August 30, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 30)
30-1 John Heinz Neighborhood Development Program (HUD)
The Housing and Urban Development Department is inviting cooperative agreement applications to provide technical assistance for the John Heinz neighborhood development program. Projects should help neighborhood development organizations use available resources by coordinating delivery; develop strategic plans for physical and economic revitalization occurring in neighborhoods; design and implement programs to maintain, rehabilitate and construct affordable housing; create small business development opportunities or work with employers to create jobs and job training options; create or support stay in school or mentoring programs for youths; and plan, promote or finance neighborhood improvement efforts.
30-2 Research Fellowships (German Marshall Fund)
The German Marshall Fund of the United States offers grants for postdoctoral research that seeks to improve the understanding of significant contemporary economic, political and social developments involving the United States and Europe. Projects may focus on either comparative domestic or international issues. Projects should establish the potential importance of their findings either by comparative analysis of a specific issue in more than one country, or by an exploration of that issue in a single country in ways that can be expected to have relevance for other countries.
30-3 Arctic Research (NSF)
The Science Foundation invites U.S. scientists to submit proposals for research in the Arctic and to perform arctic research at institutions in the United States. The goal of the NSF Arctic Research Program is to gain a better understanding of the Earth's biological, geophysical, chemical and sociocultural processes, and the interactions of ocean, land, atmosphere, biological and human systems. In addition to supporting research on long term human-environment interactions, OPP encourages the study of contemporary socioeconomic, cultural and demographic issues in the changing environment of the post-Cold War world. The Office of Polar Programs also encourages bipolar research (especially glaciology, permafrost, sea ice, ecology, conjugate magnetic field lines and human factors studies. (NSF 95-133)
Deadline: 06/01, 12/15
30-4 Transcoop Program (GAACF)
Funds are available to support cooperative projects among and between German, U.S., and/or Canadian scholars and/or groups of scholars (Ph.D. required), above all from universities. Projects in the humanities and social sciences, including law and economics, selected for funding can receive up to $60,000 each over a three-year period. Project funds can be used to finance short-term research visits, special conferences and workshops, material and equipment, printing costs, and research assistance.
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ARTS & HUMANITIES
30-5 Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (IEAHC)
The Institute of Early American History and Culture will award a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 1997. The principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other research project have significant potential for publication as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. Those who have attained the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. The Institute's field of interest encompasses all aspects of the lives of North America's indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods.
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30-6 Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program (Kansas Board of Regents)
The Kansas Board of Regents is accepting applications for grants from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program. Funds are provided to institutions of higher education to improve instruction and skills of K-12 teachers in mathematics and physical and biological sciences. Eisenhower funds are available for projects pursued by faculty in schools and departments of education and departments of mathematics and the physical and biological sciences. Revised guidelines provide that proposing institutions must include participation by faculty in departments and schools of education and departments of mathematics and/or the physical and biological sciences. Also projects may by multiyear and may use telecommunications.
30-7 FIPSE (ED)
The Education Department will award grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities. Projects should ensure equal access to higher education and improve retention and graduation especially for low-income and underrepresented minority students; create programs that prepare students for entering the workforce and serve workers' continuing education and retraining needs; improve campus climate by creating a safe and welcoming environment that is conducive to learning; structure institutions in ways that reassert the primacy of teaching and learning; promote cooperation between colleges and universities and elementary and secondary schools; and support innovative reforms. (FR 08/20/96)
Deadline: Required Preapplications 10/18/96, Applications 03/15/97
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
30-8 CISE Postdoctoral Research Associates in Computational Science and Engineering and Experimental Computer Science (NSF)
The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate of the National Science Foundation plans a limited number of grants for support of Postdoctoral Research Associateships. A central goal of this program is to provide opportunities for new doctoral degree recipients to broaden their knowledge through a change in institution of advisor(s). Thus, proposals in which the recipients research experience will clearly be broadened will be given preference. Associateship awards will be based on proposals submitted by the sponsoring institution. The principal investigator will serve as an unreimbursed scientific advisor for the research associate. Each proposal must include a research and training plan for the proposed research associate in an activity of computational science and engineering in any of the fields supported by DASC, other NSF CS&E programs or experimental research supported by the CISE Directorate. NSF 96-119
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
30-9 Skin Cancer Research (The Skin Cancer Foundation)
The Foundation's Grants Program is intended for pilot projects, which, if successful, can be developed to the point where they are eligible for larger grants from other sources. Preference is given to projects which address, at the basic science and clinical level, improved methods of prevention and detection of skin cancers. Educational projects for the prevention of skin cancer are also eligible for consideration. Only applications for research projects relevant to skin cancer will be accepted for consideration.
30-10 Cardiovascular Research Awards (American Heart Association, KS)
Applications are available for Kansas Affiliate of the American Heart Association grants. Grants-in-Aid awards are available for both beginning and established researchers. Awards are for a maximum of two years' support. Career Re-Orientations awards offer a year of support to a researcher changing career directions. Post-doctoral fellowships are also available for two years' support.
30-11 Gerontology Research (AFAR)
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) funds pilot research projects in the basic mechanisms of aging, the role of aging processes in the pathogenesis of disease, and the nature of age-related deficits such as arthritis, memory loss, visual and hearing impairments, confusion and incontinence. Projects investigating the epidemiology of certain age-related disorders are also considered. The primary goal of AFAR research grants is to fund investigators in the early stages of their independent research careers, enabling them to accumulate preliminary data to apply for major grant support.
30-12 Toxicology Scholar Award (Wellcome)
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is offering five-year Toxicology Scholar Awards of $400,000 to support career development in Toxicology. The primary goal of this program is to advance understanding of toxicological processes on both fundamental and physiologic levels. The awards are intended to provide recipients with the freedom and flexibility to pursue higher-risk and innovative approaches in their research. Awardees may pursue a wide range of toxicological research in such areas as basic molecular biology, genetics, and physiology; whole animal toxicity; molecular epidemiology; and the interaction of complex biological systems with the environment. Since only one nomination per institution is accepted, R.W. Trewyn, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will coordinate the internal competiton. Please turn in your nomination to him by 09/16/96.
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30-13 Minority Dissertation Research Grants in Aging (NIH)
Small grants to support doctoral dissertation research will be available for minority doctoral candidates. Grant support is designed to aid the research of new minority investigators and to encourage minority individuals from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to study problems in aging. In awarding grants for dissertation support, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will give priority to projects involving African American (Black), Hispanic American, Native American and Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islander or other ethnic or racial group members who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research nationally. AG-97-001 (NIHG 08/16/96)
30-14 Sexuality Research Fellowship Program (SSRC)
The Social Science Research Council announces the 1997 competition of the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program providing dissertation and postdoctoral support for social and behavioral research on sexuality conducted in the United States. The Council expects to award approximately ten dissertation and four postdoctoral fellowships in 1997. Designed to provide training experience, only joint Fellowship applications will be considered--from the applicant and a research adviser/associate who will be required to function in a mentoring capacity. The Sexuality Research Fellowship Program welcomes applications which: contribute to a more thorough understanding of human sexuality in order to inform programmatic/community efforts and public policy regarding current social and health issues; develop inter-disciplinary approaches, both theoretical and applied, in which researchers from different social science disciplines participate; and propose methodological diversity and innovation utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative research methods that generate new theories and test new methodology.
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30-15 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF)
Applications for NSF's 1996 Graduate Research Fellowships are now available. Fellowships are awarded to citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens of the US for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral, and social sciences, and in the history and philosophy of science. Applicants should be at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Separate competitions are conducted for Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships, each with additional awards offered for women in engineering and computer and information science. Application forms are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format, as well as in NSF's FastLane. (NSF 96-122)
30-16 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for Women (Zonta International)
The Zonta International Foundation invites applications for the 1997-98 academic year from qualified women for Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards of $6,000 U.S. dollars each for graduate study in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. You must have a well-defined research program in aerospace-related engineering and clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace.
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