June 6, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 22)
NSF Deadlines & Target Dates
June 15, 1997
Ecological Studies. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-103)
Systematic and Population Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 93-103)
U.S.-France Cooperative Science Program. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
U.S.-Germany Cooperative Research Co-Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research, Including Short-Term Visits and Joint Seminars. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
June 16, 1997
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in Land/Ocean Margin Ecosystems. Biological Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 97-82)
July 1, 1997
Division of Chemistry. Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Target Date.
Archaeology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
Cultural Anthropology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
Physical Anthropology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 90-93)
Living Stock Collections. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
U.S. Korea Cooperative Science Program. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-14)
July 10, 1997
Animal Behavior. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Animal Developmental Mechanisms. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Behavioral Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Biomolecular Processes. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Biomolecular Structure and Function. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Cell Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Computational Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Developmental Neuroscience. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Genetics. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Integrative Animal Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Integrative Plant Biology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Neuroendocrinology. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Plant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
Sensory Systems. Biological Sciences. Target Date.
July 15, 1997
Research Collections in Systematics and Ecology. Biological Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 93-116)
Information Dissemination Activities for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 96-88)
Model Projects for Persons with Disabilities. Education and Human Resources. Deadline. (NSF 96-88)
Human Cognition and Perception. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Linguistics. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
Social Psychology. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Target Date. (NSF 94-64)
July 22, 1997
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Foundation Wide. Deadline. (NSF 97-87)
July 28, 1997
Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation Resources. Biological Sciences. Deadline. (NSF 96-9)
July 31, 1997
Connections to the Internet. Computer and Information Science and Engineering. (NSF 96-64)
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22-1 Young Investigator Program (ONR)
The Office of Naval Research announces its program to identify and support university scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees on or after 1 December 1992 and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. Awards of $100,000 per year for three years (with the possibility of greater support for equipment or to support additional, collaborative research with a Navy laboratory) will be made. Proposals falling within the broad scope of the Navy's research interests will be considered. This program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents holding tenure-track faculty positions.
22-2 Informal Science Education Supplements (NSF)
The Informal Science Education Program (ISE) of NSF funds projects that provide rich and stimulating contexts and experiences for individuals of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to increase their appreciation for and understanding of science. The Informal Science Education Program will consider requests for up to $50,000 to supplement current research awards from any NSF directorate to assist in the broader dissemination of research results and to promote science literacy for the general public in an out-of-school setting. The supplement can be used for any activity that falls within the definition of an informal science education activity such as media presentations, exhibits, or youth-based activities. NSF 97-70
22-3 Organization and Management of Drug Abuse Treatment Services (NIH)
The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to encourage research on the organization and management of drug abuse treatment services. This field is concerned with understanding the structure of organizations and the management of services as they impact the access, use, quality, costs, and outcomes of service provision; how the organizational environment (including patients and their families, payers and insurers, federal and state policies, and other treatment and service organizations) impact the development and management of services and staff, intervention approaches, and linkages with other programs/systems; the impact of special needs patients, especially patients with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring disorders, on organizational planning and service delivery; and how the environmental and organizational context impacts clinical decision-making within organizations that treat people with drug abuse problems. DA-98-002 (NIHG 05/16/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 09/29/97, Application 10/28/97
22-4 Disabled Children Research Award (Disabled Children Assoc.)
The Disabled Children Association invites nominations for its 1997 Award for scientific research. The Award aims at encouraging scientific research in disability and rehabilitation. The Award will be granted in two categories: Rehabilitation and Special Education and Medicine and Medical Sciences. Applications may be made on behalf of an individual, team-work, or an institution for outstanding accomplishments/ services related to the Award fields.
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
22-5 Sensors and Electron Devices Cooperative Partnerships (DOD)
The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is interested in expanding its partnerships with business, industry, academia and other federal laboratories through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRDAs), Cooperative Agreements and Other Transactions to enhance ongoing basic and applied research. This announcement is seeking the level of interest of potential partners with innovative concepts for individual and consortia partnerships to perform research of a mix of ARL funded and partner cost share activities that will facilitate the transition of technology between ARL, academia, and industry in the basic and applied research focus areas of electronics, micro-electro-mechanical devices, bio-detection, millimeter wave and microwave acoustics, electro-chemistry for power generation, photonics and electro-optics.
Deadline: White Papers 08/02/97
22-6 Geological Evolution Research from Miocene to Recent for the Northeastern Mojave Desert Area (DOD)
The U.S. Navy Geothermal Program Office (GPO) located at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California is seeking collaborative research proposals related to the geological evolution from the Miocene to the Recent of the area east of the Sierra Nevada and west of Death Valley including the Northeastern Mojave Desert. Emphasis should be placed on the hydrothermal systems that existed there in the past and that exist there at present, and the role of crustal extension in how those systems evolved.
22-7 Geospatial Information Topology for 3-D Application and Improved Methods for Geospatial Data Generalization, Thinning and Compression (DOD)
The DOD Modeling and Simulation Executive Agent for the Terrain, National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), is interested in research that will advance the state of the art in 3D Modeling and Simulation. To this end, NIMA invites submissions of proposals that address the following topics: development of mathematically based algorithms for creation and validation of 3D topology and improved methodology for data generalization, compression aggregation and thinning. This BAA solicits investigations to extend the 2-D planer graph model to a full 3-D topology model through a documented development of the mathematical constructs including a prototype implementation that demonstrates feasibility of data creation, verification and data export structures. Data manipulation operations on real-world, 3-D environment elevation, natural and manmade cultural data requires the development of refined generalization and thinning algorithms. Algorithms that simultaneously operate against all three coordinate dimensions are desired. Data volume in excess of a gigabyte are common for vector and raster forms of geospatial databases developed for modeling and simulation applications. Efficient transfer of these data files would be facilitated through the implementation of robust, lossless compression algorithms. Compression efficiencies in excess of 100:1 are desired. BAA97-004
22-8 Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)
The objectives of Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences (IGMS) are to enable faculty to undertake activities designed to expand their skills and knowledge into areas beyond their disciplinary expertise, and to subsequently apply the knowledge to their research and to enrich the educational experiences and broaden the career options for students. These awards will be used to support interdisciplinary experiences. These experiences can be at the PI's institution, outside the PI's department or at a different institution (e.g., academic, financial, industrial) in a non-mathematical sciences environment. Activities include, but are not limited to study, research, teaching, or a combination of these. NSF 97-99
22-9 University Research Instrumentation Program (DOD/AFOSR)
The Department of Defense announces the fiscal year 1998/99 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of US universities to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Grants are envisioned for the purchase of larger items of research equipment typically costing between $50,000 and $1,000,000. Past awards averaged $135,000. Cost sharing is encouraged. BAA 97-3
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
22-10 Enteric and Hepatic Infectious Diseases (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invite investigator-initiated applications in research emphasis areas focused on infection and disease caused by enteric and hepatic pathogens. Of special interest are: the protective immune response and strategies to invoke it; mechanisms determining the outcome of infection as well as mechanisms of pathogenesis and persistence; variability and genomic organization and component structure/function; modes of transmission, reservoirs of infection, and molecular epidemiology; and application of new technologies and scientific advances to vaccine and therapy development. Multi-disciplinary research is encouraged. PA-97-053 (NIHG 04/11/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
22-11 Research on Repetitive Motion Disorders (NIH)
This initiative invites applications directed to the study of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of repetitive motion disorders. NIOSH anticipates the receipt of a broad range of applications targeted, but not limited, to the following areas: pathophysiology, biomechanical loads, connective tissue, muscle, nerve, and clinical issues. PA-97-059 (NIHG 05/16/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
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22-12 Staff Turnover Study (SRS)
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities is seeking proposals for a grant to be awarded to study issues related to staff turnover in community developmental disability service provider agencies. The purpose of the grant project is to measure the amount of turnover of direct care staff and to correlate the rate of turnover with a variety of variables. The study will also examine and discuss any steps Community Service Providers have taken to reduce turnover, and determine their relative degree of success in turnover reduction.
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