Funding Bulletin - September 26, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 34)
34-1 McDonnell Centennial Fellowships (McDonnell)
The James S. McDonnell Foundation is inviting applications for the James S. McDonnell Centennial Fellowships to support junior scholars in five research categories: astrophysics and cosmology, human genetics, global and complex systems, human cognition, and history and philosophy of science. Ten awards of $1,000,000 will be awarded in this international competition. Candidates not more than 12 years from completion of their academic training must be actively engaged in research, have a commitment to teaching and demonstrate a superior ability to communicate their work to broad audiences.
34-2 NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites applications for 12 month postdoctoral fellowships from beginning scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Approximately 30 fellowships will be offered for research abroad and up to 10 awards will be made to U.S. institutions that would like to invite Visiting Scientists from Cooperation Partner Countries. Eligible fields of research are: mathematics, engineering, computer, and information science, geosciences, and the physical, biological, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, the history and philosophy of science, and interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or more of these fields. (NSF 97-149)
34-3 Managing Information with Rural America (Kellogg)
Managing Information with Rural America (MIRA) is an initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Food Systems/Rural Development program area. MIRA will provide grants for clusters of community teams, community support organizations, and policy support organizations to work with electronic communications and information systems issues in rural America. MIRA will fund three levels of grant support: Clusters of Community Teams--to support those who are building community capacity to use information systems/technology to enhance community development activities; Community Support Organizations--to support rural communities through direct services; and Policy Support Organizations--to inform and educate rural communities about rural policy.
Deadline: Community Teams 12/30/97; Policy Support 11/30/97
34-4 Transcoop Program (GAACF)
Funds are available to support cooperative projects among and between German, U.S., and/or Canadian scholars and/or groups of scholars (Ph.D. required), from universities. Projects in the humanities and social sciences, including law and economics, selected for funding can receive up to $60,000 each over a three-year period. Projects may also relate to problems of the natural sciences, including the engineering and life sciences. Project funds can be used to finance short-term research visits, special conferences and workshops, material and equipment, printing costs, and research assistance.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
34-5 Early American History & Culture (OIEAHC)
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships in any area of Early American Studies. The Institute's field of interest encompasses all aspects of the lives of North America's indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, from the sixteenth century to approximately 1815. Fellowships are available for both one and two years.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
34-6 IDEAS Grants (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is inviting research grant applications through the Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS). IDEAS funds astronomers and space scientists to collaborate with education professionals to enhance science and math education. Projects will be favored that explore education reform, inventive projects, particularly ones that place astronomy in an interdisciplinary or multi-cultural context.
34-7 Long Range Scientific Projects (DOD)
The Naval Research Laboratory is interested in receiving proposals for long-range projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of naval operations. Research areas of interest include: Radar Technology, Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Research in Software Engineering, Advanced Information Technology, Fiber Optics Technology, High Power Microwave Technology, Research in Treatment and Reduction of Naval Hazardous Waste, Materials and Process Development, Innovative Applications of Magnetic Resonance, Surface Chemistry Sciences, Materials Performance, Processing, and Modeling, Thick Film Ferrite Magnetic Materials, Ceramic Materials, Development of Improved Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Electronics, Shallow Water Tomography, Sensors and Imaging Systems, and innovative Spaceborne Payload Technology. (CBD 12/04/96)
34-8 Aviation Applied Technology (DOD)
The Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) is soliciting technical and cost proposals for conduct Research & Development. The DOD/NASA Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) initiative is focused on developing the technologies to double propulsion system capabilities over the 1987 technology base by the year 2003. Of particular interest to the Army is achievement of the turboshaft/turboprop (TS/TP) engine goals. DAAJ02-97-2-0002 (CBD 06/20/97)
34-9 Solid Earth Sciences and Natural Hazards (NASA)
NASA's Mission to Planet Earth is soliciting research in the Solid Earth, Natural Hazards, and Geologic and Archeologic Applications and the development of supporting technology. New focus areas include geomagnetic studies which make use of past and future space-flight projects, studies which can develop methods to extract mass flux information from time variable gravity and other geodetic data, and applications of remote sensing to archeological problems. (NRA-97-MTPE-10)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/17/97; Proposals 11/19/97
34-10 Modeling and Simulation Techniques (DOD)
Rome Laboratory (RL) is soliciting white papers for various scientific studies and experiments to increase RL's knowledge and understanding of the broad range of capabilities required in support of Modeling and Simulation of C31 techniques, equipment and capabilities. Solutions to basic research and engineering using innovative approaches will be sought. The scope of this effort primarily concerns the area of the Modeling and Simulation of Intelligence functions and systems, and covers a broad range of requirements which include, but are not limited to: mission effectiveness assessment, correlation and fusion techniques assessment, timeliness and accuracy of data and voice communications, in support of intelligence operations. BAA 94-01-PKRL (CBD 11/01/97)
34-11 Greenhouse Gases (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting proposals to develop breakthrough technologies for disposing of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global climate change. Proposals should invent ways of sequestering or reusing gases--mainly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides--associated with the production and use of fossil fuels. This initiative will focus on funding revolutionary concepts that advance the current state of the art.
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
34-12 Basic and Clinical Research on Immune Tolerance (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications that will elucidate basic mechanisms responsible for inducing and maintaining antigen-specific immune tolerance, that will facilitate translation of experimental knowledge on immune tolerance into clinical therapies for the treatment or prevention of immune-mediated disease, or that will promote more effective development of vaccines by prevention of pathogen-induced immune tolerance. PA-97-081 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
34-13 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DOD)
The United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), through this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), is soliciting proposals for integrated multidisciplinary research efforts to develop novel ovarian cancer prevention strategies at National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCCs). The overall goal of this funding effort is to promote research directed toward preventing ovarian cancer. Within this context, the objectives of the USAMRMC Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) are: 1) to advance primary and secondary prevention through enhanced understanding of ovarian cancer development and progression; 2) to engage experts from multiple disciplines in genuinely collaborative efforts; and 3) to foster the development of a sustained national ovarian cancer research enterprise. (CBD 09/23/97)
34-14 The Latent State in Tuberculosis Infection (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications that propose to investigate the latent phase of infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) and the mechanism(s) by which M.tb is reactivated in some hosts. For the purposes of this initiative, `the latent state' refers to the state of infection during which clinical disease is inapparent, yet infection of the host has been established. The mechanisms by which this phase terminates in some hosts and persistent bacilli are re-activated, leading to development of active disease, are also of interest. PA-97-085 (NIHG 07/25/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
34-15 Research & Training Grants (Tourette Syndrome)
The Tourette Syndrome Association is currently soliciting applications for proposals in basic neuroscience specifically relevant to Tourette Syndrome, clinical studies related to the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of Tourette Syndrome, and one or two year training post doctoral fellowships. Relevant scientific fields include Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroimaging, Neurology, Pharmacology, and Psychology.
Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/17/97; Applications 12/19/97
34-16 Resident Research Fellowships (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice's Visiting Fellowship Program supports research and development on high-priority topics that enhance the capabilities of criminal justice systems to combat crime, violence and substance abuse. Fellows conduct independent research on criminal justice issues relevant to NIJ and public policy. Through the program, fellows may investigate new approaches for resolving operational problems and become involved in NIJ's criminal research national program. (FGCW 08/18/97)
34-17 Archeological Services (BLM)
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting archeological services for BLM lands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The work includes cultural resource inventories, resource protection plans, and data recovery. The performance period may extend up to five years. Sol. 1422-N660-R97-3015
34-18 Congressional Fellowship Program (APA)
Congressional Science Fellowships help recipients participate in policymaking processes of the U.S. Congress. Scientists and practitioners work with staff members of Congress or congressional committees in the process of relating social and behavioral science to public policy. Applicants must have doctorates in psychology.
34-19 Kobe College Graduate Fellowships Program (Kobe College Corporation)
The Kobe College Corporation offers Graduate Fellowships to allow American educators to spend a year in Japan where they will be able to immerse themselves in study. It is expected that recipients of these fellowships will return to the U.S. to teach about Japan more effectively. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies such as the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, or business.
34-20 Energy Fellowship Program (Link)
Awards will be made to doctoral students in academic institutions for energy research to enhance both the theoretical and practical knowledge and application of energy research and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications. Preference will be shown to proposals dealing directly with energy and which explore ideas not yet fully tested, rather than to further development of programs already in progress. Ideas that can be implemented in the relatively near term will be given first priority.
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