Funding Bulletins - January 17, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 2)
2-1 Advanced Technology Program (NIST)
The NIST Advanced Technology Program (ATP) is soliciting proposals under ATP General Competition 97-01. General Competition 97-01 is open to all areas of technology. The Advanced Technology Program is a unique partnership between U.S. industry and government to advance the nation's competitiveness--and economy--by developing high-risk but powerful new technologies that enable a broad spectrum of potential new applications, commercial products, and services. Through cooperative agreements with individual companies or groups of companies, large and small, the ATP invests in industrial projects to develop technologies with high-payoff potential for the nation. The ATP accelerates technologies that, because they are risky, are unlikely to be developed in time to compete in rapidly changing world markets without such a partnership of industry and government. By sharing the cost of such projects, the ATP catalyzes industry to pursue promising technologies.
2-2 Collaboration, Visualization, and Information Management Technology (DOD)
The goal of the Collaboration, Visualization, and Information Management (CVIM) area within the DARPA Information Technology Office (ITO) is to develop revolutionary approaches and leading edge technologies for advancing the capability of humans to collaborate on shared problems; to visualize collaboration, task, and abstract information spaces; and to acquire, organize, retrieve, correlate, manipulate, and use networked information resources. This solicitation focuses on revolutionary prototype information architectures and their pilot demonstration. It is expected that the developed technology will form the foundation for a generation of services beyond that which is already envisioned. This solicitation focuses on two specific areas: 1) Intelligent Collaboration and Visualization and 2) Information Management.
2-3 Ecosystem Restoration (EPA)
This EPA/NASA joint program on Ecosystem Restoration solicitation complements the ongoing research program in EPA Laboratories and is consistent with the goals and objectives of the ecologically-based programs within NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. The purpose of this solicitation is to support the development of the scientific framework required to diagnose existing ecosystems, establish the basis to prioritize ecosystems that should be restored, describe effectiveness criteria for incremental improvements and describe desirable endpoints for ecosystem restoration/rehabilitation. The most competitive proposals will focus on the urbanized or urbanizing watershed.
2-4 Coastal Ecology in Albania and Worker Health in Ukraine's Donetsk Region (NRC)
With support from the U.S. Department of State's Research and Training Program for Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the National Research Council will sponsor two Young Investigator Programs in 1997: Coastal Ecology in Albania; and Worker Health in Ukraine's Donetsk Region. Each program will consist of a fifteen to twenty day session in the foreign country in the summer of 1997. Each program will include five to seven American specialists and an equal number of foreign specialists. All participants must have earned their Ph.D. or achieved equivalent professional accomplishments not earlier that January 1, 1989. The long term goal of these NRC Young Investigator Programs is to contribute to the professional development of American experts in areas critical to the welfare and future development of Central Europe and Eurasia as well as other areas of the globe.
2-5 Pest Management Alternatives Research (USDA)
Proposals of regional research significance are invited for competitive grant awards under the Special Research Grants Program-Pest Management Alternatives Research for FY 1997. Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) seeks proposals which address the following issues: 1) a significant reduction of risk to human health or the environment that would result; 2) no current viable alternatives and documented significant potential losses; 3) significant producer involvement; 4) natural controls as partial or effective solutions to pest management problems; and 5) solutions capable of being rapidly brought to bear on critical problems. Proposals should be for no more than two-year period.
2-6 Potato Research (USDA)
The Agriculture Department's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) is inviting proposals for grants to support potato research, including biotechnological genetics. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to support regional research projects that are composed of potato research that focuses on varietal development/testing. (FR 01/06/97)
ARTS & HUMANITIES
2-7 Kansas Arts Commission Major Grants (KAC)
The Kansas Arts Commission has announced its deadlines for its newly organized structure for support of the arts in Kansas. The newly designed grants programs are `more holistic, focusing on core support through one application submitted by each grantee.' Grant categories now include: Operational Support for Arts and Cultural Organizations (for programming and administrative costs); Arts Project Support (to assist community-based arts and non-arts organizations develop and present arts projects); and Special Opportunities (which includes Arts & K-12 School Curriculum, Rural Cultural Opportunity, Technical Assistance, Grassroots, and Kansas Touring Programs). Technical Assistance, Grassroots and Kansas Touring Program grants have open deadlines.
Deadline: Operational Support 2/18/97; Arts Project Support and K-12 School Curriculum 02/03/97
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
2-8 Joint Program on Terrestrial Ecology and Global Change (DOE)
In concert with the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and with the intent of enhancing interagency collaboration, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce their interest in receiving applications for support of grants that seek to augment research on terrestrial ecology as it relates to global environmental changes. This request for applications encourages multi-disciplinary applications involving companion experimental/ manipulative and modeling efforts to provide critically needed data and information for improved predictions of global change phenomena in three equally important areas: (1) the consequences of global-scale environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems, (2) the role of terrestrial ecosystems as a source or sink of carbon dioxide and other trace gases, and (3) the interactions and feedback between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere and between linked ecosystems at watershed and landscape scales.
2-9 Long-Term Space Astrophysics Research Program (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) solicits basic and applied research proposals related to the analysis of data from space astrophysics observations. The dominant objectives of the Long-Term Space Astrophysics (LTSA) program, which was initiated in 1990, are to enhance the scientific return from space astrophysics missions by supporting long-term (up to 5 years) funding and to strengthen the United States long-term research base in space astrophysics. NRA-96-OSS-13
2-10 Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering (NSF)
The Directorates for Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and the Office of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation and Office of Energy Research of the Department of Energy announce a joint initiative on basic research in plasma science and engineering. The goal of the initiative is to enhance plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources from the two agencies. The focus of this initiative is to address fundamental issues in plasma science and engineering which can have impact in other areas or disciplines in which improved basic understanding of the plasma state is needed. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education and training is integrated within the research programs. Proposals related to fusion studies are not eligible. (NSF 97-39)
Deadline: Abstracts 02/28/97, Proposal 03/21/97
2-11 Environmental Justice Community/University Partnership Grants Program (EPA)
This grant program was established to help community groups and tribal governments effectively address local environmental justice issues through active partnerships with institutions of higher education. The emphasis of this grants program is on meaningful, two-way cooperation between communities or tribes and institutions of higher education serving disproportionately exposed communities or tribes in order to address environmental justice issues. (FR 12/11/96)
2-12 Office of Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EPA)
The purpose of this grant program is to provide financial assistance to eligible community groups (i.e., community-based/grassroots organizations, churches, or other non-profit organizations) and federally recognized tribal governments that are working on or plan to carry out projects to address environmental justice issues. Funds can be used to develop a new activity or substantially improve the quality of existing programs that have a direct impact on affected communities. (FR 12/11/96)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
2-13 Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with academic institutions, botanical gardens, freshwater and marine institutes, and natural history museums, seeks to enhance and stimulate taxonomic research and help prepare future generations of experts. NSF announces a second special competition, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET), to support competitively reviewed research projects that target groups of poorly known organisms. This effort is designed to encourage the training of new generations of taxonomists and to translate current expertise into electronic databases and other formats with broad accessibility to the scientific community. Three major elements are required of a project submitted in the PEET Special Competition: 1) Monographic Research; 2) Training; and 3) Computer Infrastructure.
2-14 Biomedical Research on Alcohol and AIDS (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking applications to support human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related biomedical alcohol research. Whether alcohol consumption increases susceptibility to opportunistic infections in HIV+ patients and whether alcohol-induced immunosuppression is associated with stimulation, expansion, and perpetuation of disease are important questions to be answered. The purpose of this request for applications is to solicit applications to study two of the most important questions in alcohol-AIDS research: (1) Does alcohol consumption modulate host susceptibility to HIV infection? (2) Does alcohol consumption accelerate progression of AIDS or predispose to new complications of HIV infection? AA-97-002 (NIHG 11/29/96)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 03/21/97, Application 04/24/97
2-15 Employment, Disability Policy, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Obermann Center for Advanced Studies)
The University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies announces the availability of Obermann Faculty Fellowships for the summer 1997 Faculty Research Seminar, `Employment, Disability Policy, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.' The interdisciplinary research seminar will discuss and analyze issues related to the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (`ADA'), with particular focus on the employment provisions of the law. The seminar will examine the emerging role of interdisciplinary study in furthering the implementation of the ADA employment provisions. Faculty members and professionals in all fields are invited to apply.
2-16 Julia Kiene Fellowship and Lyle Mamer Fellowship (EWRT)
The Electrical Women's Round Table, Inc., annually awards two fellowships to women college graduates or graduating college seniors who are working toward an advanced degree relating to the use of electrical energy. Applications are judged on the basis of scholastic record, extra curricular activities, personal qualifications, financial need, future promise and expectation for continuing career in the field of electrical energy.
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