September 13, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 32)
32-1 NSF EPSCoR Standard Grants (ESG) (NSF/K*STAR)
Kansas Science and Technology Advanced Research (K*STAR) is requesting preposals for the EPSCoR Standard Grant (ESG) competition. Up to three proposals may be submitted to the National Science Foundation from Kansas. K*STAR will select, through a merit review process, the three preposals that will be developed into full proposals to be submitted to NSF. The ESG is a one-time grant to fund a project for 12-24 months. Projects should have the potential to significantly improve the overall quality of the state's academic research enterprise. Of particular interest are projects that will have a major impact in building the infrastructure, working with industry or changing the research paradigm in Kansas.
Deadline: 10/14/96Return to Contents
32-2 University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (University of Queensland)
The University of Queensland invites applications for a limited number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in 1998, to be awarded to persons wishing to conduct full-time research at the University in any of its disciplines. The period of appointment will be for two years only.
32-3 East European Studies (ACLS)
The American Council of Learned Societies supports postdoctoral research, dissertation research, graduate student travel, and language training for scholars in the social sciences or humanities whose research focuses on Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, or the successor states of Yugoslavia. All proposals should be for scholarly work, the product of which is to be disseminated in English. Except for the travel grants and advanced language training, support is for research undertaken outside East Europe.
Deadline: Fellowships 11/01/96; Travel and Language Training 01/31/97Return to Contents
ARTS & HUMANITIES
32-4 ACLS Fellowships (ACLS)
The American Council of Learned Societies supports postdoctoral research in all disciplines of the humanities and the humanities-related social sciences. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. These Fellowships are available to scholars at all stages of the career. A Ph.D. awarded prior to October 1, 1994 is required.
32-5 AmeriCorps Education Awards Program (CNCS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service will provide funds for community service program sponsors to provide education awards for AmeriCorps members who participate in their community service programs. Community service projects should address unmet education, public safety, environmental and other human needs in the community served. CNCS will support projects including those that provide school-based and community-based activities such as tutoring and mentoring and getting young children involved in community service; college-based programs in which members serve as service-learning coordinators in local schools; college programs that provide scholarships to middle and high school students and provide young students with college-age mentors; summer programs where members organize activities for children and youth; and before and after-school child care programs led by members. (FR 09/04/96)
Deadline: 10/31/96Return to Contents
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS
32-6 Research on Education, Policy and Practice (NSF)
The National Science Foundation's Research on Education, Policy, and Practice (REPP) program supports cultivation of aresearch base for implementing innovative K-16 reform strategies, as well as ways of improving graduate, professsional, and informal and lifelong learning. REPP seeks to increase the research knowledge and resources devoted to science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) teaching throughout the life cycle. The program strives to assemble a diverse portfolio that addresses, through theory, research, development, demonstration, and implementation, the dimensions of SMET reform. (NSF 96-138)
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 09/15/96; Proposals 12/01/96
32-7 Augmentation Awards for Science & Engineering Research Training (DOD)
The Defense Department is inviting proposals under the Science and Engineering Research Training program (AASERT) to add gaduate students to a Defense-funded research grant or contract in effect on January 28, 1997. A maximum of two graduate students may be supported with AASERT awards for each principle investigator. AASERT is also designed to encourage university researchers to involve more undergraduate and precollege students in their work.
32-8 Intelligence and Electronics Warfare (DOD)
Proposals for basic research in any of five topic areas are welcome from the U.S. Army's Intelligence & Electronics Warfare Directorate. The topic areas include: counter-narcotics technologies, especially portable non-intrusive inspection systems for contraband; intelligence data fusion; countermeasures for communication electronics; direction finding; and emitter intercept techniques. Offerors may submit proposals on any or all of these topics. Sol. DAAB10-91-Q-2036
32-9 Advanced Gas and Oil Drilling Systems (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting applications to develop advanced drilling systems capable of reducing overall system costs, increasing rates of penetration and allowing economical development of domestic natural gas and oil resources. (FR 09/09/96)
Deadline: 10/02/96Return to Contents
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
32-10 Molecular Biology and Genetics of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (NIH)
The purpose of this initiative is to advance our understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of sleep and sleep disorders. Specifically, the program is designed to stimulate studies on basic molecular correlates of sleep, cellular mechanisms responsible for restorative processes during sleep, the interactions between sleep and circadian systems controlling sleep and wakefulness at a molecular level, the genetic basis of sleep disorders, and the molecular neurobiology of sleep and sleep disorders. HL-96-015 (NIHG 08/30/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 01/06/97, Application 03/13/97
32-11 SCOR in Neurobiology of Sleep Apnea, Airway Biology and Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis, and Acute Lung Injury (NIH)
The primary objective of the Specialized Centers of Research (SCORs) programs supported by the Division of Lung Diseases is to foster multidisciplinary basic and clinical research enabling basic science findings to be more rapidly applied to clinical problems. The basic and clinical research to be supported through this RFA will be related to one of the above three categories. It is expected that results from these SCOR grants will have an impact on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea, cystic fibrosis and acute lung injury. Each SCOR grant application and award must include research involving human patients/subjects, which is defined as research conducted with human patients/subjects or on material of human origin such as tissue or other specimens for which an investigator directly interacts with human patients/subjects. HL-96-014 (NIHG 07/12/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 12/13/96, Application 07/22/97
32-12 Research & Training Grants Available (Tourette Syndrome)
The Tourette Syndrome Association is currently soliciting applications for: proposals in basic neuroscience specifically relevant to Tourette Syndrome, clinical studies related to the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of Tourette Syndrome, and one or two year training post doctoral fellowships. Relevant scientific fields include Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroimaging, Neurology, Pharmacology, and Psychology.
Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/18/96; Apps. 12/20/96Return to Contents
32-13 State Justice Institute Grants (SJI)
The State Justice Institute has issued its guidelines for FY 97 grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. While funding is uncertain, SJI has issued its tentative funding targets. Categories of grants include project grants to support innovative education, research, demonstration and technical assistance projects to improve the administration of justice in State courts. Special interest categories include dispute resolution, application of technology; court management, resolution of current evidentiary issues, substance abuse and the courts; children and families in court; improving the court's response to domestic violence; gender-related crimes of violence; and the relationship between state and federal courts.
Deadline: Concept Papers 11/27/96
32-14 Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects in Mass Communications (MARKLE)
The Foundation seeks to examine and improve mass communications and to explore the potential of information technology to enhance peoples lives. The Foundation supports research, analysis, advocacy, programming, and the development of innovative products and services. The Foundation restricts its activities to the field of mass communications, directing its efforts toward the improvement of media, including transmission and services facilitated by new technology.
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32-15 Dissertation Grants in Women's Health (Woodrow Wilson - Johnson & Johnson)
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Johnson & Johnson offer Dissertation Grants in Women's Health. The purpose is to encourage original and significant research on issues related to women's health. This grant is interested in the implications of research for the understanding of women's lives and its significance for public policy or treatment. Students in doctoral programs who have completed all predissertation requirements in any field of study at graduate schools in the United States.
32-16 Ford Foundation Predoctoral & Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (NRC)
Approximately 50 Predoctoral Fellowships and 25 Dissertation Fellowships will be awarded by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), or Puerto Rican. Awards will be made for study in research based doctoral programs (PhD or ScD) in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, or for interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines.
32-17 Predoctoral Fellowships for Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Howard Hughes)
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces the 1997 competitions for fellowship programs that support training in fundamental biological and biomedical research. Awards, based on international competitions, focus on research directed to understanding basic biological processes and disease mechanisms. Fellowships may be held at academic or nonprofit research institutions. Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences support up to five years full-time graduate study toward a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, structural biology, and virology.
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