Funding Bulletins - February 5, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 5)

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

    5-1 Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction for Plant/Crop Based Resources Technology in the Agriculture Industry (DOE)

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Industrial Technologies announces its interest in receiving applications for research and development to help meet the directional targets laid out in the strategic vision, ``Plant/Crop-based Renewable Resources 2020.'' Applications are sought that would reduce energy consumption and waste in agricultural and related industries, and enhance U.S. economic competitiveness with the ultimate goal of commercialization. Teaming among two or more organizations and a 50% cost-sharing of proposed project costs is required. Sol. DE-SC02-99CH10965 (CBD 02/03/99)

    Deadline: Preapplications 3/12/99; Applications 4/23/99

    5-2 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (CSREES)

    Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will award research grants to support science-based biotechnology regulation and thus help address concerns about the effects of introducing genetically modified organisms into the environment and help regulators in developing policies regarding such introduction. Investigators are encouraged to design studies in which answers to three general questions are sought: 1) what is the risk (potential risk identification); 2) how likely is the risk to occur (quantifying the probability of occurrence); and 3) what is the severity and extent of the effect if it occurs (quantifying the effects)? (FR 12/17/98)

    Deadline: 3/24/99

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    Education

    5-3 Higher Education Collaboration Between the United States and the European Community (ED)

    The purpose of this program is to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities by focusing on problem areas or improvement approaches in postsecondary education. For FY 1999, the competition includes an invitational priority to encourage proposals designed to support the formation of educational consortia of institutions in the United States and the European Union to encourage cooperation in the coordination of curricula, the exchange of students, and the opening of educational opportunities between the United States and the European Union. CFDA 84.116J (FR 01/27/99)

    Deadline: 3/11/99

    5-4 Bilingual Education: Teachers and Personnel Grants (ED)

    This program provides grants for preservice and inservice professional development for bilingual education teachers, administrators, pupil services personnel, and other educational personnel who are either involved in, or preparing to be involved in, the provision of educational services for children and youth of limited English proficiency. Priority is given to projects that will contribute to a systemic educational reform in an Empowerment Zone or an Enterprise Community and to institutions of higher education, in consortia with local or State educational agencies, that offer degree programs that prepare new bilingual education teachers. (FR 01/27/99)

    Deadline:

    2/23/99

    5-5 Technology Innovation & Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program (ED)

    The Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program provides grants to develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies, to collect and distribute information on world regions and countries other than the United States. The techniques or programs the Secretary assists are those that address our Nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages. CFDA 84.337 (FR 01/27/99)

    Deadline: 3/17/99

    5-6 Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program (ED)

    Funds under this program may be used to provide for the development of bilingual education career ladder program curricula appropriate to the needs of consortia participants; assistance for stipends and costs related to tuition fees and books for coursework required to complete degree and certification requirements for bilingual education teachers; and programs to introduce secondary school students to careers in bilingual education teaching that are coordinated with other activities assisted under this program. Activities conducted under this program must assist educational personnel in meeting State and local certification requirements for bilingual education and, wherever possible, must lead to the awarding of college or university credit. CFDA 84.195E (FR 01/27/99)

    Deadline: 2/27/99

    5-7 Star Schools (ED)

    The Education Department is inviting applications for Star Schools projects to use distance learning technologies to improve instruction and to serve undeserved and disadvantaged populations and persons with disabilities. Star Schools projects use the Internet, CD-ROM technology, videoconferencing, virtual environments, interactive software and other emerging technologies to achieve more collaboratively-based instruction and active learning. Instructional areas include mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other subjects such as literacy skills and vocational education. CFDA 84.203F (FR 01/25/99)

    Deadline: 3/26/99

    5-8 Early Childhood Music Education (Texaco)

    The Texaco Foundation, working in conjunction with the Eastman School of Music, has launched an initiative designed to spur collaborations between school music programs and other community partners, including universities and professional arts organizations. The collaborations have two purposes: to introduce music into the school curriculum and to study the impact of early music education on the children's learning and development.

    Deadline: 3/26/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    5-9 Low Dose Radiation Research (DOE)

    The Offices of Science and Environmental Management, Department of Energy (DOE), announce their interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Low Dose Radiation Research Program. This program uses modern molecular tools to develop a better scientific basis for understanding exposures and risks to humans from low dose radiation that can be used to achieve acceptable levels of human health protection at the lowest possible cost. Notice 99-14 (FR 02/01/99)

    Deadline: Preapplications 2/23/99, Applications 4/13/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    5-10 Arabidopsis thaliana Information Resource Project (AtIR) (NSF)

    The Biological Database Activities Program announces a special competition for an on-line resource to extend, maintain and distribute a user focused, on-line resource for biological information on Arabidopsis thaliana, termed here the Arabidopsis thaliana Information Resource (AtIR). The successful awardee of this competition will be required to incorporate and build on the existing Arabidopsis thaliana Database which continues to be an unique resource in its role as a primary repository of Arabidopsis information. (NSF 99-50)

    Deadline: 3/22/99

    5-11 Shared Instrumentation Grant (NIH)

    The National Center for Research Resources is inviting applications to purchase costly and specialized biological and biomedical research equipment to be shared by National Institutes of Health-supported investigators. Types of instruments include nuclear magnetic resonance systems, electron and confocal microscopes, mass spectrometers, protein and DNA sequencers, biosensors, X-ray diffractometers and cell sorters. PAR-99-031 (NIHG 12/24/98)

    Deadline: 3/19/99

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    Social Sciences

    5-12 Community Food and Nutrition (HHS)

    The Health & Human Services Department's Office of Community Services is inviting applications to coordinate food assistance resources for the poor, help communities identify child nutrition program sponsors and start programs in underserved areas. OCS.99.01 (FR 12/28/98)

    Deadline: 3/26/99

    5-13 Behavioral Therapy Development and Behavioral Science (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse is inviting applications to develop new and refine existing behavioral therapies for drug abuse. NIDA encourages stage 1 behavioral therapy research that involves identifying promising behavioral and cognitive theories and research relevant to treatment; generating and formulating new cognitive or behavioral therapies or modifying existing treatments based on the research; creating therapy manuals that operationally define the therapies' underlying principles; pre- or pilot-testing therapies; refining and modifying the therapies as needed. RFA-DA-99-009 (NIHG 12/24/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/29/99, Applications 4/29/99

    5-14 Research on Drug Courts (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse is soliciting applications to determine the effectiveness of drug court-mandated drug abuse treatment, including structural, process and individual factors. Under this initiative, researchers may investigate the components of drug courts, for example, mandatory drug testing, judicial monitoring of treatment progress, program compliance and graduated sanctions; study treatment interventions and approaches used; examine offender qualifications and characteristics that predict treatment success; compare different drug court approaches; compare drug court models with other models, such as community-based supervision models; and research attributes and training of judges and other staff. RFA-DA-99-008 (NIHG 12/24/98)

    Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/29/99; Applications 4/29/99

    5-15 Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing DUI Recidivism (NIH)

    The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate research that addresses the problem of recidivism among people convicted of drinking and driving offenses. This includes individuals who are apprehended for driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or related offenses such as driving after suspension for a DUI and violation of zero tolerance laws, and are either convicted or otherwise sanctioned for such illegal behavior. Applicants are encouraged to develop research applications that design, develop, implement, and/or test interventions that have the potential of preventing or reducing DUI recidivism. Such interventions may be investigator initiated and implemented in collaboration with appropriated members of judicial, administrative, and policy-making bodies specifically to test or compare their efficacy in preventing or reducing DUI recidivism or the interventions may occur naturally in society as laws, regulations, policies, and practices implemented by legally constituted bodies and may be tested for their effectiveness by researchers who use the established methodologies of studying ``natural experiments.'' PAS-99-023 (NIHG 12/04/98)

    Deadline: 3/18/99

    5-16 Community Development Work Study (HUD)

    The Housing and Urban Development Department is inviting applications to assist economically disadvantaged minority graduate students who participate in community development work-study programs and are enrolled full-time in a graduate community building academic degree program. The program provides two-year grants to support projects that place students in community development assignments that are practical and useful and will further the participating students' preparation for professional careers in community building. CFDA 14.234 (FR 01/15/99)

    Deadline: 3/19/99

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    Student

    5-17 EPA Environmental Management Fellowships (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students as part of its National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Program. The purpose is to provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences and to promote high-quality research efforts on environmental issues directly related to a student's thesis or to other school-related studies and that are in the interest of the public. Each participating EPA office or laboratory develops and sponsors projects for student research which are sufficiently narrow in scope to allow the student to complete the research by working full-time during the summer or part-time during the school year.

    Deadline: 2/20/99

    5-18 Jacob Javits Fellowships (ED)

    The Department of Education is inviting applications for Javits Fellowships for graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a Master of Fine Arts in selected fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences.Eligibility is limited to students who at the time of application have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school in academic year 1999-2000. (FR 01/20/99)

    Deadline: 3/19/99


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