October 18, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 37)
37-1 National Air & Space Museum Fellowships (Smithsonian)
The National Air & Space Museum offers fellowships for historical aviation research.
o The Guggenheim Fellowship is a competitive 6 to 12 month in-residence fellowship for pre- or post-doctoral research. Scholars interested in historical research related to aviation and space are encouraged to apply. Predoctoral applicants should have completed preliminary course work and examinations and be engaged in dissertation research. Postdoctoral applicants preferably should have received their Ph.D. within the past seven years.
o The A. Verville Fellowship is a competitive nine- to twelve-month in-residence fellowship intended for the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. The fellowship is open to all interested candidates with demonstrated skills in research and writing. An advanced degree in history, engineering, or related fields is not a requirement.
37-2 College and University Affiliations (USIA)
The United States Information Agency is inviting exchanges of faculty and staff from six geographic regions for teaching, lecturing, curriculum and faculty development, collaborative research and outreach. Projects involving administrative reform or modernization, such as distance learning, are also invited. The FY 97 competition is limited to three themes which reflect USIA's foreign policy priorities: Democracy and Human Rights; International Trade Policy and Economic Security; and The Environment and Sustainable Development. Exchanges should be for at least one month. E/ASU-97-01 (FR 10/03/96)
37-3 Summer Fellowships (AAUW)
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation announces its Summer Fellowship program of postdoctoral research, part of its American Fellowships program. Eligible scholars include tenured, untenured, and independent college and university women faculty whose significant teaching obligations restrict active research. Women faculty from all fields except engineering are eligible to apply.
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37-4 Pesticide Impact Assessment Program
The mission of the National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (NAPIAP) is to promote informed regulatory decisions concerning registered pesticides. To achieve this, the program identifies and fills benefit data needs of presently registered pesticides. Proposals should include, at a minimum, crop (or animal) treated, rates used (actual use, not just labeled rates), acres (units) treated compared to total acreage, application method (ground, air, chemigation, etc.), number of applications per season or crop cycle, formulations used, target pests, and, as appropriate to the proposal, non-chemical controls (cultural methods, biologicals, etc.). If the proposal addresses a specific pesticide, alternative chemicals should be included.
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37-5 International Visitors - International Trade and Finance (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications to conduct programs for professionals from other nations to visit the U.S. to learn about various facets of international trade and finances. E/VP-97-1 (FR 10/10/96)
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37-6 Toyota USA Foundation Grants (Toyota USA Foundation)
The sponsor provides support to improve the quality of teaching and learning in grades K-12. The sponsor's primary interest is in mathematics and science, but innovation in arts and culture, civic and community affairs, education reform, and professional development of teachers are also supported. The most competitive proposals are those likely to yield more than one of the following outcomes: foster creativity, innovation and inquiry in the classroom by developing the potential of teachers, especially those responsible for mathematics and science; build self-esteem and leadership in children and youth through community involvement and cooperation with others; encourage communication across barriers of culture, language, gender, class, and generations; provide leadership training and other assistance to parents to encourage their involvement in education; establish partnerships between k-12 and higher education; incorporate education reform elements including innovative, interdisciplinary curricula, `real-world' classroom applications, cooperative learning, and high expectations of students.
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
37-7 University Exploratory Research (Procter & Gamble)
This program supports research within the broad areas of chemistry, the biological sciences, chemical engineering, and process technology. The sponsor provides support for research in areas of emerging science of mutual interest to the university scientist and the sponsor which might not otherwise be funded because it is too speculative, even though it has intriguing potential. Eligible applicants are regularly appointed faculty members or postdoctoral appointees.
37-8 Steroid Receptor Structure: Functional Considerations (NIH)
The object of this initiative is to elicit grant submissions that focus on integrating structural with functional information about the receptors in the steroid/thyroid/retinoid superfamily, including the orphan receptors for which no known ligands have been identified. The long-term goal of this initiative is to increase basic understanding of the receptors in this hormone superfamily to allow for development of specific analogs, partial agonists, or antagonists with clinical significance in the treatment of disease (e.g., osteoporosis, obesity, breast or prostate cancer). This initiative is therefore designed to elicit grant submissions which focus on the structure of steroid/thyroid/retinoid (nuclear) receptors, including the orphan receptors for which no known ligand has been identified, and the implications of this structural information for understanding function. PA-97-001 (NIHG 10/11/96)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
37-9 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree (NIGMS)
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is inviting applications to develop new and innovative programs and expand existing programs to improve the academic competitiveness of underrepresented minority students and help them make the transition from the associate's degree to the bachelor's degree as they work toward a career in biomedical research. GM-97-001 (NIHG 10/14/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/15/96; Applications 01/17/97
37-10 Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctoral Degree (NIH)
This program seeks to encourage the development of new and innovative programs and the expansion of existing programs to improve the academic competitiveness of underrepresented minority students and facilitate their transition into the next stage towards careers in biomedical research. GM-97-002 (NIHG 10/11/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/15/96 Applications 01/17/97
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37-11 Breaking the Cycle - Demonstration Evaluation (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals to evaluate the Breaking the Cycle program, which seeks to reduce future drug use among criminal offenders. The purpose of the evaluation is to test the effectiveness of an integrated policy of systemwide drug testing, needs assessment, treatment and supervision, appropriately tailored to each defendant's needs. The evaluation will pay particular attention to explaining the impact that such a policy of universal assessment and assignment has on drug use in the subject population; criminal activity in the subject population; social indicators such as health and employment in the population; system costs and benefits; and allocation and utilization of system resources, such as detention and treatment capacity. (FR 10/09/96)
37-12 State Corrections Information Systems (Justice)
The Justice Department is inviting cooperative agreement applications to conduct an inventory of all state-level and federal Bureau of Prisons' offender-based correctional information systems to improve systems and data collection. Projects should help answer questions raised by correctional administrators and researchers, identify obstacles to more complete participation in the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP), determine what help states need to develop improved statistical data systems and outline factors underlying variations in completeness or consistency in data elements and definitions among participating jurisdictions.( FR 10/08/96)
37-13 Exchanges and Training in Democracy (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications to conduct exchange and training programs for professionals from Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to encourage the growth of democracy in those countries. USIA is limiting the scope of competition to organizations that develop programs for Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Exchange and training programs should operate at two levels: enhance institutional relationships and offer practical and comparative information to individuals to assist them with their professional responsibilities. E/PN-97-10 (FR 10/04/06)
37-14 Drug Abuse Prevention and Education Programs (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications to provide an overview of domestic response to drug abuse for drug rehabilitation professionals and educators from other nations. Projects will conduct overview programs for multi-regional groups of international visitors who are American Embassy contacts from a variety of fields. E/VP-97-1 (FR 10/10/96)
37-15 International Visitors - Journalism and Media (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications to conduct programs for professionals from other nations to visit the U.S. to study journalism, radio broadcasting and the global information highway. E/VP-97-1 (FR 10/10/96)
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37-16 Graduate Research Fellowships (NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting applications for research fellowships to conduct research on the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. (FR 10/11/96)
37-17 Dissertation Fellowships (AAUW)
The AAUW offers American Fellowships to support graduate students writing doctoral dissertations which will be completed between 07/01/97 and 06/30/98. Applicants are expected to receive a doctoral degree by the end of the fellowship year. Fellowships may not be used to fund extensive research. All fields of study except engineering are applicable. Engineering dissertation fellowships are available through the Selected Professions Fellowships.
37-18 Career Development Grants (AAUW)
These grants are for women who are preparing to re-enter the work force, change careers, or advance their current careers. Candidates must be in the early stages of their programs. These grants are open to women who are US citizens or permanent residents, who hold a baccalaureate degree, and who have received their last degree on or before June 30, 1992. Special consideration is given to qualified AAUW members, women of color, women pursuing their first terminal degree, and women pursuing degrees in nontraditional fields.
37-19 James Madison Memorial Fellowships (JMMFF)
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation announces final rules and invites applications for fellowships for study that prepares or develops teachers of American history, government, social studies or political science. Eligibility includes teachers of grades seven to 12 for senior fellowships; college seniors and graduates for junior fellowships. Applications should demonstrate commitment to teaching American history, government, social studies or political science for grades seven to 12; intention to pursue graduate study that emphasizes the Constitution; outstanding performance or potential of performance as classroom teachers; and proposed course of study. (FR 09/05/96)
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