July 11, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 26)
26-1 Bellagio Center Residencies (Rockefeller)
Located in northern Italy on Lake Como, the Bellagio Study and Conference Center provides a stimulating international environment for week-long conferences; month-long study residencies for scholars, scientists, and artists; and team residencies of five to 28 days for creative and problem-solving groups. Scholars, artists, and others may apply for the study residencies as individuals, or with a collaborator. Candidates who expect their work at the Center to result in publication, exhibition, or performance receive preference.
Deadline: 08/22/97; 01/15/98; 05/07/98
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26-2 Community-Based Environmental Education (USDA)
The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) is requesting applications to implement pilot programs that utilize and integrate the resources of EPA, CSREES, State Extension Services, and other program partners to address sustainable development issues at the community level. The objectives of this program are to: 1) encourage local adoption of community-based environmental education models, 2) build the capacity of regional, state and community agencies to coordinate their work through formal and nonformal education institutions and systems, and 3) to increase the ability of communities to plan and implement development that integrates economic, environmental, and social capacities for the next generation.
Deadline: Preliminary Applications 08/01/97
26-3 Kansas Wheat Commission Grants (KWC)
The Kansas Wheat Commission is requesting proposals for research in the following areas: breeding/genetic enhancement: improved protein content/disease resistance, red and white wheat enhancement, maintain germplasm resource bank and assist WGRC; safe/effective management of pests: bio-control practices, effective pest control practices; processes for adding value and developing new products: new food, feed and industrial uses of wheat and wheat quality improvement; and profitability enhancement.
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26-4 Literacy Leader Fellowships (NIL)
The National Institute for Literacy is inviting applications to advance adult literacy and promote careers in adult education and literacy. Priorities include developing leadership in adult learners, including projects that enhance best practices or the adult learner network; expanding the use of technology in literacy programs; improving accountability for literacy programs, including projects that focus on results-oriented literacy practice; and raising public awareness about literacy. (FR 06/25/97)
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ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
26-5 Alternate Energy Storage Systems for Photovoltaic Power (DOD)
The Energy Program Office (EPO) at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, CA is seeking collaborative research proposals related `alternate' energy storage systems for photovoltaic power systems. The term `alternate' refers to systems other than current technology batteries. Batteries have undesirable characteristics such as high maintenance, hazardous materials, dangerous handling characteristics, etc. Proposals that explore other types of energy storage systems that will eliminate or minimize these disadvantages are desirable. Although other technologies will be considered, the EPO has specific interest in flywheels, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells. SOL N68936-BAA-97-0004 (CBD 07/02/97)
26-6 Training and Technology Transfer (EPA)
The Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center is soliciting proposals which will support and enhance the regional and national mission of this HSRC and/or special needs of the Department of Defense for environmental training and technology transfer. Proposals for specialized training pilot programs with wide user or audience potential, especially involving multi-institution and/or minority participation, are encouraged. The primary mission of the Center is to conduct hazardous substance research in support of agriculture (including forestry), mining, mineral processing, and activities which support these industries, including waste reduction and pollution prevention.
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
26-7 Digestive Health Grants (ADHF)
The American Digestive Health Foundation, a partnership of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, offers a variety of awards and research grants for graduate students through senior researchers working in gastroenterology-related areas.
26-8 Prevention of Osteoporosis (NIH)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invite studies of strategies to prevent osteoporosis. The objective of this RFA is to encourage and promote new and innovative research to prevent the development of osteopenia and osteoporosis by focusing on strategies applicable during childhood and adolescence. Either animal trials or clinical studies may be submitted in response to this RFA, but the limited funds available preclude funding of any large-scale clinical trials. HD-97-006 (NIHG 06/20/97)
26-9 Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Research Program (DOD)
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command is soliciting research proposals for studies on the pathophysiology and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, and including environmental and stress exposure factors encountered in military operations which may be neurotoxic or lead to neurodegenerative conditions. An improved understanding of pathophysiology of neurodegerative diseases will form the basis of potential preventive measures against the effects of military threat agents and military operational hazards, and also lead to treatment interventions for Parkinson's disease. (CBD 07/02/97)
26-10 Interdisciplinary Training in Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (NIH)
The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate the development of a diversity of comprehensive research training programs in the genetic epidemiology of cancer. A major goal of these programs is to provide students, young investigators and established researchers interested in diverse aspects of the genetic epidemiology of cancer with new research skills and a breadth of expertise that encompasses the many disciplines now merging into this expanding field. A second parallels goal of this PAR is to build on the developing research base by promoting the development of the inter- and intra-institutional infrastructures necessary for providing training in the genetic epidemiology of cancer that would be accessible to interested investigators at different stages of career development. PA-97-071 (NIHG 06/20/97)
Deadline: 09/15/97, 01/15/98, 05/15/98,
26-11 HIV Vaccine Development (AmFAR)
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) is pleased to announce the availability of special targeted research grant support for projects in HIV Vaccine Development. Applications for basic research are encouraged. Applications for clinical trials will not be considered. However, small hypothesis testing studies in animals and humans will be considered.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 08/01/97
26-12 Nutrition Grants (Allen Foundation Inc.)
The policies and priorities of the Allen Foundation Inc. are: to make grants in the field of human nutrition; to assist programs in human nutrition and training of children and young adults to improve their health and development; to support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices; to give financial aid in the publication of periodicals and articles regarding sound nutritional practices; and to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.
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26-13 AIDS and Aging: Behavioral Sciences Prevention Research (NIH)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invite qualified researchers to submit applications to investigate prevention issues relevant to AIDS in middle-aged and older populations. This announcement solicits AIDS prevention research proposals to study primary prevention of disease transmission as well as secondary and tertiary prevention of negative behavioral and social consequences of HIV/AIDS for persons with AIDS, their families, and communities. Thus the primary goals are to: identify social and behavioral factors associated with HIV transmission and disease progression in later life; examine behavioral and social consequences of HIV infection/AIDS across the life course; develop and evaluate age appropriate behavioral and social interventions for a) preventing AIDS in middle-aged and older adults and/or b) ameliorating problems associated with older adults' caregiver responsibilities and burdens; explore health care issues surrounding AIDS care; and strengthen existing research and evaluation methods. PA-97-069 (NIHG 06/20/97)
Deadline: 05/01, 09/01, 01/02
26-14 Child Abuse Research (HHS)
The Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children, Youth and Families is inviting applications to support child abuse and neglect research projects. Priorities for this year are: field-initiated research projects, especially in areas of interest such as child abuse and neglect involving substitute care and child abuse among over-represented and special populations; university based doctoral or medical student and faculty fellowships in child abuse and neglect to build a cadre of experts in addressing and researching child maltreatment; and studies of the dynamics of unsubstantiated reports of child abuse and neglect, including factors influencing the decision to substantiate a case. (FR 06/30/97)
26-15 Toponymic Research/Cartographic Application for the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) for Iowa and Nebraska
The U.S. Geological Survey intends to issue a solicitation for the Phase II Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) research effort for Iowa and Nebraska. This effort shall include extensive and often complex toponymic research from primary sources and secondary materials including maps, texts, and charts. SOL 1434-HQ-97-SS-00224 (CBD 06/19/97)
26-16 Criminal Justice Project Evaluation (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is soliciting proposals for evaluating the National Institute of Corrections Criminal Justice Project. This solicitation aims to evaluate the implementation of the Criminal Justice System Project (CJSP), created to help criminal justice policymakers in eight state and local jurisdictions develop and implement new capacities for solving a wide range of corrections problems. The project will focus on steps taken to develop a new correctional policymaking structure. Grantees will be expected to provide regular feedback to NI
J, CJSP and NIC to enable program development and informative evaluation. (FR 06/30/97)
26-17 Projects for Initiating Recreational Programs for Individuals With Disabilities (ED)
The purpose of this program is to provide grants for initiating recreational programs providing individuals with disabilities recreational activities and related experiences that can be expected to aid in their employment, mobility, socialization, independence, and community integration. To the maximum extent possible, these programs and activities are to be provided in settings with peers who are not individuals with disabilities. CFDA 84.128J (FR 06/12/97)
26-18 The Use of Dual Methods of Protection from Pregnancy & STDS/HIV (NIH)
The NICHD invites applications for demographic and behavioral research on behavioral determinants and consequences of individuals' and couples' joint use of prophylaxis to prevent both pregnancy and STD/HIV. Research is needed on the psychological, social and structural influences that increase or decrease such protective behavior. Proposals also could examine the interplay among the various factors related to people's use of dual methods of protection from pregnancy and disease. Applications which propose to design, implement, and evaluate theoretically grounded interventions testing approaches to improving behavioral practices are also welcomed. HD-97-005 (NIHG 06/20/97)
26-19 Effectiveness of Victims of Crime Act Funding (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals for evaluating the effectiveness of Victims of Crime Act funding in meeting the needs of crime victims. Proposals should include the following: definition and sampling of criminal incidents; aspects related to victim characteristics; approach to determining the impact of the crime on the victim, the harm caused, and the needs created; and procedure for determining services sought/not sought and received/not received.
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