Funding Bulletins - March 14, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 10)
10-1 Research Innovation Awards (Research Corporation)
This program encourages innovation by scientists early in their academic careers. Criteria for selection include research that transcends the ordinary and offers promise for significant discoveries. Proposals will be judged on the scientific significance, potential impact, and feasibility of the proposed research. In addition, the investigator's institution must demonstrate its commitment to the project by providing facilities and opportunities for research. Eligibility is limited to those whose first tenure-track position began in either the preceding or the current calendar year.
10-2 Research Opportunity Awards (Research Corp.)
Research Opportunity Awards are for scientists of demonstrated productivity seeking to explore research. The chair of any Ph.D.-granting physics, chemistry or astronomy department in the United States may make two nominations from among tenured faculty members who are without major research support.
Deadline: 05/01/97, 10/01/97
10-3 AT&T Learning Network Program (AT&T)
As part of the company's Learning Network program, the AT&T Foundation will award $50 million in grants over five years to accredited public and private elementary and secondary schools, two and four-year higher education institutions and educational nonprofits for projects that advance lifelong learning through the use of technology. The foundation is particularly interested in the following areas: Family involvement; Professional development; and Lifelong learning.
10-4 Indoor Air Research (CIAR)
The Center for Indoor Air Research (CIAR) accepts proposals for research on the sources, transformation and fate of constituents affecting indoor air quality; on factors governing human exposure to, and retention of those constituents; on the effects of those constituents on health, including exposure-response relationships; and on methods of preventing or abating the concentrations of indoor air contaminants. CIAR is interested in all relevant chemistry, physics, control strategies for, health effects caused or aggravated by, and psychosocial factors influencing the perception of indoor air quality.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 05/01/97; Proposals 06/01/97
10-5 Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships (USDA)
The Agriculture Department is seeking applications for doctoral fellowships to meet national needs for professional and scientific expertise in the food and agricultural sciences. National need areas for FY 97/98 are: plant or animal biotechnology; food, forest product or agricultural engineering; human nutrition and/or food science; food, forest products or agribusiness management or marketing; and water science. Since each college is allowed only one application for each of the areas of national need with a maximum of six applications per college, please contact your college dean to coordinate application procedures. (FR 03/11/97)
10-6 Applied Agricultural Research (Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will fund agricultural and natural resource research projects on a competitive basis. Projects must address problems and solutions directly applicable to the Noble Foundation service area (southern Oklahoma and northern Texas). The largest enterprise in this region is production of beef cattle (cow-calf and stockers). Most cow-calf production utilizes either bermudagrass or native warm season perennials. Stocker cattle graze winter annuals (wheat, rye, ryegrass, etc.) and warm season perennials. Wheat for grazing and/or grain production is also common in the region. Other crops include cotton, soybeans, alfalfa and peanuts. Wildlife are increasingly important in the region for both recreation and income. Major horticultural crops include pecans, berries and vegetables. Results must have potential for application on farms, ranches or households within 3-5 years. Multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged.
10-7 Wildlife/Sport Fish Restoration (DOI)
The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service will fund projects to support sport fish and wildlife restoration through outreach, education, management, research and administration. (FR 03/10/97)
10-8 International Education (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for projects to support international education exchanges with eligible countries in civics and government education and economic education. Grantees must provide seminars on the basic principles of the U.S. constitutional democracy and economics, as well as the histories, economies and governments of eligible countries. Grantees also must visit school systems, higher education institutions and nonprofits conducting exemplary civics, government or economic programs in United States; provide home stays in United States and foreign communities; translate and adapt curricula and teacher training programs for use in schools in eligible countries; translate basic U.S. constitutional documents to use in other countries; and evaluate the program. CFDA 84.304A (FR 02/26/97)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
10-9 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Technology (NIST)
The NIST Advanced Technology Program (ATP) is soliciting proposals under its focused program competition 97-02, Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Technology (MVMT). The goal of the MVMT focused program is to promote U.S. economic growth by focusing on manufacturing process technology as the means to drive the competitiveness of American firms by strengthening manufacturing capabilities along the entire automotive production chain. Technical plans of proposals must concentrate on specific technical improvements in manufacturing processes and process monitoring and control, developing flexible, reconfigurable equipment to produce diverse product families, and developing agile manufacturing systems to permit rapid, low-cost product conversion and efficient equipment re-utilization. Proposals in the following MVMT technical thrust areas are especially welcome: Material Processes and Equipment; Assembly Processes and Equipment; and Information and Knowledge Processing.
10-10 Optoelectronics Centers (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals to establish University Optoelectronics Centers that will conduct research on the application of optoelectronic technologies for future generations of information processing systems. This program seeks to create multi-investigator based centers focused on creating capabilities for specific applications, such as optical interconnects and switching systems operating beyond terabyte speeds, optical processors with teraflop capacity, and optical memory systems with terabyte capacity.
10-11 Transportation Small Business Innovation Research (DOT)
The Department of Transportation has issued its program announcement for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Each concern submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business for research or R&D purposes. Research topics include: Emergency Rescue Vehicle Advance Stability Systems; Reduced Wattage Lamps; Thickness Stiffened Composites, Human Factors/ Human Performance; Advanced GPS Based Take Off & Landing Warning System for the FAA; Incorporating Remotely Sensed Data into the Transportation Planning Process and Portable Sensor for Accurate Speed Measurements for the FHWA; Automated Crash Scene Documentation for the NHTSA; and two projects for Research and Special Programs Administration
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
10-12 Opportunities for AIDS-Related Research at RPRCs (NIH)
It is recognized that nonhuman primate research resources may not be readily available to all investigators who wish to use them in AIDS-related research. The purpose of this program announcement is to offer a mechanism through which these resources can be made more readily accessible to AIDS researchers. The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) invites investigator-initiated research grant (R01) and First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) (R29) applications for AIDS-related research which utilizes nonhuman primates and other research resources at the seven Regional Primate Research Centers (RPRC's). The overall objectives of this initiative are: 1) to promote cutting edge scientific research to identify basic pathogenic mechanisms of HIV/SIV infections and therapy which are oriented toward the prevention and treatment of AIDS and related diseases; 2) to enhance utilization of nonhuman primates and other resources within the RPRC's; and 3) to promote coordinated research efforts with Center staff scientists at the seven RPRCs. PA-97-030 (NIHG 01/31/97)
Deadline: 05/01, 09/01, 01/02
10-13 HIV-1 Infection of the Central Nervous System (NIH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invite research grant applications through this program announcement to support research focused on determining the pathogenic mechanisms involved in HIV-1 associated neurobehavioral and neurological dysfunction in adults and children. The objective of this cooperative effort is to foster investigations that will provide the foundation for the rapid development of therapeutic interventions to prevent and treat the effects of HIV-1 on the central nervous system. Applications ranging from basic research to clinical diagnosis and treatment studies are being solicited. PA-97-017 (NIHG 12/20/96)
Deadline: 05/01, 09/01
10-14 Agricultural Injuries Prevention Research (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting proposals for research on childhood agricultural safety and health via analysis of etiology, outcomes, intervention strategies and the effectiveness of commonly used educational materials and methods in preventing related injuries and illnesses. CFDA 93.262 (FR 03/10/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 04/10/97, Applications 06/10/97
10-15 HIV, AIDS and Related Illnesses Collaboration Award (NIH)
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) is expanding its AIDS International Research and Training program to provide small individual research grants for collaboration between U.S. and foreign scientists in any country, consistent with U.S. foreign policy considerations. Support is available for research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and for research related to AIDS. Up to $20,000 per year for a maximum of three years is available for U.S. investigators and their foreign collaborators to conduct research mainly at the foreign site. PAR-97-033 (NIHG 01/31/97)
Deadline: 05/01, 09/01
10-16 Long-Term Ecological Research Urban LTER (NSF)
To enhance the interdisciplinary breadth of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, the NSF announces a competition for up to two new LTER sites that focus on urban ecosystems. Proposals submitted to this competition must support the general mission of the LTER Network. In addition, activities at Urban LTER sites must explicitly investigate the interactions and feedbacks between and among social, economic and ecological drivers in urban environments. Research in an urban environment provides an ideal opportunity for linkages with educational systems and the public. Thus, an Urban LTER will also devote considerable effort and resources to educational and outreach activities. (NSF 97-53)
10-17 Runaway and Homeless Youth (HHS)
The Health and Human Services Department is inviting applications for fiscal 1997/1998 applications to establish or strengthen local basic centers for runaway and homeless youths that meet immediate needs; street outreach projects to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of homeless youths; and provide transitional living programs to help older homeless youths make the transition to self-sufficient living, all in the context of providing a comprehensive youth development approach. (FR 03/10/97)
Deadline: 05/02 Basic Centers, 05/16 Street Outreach, 05/30 Transitional Living
10-18 Community Work Study (HUD)
The Housing and Urban Development Department is inviting proposals to provide work study programs to economically disadvantaged and minority students, including those with disabilities, enrolled full-time in graduate or undergraduate economic or community development programs. Higher education institutions offering graduate degrees in community development, and area-wide planning organizations and states that apply on behalf of two or more institutions of higher education are eligible. CFDA 14.234 (FR 03/04/97)
Last Modified: 03:11pm , March 13, 1997