Funding Bulletin - October 24, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 38)
38-1 Building EPSCoR-State National Laboratory Partnerships (DOE)
The Energy Department is inviting applications to establish collaborations in basic energy research between academic or industrial researchers from states eligible for the EPSCoR program and scientists at the department's national laboratories and centers. The solicitation seeks research in all DOE emphasis areas including energy research--from biological to materials sciences--fossil energy, environmental management, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Undergraduate and graduate students should be active members of the research team. (FR 10/15/97)
Deadline: Preapplications 12/03/97
38-2 Websites for Innovative Social Thinking (Web Development Fund)
Organizations and individuals with unique and innovative ideas and perspectives for a website will be funded by the newly established Web Development Fund. The fund will offer selected dynamic projects financial support, guidance, technical support and design and programming services and will host the site on PBS Online. The fund's main interest is in innovative new projects that demonstrate the potential of the WWW as a social, democratic medium capable of catalyzing new perspectives, new thinking and new relationships between people.
38-3 Life in Extreme Environments (NSF)
The Directorates for Biological Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Science, and the Office of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce an opportunity to enhance knowledge about Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn) through highly interdisciplinary, integrated research programs. The LExEn research program will explore the relationships between organisms and the environments within which they exist. In addition, the LExEn program will explore planetary environments in our solar system and beyond to help identify possible sites for life elsewhere. This Special Competition will focus on hypothesis-driven projects that show potential for establishing a foundation for future innovative research related to LExEn. Projects are encouraged that cross disciplinary boundaries and foster collaborative investigations of living organisms and the extreme environments within which they exist. (NSF 97-157)
38-4 Computational Biology Activities (NSF)
The Computational Biology Activity was created to support studies developing or requiring computational techniques outside the normal scope of the various disciplinary programs of the NSF. Computational biology is defined as the development and application of computational methods, including their theoretical, mathematical, and engineering bases, to biology. The Computational Biology Activity supports the development and use of computational tools, algorithms, and related research that will enhance both the underlying biology and the associated computational infrastructure. NSF 98-7
38-5 Earth System History (NSF)
Earth System History (ESH) is a research initiative of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. It includes coordinated paleoscience programs supported by the National Science Foundation division of Atmospheric Sciences ), Earth Sciences and Ocean Sciences and the Office of Polar Programs, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Global Programs. ESH contributes to understanding critical elements of the coupled atmosphere-biosphere-cryosphere-earth-ocean system, including those aspects that cross disciplinary boundaries. The goal of ESH research is to understand the natural variability of the Earth system through records preserved in geo-biologic archives and to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of environmental change with annual to millennial resolution, including the forcing mechanisms, interactions and feedbacks among its components. (NSF 97-161)
38-6 Bilingual Graduate Fellows (ED)
The Education is inviting applications for fellowships to promote master's and doctoral level study related to instruction of limited English proficient children and youths. ED is particularly interested in applications proposing programs of study that prepare teacher trainers and lead to a doctoral degree. CFDA 84.195C (FR 10/15/97)
38-7 Women's Educational Equity (ED)
The Education Department is inviting applications for implementation, research and development projects under the Women's Educational Equity Act. The program promotes educational equity for women and girls, including those who suffer multiple discrimination based on gender and other factors. Grants provide funds to implement equity programs and policies in schools and to develop and disseminate model programs. CFDA 84.083A (FR 10/09/97)
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS
38-8 Waste Management and Environmental Protection (EIA)
EIA Research and Education Foundation funds research and education to help manage waste. Grants focus on waste management trends and environmental protection. Grants support projects that promote state-of-the-art technological innovation in the environmental industry; policy issues such as stabilizing the recycling market; and education programs, concentrating on economic and environmental impact studies and the development of grade school curricula. Scholarships and grants-in-aid also are made for PhD or post PhD environmental engineering researchers or scientists.
38-9 Microelectromechanical Systems (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting research proposals in the area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The long-term goal of the MEMS program is to combine sensing, computing, and actuating and integrate these functions into mechanical structures to radically change the way people and machines interact with the physical world. DARPA seeks proposals in two broad technology areas: 1) development and demonstration of arrays of MEMS; and 2) fabrication and assembly processes for innovative new MEMS, including process disintegration, massively parallel microassembly, non-silicon substrates, and fully three-dimensional structures. BAA97-43
38-10 NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (NSF)
The National Science Foundation announces the continuation of competition for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (PFSMETE). The primary objectives of the program are to prepare PhD graduates in science, mathematics and engineering with the necessary skills to assume leadership roles in Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology (SMET) Education in our Nation's diverse educational institutions; and to provide opportunities for outstanding PhD graduates to develop expertise in a facet of science education research that would qualify them for the new range of educational positions that will come with the 21st century. Because this program is intended to broaden the skills of PhD graduates in SMET disciplines, individuals who hold SMET education degrees are not eligible for this program. (NSF 97-166)
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
38-11 Molecular Parasitology Program (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund offers two types of awards: Scholar Award and New Investigator Award. The aim of this award program is to encourage novel approaches to the study of parasitic and tropical diseases. These include malaria, trypanosomiasis, filariasis, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis, hookworm, and amebiasis. The Scholar Award is primarily intended for associate professor or more senior investigators redirecting their efforts to research in parasitology. The New Investigator Award is for assistant professors. Since an institution may nominate only one candidate for each award, contact R.W. Trewyn, 532-6195, by 11/14/97 with your suggested nominations.
38-12 Molecular Pathogenic Mycology Award Program (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
The Molecular Pathogenic Mycology Awards provide support to researchers at varying stages in their careers. The Scholar Award is primarily intended for investigators who are at the associate professor level. The New Investigator Award is for junior researchers who have made a commitment to the study of pathogenic fungi. The awards are intended to foster the use of a variety of modern scientific techniques--taken from molecular biology, fundamental biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, and genetics--to advance knowledge of virulent fungal pathogens. Only one candidate from an institution may be nominated. Please contact R.W. Trewyn, Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195 by 11/14/97 with suggested nominations.
38-13 New Initiatives in Malaria Research (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is offering two types of awards in the New Initiatives in Malaria Research program. One type of award is intended to support feasibility studies and pilot work that will underpin higher-risk projects in malaria, or to support investigators from other fields who are reorienting their research to malaria. The second type of award is intended to support longer-term studies that bring new ways of thinking and new experimental approaches to malaria research.
38-14 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: A Potential Model of AIDS (NIH)
NIAID, National Institutes of Health, invites applications on the molecular biology, immunology, and host factors involved in feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection of cats. The overall goal of these studies is to advance the understanding of the virus/host infection process in this model to determine the potential use of, and to validate the application of, the FIV/cat model for testing potential therapeutics, topical microbicides, and novel mucosal-targeted vaccine designs against the humane immunodeficiency virus (HIV). PA-97-106 (NIHG 09/19/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
38-15 Prevention of Recurrent Disease After Liver Transplantation (NIH)
This program aims to encourage experienced and new investigators to submit small grants to plan, or research project grants to conduct, full-scale multicenter clinical trials on methods for preventing the recurrence of disease after liver transplantation. Of major relevance are studies on preventing the recurrence of alcoholic liver disease, and preventing the recurrence of hepatitis B and C virus infection after liver transplantation. Specific interventions should be compared. It is of interest to learn about the natural history of these diseases in patients undergoing standard therapy. PA-97-107 (NIHG 09/19/97)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/09/97, Applications 01/09/98
38-16 Family Violence Research Projects (USAF)
Through a collaboration of the United States Air Force and the National Network on Family Resiliency (NNFR), a Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) collaboration across land-grant universities, two family violence research projects will be funded: RFA#1, Development of Algorithms for Estimating Family Violence Rates in Air Force Communities and RFA#2, Assessment of the Validity and Reliability of United States Air Force Family Advocacy Program's Family Violence Severity Measure.
38-17 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in the criminal justice field. Students from any academic discipline may apply. The Institute encourages diversity in approaches and perspectives in its research programs. The subject of the proposed doctoral dissertation should constitute the research for this fellowship. NIJ is particularly interested in applications from candidates working in areas related to the long-range goals of the Institute's research, evaluation, and science and technology programs.
Deadline: 01/15/98; 05/15/98
38-18 Graduate International Fellowships Competition (AED)
National Security Education Program (NSEP) Graduate International Fellowships enable outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an important international dimension to their education. NSEP funds students pursuing study of languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. NSEP fellowships are intended to provide support to U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security.
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