Funding Bulletins - July 19, 1996
27-1 K*STAR Educational Program Initiative (K*STAR)
K*STAR NSF EPSCoR invites proposals to seed innovative educational projects and support planning activities to develop NSF educational grant proposals aimed at effecting large-scale improvements. Any educational development or educationally-oriented research project in an area supported by one of the NSF directorates is suitable, but priority will be given to planning activities directed to the development of an educational grant for large-scale improvements, either on an institutional, more than one institution, or statewide level.
27-2 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan Foundation)
The Sloan Foundation offers awards to provide support and recognition to young scientists, often in their first appointments to university faculties in the U.S. or Canada, for research in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience, economics, and computer science. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. and are generally less than six years from completion of the degree. Direct applications are not accepted. Nomination are accepted from department heads and other senior scholars. Nomination forms are provided upon request.
27-3 Research and Demonstration Grants in Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will support the following types of applied research projects: causal research to identify and investigate the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries; methods research to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites, as well as methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and injuries; control research to develop new protective equipment, engineering control technology, and work practices to reduce the risks of occupational hazards; and demonstrations to evaluate the technical feasibility or application of a new health procedure.
Deadline: 10/01/96; 02/01/97; 06/0197
27-4 Fulbright Visiting Scholars (CIES)
Three Visiting Scholar programs are being offered: The Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program which allows colleges and universities or departments to host a Fulbright lecturer for a semester or academic year in the social sciences or humanities, and the Occasional Lecturer Program which provides travel support for visiting scholars already in the US to guest lecture at other campuses. A separate funding opportunity exists for universities to host an expert on the European Union (EU), bringing to campus a senior EU official or a faculty member from an EU university.
27-5 Higher Education Multicultural Scholars (USDA)
The Agriculture Department soon will invite applications to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional work force by enabling colleges and universities to award scholarships to outstanding minority students to pursue education and careers in agricultural science and agribusiness. Individual beneficiaries must be U.S. citizens or nationals, undergraduate students newly recruited to a relevant course of study and from a racial or ethic group traditionally underrepresented in the food and agricultural sciences. Targeted areas of support include agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences and closely allied disciplines.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
27-6 Humanities Fellowships (NHC)
The National Humanities Center is a residential institute for advanced study in history, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. In addition, representatives of the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life may be awarded fellowships if their work has humanistic dimensions. Applicants must hold the doctorate or have equivalent professional accomplishments. Most fellowships are for the academic year (September through May), though a few may be awarded for the fall or spring semester.
27-7 Rural Community Improvement: ``Your Town'' (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts is inviting cooperative agreement applications to address needs of rural communities and help residents identify, protect and enhance their communities.
27-8 Humanities Focus Grants (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities will support projects that encourage teachers to explore human history and culture through the humanities. Grants support projects that bring together groups of 10 to 20 teachers and local scholars to study humanities subjects of their choosing. Groups meet through out the year to discuss literature, history, foreign languages and cultures and philosophy.
Deadline: 09/16/96 & 04/18/97
27-9 Education Development and Demonstration (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports a variety of materials and curriculum development and dissemination activities dedicated to teaching the humanities in elementary and secondary schools. Applicants may propose developing materials or curriculum, improving the use of technology in teaching the humanities or disseminating proven activities or materials. Most grants for materials development projects go to groups of scholars working with teachers to develop new teaching materials, including World Wide Web sites, CD-ROMS or printed materials. Curricular development and demonstration projects bring elementary, secondary and college faculty together to design courses or curricula to serve as national models. Applicants also can develop teaching with technology projects to help K-12 teachers integrate new technologies into their classroom teaching of the humanities. Dissemination and diffusion projects draw on existing projects, materials and ideas that can be scaled up to other communities using national conferences, workshops and networking.
27-10 Rehabilitation Research/Training (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for a rehabilitation research and training center (RRTC) to improve services and methods and train service providers in the areas of disability and rehabilitation. The RRTC should contribute to developing consumer-responsive managed healthcare that encompasses the continuum of care needed by individuals with disabilities needing special attention; and provide information and training to service providers and individuals with disabilities on new developments and their implications in managed care systems. (FR 07/09/96)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
27-11 Environmental Education Grants (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue a solicitation in early fall for environmental education grants, which fund projects to design, develop or disseminate innovative and effective environmental education practices, techniques and methods. Projects must improve environmental education teaching skills; educate teachers, students or the public about human health problems caused by pollution; build state, local or tribal capacity to develop and deliver environmental education; promote environmental careers to students; and educate the general public to be more environmentally conscious in making informed environmental health decisions.
27-12 Cottrell Scholars (Research Corporation)
The program supports young faculty scientists in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, or physics, who want to excel in both scientific investigation and teaching. Applicants must have started in a first tenure track position in 1994 and must provide both research and teaching plans for peer revue. The potential of the applicants to mount a strong research program and their commitment to pursuing careers as teacher-scholars will both be weighed carefully in reviewing proposals. (TGA 06/96)
27-13 University Research Instrumentation Program (DOD/AFOSR)
The Department of Defense announces the fiscal year 1997 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. universities to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Grants are envisioned for the purchase of larger items of research equipment typically costing between $50,000 and $1,000,000. Past awards averaged $135,000. Cost sharing is encouraged.
27-14 Student Launch Program (NASA)
Proposals are invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for educational programs that broaden student opportunities (undergraduate through masters degree) through student-designed and constructed experimental payloads to be flown on small suborbital rockets and stratospheric balloons. Applicants may request up to $35,000 for up to 30 months to defray expenses involved in the planning, design, construction, testing and flying of payloads. NRA 96-OSS-12
Deadline: Letter of Intent 08/23/96, Proposals 11/15/96
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
27-15 Gene Regulation Networks (ONR)
The Office of Naval Research in inviting preproposals under a new program to support interdisciplinary research in computational cell biology. The goal of the program is to identify and exploit the design principles and motifs responsible for the dynamic signal and information processing capabilities of intracellular biological regulatory networks. The program will provide support for collaborative efforts between biologists and computational scientists to create realistic models and simulations that are integrated with experimental cell and molecular biology.
Deadline: Preproposals 08/16/96
27-16 Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Including Batten Disease (NIH)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announces the reissuance of a program announcement (originally published December 20, 1991) to notify the scientific community of its continued interest in the submission of research grant applications concerning neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). NINDS encourages submission of quality research proposals to delineate the clinical and genetic types of the NCLs, to characterize the genetic and biochemical defects in infantile NCL and juvenile NCL, to identify and localize the gene(s) responsible for late infantile and adult onset NCL, and to develop measures for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Studies may encompass all aspects of the neurobiology of the NCLs by a variety of current and innovative experimental approaches and methods. PA-96-065 (NIHG 07-12/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
27-17 Mental Health Research in Eating Disorders (NIH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) invite applications for studies relevant to the neuroscience, epidemiology, etiology, treatment, services research, and prevention of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder), and their comorbidity with other medical, dental/craniofacial, and psychiatric disorders. The purpose of this program announcement is to promote additional mental health research with emphasis on the broad array of influences, including gender, on eating disorders and ingestive behaviors. PA-96-064 (NIHG 07/12/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/96
27-18 Drug and Violence Prevention (ED)
The Educational Department is inviting applications to develop, implement and disseminate model programs and strategies that prevent alcohol and drug abuse and violent behavior in higher education. ED will give preference to applications that propose projects addressing prevention violence toward women on campus, particularly violence influenced by drug and alcohol abuse. (FR 07/10/96)
Last Modified: 05:25pm , July 19, 1996