Funding Bulletin - August 28, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 30)
30-1 General Education in Research Universities (Hewlett Foundation)
The Hewlett Foundation has invited KSU to apply for the 1998 Program on General Education in Research Universities. The Foundation wishes to support efforts by research universities to develop initiatives that would improve the general education of lower-division undergraduates, with emphasis on proposals that accent teaching innovations, alignment of faculty incentives, student outcomes, and effective utilization of the range and depth of the institution's intellectual resources. Areas of interest include: The Nature of General Education, New Strategies for Teaching and Learning, Institutional Resources. If you are interested in developing a proposal for this initiative, please contact R.W. Trewyn, Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, who will coordinate the submission from K-State.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/01/97; Proposals 01/12/98
30-2 University Small Research Grants & President's Faculty Development Awards (KSU)
Application forms and instructions for the Fall, 1997 round of University Small Research Grants (USRG) and Faculty Development Awards (FDA) competitions are now available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and on the web (http://www.ksu.research). University Small Research Grants are designed to support research, scholarly activity and other creative efforts. Eligibility is restricted to faculty not eligible for AES or EES support. President's Faculty Development Awards provide travel support to international meetings, travel for foreign exchanges or travel to the offices of potential external sponsors. All tenure-track faculty at the university are eligible for this award.
30-3 Educational and Cultural Projects (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals for projects in designated area to link international exchange interests with counterpart institutions and groups. USIA will give priority projects focusing on and involving participants for Pacific and Asian countries and American republics, including a defense writers' seminar on East Asian Security; American republics, including, civic education projects and democratic institution building projects; Africa-focused projects ranging from trade to trade to electronic connectivity; and Near East, North Africa and South Asia, with projects focusing on such topics as urban environment, reinventing government and business and the arts. (FR 06/26/97)
30-4 National Research Initiative Competitive Grants (USDA)
The Agriculture Department, CSREES is soliciting proposals, subject to the availability of funds, for support of high priority research of importance to agriculture, forestry, and related environmental sciences, in the following research categories: Natural Resources and Environment, Plant Systems, Animal Systems, Markets, Trade, and New Products and Processes. Forest/Range/Crop/Aquatic Ecosystems will not be offered in FY 1998. Deadlines vary by category. (FR 08/06/97)
Deadline: 11/15/97, 12/15/97, 01/15/97, 02/15/97
ARTS & HUMANITIES
30-5 ACLS Fellowships (ACLS)
The American Council of Learned Societies supports research in all disciplines of the humanities and the humanities-related social sciences. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. These Fellowships are available to scholars at all stages of the career. A Ph.D. awarded prior to October 1, 1995 is required.
30-6 Creative Writing Fellowships (Howard)
The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is accepting nominations for nine fellowships to be awarded for the academic year 1997-98 in the field of Creative Writing in English including novels, short stories, poetry, play-writing, and essays. The intention of the Foundation is primarily to support people in the middle stages of their careers whose work to date is evidence of their promise and achievement. Since the Foundation accepts only two nominations from any one academic institution, please coordinate your submissions through the head of the English Department.
30-7 FIPSE (ED)
The Education Department will award grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities. Projects should ensure equal access to higher education and improve retention and graduation especially for low-income and underrepresented minority students; create programs that prepare students for entering the workforce and serve workers' continuing education and retraining needs; improve campus climate by creating a safe and welcoming environment that is conducive to learning; structure institutions in ways that reassert the primacy of teaching and learning; promote cooperation between colleges and universities and elementary and secondary schools; and support innovative reforms. KSU will offer a workshop to assist in proposal preparation. The workshop date and location will be announced soon. (FR 08/22/97)
Deadline: Required Preapplications 10/24/97, Applications 03/20/98
30-8 Parent Training and Information Centers (ED)
The Education Department is inviting proposals under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support parent training and information centers. Centers must meet training and information needs of parents and children with disabilities, especially underserved parents; assist parents in understanding how to use procedural safeguards under IDEA; assist parents of children with the full range of disabilities; help parents understand their children's disabilities and available options with regard to their care; contract with state education agencies, in states that contract with centers, to provide individuals to meet with parents and explain the mediation process; network with appropriate organizations conducting national dissemination activities; be prepared to establish cooperative partnerships; and report to ED on factors relating to the center. CFDA 84.029M (FR 08/04/97)
30-9 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, for grants to support overseas projects in training, research and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, students and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. No projects focused on Western Europe will be funded. CFDA 84.021A (FR 08/05/97)
30-10 Fulbright-Hays Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for the Fulbright-Hays Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Programs, which offer opportunities to higher education faculty members and doctoral students for research in modern foreign languages and area studies. Projects will not be funded for Western Europe. CFDA 84.019A, CFDA 84.022A (FR 08/05/97)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
30-11 Mathematical Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is inviting proposals for Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in the Mathematical Sciences, subject to the availability of funds. The fellowships are designed to permit awardees to choose research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Awards of these fellowships will be made for appropriate research in areas of the mathematical sciences, including applications to other disciplines. The stipend provides support for two nine-month academic years and six summer months, for a total of 24 months' support.
30-12 Environmental Molecular Science Institutes (EMSI) Special Research Opportunity (NSF)
The National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Research (ED) announce a one-time opportunity for support of Environmental Molecular Science Institutes (EMSI) aimed at increasing fundamental understanding of natural and industrial processes and their interaction at the molecular level. NSF and DOE encourage cohesive, interdisciplinary, university-industry group efforts in basic research on fundamental issues that underpin the amelioration of environmental problems caused by societal activities such as manufacturing and utilization activities that are energy and pollution intensive. This funding opportunity will establish one to three Environmental Molecular Science Institutes. To strengthen the probability that the proposed basic research focus will contribute in the future to improved technologies and processes, it is expected that proposals will include working collaborations with appropriate and relevant industries. (NSF 97-135)
30-13 Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technologies (DOD)
The IHPTET Program is a joint DOD/NASA/Industry effort to develop revolutionary and innovative technologies by around the turn-of-the-century that will permit a doubling of turbopropulsion capability over the 1997 technology state-of-the-art. The desired technical effort should be part of a `fully integrated component plan' which highlights prior related efforts and current company investments. The desired effort should define all necessary material development and characterization, structures, aerothermodynamics, design, fabrication, assembly, instrumentation, testing, data analysis, and reporting. Efforts may be proposed in any of the following technology areas: compression systems, combustors/augmentors, turbines, exhaust systems, controls & accessories, mechanical systems, cost reduction, structures, computational fluid dynamics, or materials. PRDA-97-05-POK (CBD 08/22/97)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
30-14 American Cancer Society Grants (ACS)
New grant application forms are available for American Cancer Society Grants. The American Cancer Society offers the Institutional Research Program grant, a block award that enables an institution to give seed money grants to junior investigators without national competitive research grant support, with the goal of attracting them into cancer research. Also available are Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Project Grants which are restricted to independent, beginning investigators. Research Opportunity Grants, with an open deadline, support rapid, one-time funding for novel ideas or urgent problems with immediate human benefit. Targeted Research Project Grants provide one time support for competitive research projects proposed by investigators at any stage of their independent research career. Targeted Research Projects should focus on prostate cancer.
30-15 Chemical Modifiers of Radiation Response of Tumors (NIH)
The Division of Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis, and Centers (DCTDC) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites research grant application for Program Projects (PO1s) from interested investigators for preclinical exploration of the therapeutic potential of new and novel chemical modifiers of radiation response of tumors. Optimization of leads arising from the applicant's own work or from the published literature should include the design and synthesis of new compounds, using combinatorial chemistry, and preclinical evaluation in vitro and in vivo. PA-97-086 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
30-16 International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Foreign Agricultural Service invite applications for the establishment or continuation of International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups to address the interdependent issues of biodiversity conservation, economic growth, and human health through discovery of therapeutic agents for diseases of importance to developed countries as well as those primarily important in developing countries. Particularly relevant disease areas and health needs include cancer, HIV-AIDS and opportunistic infections, e.g., tuberculosis, malaria, central nervous system disorders, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Applications that propose, in addition to pharmaceutical drug discovery, research and training related to phytomedicine analysis and natural product-based crop protection or veterinary agents are also encouraged. TW-8-001 (NIHG 08/15/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/15/97 Application 01/22/97
30-17 Mucosal Immunity in Pathogenesis/Prevention of Human Disease (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health invites applications for investigator initiated basic and preclinical research into the human mucosal immune system and its regulation. Included are the gastrointestinal, oral, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary mucosa, with their specialized lymphoreticular structures and cells. The goal of this announcement is to increase high quality research on the mechanisms of response of the human mucosal immune system to disease specific antigens. Use of primate models may be appropriate. Increased understanding of the human mucosal immune system and its response in disease and to exogenous factors should allow the design of more rational immunotherapies and vaccines for the treatment or prevention of autoimmune and infectious diseases, including HIV infection and its complications. PA-97-073 (NIHG 07/18/97)
Deadline: 10/01, 02/01, 06/01
Last Modified: 10:29am , September 02, 1997