June 14, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 22)
The National Council for Soviet and East European Research invites proposals for its special 1996 research program, consisting of research Contracts to institutions for up to $75,000, and research Grants directly to individuals for up to $40,000. Contracts are limited to large collaborative projects involving two or more U.S.-based postdoctoral scholars. Grants are awarded for research by individual U.S.-based scholars. Proposals should concern one or more of the following: the nature, causes and consequences of historical circumstances and long-term trends affecting current developments in those societies and their parts, and forces at work or latent; description and analysis of current changes and/or elements of stability; the perceptions, plans, options, aspirations and prospects of actors and components in those societies; or relationships among those societies, as well as with others outside the area.
22-2 Work Organization Interventions (NIOSH)
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop work organization interventions to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in office and video display terminal workers. (FR 06/06/96)
22-3 Support of MORE Program Scientific Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops (NIH)
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites cooperative agreement applications to support meetings, conferences, and/or workshops that are relevant to the mission of the Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE). Applicants may propose more than one activity in the same application such as a conference and workshop, or recurring activities such as a yearly meeting. In these cases NIGMS would consider funding applications for up to five years. GM-96-011 (NIHG 06/07/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/01/96; Applications 08/07/96
22-4 School-to-Work Grants (Ciba)
Ciba-Geigy Corp. has created the Ciba Educational Foundation to support systemic reform of school-to-work efforts at schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. The school-to-work projects should offer ``a rather seamless progression'' between school and work and between high school and postsecondary study. To bridge the span between school and the outside world, community-based partnerships should design projects that include work-based learning opportunities for students and teachers, such as internships and apprenticeships; develop curriculum, assessments and professional development components; and establish teacher networks between secondary and postsecondary institutions.
22-5 Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Cost-Reducing Health Care Technologies (NSF)
The National Science Foundation and The Whitaker Foundation announce an opportunity for multidisciplinary research and educational projects in Cost- Reducing Health Care Technologies (CRHCT). The current program thus was designed with two major objectives, both of which need to be addressed in each project. The first objective is to support innovative research that contributes to the reduction of health care costs. The second objective, which is new with this announcement, is to support educational activities that generate an awareness in the biomedical engineering research community of the need to expand research on cost-reducing health care technologies, and to promote interaction between the academic and industrial communities in this area. (NSF 96-99)
Deadline: Preproposals 08/05/96; Proposals 01/02/96
22-6 National Research Council Twinning Program 1997-1998 (NRC)
The Office for Central Europe and Eurasia of the National Research Council (NRC), operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, is accepting proposals for collaborative research programs which link individual U.S. scientists with their counterparts in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Romania. Only proposals in fields normally supported by NSF will be considered. Support is provided for travel and living expenses for research visits by American grantees and junior scientists to the countries listed above and for visits by foreign counterparts to the U.S. Modest funding for scientific supplies, telecommunications fees, and publication costs are also available.
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22-7 Disability Research and Centers (ED)
The Education Department's National Institute on Disability Research is inviting applications to develop solutions to and conduct research on problems encountered by individuals with disabilities in their daily activities. Funding is available for an R&D project for research on emerging disability populations; for research related to vocational rehabilitation services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and to students who are deaf or hard of hearing; and for research on technology for older persons with disabilities. (FR 06/04/96)
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
22-8 Rural Transportation Systems (USDA)
The Agriculture Department's Rural Business-Cooperative Service is inviting applications to provide technical assistance for rural transport systems. (FR 06/10/96)
Deadline: Preapplications 07/01/96
22-9 Earthquake Engineering Research Centers Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Program (NSF)
With this announcement NSF initiates a new competition for earthquake engineering research centers to be funded through the Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Program (EHM) in the Directorate for Engineering. While the focus of the program is on geotechnical and structural engineering, it is acknowledged that earthquake hazard mitigation is a multidisciplinary problem and thus earthquake-related research in architecture, planning and the social sciences is also supported. Projects are supported on a variety of topics using analytical, computational, laboratory and field methods and techniques. (NSF 96-92)
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
22-10 NHLBI Short-Term Research Training for Minority Students Program (NIH)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites grant applications for the Short-Term Research Training for Minority Students Program. The purpose of the award is to encourage institutions to provide opportunities for underrepresented minority students at the undergraduate and graduate level to become exposed to biomedical research in areas relevant to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders through a short-term research experience. These grants will support short-term research training experiences of consecutive two to three months duration for minority undergraduate students, minority students in health professional schools, and minority graduate students. HL-96-009 (NIHG 06/07/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 08/02/96; Applications 08/23/96
22-11 Research Award for Physiological Effects of Carbohydrates (ILSI)
The International Life Sciences Institute Human Nutrition Institute is soliciting applications from junior investigators for innovative studies aimed at investigating the physiological effects of carbohydrates. In particular, projects are sought that address the effects of dietary fiber, starch, and sugars on glycemic response and diabetes, or the physiological effects of resistant starch.
22-12 Biological Effects of Power Frequency EMF (NIH)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences supports research to identify the role of environmental agents in perturbations of normal physiologic processes leading to human disease. As part of the health mission of the NIEHS, studies of the biological effects of EMF have been specifically targeted. Studies which provide data needed for the assessment of the potential carcinogenic, reproductive or neurologic effects of EMF exposure are considered a priority. However, other toxic effects also may be important to consider. ES-96-007 (NIHG 06/07/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 08/02/96; Applications 08/27/96
22-13 Obesity/Nutrition Research Centers (NIH)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases invites applications for Obesity/Nutrition Research Centers for conducting basic and clinical research on obesity and the related fields of energy metabolism, body composition, satiety, adipocyte metabolism, eating disorders, and weight management. The objectives of the Core Center are to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to research in the nutritional sciences and to bring together, on a cooperative basis, clinical and basic science investigators in a manner that will enhance and extend the effectiveness of nutritional research being conducted in the field of obesity, eating disorders, and energy regulation. To accomplish the overall goal of these centers, there must be in existence at the applicant's institution an ongoing program of excellence in biomedical research related to the study of obesity. DK-96-011 (NIHG 06/07/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 09/26/96; Applications 10/26/96
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22-14 Sentencing Reform (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals to evaluate current sentencing reform initiatives and improve the evaluation capability of states and local jurisdictions.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/05/96; Proposals 07/30/96
22-15 Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization (DOJ)
The Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program provides an opportunity for collaboration in creating protocols and strategies tailored specifically to meet the needs of rural population. The goals are to: develop and implement policies, protocols and services designed to promote the early identification, intervention, and prevention of domestic violence and child victimization; increase victims' safety and access to treatment and counseling; enhance the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence and child abuse cases; and develop and implement innovative, comprehensive strategies that draw on a rural jurisdiction's unique characteristics and resources to prevent violence.
22-16 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Kansas)
The Office of the Attorney General provides grants for programs that provide shelter and services to victims of child abuse and neglect and provide education to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect. Funding is available for ongoing operating expenses of programs (including court-appointed special advocate programs) providing: 1) temporary emergency shelter for victims of child abuse and neglect; 2) counseling and assistance to those victims; or 3) educational services directed at reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect and diminishing its impact on the victim.
22-17 Behavioral Therapies Development Program (NIH)
This notice is an addendum to program announcement PA-94-078, published in the NIH Guide, Vol. 22, No. 26, July 15, 1994. The purpose of this addendum is to encourage research on the development and testing of assessment instruments and brief behavioral therapies and for drug abuse and dependence and related HIV/AIDS risk behaviors for patients that are seen in office-based (e.g., pediatrics, adolescent medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ob-gyn) and other health care settings. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is supporting the study of behavioral therapies (including, but not limited to, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, family therapy, skills training, and counseling approaches) that will potentially have a significant impact on reducing drug abuse and addiction and reducing HIV/AIDS risk behaviors. PA-94-078 (NIHG 05/17/96)
Deadline: 10/01, 02/01/96, 06/01/96
22-18 Interventions for populations at High Risk for Gonorrhea (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to identify factors that influence health-seeking behaviors and health services for populations at high risk for transmitting and acquiring gonorrhea; test interventions to increase and improve healthcare and develop approaches; and augment a behavioral research infrastructure related to sexually transmitted diseases. (FR 06/10/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/05/96; Applications 08/05/96
22-19 Partnerships for Community Policing (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting applications for research, development and application of new and innovative technologies to implement and enhance community-oriented policing on a national level. (FR 06/04)
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