May 30, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 21)
21-1 Human Health & Performance Technology (NASA)
The NASA Johnson Space Center will solicit proposals through a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) to develop advanced technologies for human health care, life sciences research, life support and human factors to support long duration space missions. Proposals will be solicited for the design and development of instrumentation in the following categories: Medical Care Systems; Hypogravity Deconditioning Countermeasures; Radiation Monitoring, Shielding, and Countermeasures; Biological & Physiological Sensor System; Flight `Test and Analysis' Equipment; Life Support Systems, Environmental Monitoring and Control; Biological Sample Processing and Storage Systems; Teleoperated and Autonomous Medical Systems; Communications, Information Processing and Display Systems; and Human Factors and Habitat Equipment. The Human Health & Performance Technology (HH&PT) CAN is designed to identify and define innovative technology concepts, and develop these concepts into prototype systems and demonstrations.
21-2 National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training grants (T32) to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical and behavioral research. The NRSA program supports predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research training. Only the following institutes will accept applications in September: NIAID and NIDR. NOT-97-007 (NIHG 05/16/97)
Deadline: 09/10/97, 01/10/98, 5/10/98
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21-3 Nutrition and Product Research Program (DMI)
Dairy Management Inc. requests applications for the Nutrition and Product Research Program. Proposals must deal with the priority program areas of DMI which include fluid milk, cheese and dairy image (to promote a healthy environment for the marketing of dairy products). In addition to the program areas, the use of dairy ingredients is promoted through the food manufacturing channel. To address the issues faced in this market, emphasis is placed on dry milk products, whey and milkfat.
21-4 Aboriculture Research (ISA)
The International Society of Aboriculture Research Trust awards grants to aid, stimulate and encourage scientific studies of trees. The John Z. Duling Grant Program provides seed money to support research projects that address topics that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of aborists. Research priorities include: ecological benefits of the urban forest; economic benefits of the urban forest; innovative tree-care techniques and practices; urban tree genetics; impact of the urban forest on energy consumption; and basic tree biology.
21-5 Scientific Cooperation Program (USDA)
This program provides support for international cooperation in research efforts that benefit U.S. agriculture and forestry. Administered by the Research and Scientific Exchanges Division (RSED), the program funds scientific exchanges and longer term collaborative research between U.S. and foreign scientists. The program promotes international cooperation on economically environmentally sustainable agricultural and forestry systems to help secure safe and adequate food supplies. Target subject areas include: new food and fiber crops and new uses; preservation and characterization of plant and animal germplasm; techniques for minimizing use of agricultural chemicals; agricultural waste management strategies and applications; sustaining/managing fragile or threatened ecosystems; international impacts on domestic agriculture and forestry.
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21-6 Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED)
The Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has announced the priorities and deadlines for the Research and Demonstration Project Program, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Program, and the Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Program. Priorities for Research and Demonstration Projects are: Burn Injury Rehabilitation Model Systems and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. Priorities for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers are: Aging With Spinal Cord Injury and Effective Interventions for Children and Youth With Disabilities Who Exhibit Severe Problem Behaviors. Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Projects should focus on improving the utilization of existing and emerging rehabilitation technology in the state vocational rehabilitation program. CFDA 84.133 (FR 05/09/97)
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
21-7 Cottrell Scholars (Research Corporation)
The program supports young faculty scientists in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, or physics, who want to excel in both scientific investigation and teaching. Applicants must be in the third year of their first tenure track position and must provide both research and teaching plans for peer revue. The potential of the applicants to mount a strong research program and their commitment to pursuing careers as teacher-scholars will both be weighed carefully in reviewing proposals. (TGA 06/96)
21-8 Astrophysics Theory Program (NASA)
The Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Space Science is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA-97OSS-12) entitled Astrophysics Theory Program that solicits proposals for research in support of the ongoing and future Research and Analysis Program of the Astrophysics Theory Program. This program seeks to address problems in space astrophysics including the subdisciplines of infrared and radio astrophysics, ultraviolet and visible astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, relativity and gravitational astrophysics, and, new this year, cosmic ray/particle astrophysics.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/25/97, Proposals 09/15/97
21-9 Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program Workshop (NASA)
NASA's Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program (PIDDP) is holding a Workshop June 10-12 in Pasadena, California to bring together planetary scientists, instrument designers and builders, and planetary program managers for an exchange of ideas and information. There will also be an opportunity to learn about coming opportunities in NASA's Mars, Outer Planets, Discovery and New Millennium Programs.
21-10 Sun-Earth Connection (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soliciting proposals for basic research investigations that seek to understand natural phenomena in the disciplines relevant to the Sun-Earth Connection theme of Nasa's Office of Space Science (OSS). The science disciplines of interest are heliospheric/cosmic particle physics, solar physics, magnetospheric physics, and ionospheric-thermospheric-mesospheric physics. Research investigations should involve theory and modeling, analysis of archival data, development of concepts for future experiments, development and flight of suborbital experiments, or key ground-based observations that support flight missions. NRA 97-OSS-08
Deadline: Letters of Intent 06/16/97, Proposals 08/18/97
21-11 Geothermal Reservoir Technology Research (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting applications for research directed toward the domestic use and development of new technologies for exploration, identification of fractures, location of fracture permeability, and reservoir engineering and chemistry. One of the Geothermal Program goals is to advance technology development for geothermal reservoir exploration, characterization, and management by funding the development and verification of research related to new and improved technology for exploration, or reservoir engineering or chemistry. DE-PS07-96ID13399
21-12 Fundamental Geoscience for Reservoir Characterization (DOE)
The Department of Energy's (DOE, National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO) seeks proposals that contain an interdisciplinary approach to the characterization of oil reservoirs through the use of basic and applied research. The objective of this PRDA is to support research integrating advanced geoscience and reservoir engineering concepts, technologies and methodologies to quantify reservoir architecture and the dynamics of fluid-rock and fluid-fluid interactions as related to lithologic characterization. DE-RA26-97BC15029 (CBD 05/23/97)
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
21-13 Leukemia Research (Leukemia Society)
The Leukemia Society of America provides support for individuals pursuing careers in basic, clinical, or translational research in leukemia and related diseases. Three levels of support are available: Scholar for highly qualified individuals who have obtained substantial support for their research from a national agency and have been engaged in original leukemia research no less than five years; Special Fellow for individuals who have completed at least two years of postdoctoral research; and Fellow for promising investigators about to embark upon their postdoctoral research training or who have less than two years experience at the time of application.
Deadline: Preapplications 09/15/97; Applications 10/01/97
21-14 Urology Research Centers (NIH)
This request for applications (RFA) invites investigators to submit research grant applications for the George M. O'Brien Research Centers Program. The emphases for this program are to: (1) attract new scientific expertise into the study of the basic mechanisms of urological diseases and disorders: (2) encourage multidisciplinary research focused on the causes of these diseases and disorders; and (3) extend the development of innovative clinical and epidemiologic studies of the causes, therapy and possible prevention of urological diseases and disorders. It is anticipated that extensive collaboration will be required between individuals in the clinical and basic sciences, including for example investigators with training and expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, epidemiology, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology. DK-97-002 (NIHG 05/02/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 08/25/97, Applications 09/24/97
21-15 Cooperative Agreement for Studies to Evaluate Primary Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund cooperative agreements to study important epidemiologic questions critical to the implementation, operation, and expansion of childhood lead poisoning primary prevention programs; and to support the development of guidelines and directives. Specifically, the purpose is to evaluate the feasibility, costs, and effectiveness (in terms of average blood levels and the proportion of children with elevated blood lead levels as measured in children 12 to 24 months of age) of various strategies for primary prevention among young children who are at high risk for lead exposure.
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21-16 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is requesting proposals of evaluation and research. Two areas will be supported: Practitioner-Research Partnerships to support collaborative development of a policy relevant research agenda, the development of measurable indicators of program accomplishments, and the completion of at lease one collaborative research project; and Research Projects on: Evaluation of State Antistalking Efforts and Legislation; Welfare Reform and Domestic Violence; Victim Advocacy; and Media Campaigns.
21-17 Abe Fellowship Program (SSRC)
The Social Science Research Council offers postdoctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant affairs. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applicants must propose research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or a combination of the following themes: 1) Global issues; 2) Problems common to advanced industrial societies; or 3) Issues that relate to improving U.S.-Japan relations. At least one-third or more of the fellowship tenure must be spent in residence in Japan.
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