Funding Bulletin - September 5, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 31)
31-1 International Exchange Training (USIA)
The U.S. Information Agency is seeking proposals to develop projects that link organizations' international exchange interests with counterpart institutions in other countries. USIA is interested in projects focusing on parliamentary staff exchange in Canada; practice and ethics of journalism in Greece; judicial reform in Italy; local government administration in Turkey; and political activism in the United Kingdom. E/P 98-03 (FR 07/31/97)
31-2 Martin Luther King, Jr., Service Day Grants (CNCS)
The Corporation for National and Community Service is inviting applications for grants to plan and carry out service projects on the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. Projects should: `get things done' in communities; strengthen the communities engaged in service; reflect the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and occur, for the most part, on the federal legal holiday. Sample projects include community-wide `servathons' that join a broad cross-section of the community in one day of service, and service-learning projects that link student service in schools and universities with community-based organizations. A priority objective of the grant is to engage young people in service. (FR 08/18/97)
31-3 Adolescents and STD Cooperative Research Center (NIH)
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to stimulate multi-disciplinary, collaborative research to further understanding of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in adolescent populations and to develop and evaluate effective approaches to their prevention and control. The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Branch of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites grant applications for an Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cooperative Research Center (STD CRC). The STD CRC will provide a multidisciplinary approach to STD research by bridging biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research; will foster interaction among STD investigators; and will facilitate intervention-oriented research. AI-97-003 (NIHG 08/29/97)
Deadline: Letter of Intent 10/15/97, Application 01/08/98
31-4 Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program (Canadian Government)
This program provides faculty with an opportunity to develop courses that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load or as a special offering to select audiences in continuing and/or distance education. Priority will be given to courses in the social and human sciences, journalism, business, trade, environment, and law with a unique relevance to Canada, or in the context of the bilateral or North American relationship.
31-5 U.S.-Spain Joint Commission on Science & Technology (State)
The State Department is inviting applications for grants to support international, collaborative projects in science and technology between the United States and Spain. Priority fields include: life sciences, environment, information and communication technology, energy and high energy physics, and materials sciences. (FR 06/26/97)
National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (USDA)
As announced in last week's Funding Bulletin, USDA has published the guidelines and application kit for this year's NRI grants competition. Please note that there have been major changes in the application forms and proposal format. New forms can be downloaded over the web at http:/www.reeusda.gov/nri or hardcopy forms may be requested from PreAward Services or the office of the Dean of Agriculture.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
31-6 Contemplative Practice Fellowships (ACLS)
Contemplative Practice Fellowships are for the development of courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative practice from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Funds are offered to support the development of courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative practice from art, architecture, music, theatre and dance, to literature, to philosophy and religious studies, to history and the humanistic social sciences. Proposals for multidisciplinary courses and collaborative work would be welcome.
31-7 Grants in Visual Arts (Lannan Foundation)
The sponsor supports quality projects in the field of contemporary art at qualifying institutions in the U.S. The Visual Arts Program is designed to further the careers of contemporary artists, foster serious discussion of contemporary art, and bring new and sometimes experimental works of art to a wide audience. Funding is available for exhibitions, residency programs, scholarly publications and special projects that include public art projects and interdisciplinary projects that have a significant visual element that occur outside of traditional presentation venues.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/01/97
31-8 FIPSE Workshop
Sue Maes, Senior Development Officer, ECC, and Paul Lowe, Director, PreAward Services, are facilitating a workshop on proposal preparation for FIPSE grants. Brian Lekander, A FIPSE Program Officer, will answer questions in an audioconference. The workshop is September 18, 1997, 1:00-2:30 pm, Room 137 Waters Hall.
31-9 Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program (Kansas Board of Regents)
The Kansas Board of Regents is accepting applications for grants from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program. The primary objective of the Eisenhower program is to improve mathematics and science education in K-12 schools in Kansas. The Board of Regents is committed to funding projects that establish long-term collaborative relationships between institutions of higher education and local educational agencies. The Board is particularly interested in funding projects that help school districts respond to Quality Performance Accreditation or otherwise contribute to systemic reform in math and science education and that increase access and participation through telecommunications and other distance learning strategies
31-10 International Research (ED)
The Education Department is inviting research grant applications to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies and other international fields. CFDA 84.017A (FR 08/05/97)
31-11 Initiative to Develop Education Through Astronomy and Space Science (NASA)
The purpose of the IDEAS program is to provide start-up funding for innovative projects that promote science education through astronomy and space science at all levels, especially pre-college. The IDEAS program funds astronomers and space scientists to collaborate with education professionals to enhance science and mathematics education. Projects should promote math and science literacy using the universal appeal of astronomy and space science. It is expected that proposals will target public audiences or K-12 teachers and students. However, consideration will be given to innovative proposals that improve introductory college courses in astronomy or math/science literacy or proposals targeting undergraduate or graduate students training for careers in K-12 education.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
31-12 Instrumentation for Materials Research (NSF)
The Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) program considers proposals for 1) the development of major new instruments that have the potential to significantly extend current capability and will have broad application in materials research, and for 2) the acquisition of major new research instruments which will provide new capability and/or advance current capability. The IMR program normally considers proposals for single instruments or a system. If more than one instrument is requested, the proposal must indicate their relative priority, and give explanations and scientific justification for each. A proposal listing assorted instruments without a focused research program will be returned without review. (NSF 94-108)
31-13 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (DOD)
The Department of Defense announces a supplement to the FY 1998 competition for the Multidisciplinary Research Program, one element of the University Research Initiative (URI). The Multidisciplinary Research Program of the URI (MURI) supports research teams whose efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Proposals may be submitted only by U.S. institutions of higher education (other than federal government) with degree-granting programs in science and/or engineering. This MURI competition is specifically for the supplemental topic `Automatic Target Recognition Theory'. BAA 97-028 (CBD 08/25/97)
31-14 Sonoelectronics (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting research and development proposals in sonoelectronics, a comprehensive three-year technology thrust aimed at creating new capability for acoustic imaging under water. A candidate technology approach is surface-micromachined ultrasonic transducer or amplifier arrays with integrated silicon read-out electronics. Novel concepts in micromachined acoustic lenses and coupling structures are also solicited. A goal of the program is the demonstration of large passive or quasi-passive imaging sensors having unprecedented sensitivity, uniformity, and signal processing capability. BAA 97-33 (CBD 07/10/97)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
31-15 Cardiovascular Research Awards (American Heart Association, KS)
Applications are available for Kansas Affiliate of the American Heart Association grants. Grants-in-Aid awards are available for both beginning and established researchers. Awards are for a maximum of two years' support. Career Re-Orientations awards offer a year of support to a researcher changing career directions. Post-doctoral fellowships are also available for two years' support.
31-16 Tuberculosis - Basic Biology, Immunology and Pathogenesis (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), invite applications focused on elucidating the basic biology, immunology and pathogenesis of mycobacteria, and host-mycobacterial interactions relevant to increasing and consolidating our fundamental understanding of tuberculosis. Applications which focus on the use of model systems and or mycobacterial species other than M.tb to further understanding of any other aspect of tuberculosis should be submitted in response to the PA `Tuberculosis - Basic Biology, Immunology and Pathogenesis'. PA-97-083 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
31-17 Immunologic Basis of Food Allergy (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invite applications for research studies on: (a) the mechanisms of mucosal immunity and of tolerance as they apply to food allergy; (b) the genetic basis of food allergy; (c) the molecular identification of food allergens and their epitopes; and (d) immunotherapeutic approaches to treating food allergy. The results of these investigation will be used to develop strategies to prevent food allergy and treat food-allergic patients. PA-97-091 (NIHG 08/08/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
31-18 Three-Dimensional Structures of Immunological Proteins (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for research on the three-dimensional structural properties of proteins involved in initiating and regulating immune responses in human and animal systems. The structural elucidation of protein complexes and development of structural analogs that enhance, inhibit or change the function of native proteins for therapeutic applications are also of interest. Increased knowledge of immunological proteins obtained from such structural studies is important for understanding regulation of the immune system and for the development of effective immunotherapeutic agents. PA-97-090 (NIHG 08/08/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
31-19 Youth Fitness Advocacy Projects (Human Kinetics Education Foundation)
The Human Kinetics (HK) Education Foundation is accepting grant applications for advocacy projects that promote and expand quality pre K-12 physical education programs. Grants are awarded to community and state physical education groups, colleges and other agencies. The HK Foundation channels its funding to grantees through two organizations, the U.S. Physical Education (USPE) Foundation and the American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Foundation. USPE gives priority to grant proposals that have a clear plan of action for influencing the people who make decisions about the profession of physical education. Unlike USPE, the ASEP Foundation focuses its funding on research-related topics. It was created for the purpose of increasing the quality of youth sports in the U.S. by helping fund research.
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