Funding Bulletin - June 18, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 23)
- The AOL Rural Telecommunications Leadership Awards recognize and promote exceptional achievement in rural community development resulting from the deployment and use of advanced telecommunications. The AOL Foundation is sponsoring the awards and the National Center for Small Communities is administering the awards. To be eligible, community leaders must demonstrate that they haven enhanced rural telecommunications, through a public-private partnership, in a community with a population of 10,000 or less. Applications can also come from regional public-private partnerships that serve a collection of communities, each with populations of 10,000 or less. All efforts must show how enhancing rural telecommunications has invigorated the community or region in demonstrable ways. An award will be made in each of the following categories: Community Capacity Building; Infrastructure Technology; Policy; Telecommunications Applications; and Youth Development.
- Deadline: 7/7/99
23-2 Staples Inc. (Staples)
- Staples Inc., through its charitable contributions program, awards grants in the area of education. Staples focuses on the broad category of job skill training for underprivileged youth, who for reasons of economic deprivation, handicaps, race or sex have not had access to rewarding education experiences.
- Deadline: Open
- The Department of Defense has announced the release of the FY99.2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation. Small high technology firms are encouraged to submit proposals to DOD for R&D projects with military and commercial applications. This solicitation contains over 250 R&D topics under which DOD is seeking proposals--topics from the Army, Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
- Deadline: 8/11/99
23-4 NASA Small Business Innovation Research Program (NASA)
- The NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is designed to provide small business with opportunities to compete for federal research and development awards and to stimulate commercialization of the resulting technology. The NASA SBIR 99-1 technical topics and subtopics support the NASA strategic enterprises of Aero-Space Technology; Human Exploration and Development of Space; Earth Science; and Space Science. In addition, topics are included for new thrust areas which support more than one strategic enterprise.
- Deadline: 7/14/99
23-5 Small Business Innovation Research Grants (USDA)
- USDA has announced a solicitation for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants Program. Research to be supported is in the following topic areas: 1) Forests and Related Resources; 2) Land Production and Protection; 3) Animal Production and Protection; 4) Air, Water and Soils; 5) Food Science and Nutrition; 6) Rural and Community Development; 7) Aquaculture; 8) Industrial Applications; and 9) Marketing and Trade. (FR 05/21/99)
- Deadline: 9/2/99
Arts & Humanities
23-6 Creative Capital Grants (CCF)
- Creative Capital is a new, national organization designed to support artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing and media arts, and in other new emerging art fields. In each discipline the Foundation's focus will be on work that challenges traditional content and form. Visual arts includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photo-based and craft-based contemporary works, and conceptual arts. Performing arts includes the production of dance, music theater, experimental opera, performance and theater art. Media arts includes the production of original experimental film/video, experimental documentary, animation or narrative work in all formats. New/Emerging Fields includes the development of computer-based artworks, digital sound environments, interactive installations, and interdisciplinary work.
- Deadline: 8/16/99
23-7 Coca-Cola Foundation Education Grants (CCF)
- The Coca-Cola Foundation focuses on helping others through education, by offering scholarships, helping build schools and libraries and donating books. The foundation aims to provide youth with education opportunities and support systems to be knowledgeable about the world around them and to enable them to give back to the community. They also encourage grantees to develop new solutions to the countless problems that impede our educational system today, as well as support effective programs already in place. The foundation's education focus has three main areas: higher education, classroom teaching and learning, and global education. Programs that foster global understanding, enrich lives through art, encourage children to stay in school, train and support those who lack sufficient opportunity and link higher education to younger students are supported.
- Deadline: Open
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is releasing a DRAFT Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for community review and comment for the next missions in the Small Explorer (SMEX) program. Selections of proposals through the final AO, once released, are intended to provide two mission launches by July 2004. A Mission of Opportunity may also be selected. The science objectives covered by this AO include those in the currently defined Office of Space Science themes of the Astronomical Search for Origins and Planetary Systems; the Sun-Earth Connection; and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe.
- Deadline: N/A
- The Department of Energy announces its interest in receiving applications for federal assistance to assist U.S. manufacturing industries in research, development, and demonstration projects on advanced sensor and control technologies. Each project must: 1) meet the high priority needs identified in the eight Industries of the Future (IOF) technology roadmaps. Roadmaps have been issued for each of the following eight IOF's: agriculture, aluminum, chemical forest products, glass, metalcasting, mining, and steel; 2) have wide applicability across the IOF industries; and 3) improve energy efficiency and productivity as well as reduce the impact of U.S. manufacturing industries on the environment through a reduction in the generation of wastes and pollutants. DE-SC02-99CH10999 (FR 06/11/99)
- Deadline: 8/20/99
- EPA is soliciting grant proposals under the Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention (EJP2) grant program. This program promotes pollution prevention approaches that address environmental justice concerns in affected ommunities. The grant funds support: 1) local environmental, environmental justice, and community grassroots organizations, as well as tribal governments; 2) national and regional organizations working in partnership with local organizations, or tribal governments; 3) state and local governments; and (4) academic institutions. The FY 1999 EJP2 grant program supports the use of pollution prevention approaches to address the environmental problems of minority and low-income communities and Federally recognized tribes. This grant program is designed to fund projects that have a direct impact on affected communities. (FR 06/09/99)
- Deadline: 8/12/99
23-11 Weather Forecast Research (NOAA)
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for collaborative research between academic and NOAA scientists to improve weather forecast and warning capabilities. Priorities include quantitative precipitation estimation and forecasting; flash flood and probabilistic river predication; prediction of seasonal-to-interannual and decadal climate variability; prediction of tropical cyclones near landfall; prediction of marine conditions; the effect of topography on local weather regimes; locally hazardous weather; and conditions conducive for the rapid development of wildfires.
- Deadline: 10/1/99
23-12 Research on Violence Against Indian Women (NIJ)
- The National Institute of Justice is inviting proposals to conduct research on violence-against-women issues among Native American women. Proposed study areas include development of culturally appropriate instruments for measuring prevalence and incidence of violence against American Indian women; enforcing provisions of the Violence Against Women Act in tribal courts; factors affecting the safety of Indian women in P.L. 280 states; effectiveness of batterer re-education; level of shelter services provided; patterns of abuse; and the impact of domestic violence training on tribal response to violence. SL000359 (FR 06/10/99)
- Deadline: 7/9/99
23-13 Short-Term Social Policy Research (HHS)
- The Health and Human Services Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is inviting applications for short-term policy research related to outcomes of welfare reform initiatives. Research issues include participation decisions; the effects of business cycles on the regional level on entry and exit from temporary assistance; different impacts of participation or non-participation on individual and family well-being; how quickly welfare recipients may become self-sufficient; and what happens to the individuals who leave the rolls. (FR 06/11/99)
- Deadline: 7/26/99
23-14 Women with Psychiatric, Substance Abuse Disorders (SAMHSA)
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for a collaborative study of homeless women with psychiatric, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders and their dependent children. This study is intended to provide knowledge for policy and practice, to provide services. It will be a time-limited, multifaceted two-phased intervention. (FR 06/07/99)
- Deadline: 8/11/99
23-15 Innovation Grants Competition (Merrill Lynch)
- The Merrill Lynch Forum is sponsoring its Innovation Grants Competition for a second year. Grants are awarded to Ph.D. students in the liberal arts, the physical, natural and social sciences and engineering, who can best explain the commercial application of their dissertation topic. This program is an effort to encourage and reward creative entrepreneurial thinking.
- Deadline: 9/15/99
- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provide National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) to individuals for research training in specified area of biomedical and behavioral research to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be available to adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas and fields to meet the nation's mental health, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and alcoholism research needs. As such, this program is intended to provide a mechanism to train future generations of outstanding scientists committed to pursuing a career in mental health, drug abuse, and/or alcohol abuse and alcoholism research. Applicants must have received, as of the activation date or the award, a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in a program leading to a research doctorate such as the Ph.S. or D.Sc., or a combined clinical and research degree such as M.D./Ph.D., by the proposed fellowship activation date. Research training applied toward preparation of a dissertation is permitted. PA-99-017 (NIHG 11/19/98)
- Deadline: 8/5/99, 12/5/99