Funding Bulletins - January 24, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 3)
3-1 Leadership/Management Program (KSU)
The Vice Provost for Academic Services and Technology is planning to support one or two faculty members or administrators in leadership/management development programs this summer. Opportunities include: Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration (Bryn Mawr); Management Development Program (Harvard); College Management Program (Carnegie Mellon); and Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education). Both nominations and individual applications are encouraged.
3-2 Transformations to Quality Organizations Program (NSF)
This announcement provides guidelines for the third year of a program to support interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research (i.e., involving engineering and management and/or social science disciplines) on quality. Research supported by this program must be based on partnerships between researchers and firms or other organizations. The objectives are to support research to develop theories, concepts, and methodologies for improved transformations to quality organizations, and to encourage the development of new tools or processes leading to quality improvements in organizations. An additional objective of this program is to strengthen research collaboration between faculty in the areas of engineering, management, and the social science disciplines. (NSF 97-22)
3-3 Educational Workshops in Interdisciplinary Research (NIH)
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) invite applications for grants to develop and conduct short-term (1-2 weeks) educational workshops in interdisciplinary research aimed at social, behavioral, and biomedical researchers in the formative stages of their careers. The NIH sponsoring organizations are jointly issuing this request for applications (RFA) to foster cross-disciplinary communication and research collaborations. Grant applications are requested that propose, as their educational objective, the integration of health research across various levels of analysis. These levels can include environmental, social, individual, organ system, cellular, and molecular levels. OD-97-004 (NIHG 01/10/97)
Deadline: Lettes of Intent 03/14/97, Applications 04/25/97
3-4 Small Business Research (ED)
The U.S. Education Department has described 18 topics of interest for its FY 1997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The topics include: development or adaptation of assistive devices or techniques for disabled individuals or for persons with hearing disabilities; innovative technologies to enhance self-determination, job development, job opportunities or transition from school to work for the disabled; development or adaptation of telecommunications, electronics networks, multimedia, or management information systems and software to meet the needs of disabled individuals, their families, and rehabilitation and special education professionals; innovative technologies to foster early childhood development and education; innovative technologies to enhance student achievement, curriculum, and assessment; innovative technologies to assist individuals and institutions concerned with educational governance, finance, policymaking and management; innovative technologies to improve postsecondary education, libraries, and lifelong learning.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
3-5 New Technologies Program (NSF)
The focus of the New Technologies Program is enabling technologies for computational science. The Program supports the range of technologies needed to advance the state of the art in high performance computing, and bring advanced computing and simulation capabilities to bear on fundamental problems throughout the sciences and engineering. Current focus areas of the Program are: Programming environments and tools; Graphics and visualization; and High performance computing. There are two important changes to the Program this year. First is the use of deadlines. Second, the program will be one of the first in CISE to make use of the new FastLane system. Submission by FastLane is required. Together, two changes should result in improved proposal processing. (NSF 97-27)
Deadline: 03/14/97, 09/15/97
3-6 Strategic Environmental Research and Development (DOD)
The Department of Defense (DOD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Office is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the areas of Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation and Pollution Prevention technologies. Preproposals are requested against the following Statements of Need: Novel Systems for Detection and Identification of Buried UXO; Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Source Zone Identification; In Situ Treatment/Stabilization Technologies: Clean up of Contaminated Ground Water, Soils and Sediments; VOC Control Technology for Aircraft Painting and Depainting Facilities; Particulate Emissions Characterization; Minimization of Oily and Non-Oily Waste; Error and Uncertainty Analysis for Ecological Modeling and Simulation; Landscape Level Change Detection to Support Carrying Analyses for Military Ranges; Ecosystem Fragmentation, Including Threatened and Endangered Species; Pollution Prevention; Non-Polluting Composites Remanufacturing and Repair for Military Applications; Substitutes for Ethylene Glycol for Aircraft Deicing; and Manufacturing/Industrial Recycling In-Process Recycle/Recovery. (CBD 01/21/97)
Deadline: Preproposals 02/25/97
3-7 Novel Materials for Flat Panel Display (NSF)
The National Science Foundation has released a new Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) initiative for Phase 1 awards. The STTR initiative is designed for a small business to submit proposals for innovative, commercially feasible, cooperative research with a research institution partner. The STTR requires researchers at universities and other research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. Phase 1 proposals should show the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of the cooperative research effort. The ultimate objective is to develop commercializable products, processes, or techniques. The focus of this initiative is on low-cost, low-power consumption display technology. (NSF 97-15)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
3-8 Human Anti-HIV Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunotherapy of HIV (NIH)
The Transfusion Medicine Scientific Research Group, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), announces the availability of a request for applications (RFA) on the above subject. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage the conduct of basic and applied research on the development of human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies (mAb), the establishment of effective in vitro neutralization test systems or other assay systems for the evaluation of candidate mAb preparations prior to their use in in vivo studies, and the creation of animal model systems to evaluate their effectiveness as passive immunotherapy for prevention and treatment of HIV infection. The goal of this program is to produce sufficient quantities of mAb preparations, perhaps formulated as mixtures of mAbs or in combination with other products, for evaluation of their safety and efficacy in clinical trials. HL-97-002 (NIHG 12/13/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/17/97, Applications 04/18/97
3-9 Crime Victims' Assistance (KS)
The Office of the Attorney General announces the availability of grants for the State Crime Victims' Assistance Fund. It is the intention of the program to provide as wide a range of coverage to the citizens of Kansas as possible by distributing funds among urban, suburban, and rural areas of the state. The purpose of the program is to provide services and assistance to crime victims in order to speed their recovery from the financial loss, physical suffering and emotional trauma of victimization, and to assure proper and sensitive treatment of crime victims in the criminal justice process.
3-10 Developing Alcohol-Related HIV Preventive Interventions (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to stimulate the design, development, and testing of alcohol-related HIV preventive interventions that have the potential for reducing the risk of transmission of HIV in alcohol using, abusing, and dependent populations. Investigators are encouraged to move beyond basic behavioral studies to measure the efficacy and effectiveness of substance use risk-reduction interventions in populations at risk for both alcohol problems and HIV infection. The emphasis of this RFA on prevention research in the alcohol/AIDS area continues the previous focus of the NIAAA Prevention Research Branch on primary prevention of HIV and alcohol abuse among alcohol users. In addition, this RFA addresses secondary prevention among HIV infected alcoholics who may be more likely than other HIV infected individuals to engage in high-risk sexual behavior, to use unclean needles, and to have problems adhering to therapeutic treatments for HIV and AIDS.
Deadline: Letters of Intent: 03/21/97, Applications 04/24/97
3-11 Research Grants (Murray Research Center)
The Henry A. Murray Research Center of Radcliffe College announces the availability of grant funds for postdoctoral level research drawing on the Murray Center's data resources and for doctoral dissertations. The Center, which is a national repository of social and behavioral sciences data for the study of lives over time with a special focus on the lives of women, also offers a visiting scholars-in-residence program.
Deadline: Postdoc 04/15/97, Dissertation 04/01/97; Scholars 03/01/97
3-12 Health Services Research on Alcohol-Related Problems (NIH)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks health services research grant applications that are aimed at developing a knowledge base to improve the delivery of services for alcohol-related problems. The research objectives include, but are not limited to, five major areas: (1) determining the effects of financing and reimbursement mechanisms on alcohol-related health care program availability, accessibility, delivery, organization, content, quality, and outcomes; (2) assessing sources of variation in access and utilization of treatment services and prevention interventions for alcohol-related problems; (3) identifying and assessing the effectiveness and outcomes of alcohol-related treatment and preventive services; (4) evaluating the cost, cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility of alcohol-related treatment and prevention services; and (5) identifying organizational and managerial factors that influence the delivery of treatment and prevention services for alcohol-related problems across regions, populations, and settings. AA-97-001 (NIHG 11/29/96)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 03/21/97, Applications 04/24/97
6-13 Informed Consent in Research Involving Human Participants (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health invite applications for a three year research grant program to stimulate investigations into the informed consent process in scientific research. Little empirical work exists to document the degree of understanding achieved by research participants regarding: identity of the sponsoring federal agency or agencies; purposes for which the research is being conducted; comprehension of a study's methods and procedures; relative risks and benefits (including financial) of deciding to consent or refuse participation; confidentiality and any exceptions to confidentiality; the implications of withdrawal from a study; and planned and other possible use of the data. Such data should be useful in designing informed consent procedures that are readily comprehended by prospective participants and impart all critical information. The goal of the present initiative is to develop and test alternative strategies for obtaining informed consent in diverse populations and determine optimal ways to obtain informed consent for research participation. OD-97-001 (NIHG 9/27/96)
3-14 Hubert H. Humphrey Doctoral Fellowships (ACDA)
The Arms Control and Disarmament Agency is inviting applications for fellowships to support unclassified doctoral research in arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament studies. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and degree candidates at a college or university. (FR 09/26/96)
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