November 7, 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 40)
40-1 Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF)
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program is designed to improve the condition of scientific and engineering equipment and facilities for research and research training in our Nation's academic institutions.The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation at U.S. institutions. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common research focus. NSF will accept from each university two proposals for instrument acquisition or development and a third for instrument development. R.W. Trewyn, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will coordinate the selection process for KSU. Please submit a 2 page letter of intent to him by December 20. (NSF 98-16)
Deadline: Internal letters of Intent 12/05/96; Proposals 01/30/98
40-2 Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF)
The National Science Foundation established the Science and Technology Centers (STC) Program to fund important basic research and education activities and to encourage technology transfer and innovative approaches to interdisciplinary programs. STCs should have a unifying research focus involving any area(s) of research supported by the Foundation. Centers should support frontier investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines; promote organizational connections and linkages within and between campuses, schools and/or the world beyond; focus on integrative learning and discovery; and foster science and engineering in service to society. (NSF 98-13)
Deadline: Notices of Intent 01/06/98; Preproposals 02/12/98
40-3 Corn Research (Nebraska Corn Board)
The Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board is soliciting proposals for it FY 98-99 research program. Research priorities are: 1) Butanol recovery; 2) Ethanol fermentation and recovery; 3) polylactic acid applications; 4) Levulinic acid; 5) Corn genome; and 6) Extremophiles.
40-4 Research Grants (Herb Society)
The Herb Society of America offers the Research Grants to further the knowledge and use of herbs and contribute the results of the study and research to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, art, and/or economics. The grant, of up to $5,000, is for a period of work not to exceed one year.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
40-5 Newberry Library Fellowships (Newberry)
The Newberry Library offers a number of fellowships for research in residence. Most, but not all, require a Ph.D. Some are for research in any field appropriate to the Newberry's collection. Others are for subject specific research: Gender Studies in Early Modern Europe, History of Education, Eighteenth Century Studies, History of Cartography. Both long-term and short-term fellowships are available.
Deadline: Long-term 01/20/98; Short-term 03/01/98
40-6 Humanities Program Grants (KHC)
The Kansas Humanities Council Major Grants support lecture series, conferences, scholar residencies, exhibits, media productions, and other projects which engage the general public with the humanities. KHC Minigrants up to $2,000 follow the same format but are not available for media projects. KHC encourages projects which use the humanities to shed light on contemporary issues and public policy questions, as well as those which enrich our appreciation of our history, culture and traditions. The out-of-school adult public is the primary audience. Individual scholarships, fellowships, research, or travel are not eligible for funding.
Deadline: Draft applications 02/02/98, 06/01/98, 10/01/98
40-7 Projects with Industry (ED)
The Education Department will fund projects for partnerships with industry to create career opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Ed is particularly interested in projects that establish collaborative consortia with designated state vocational rehabilitation units, the business community and other appropriate organizations. CFDA 84.234N (FR 10/30/97)
Deadline: 01/13/97; 04/21/97
40-8 American Honda Foundation Grants (American Honda Foundation)
The American Honda Foundation supports education at all levels, with an emphasis on science education, including environmental, math and physical science. The foundation is interested in projects that propose untried methods to solve complex cultural, educational, scientific and social problems. The foundation makes grants to improve K-12 and higher education, with emphasis on science and technology and funds programs that address social problems. The foundation supports human service programs that assist the mentally and physically challenged, makes grants to provide youths with job training and supports environmental projects.
Deadline: 02/01, 05/01, 08/01, 11/01
40-9 Junior Faculty Development Program (USIA)
The United States Information Agency's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a competition to develop and administer a comprehensive faculty and curriculum development program for 82 young faculty from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan who will be affiliated at accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States in the following fields: business administration, economics, educational administration, environmental studies, journalism, law, library science, political science, psychology, public policy, public administration, sociology, architecture and urban planning, cultural anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, literature and American studies.
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
40-10 Energy Sciences Research (DOE)
The Energy Department's Office of Energy Research is inviting grant and cooperative agreement applications for energy sciences research ranging from basic energy sciences to nuclear physics. Research areas include basic energy sciences, high energy physics, nuclear physics, computations and technology research, fusion energy sciences, biological and environmental research and energy research analysis. Notice 98-01 (FR 10/31/97)
40-11 Vertical Integration of Research & Education in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)
The Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, announces a program of grants to carry out innovative educational programs at all levels that are integrated with the research activities of the department. The goals of the Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE) are 1) to prepare undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for a broad range of opportunities available to individuals with training in the mathematical sciences; and 2) to encourage departments in the mathematical sciences to consider a spectrum of education activities and their integration with research. (NSF 97-155)
Deadline: 02/11/98; 09/01/98
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
40-12 Autoimmunity: Genetics, Mechanisms, and Signaling (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institute of Health (NIH) invite applications for new and innovative investigator-initiated basic and preclinical research into the immune responses underlying autoimmune disease and its regulation for preventive or therapeutic purposes. Three specific areas of emphasis are highlighted: 1) genetic susceptibility for autoimmune disease, including the MHC and other genetic loci; 2) role and regulation of co-stimulation of T cells in autoimmunity; and 3) signal transduction in the autoreactive response. PA-97-098 (NIHG 08/29/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
40-13 Respiratory Pathogens: Specific Research Needs (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite applications for research issues of importance, opportunity and need in understanding selected respiratory pathogens and host responses to these pathogens. Projects aimed at stimulating basic and applied research that may lead to more effective and accepted prophylactic and therapeutic approaches for controlling severe respiratory infections will be considered. PA-97-111 (NIHG 10/03/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
40-14 Occupational Health (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking applications for research and demonstration projects on the causes and prevention of occupational diseases and injuries. Funding categories are: disease and injury (allergic and irritant dermatitis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, low back disorders, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper body and traumatic injuries); work environment and workforce (emerging technologies, indoor environment, mixed exposures, organization of work and special populations at risk); research tools and approaches (cancer research methods, control technology and personal protective equipment, exposure assessment methods, health services research, intervention effectiveness research, risk assessment methods, social and economic consequences of workplace illness; and injury and surveillance research methods. Announcement 811 (FR 10/03/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
40-15 Mechanisms of the Immune Response to Xenotransplant Antigens (NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invite applications to enhance our ability to transplant organs and tissues across species barriers (xenotransplantation) by increasing our understanding of: the human immune response to antigens present on the surface of organs or tissues from non-human species, and the development of methods to allow rapid identification and treatment of infectious disease that might occur by transmission of disease causing organisms across species barriers. This research would lead to the development of new therapies to allow xenografts to survive and function in humans and the generation of new, sensitive detection methods to decrease the risk of infectious disease associated with xenotransplantation. PA-97-089 (NIHG 08/08/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
40-16 Diabetes Research and Training Awards (ADA)
The American Diabetes Association offers Research Awards to support both new and established investigators. Applications are considered in any area that is relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications. Investigators who have not previously worked in the field of diabetes and have an imaginative proposal related to any aspect of diabetes research are encouraged to apply. Career Development Awards assist promising new investigators in conducting diabetes-related research. At the time of the award, the applicant must hold an assistant professor or justified equivalent academic position within the institution.
40-17 Science and Technology Studies (NSF)
The National Science Foundation funds research on the intellectual and social contexts that govern the development and use of science and technology. Science and Technology Studies (STS) supports research on the nature and processes of development in science and technology (past and present) and the differences in the nature of theory and evidence in various scientific and technological fields. Support includes: STS Scholars Awards for individual researchers; Professional Development Fellowships(PDF) for researchers who wish to improve and expand their skills in areas of STS, Small Grants for Training and Research, Post-doctoral Fellowships, and Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants. (NSF 97-142)
Deadline: 02/01; 08/01
40-18 Exploratory/Developmental Drug Abuse Grant Applications (NIH)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) accepts exploratory/developmental grant applications that fall within its program interests. The objective of the exploratory/developmental mechanism (R21) is to encourage applications from individuals who are interested in testing innovative or conceptually creative ideas that are scientifically sound and may advance our understanding of drug abuse and addiction. Investigators experienced in drug abuse research who wish to adapt new methods of techniques established in other fields to study scientific avenues in drug abuse research are encouraged to apply. Also encouraged to apply are investigators with expertise in fields other than drug abuse to establish new programs in drug abuse research. PA-98-004 (NIHG 10/24/97)
Deadline: 02/01, 06/01, 10/01
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