August 23, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 29)
29-1 Pilot Projects for a Human Genome Diversity Project (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for pilot projects in the two areas: improving DNA techniques, and clarifying cross-cultural ethical and legal issues, that will be necessary for undertaking a HGDP. Projects are needed for improving techniques for collecting, preserving, amplifying, and selecting DNA markers and to create affordable, distributable DNA banks. Research is also needed on ethical and legal issues in a crosscultural setting. The pilot projects should investigate what is important to populations in their decision process about cooperating with studies involving collection of tissue samples and cultural information. (NSF 96-112)
29-2 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships (NIH)
Through arrangements made with the Fogarty International Center, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) will award up to 30 short-term fellowships for U.S. researchers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to pursue collaborative research visits to Japan for periods ranging from seven to sixty days. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in the biomedical sciences. (NIHG 08/02/96)
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29-3 Nutrition and Dairy Foods Competitive Research Program (DMI)
The sponsor supports research to provide the scientific and technological basis for increasing the sale and utilization of dairy products by planning, supporting and using consumer-driven research that leads to the identification of novel product positioning or promotion opportunities and the resolution of problems that influence product quality or the perception consumers have about dairy products.
29-4 NAAB Coordinated Research Program (NAAB)
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) funds selected research projects through the NAAB Coordinated Research Program. The goal of the program is to foster research and development in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Physiology with special emphasis on Artificial Insemination as well as to provide researchers with seed money in order to obtain greater support from other agencies. Research areas for funding are established by NAAB member AI businesses. General areas of research considered include: Male Fertility; Genetics; Sire Health; Female Fertility; and Market.
29-5 Illinois Missouri Biotechnology Alliance (IMBA)
You are invited to respond to the attached Request for Proposals by the Illinois Missouri Biotechnology Alliance (IMBA). IMBA is a unique special grant. Its purpose is to fund biotechnology research that is an integral part of an R&D program directed at expanding the volume of profitable businesses in the U.S. food and agricultural sector. Initially the subject matter scope of the IMBA program is limited to corn and soybeans. However, the scope of IMBA interest encompasses all concepts of these industries including production, processing, marketing, utilization, inputs and support services, as well as economic, social, environmental, and natural resource concerns. The geographical focus is directed at Illinois and Missouri along with other Midwestern states having similar crops, soils, climate, and socioeconomic conditions.
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ARTS & HUMANITIES
29-6 Leadership Projects for the Millennium (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts is inviting applications under a one-time initiative to support innovative artistic projects that encourage creative thinking about the future of the arts in the context of the approaching new century. NEA is looking for artistically excellent, high-visibility projects that celebrate and showcase artistic achievements of the past century and that encourage innovative thinking about the future of the arts. Projects must celebrate or fink inspiration in the transition to the next century, have the capacity to attract substantial private or public support and be distinct from an organization's usual operations. Projects may be in any art form and should come to fruition before or during the turn of century, through 2003.
Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/01/96, Application 02/14/97
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
29-7 American Cancer Society Grants (ACS)
New grant application forms are available in PreAward Services for American Cancer Society Grants. Grant forms are available in hard copy and also diskette in WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.0. The American Cancer Society offers the Institutional Research Program grant, a block award that enables an institution to give seed money grants of up to $20,000 each for one year to junior investigators without national competitive research grant support, with the goal of attracting them into cancer research. Also available are Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Project Grants which are restricted to independent, beginning investigators (deadline 10/15/96). Research Opportunity Grants and Research Professorships require consultation with ACS.
29-8 Homocysteinemia nd Atherosclerosis (NIH)
The purpose of this solicitation is to promote research into the precise mechanisms by which homocysteine induces arterial occlusive disease as well as to investigate the role of hyperhomocysteinemia in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. Additionally, this solicitation will encourage the development of enzymatic assays and molecular genetic diagnostic tests for cystathionine -synthase, methylenetetrhydryfolate reductase and methioning synthase in homocysteinemic individuals. Cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, and genetics are among the disciplines and expertise that may be appropriate for this research program. HL-96-018 (NIHG 07/26/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 09/15/96, Application 11/20/96
29-9 Innovative Drug Discovery Research in AIDS Opportunistic Infections (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gives special consideration for funding to scientifically meritorious applications in response to program announcements. The purpose of this PA is to seek research grant applications aimed at novel approaches to discovery and preclinical development of therapeutic agents and strategies against opportunistic infections in people with AIDS. The intent is to encourage investigator-initiated grant applications that involve creative and original preclinical research that emphasizes under-exploited facets of the basic biology, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of the opportunistic pathogens necessary to propel advances in improved therapies. PA-96-068 (NIHG 08/02/96)
Deadline: 01/02, 05/01, 09/01
29-10 Molecular Correlates of Pathogenesis in Parasitic Diseases (NIH)
The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for research on molecular correlates of pathogenesis in selected parasitic diseases. The purpose of this PA is to encourage research to identify pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying those features most likely to be associated with adverse clinical outcomes of infection. Diseases of interest are severe malaria, severe hepatosplenic schistosomiasis, and leishmaniasis (other than self-limited, cutaneous forms of disease). Studies in human populations at risk in endemic areas are particularly encouraged. PA-96-067 (NIHG 07/26/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
29-11 Biomolecular Science and Technology (ONR)
The Office of Naval Research will fund basic and applied research on biomolecular science and technology, with emphases on molecular and cellular marine biology and basic biomolecular science including the principles governing molecular structure, function and interactions. Areas include biosensors, including developing biomolecular recognition toolboxes, molecular arrays and cell-based sensors; biomaterials and processes, including biomineralization, biocatalysis and biohesives; and biotechnology.
29-12 Structural Biology of AIDS Related Proteins (NIH)
The National institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) reannounces its interest in receiving applications to apply modern methods of molecular structure determination and analysis in developing new approaches to structure-based drug design. The intent is to develop new approaches to the treatment of AIDS and associated opportunistic infections. The central disciplines covered by this RFA are x-ray crystallography, NMR and molecular modeling augmented by expertise in organic synthesis, molecular enzymology, and virology. Groups with well-established expertise in this broad area but which have not previously been involved in AIDS research are encouraged to apply. GM-96-012 (NIHG 08/02/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 11/18/96, Application 12/18/96
29-13 Collaborations for Advanced Strategies in Opportunistic Infections (NIH)
The Opportunistic Infection Research Branch (OIRB) of the Therapeutics Research Program in the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), NIAID, invites applications for Collaborations for Advanced Strategies in Opportunistic Infections (CASOI). The purpose of this Program Announcement (PA) is to expand the clinical knowledge of opportunistic infections people with AIDS by expediting the translation of promising innovative preclinical findings into clinical research applications. This PA announces the interest of the NIAID in supporting focused collaborative research between preclinical and clinical scientists to test, refine, and improve diagnostic, pathogenic, or therapeutic concepts leading to innovative approaches for the prevention and management of opportunistic infections in individuals infected with HIV. The opportunistic pathogens emphasized in this PA are Mycobacterium avium, Crptosporidium parvum, and cytomegalovirus. PA-96-069 (NIHG 08/09/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 09/16/96, 08/01/97, 08/02/98; Applications 08/25/96, 09/01/97, 09/01/98
29-14 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pathophysiology (NIH)
NIH invites submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support research on the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Applications are encouraged that address new hypotheses and research gap areas or that are small studies that explore new ideas. Well-designed studies are needed to provide a better understanding of CFS pathogenesis with the goal of developing diagnostic and intervention strategies. Studies should include appropriate sample sizes and test biologically rational hypotheses. Selection criteria and procedures for CFS cases and comparison groups should be carefully delineated and appropriate for the hypothesis under study. PA-96-070 (NIHG 08/16/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
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29-15 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Prisoners: Evaluation (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals for evaluations of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. Available funding is $500,000 for one award for a national evaluation; $50,000 each for up 10 local evaluations. The project period is 24 months for the national evaluation, 15 months for the local studies. The national evaluation grantee will conduct a study using data provided by states running the programs, other information or original data. The evaluation should include process and outcome evaluation elements. Local evaluations should look at programs in individual states in more detail, focusing on all participating programs in an individual state, on some subset of programs or on a single program.
29-16 Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace (USIP)
The US Institute of Peace offers senior fellowships in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. These fellowships support practitioners and scholars working on projects concerning the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of managing conflict and sustaining peace. Priority will be given to proposals that promise to make a timely contribution to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging international conflicts.
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29-17 Advanced Study or Research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (The American-Scandinavian Foundation)
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Through its awards programs, ASF encourages lasting academic, professional and personal ties between the U.S. and Scandinavia. ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
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