June 27, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 25)
o NOTICE--Because of the 4th of July Holiday, the Funding Bulletin will not be published next week.
25-1 Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study Guest Investigator Program and Opportunities to Participate in the Terrestrial, Ecology Program (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation of 1) proposals for research to utilize the data collected under the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) as part of a BOREAS Guest Investigator Program and 2) proposals for research core science program in Terrestrial Ecology. Proposals for research that exploits the BOREAS data set are solicited under the BOREAS Guest Investigator program to address the following general scientific issues: 1) the sensitivity of the boreal forest biome to global change, 2) the carbon cycle, biogeochemistry, the ecological functioning of the boreal forest biome, and 3) ecosystem feedbacks to global change. Proposals are solicited under the Terrestrial Ecology Program to address: 1) basic research on thermal remote sensing; 2) assessment of various remote sensing approaches for estimating biomass and for identifying/quantifying secondary forest regrowth; and 3) data fusing approaches for improved vegetation classification. NRA-97-MTPE-08
25-2 Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care (Robert Wood Johnson)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund innovative projects of national significance that are geared to substantially improving the quality of care for terminally ill people and their families. These projects should improve access to comprehensive palliative care across a full range of clinical settings for patients with a terminal prognosis. Key administrative elements include a leadership team to work out institutional interfaces, a realistic plan to make the project cost-effective and self-sustaining, a marketing plan, communication with the community and training for community-based practitioners.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 09/01/97
25-3 Candle Foundation Grants (Candle)
The Candle Foundation makes small grants (up to $10,000) for projects in the following areas: Hunger and Homelessness; Preventive Health Services; Medical Research; Community Investment; and Education and Information Dissemination. The Foundation seeks innovative, high-impact, low-overhead proposals.
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25-4 Pest Management Alternatives: Food Quality (USDA)
The Agriculture Department is inviting applications to develop or identify agricultural pest management approaches that reduce risks to human health and the environment and reduce pest resistance to pesticides. The emphasis of the program is on developing mitigation strategies and/or pest management alternatives based on use and usage data for pesticides that are considered a high priority for tolerance review and assessment under the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. (FR 06/18/97)
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ARTS & HUMANTIES
25-5 Research Grants (American Philosophical Society)
The American Philosophical Society makes grants towards the cost of scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those in which support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. Scholarly research, as the term is used here, covers most kinds of scholarly inquiry by individuals leading to publication. It does not include journalistic or other writing for general readership; the preparation of textbooks, casebooks, anthologies, or other materials for use by students; or the work of creative and performing artists. Eligible expenses include living costs, microfilms, photoreproductions, consumable supplies, and necessary foreign and domestic travel at the lowest available rate, to a research site distant from applicant's place of residence by more than 75 miles.
Deadline: 07/01, 10/01, 12/01
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25-6 Rehabilitation Research Grants (ED)
The Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is inviting applications for individual fellowships, field-initiated research projects and institutional research training to promote research on improving services for individuals with disabilities. Research fellowships may address topics including problems associated with the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, and problems connected with disability research. Field-initiated projects must do one or more of the following: develop methods, procedures and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion into society, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities; and make services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 more effective.
25-7 Assessment of Pupil Academic Performance Under the Kansas QPA (Kansas, Inc.)
Kansas, Inc., a quasi-public agency of Kansas state government, is requesting proposals to conduct an assessment of pupil academic performance under the Kansas school accreditation system, Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA). This study is mandated by the Kansas Legislature to ascertain, in 48 school districts that began implementation of the school performance accreditation process in the 1991-92 school year, the extent of change in pupil academic performance under QPA and to provide an explanation of the factors that contributed to the changes that have occurred.
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
25-8 International Internet (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is inviting cooperative agreement applications to support high-performance international Internet services (HPIIS) under its Next Generation Internet initiative. Projects are intended to help the research community by enabling international high performance Internet services similar to and interconnected with the U.S. high performance Internet services being developed under NSF's high performance Internet connections program. NSF 97-106
25-9 Land Atmosphere Ice Interaction (NSF)
The overall goal for LAII is to enhance our understanding of the land, atmosphere, and ice interactions in the arctic system, the role that these processes play in the whole earth system, and the effect that global change may have on the Arctic. A goal of this LAII plan is to advance LAII as a more integrated research program in the future. Toward this integration, the scientific questions raised in this plan are organized under four interdisciplinary themes: detection and analysis of global change; circumpolar extrapolation of climate feedbacks from arctic terrestrial systems; past and future changes within the arctic system; and sustainability of the arctic system under global change. Integrated proposals of three to five years by groups of investigators are highly encouraged in this competition. It is recommended that proposals incorporate both field studies and modeling components that address multiple research questions in a coordinated, systemic approach. NSF 97-123
25-10 Latex Allergy Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent adverse health effects from latex allergies in healthcare workers. This project is designed to evaluate elements of institution-based comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary latex allergy prevention strategies, such as provision of reduced-latex content or latex-free gloves to certain units, health screening, respiratory protection programs, and/or use of alternative glove lubricants instead of glove powders. A population of 500 to 1,000 healthcare workers is required. (FR 06/18/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/10/97; Applications 07/18/97
25-11 Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center Grants (EPA)
The Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center is interested in proposals in areas that can provide data for the reduction of risk to people and the environment. Such areas of interest include: soil and water contamination by heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, and zinc associated with mining wastes and other industrial activities; soil and groundwater contamination by organic chemicals from a variety of sources; development of improved technologies and methods for characterization and analysis of contaminated soil; development of innovative treatment technologies for remediation of contaminated soil and ground water and for rendering wastes nonhazardous; and development of waste minimization and pollution prevention methods and technologies.
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
25-12 HIV Prevention Among High-Risk Youths (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to assist government efforts to prevent HIV infection and other priority health problems among large populations of high-risk youths. Recipients must use funds for programs to prevent HIV among youths, and may use them to integrate these activities into a more comprehensive program to improve the health and quality of life of youths in high-risk situations. Announcement 765 (FR 06/17/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 07/15/97, Applications 08/01/97
25-13 Exploratory Grants for Multidisciplinary Clinical Studies of Sarcopenia (NIH)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites exploratory research grant applications for multidisciplinary, clinical studies on the mechanisms underlying the physical functional consequences of sarcopenia in older persons. This NIA exploratory grants program is intended to facilitate new collaborative efforts in the development of novel scientific hypotheses on the causes of changes in skeletal muscle morphology and/or metabolism which lead to physical disabilities in old age, by providing research support for the appropriate pilot/feasibility studies to refine these hypotheses. Multidisciplinary approaches may include collaborations between various types of clinical research expertise (e.g., epidemiology, geriatrics, rehabilitation medicine, biomechanics, exercise physiology), or between basic and clinical researchers, with or without previous aging research experience. PA-97-060 (NIHG 05/23/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
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25-14 Sentencing Reform Assessment (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is soliciting proposals for research and evaluation on sentencing reforms and their effects on corrections. NIJ will fund proposals in three areas: sentencing impact evaluations, topical research and evaluation, and practitioner-research partnerships. (FR 06/17/97)
25-15 Policing Research and Evaluation (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals for investigator-initiated research on policing. Awards are available for: community-oriented policing evaluations; problem-solving research awards; public safety awards; locally-initiated research partnerships; organizational issues in community policing; integrative themes of community-oriented policing research; and awards in law enforcement and family support. (FR 06/20/97)
25-16 Crime Victim Assistance (KS)
The Office of the Attorney General is announcing a grant program for agencies providing direct services to victims of crime. Funds should be used to enhance or expand services, with priority given to victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and child abuse. Projects should provide on-going direct services to victims of crime and should have financial support from other sources.
25-17 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (KS)
The Office of the Attorney General has available grant funding from the Governor's Discretionary Portion of the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Fund. Priority will be given to programs and activities that serve children and youth who are not normally served by state or local educational agencies or populations that need special services or additional resources, such as preschoolers, youth in juvenile detention facilities, runaway or homeless children and youth, pregnant and parenting teenagers, and school dropouts.
25-18 Criminal Justice Research (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is seeking applicants to conduct original research using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, especially from previous NIJ-funded projects. Priority topics include: sentencing; drugs and the criminal justice system; violence, including the correlation between gang and drug activity and violent crime; and policing, including community and problem-oriented policing. Proposals that provide direct applications to criminal justice policy, or that suggest innovative applications of emerging statistical techniques and analytic methodologies, will receive special consideration. (FR 06/23/97)
Deadline: 08/15/97, 12/15/97
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