October 15, 1999 (Vol. 8, No. 37)
Sue Maes, Senior Development Officer, in conjunction with the Office of
Research and Sponsored Programs, International Programs, and International
Agriculture, is hosting two grant workshops October 25, 1999 in Waters
1:30 P.M. USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants
Former grant reviewers and grant recipients will be in attendance to offer
tips and share insights. Information from the USDA grants conference held
October 14 in Orlando, FL, will also be presented.
3:00 P.M. FIPSE Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education
Arlo Biere, Agricultural Economics, current recipient of a North American
Mobility grant, will describe his experiences with this grant program and
answer audience questions.
To reserve space for either/both workshops, call ECC, 532-7041, or e-mail
Bev Page, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Information Agency announces an open competition for
an assistance award for proposals that encourage the growth of democratic
institutions in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Exchanges and training
programs should enhance institutional partnerships and they should offer
practical information to individuals and groups to assist them with their
professional and volunteer responsibilities. Programs should address the
following themes: Women's Leadership Programs; Women's Political Leadership
Programs; Professional and Business Associations Programs; Content-Based
Internet Training; Post-Election Training for Duma Staffers; Prevention
of Trafficking in Women and Girls; Distance Learning in the Field of Business
Management; Public Library Reform; and Caucasus Regional Cooperation. E/PN-00-09
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation
offers American Fellowships to support women doctoral candidates completing
dissertations, scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave,
or summer/short-term funding for preparing completed research for publication.
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching
experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service
in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has five initiatives through
which challenge grants are awarded: 1) Conservation Education; 2) Fisheries
Conservation and Management; 3) Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation;
4) Wetlands and Private Lands; and 5) Wildlife and Habitat Management.
Grants in these initiatives generally fall in one or more of the following
areas: habitat protection and restoration; species conservation--applied
conservation; applied research and policy development; education; and training
for natural resource professionals.
37-4 Corn Board Research (Corn Board)
The Nebraska Corn Board has announced priorities for the 2000-2001 research
program: Value-added initiatives; Extremophiles; Organic acids--fermentation
and recovery; Ethanol fermentation and recovery; Corn genome; Dry mill
transitions from ethanol to higher value fermentation products; Statewide
dryland corn production.
USAID/Madagascar invites qualified U.S. organizations and institutions
to submit applications to conduct a program in support of improved economic
analysis for decision making in Madagascar. Together with the program in
support of improved public information and dialogue, the economic analysis
program is aimed at promoting more informed public participation in economic
and legal issues in Madagascar. SOL Madagascar 687-99-P-024
The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) funds research dealing with topics
designated by member companies as research priorities. MSI supports research
with the potential for application by managers as well as more basic or
exploratory work. No one approach or methodology is favored over another
as long as the form is appropriate to the objectives of the research. Work
dealing with global issues and cross-disciplinary work building on theories,
research results, and methods from disciplines of relevance to marketing
are strongly encouraged.
This program is a Special Focus competition of FIPSE to support projects
addressing a particular problem area or improvement approach in postsecondary
education. The competition also includes an invitational priority to support
the formation of educational consortia of American, Canadian and Mexican
institutions to encourage cooperation in the coordination of curricula,
the exchange of students and the opening of educational opportunities throughout
North America. There will be a grant workshop for this program October
25, 3:00, 137 Waters Hall (see first bulletin entry). CFDA 84.116N (FR
Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
37-8 Dynamic Modeling of Landscaping Evolution (DOD)
The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL) requires
the validation of 3D concept research, to include: 1) apply the Channel-Hillslope
Integrated Landscape Development geomorphic simulation tool to the Wildcat
Creek watershed on Fort Riley, Kansas, and demonstrate its utility for
predicting the 3D location of potential archaeological sites based on the
depth-age relationships of different geomorphic settings; 2) demonstrate
the benefits and effectiveness of three-dimensional geomorphic simulation
approaches to predictive archaeological modeling compared to traditional
two-dimensional modeling based only on known distributions of surface archaeological
sites; and 3) demonstrate the potential transferability of this approach
to other DoD/DoE facilities where training and testing impacts are three-dimensional.
ASHRAE is pleased to solicit proposals for four new research projects.
Topics are: Thermal Comfort Models and `Call-Out' (Complaint) Frequencies;
Leakage of Ducted Air Terminal Connections; Guidelines on the Use of CFD
for Indoor Environmental Modeling; and Development of a Draft Method of
Test for Determined Grease Removal Efficiencies.
Health & Life Sciences
The American Federation for Aging Research provides up to $50,000 for a
one- to two-year award to junior faculty to do research that will serve
as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators
study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes
of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis,
the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of
nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Emerging Infectious Diseases program funds
awards in Molecular Parasitology, Malaria, and Molecular Pathogenic Mycology.
Both Scholar and New Investigator Awards are made in Molecular Parasitology.
Only one candidate for each award can be nominated from KSU. New Initiatives
in Malaria Research offers two award types. Four year awards support studies
that bring new ways of thinking and new experimental approaches to malaria
research. Two year awards are intended to support feasibility studies and
pilot work that will underpin higher-risk projects in malaria, or to support
investigators from other fields who are reorienting their research to malaria.
Two candidates may be nominated for either award type. Molecular Pathogenic
Mycology supports Scholar Awards and New Investigator Awards. Only one
person can be nominated for each award type. If you wish to nominate a
faculty member for any of these awards, please contact John Murray, Interim
Associate Vice Provost for Research, 532-6195, by November 1. Dr. Murray
will coordinate the nominations procedure.
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to support basic
research on molecular and genetic aspects of pathogenesis of, and host
immune/defense responses to, the following bacterial pathogens: Bacillus
anthracis, Tersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, Coxiella burnetii,
or Brucella species. It is hoped that research from funded projects will
be used to devise appropriate defense strategies that can be implemented
shortly before or soon after bioterrorist acts. AI-00-004 (NIHG 10/05/99)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/10/99, Applications 1/19/00
37-13 Dibner Institute Fellows (Dibner)
The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology invites
applications to its two fellowship programs for the academic year 2000-2001:
the Senior Fellows program and the Postdoctoral Fellows program. The Institute's
primary mission is to support advanced research in the history of science
and technology, across a wide variety of areas and a broad spectrum of
topics and methodologies. The Institute favors projects that address events
dating back thirty years or more. All Dibner Fellows are expected to reside
in the Cambridge/Boston area during the terms of their grants, to participate
in the activities of the Dibner Institute community, and to present their
current work once during their fellowship appointments.
The Population Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive
health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve
a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.
The Council awards fellowships for advanced training in population studies,
including demography and public health, in combination with a social science
discipline, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography. Proposals
must deal with the developing world. Awards are available for predoctoral
training, postdoctoral training, and in-residence training at the Population
Council for postdoctoral or midcareer level applicants.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is currently in the process
of developing a Decision Support System (DSS) for implementation in next-generation
tactical aircraft. It is envisioned that the DSS will provide three levels
of support. First, the DSS will dynamically reconfigure the cockpit displays
and controls such that only those functions required for the current tasks
will be provided (i.e., adaptive pilot-vehicle interface). Second, the
DSS will provide the course-of-action options available to the pilots at
the decision points in the tactical missions. Third, the DSS will temporarily
automate secondary flight tasks during periods of high pilot workload so
the pilots can focus on the mission-critical tasks (i.e., adaptive automation).
SOL N00421-99-R-1696 (CBD 09/07/99)
The National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities
and Women in the Physical Sciences offers a six year doctoral fellowship
program in Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science,
Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and subdisciplines. Applicants must be
U.S. citizens, undergraduate seniors or degree possessing students who
have been out of school at least one year, or Master's degree students
at institutions that don't offer the PhD in the student's discipline. Underrepresented
minorities are: African American; Hispanic; Native American Indian, Eskimo,
Aleut; Pacific Islander, and/or female.
37-17 Student Cancer Research Awards (KSU)
The Center for Basic Cancer Research offers awards each academic year to
undergraduate students studying in a health-related degree program at KSU.
The research award pays $500 to the winning student and $500 to the laboratory
sponsoring the student's research. With a faculty sponsor, the student
should design a research project in cancer research, which is defined broadly.
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R. W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research &
Dean of the Graduate School
John P. Murray, Interim Associate Vice Provost
Ruth Bennett, Secretary
Paul Lowe, Director, PreAward Services
Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
Kathy Tilley, Lisa Duer, Carole Lovin, Rex Goff,
Information Specialist & Editor
Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use, and Biosafety
Gerald P. Jaax, Research Compliance Officer
Roberta Johnson, Secretary
Sue Peterson, R. W. Trewyn
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