July 5, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 25)
NSF Deadlines & Target Dates
July 15, 1996
Research Collections in Systematics and Ecology. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-116)
Database and Expert Systems. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Target Date.
Model Projects for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 94-44)
Information Dissemination Activities for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 94-44)
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 94-64)
July 29, 1996
Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation Resources. Biological Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-91)
July 31, 1996
Connections to the Internet. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Deadline. (NSF 96-64)
August 1, 1996
Ethics and Values Studies. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 95-86)
Science and Technology Studies. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 95-92)
August 2, 1996
Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology. Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Deadline.
August 5, 1996
CISE Instrumentation. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Deadline. (NSF 95-60)
August 15, 1996
Experiments in Distributed Design and Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping Using Agile Networking. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Deadline. (NSF 96-94)
Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Target Date.
Ocean Drilling Program. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Target Date.
Decision, Risk, and Management Science. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Economics. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Geography and Regional Science. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Law and Social Science. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics in the Social Sciences. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Political Science. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Sociology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
August 23, 1996
Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics. Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Deadline.
August 26, 1996
Instrument Development for Biological Research. Biological Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-90)
August 30, 1996
Advanced Technology and Instrumentation. Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Deadline.
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25-1 Rural Distance Learning and Medical Link Grants (USDA)
The Agriculture Department is inviting proposals for distance learning and telemedicine projects in rural areas under revamped rules that give applicants expanded guidance and provide explicit criteria for scoring and review and a new appeals process. The purpose of the program is to encourage, improve and make affordable the use of advanced telecommunications, computer networks and related advanced technologies to provide education and medical benefits to people living in rural areas and to improve rural opportunities. Grants may be used to acquire eligible equipment or software, including instructional programming; provide technical assistance and instruction for using equipment; engineering or environmental studies relating to establishing or expanding the phase of the project financed by the grant; facilities, equipment or activities and nonrecurring service charges described in an approved comprehensive rural telecommunications plan. (FR 06/27/96)
25-2 Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces and solicits applications for a new competitive grant program, the Sustainable Development Challenge Grant (SDCG) program, one of President Clinton's high priority actions described in the March 16, 1995 report, ``Reinvention Environmental Regulation.'' The EPA expects to fund a limited number of pilot projects in FY 1996. The design of the proposals will help develop a full scale program for FY 1997. The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program is intended to encourage community, business, and government to work cooperatively to develop flexible, locally -oriented approaches that link place-based environmental management with sustainable development and revitalization. (FR 07/01/96)
25-3 Advanced Technology Program (ATP) (NIST)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced its ATP General Competition 96-01 for all areas of technology, including those previously included in focused areas. Only a General Competition is planned this fiscal year. NIST is scheduling public meetings for potential proposers and other interested parties at various localities during the month of July.
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25-4 Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities (ED)
The Education Department is seeking applications to establish four regional technical assistance centers on postsecondary education for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing to help education institutions implement proven models, components of models and other exemplary practices, including innovative technology, to increase, and improve postsecondary opportunities for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
25-5 Research Fellowships, Field-Initiated Research, Research Training (ED)
The Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is inviting grant applications under three programs. Research fellowships support highly qualified individuals to perform research on rehabilitation of disabled persons; field-initiated research grants support research, demonstration, development and knowledge-dissemination projects to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities; and research training projects to provide advanced training in rehabilitation research, particularly for research and for individuals from underrepresented minority groups. (FR 07/01/96)
Deadline: 08/30/96 & 09/30/96
25-6 Parent Involvement in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (NSF)
The purpose of this solicitation is to stimulate development of innovative materials and strategies that will actively engage large numbers of parents in their children's education and in education reform. Therefore, it is not the intent to support projects that have only a local focus. All projects funded under this solicitation should address the following elements, as appropriate, to be considered viable and ensure that they will make a contribution to the field. These include: a clearly defined target audience; goal statements that clearly and realistically describe expected impact on the target audience; and strategic planning for reaching the target audience and engaging them in project activities. (NSF 96-107)
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 08/15/96, Full Proposals 10/15/96
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
25-7 Applied Information Systems Research (NASA)
This NASA Research Announcement solicits proposals for applying computer science and information systems technology to manage, access, visualize, and analyze very large, complex, multiparameter data sets associated with conducting NASA's space science research programs. The purpose of the Applied Information Systems Research program is to apply advanced computer and information science and technology to enhance the process of performing space science investigations. Appropriate areas of interest include high performance computing and networking, scientific data analysis and visualization, scientific data storage and management, and software technology including World Wide Web tools. NRA 96-OSS-10
25-8 Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center Grants (EPA)
The Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center is interested in proposals in areas that can provide data for the reduction of risk to people and the environment. Such areas of interest include: soil and water contamination by heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, and zinc associated with mining wastes and other industrial activities; soil and groundwater contamination by organic chemicals from a variety of sources; development of improved technologies and methods for characterization and analysis of contaminated soil; development of innovative treatment technologies for remediation of contaminated soil and ground water and for rendering wastes nonhazardous; and development of waste minimization and pollution prevention methods and technologies.
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
25-9 Research on Tick-borne Diseases (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement or grant applications for applied research on emerging infections, specifically on domestic tick-borne diseases, for example, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. (FR 06/28/96)
25-10 Ecology of the Deer Mouse (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking cooperative agreement applications to gain insight into hantaviral infection by studying the behavior, movement, reproductive biology, population structure and relative infection status of deer mice and deer mouse populations living in domestic environments. (FR 06/27/96)
25-11 Antimicrobial Resistance in Community-Acquired Bacterial Pathogens (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeding cooperative agreement and/or research project grant applications for applied research on emerging infections, specifically research on controlling the spread of antimicrobial resistance among community-acquired bacterial respiratory pathogens. (FR 06/27/96)
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25-12 Solicitation for Policing Research and Evaluation (NIJ)
The request for proposals builds upon National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grants awarded under Title I last year by the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to support: evaluations of strategies for moving departments further toward community policing; evaluations of problem-solving strategies and tactics addressing specific crimes; and studies of the changing role of the police and relationship between the police and the community. This second year will also support additional locally initiated police-researcher partnerships. In addition, NIJ and COPS have identified two areas of new and important inquiry: measuring the impact of the police and police integrity. Studies are solicited in these areas to improve the effectiveness of the police.
Deadline: 07/22/96 & 08/15/96
25-13 Evaluate and Research Sentencing Reforms and Their Effects on Corrections (NIJ)
In keeping with its mission of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of criminal justice systems, the National Institute of Justice is therefore soliciting research under the Act that will improve State and local operations as they strive to implement the Act's intent. The scope of research and evaluation of interest under this solicitation extends from prosecution to parole. The essential criterion of eligibility for funding under the solicitation is that the research and evaluation results improve State and local sentencing policy and related correctional practices. NIJ's broad substantive areas of interest are: measuring sentencing impacts; the sentenced offender; unintended consequences of sentencing policy; courts-related issues; and correctional management issues.
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