Funding Bulletins - April 2, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 13)

Contents

  • General
  • Agriculture
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Education
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • 13-2 Reminder to NSF Researchers

    The National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education Research Training Program (IGERT) has earlier deadlines this year than last year. Preproposals are due April 15 and invited Full Proposals are due September 7, 1999. The primary emphasis of the IGERT program is on new and innovative training of doctoral students. Projects must have a comprehensive multidisciplinary research theme. There is no institutional limit on submission of preliminary proposals that outlines the planned IGERT activity, so everyone involved in NSF disciplines is encouraged to apply. However, an institution may submit no more than two single-institution and one multi-institution invited full proposal.s. If you are invited to submit a full proposal for the September 7 deadline, please contact John Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Research, jpm@ksu.edu, 532-6195, so that he may coordinate K-State's application procedures.

    General

    13-3 Antarctic Research (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation is inviting applications to conduct research in Antarctica and perform related research and data analysis in the United States in areas including biology, ecology, climate systems, environmental research and oceanography. (NSF 99-93)
    Deadline:  6/1/99

    13-4 Lindbergh Grants (Lindbergh)

    The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation makes grants for projects that combine the interests of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh who shared the belief that true human progress depends on achieving and maintaining a critical balance between scientific and technological achievements and the preservation of the natural world. Grants are for innovative pilot projects.
    Deadline:  6/15/99

    13-5 The U.S. Southern Ocean Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program (NSF)

    The U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (U.S. GLOBEC) program is a component of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and is the U.S. component of the International GLOBEC program, a core project of the IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Program). The GLOBEC program has the goal of understanding and ultimately predicting how populations of marine animal species respond to natural and anthropogenic changes in climate. Research in the Southern Ocean (SO) indicates strong coupling between climatic processes and ecosystem dynamics via the annual formation and destruction of sea ice. The Southern Ocean GLOBEC program (SO GLOBEC) will investigate the dynamic relationship between physical processes and ecosystem responses through identification of critical parameters that affect the distribution, abundance and population dynamics of target species. (NSF 99-100)
    Deadline:  6/15/99

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    Agriculture

    13-6 Pulp and Paper Industry Research (TAPPI)

    Seed grants are awarded by the TAPPI Foundation for proposals for innovative, fundamental research which exhibits high potential for positive impact on the pulp and paper industry. Investigators who are new to the pulp and paper industry are especially encouraged to participate.
    Deadline:  6/20/99

    13-7 Pest Management Alternatives Research (USDA)

    Proposals are invited from USDA for competitive grant awards under the Special Research Grants Program, Pest Management Alternatives Program: Addressing Food Quality Protection Act Issues for Fiscal Year 1999. This program addresses anticipated changes in pest management on food, feed, livestock, and ornamental commodities resulting from implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. Projects should: 1) Identify and develop replacement or mitigation technologies for pesticides included on EPA's priority list and/or 2) Develop crop profiles summarizing practices for specific commodities (including livestock and ornamentals). (FR 03/30/99)
    Deadline:  6/1/99

    13-8 Potato Research (USDA)

    The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Special Research Grants Program, Potato Research. This grant program will support potato research that focuses on varietal development/testing. Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support or complement the development of improved varieties. (FR 03/30/99)
    Deadline:  5/14/99

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    Arts & Humanities

    13-9 English Language Enrichment (USIA)

    The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals to conduct a four-week homestay-based English language enrichment and cultural orientation program for secondary school students from the Newly Independent States. The program provides language enrichment to prepare students for an academic year in the United States beginning next fall. The grantee will be asked to interact with organizations already funded to recruit and select students, arrange for travel and organize the four-week homestays. E/PY-99-44 (FR 03/23/99)
    Deadline:  4/26/99

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    Education

    13-10 Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers (ED)

    The Education Department is seeking applications to build courses and curricula into professional development programs for teachers and other personnel on appropriate and effective instruction and assessment methods and resources specific to limited English proficient students. The program focuses on development of coursework to prepare teachers or other education personnel who expect to serve LEP students but who may not become bilingual specialists. (FR 03/29/99)
    Deadline:  4/15/99

    13-11 Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (ED)

    The Department of Education is announcing the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology program which provides grants to consortia that are helping future teachers become proficient in the use of modern learning technologies. ED provides one-year capacity building grants to prepare to implement teacher preparation activities; three-year implementation grants to organizations ready to put activities in place; and three-year catalyst grants for regional and national partnerships with track records for a variety of possible demonstration and technical assistance activities. (FR 03/29/99)
    Deadline:  6/4/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    13-12 Opportunities to Participate in the New Millennium Program Earth Observing - 1 Mission Instrument Performance Evaluation & Data Validation (NASA)

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) of the Department of the Interior (DOI) announce the joint solicitation of proposals for scientific investigations to validate the NASA New Millennium Program's (NMP) Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) mission technologies and to assess EO-1 spectral imaging for science and applications research. Proposals to address the following objectives are solicited: 1) to evaluate the selected EO-1 technologies with respect to their ability to meet the needs for future Landsat-class observations at reduced cost and with enhanced quality; 2) to evaluate space-based imaging spectrometers for potential future NASA and USGS scientific, applied, and commercial uses of hyperspectral data; and 3) to evaluate the implications for data correction and calibration of new ways of conducting missions such as: formation flying with other satellites, approaches to inter-satellite and lunar calibrations and atmospheric correction, and autonomous navigation/instrument operation. NRA-99-OES-01
    Deadline:  6/17/99

    13-13 Innovative Ways of Treating Spills of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats in Inland Aquatic Environments (EPA)

    This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits proposals that focus on the development of innovative, biologically based methods for the treatment of vegetable oil spills on inland waterways. Emphasis should be on the development of new methods that reduce the uncertainties associated with cleanup and the toxic response of the aquatic community. A clear and unambiguous demonstration of the removal mechanism should be a part of the proposed study
    Deadline:  5/7/99

    13-14 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE)

    The Energy Department's Office of Biological and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for experimental and theoretical study of radiation and clouds in conjunction with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program. Most awards will support renewals. Notice 99-16 (FR 03/23/99)
    Deadline:  Preapplications 4/12/99, Applications 6/7/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    13-15 Future Leader Awards (ILSI)

    The North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) 2000/2001 Future Leader Awards will be given to promising nutrition and food scientists, to allow these investigators the opportunity to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science. Nominees must have received the doctoral degree within the past seven years.
    Deadline:  6/4/99

    13-16 The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarkers Validation Laboratories (NIH)

    The Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites applications for cooperative agreements to establish a national Network that will have the responsibility for the development, evaluation, and validation of biomarkers for earlier cancer detection and risk assessment. The purpose of the Network is to establish a scientific consortium of investigators, academic as well as industrial, with resources for basic, translational, and clinical research. The consortium will have three main components--Biomarkers Developmental Laboratories, Biomarkers Validation Laboratories and Clinical/Epidemiologic Centers. CA-99-008 (NIHG 03/16/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/11/99, Applications 7/16/99

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    Social Sciences

    13-17 Research on Child Neglect (NIH)

    The purpose of this five-year research grant program is to enhance our understanding of the etiology, extent, services, treatment, management, and prevention of child neglect. This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to stimulate the development of programs of child neglect research at institutions that currently have strong research programs in related areas (e.g., child development, injury prevention, developmental neurobiology, child abuse, substance abuse, population research, craniofacial and dental public health, health services) but are not engaged in extensive research focusing on child neglect. A second goal of this RFA is to bring the expertise of researchers from the child health, education, and juvenile justice fields into the child neglect research field and to promote their collaborations with each other and with child neglect and child abuse researchers. OD-99-006 (NIHG 03/16/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/15/99, Applications 9/14/99

    13-18 Research, Evaluation, Development, and Demonstration Projects (DOJ)

    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) requests proposals for research, evaluation, development, and demonstration projects to: 1) develop, demonstrate, and test innovative stress prevention or treatment programs for State or local law enforcement and/or correctional personnel and their families; 2) conduct research on the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of stress experienced by correctional or law enforcement officers and their families, or to evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement and/or correctional officer stress prevention or treatment programs; 3) develop, demonstrate, and test effective ways to change law enforcement or correctional agency policies, practices, and organizational culture to ameliorate stress experienced by law enforcement and correctional officers and their families. (FR 03/11/99)
    Deadline:  6/14/99

    13-19 Research in State and Community Tobacco Control Interventions (NIH)

    The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to stimulate research on new or existing tobacco control interventions relevant to state and community tobacco control programs. This will be achieved by supporting research on innovative tobacco prevention and control interventions at the community, state, or multi-state level. The results of this research will guide tobacco control programs across and the Nation, in order to increase program effectiveness and produce real reductions in the prevalence of tobacco use. CA-99-001 (NIHG 02/11/99)
    Deadline:  Letters of Intent 6/18/99, Applications 7/23/99

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