolism (NIH)
The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate research on iron absorption and metabolism. The objectives of the initiative address three of the current trends in bioiron research: MRNA structure/function and regulation; high resolution analysis of protein structure/function; and novel approaches to iron nutrition and metabolism. Markers of current interest include ferritin MRNA and protein, MRNA and protein for iron uptake and the protein for iron transport, as well as other iron-binding entities including mucins, integrins, and mobilferrin. PA-96-049 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
18-7 Expanded Research on Emerging Diseases (NIH)
The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases invites applications for research on emerging and re-emerging human pathogens. The purpose of this program announcement is to encourage basic and applied research projects yielding new data that will enhance prediction, prevention, treatment, and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threatening the U.S. Projects dealing with those bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens of humans which have been newly recognized, and whose prevalence has markedly increased within the last two decades, are of interest. Applications dealing with additional new infectious disease problems that may emerge during the course of this program announcement are also encouraged. PA-96-048 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
18-8 Neurobiology and Genetics of Autism (NIH)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders invite program project grant applications for research that will elucidate the biological (neurobiologic and genetic) basis of autism and contribute to the discovery of a biological and/or diagnostic markers for autism. The purpose of this RFA is to provide support for collaborative, multidisciplinary, methodologically-rigorous programs of research that will use advanced techniques in biological and behavioral sciences to study the diagnosis; biological etiology, including genetics; pathophysiology; and developmental course of autism. HD-96-004 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/01/96, Applications 09/20/96
18-9 Genetics of Parkinson's Disease (NIH)
The principal objective of this program announcement is to stimulate research into possible genetic factors in the causation of Parkinson's disease. It is hoped that the results of these investigations will help to elucidate the causes and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Findings which would be of considerable importance in this search would be the location of a genetic marker, determination of the probability of penetrance, determination of possible genetic heterogeneity, and evidence of multifactorial inheritance with environmental interaction. Researchers responding to this program announcement are encouraged to consider novel approaches of the broadest nature in approaching the pathogenesis of this disease. PA-96-050 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
18-10 Translational Investigator Grants for Cancer Prevention and Control (NIH)
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control of the National Cancer Institute, invites research project grant applications from new prevention and control investigators for the conduct of studies translating phase I (hypothesis development) and II (methods development) basic, epidemiological, and clinical research into new approaches for the prevention and control of cancer. The principal investigator must have a doctoral degree and be working independently, but at the beginning stages of his or her research career in the areas of translational prevention and control research. Applicants also must identify a senior collaborator from whom they will receive guidance regarding the proposed research. CA-96-013 (NIHG 05/03/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 06/11/96, Application 08/08/96
18-11 Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation Resources (NSF)
The Multi-User Biological Equipment (MBE) program provides support for the purchase of major items of instrumentation, for which NSF funding is requested in the range from $20,000 to $400,000, that will be shared by a number of investigators having actively-funded research projects. NSF-funded research is not a requirement. The program will support: the purchase of single items of biological equipment or the establishment of instrumentation resources consisting of several items of equipment with a related purpose, or the purchase of additional equipment for such resources. (NSF 96-91)
Deadline: Last Monday of July