Funding Bulletins - April 23, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 16)

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  • General
  • Education
  • Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • General

    16-1 Instructional Materials Development (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation is inviting preliminary proposals to develop for students instructional materials that are aligned with national standards and use real-world contexts to provide understanding of the workplace; and guides for teachers, education leaders and parents. The program especially emphasizes development of comprehensive science curricula at the middle and high school levels that focus on discipline-based courses in earth science, chemistry, physical science and life sciences or that connect science with other disciplines; early childhood education--ages three to five; standards-based modules for student research that are rich in discipline content; projects that develop student understanding of the history and nature of science, mathematics and technology; and projects that address technological literacy or school-to-career issues related to technical fields. (NSF 99-92)
    Deadline: Preapplications 5/1/99, Full Applications 8/15/99

    16-2 American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships (AIIS)

    The American Institute of Indian Studies offers a variety of fellowships for study in India. Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates in all fields of study and are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India; Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. to enable scholars specializing in South Asian studies to pursue further research in India; Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India; and Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships for practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India.
    Deadline: 7/1/99

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    Education

    16-3 Lucent K-12 Grants Program (Lucent)

    The Lucent Technologies Foundation has invited KSU to submit proposals for the Lucent K-16 Grants Program which is designed to support partnerships between colleges and universities and K-12 public schools that will lead to public school improvement. Projects should focus on one or more of the Lucent Foundation's key objectives: 1) Reform of urban schools; 2) Changing the way in which teachers enter the profession and reforming ongoing systems of professional development and teacher recognition; 3) Curriculum reform in the areas of science and math to improve K-12 teaching in order to excite students about science and math; and 4) Preparing youth for a diverse world.
    Deadline: 6/15/99

    16-4 Education Grants (TAF)

    The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) supports programs in which teachers are aiming to improve the instruction of science and math curriculum. The Toshiba America Foundation is most interested in encouraging programs, projects and activities which have the potential to improve classroom teaching and learning of science, mathematics and the science and mathematics of technology. Middle and high schools (grades 7-12), exclusively, have been targeted for the Foundation's giving program.
    Deadline: 8/1/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    16-5 Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology: Ethics and Values Studies Research on Science and Technology (NSF)

    The Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (SDEST) program contains two former NSF programs, Ethics and Values Studies, and Research on Science and Technology. It is located in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation. In SDEST, the Ethics and Values Studies (EVS) component focuses on improving knowledge of ethical and value dimensions in science, engineering, and technology. The Research on Science and Technology (RST) component focuses on improving approaches and information for decision making about science, engineering, and technology. (NSF 99-82)
    Deadline: 8/1/99

    16-6 Particulate Matter Supersites Program (EPA)

    This request for applications (RFA) solicits proposals to support development of a ``Particulate Matter (PM) Supersites'' monitoring program that will provide information of value to the atmospheric sciences, human health, and human exposure research communities. The PM Supersites Program will be implemented through individual projects in as many as five study areas of the United States. Each of these individual projects will be an ambient atmospheric measurement study which is designed to address and integrate objectives of the atmospheric sciences, health, and exposure research communities.
    Deadline: 8/4/99

    16-7 Environmental Justice: Partnerships for Communication (EPA)

    The purpose of this program is to strengthen the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) support of research aimed at achieving environmental justice for socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved populations in the U.S. One goal is to stimulate investigative efforts that attempt to address questions related to the influence of economic and social factors on the health status of individuals exposed to environmental toxicants. This component of the research program in environmental justice is designed to stimulate community outreach, training, research and education efforts that will become the catalyst for reducing exposure to environmental pollutants in underserved populations. (ES-99-005)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/7/99, Applications 7/14/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    16-8 Exploratory Research on Biosystems at the Nanoscale (NSF)

    The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation announces an initiative seeking high risk/high return, exploratory research feasibility studies on biosystems at the nanoscale. These systems may be entirely biological in origin, composites of biological and non-biological materials, or mimetics of biological systems. These systems should possess unique and useful properties conferred on them by the nanoscale of operation. Emphasis will be placed on novel phenomena and processes, new molecular architectures, molecular modeling and novel systems. NSF 99-109
    Deadline: 8/16/99

    16-9 Protein Structure and Function in Aging and Late-Life Disease (NIH)

    The National Institute on Aging invites applications for research project grants to support basic research on protein structure, function, and integrity during the aging process and in late-life disease. The goal of this RFA is to solicit applications that will examine, over the life-course, certain aspects of protein and peptide integrity that may change with age. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of protein structure and integrity of function in aging and age-related diseases is envisioned. By using a combined approach and techniques from physics, biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry and biology it should be possible to accelerate the rate of research progress to yield a greater in-depth understanding of the molecular changes in proteins that can take place in aging and in age-related diseases. RFA AG-99-005 (NIHG 04/14/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/30/99, Applications 6/23/99

    16-10 Development of Mouse Phenotypic Screens for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases (NIH)

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites research grant applications for the development of phenotypic screening methods in the mouse for heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. The purpose of the initiative is to stimulate research on the phenotypic screening of mice in order to accelerate the pace at which mice with heritable disorders that are models of human disease produced through either targeted or random mutagenesis are made available to the research community for further investigation or application. Investigators should 1) develop mouse screening and phenotype characterization protocols, particularly those that can be used for high throughput analysis of mouse phenotypes; 2) provide for the systematic validation of these screening protocols against normal inbred mouse strains and genetically altered mouse strains that approximate the disease of interest; and 3) provide for the timely dissemination of information and methodologies to the scientific community. HL-99-010 (NIHG 04/13/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/1/99, Applications 9/15/99

    16-11 Health Communication (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting applications for research on effective strategies to communicate public health information in certain priority areas. These include research on communicating the public health implications of human genetics research; transmitting recommendations and products related to vaccines, genetics and environmental health; using new communications approaches, including Web TV to communicate to different audiences; fostering social support for public health initiatives; and promoting adoption of health enhancing behaviors. Announcement 99107 (FR 04/13/99)
    Deadline: 6/30/99

    16-12 Cancer Research Grants (Pardee)

    The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation makes grants for projects for the cure and control of cancer. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.
    Deadline: Open

    16-13 Thrombosis of the Arterial and Cerebral Vasculature: New Molecular Genetic Concepts for Prevention and Treatment (NIH)

    An objective of this initiative is to establish collaborative teams of closely interacting investigators with diverse, complementary areas of expertise to elucidate the molecular genetic mechanisms of thrombosis in the arterial and cerebral vasculature. The overall goal is to stimulate innovative multidisciplinary research to expedite progress in understanding the pathogenesis of thrombosis in both the arterial and cerebral vasculature and to facilitate the application of new findings for better detection, prevention, and treatment. RFA HL-99-015 (NIHG 04/15/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/16/99, Applications 9/15/99

    16-14 Mechanistic-Based Cancer Risk Assessment Methods (NIH)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI) announce the availability of fiscal year 1999 funds for grant application for research related to mechanistic-based cancer risk assessment methods. Emphasis should be on the development of new methods and practices that reduce the uncertainties that are encountered in extrapolating from animal species to humans. Methods of development can be based on in vitro and/or in vivo animal model systems, in vitro human cell model systems, and exploratory epidemiologic approaches. A clear and unambiguous demonstration of mechanistic commonality with humans is a requirement of any method based on animal model systems. OH-99-003 (NIHG 04/15/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/26/99, Applications 7/14/99

    16-15 Education Programs in Occupational Health (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting applications for occupational safety and health education and research center training grants; and for long-term training project grants in occupational safety and health. Announcement 99041 (FR 04/09/99)
    Deadline: 7/1/99

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    Social Sciences

    16-16 Evaluation Studies on Violence Against Women (NIJ)

    The National Institute of Justice is soliciting proposals for evaluation of policies, procedures and programs that address violence against women, including family and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking and violence committed by acquaintances and strangers. (SL000337)
    Deadline: 4/2/99

    16-17 Mental Retardation Research Centers (NIH)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch (MRDD), Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC), invites research center core grant applications (P30) as part of the Institutes Mental Retardation Research Program to develop new knowledge in the field of diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Four centers may be supported in response to this Request for Applications (RFA). The primary objective of the NICHD MRRCs is to provide support and facilities for a cohesive, interdisciplinary program of research and research training in mental retardation and related aspects of human development. HD-99-004 (NIHG 04/15/99)
    Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/15/99, Applications 7/15/99

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