Funding Bulletin - June 11, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 22)

 

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

    22-1 DEPSCoR Program (DOD)

    The Department of Defense has announced its FY 2000 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). DOD traditionally funds single investigator research proposals and, to a lesser extent, multiple investigator center of excellence research proposals. Multiple institution or multiple investigator research projects that are not fully integrated to address one focused technical issue are not normally funded. Since DEPSCoR is designed to build infrastructure, investigators can request more funding for critical research-infrastructure elements than they can for traditional, single-investigator awards. Funding for training graduate students and for acquiring or refurbishing instrumentation needed to conduct the proposed research are appropriate infrastructure expenditures. The deadlines for submission to Peter Sherwood, State of Kansas DEPSCoR Director are: Preproposals, July 6, 1999 and Proposals, July 13, 1999. The Kansas submission can contain up to 15 proposals requesting a total of $5 million. The Kansas DEPSCoR web site is: www.ksu.edu/chem/DEPSCoR. DAAD19-22-R-BAA8
    Deadline:   Preproposals 7/6/99, Proposals 7/13/99, DOD 9/10/99

    General

    22-2 Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Sciences Career Development Award (NIH)

    The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on cancer prevention, control and the population sciences. This mechanism provides support for three to five years of specialized didactic study and mentored research for individuals with a health professional or science doctoral degree wanting to make a transition to cancer prevention and control research, and for individuals already trained in cancer prevention and control who are not yet fully independent investigators. PAR-99-108 (NIHG 06/03/99)
    Deadline:   10/1/99, 2/1/00, 6/1/00

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    Agriculture

    22-3 Community-Based Forestry (Ford)

    The Ford Foundation is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for short-term organizational development grants for domestic community-based forestry projects. This planning component is the first phase of what will become a multi-year initiative. Phase One is designed to help grantees refine, or if need be, completely redefine their strategic plan and/or project concept prior to moving on to implementation. Each proposal will need to address three key aspects of the project: social, environmental and economic. The intermediate goals of the initiative are: To develop a range of community-based forestry approaches that can provide financially and ecologically sustainable opportunities for alleviating poverty, reducing inequity and improving social and economic adaptability in rural communities of the United States located amid significant forest assets; To improve nationally the design and delivery of technical assistance services for asset-building organizations focused on community forestry; To document and disseminate effective practices and outcomes of community-based forestry efforts that strengthen further the legitimacy of local community participation in the management of and benefits from public and private forest assets; and To develop and encourage the implementation of new policies at local, state, and national levels that support community-based forestry as an ecologically sound and economically viable basis for converting forest resources into community assets.
    Deadline:   7/1/99

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    Education

    22-4 Community Alliance for Math, Science & Technology Literacy (NIST)

    The Commerce Department's National Institute of Science and Technology is inviting proposals under the Community Alliance for Math, Science and Technology Literacy (CASTL) initiative to establish pilot programs that partner school boards and businesses to enhance professional development of K-12 math, science and technology teachers. The pilot program will partner local school boards, nonprofit education organizations and local business community to develop and conduct innovative professional development activities for K-12 math, science and technology teachers. Goals of the pilot are to recruit and retain more teachers; aid teachers in developing hands-on, workplace-based math, science and technology curricula; and increase communication between the education and business communities. (FR 06/01/99)
    Deadline:   7/1/99

    22-5 ESR Student Achievement Data Set Analyses (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation seeks to support studies to advance the field in appropriate use and analysis of student achievement data in systemic reform program accountability. Each proposal must provide a plan for examining the utility of the data sets to determine meaningful analyses linking assessment results across comparable tests; specify study questions and identify assessment issues relating to conducting analyses of multiple student achievement data sets within and among SI sites; describe in sufficient detail the statistical methods for conducting in-depth analyses of performance results; and discuss dissemination efforts for increasing awareness of various uses of achievement results in systemic reform programming. (NSF 99-122)
    Deadline:   9/15/99

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    Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    22-6 Support of the U.S. Chemical Industry's Technology Vision 2020 (DOE)

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) announces its intention to issue a competitive solicitation for applications for financial assistance to conduct innovative research and development. The R&D should improve energy efficiency and support the goals of Technology Vision 2020: The Chemical Industry. The Chemical Industry and the DOE have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a framework for joint research, development, and demonstration among industry, academia, and government. OIT seeks collaborative R&D projects that address priority needs that are detailed in industry-developed Technology Roadmaps and other selected topic areas. SOL DE-SC02-99CH10989 (CBD 06/07/99)
    Deadline:   8/6/99

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    Health & Life Sciences

    22-7 Neurofibromatosis Research (DOD)

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel command has announced its 1999 program to support research on neurofibromatosis, including innovative high-risk research, new investigator awards, investigator-initiated awards and clinical trials. (FGCW 05/31/99)
    Deadline:   9/15/99

    22-8 Occupational Research Agenda (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications for research on effective intervention strategies for strategies for reducing or preventing workplace injuries and illness. Research applications will focus on systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions that are ready for implementation and evaluations of interventions that already have been implemented. CDC also is interested in applications for comparative analyses of alternate interventions. Interventions could range from a regulatory or voluntary occupational safety or health standard to the change of a single specific work process, control technology or training program. CDC especially wants interdisciplinary applications that include, where appropriate, the fullest complement possible of outcome measures. Measures may include health and safety, economic or social outcomes. Announcement 99150 (05/26/99)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 6/11/99; Proposals 7/12/99

    22-9 Pilot Projects for the Protein Structure Initiative (NIH)

    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) encourages applications for research centers that will serve as pilots to examine the best approach to developing integrated structural genomics projects. This is part of the Institutes's Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), whose goal is the understanding of protein structural families, structural folds, and the relationship of structure and function. These research center projects should include all the constituent parts of structural genomics and should test strategies for large-scale high throughput structure determination by X-ray crystallography and NMR. GM-99-009 (NIHG 06/03/99)
    Deadline:   Letters of Intent 10/15/99, Applications 2/11/00

    22-10 Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research (NIH)

    The purpose of this Program Announcement is to encourage, through a new initiative, collaborative and integrative approaches to research on multifaceted biological problems. While the traditional R01 research project grant remains the backbone of NIH and NIGMS support for biomedical science, individual R01 grants may be inadequate to support larger efforts that required collaborative approaches. In some cases, individual investigators with existing R01 or R37 support, or other sources of independent funding, will need to attract and coordinate expertise in different disciplines and approaches, and may require access to specialized resources, such as computational facilities, high throughput technologies, and equipment. In order to provide a new mechanism to support such collaborative and interactive activities, this initiative will use the R24 Consortium Grant mechanism, designed for groups of currently funded investigators. Only Principal Investigators (PIs) of NIGMS-funded R01 or R37 grants with two or more years of support remaining at the time of award will be eligible to submit applications for which they will be a consortium leader for collaborative activities. PA-99-109 (NIHG 06/03/99)
    Deadline:   10/1/99, 2/1/00, 6/1/00

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    Social Sciences

    22-11 Behavioral Therapies Development (NIH)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse is seeking applications for research on behavioral therapies for drug abuse and dependence. NIDA is seeking applications for research on a broad range of therapies, including psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, family therapy, skills training, counseling and other rehabilitative therapies. PA-99-107 (NIHG 05/28/99)
    Deadline:   10/1/99, 2/1/00, 6/1/00

    22-12 Social and Environmental Interventions to Reduce HIV (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications to identify and develop social and environmental interventions to reduce HIV. Studies will aim to determine who is acquiring HIV in the community; identify and document evidence of social and environmental factors that contribute to HIV incidence; determine which social and environmental factors are amenable to specific interventions; assess the acceptability and feasibility of the identified interventions; and estimate the impact of the interventions on HIV incidence in a defined study population or geographic area. CFDA 93.941 (FR 05/28/99)
    Deadline:   8/1/99

    22-13 Intimate Partner Violence Community-Based Prevention (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications for community-based programs to prevent intimate partner violence. Competition is by law limited to nonprofit community-based organizations. CDC will fund CBOs focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence in towns, cities and rural areas. Gantees must enhance existing coordinated efforts through an established coalition to prevent intimate partner violence by providing integrated prevention and intervention and services; select a comparison community without such a coalition; and develop and implement an evaluation for cross-site analysis and pre- and post-intervention. Announcement 99133 (FR 05/26/99)
    Deadline:   7/28/99

    22-14 Anti-Domestic Violence and Trafficking in Women and Children (STATE)

    The State Department's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is inviting proposals to complement government aid in providing training and assistance to combat domestic violence and trafficking in women and children in Russia. All training and assistance should focus on police, advocacy and nongovernment organizations. Grant applicants will work with Russian and Newly Independent States crisis centers and other relevant foreign NGOs to implement training. Notice 3052 (FR 05/25/99)
    Deadline:   6/24/99

    22-15 Aggression & Interpersonal Youth Violence (CDC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 1999 funds for a cooperative agreement to identify organizations to participate in a multiple site violence prevention evaluation study. This program addresses the ``Healthy People 2000'' priority area of Violent and Abusive Behavior. The purpose of this prevention study is to determine the effectiveness of a middle school-based, social cognitive intervention to reduce violence, and to determine the impact of including a community-based intervention that complements the school-based activities. CDC is seeking applicants interested in collaborating with other recipients funded under this announcement in the development and implementation of the violence prevention evaluation study. Announcement 99067 (FR 05/25/99)
    Deadline:   7/19/99

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