Funding Bulletins - January 15, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 2)

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  • Agriculture
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Education
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Agriculture

    2-1 Higher Education Challenge Grants (CSREES)

    USDA has released its solicitation for Higher Education Challenge Grants. Grants are made to U.S. colleges and universities to strengthen their teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences in areas of need: 1) Curricula Design and Materials Development; 2) Faculty Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching; 3) Instruction Delivery Systems; and 4) Student Experiential Learning. A workshop for USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants is being offered January 19 at 1:30 in Waters Hall 137. Jeffrey Gilmore, program officer for the program. (FR 01/08/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/9/99; Proposals 3/9/99

    2-2 National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Supplemental Programs (CSREES)

    USDA has released a supplemental program description for the National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program. The solicitation amends two existing programs (Animal Genetics and Genome to include Animal Genome Basic Reagents and Tools; and Agricultural Systems to encourage systems research that will impact the small or mid-sized producer, land manager or land owner. The new program area, Epidemiological Approaches to Food Safety, has a deadline of April 5 and supports research in the following areas: 1) identification of sources and reservoirs of pathogenic organisms and their toxins in food, animal feed and the environment; 2) determination of the levels of microbial contamination in finished food products; 3) identification of farm-based production practices that contribute to increased prevalence of foodborne pathogens; and 4) identification of potential sites of contamination in the processing, transportation, retail setting, and consumer use of food products. (FR 01/04/99)
    Deadline: 4/5/99 Expanded Programs 2/15/99; Food Safety

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    Arts & Humanities

    2-3 Resident Artists Program (Djerassi)

    The Djerassi Resident Artists Program award supports and enhances the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty. It offers living and studio accommodations and meals. Approximately fifty five artists are selected each year to work on independent or collaborative projects. Residencies are awarded in Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, and Media Arts/ New Genres.
    Deadline: 2/15/99

    2-4 Production of Videotapes About the Creation of Art on Mars (NEA)

    The National Endowment for the Arts is requesting proposals leading to the award of a Cooperative Agreement to coordinate and videotape five to seven sessions of artists, scientists, engineers and astronauts conversing about the creative process and environmental conditions on Mars. Discussions will focus on how the conditions might influence the art produced there, and the design of livable structures, among other issues. The videotapes will be used in pre K-12 schools across the United States as part of the Mars Millennium Project. (FR 01/05/99)
    Deadline: 2/22/99

    2-5 NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes (NEH)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is soliciting applications for directors of residential summer seminars and institutes designed to provide teachers with intensive summer study of important texts and topics in the humanities. Seminars and institutes are intended to foster excellent teaching by encouraging collegial discussion of humanities topics within close-knit scholarly communities.
    Deadline: 3/1/99

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    Education

    2-6 IDEA Grants (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting proposals for four programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) to improve services for children with disabilities. The four program areas are: research and innovation to improve services and results for children with disabilities; personnel preparation; technical assistance and dissemination; and technology and media services for individuals with disabilities. CFDA 84.324, 84.326, 84.327 (FR 01/04/99)
    Deadline: 3/1/99, 3/8/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    2-7 Advanced Computational Research (NSF)

    The Advanced Computational Research Program, formerly the New Technologies Program, is a program supporting computational science by focusing on enabling technologies for high performance computing. The three current focus areas are: Software environments and tools; Graphics and visualization; and High performance algorithms. (NSF 98-168)
    Deadline: Graphics 3/1/99; Tools and Algorithms 7/1/99

    2-8 Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications for projects that address environmental justice issues tied to at least two environmental media, such as air and water. Projects should improve communication and coordination among stakeholders and create partnerships to address environmental exposure; increase community capacity to recognize local environmental justice concerns and involve the community in addressing issues; and increase community understanding of environmental and public health information systems and generate information on pollution in the community. CFDA 66.604 (FR 12/29/98)
    Deadline: 3/5/99

    2-9 Geoscience Education (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences offers a special competition in Geoscience Education which has two elements: Awards to Facilitate Geoscience Education (AFGE) and Application of Digital Libraries to Undergraduate Earth Systems Education. The AFGE element is designed to foster collaborations that integrate research and education. Proposals may target any educational level but projects are expected to be focused as well as to have potentially broad impact that may lead to innovative intellectual developments or that involve innovative partnerships. The Digital Libraries elements represents the intersection of two priority initiatives: 1) development of innovative Earth system science curricula at the undergraduate level and 2) development of digital libraries as a national resource in support of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education. (NSF 99-44)
    Deadline: 3/9/99

    2-10 Environmental Management Science Research (DOE)

    The Energy Department is inviting applications for research under its Environmental Management Science program to address potential contamination of the vadose zone, which lies between the surface and the water table. Notice 99-06
    Deadline: Preapplications 2/9/99, Proposals 4/19/99

    2-11 Research in Basic Technologies (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Advanced Computing Research seeks basic networking research under its Next Generation Internet initiative to support specific activities that include high-speed interfaces to connect devices to networks; protocols and techniques to coordinate multiple, heterogeneous network-attached devices; software for applications to adapt to changing network conditions, and network performance characterization. Notice 99-08 (FR 01/08/99)
    Deadline: Preapplications 2/12/99, Applications 3/31/99

    2-12 University Network Technology Testbeds (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Advanced Computing Research invites applications under its Next Generation Internet initiative to design and test technologies to allow advanced network services to be deployed across independently-administered interconnected networks. Topics include design and testing of advanced tools to manage peering of networks with advanced services; cross-domain security and authentication; development of policy frameworks and specification languages to facilitate negotiation of capabilities across autonomous system boundaries; and development of network performance monitoring and characterization software. Notice 99-10 (FR 01/08/99)
    Deadline: Preapplications 2/12/99, Applications 3/31/99

    2-13 Applications/Network Technology/Testbed Partnerships (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Advanced Computing Research will fund projects under its Next Generation Internet initiative to integrate advanced applications with leading-edge network research to test wide-area data-intensive collaborative computing technologies with the aim of enabling smarter and more efficient use of network resources and support of higher end-to-end capacity. Notice 99-09 (CFDA 81.049)
    Deadline: Preapplications 2/12/99, Applications 3/31/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    2-14 Life in Extreme Environments (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity to enhance knowledge about Life in Extreme Environments: (LExEn) through highly interdisciplinary, integrated research.Two new areas of emphasis for the FY99 competition are: the development of methods and capabilities to facilitate LExEn research and a cooperative effort with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration to begin long term studies over decadal time scales at representative examples of significant extreme environments. (NSF 99-43)
    Deadline: 3/5/99

    2-15 Neurobiological Mechanisms of Adolescent Alcohol Abuse (NIH)

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking research grant proposals to conduct basic research, using animal models and non-invasive imaging techniques in humans, to identify the neurobiological, physiological, genetic, and environmental factors that lead to adolescent alcohol abuse and dependence. AA-99-003 (NIHG 11/25/98)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/23/99; Applications 3 /23/99

    2-16 Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NIH)

    The of this joint NIGMS/NIAID Request for Applications (RFA) is to encourage development of a predictive science of infectious diseases by applying the perspectives, theories, and methods of population and evolutionary biology to important issues of disease emergence, prevention and treatment. This RFA seeks collaborations between those with expertise in population and evolutionary biology and molecular phylogenetics, including mathematical modeling and complexity theory and infectious disease experts such as clinicians, epidemiologists, immunologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, or plant pathologists. GM-99-005 (NIHG 12/18/98)
    Deadline: 2/1/99, 3/17/99

    2-17 Fight For Sight Grants (FFS)

    Fight For Sight (FFS), the research arm of Prevent Blindness America, supports grants-in-aid, post-doctoral research and student fellowships to encourage and advance scientific training and research to study the eye in various branches of biological sciences and clinical medicine. Funding priority is given to pilot projects for research relating to clinically important eye diseases, particularly in the areas of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus, AIDS-related eye disorders, cataract, and uveal and corneal inflammation.
    Deadline: 3/1/99

    2-18 Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (NSF)

    NSF announces a third special competition, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET), to support competitively viewed research projects that target groups of poorly known organisms. Three major elements are required of a project submitted in the PEET Special Competition: 1. Monographic Research; 2. Training; and 3. Computer Infrastructure. (NSF 99-15)
    Deadline: 3/1/99

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    Social Sciences

    2-19 Research on Survey Methodology (NSF)

    The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program in the Division for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, in collaboration with a consortium of federal statistical agencies, invites research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys. Priority will be given to basic research proposals that have fundamental knowledge of value to the Federal Statistical System. Collaborations are especially encouraged among the relevant sciences, including the social sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, statistics, computer science, and economics. (NSF 99-35)
    Deadline: 3/1/99

    2-20 Enhancing Infrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (NSF)

    The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a Special Focus to increase and improve infrastructure to support the social and behavioral sciences. Proposed projects may fall entirely within one of the following four areas or a combination of them. Collect data from surveys, experiments, or administrative records; case or historical records; or objects of investigation (archaeological items, for example): that will support broad-based investigations into the most important scientific questions facing social and behavioral science in the next decade. Create Web-based data archiving systems; Create Web-based collaboratories; Establish Center programs to facilitate intensive cross-fertilization of research ideas and projects. (NSF 99-32)
    Deadline: 3/1/99

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